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STOKYS - 75th anniversary

The famous swiss manufacturer STOKYS of metal construction kits is celebrating his 75 anniversary with an exhibition at the Technorama in Winterthur. I have visited this interactive exhibition last Saturday.

A very impressive show with many visitors and spectacular models (see my album on Flickr). STOKYS has started a crowdfunding project to get ready for their future. Let’s support it and make it happen.
A brief description about STOKYS is written (in english) on Girders & Gears.

Maître Chocolatier

as a Christmas gift from Nadine, Ivan and Alain I was invited to a workshop at Lindt&Sprüngli to create my own truffes and pralinés. A really „sweet“ gift Happy
Last saturday we drove to Kilchberg and built our own chocolate.
It was fun and we enjoyed it very much. As a result each of us has now is own chocolate supply. Good luck; Ivan has taken a few photos with his new camera that he shared with me.

ice skating Nussbi

short after year's Eve winter has come. In the first few days of January it snowed and then the thermometer remained below zero for two weeks. It was cold enough that the lakes were frozen in our area.
After the lake police checked the thickness of the ice they have been partially released. Over the weekend of 29. January, I did some ice skating on the frozen Nussbaumersee. A nice feeling beeing on the lake again after such a long time.

Xmas and New Year

this year there was no snow in our city on Christmas day, instead it was foggy all day long.
That’s why I toke a day trip to the Säntis on 31. December. It was a wonderful day, sunny and an excellent sight to the east and west.

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (1:72)

after finishing the fieldwork for the new o-map I need some kind of compromise. This time I start building a new plastic model kit. Recently I get a Tamiya Milestone edition kit of the Fieseler Fi-156C. This kit is in scale 1:48 but there is a smaller one from Academy already in my stash. Therefore I started with that one first.
My Storch is on skies as you can see here. The winter camouflage will follow together with a snow diorama (eventually).