Volume 2 – 1998

by  Janne Nilsson Overall view of the vignette   This somewhat cute figurine comes from Phoenix, and is a rendition in white metal to a scale of 80mm. Flesh parts of the figure (which as you can see ”Flesh parts of the figure”cover almost the whole figure) were painted in […]


by Janne Nilsson This vignette was built around an injection moulded figure from Dragon in 1/35 scale. This one was built for a magazine article describing basic figure painting. Flesh parts were painted in artist oils and Humbrol enamels, the rest in Humbrol. The base were created with pieces of […]


by Joachim Smith The Spitfire PR Mk XIX is, in my opinion, the most beautiful aeroplane ever built; certainly she is the most well-proportioned of the Spitfire breed, without ugly bumps and gun barrels defacing her harmonious shape, the overall PRU blue livery emphasising her elegant lines My own fascination […]

Modelling the Spitfire PR Mk XIX

by Joachim Smith  S31 – Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX The Spitfire PR Mk XIX was the last of the specialised photo reconnaissance Spits and the only one with a Griffon engine, being delivered to the RAF from mid-1944 to shortly after the end of WWII. Classic Charles Brown photo […]

Spitfire PR Mk XIX in Detail

Pictures and model by Janne Nilsson Text by Martin Waligorski In October 1997 issue of The Magazine, Janne Nilsson presented this very model. The kit was Hasegawa 1/48th scale Vought F4U-4 Corsair, built out-of-the-box. Janne thinks that building the aircraft kit out-of-the-box is perfectly acceptable, but he always tries to […]

F4U-4 Corsair Diorama

by  Janne Nilsson   The 100-years’ War brought several large battles to the French soil. Many of them count today as merely clashes, but some were historical events which determined the outcome of entire campaigns. One such battle took place at Crezy in 1346. Louis de Never took part on […]

Louis de Never

by Rick Kent Does the Fw 190 need any introduction? Well… The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 still is widely regarded as Germany’s best fighter. When it appeared on the Channel Front in 1942, it was more than a match for the contemporary Spitfires. At one time in 1942, desperate plans were […]

Focke-Wulf Fw 190

by Michael Scalingi 11 o’clock view of Mike’s S31In conjunction with the kit survey for Spitfire PR Mk XIX (in August issue of The Magazine – Ed.) I want to point out that there is one other avenue a modeller could take to model a 1/32 scale PR Mk XIX. […]

Building a Large-Scale S31 Spitfire

by Martin Waligorski Let me say it clearly from the beginning. I was very happy to see the new Revell/ProModeler kit of Spitfire Mk V on the shelves of my local hobby shop. I was even more glad to hear that the moulds are completely new. I was almost ecstatic […]

Pro Modeller, Amateur Toolmaker

10th Anniversary of first flight by Fredrik Zetterberg, Euroavia Stockholm Photos courtesy of SAAB Aerospace Enlish version, see below !  Klockan 12.22, den nionde september 1988, lyfte den första prototypen till JAS39 Gripen för första gången. JAS39 Gripen är det första flygplanet ur den fjärde generationen i tjänst. Dessutom är […]

JAS Gripen

by Michael Scalingi Building the Saab’s first jet ever A couple of years ago, a modelling buddy gave me Heller’s 1/72nd model of the Saab J 21A fighter (knowing that I liked Swedish subjects). He said ”see what you can do with that!” Well it sat on my kit shelf […]

Converting Heller’s SAAB J21A to J21R

Photos by Stephan Voellings Text by Martin Waligorski Introduction Mig29 in Luftwaffe markingsThe Mig-29 is considered to be the first Russian aircraft comparable in quality of design to those in the west. It first became operational in early 1985 and since then has been exported to a number of countries. […]

Mikoyan & Gurevich Mig-29A Fulcrum in Detail

by Janne Nilsson     Min Swiss Mercenary är en 120mm figur från Verlinden. Figuren byggdes i princip direkt ur lådan. Endast några mindre förbättringar gjordes. Lederna på fingarna markerades ut genom att rista med en vass kniv. Ett ärr i ansiktet ristades in och rynkor och i pannan likaså. […]

Swiss Mercenary

by Janne Nilsson The Panzerkampfwagen III represented, along its contemporary Panzerkampfwagen IV a giant leap in the design of tanks. These were the vehicles the new German military leaders such as Guderian wanted to develop the Blitzkrieg tactics, which showed to be so devastatingly succesful during the first war years… […]

Modelling Tamiya’s Panzer III L

by Anders Nowotny Helsingborgs Modellbyggarförening, Sweden The origin of SAAB Safir If you have the Heller 1/72 SAAB Safir in stock there is now the possibility to build the experimental aircraft SAAB 201 or a Safir A. This is due to a newly released conversion kit from Broplan of Poland. […]

Backdating Heller’s SAAB Safir to SAAB 201 Experimental Aircraft