Seminars

2019

Spy flights during the cold war, with Tomas Dal

Saturday 12:00-13:00

EAfter WWII, the Soviet Union established communist regimes throughout eastern Europe, and an ”iron curtain” stopped all further contact between the former allies, which gradually increased the need for intelligence on Soviet structure of strategic nuclear weapons.
The lecture is about the period 1945-1962, when the Cuban crisis led to the establishment of the ”red line” and spy satellites took over the information needs that existed.
The lecture also concerns Sweden’s role and what we know about the Soviet spy flights.

Tools and techniques for scratch building, with Ulf Lundberg

Saturday 15:00-16:00

Ulf Lundberg built plastic models as kid and teenager and picked up the Hobby again in the year 2000.
His models have won gold medals at most Competitions in the Nordic Countries as well as at SMW in Telford and at the Moson Show.
Articles about his models have been published in Tamiya Magazine, FineScaleModeler, ModellFan (German) and Allt om Hobby (Swedish).
The lecture will only be held in Swedish, however questions in English are most welcome.

Hunting for pirates, with Lars Sandau

Sunday 11:00-12:00

Lars Sandau has built plastic models since childhood and mainly builds airplanes in 1/72 scale, but also tried to build armor vehicles. He has competed in both Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm with mixed results.
In 2013, he served on board HMS Carlskrona during EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta off the Somali coast. The task was to patrol and monitor the sea areas of Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and the West Indian Ocean. Mainly for securing trade shipping in the areas.
The lecture will only be held in swedish, however questions in english are most welcome.

2018

Biggles, kit models, uniforms and film, with Nicklas Östergren

Saturday 12:00-13:00

Nicklas Östergren is an aviation historian and a co-founder of the “Forced Landing Collection” in Halland, Sweden.
Nicklas is the manager of the company “Uniform Collection AB (Ltd)” supplier military props and apparel in the film and TV industry since 25 years.

Making plastic models, with Petr Herrmann

Saturday 15:00-16:00

Petr Hermann from Special Hobby gives a seminar about the technique in the manufacturing of plastic models.

The Scanian Air Force, with Sven Scheiderbauer

Sunday 11:00-12:00

Sven Scheiderbauer is well known in the Swedish aviation historical context.
He is born in Lund and is a former officer in the Swedish Air Force.
Sven has previously been the Director for the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping.
After that he became the Director for the Norwegian National Aviation Museum in Bodö.
Sven has also been a member in Swedish Aviation Historical Association (SFF) for many years and he is also an honorary member.
Sven will give a talk about the “Det skånska Flygvapnet”
(“The Scanian Air Force”) at this years C4-Open.

Scania is the southern most province of Sweden with a most interesting history of aviation and aviators. 

2017

Armour in Lebanon 1991, with Thord Wedman

Thord is a scale model builder, hobby photographer, armour historian and retired UN-soldier.

SAAB Viggen, with Sven Stridsberg

Sven is a well known in the field of aeronautical research and history. He is an authority on the history of swedish aviation and since many years the managing editor of the SFT-publication of the Swedish Aviation Historical Society (SFF).
During a number of years Sven has been the chairman of the Skåne-region of SFF.
Sven is an appreciated author with some twenty flight historical books in his name.

A thin line – “ Techniques for the rigging of biplanes, with Mikael Terfors

Mikael is a renown builder that often builds kits from the first world war. Often aeroplanes but dioramas, figures and vehicles find their way on to his building table.
This year Mikael will talk about the rigging process of biplanes.
Mikael has figured in Tamiya Model Magazine, Allt om Hobby (swedish magazine) and Airfix Model World. Mikaels builds can be found in some of the publications of Canfora Publishing