As my adult model-building hobby era has continued apace, building a new version of this old favorite was on my to-do list, and here I share the results of building Heller’s kit of the “Tante Ju,” imagined on a snowy airstrip.
This is the diorama inspired by my completion of early-war French tanks and a couple of new farmhouses…
11th Armoured Division, Summer 1944, by Revell
M4 Mid-Production Variant by Trumpeter
These planes belonged to: No. 85 Squadron, R.A.F., Advanced Air Striking Force, Lille-Seclin, France, May, 1940.
Here I imagine a Hampden bomber going through its last preparations before a night-time mission.
Various models, including “Monty’s Caravan,” showing Montgomery and Eisenhower in conference, in a ruined streets diorama. See my recent Panther collection for more in this setup…
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.