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!
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 […]
A couple of summers ago I pulled together a diorama project I had been contemplating for some time. Over the past year I had completed a number of new US […]
This past summer I re-watched The Longest Day and A Bridge Too Far and launched myself into an airborne-themed jag that has included transport planes, gliders, vehicles, figures and a new, larger […]
Here we have an imagined 8th Air Force field with Academy’s “Special Nose Art Edition” B-17G Mount n Ride. The Quonset huts are by Italeri.
These are much the same images as in my previous post, but in black and white. I like the photos in color. I like them in black and white. What to […]
I have always loved the look of the P-40, and not just because of the “shark’s mouth” it often seems to be sporting. The rounded edges of the tail and […]
I strive to produce at least one post every month, but this season has been crazy busy, so here I am on the last day possible with a photo gallery–all […]
This is the Airfix Bit o Lace with the Hasegawa fuel truck, the Academy runway tractor and the Rocco 1 1/2-ton truck.
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 […]