Hurricanes in France, 1940 (1/72)

These planes belonged to: No. 85 Squadron, R.A.F., Advanced Air Striking Force, Lille-Seclin, France, May, 1940.

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Airfix Westland Lysander in 1/72

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.

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R.A.F. Airfield Diorama, 1940, With Airfix 1/72 Blenheim IV and Spitfires Mk I.

Two summers ago I made my first small airfield diorama boards in order to have a setting for my recently finished Airfix Spitfires, Control Tower, Fuel Trucks and Emergency Set. It was only in the last month that I completed the final of four modular 2’x4′ boards and a scratch-built hangar — and only yesterday that my five-year-old and I pulled it all together for a photo shoot.

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