The swan song of actual airborne assaults by German parachute units was the Pyrrhic conquest of Crete: objectives were taken and the island fell, but at a horrific cost to the Fallschirmjäger. From then on, German airborne troops continued throughout the war to serve on the Mediterranean and Western fronts as elite ground forces but rarely if ever in parachute assaults.
I hadn’t built a P-51 in about 30 years. But I seem these days to be redoing a lot of models that I used to think I “already had one” of — and you’ve got to have at least one P-51 in your A-List collection.
Along with the RAF’s Typhoon fighter-bomber, the wide-ranging P-47 was the scourge of enemy aircraft, infrastructure and vehicles.
Panther Tanks: German Army and Waffen-SS, Normandy Campaign 1944, by Dennis Oliver, is tailor made for hobbyists. It offers modelers and tank buffs the same successful formula as other books in […]
11th Armoured Division, Summer 1944, by Revell
M4 Mid-Production Variant by Trumpeter
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.
A couple of summers ago I pulled together a diorama project I had been contemplating for some time. Over the past year I had completed a number of new US […]