Kits included: Airfix 1/76 Churchill Crocodile, Churchill Mk VII, and British Infantry; Revell 1/76 Dingo from “Monty’s Caravan”; Matchbox 1/76 Churchill AVRE; RPM 1/72 Staghound II. See the color set […]
Here is a fresh Normandy-ish diorama that incorporates several different vehicle types, chiefly Airfix’s 1/76 Churchill variants (Crocodile flamethrower and Mark VII), with Airfix’s new WWII British infantry.
Like his earlier numbers in the Tank Craft series from Pen & Sword, Dennis Oliver’s recent volume on the Churchill tank offers the same satisfying blend of design thinking, specific unit campaign histories, beautiful illustrations, and detailed photographs, along with a modeling product survey and review for the most dedicated of hobbyists.
Over the years I have come to have a handful of Churchill tanks. I must confess, I have not generally enjoyed building them (the enclosed tracks and wheels are challenging […]
This rich volume, handsomely rounded out by a considerable gallery of unique photographs, immerses the reader in the life and ways of an RAF bomber base during the Second World War.
The last time I had a Lancaster was in the 1970s, so this beautiful aircraft had been on my wishlist for grown-up modeling for a long time.
Although I can quite enjoy poking around the Internet, my understanding of the people and machines of the past always grows far more–by leaps and bounds–when I read the fruit of an expert’s dedicated, long-term research, such as Chris Goss has assembled in these two books for our interest and benefit.
Here I offer a glimpse of “Schopenhauer’s” actual workshop, as it were! We’ve been in this house for about ten months now. When I saw the two-car garage, I knew it […]
These planes belonged to: No. 85 Squadron, R.A.F., Advanced Air Striking Force, Lille-Seclin, France, May, 1940.
The Lysander had one unique capability that turned out to be its saving grace for war-time service: the airplane could land and take off on extremely short, rough fields. And so it ultimately found its true niche and a measure of fame as a spy plane of sorts, sneaking agents into and out of Occupied France under difficult conditions.