Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

Tenochtitlan 1519-21

Published: June 7th, 2018     
Tenochtitlan 1519-21
Author: Si Sheppard
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Osprey Publishing

This publication is available in Ebook format. (ePUB and ePDF)

Atlas of the European Campaign 1944-45

Published: June 4th, 2018     
Atlas of the European Campaign 1944-45
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Company: Osprey Publishing

Introduction

This impressive volume is a beautifully bound book over an inch and a half thick, with 127 beautiful map illustrations and descriptive narratives. The maps are based on Osprey's Campaign Series of books and describe the Allied European Campaign in 1944 and 1945. The maps focus almost entirely on land campaigns rather than air or naval campaigns. Osprey has also produced a separate volume, the Atlas of Eastern Front, 1941 to 1945, that covers the war between Germany and the Soviet Union.

Author

Prolific author Steven J. Zaloga has written 138 books for Osprey. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II, as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

The "Trapdoor" Springfield: From the Little Bighorn to San Juan Hill

Published: May 20th, 2018     
The "Trapdoor" Springfield: From the Little Bighorn to San Juan Hill
Author: John Langellier, Illustrators: Steve Noon, Series Editor: Martin Pegler
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Osprey Publishing

John P. Langellier grew up in Tucson, Arizona and spent 12 years in the US Army. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from the University of San Diego, and his PhD in Military History from Kansas State University. John helped found the Autry Museum of the American West in California and has served as the director for the Wyoming State Museum. He is the author of numerous books and monographs that include: The War in Europe: From the Kasserine Pass to Berlin, 1942-1945 (1995, Greenhill); Fix Bayonets: The U.S. Infantry from the American Civil War to the Surrender of Japan (1999, Chelsea); Second Manassas 1862: Robert E Lee's Greatest Victory (2002, Osprey); Union Infantrymen of the Civil War (2003, Osprey); Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army (2016, Schiffer). John has worked as a film consultant in addition to producing many documentaries. John retired in 2015 (but obviously still stays busy writing books) and now lives in Prescott, Arizona.

The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #6 – Building the Williams Bros. 1/72 scale Curtiss C-46A Commando

Published: May 5th, 2018     
The Marmo Method Modelbuilding Guide #6 – Building the Williams Bros. 1/72 scale Curtiss C-46A Commando
Author: Richard Marmo
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney, IPMS# 8943
Company: Richard Marmo

Richard Marmo's name might be familiar to many IPMSer's... he is one of the founding members of the club, and is in fact IPMS Membership #2 !!

This is #6 in his series of ePublications, and the first I have had the pleasure to read (and review). Available in several different formats, including ePub and PDF (see links above), this is an 89 page, highly detailed description of how Richard built (for commission) the 1/72nd scale C-46 kit produced by Williams Brothers.

Note: There are several ways to obtain this publication - Barnes and Noble (ePub ONLY) or via smashwords. I have listed both url's below:

Ammo Varnishes

Published: April 3rd, 2018     
Ammo Varnishes
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding, IPMS# 47420
Company: Ammo by Mig Jimenez

Sealing the paint before decals and weathering a model is an important step in preventing damage the base coat. Ammo by Mig Jimenez has released a line of acrylic varnishes (finishes) that are easy to use and are nontoxic. Here is the description from their catalog: