|This is somewhat inspired by the egg plane series from Hasegawa.
Well as the J29 was called "Flygande Tunnan" wich translates into "The Flying Barrel" it was really no options.
It had to be built. But a barrel as a egg?
No. I better stick to it's nickname, so I built a barrel from plastic card and mate it with parts from the Matchbox/Revell J29 kit.
|The Swedish airforce did also participate in the UN mission in Kongo, with the SAAB 29 Tunnan ("the Flying Barrel"). This is the fighter J29B. The model is a conversion of a Heller kit. I cut of the "saw tooth on the wings to backdate it to a B-version, as the Heller kit makes a later E-version.||This is a photorecce version S29C. It is also a Heller kit. This time I didn't alter the wings but I made a sight for the cameras and mounted an areal in the air intake.|
| During WW2 there were many damaged planes that had to land in Sweden who were
one of the neutral states during the war. AB Aerotransport (ABA) bought some B17 Flying Fortress
and SAAB converted them in to a 14 seat airliner. ABA was after the war the first european airline
to land in New York with one of these planes. |
The kit is a 1/144 Academy B-17G that i stripped of all armament and gave a new nose that I made of Miliput. I filled all windows and made the decals including the ones for the windows. In this scale I don't mind not having transparent windows.
| It's funny how inspiration for some models is found. When I helped my sister to throw out an old vinylfloor from her house, I found some old newspapers that been used for insulation. I had a breaf look in one of them and found an ad from BEA. It sad: Fly to London in the Vickers Viking, it was printed in 1949.Well as my sister's nicknam is Bea i decided that I should build one. At one trip to the IPMS UK Nationals I had a chat with the people at Welsh models, they said that some people had used the decals for a BEA DC-3 for their Viking so I got a set. Before I was ready with the kit a set of BEA decals was released for the Viking so I got that to. Then I realized that the plane I wanted to build was in a earlier scheme so I had to make new decals, but I think it is a 1949 livery now.|
The kit is a 1/144 scale vac kit from Whelsh models.
|This is A-model little 1/72 kit of the Pitts S2 Aerobatics plane. I made decals for a Swedish Aircraft.|
|I found an old magazine with a drawing of a black and gold colored DH88 that made me surprised.
I never knew that there were more than the red one built so I did some search on the internet and
found out that there were three planes in the England-Australia race 1934. I never built this plane
as a kid so I decided that I should do it now, and naturally I had to build all three planes.|
Luckily? Airfix had re released the kit. Well to be honest, this is the worst kit I ever finished and I had to build three! (I have come across some that were worse but I never finished them.) I don't think that there were two parts that fitted with out filling and I dont mean putty. I had to use plastic strips to fill the gaps between parts. Other than that I built them straight out of the boxes. Just added my own decals. The worst thing is that I hear that there were two more planes built for some postal service. Should I try to find information so I could build them to? I'm not sure.
|This is the 1/72 F-84G kit from Academy. In the IPMS Open competition in Sweden there was a category for this plane. I saw one kit under construction and found it to be a beautiful plane so I decided to build one if I could find a scheme that wasn't a natureal metal finish. After some searching I found a plane from the Greece AF aerobatic team Acess Four. All I needed was a picture of the crest on the nose. With some help from Japan!! I got a picture so I could make the neccesary decals.|
| Lately I has grown fondness to pre WW2 airliners. This is the first model that I have finished of such types.|
It is the old Airfix Ford Trimotor in 1/72 scale. No strange things here, no conversions or such. Just a build straight out of the box. I hope to finnish more airliners soon.