Although I try to stop myself (“No, you don’t need PSC’s Panzer IVs, too — or their STG IIIs — or any of their Russian stuff!”), I keep buying more of their kits and will probably end up having collected all of them at some point.
In this diorama I wanted to showcase mainly the British vehicles I have recently completed. You’ll see PSC and Airfix, with vehicles and figures from both makers, in a setting that has stone houses and a walled farm (Airfix’s La Haye Sainte!), recalling the terrain through which British forces had to battle during Operation Epsom in late June, 1944.
My son and I have been on quite a Normandy jag of late, partly because I have had the very large maps of it out on our big table in […]
When I was younger, I would never have dreamed of duplicating a vehicle — much less the very same kit. One Tiger II was enough. Now I have seven in my collection: four that I recently built, plus one other from my youth that I repainted (those are the five you see above), as well as two others not pictured. I guess that’s what happens sometimes when you put the financial means of an adult into your hobby!
The models in the 1/72-scale War Bird Collection by Tamiya are some of my favorite models to build. I find the quality to be excellent, and I appreciate the optimal […]
I built this kit during what you might call the “medieval” period of my model-making career. It was after the Golden Age of being 10, 11 and 12 years old, […]
This kit, representative of Airfix’s new generation of products, made for a very satisfying build.
I had one of these back in the ’70s, so when I saw the kit at the local hobby shop — in a condition and at a price that suggested it had been on someone’s shelf for quite a while before being transferred for resale — I sprang for it and recently put it together.
When I was in 4th grade, my grandfather, Lt. Col. A. Justin Williams, gave me a wonderful 25-volume history of the Second World War, The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of […]
My son previously posted his vision of the Italeri El Alamein Battle Set, in full battle mode. Here I have tried to create a more mundane scene around the station building, as well as a few shots of the British troops and vehicles that came in the set.