My son and I got these shots while we had the diorama out for my previous Phantom post. These pre-painted, easy-assembly kits from Squadron Models look quite nice and make […]
I’m realizing lately that a lot of times I seem to be trying to revisit childhood memories with my hobby. I don’t know if that’s terribly healthy, but for whatever it’s worth, here is my Phantom — pun intended?
M4 Mid-Production Variant by Trumpeter
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 […]