Category Archives: The Literate War

Scale models I finished in 2020

Here are the diecast models I repainted and detailed in 2020. Each of these took many hours to complete with various weathering techniques I’ve developed over the years. The models are 1/72 scale, which ranges here from 2-inches long (Panzer … Continue reading

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The Insurmountable Atom

Size matters with machinery, not so much with words. For instance, take the word “Understand”. At ten letters long, with an unimpeachable meaning, it’s powerful, isn’t it? Because if you understand something, you can diffuse it. You can make money … Continue reading

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D-Day Plus Four

We’ve got so many grand ideas to keep track of, we’d all be nearly bursting if such vessels as our minds could be contained. If each of us could manage to remember just a little piece of our ambition and … Continue reading

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STOP

War is the world’s antibodies, rushing to defeat one man. War is not one person in place, who is brave enough to stop the man. War is the shining demonstration, of what’s not to be done. I imagine being on … Continue reading

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The Agreeable Man

Several years ago, I would visit my mother-in-law at a Massachusetts elder residence center. She lived on the memory care floor, which was for those with dementia, or other severe memory loss associated with age. The residents required constant looking … Continue reading

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Bringing Him Forward

Al would want me to order two ice cream cones. “Get one for me,” he’d say, so I would do that. I’ll buy two ice creams and give one to a friend. I don’t tell them it’s from my buddy. … Continue reading

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The Pivot and the Model Pictures

For the past two years, 2018 and 2019, I was voted Member of the Year for a popular diecast model collectors forum, Model Hangar III. I make model photographs on a nightly basis and show the other people on the … Continue reading

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New Pictures 2019, part 3

Below are four new pictures I made in April 2019. I used two sets, and models that I finished last year and the year before. BELOW: A Soviet ISU-152 drives through the ruins of Berlin, Spring 1945. BELOW:  A different … Continue reading

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New Pictures 2019, Part 2

I’ve made a few new model pictures since February 26th. I had a lot of fun setting the scenes, and completing the illusion. These are my 1/72 scale models, figures and sets. No model is repeated, although the first two … Continue reading

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New Pictures So Far This Year

Hi everyone, I usually save showing you my new model photographs for the end of the year. Let’s try something different. Here are my best new pictures from January and February 2019. Seven model photographs have made the cut. As … Continue reading

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