Some of the most memorable moments of my childhood involve playing with Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning, and other 1/64 scale diecast toys with my friends. Among my favorite vehicles were the Matchbox and Hot Wheels half-tracks, which coincidentally were very close to 1/72 scale. Throughout the years, miniatures have held a special attraction for me. Similarly, from the time I was 10 years old, I have been fascinated with WWII — a fascination that has only strengthened with time. Now a middle-aged man, I have found a way to meld my two interests. I have been seriously collecting 1/72 scale WWII planes, tanks, vehicles, and soldiers for the last 20 years and my collection includes well over 1,000 such items. This Blog is an attempt to document my obsession.
I intend to report on new acquisitions to my collection, provide reviews of vehicles, and generally document my musings on these miniatures. I have also been trying to recreate WWII photos in 1/72 scale. Sometimes the recreations look the part; sometimes not. At any rate, my goal is to post once a week — a modest but achievable goal. I do appreciate and welcome constructive comments.