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Well look at this. The first Babymetal (ring) binder is almost full (80+ pages out of 110 or so), but I run out of the material needed to proceed any further today. I have enough stuff to fill two of these up at the moment, even if I save some of the key magazines as they are. Here is a few pictures for inspiration…

On the last shot you can see that the right page is not quite full yet, but it will be. You just need the right cuttings from the right period and then you are ready to go. As I said in an earlier post today, I have been collecting stuff like this in this fashion since the early 1970s. It is very very effective, it is like a never ending book that ends only when you let it.

Good fun.


Just bought this on eBay from Japan, a copy of the Babymetal “Live At Budokan – Red Night” CD along with a HMV store booklet that was on display for fans to grab back in the day. I am a collector and this sort of thing is just beautiful (got to love that shot). I guess it will pop up here in about 10 days.

Yesterday I sat down and started to organize the Babymetal collection. I will keep some magazines intact, others will be victims of scissors, glue and cuttings will end up in the first Babymetal (ring) binder. I think it has been 15 years since I attacked my magazine collection for this purpose, it all goes back to the early 1970s for me (I have plenty of binders full of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath etc – thousands and thousands of pages). It is pretty time consuming but you will get easy access to all that great stuff. Yesterday, the smell of glue took over my apartment for a few hours, as pages was drying all over the place – ah, I had forgotten about that…

I will blog about the first Babymetal binder tonight.

Spotted this on Facebook. Apparently, stuff like this was handed out to the boys in Germany during WWII. Never saw this before but it makes you think of the stuff that Airfix and others put out later on. I bet this stuff is very expensive these days.

J29 Tunnan from Heller

Posted: April 1, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby

Nice to see that Heller has re-released the old J29 Tunnan jet fighter from SAAB in 1/72. Easy build, just 40 pieces.

Got to get that hobby room going…


Marauder from Airfix

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby

Out now. The Martin B-26B Marauder in 1/72 from Airfix. Nice little kit.

Boys will be boys

Posted: March 25, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby

Swedish publication Modelljärnvägsmagasinet (issue) 32. Military transport diorama.


This looks like a good read. UK publication Military Modelling (March 2018). I wonder if the John Wayne inspired Jeep build comes from the 1962 movie “The Longest Day”?