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.
This PSC kit contains parts for three vehicles, and as they always do, PSC gives you all the parts you need to make them all Fireflies, all 75mm Shermans, or […]
Plastic Soldier Company kits have been fun for my son and me to work on together. By offering two, three, four or, as in this case, seven vehicles in one […]
For me, this kit was a perseverance project. I actually considered throwing it away without finishing it when I was about midway through. This is my story.
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 […]
Was there ever an actual chance that the invasion might not succeed at all? Or was it a foregone conclusion that the months of meticulous planning, the overwhelming weight of materiel superiority, the Allies’ total command of the skies, as well as the successful deception strategy of Operation Fortitude in Southeast England, would together virtually guarantee success on June 6?
Over all my years of collecting and building models, I never had a Betty… until I saw this old kit in the local hobby store. I saw the price tag of $13 (you can see the sticker in my box-top image) and thought, “Now’s my chance!”
In keeping with a trend in my adult-era model-building, I am pretty much doing a new version of most models I have, including this one, which I first built around 30 years ago.
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!