Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

Mercedes-Benz SL 230 Series 2001-2011

Published: April 20th, 2019     
Mercedes-Benz SL 230 Series 2001-2011
Author: Brian Long
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Company: Veloce Publishing

This publication is one from a series of books covering the Mercedes Benz SL series by Veloce Publishing. It is a 208 page hardcover book, printed in 25cm x 25cm (9.75" x 9.75") format. Publication date was February, 2015.

Other publications in this series are:

M3A1 Scout Car: The US Cavalry’s Primary Reconnaissance Vehicle in World War II

Published: April 20th, 2019     
M3A1 Scout Car: The US Cavalry’s Primary Reconnaissance Vehicle in World War II
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Schiffer Publishing

David Doyle's latest book is one of the latest entries in the 'Legends of Warfare' series with entries in Ground, Naval, and Aviation. The first Ground book focused on the Panzerkampfwagen IV, the first Naval book was on the USS Yorktown (CV-5), and the first two Aviation books were are on the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (#4) and Douglas TBD Devastator (#3). This tome is the ninth release in the Legends of Warfare - Ground series.

Kagero Top Drawing 57 Messerschmitt Bf 110 Vol 1

Published: April 16th, 2019     
Kagero Top Drawing 57 Messerschmitt Bf 110 Vol 1
Author: Macief Noszczak
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Casemate Publishers

The book provides great detail drawings of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 which was a work horse for the German Luftwaffe.

I found the drawings in this book to be fascinating and show many of the variants of this very versatile aircraft.

Along with the many outline drawings (both 1/48 & 1/72 scale) there are 10 very nice profile drawings. Also include in the book is a mask for the Eduard 1/72 BF 110 C/D/E kit.

There is also a pull out 1/48 scale plan drawing.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in the BF 110 and a must for modellers.

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

M12 Gun Motor Carriage - Images of War

Published: April 15th, 2019     
M12 Gun Motor Carriage - Images of War
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Michael Reeves, IPMS# 51129
Company: Casemate Publishing

From the author's website:

Although only 100 examples were produced, the 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 served with distinction as an infantry - support weapon and in particular as a bunker - buster during the U.S. assault on the Siegfried Line in the winter of 1944 - 45.

Spread through 144 pages, almost 200 photos, nearly evenly divided between photos of the sole surviving example and vintage development and combat photos, including numerous previously unpublished images, chronicle the history of this pioneering self - propelled gun and its companion M30 ammunition carrier.

What's Inside...

This volume in the series follows the typical format found in the Images of War collection and contains the same excellent level of quality in providing atypical images of this important ancestor of modern self - propelled artillery. The real meat of the book is in the photos and accompanying captions. There is just enough text to provide interest and a good overview of the evolution of the M12 without being overwhelming. The chapter breakdown is:

Real Colors of WWII Aircraft, Limited Edition

Published: April 15th, 2019     
Real Colors of WWII Aircraft, Limited Edition
Author: Maciej Goralczyk, Gerald T, Hogl, Jurgen Kiroff, Nicholas Millman, Mikhail V. Orlov
Reviewed by: John Noack, IPMS# 23017
Company: AK Interactive

This massive tome landed in my mailbox courtesy of the fine folks at AK Interactive who have also provided us with multiple samples of paint, brushes, weathering media and the like. This is the icing on the cake for any modeler of American, Russian, Luftwaffe, or British aircraft of the WWII period. The book is divided into 4 sections accordingly, with sub-sections for the various branches (e.g. USN, USAAF and/or time periods such as pre-war, early and late war and again, where appropriate, operational theatres such as Tropical and Mediterranean areas).

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