A poignant two for one article; two Spitfires, two brothers, one mother. The story of Ft/Lt. John 'Jack' Yarra and his younger brother, P/O Robert 'Bob' Yarra, both of 453 Sqd. RAAF and my builds of their Spitfires.
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.