CONTENTS Dioramas and Models:

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 170 pages and more than 900 pictures and is available in English,  German,  French and Spanish

The price is USD 35,50

Book #2 has 197 pages and more than 800 pictures and is available in English and German.

The price is USD 39,50

Book#3 has 173 pages and more than 600 pictures and is

available in English

All the books are sold on this website, from AMAZON and from well-stocked bookstores

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Use the CONTENTS column to the left,

or click on a picture below if you want to see

more details of a model or a diorama

Page 01    Drama in Kattegat   4th May 1940                                    

Page 03  Ju87 B-2 Stuka  BoB 1940                                   

Page 05  BV138 Der Fliegende Holtzschuh 

Page 07  Bf109G - a forced landing                               

Page 09  Ju-88 C6 Zerstörer Crach Landing             

 Page 11  Building of B-17 "Miss Conduct"

Page 13  Arado Ar 234 B-2                                         

    Page 15   Hurricane and Spitfire                                                   

Page 17   Henschel Hs 129 "Panzerknacker"                 

Page 19   Messerschmitt Bf 109                                     

Page 02  Ju87-G Kanonenvoegel

Page 04  Nachtjëgerstaffel Norwegen 1945               

Page 06    BV138 at the Artic Coast                           

Page 08  Hans Ulrich Rudel and his Stuka

  Page 10  Defiant Down  August 1940                       

Page 12   B-17 Crash Landing                                     

Page 14  P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang

Page 16   He 162 and Me 262 jetfighters                         

Page 18   Fw 190 D-9  "Langnase"                               

Page 20   Marseille's  "Yellow 14"

  Page 23   Erich Hartmann  -  Ace of Aces

Page 26  Operation Bodenplatte  1st Jan 1945

Page 29   Dornier Do 335-A Pfeil

Page 32  End of WWII

Page 35   The first jet fighters of World War II                 

Page 38  The U-2 Incident May 1st 1960

  Page 41  The attack on Taranto, Nov 1940

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                       

Page 36   Kurt Knispel - The Tank Legend                     

Page 39   F6F Hellcat - the Zero killer                             

Page 42   Cutlass Ramp Strike   14 July 1955               

Page 22  Fw 190 A-8 "Sturmböcke"                                 

  Page 25  Tornado F3 Interseptor                                 

Page 28  Black Friday   Feb 9th 1945                           

  Page 31  Day of the Typhoon                                         

Page 34    My first models (1950s and 60s)                                   

Page 37   Knispel - the Tiger Commander                 

Page 40  A6M Zero - the Japanese fighter       

Page 43  some frequently asked questions 

Page 44  "Kanonenvoegel" Down, March 1945

Page 47:  Avro Lancaster Bomber (Part #2)

Page 50   North American F-100 Super Sabre

Page 45   He 177 - the German heavy bomber                   

  Page 48  Nocturnal Encounter over Germany           

Page 51:  "Misty" over North Vietnam (1969)           

Page 46:  Bf 110 G-4 Night Fighter (Part #1)               

Page 49  Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter                 

Page 52:  P-38 Lightning over Europe         

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

Page 55:  Su-35 Russia's deadly Killer         

Page 54:  Phantom vs MiG-21 over Vietnam      

Page 57:  Bf 109 crashes in the Desert                   

Page 60:  BV 222  the Giant Flying Boat

Page 63:  CL-415, the aerial firefighter in action

Page 66:  RNLI Lifeboat and Sea King 

  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 and a King Tiger

Page 58  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 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 43

Page 80:  a SBD ditches in the Pacific Ocean

Page 83:   Hurricane Down

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 Page 81:  A Sunderland is attacked by two bf109

Page 84: Heinkel He 115 in the Far North

Page 82:   A Dakota landing on a rooftop

Page 85:  The plane that refused to die


All text and pictures in the website  =   © Bjørn Jacobsen

If you use some of my texts or pictures, please give reference to this website

Thank you!

Please note that this website is not sponsored by anyone.

This site is my personal work and responsibility.

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. 

Happy modelling!

Bjørn Jacobsen