Most airplane enthusiasts admire the Corsair to this day. My ’70s gang and I practically worshiped it.
Junyô was considered a “lucky” ship because it actually survived hostilities, unlike virtually all of its contemporaries. Torpedoed near Nagasaki at the end of 1944, Junyô spent the rest of the […]
Completed 20 August, 1923; sunk 10 October, 1944, NNE of Okinawa. Speed, 18 knots. Armament: 4 x 14 cm 50-cal guns, 2 x 8 cm 40-cal guns “…designed to operate […]
Completed, 1925. Sunk, October 26, 1944, SE of Negros. Speed: 36 knots. Armament: 7 x 5.5-inch 50-cal guns, 8 x 24-inch torpedo tubes, light AA. Nagara Class, designed as flagships for […]
Kit by MPM Models. After-market canopy masking by Eduard. Although I have been working steadily on various builds over the last several months, I have been on a posting hiatus […]
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!
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 gray double-door stands squat in my path, advertising the weight of its steel with utter, dominating stillness. A security pad waits smugly at its side. The muted reverberation of our […]