orienteering in Tirol (Wipptal)

Back in Austria but this time in Wipptal. We have been often in Austria for orienteering over Whitsun mostly in Seefeld. This year Marianne and me were following thurgorienta to Steinach. From there we did a few very demanding trainings in the near surroundings.
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Planning the next training on the map Igls Nord on Sunday.
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P-51D Mustang (1:72)

Another legendary aircraft: North American P-51 Mustang. The Mustang was the most powerful fighter of the Allied forces during World War II over Europe. Therefore it is a must have to every collection.
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I had this kit from Tamyia on my stash for a quite while. And when building the F-104 Starfighter to have the MrCOLOR metalliser tested it was time to build the Mustang too. My choice was the Moonbeam McSwine flown by Captain William T. Whisner during the year 1944 from Bodney (GB).
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F-104A Starfighter (1:72)

To have my gallery of „famous Lockheed airplanes“ complete there was one airplane missing for a long time: the Starfighter F-104. I was looking around for the A-Version, the very early types with the all metal surface.
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Most of the kits available today are G-types or later (the A-version is having a shorter rudder compared to the G-version). I get an old AMT Ertl kit and also a few additional parts (PE, resin and decals). Then I’ll give the superfine metal colors from MrCOLOR a try. Now it is finished and also my gallery consisting of the U2, P9 Orion (Swissair), Electra (back), Starfighter and the Vega (Winnie Mae). All of them have written history.
gallery-complete
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NOM 2014, (night-o)

Finally a night orienteering championship without trouble. All my problems with muscles, light and so on could be solved just in time. Together with Sam we drove to Schönbühl near Berne. Sam took a couple of photos and me I did the competition.
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Personally I don’t like this years form of a mass-start with loops. Here you see different groups of runners on their first loop. Since the classes started with short delays soon there were a lot of orienteers in this area and it was difficult to keep track of your race. But for Sam this was fine, he didn’t need a flashlight - there was always some light around
Happy
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2nd Miles Magister 1:72

As mentioned last September I got two kits of the Miles Magister. The second one from RS models has a lot more details and therefore took a longer time to build. Now that one is finished too.
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It has a detailed cockpit and a more complicated camouflage pattern than the first one.
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