Whether you are in Northern or Southern California, here are a few convention
sites you may want to check out:
http://www.kublacon.com , http://www.avalongamecon.com ,
Located in the UK this shop carries a wide selection of WW II related materials.
We just acquired three
small booklets on camo and markings of various vehicles in WW II and found
them incredibly detailed, including colour chips.
Chapter of the Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HMGS)
HMGS is a national organization promoting the historical aspect of gaming,
not just necessarily wargaming. This site provides links to other HMGS
sites as well as links to other sites of general interest; each should be
A look a aircrft modeling in the UK with interesting articles dealing with
full size craft. Of interest to us was the reference data on Humbrol
paints and the listing of the revised colors and cross reference to Testors,
Offers some of the best books on military topics currently being prepared,
especially the German Tiger tank.
War II Books
This one will open the door for a large selection of some hard to find military
Aviation History Page
Some interesting history which hasn't been easily available is presented.
Insignia Home Page
Interesting info on insignia from Revolutionary War period to the Present;
links to additional research sites.
Museum Archives Gallery
To quote their intro, ".... This is where you'll find detailed and specific
information of interest to aviation researchers and historians as well as
the general enthusiast." Does it live up to this? Essentially,
yes but then remember most of us are scale military model builder/historians
and what we require is specific and highly detailed at times. Nevertheless,
give them a look.
From their brief: "A site dedicted to the 'Forgotten Fighter', the
Bristol Beaufighter, and the squadrons who flew it in the Second World War.
Included are squadron histories and aircraft details." We enjoyed this
site and wish there could be more along these lines.
Aircraft profiles, unit insignia, identification markings, unit descriptions
and abbreviations along with other interesting links.
A large site much to see, especially their color chips for the RLM.
Late War Luftwaffe
Colours Comments on RLM colour "84"
Provides some interesting information and comparisons for these elusive
A research and information page and other useful links.
Scale Model Bookmarks - Aircraft & Space Reference Pages
An outstanding list of list. Try it, you've got to find something
of great interest if you're into aircraft and space.
IPMS USA Home Page - International
Plastic Modelers' Society
Information is not just for plastic modelers, that is their medium for presentation
so don't be mislead because you use some other construction material.
Tons of info and links to the rest of the IPMS world organization (I've looked
at a bunch and they all have something to offer). Want to know where
to get the famous FS color chips? Check it out!!!
THE NAFZIGER COLLECTION
Looking for order of battle, TO&E's and info along these lines?
WW 2, WW 1? Oh to late for you! Well his lists go all the way
back to the 30 Years War. Really great data on the WW II period.
If you need order - this is the place.
AFV NEWS - Tanks &
Armor Page: G. Bradford
This is THE place for tanks and armored fighting vehicles info, it's the
This address will get you to a portion of the larger presentation.
In particular, at this location, you will find color chips for Royal Navy
camouflage for the Second World War and where you can find sample color
chips. Click back in the site and you will find additional info on
USN colors, again with chip samples presented. There's more, see for
Modellers Information Page
Source data for photographs, plans, magazines (and we can HIGHLY recommend
"Plastic Ship Modeller").
The Floating Drydock
This is the place for information on the United States Navy, especially
during the Second World War - scale plans (from if not THE originals), color
chips for the blue-grey camo paint, modeling accessories and probably THE
most important single piece of data - over 150 ship camouflage design sheets
for the USN. No need to guess about this any more.
Restoration projects, history and facts about the USN PTs, as well as related
U-Boat Net - The U-boat War
We've watched this site grow for some time and it just keeps getting better!
See for yourself.
New to the world of publications, founded in 1995, their work will be known
around the world and should form some of the new classic works in the field
of military aviation books. Don't miss out!
The reputation of this Australian publisher has been long established.
If you're into aviation art, reference books and decals, check out Jerry
The War Times Journal
If you're a wargamer, or a history buff - this is one of the premier sites
to visit. There are articles on different eras, from Napoleonic, to World
War I and II, all well researched and presented. If you're looking for on-line
rules - check this page out - there's real good stuff, and easy to play.
Articles of War
Great place for reference materials you can't find elsewhere.