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.
In its detail and accuracy, my new Ise still doesn’t come close to others I have seen, but I am discovering how satisfying it can be to invest the extra time and resources in a model of this size.
Here is the companion piece to my very recent American version. I constructed the diorama base so that the Quonset hut (Italeri) could be easily switched out for a palm-thatched […]
Here is my attempt to capture the feel of a palm-studded, sun-drenched airbase in the South Pacific in the latter half of 1942. It is the first time I have […]
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.
I’m definitely excited with how some of these turned out!
I had a lot of fun making these photos–maybe some of my best ever…
My family and I have been embroiled in a move after more than eight years in our last house. All hobby work has stopped, and no new space has yet […]