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 www.dioramas-and-models.com = © Bjørn Jacobsen
If you use some of my texts or pictures, please give reference to this website
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.