Mark E.Young, Jr. IPMS/USA 5494 & Scott M.Head IPMS/USA 32841 Murphys Lag Allt som kan gå fel gör det också. Mackowskis Lag om tappade smådelar Sannolikheten för att tappa en liten del ner på golvet är omvänt proportionell till delens storlek. Sannolikheten för att tappa en liten del ner på […]

The Indominable Laws of Modelling

by Martin Waligorski As a modeller returning to the hobby after several years’ inactivity, I found a whole new world of research about aircraft colors. During the seventies, every Luftwaffe aircraft model could be painted PLM 70/71/65 ”for accuracy”, and RAF Sky was still referred to as Duck Egg Blue […]

Notes About Luftwaffe Colors

Of pre-World War II period and 1939 campaign by Martin Waligorski Some modellers on the web asked me before about Polish pre-war and World War II aircraft camouflage colors. The question is interesting as almost all previously released models of Polish aircraft – like Revell or Heller P.11, or Heller […]

Notes About Polish Air Force Colors

 by Martin Waligorski The problem with Yak fighters Some modellers asked me before through the net about the Soviet Yakovlev Yak-1 fighter, its variants, camouflage and general info. This little article describes what I could find out about the subject. Surprisingly little is known about the Yak fighters in western […]

The Confusion About Yak-1

by Mark Wlodarczyk   This essay is part of a larger work on the Japanese Nakajima Ki-43 ”Oscar” fighter airplane, soon to be published in Polish by AJ Press in the ”Monografie Lotnicze” book series. An English translation will hopefully follow soon. The ”Oscar” was the Imp. Japanese Army’s main […]

IJA Type 1 Fighter Nakajima Hayabusa (Oscar)

av Mattias Linde Modellen föreställer en Speeder Bike ur filmen Jedins Återkomst. Fordonet användes av Imperiets scouttrupper på planeten Endor. Modellen är ungefär i skala 1/10. I filmen Aliens färdades marinsoldaterna till planeten LV 426 med det här militära fraktskeppet, USS SULACO. Modellen är i skala 1/2400 vilket betyder att […]

Sci-fi modeller av Mattias Linde

by Martin Waligorski Introduction Airfix 1/72 Spitfire kit is very easily available. You can buy it in many toy shops. It’s cheap – probably one of the cheapest plastic models your money can buy. Airfix has tooled Spitfire Mk I in 1980. The molds were based on their earlier Spitfire […]

Modelling Airfix Spitfire in 1/72nd Scale

by Martin Waligorski Photos: Martin Waligorski Messerschmitt Bf 110, first envisaged in 1934 as Germany’s strategic fighter – Zerstörer, was destined to serve with the Luftwaffe throughout the war, in spite of the very apparent obsolescence in the later years of the conflict. Actually, in 1941 the production of Bf […]

Messerschmitt Bf-110 G in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Could IPMS Stockholms’ web site do without a Bf-109 walkaround? Of course not, so here it is… I took the pictures at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C. during my visit in Autumn 1996. The Bf-109 featured is an early series G-6 with framed canopy […]

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6 in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Photos: Martin Waligorski Messerschmitt Bf 109 is probably the most popular of all aircraft among plastic modellers. A couple of months ago, I wrote on these pages: Could IPMS Stockholm’s web site do without a decent Bf 109 walkaround? Of course not… So, here we go again […]

Messerschmitt Bf-109 E in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Photos: Martin Waligorski First conceived in 1937 as a second-generation successor to the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 featured a number of radical innovations. After prolonged initial teething troubles the Fw 190 became a true workhorse of the Luftwaffe, serving in variety of roles until the […]

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Photos: Martin Waligorski Westland Lysander might not have been a successful combat machine, but it’s very distinctive and graceful shape make it both unique and interesting. The Lysander was something of a bridge between old and new, the biplane and monoplane era, the classic and modern way […]

Westland Lysander in Detail

by Martin Waligorski The elegant Fairey Battle presented an approach to the bomber design which was attempted several times during the pre-war period. The idea was to produce a bomber which could exceed it’s contemporary fighters in speed and performance. When Battle first flew in 1935, it was certainly much […]

Fairey Battle in Detail

by Martin Waligorski Photos: Martin Waligorski Many of the British aircraft designs of the late 1930s presented an innovative approach to aerial warfare, and in a some cases these concepts proved to be painfully wrong. This is especially true for the turreted fighter concept, which materialised in two operational types, […]

Boulton Paul Defiant in Detail

by Janne Nilsson   Created by the Swedish sculptor Jocke Lindman this awesome 1/1 scale hatching Velociraptor was a one-piece resin casting. I airbrushed the model in Tamiya colors. Details such as eyes and claws were hand-painted using Humbrol enamels. The nest were made of real straw. The setting depicts […]

Jurasic Park’s Velociraptor