Although I try to stop myself (“No, you don’t need PSC’s Panzer IVs, too — or their STG IIIs — or any of their Russian stuff!”), I keep buying more of their kits and will probably end up having collected all of them at some point.
In this diorama I wanted to showcase mainly the British vehicles I have recently completed. You’ll see PSC and Airfix, with vehicles and figures from both makers, in a setting that has stone houses and a walled farm (Airfix’s La Haye Sainte!), recalling the terrain through which British forces had to battle during Operation Epsom in late June, 1944.
This PSC kit contains parts for three vehicles, and as they always do, PSC gives you all the parts you need to make them all Fireflies, all 75mm Shermans, or […]
Plastic Soldier Company kits have been fun for my son and me to work on together. By offering two, three, four or, as in this case, seven vehicles in one […]
For me, this kit was a perseverance project. I actually considered throwing it away without finishing it when I was about midway through. This is my story.
My son and I have been on quite a Normandy jag of late, partly because I have had the very large maps of it out on our big table in […]
Was there ever an actual chance that the invasion might not succeed at all? Or was it a foregone conclusion that the months of meticulous planning, the overwhelming weight of materiel superiority, the Allies’ total command of the skies, as well as the successful deception strategy of Operation Fortitude in Southeast England, would together virtually guarantee success on June 6?
I built this kit during what you might call the “medieval” period of my model-making career. It was after the Golden Age of being 10, 11 and 12 years old, […]
This kit, representative of Airfix’s new generation of products, made for a very satisfying build.
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.