These images reflect the project I describe in my previous post.
I have continued my recent break from the prop planes of WW2 by building three F-104 Starfighters. The Starfighter’s sleek, pointy design seems to me to embody the Rocket Age. […]
My son and I got these shots while we had the diorama out for my previous Phantom post. These pre-painted, easy-assembly kits from Squadron Models look quite nice and make […]
I’m realizing lately that a lot of times I seem to be trying to revisit childhood memories with my hobby. I don’t know if that’s terribly healthy, but for whatever it’s worth, here is my Phantom — pun intended?
This Lancaster turned out really well, if I do say so… Here I have posed it with other Airfix accoutrements, such as the Control Tower, R.A.F. Personnel and the WWII RAF Bomber Re-Supply Set.
As my adult model-building hobby era has continued apace, building a new version of this old favorite was on my to-do list, and here I share the results of building Heller’s kit of the “Tante Ju,” imagined on a snowy airstrip.
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.
These planes belonged to: No. 85 Squadron, R.A.F., Advanced Air Striking Force, Lille-Seclin, France, May, 1940.