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Sten Ekedahl

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About Sten Ekedahl

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  • Birthday 30/03/1951

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    Stockholm, Sweden
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    Primary modelling interest; RAF and FAA in 1/72, secondary; NATO in 1/72, also big ships with many big guns in 1/350!
    Non modelling interests: History, wargaming, fishing, golf - and my dog and cat

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  1. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Several photos there that I haven't seen before. Although there were some differences between the Czech and the French versions, I don't think the door differed. And looking closely, I think you're right there. There's even a photo on page one that seems to support this. Good thing then I had not yet constructed the door supports inside the fuselage to mount an inward opening door! An up and outwards opening door simplifies building a great deal. Thanks a lot!
  2. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Out of curiosity, what's your plan for it?
  3. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Very good information on French bombs! Thank you. But typically this proves the disadvantage with good references. The bombs in the kit, being the Czech Air Force version, are very different from French bombs, apart from the 10 kg flares. The shape of the French bombs are completely different. Hmmm... Time to do some thinking.
  4. 1:72 Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.I

    Great! I'll settle in at the back. Actually I have this kit and made a tentative start at it several years ago, but stalled. In fact I started another Anson at the same time, an Aeroclub multimedia post-WWII Mk.19 (vacformed fuselage, injection moulded flying surfaces, plus white metal details). Unfortunately that one stalled too. Will be following this with great interest since I know you'll provide many useful tips.
  5. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Think I have found a solution for the chamois colour; Humbrol 94 (Matt brown yellow) + white. Now two more questions: 1. From what I've been able to deduct from photos on the net, the cabin door on the left side, is hinged on the edge towards the front of the aircraft, and opens inwards. Confirmations? 2. What was the normal colour of French bombs? We're talking around 1939 here.
  6. 1:72 Airfix BAC TSR.2

    Been to Warwick castle twice, first time in the summer. Second time was in November, just a few days after SMW at Donnington. Although a fantastic place, I definitely prefer a summertime visit.
  7. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Thanks, helps a lot. Yes, both Wentzels and Hobbybokhandeln are still going strong. Wentzels relocated from Gallerian to Gamla Brogatan (four or five blocks away) about two years ago. Sadly one of the owners, Jan Wentsel, passed away from leukaemia some eighteen months ago. Much too early, barely fifty years old. But despite this the shop is doing well. Hobbybokhandels has during the last four or five years expanded their second hand kit buisnes a lot.
  8. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Thanks for the help. So chamois is the most likely colour. As I use enamels, mostly Humbrol, what would be the closest Humbrol equivalent?
  9. Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Many many years ago a friend gave me the KP 1/72 Aero MB 200 kit. I wanted to do a French aircraft so I found some nice aftermarket decals for it and also some very good PE details for it. But as I started building and at the same time searching for references, I discovered that the front fuselage and the nose gun turret differed between the French and Czech built aircraft. The KP kit naturally portrays the latter. So the kit ended up on the shelf of doom. Fast forward some fifteen years, and I found and ordered a conversion kit that will solve the problem. So I will now resurrect this project. However one big question remains. Since there are windows all over the fuselage, and a large cockpit canopy, a lot of the interior will be visible. However I have been unable to find out what the interior colour was. KP doesn't say anything in the instructions, and Google has drawn a blank. So my only hope now is that anyone out there can help me with this. TIA
  10. 1/48 Gnat mystery part

    Thanks for the answers. My friend appreciated them very much.
  11. Whitley question

    Very nice photos, but unfortunately they don't provide a good answer to my question. At least I can't deduct the colours from them.
  12. 1/48 Gnat mystery part

    Friend of mine has started building the Airfix 1/48 Gnat. He is very puzzled by one of the parts, no.1, which doesn't appear anywhere in the instructions. I have had a look at it myself, but it still remains a mystery to both of us. Any answer out there? TIA
  13. Whitley question

    I know this question has been answered before, but I have forgotten the answer. The Whitley interior was natural metal, except the cockpit area visible through the canopy where it was painted the standard RAF interior green. But I have forgotten about the interior of the turrets; natural metal or green? Also Airfix says that the inside of the gear doors should be black, whereas the u/c bays and the u/c legs are silver/natural metal. I would have expected the inside of the doors to be finished the same way as the u/c bays. Can anyone shed some light on this? TIA
  14. Another Hasegawa1/72 B-47E

    Finally received the second Warbirds decal sheet I had ordered. While the first one arrived only six days after I ordered it, this one took more that a month before it arrived! http:// I'll be using the walkway lines and stencilling from this sheet. Possibly also the canopy frames since they include the white sealant edging the frames. Saves a lot of work instead of having to mask and paint them.
  15. Another Hasegawa1/72 B-47E

    No photos this update since they would look very much the same as in my first post. The B-47 is coming along nicely so far. Rescribing is about 50% done, apart from the fuselage which won't be done until it's closed up. So right now it is scribing and sanding, scribing and sanding... Scribing actually doesn't take long to do. It is the sanding that is time consuming since the surface is quite uneven and the trailing edges are rather thick in places. Scribing one wing takes just about an hour. But sanding it to shape, and then to the smoth finish needed, takes another 5-6 hours. So still a lot of work to be done.