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 […]
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?
This is the second of these battle sets that my son and I have put together (the first one having been their El Alamein set), and we are liking them quite a bit.
I decided to try this Chinese maker of inexpensive model vehicles with this A13 kit. Their catalogue seems to include a number of early-war vehicles that are, if not exactly […]
I have made this piece twice: once, when it was a Waterloo 1815 kit, and then again recently, when my son and I bought Italeri’s El Alamein Battle Set. The […]
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.