Volume 5 – 2001

by Martin Waligorski Photos: Martin Waligorski Everyone’s favourite Many aircraft historians would agree that the only pre-war German aircraft type not matched by the Allies throughout the entire conflict was the lightweight Fieseler Fi 156 Storch. Popular among the Germans, their allies as well as their counterparts, the Fi 156 […]

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch in Detail

No. 26 by Mats Hammar                         ”No 220 volt outlet! I’ll need to borrow a can from graffiti painters to make it ready for IPMS Open…”     This article was originally published in IPMS Stockholm Magazine in April […]

Arne (the Model Builder)

World’s first jet makes a tiny model in 1/72nd scale by Martin Waligorski To be honest, I am particularly fond of the model photos presented here: for once, I effectively managed to disguise the scale of my creations! What appears to be the full scale aircraft on the picture below […]

Small is Beautiful

Building the Halcyon 1/9th scale Alien with base and egg by Ingemar Caisander Background This is a model of the alien creatures featured in the well-known James Cameron movie ”Aliens”, released in 1986. Most of you probably have seen some/all of these movies (as of today a total of three […]

Creating an Alien

No. 27 by Mats Hammar      ”I need a tube of filler, Humbrol No. 63 Flesh and Tamiya’s new M8! Hurry on, I’m carrying out the garbage!”     This article was originally published in IPMS Stockholm Magazine in May 2001.

Arne (the Model Builder)

The Classic US Medium Tank in Winter Camouflage by Anders Isaksson   The Sherman medium tank was the major AFV of the Allied forces in World War II. With more than 55.000 produced in all versions it was used on every major front throughout the war and beyond. The five […]

M4 Sherman

by Martin Waligorski The Hawker Hart and its many derivations, the Demon, Audax, Hardy, Hind, Osprey and Hector must have been the multi-role aircraft of the 1930s. Constructed by Sydney Camm, the prototype Hart flew for the first time in 1928 with production machines reaching RAF service in 1930. A […]

Hawker Hart in Detail

Building Dragon’s Kit of the Russian Main Battle Tank by Mikael Isaksson History of the T-80 At the beginning of the 80’s, a new Soviet main battle tank was to be developed from the T-72 concept. Having solved the technical problems with the automatic loader that was installed on the […]


The P-47 Thunderbolt of the Fuerza Aerea de Chile (FACH)  by Peter Ibes, IPMS Netherlands   The end of war and the advent of the jet fighter did not mean the end of the career of one of the most famous American fighters of World War 2, the P-47 Thunderbolt. […]

South American ’Jug’

by Göran Nordin   I was quite surprised when a fellow modeller more experienced than myself approached me at one of our club meetings and asked (a rookie like me) how I had managed to get my Chieftain Mk.5 so muddy and weathered. He also inquired whether I would like […]

Hit The Dirt, Modellers!

by Martin Waligorski In the first part of this article (click here for part one ) I described a few techniques to produce scale markings by painting rather then decals. I have also shown examples from my own modelling table, where these techniques coupled with a bit of patience produced […]

Don’t Rely On Decals, Part Two

by Martin Waligorski This article describes a few techniques I have tried and used to paint markings on scale models. I hope to show that you don’t need to rely solely on decals for giving that final touch to your model. In fact, many types of markings can be easily […]

Don’t Rely On Decals, Part One

The esoteric Pfalz Dr. I text and photos by Martin Waligorski model by Anders Bruun The very first Pfalz aircraft built were license-production Morane-Saulnier planes, the Type L parasol and the Type H, which became the Pfalz E series. These early Pfalz productions soon proved to be of inadequate performance, […]

Triplane Craze

text by Martin Waligorski construction details based on discussion Forum postings by Andreas Herbst photos by Anders Isaksson & Martin Waligorski     Sd.Kfz 251/1 Stuka Zu Fuss After the Battle of France in 1940, the J.Gast KG factory in Berlin were ordered to develop a launcher for the Wurfgerät […]

Stuka Zu Fuss!

Modelling an all-wing bomber design by Ingemar Caisander History that never happened The Arado Ar E.555 started out in late 1943 as an all-wing project intended to meet the RLM requirement of a high speed jet bomber capable of carrying a bomb load of at least 4000 kg and with […]

The flying wing of the Luftwaffe