Of course it’s a photographic illusion, but for the planes I have that never got their wheels, I think this method puts them in the best light I can hope to manage!
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.
Ever since I built the RAF Emergency Vehicle Set about two years ago, I have thought that the true diorama for them would surely involve a flaming airplane.
The TankCraft series by Pen and Sword Military is specifically meant for the modeler who wants to “get it right” by being as historically accurate as possible.
This is the British companion piece to my previous American airborne post. The inspiration here was once again A Bridge Too Far, especially the loading-up scenes on the tarmacs in England. […]
Here I offer a brief study of my little ship-making history. In an earlier post I shared three bombers and discussed the ways in which my building of large aircraft had developed over the […]
This set of photos may be taken as a companion to my earlier set of Spitfire shots, but here I use my newer airfield bases and sky background. (I take […]
I have posted dioramas on this topic in the past (for instance here), but this summer I had a little time to spend on creating a couple of new boards to […]
The complete set of photos from my previous post, “OCD, Miniatures and Me.”