CONTENTS Dioramas and Models:

Page 15 Hurricane and Spitfire

Page 62: SM.79 torpedo bomber

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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The Submarine HMS SEAL surrender to two German Ar196 planes in May 1940


Stuka 87G at the Eastern Front 1944/45. Summer and Winter Camo


Junker Ju87 B-2 Stuka from Battle of Britain 1940


The German Night Fighter Squadron in Norway, 1945


Blohm & Voss BV138 C-1 takes off in rough sea on the Norwegian coast 1944


Blohm & Voss BV 138 refuelling at a North Norwegian Fishing community 1944


A forced landing of a Bf109 G from JG27


A tribute to the best combat pilot ever. Eastern Front 1944


Junkers Ju88 Zerstörer Crashlanding


Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 crashes in the English Channel 1940


The building of Flying Fortress B-17G "Miss Conduct" 1944


A forced landing after being badly damaged over Germany (1944)


Arado Ar234 B-2 the Luftwaffe's Superplane in Norway 1945


Some old models of Republic P-47 anf P-51 Mustang.


Pictures of Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire


Pictures of Heinkel He 162 and Messerschmitt Me 262


Henschel Hs129 "Panzerknacker" from Eastern Front winter 1944


Fw190 D-9 - probably the best German piston-engine fighter during WWII


Messerschmitt Bf 109 the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter force


Hans Joachim Marseille and his "Yellow 14" 1942


"Black 3" of 2./JG27 in the Libyan Desert 1941


Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 Sturmböcke - the Viermoto killer


The "Black Tulip" Bf109G-10 (1945) and F86-F Sabre (1959)


Sukhoi Su-30MK Air-Superiority Fighter, Russia


Panavia Tornado F3, RAF Air-Superiority Interceptor


Luftwaffe's last desperate attempt to crush the Allied Airpower in Western Europe


Hanna Reitsch and von Greim land in a Fi-156 at Brandenburger Tor


The Air Battle at The Førde Fjord (Norway).


Dornier Do335 - the fastest piston engine fighter of WW2


The Typhoon, one of World War II’s most potent ground attack aircraft


Hawker Typhoons from the 2nd TAF and the Battle of Mortain (Aug 1944)


6th August 1945: The B-29 “Enola Gay” drops the Atomic bomb over Hiroshima.


The Douglas SBD Dauntless and the story of the Battle of Midway, June 1942


My old models from the 50's and 60's - Saved from the attic August 2015


A look at the first generation jets: Me 262, Lockheed P-80 and Gloster Meteor


A tribute to Kurt Knispel, the greatest tank ace of all time


France 1944, a lull in the fighting. Knispel and his crew chatting with some soldiers


The CIA-operated spy plane shot down over Soviet

The US Navy's ZERO killer 1943-1945


The dominant fighter in the Pacific War Theatre 1940 - 1943


Twenty FAA Fairley Swordfish decimated the huge Italian battle fleet


A Change Vought F7U-3 crashed on USS Hancock


Answers to some frequently asked questions about building dioramas and models


A Ju87-G is shot down at the Eastern Front, March 1945


The GREIF - that could have been the WWII most formidable bomber


Bf110 G-4 Part #1 of "Deadly nocturnal encounter over Germany"


Lancaster Part #2 of "Deadly nocturnal encounter over Germany"


Bf110 G-4 and Avro Lancaster - a deadly encounter over Germany


Northrop F-5 the International US fighter of the Cold War.


F-100 Super Sabre, the first operational supersonic fighter


A Super Sabre from the Misty squadron attacks Viet Cong on the Ho Chi Minh trail


The “Loco Busters” of the 20th Fighter Group


The scrapping of Luftwaffe after WW2


The Phantom and the MiG -21 over North Vietnam (1972)


Killer in the Sky: Russia's Deadly Su-35 Super-Flanker.


The fast and dangerous German Motor Torpedo Boat


Bf109 E-7 Trop from JG27 crashes in the Libyan Desert


The army co-op aircraft which became the famous SOE’s “Spy-Taxi”


The fearsome “Stalin Organ” in Action


Luftwaffe’s Giant Flying Boat; Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking


The Allied testing and destroying the Giant Flying Boat


Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia and his SM.79 torpedo bomber


Canadair CL-415, the aerial firefighter in action


The ultimate interceptor and the world's fastest single-engine jet aircraft


The the incredible story of the F-106 that landed itself


The rescue heroes: The RNLI Lifeboat and the Sea King Helicopter


"The Heinkel in the river" A He-111 shot down in Norway, April 1940


An armoured nightmare on the battlefield: The Crocodile flamethrower tank


Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 crashlanding


Air-Sea Rescue Operation. A British Walrus and a German Bf 110


The famous and dreaded German battle tank. The Tiger I and the King Tiger


A Libyan MiG-23 and rebels (Libyan Civil War 2011)


The history of the heavy tank Neubaufahrzeug in Norway April 1940


An F-16 from Alabama ANG runs off runway after the canopy fogged


The highly weathered Corsair II in the Hellenic Air Force


The two best night fighters in WW2: The He-219 and the Mosquito


The A-10 “Warthog” the queen of Close Air Support


A King Tiger is burning after hit by the British Sherman Firefly


The the B-24 attack on the oil refineries in Rumania on 1st August 1943


1942 - a SBD Dauntless ditches in the Pacific Ocean


1941 - a Sunderland flying boat is attacked by two Bf109 at Malta


1946 - a Dakota landed on a rooftopin London during a snowstorm


The books: "A tutorial for making military DIORAMAS and Models" Vol 1 & 2

Some of the Dioramas and Models you can see on this website:

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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 18 Fw 190 D-9 "Langnase"

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 02 Ju87-G Kanonenvoegel

Page 05 BV138 Der Fliegende Holtzschuh

Page 08 Hans Ulrich Rudel and his Stuka

Page 11 Building of B-17 "Miss Conduct"

Page 14 P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang

Page 17 Henschel Hs 129 "Panzerknacker"

Page 20 Marseille's "Yellow 14"

Page 21 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 Trop

Page 22 Fw 190 A-8 "Sturmböcke"

Page 23 Erich Hartmann - Ace of Aces

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 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 Kurt Knispel - the Tiger Commander

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 39 F6F Hellcat - the Zero killer

Page 40 A6M Zero - the dominant Japanese fighter

Page 41 The attack on Taranto, Nov 1940

Page 42 Cutlass Ramp Strike 14th July 1955

Page 43 Answers to some frequently asked questions

Page 44 "Kanonenvoegel" Down, March 1945


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 81: A Sunderland is attacked by two bf109

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 55: Su-35 Russia's deadly Killer in the sky

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 82: A Dakota landing on a London rooftop

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 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 80: a SBD ditches in the Pacific Ocean

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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.


Happy modelling!


Bjørn Jacobsen