How do you represent air units on the table? For the longest time I've used 1/2-inch counters with airplane silhouettes on them, and that actually works fine, but recently I've been poking around looking for castings to use.
I picked up some PicoArmor at Historicon a few years back. At 3mm, it scales out at roughly 1/600. Considerably larger than my 1/2400 fleet, I figured a bit of forced perspective would work, but I think they look a bit too big. Here's a PicoArmor He-111/H-6 torpedo bomber coming in on the deck:
Even at 1/600, this little project was quite fiddly for a ham-fisted goon like me, and in the end it's pretty fragile. It's painted with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, with a base made from a Litko clear-plastic disc and a short piece of guitar string (wire). The decals are by FlightDeck. I punched a couple of "spinning props" out of a piece of acetate I had laying around, then drilled a hole in each which I tried to slip over the hubs. I was going to paint the hubs yellow or red, but haven't done it yet for fear of creating a big blob on the acetate.
I've been struggling of late with glues and matte finishes. I have been using Loctite GO2 for most projects, but that wouldn't work here for some reason, so I went back to Loctite super-glue.
I can't find any clear matte overspray that gives me a nice flat finish. I was a fan of Testor's ModelMaster clear matte, but that's no longer being made (at least I can't find it). Nothing else I can lay my hands on seems to provide that good dull coat. If anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears.
Anyway, this was a lark, I suspect, not likely to be repeated. I have a few 1/1250-scale by CaP Aero which I might try, although I don't think I have any decal sets suitable for that.