Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
March 26, 2020
Company
AFV Club
MSRP
$29.95

Background

This is AFV Club’s third release of a “Q”-Scale F-104 kit, with the first two releases covering the ROC Air Force and JASDF F-104J aircraft. All three were released in 2019. AFV Club, based in the Republic of China (Taiwan) began releasing kits in 1990 and is owned by Hobby Fan. Distribution in the United States is through Apex Global Inc., doing business as Merit International Ltd.

Book Author(s)
Michael Green
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
March 26, 2020
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$22.95

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer. He specializes in military subjects and has authored and coauthored over 100 non-fiction books, for both children and adults. His books have been translated into several languages. Mr. Green is an honorary lifetime member of the "Marine Corps Tanker Association," as well as the U.S. Army Brotherhood of Tankers. Michael Green lives in Dale City, California.

Pen & Sword’s latest book in the Images of War series is a square back soft cover includes 234 gloss paper pages. I counted 130 black and white period photographs. There are 95 color photos, 8 black and white illustrations, and 17 color illustrations.

Book Author(s)
Thomas J. Kowalski, Kamil Trembacz, Filip Rząsa, Edgar Liepinsh
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
March 26, 2020
Company
Kagero Publishing
MSRP
$22.95

Based in Central Europe Kagero Publishing House is the biggest publisher and exporter of English-written publications about military history, release nearly 60 titles every year. Kagero was founded in 1995, and began by delivering military titles in Polish. Their success led Kagero to start releasing books in English in 1998. Authors from Poland, Canada, USA, Australia and Great Britain, who were invited to cooperation, gave a beginning to a new range of products, which have put them on a position of one of the most recognized publishers on the market. Kagero has released more than 550 publications. Kagero is managed by Damian Majsak and his wife Joanna.

Book Author(s)
Nicholas Sekunda
Review Author
Jim Pearsall
Published on
March 26, 2020
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$19.00

Most of us have only heard of Pyrrhus through the phrase “Pyrrhic victory”, referring to someone who wins all the battles, but loses the war. There’s a lot more to his story than that one campaign, and he was a very successful general, right up to the end, where he was killed at the Battle of Argos in 272 BC.

Review Author
Gino Dykstra
Published on
March 26, 2020
Company
ICM
Scale
1/35
MSRP
$62.99

ICM has been going full bore on World War One ground war models for some time now, and during this process have come out with a variety of Model T variants from the period. As was the case elsewhere at the time, the Model T was pretty much ubiquitous, and served on all fronts in a remarkable range of roles. This latest offering provides no less than three variants all in one package.

Listed as “Anzac Patrol” the packaging offers a staff car, a utility truck and a scout car, all on a common chassis, the late-model 1917 variant of the Model T. Both the scout car and utility truck share the exact same sprues, with only the sprue with body parts distinguishing the scout car. Because of so much commonality among the vehicles, they can be built in an “assembly line” fashion that wouldn’t have seemed out of place to Mr. Ford himself.