original idea behind the Aviation Model Art style of
presentation came about from a model making project with my
daughter. We were building a "Snoopy verses the Red
Baron" diorama, but needed a way to keep the dust off
the models and also protect them from damage. A model under a
glass case help to keep the dust off, but would still need shelf
space which we didn't have.
Instead I chose to
use a 3D box frame to house the models. This would protect the
models, keep the dust away, allow a nice background picture to
compliment the models and it could be wall hung out of the way.
The finished model can be seen to the right and now hangs
proudly in her bedroom.
the theme, I also experimented with models that were displayed
unbuilt, still on the sprue.
models were fully painted, with decals applied and were
displayed with the box art and kit instructions as a background.
Typically, they are in an A3 sized frame which is around one
have also proved to be popular amongst those with nostalgia for
their childhood pastimes.
Bf109E was presented in a part built state, as if caught on a
modeller's work bench.