Category Archives: WWII

Scale models I finished in 2018

This year I produced twenty-one models in 1/72 scale. I found a creative outlet in repainting, detailing, and repairing tanks by ModelCollect, Zvezda, Panzerstahl, S-Model, Hobby Master, and DeAgostini. I developed a 4-step process for producing models with a pleasing finish. … Continue reading

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Model Dioramas 2017

Below are the dioramas I set in 2017. These pictures were made in the first 5 months of the year. After the month of May, I took a break to detail several tank models, and for the fall, I got … Continue reading

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Model Dioramas 2016

Below is a collection of my scale model photographs produced in 2016. ### ABOUT: Ara Hagopian’s third book was released in 2016: http://www.LeavesOfYouthTheBook.com    

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Honoring Pearl Harbor with a drawing

On December 7th, 1941, Japanese forces attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Among the 2,390 military and civilians killed, ranging from 3 months to 66 years old, nearly twelve-hundred servicemen died on the battleship USS ARIZONA. … Continue reading

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Literate War Photography

*Bookmark this page as I will be updating this article with new photographs and specifics on each shot.* UPDATE SUMMER 2015: The first book in the Literate War series is out now. THE FIERY WINDS is the story of a WWII army … Continue reading

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Flag Garden at Boston Common

On Memorial Day last year, a flag garden was planted on the Boston Common. The flag garden was impactful on several levels. The organizers had made the effort; the city granted the permit; and the public treated the tribute with … Continue reading

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The Attic Trunk

It was the summer of 1978. The three of us, thirteen-year-old neighborhood boys, stood in front of the old abandoned Maxim house. Old lady Maxim had been dead for a few years. She’d been a crabby one, to us, to … Continue reading

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