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.
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.
An old model, a new set of pictures and a potentially controversial op-ed comprise this piece on Rudolf Müller's Bf109G-2/R6.
The largest single-day air engagement of the war, simultaneously an RAF tactical loss and strategic victory. Featuring Canadians, Free French and a Tamiya model, I've tried something different in how I've structured this piece, let me know what you think.
This one is a multifaceted Feature Article containing a biography of the pilot, a description of the build and a piece describing the importance of the ground attack role the "Little Friends" played in addition to the bomber escort role they are more widely known for.