Aircraft fascinated me since I was a little boy. In my hometown we had a
Fighter-Bomber-Wing flying G-91’s and I could see them flying missions
I started modelling at the age of 6 – back in 1967 - and at that time, it took
me no longer than a couple of days and sometimes even hours to complete
My favourie scale even at that time was 32nd and WW2-Aircraft I liked
most due to variety of types, camouflages and Revell-Kits which lay within the possibilities of my pocket-money.
I am also a fan of modern Luftwaffe-Aircraft, since I worked in a FBW as a
Technical Officer for a couple of years.
Times have changed alot since then but I still remember building brush-painted models without resin- or brass-parts and detailing them with simple scratch-build add-ons.
Modelling for me today is much more than only gluing parts together and
painting them. I try to get as much information as possible about the aircraft
I want to build including its development, engineering and the pilot and his
personal aircraft. Research in the internet and reading books is the basis
before I start with a kit.
I also want to try a new technique with every model I build. These so far included
scratchbuilding, working with resin- and brass-parts, painting- and weathering-
techniques, building dioramas and – last but not least – bringing life to the
model by implemening light, movement and sound.
Fortunately last year when I was in Telford with my friends and first-class-mo-
dellers Olaf and Sven Müller I got to know Richard and his beautiful electronic kits.
On this occasion the idea was born to build a Dambuster-Lancaster with his
newly developed kit and using the HK 32nd scale model as the basis.
In my blog I want to share with you the progress of the build with all the short-
comings of the kit and challenges I had to face, mishaps and extra-miles I went
through to complete my first model with electronics. Thanks or sharing and