NOM 2014, (night-o)

Finally a night orienteering championship without sorrows. 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.
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

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.
It has a detailed cockpit and a more complicated camouflage pattern than the first one.

Rodenberg, mapping a new o-map

During February the weather was quite mild and there was no snow laying in our region. So that was the ideal time to do the fieldwork for the new orienteering map Rodenberg.
On March 1st I could finish my part. The Rodenberg is surrounded by no less than three o-maps. But until now there doesn’t exist a map of the Rodenberg. This is changing now and in June thurgorienta will organise a regional orienteering event in Schlattingen.

Tiger Moth 1:72

Like in England I have now built a model of an airplane I saw last year at the Norsk Luftfahrtmuseum in Bodø. While searching for a Miles Magister kit I found a Tiger Moth from AZ model (Czech) having decals for various Scandinavien air forces. So I decided to build such an airplane.
The Tiger Moth is a small airplane but AZ model has packed a lot of details and special parts into this kit. It was a real pleasure to build it.

Alain gets his greenbelt

Alain is doing Karate since autumn last year with the local club Karate-Do Winterthur. Last Saturday was his exam to next level which he passed successfully.
Yusof, Alain and Marco wearing their new belts
It is impressiv to see what these young men have learned in just one year. Congratulations and keep going!