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New Review: Eduard’s 1/48 H-21 Big Ed Set

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My father, a retired career pilot and Colonel in the USAF, passes along a magazine he receives each month as a member of the Air Force Association.  Several years ago, an article in one issue titled "Life on the Pine Tree Line" captivated me.  The article details daily activities at a remote DEW-line radar site on Resolution Island, in far North Newfoundland, back in the 50s and 60s.  In particular, photos of an H-21 Shawnee or "Flying Banana" as it is more commonly referred to in Artic Red conspicuity markings, caught my eye.  Other aircraft and vehicles documented in the photos included a C-123, a TWA "Connie", various cargo trucks and vehicles, and a small WWII utility vehicle known as a "Weasel".  Visions of a winter diorama scene began to take shape.


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