Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 04:37 AM UTC
A new book from Canfora Design & Publishing “The Nordic Edge Model Gallery” showcases the work of Scandinavian modellers. With a foreword from Anthony Greenland (of Panzer Modelling Master class fame) and featuring the work of Ulf Andersson, Mirko Bayerl, Per-Olav Lund and many other Nordic Modellers this is sure to be of interest to armour modellers everywhere.
I have long been a fan of Per Olav Lund’s dioramas, Mirko Bayerl’s and Ulf Andersson’s armour models so I’m really pleased that this book is being published with the idea of introducing their work and others to a wider audience. Containing 148 pages and 300 photos the book covers historical articles, armour, figures, dioramas and vignettes. Rather than covering every step in the building process each chapter shows the inspiration and research that went into each project.
Some examples from the book are:

Mirko Bayerl explains his Modeling Triangle

The Russian Swing Factor- an article on modeling Russian Tanks by Ulf Andersson

Beached Whale –Per Olav Lund shows how he made his WW1 downed aircraft diorama

As I said earlier this doesn’t seem to be a “how to” or SBS book but rather a showcase for the Nordic style of modelling.

Available online through the Nordic Edge website LINK
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Great, more money I didn't know I needed to spend! But then I do have a b-day coming up in the not too distant future. Mike
FEB 27, 2007 - 04:57 AM
cool. I saw one of those models that won the IPMS open in Stockholm about a year or two ago.. They now have it displayed at Wentzel hobby store in Stockholm. For those in the Stockholm area, drop in and look at it in the display. Unfortunately I do not know the name of the model but it is the one with the wounded soldier about to put a magnetic explosive under a tank as it goes over a ditch. Very nice to see it in person. I wish to be as good as these guys one day.
FEB 27, 2007 - 05:29 AM
Thanks for posting the news report Pat. Its great to see this book and its great to see Scandanavian modellers getting some deserved exposure. Having seen most of the work from this book "in the flesh" it has a great personal sentiment. I´ll be picking up this book very shortly. Hi Charles ... there are at least 4 of the finished pieces from this book, on display in Wentzels at the moment! Its always a pleasure to see these works ... and no matter how many times I see Mirko´s work, I still stop to admire it and study his techniques a little! Will you be coming down to Stockholm for the Open this year?
FEB 27, 2007 - 12:34 PM
Yep I will be coming down. Are you entering?
FEB 27, 2007 - 01:35 PM
Pat, Thanks for the info ! This books looks really cool with some stunning dioramas ! Does they share a bit of their techniques in the book ? I wish to purchase the book, but unfortunately, the link you put doesn't work and I didn't find the website on google. Could you fix it ? Thanks Julien
FEB 27, 2007 - 02:56 PM
Sorry about that. For the moment use the link under the Canfora logo at the top of the article (- I'm dashing off to drug rehab(I work there ) so I'll fix the other link later EDIT: LINK should be working now
FEB 27, 2007 - 03:09 PM
Thanks Pat for the help ! Best, Julien
FEB 27, 2007 - 06:28 PM

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