Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Visit to the WW2 Museum

In a quiet industrial park in Natick, Massachusetts sits the largest collection of WW2 artifacts in the Americas. The Museum of World War 2 has 10,000 square feet of display space, and will soon be upgrading to 60,000 square feet when their new facility opens. I went there for the first time today and was blown away by the rarity and historical significance of the materials on view. Churchill's cigar case? Got it. Monty's beret? Got it. And you can handle many of the objects, including the weapons. Here are some photos:
Butterfly AP bomb

Women's driver uniform, UK

Civil Defense uniform, UK

Bullet marks on the side of an M4 tank.

The infamous K rations, in cheerful boxes.

.50 caliber HMG

Monty's beret

Watercolor of a downed plane by a British artist

US Airborne kit, D-Day

German Goliath RC tank

3D battle map of Iwo Jima

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Excited to offer some ground attack air units for the next battle. Here are two FW190s from Heroics & Ros. These guys get one bomb run each, but can also strafe with MGs and 20mm cannon. The spinning propeller effect comes courtesy of a hole puncher and a piece of clear plastic packaging material.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

B26 Marauder mounted on Stars & Crosses Base

Ground attack aircraft are part and parcel of Stars & Crosses, so it's about time I started to build my aircraft assortment. Here's a B26 Marauder.