This was rather nice despite a bit small crowd. Weather was co-operating and we saw plentiful mosquitoes. Nice. Some pics below.
This must be the main event of Finnish Scale model scene this summer. Luckily weather was co-operating after rather rainy and windy season. Everything went smoothly and some amazing models were present. I think that all participating models were great, but still I think that some specific models need separate articles so check out following also:
- Gloster Gamecock GA-45 by Jukka Pikkusaari
- Junkers Ju-88 A-4 JK-267 by Ilkka Klemetti
- PIK-7 Harakka II by Janne Koivumäki
This was ‘just-fly-and-meet-friends’-event and it is re-starting this type events here. Next year’s event has already been reserved so mark this slot to your calendar and come to see great models by yourself.
Some pics of event.
Second awesome model which I saw at Jämi Scale Open is extremely nice model by Ilkka Klemetti. It is an scale model of Junkers Ju 88 A-4 JK-267 which has detail to make you sigh.
Note that there is an buildlog of this plane, see here.
And to second day of Naarajärvi Aerotow. Previous day is here.
Again great event, but weather turned to be rather chilly. Even by Finnish summer standards.
Summer is here. Again. At least it was warm. Naarajärvi field was in excellent order, despite some excessive wind everything went smoothly. Company was great, as always. It felt like both nearby cities, Pieksämäki and Naarajärvi came to event. Huge crowd.
Some pics below. Second day is here.
Once in a while you see something which deserves an separate entry into this blog. This time it is SG-38 which is owned by G.A. He is well known IGG colleague here. I have understood that this model was originally built by Estonian modeller and then sold to G.A., who then made some restoration, including new covering and rigging. This is truly awesome model and the pics below will tell everything. I have to admit that I got carried away with these pics, but…
And then to second day of IGG Torbacka Aerotow-event. Due other arrangements I arrived late and did not manage to set up my Harakka. But still I managed to get some pics. Weather was mixed, not so windy as first day, but rain caused some headaches. Actually, there were constant threat of rain as rain was circling around us.
Also present was pea-soup cannon.
Oh well! Season has started. This was the first official IGG Finland gathering. Event took place at Torbacka. There were some challenges, like wind, wind chill and water. But company, food & spirit (not meaning things to drink) was great. I managed limited flying with Harakka II, one flight with plane creeping backwards most of flying time.
But still, this was rather enjoyable as most of folks met again since last summer. So it was nice to see familiar faces. Great, but I hope that we will get better weather next time.