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Single No. 28 Avia S-199

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Teodor Liviu Morosanu
Company: MMP Books

This volume in MMP’s “Single” series covers the Avia S-199, and with the impending release of Eduard’s 1/48 kit (announced, but I have no idea of when), the timing of this publication is perfect. The idea behind this series of books (more like booklets) seems to be to get right to the point and show scale plan views, photos, profiles, etc.

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one… more

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Wings of the Black Cross #11

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Mark Proulx
Company: Eagle Editions Ltd.

This volume, #11, like all others in the series consists of pages and pages of clear photos, printed nicely on semi-gloss paper between laminated stiff covers. Eagle Editions consistently puts out first-rate publications.

Most photos in the Wings of the Black Cross series are previously unpublished, and this issue carries on that tradition. The entire booklet is chock full, starting… more

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-F

Published: May 3, 2021
Book Author(s): Damian Majsak
Company: Kagero Publishing

This is the 2nd volume in a revived series from Kagero. According to the editor the series was originally launched in 2001, but decal production issues caused the cessation of publication. They have now restarted this series, and so far, have issued 3 volumes (“Eastern Front” armor, “Japanese Fighters”, and the subject of this review).

“Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-F” jumps right… more

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Model Aircraft Extra No.7 – Building the P-47 Thunderbolt

Published: April 30, 2021
Book Author(s): Compiled by Andy Evans
Company: MA Publications, Ltd.

This is the 7th volume in a newish series from MA Publications, the British publisher of Scale Aviation Modeller International, Model Aircraft, and Scale Military Modeller. Each of the issues of this series includes multiple build articles, centered on one particular aircraft type. In this case, the P-47 is covered in 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 and 1/24 scales. The booklet starts out with a… more

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Henschel Hs 126B-1

Published: February 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Robert Panek and Krzystof Wotowski
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one is immediately presented with several pages of scale plans (in 1/72 and 1/48). No introductory history or anything like that, just right into the plans. This is followed by about 15 pages of photos, interspersed with snippets from the original aircraft manual. While there is no body of text, each photo has a generous caption. The wartime photos… more

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Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Published: September 20, 2020
Book Author(s): Neil Page
Company: Casemate UK

This is the second of a 2-volume set covering, as the title suggests, the day-fighter aces of the Luftwaffe.   Picking up where the first volume ends, this book covers the time period from the peak of Germany’s victories through to its defeat in 1945.  Casemate’s typical high production values are present, including stiff glossy outer covers and glossy… more

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2

Published: June 10, 2020
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Karolina Holda
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

This edition of MMP’s “Single” covers the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2, and anyone familiar with this series will know the format. For those who are not, these are very “to the point” booklets, homing in on a particular variant of an aircraft.

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one is immediately presented with several pages of scale plans (in 1/72 and 1/48). No introductory… more

Resin Base

Wooden Airfield Base

Published: May 21, 2020
Company: Tiger Werke

As an aircraft modeler, I was unfamiliar with this company that is primarily focused on 1/35 resin armor accessories. According to the box inserts and website, they are under new management and are expanding the current line. This base fit right into my area of focus, so I was pleased to have a chance to write a review.

The first thing I noticed was how hefty and sturdy the packing box… more

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Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Published: April 30, 2020
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Artur Juszczak
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

One of the latest in MMP’s “Single” series covers the P-38G-15-LO, and with the relatively new Tamiya 1/48 kit of the P-38 F/G the timing of this release is perfect. The idea behind this series of books (more like booklets) seems to be to get right to the point and show scale plan views, photos, profiles, etc.

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one is immediately presented with… more

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Scale Aviation Modeller International Magazine, January 2020

Published: April 30, 2020
Book Author(s): Many
Company: SAM Publications

Scale Aviation Modeller is one of several magazines I used to subscribe to over the years, but have pared back that list and it was refreshing to once again see the content of this magazine.

The quality of the magazine is just as I had remembered – Nice, glossy stiff covers and equally glossy, but thinner, content pages. Excellent quality photos and detailed articles are consistent… more