On the bench #7
Dec28

On the bench #7

Winter (or not?), dodgy paint and Christmas… Well, a lack of posting recently is a sure indication Christmas just went by and not trouble free I can add. PostMord already caved in during September and add Black Friday and Christmas on top of that and the total failure was complete! It looks like no less than five packages are lost. One the seller tried to resend to arrive before Christmas again but it still failed to arrive and...

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On the bench #6
Dec07

On the bench #6

…and then we’re only two weeks and a bit until Christmas and I can only wonder where this year went? The last couple of weeks, or more like six weeks, I’ve been having a really annoying cold that’s been coming and going without ever really breaking out which has affected my eyes and made modelling harder and tiresome. Tirered eyes that is and it makes concentrating on small details hard, which isn’t great...

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On the bench #5
Nov20

On the bench #5

I don’t know what happened but it’s already the end of November and in a few days it’s only a month until Christmas?! This year went quick – that’s for sure! The last couple of weeks I’ve been planning what to do next year in modelling. What projects to undertake and which group builds to join, and I think I’ve committed to more than I’d planned to in both departments… Projects and...

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On the bench #4
Oct19

On the bench #4

“German tank guy” going WWI? Amidst all the fighting with Post Nord about getting their shit together, talking to sellers to resend the lost kits to me and preparing for winter I’ve managed to do some modelling as well. WWI modelling to be more precise! I’m really into German WWII tanks, paper panzers and pure fictional “what if” contraptions. They appeal to me through their engineering – not...

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(not) On the bench #3
Sep30

(not) On the bench #3

How to maintain a hobby when the post office is losing your models – and then refuse to refund the costs? As I wrote a couple of days ago I’ve been having major problems with the company that took over the Swedish post office a couple of years ago – PostNord. I’m not alone in having these problems and they are a recurring headline in the evening news, and this not for their excellence but for their constant...

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On the bench #2
Sep13

On the bench #2

Quality? Are we too forgiving or should we start to demand some responsibility? Due to a recent event, that almost killed all my creativity for scale modelling, I want to voice my opinions regarding quality. The quality of the kits and components we use in scale modelling. When I started scale modelling the kits were wonky, expensive and the paints were just awful. My kits looked like they’d been painted with a hammer so...

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