The Lysander had one unique capability that turned out to be its saving grace for war-time service: the airplane could land and take off on extremely short, rough fields. And so it ultimately found its true niche and a measure of fame as a spy plane of sorts, sneaking agents into and out of Occupied France under difficult conditions.
This set of photos may be taken as a companion to my earlier set of Spitfire shots, but here I use my newer airfield bases and sky background. (I take […]
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.
I have posted dioramas on this topic in the past (for instance here), but this summer I had a little time to spend on creating a couple of new boards to […]
First, I want to touch upon an issue I have never yet addressed on these pages, but which bears a word or two of acknowledgment. Since starting this blog a couple […]
In a previous post I shared a sampling of my Japanese kits in 1/72, in another some American examples, and in another some Soviet items. Here, in pictures that basically amount to single-vehicle portraits, are […]
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 […]
The complete set of photos from my previous post, “OCD, Miniatures and Me.”
I just finished building Academy’s 1/72 B-17G “Special Nose Art Edition” — after five months of work. It’s not that the finished model is so amazing down to every detail after […]