I was disappointed in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" as a film. I felt that it was bloated and uninteresting as a whole. However, those special effects... yee-haw! An excellent job was done by the effects crew and it's nice to see that they were recognized for their efforts with a Web site devoted solely to the effects of the film. It's mainly still photos without commentary, but there are plenty of great pictures of the miniatures used in the film, including construction, filming and shots showing final compositing. Well worth a look!
Aviator Visual Effects - Behind the Scenes