History BMW was in a difficult situation in the late 1950s. It still felt the effects of the second World War, such as the loss of the car factory in Eisenach and the bomb damage to the Munich factory. Motorcycles weren’t selling as well as they used to, money was […]

BMW Neue Klasse   Recently updated !


The most famous racetrack in Germany is of course the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Not everybody knows that, until 1965, Germany had a second racetrack embedded into nature. In a situation similar to Spa – Francorchamps, it was a relatively long (11.4 km) and fast racetrack entirely on public roads. It was […]

The Solitude racetrack   Recently updated !


I recently had the chance to visit the famous Spa – Francorchamps racetrack. It is one of the oldest and certainly the most interesting track remaining in the Formula 1 calendar, and has a reputation that is surpassed only by the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Being situated in a depression, and not […]

Visiting Spa – Francorchamps   Recently updated !



These are the PanOceania miniatures I have finished so far. I started out with the Operation Icestorm and Beyond Icestorm sets, and then added more miniatures. I decided to stick to the “official” paint scheme, as blue is my favourite color! I have plenty more waiting to be painted, next […]

PanOceania miniatures


Fantasy Flight Games made us wait a little longer than we first hoped, but Star Wars Legion has finally arrived. Below are a couple of pictures of our first game, at 800 points. Most terrain is 3D printed.

Star Wars Legion has arrived


History In 1968, Mercedes-Benz introduced the W 114 (six-cylinder) / W 115 (four/five-cylinder) as successor to the W 110. It is known as Strich 8 (Dash 8) in Germany. Its design is marked by restraint – completely devoid of unnecessary things, except for the chrome side strip. It definitely looks […]

Mercedes-Benz W 114/W 115   Recently updated !



History The W 110, part of Mercedes’s second-generation post-war lineup, was introduced in 1961 as successor to the W 120/W 121 Ponton model. The W 110 is mostly identical technically and optically to the W 111, but with a shortened front (being designed for four-cylinder engines) and single round headlights […]

Mercedes-Benz W 110   Recently updated !


History The “Big Healey” was introduced in 1953, with a four-cylinder engine. In 1956, the six-cylinder 100-6 replaced it. In 1959, the 3000 with a larger 3-liter engine introduced. The “Big Healey” moniker differentiates these cars from the much smaller Austin Healey Sprite. The 3000 Mk II was introduced in […]

Austin Healey 3000   Recently updated !


I have decided to treat the M3 separately from other 3-series models. The M3 models differ quite a bit in price, engine, and sometimes design from the regular models. History The first M3, based on the E30, was introduced in 1985 as homologation model for motorsports. It has little in […]

BMW M3 (all models)   Recently updated !



History For the 1974 model revision, the Porsche 911 received a major overhaul that distinguish the new G-model from the earlier models. New bumpers were required by US law, the vents below the headlights disappeared (with the turn signals being moved into the bumper), and the whole body was slightly […]

Porsche 911 G-model (1973-1989)   Recently updated !


US-made (“MIA”) US-made Stratocasters are built in Fender’s factory in Corona, California. The finish is generally polyurethane, except on the Originals, which are finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. With the exception of the American Special, they all come with cases. American Special The American Special is Fender’s entry-level US-made Stratocaster. It […]

Fender 2018 Stratocaster lineup


History The third-generation 3 series, introduced in 1991, was a radical step forward from the E30. The design was completely new, with much improved aerodynamics. The six-cylinder engines were all new, employing four valves per cylinder. Top engine was the 325i with 192hp. Besides the entry-level 316i and 318i four-cylinders, […]

BMW 3 series (E36)