After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, A group of U.S. Army pilots were ordered by Jimmy Doolittle to preform a dangerous mission: Take off from a carrier in […]
This enjoyable kit represents a Messerschmitt that took part in the Battle of Britain from an aerodrome in Holland. I must say, I enjoy painting the German mottled camouflage, which […]
I acquired these WW2 cavalry figures over 20 years ago (undoubtedly at my old favorite hobby store, the long-defunct San Antonio Hobby Shop in Mountain View, California). To have finally finished this project after looking at the box for so many years is definitely satisfying.
Here we have made a replica of the El Alamein battle in 1/72 using Italeri’s El Alamein battle set. Not only did it come with models and buildings, but we […]
Our fascination with the Desert War continues here with a couple of different brands of this iconic British artillery piece. Once again, I found the Plastic Soldier Company’s 25-pdr box […]
A nifty aircraft with notable STOL characteristics, the Storch gained some fame as Rommel’s scout aircraft, and as the getaway vehicle in Otto Skorzeny’s mission to fetch Mussolini from his […]
This post has a new destroyer in it, Z38 (Zerstörer 1936 Narvik Klasse). This post also has our Bismarck battleship in it. One of my favorite ships is the Prinz […]
The kit featured here, Airfix’s excellent new-tool Stuka in desert camouflage, was most enjoyable to 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.
The propeller-driven Type 2 Ka-Mi armored fighting vehicle floated with the help of two large pontoon attachments, one on the front and one on the back. When the amphibious […]