Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

Dunkirk 1940 Through a German Lens

Published: October 31st, 2017     
Dunkirk 1940 Through a German Lens
Author: Alan Ranger
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

The book is a Photo album of photographs taken from the German perspective of Dunkirk in 1940.

The book contains many photograph's never before published and makes this a fascinating book.

All the pictures give some great views from the German side and allows you to see Dunkirk form a very different direction to the normal publications. I was particularly impressed with the pictures showing vehicle's and the sunken ships of the beach.

I recommend this book to everyone with a interest in the Dunkirk

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

Armies of the First Carlist War 1833-39

Published: October 30th, 2017     
Armies of the First Carlist War 1833-39
Author: Gabriele Esposito
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Osprey Publishing

The First Carlist War is most likely little known among those who are not drawn to military history in Europe, more precisely in the Iberian Peninsula. But this publication does not focus on military history, although there is sufficient history to frame the content with facts and figures about the military aspect of the First Carlist War. Rather, this publication is an entertaining and excellent resource regarding the uniforms and weapons used in this particular conflict.

The author, Gabriele Esposito is a well-known expert in the military history of 19th-century Latin America. While Latin America is the main area of interest for Mr. Esposito, it is by no means his sole area of expertise. Mr. Esposito has authored several books published by Osprey, those being MAA 499 Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70, and MAA 504 Armies of the War of the Pacific 1879-83.

SR-71 Blackbird In Action

Published: October 26th, 2017     
SR-71 Blackbird In Action
Author: David Doyle; Color Art: Don Greer; Line Illustrations: Vincenzo Auletta
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

David Doyle's latest book continues to expand on Squadron Signal's long-standing In Action series that initiated back in 1971. This is a completely updated and expanded edition over Squadron's earlier Aircraft In Action number 55, a 50-pager on the Blackbird by Lou Drendel that was published in 1982. This 2017 release is essentially a new book, although it retains the identical Don Greer cover as In Action 55 monograph.

1001 Aviation Facts

Published: October 26th, 2017     
1001 Aviation Facts
Author: Mike Machat (Ed)
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Specialty Press

Time for an aviation pop quiz. Put away your smartphones, close your computer, and see if you can answer these questions the old-fashioned way.

Shot Down and on The Run

Published: October 24th, 2017     
Shot Down and on The Run
Author: Graham Pitchfork
Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing has