Scratch-built hangar, Airfix Do17E, Dragon He219-A5, Roden Opel Tankwagen, Esci Opel Blitz, Airfix and Zvezda Luftwaffe personnel, and Hasegawa pilots.
I could issue many caveats about the hangar, regarding its accuracy and scale and what not… but I won’t. It’s a more than satisfactory prop, I’ve decided, and it was fun to build!
Peter Jacobs’ impressively researched account will engross students of the air war in Europe with two parallel tracks: first, the evolution of each side’s strategies and tactics and second, perhaps even more fascinatingly, the desperate technological race that ensued between Bomber Command, as it tried to find its targets in the dark, and the Luftwaffe’s Nachtjagd, as it in turn tried to find and destroy the intruding British bombers.
Kit by MPM Models. After-market canopy masking by Eduard. Although I have been working steadily on various builds over the last several months, I have been on a posting hiatus […]
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.