Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

Cross & Cockade 2018 Calendar

Published: July 25th, 2017     
Cross & Cockade 2018 Calendar
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Cross & Cockade International

Cross & Cockade has released their 2018 calendar and it is quite an edition to one's Man Cave. As in past years, you are advised to order your copy now, and not wait. There may be a limited supply of these calendars and you do not want to miss out because you waited until the supply ran out.

According to Roger Tisdale of Cross & Cockade, the profits from the sale of the 2018 Cross and Cockade International Calendar are once again going to assist in the upkeep of the British Air Services Memorial at the St-Omer airfield in northern France". This is a very worthy cause and deserving of your support.  One can check out the St-Omer Memorial at http://www.webmatters.net/txtpat/?id=258

Besides the fact that you will be contributing to the upkeep and maintenance of this significant Memorial, the artwork is stunning and it is a treat for the eyes and mind to view the pictures contained in the calendar. Consider it an early Christmas present you can give a friend, or yourself, for that matter.

Warship 2017

Published: July 25th, 2017     
Warship 2017
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Battleship series is a yearly publication which includes historical research topics related to naval warfare. The Editor is John Jordan and each yearly edition has multiple authors.

The 2017 edition includes

B-17F Flying Fortress: A Visual History of the F Model B-17 Flying Fortress in WWII

Published: July 24th, 2017     
B-17F Flying Fortress: A Visual History of the F Model B-17 Flying Fortress in WWII
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: G-104 Press

David Doyle's latest book is with a brand new publisher, G-104 Press. Founded by Scott and Kim Taylor of London, Ontario, this volume follows the Visual History format previously seen from David Doyle's books from Ampersand. David Doyle has acquired the use of the former Ampersand format along with the inventory and website: http://www.AmpersandPubCo.com . This book is presented in landscape and includes 112 gloss pages. G-104 Press does not yet have a website, but they are planning on one. Presently, the book is sold through David Doyle's website.

Scott and Kim Taylor can be reached through their Thachweave Products webpage at thachweave.tripod.com where they sell some unique modeling products or you can often find them at IPMS and AMPS conventions.

Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank And Variantsx

Published: July 18th, 2017     
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank And Variantsx
Author: James Kinnear and Stephen (Cookie) Sewell
Reviewed by: Andrew Birkbeck, IPMS# 27087
Company: Osprey Publishing, UK

During the early 1930's, the Soviet Union's military embarked upon a program to produce a massive new tank force capable of defending the vast territories of the Motherland. Tank production was broken down into six "types" of vehicles: amphibious scout tanks (as there was massive amounts of waterways and marshland within the country); light tanks; infantry support tanks; fast (cavalry) tanks; medium tanks; and heavy tanks. The latter were to be produced in smaller numbers (due to their expense and also complexity of production) and utilized for "breakthrough" maneuvers such as engaging large concentrations of enemy tanks, or against hard to dislodge fixed defensive positions unable to be dealt with by lighter armed or armored tank units.

Cross & Cockade International Summer 2017 Volume 48/2

Published: July 15th, 2017     
Cross & Cockade International Summer 2017 Volume 48/2
Author: Editor Mick Davis
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Cross & Cockade International

The latest journal of Cross & Cockade International - Summer 2017, features a photograph of a captured Albatros G'56 being run up. The inside and outside rear cover features seven color profiles by David Mechin of aircraft in the Early Aviation in the Rising Sun article by David Mechin. If you check out the web site link above, you can get additional sample pics of the current issue.

Cross & Cockade International is a non-profit UK based group known as the First World War Aviation Historical Society that publishes their journal four times a year for an annual subscription of $35.35. They also provide a free newsletter (sign u