Ever since I first saw a picture of the "crazy paving" camouflaged 109's of JG 54 I've wanted to make one. After many a year of procrastination, here it is...
Squadron Hacks and other re-purposed aircraft offer an opportunity to model the unusual. This initially short piece is the beginning of what will become a collection of some of the more esoteric subject matter I build.
This is the story of an aircraft the RAAF didn't want to use and a model I didn't want to finish. Both the RAAF and I were happy that despite our best efforts our Bostons came good in the end.
In this article I chronicle the wartime experience of the "Buffalo" Squadron, No.404 Squadron RCAF. It includes a full squadron wartime history, notes on aircraft and personnel losses, plus a build up of the 1/48 scale Tamiya kit.
In this General Modelling piece I describe how a model started over ten years ago, and was rescued from basement storage in Canada for almost six of them, became a my JG(K)27 Bf 109G-10...
What Remembrance means to me.
The Night Fighter Squadrons of Iwo Jima are possibly best known for the nose art applied to their aircraft, after all it was perhaps some of the best in the entire war. But, that does the men of the 348th, 349th and 6th Night Fighter Squadrons a disservice as there's far more that they deserve to be known and remembered for.