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Fieseler Fi-156 Storch

over the Christmas holidays I fit the model of the Fieseler Fi-156 Stork into the surrounding environment: winter with snow. I had already finished the airplane model a year ago, but it still missed the right environment and the figures.
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For once it is not the airplane that is most important, but the "black men" of the ground crew. My model has just landed and is currently being refueled. There are a few photos of the construction and the various stages up to the display stand on my Flickr album.
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Christmas 2017

the year 2017 is soon ending and like almost every year before Christmas it is always hectic. This has not been different this year. For all three of us it has been a point landing Winking
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It is all the better if we decorate the Christmas tree all together on Christmas Eve and spend a few pleasant hours together. Usually I summarize what we did and experienced during the year in a Christmas letter.
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BMT, 30. September

over the weekend of 30.09. and 01.10, the modelling fellows of Basel have invited modellers to their exhibition; the Basel modelling days (BMT). Some members of the MC Wyland have their models on display there. I've used the opportunity to meet up with a former Swisscom colleague and later visited the show to take a few photos.
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SOM 2017, San Gottardo

orienteering on the Gotthard pass; the relay Swiss championships (SOM) 2017 has been held in the alpine terrain of the Gotthard.
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I've been "kindly invited" to run in a thurgorienta team this year. Together with Peter Schoch and Heiri Greminger, we formed a team in the men's 180 class. Here on the Gotthard pass we found an impressive scenery and best possible weather to do orienteering. Anyway, my knees have not properly recovered in the following week; therefore I stopped my orienteering season this year after this event.
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thunderstorm over Rossbuck

during the night of 2nd August, a massive thunderstorm hit the Weinland from Andelfingen towards the lake of Constance (lower lake). Within ten minutes, a so-called super cell has wreaked havoc. The Rossbuck has been affected too.
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The roof of the barn has particularly suffered. Several trees around the house are uprooted and overturned (machine shed, parking garage, workshop). The walnut tree in the garden and the one in front of the house half tipped over. The forest in north and east of the house suffered badly. I will document the damage and the following cleanup on a flickr album, a few short videos shot with my multicopter are uploaded to a set on Vimeo.
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