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J8M1, RC-rocketfighter

just finished my rc-model of the Mitsubishi J8M1 Shusui (sharp sword) a Japanese interceptor built during WWII.
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As the original the model also is starting with rocket power. Mine will burn for about 6 seconds and reach about 80 meters high. From then on it is a glider but a really fast one (photos taken by Samuel).
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The Japanese Shusui was a copy of the German Me-163 Komet. Most modellers are painting their model in red therefore I decide to go with another easy to apply color as the Shusui has.
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Camel F.1 and S.E. 5a (WWI fighters)

currently I am building models from the first World War (WWI). Aircraft from this time, just 15 years after the first flight of the Wright brothers are small compared to those from the second world war, and they were built from different materials (steel, wood and fabric).
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One of the most popular British fighters is the Sopwith Camel F. 1. I have built three different model kits, all in the scale 1:72 (see the photos on Flickr). The Roden company has incorporated the finest details, unfortunately the assembly is a nightmare.
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Also from Roden is my S.E. 5a. This Britisch fighter had a Hispano-Suiza engine and no rotary engine as most fighters of the first world war. My model is flown by the Australian Leslie Holden. He has his airplane completely painted in red. There are more photos of them on my flickr album.
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Fieseler Fi-156 Storch

over the Christmas holidays I fit the model of the Fieseler Fi-156 Stork into the surrounding environment: winter with snow. I had already finished the airplane model a year ago, but it still missed the right environment and the figures.
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For once it is not the airplane that is most important, but the "black men" of the ground crew. My model has just landed and is currently being refueled. There are a few photos of the construction and the various stages up to the display stand on my Flickr album.
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Christmas 2017

the year 2017 is soon ending and like almost every year before Christmas it is always hectic. This has not been different this year. For all three of us it has been a point landing Winking
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It is all the better if we decorate the Christmas tree all together on Christmas Eve and spend a few pleasant hours together. Usually I summarize what we did and experienced during the year in a Christmas letter.
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BMT, 30. September

over the weekend of 30.09. and 01.10, the modelling fellows of Basel have invited modellers to their exhibition; the Basel modelling days (BMT). Some members of the MC Wyland have their models on display there. I've used the opportunity to meet up with a former Swisscom colleague and later visited the show to take a few photos.
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