This campaign is now active here:
Many of you will have seen the sad news that veteran Aeroscale and Kitmaker member Steffen Arndt died suddenly earlier this month:
I’m planning a campaign / group build in Steffen’s honour to encompass all types of modelling (Steffen didn’t only build aircraft), centred around his beloved “One True Scale” - 1:48.
I realise that not everyone will be able to find a 1:48 model to build in every genre (for instance, car modellers may struggle) so, while keeping to the spirit of the build and respecting Steffen’s preference, I propose allowing anything from 1:40 to 1:50.
In terms of a timescale, I’d like to get things moving soon, so I suggest a “rolling start” in February, running through to the end of 2021 - which would coincide with the anniversary of Steffen being taken ill. That should allow plenty of time for everyone interested to find a model and join in, while the “rolling start” will mean that anyone who already has a build underway can enter it if they’d like to dedicate it to Steffen. That would be a really nice way to get some momentum straight away (it’s unlikely that my own choice for what to build will arrive in time for the beginning of February). And, if you’re a “buildaholic” and want to enter more than one model - go for it! I’m sure Steffen would be delighted!
Above all, I just want this build to be fun, despite the tragic circumstances! A real celebration of modelling of all types as a way of paying our collective respects to someone who contributed so much to modelling here on Kitmaker and IPMS Deutschland and the wider modelling scene.
Take care and stay safe.
All the best