Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

The Anti-Tank Rifle

Published: January 21st, 2018     
The Anti-Tank Rifle
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Osprey Publishing

Steven Joseph Zaloga was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on February 1, 1965. He graduated cum laude from Union College in Schenectady, New York, with a BA in History. He has completed graduate work and earned a Certificate in International Affairs from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Founded in 1364 by Casimir III the Great, it is one of the oldest surviving Universities in the world. Steven has over twenty years of experience as an aerospace analyst, focusing in on the international arms trade and missile systems. He has been a prolific author with published books going back at least to 1977. He is also an avid armor modeler and is a moderator on Missing-Lynx.com as well as a member of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS). He is currently a senior analyst for the Teal Group based in Fairfax, Virginia, and is an adjunct for the Institute for Defense Analyses. He currently resides in Abingdon, Maryland. He is on both LinkedIn and on Facebook.

Sagger Anti-Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank: Yom Kippur War 1973

Published: January 20th, 2018     
Sagger Anti-Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank: Yom Kippur War 1973
Author: Chris McNab Illustrator: Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Osprey Publishing

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (2000), Twentieth-Century Small Arms (2001), Twentieth-Century Small Arms (2001), The Encyclopedia of Combat Techniques (2002), The Personal Security Handbook (2003), Reformation, Exploration and Empire (2005), Mythical Monsters : The Scariest Creatures from Legends, Books, and Movies (2006), Tools of Violence (2008), Deadly Force (2009), A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), The Roman Army (2012), SAS and Special Forces Mental Toughness Training, and Abandoned Wrecks (2017). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers. He is an experienced specialist in survival techniques and provides instruction on wilderness hunting techniques. He currently lives in Neath, Wales, UK.

Morning Star, Midnight Sun

Published: January 15th, 2018     
Morning Star, Midnight Sun
Author: Jeffrey R. Cox
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Osprey Publications

This book is a follow up of his successful book Rising Sun, Falling Skies which I have also read and was a great read!

The book goes into details of the US Naval Campaign from Guadalcanal to the Solomon Islands.

It goes into incredible detail and covers some much of what appears to be a small book! The information is well written and draws you in as its rather Novel like in its narrative.

I learned so much from reading this and look forward to another book as a follow up to this one.

I found this book fascinating and made me aware of a lot of facts I have never heard before. The writing style is very factual a little dry at times, This made the book a little heavy going at times but well worth reading to the end.

I recommend this book to everyone with a deep interest in the Pacific war.

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

Operation Market-Garden 1994 (3): The British XXX Corps Missions

Published: January 14th, 2018     
Operation Market-Garden 1994 (3): The British XXX Corps Missions
Author: Ken Ford
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Osprey Publishing

Ken Ford is the author of over 30 books on various aspects of World War II, including 3 publications covering Operation Market-Garden. The subject of this review is the 3rd and final book covering an extremely ambitious and risky plan, Operation Market-Garden.

The first publication, "Operation Market-Garden 1944 (1)" was the work of Steve Zagola and focused on the US Paratroopers of the 82 and 101 Airborne Divisions.

The 2nd book in this series was written by Ken Ford, and was illustrated by Graham Turner. Graham Turner's illustration work is well known, having covered a wide variety of subjects for Osprey. Turner's artwork adds significantly to the quality of the book, assisting the reader in visualizing the lay of the land, and the men and equipment of Operation Market-Garden. This book focused on the British 1st Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Airborne Brigade.

Dornier Do-335 Pfeil/Arrow

Published: December 30th, 2017     
Dornier Do-335 Pfeil/Arrow
Author: J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Crécy Publishing Limited

For fans of aviation, the names J. Richard Smith and Eddie Creek are well known for their unparalleled work on Luftwaffe subjects and the detail and history they put into their efforts. Their four volumes on the Me-262 is the definitive set on the subject. And now, they give this same treatment to the Do-335 Pfeil/Arrow. I will say upfront that if there is anything you want to know about this plane, get this book and it will be there.

The hardback book is 288 pages lavishly illustrated with color and black & white photographs as well as many drawings. The table of contests lists: