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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. Sten Ekedahl

    1:72 Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.I

    0.3 mm in 1/72, that's 20 mm, or 4/5", in full scale. Negligible in this case.
  2. Sten Ekedahl

    1:72 Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.I

    Two weeks ago a pair of pigeons got the stupid idea of trying to build a nest on the top edge of my open balcony door. Some birds are plain stupid! Despite my discouraging efforts they persisted for several days before they finally abandoned the project. Afterwards I had to remove a large amount of twigs from the door, and a lot that had fallen down, both on the balcony and on the floor just inside the door. To be fair, I had some help in scaring them away since both my cat and dog like to spend time on the balcony. The cat was rather p*ssed off because those bl**y birds always sat too high for her to catch.
  3. Sten Ekedahl

    1:72 Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.I

    Bill, I suggest you scrape off some of the yellow paint, you will have to repaint that area anyway, where you think the seam is, so you can actually see it Saves you all that tedious measuring and guessing.
  4. Sten Ekedahl

    Novo Gloster Javelin FAW.9

    That's a conversion set, or rather a correction set, I would eagerly buy! Just hope he remembers to cant the exhaust pipes slightly inwards, something both Frog and Airfix forgot to do, since it is a quite noticeable feature.
  5. Sten Ekedahl

    1:72 Special Hobby Avro Anson Mk.I

    A happy belated birthday from me too. I celebrated mine the day after yours, although I had four more candles to blow out. Didn't make much of a difference though. From memory, that fuselage piece with the turret cutout, didn't fit very well when I did a dry fit test on my kit.
  6. Sten Ekedahl

    Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Those drawings match exactly the Extratech (now marketed by Bren gun) PE parts.
  7. Sten Ekedahl

    Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    One more question about an interior colour, this time the instrument panel. The easy solution would be painting it black. But was it really? Considering the fact that this aircraft was built in the early thirties, this was at a time when many aircraft still had instrument panels made of wood. so question is if the MB-200 also had this. Looking at the etched IP I have, it looks like main panel could be wood with smaller sections of it made of (black) metal. Would anyone care to speculate further, or even try to answer? Oh, another thing. I sort of got the suspicion that the internal floor in the aircraft actually might have been made of wood. It would be a logical solution to save weight in an aircraft that was rather underpowered. But this is pure speculation from my side.
  8. Sten Ekedahl

    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!
  9. Sten Ekedahl

    Q: MB 200 interior colour?

    Out of curiosity, what's your plan for it?
  10. Sten Ekedahl

    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.
  11. Sten Ekedahl

    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.
  12. Sten Ekedahl

    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.
  13. Sten Ekedahl

    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.
  14. Sten Ekedahl

    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 Wentzel, 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.
  15. Sten Ekedahl

    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?