Dioramas and Models
by Bjørn Jacobsen
On this website, I am presenting some of my dioramas and models.
I explain the background for each diorama and I show how it was built.
I hope some of my work might inspire some of you to try this exciting hobby.
Click on one of the dioramas below to see the details
I have written a couple of books about building Dioramas and Models
Book #1 has 168 pages and more than 900 pictures and is available in English, German, French and Spanish
The price is USD 35,50
Book #2 has 200 pages and more than 800 pictures and is available in English and German.
The price is USD 39,50
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Page 03 Ju87 B-2 Stuka BoB 1940
Page 06 BV138 at the Artic Coast
Page 09 Ju-88 C6 Zerstörer Crach Landing
Page 12 B-17 Crash Landing
Page 15 Hurricane and Spitfire
Page 18 Fw 190 D-9 "Langnase"
Page 21 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Trop
Page 24 Sukhoi Su-30 Mk Flanker
Page 27 Hanna Reitsch, April 1945
Page 30 Hawker Thphoon 1B
Page 33 Battle of Midway June 1942
DIORAMA: Submarine HMS SEAL surrender to two German Ar196 planes in May 1940
MODEL: Stuka 87G at the Eastern Front 1944/45. Summer and Winter Camo
MODEL: Junker Ju87 B-2 Stuka from Battle of Britain 1940
MODELS & DIORAMA: The German Night Fighter Squadron in Norway, 1945
MODEL & DIORAMA: BV138 C-1 takes off in rough sea on the Norwegian coast 1944
DIORAMA: BV 138 refuelling at a North Norwegian Fishing community 1944
DIORAMA: A forced landing of a Bf109 G from JG27
DIORAMA: A tribute to the best combat pilot ever. Eastern Front 1944
DIORAMA: Ju88 Zerstörer Crashlanding
DIORAMA: Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 crashes in the English Channel 1940
MODEL: The building of Flying Fortress B-17G "Miss Conduct" 1944
DIORAMA: A forced landing after being badly damaged over Germany (1944)
MODEL & DIORAMA: Ar234 B-2 the Luftwaffe's Superplane in Norway 1945
MODELS: Some old models of Republic P-47 anf P-51 Mustang.
MODELS: Pictures of Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire
MODELS: Pictures of Heinkel He 162 and Messerschmitt Me 262
MODEL & DIORAMA: Henschel Hs129 "Panzerknacker" from Eastern Front winter 1944
MODEL: Fw190 D-9 - probably the best German piston-engine fighter during WWII
MODELS: Messerschmitt Bf 109 the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter force
MODEL & DIORAMA: Hans Joachim Marseille and his "Yellow 14" 1942
MODEL & DIORAMA: "Black 3" of 2./JG27 in the Libyan Desert 1941
MODEL: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 Sturmböcke - the Viermoto killer
MODELS: The "Black Tulip" Bf109G-10 (1945) and F86-F Sabre (1959)
MODEL: Sukhoi Su-30MK Air-Superiority Fighter, Russia
MODEL: Panavia Tornado F3, RAF Air-Superiority Interceptor
DIORAMA: Luftwaffe's last desperate attempt to crush the Allied Airpower in Western Europe
DIORAMA: Hanna Reitsch and von Greim land in a Fi-156 at Brandenburger Tor
MODELS & DIORAMA: The Air Battle at The Førde Fjord (Norway).
MODEL & DIORAMA: Dornier Do335 - the fastest piston engine fighter of WW2
MODEL: The Typhoon, one of World War II’s most potent ground attack aircraft
DIORAMA: Hawker Typhoons from the 2nd TAF and the Battle of Mortain (Aug 1944)
DIORAMA: 6th August 1945: The B-29 “Enola Gay” drops the Atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
DIORAMA: The Douglas SBD Dauntless and the story of the Battle of Midway, June 1942
MODELS: My old models from the 50's and 60's - Saved from the attic August 2015
MODELS: A look at the first generation jets: Me 262, Lockheed P-80 and Gloster Meteor
DIORAMA: A tribute to Kurt Knispel, the greatest tank ace of all time
DIORAMA: France 1944, a lull in the fighting. Knispel and his crew chatting with some soldiers
DIORAMA: The CIA-operated spy plane shot down over Soviet
MODELS & DIORAMA: The US Navy's ZERO killer 1943-1945
MODELS & DIORAMA; The dominant fighter in the Pacific War Theatre 1940 - 1943
MODELS & DIORAMA: Twenty FAA Fairley Swordfish decimated the huge Italian battle fleet
MODELS & DIORAMA: A Change Vought F7U-3 crashed on USS Hancock
Answers to some frequently asked questions about building dioramas and models
DIORAMA: A Ju87-G is shot down at the Eastern Front, March 1945
MODELS & DIORAMA: The GREIF - that could have been the WWII most formidable bomber
MODELS & DIORAMA: Bf110 G-4 Part #1 of "Deadly nocturnal encounter over Germany"
MODELS & DIORAMA: Lancaster Part #2 of "Deadly nocturnal encounter over Germany"
MODELS & DIORAMA: Bf110 G-4 and Avro Lancaster - a deadly encounter over Germany
MODELS: Northrop F-5 the International US fighter of the Cold War.
MODEL & DIORAMA: F-100 Super Sabre, the first operational supersonic fighter
DIORAMA: A Super Sabre from the Misty squadron attacks Viet Cong on the Ho Chi Minh trail
MODEL & DIORAMA: The “Loco Busters” of the 20th Fighter Group
DIORAMA: The scrapping of Luftwaffe after WW2
DIORAMA & MODELS: The Phantom and the MiG -21 over North Vietnam (1972)
DIORAMA & MODEL: Killer in the Sky: Russia's Deadly Su-35 Super-Flanker.
DIORAMA & MODEL: The fast and dangerous German Motor Torpedo Boat
DIORAMA: Bf109 E-7 Trop from JG27 crashes in the Libyan Desert
DIORAMA: The army co-op aircraft which became the famous SOE’s “Spy-Taxi”
DIORAMA: The fearsome “Stalin Organ” in Action
MODEL & DIORAMA: Luftwaffe’s Giant Flying Boat; Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking
MODEL & DIORAMA: The Allied testing and destroying the Giant Flying Boat
MODEL & DIORAMA: Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia and his SM.79 torpedo bomber
MODEL & DIORAMA: Canadair CL-415, the aerial firefighter in action
MODEL & DIORAMA: The ultimate interceptor and the world's fastest single-engine jet aircraft
MODEL & DIORAMA: The the incredible story of the F-106 that landed itself
MODEL & DIORAMA: The rescue heroes: The RNLI Lifeboat and the Sea King Helicopter
DIORAMA: "The Heinkel in the river" A He-111 shot down in Norway, April 1940
DIORAMA: An armoured nightmare on the battlefield: The Crocodile flamethrower tank
DIORAMA: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 crashlanding
DIORAMA: Air-Sea Rescue Operation. A British Walrus and a German Bf 110
DIORAMA: The famous and dreaded German battle tank. The Tiger I and the King Tiger
DIORAMA: A Libyan MiG-23 and rebels (Libyan Civil War 2011)
DIORAMA; The history of the heavy tank Neubaufahrzeug in Norway April 1940
DIORAMA: An F-16 from Alabama ANG runs off runway after the canopy fogged
MODEL & DIORAMA: The highly weathered Corsair II in the Hellenic Air Force
MODEL & DIORAMA: The two best night fighters in WW2: The He-219 and the Mosquito
MODEL: The A-10 “Warthog” the queen of Close Air Support
MODEL & DIORAMA: A King Tiger is burning after hit by the British Sherman Firefly
MODEL & DIORAMA: The the B-24 attack on the oil refineries in Rumania on 1st August 1943
The book: "A tutorial for making military DIORAMAS and Models" Vol 1 and 2
Some of the Dioramas and Models you can see on this website:
click on the picture if you want to see more details about the model or diorama
Page 01 Drama in Kattegat 4th May 1940
Page 04 Nachtjëgerstaffel Norwegen 1945
Page 07 Bf109G - a forced landing
Page 10 Defiant Down August 1940
Page 13 Arado Ar 234 B-2
Page 16 He 162 and Me 262 jetfighters
Page 19 Messerschmitt Bf 109
Page 22 Fw 190 A-8 "Sturmböcke"
Page 25 Tornado F3 Interseptor
Page 31 Day of the Typhoon
Page 34 My first models (1950s and 60s)
Page 45 He 177 - the German heavy bomber
Page 48 Deady Nocturnal Encounter over Germany
Page 51: F-100F "Misty" over North Vietnam (1969)
Page 54: F-4 Phantom vs MiG-21 over North Vietnam
Page 57: Bf 109 crashes in the Libyan Desert
Page 60: BV 222 the Giant German Flying Boat.
Page 63: CL-415, the aerial firefighter in action
Page 66: RNLI Lifeboat and Sea King Helicopter
Page 69: Bf 109 G-10 crashlanding
Page 72: Libyan Civil War: MiG-23 and rebels
Page 75: The A-7 in the Hellenic Air Force
Page 78: Sherman Firefly knocks out a King Tiger
Page 46: Bf 110 G-4 Night Fighter (Part #1)
Page 49 Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
Page 52: Lockheed P-38 Lightning over Europe
Page 58: Westland Lysander, the SOE's "Spy-Taxi"
Page 61: The destroying of BV 222 V2
Page 64: F-106 the ultimate interceptor
Page 67: He-111 in the river, Norway April 1940
Page 70: Supermarine Walrus in ation
Page 73: The history of the Neubaufahrzeug
Page 76; WW2 Night fighters over Europe
Page 79: B-24 attack on Ploiesti, August 1943
Page 47: Avro Lancaster Bomber (Part #2)
Page 50 North American F-100 Super Sabre
Page 53: Luftwaffe Graveyard
Page 56: The German Schnellboot S-100
Page 59: The fearsome "Katyusha" in action
Page 62: SM.79 torpedo bomber
Page 65: The F-106 that landed itself
Page 68: Crocodile, the flamethrowing tank
Page 71: The dreaded German Tiger Tanks
Page 74: An F-16 runs off the runway
Page 77: A-10 Thunderbolt II
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A little bit about me:
I live with my wife in a small seaside town in Norway.
I worked in advertising and marketing, and I had my own company for many years until I retired in 2004.
I have always been fascinated by aircraft and built my first model of a World War 2 aircraft in 1957, 15 years old. Since then I have made numerous models, mostly WW2 planes, but also a few dioramas.
After years of modelling, I found it more and more rewarding and challenging to make dioramas, because it requires not only modelling skills but also a sense of realism and a lot of research and scratch building to get it as realistic as possible. It also gives me the opportunity to let the models tell their story – and a story, they always have.
For years, I posted my work to the many model groups around the world, and I made this website for those who want to look closer into my dioramas.
I often have been asked to publish some of my work. I have now taken those requests seriously and has written a couple of books, showing in details how I build my dioramas.
I hope that this website and my books might inspire some to try out this exciting hobby.