Miscellaneous

Reviews of products for scale miscellaneous models.

Case Red: The Collapse of France

Published: December 30th, 2017     
Case Red: The Collapse of France
Author: Robert Forczyk
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Osprey Publishing

Dr. Robert Forczyk is a prolific author with over 27 books published by Osprey and Pen & Sword. He graduated from Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland with a PhD PhD in International Relations and National Security. Robert was commissioned from ROTC in 1983 and ended up going to Fort Knox to become an armor officer. He trained in the both the M60A3 and the M-1 but spent his 18 year career in the M60A3 with the US 2nd, 4th, and the 29th Infantry Divisions. Dr. Forcyzk is currently living in the Laurel, Maryland and works as a management consultant at Aviation ISAC. Catch him on LinkedIn.

There are 464 pages of text and two sets of 16 glossy pages containing 60 black and white photographs. There are also ten maps with notes to depict the engagement's progression.

Davinci Leverage Crane

Published: December 30th, 2017     
Davinci Leverage Crane
Reviewed by: Ron Bell, IPMS# 12907
Company: Academy

The Kit

This is the latest in Academy's "DaVinci Series". They are models based on sketches of some of the inventions of this amazing man. All are molded in a vinyl-like soft plastic that facilitates the press fit of the components as no glue nor paint is required. All are ingeniously engineered to go together easily and to function smoothly.

Coffins (4pcs)

Published: December 29th, 2017     
Coffins (4pcs)
Reviewed by: Dave Morrisette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/35
Company: Hauler

Hauler always makes great sets with a lot of thought put into the subjects. From AFV sets to diorama details, it is fun just waiting for a new release. With this release, they have produced four coffins with lids in two different styles. Thinking about it, I don't remember seeing these from anyone before and with all the war subject's modelers build and the dioramas, this set is a natural add on and will help tell a sad but not uncommon story.

The set consists of four coffins; two are rectangular and two are, well, coffin shaped. Each coffin has a separate lid also. The coffins have casting blocks on the bottom which will need to be sanded smooth and the lids have casting blocks on one side. The parts are cast in a tan colored resin and are free of bubbles and pin holes. This set is 1/35 scale (other scales are available) and has a nice wood grain cast into the parts.

Shrewsbury 1403-Struggle for a Fragile Crown

Published: December 22nd, 2017     
Shrewsbury 1403-Struggle for a Fragile Crown
Author: Dickon Whitewood; Illustrator: Graham Turner
Reviewed by: Robert Head, IPMS# 48922
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey is a publishing house in the United Kingdom that should be a household name to the swarms of us. Osprey continues to expand their Campaign series with an astonishing 316th book in this installment. The campaign series mostly covers large scale or pivotal campaigns of a given conflict that carried large ramifications for either it success, failure, or complete change of government or royal families. In this installment the campaign series covers the bloodiest battles in English history.

For the Campaign series, the chapters are organized as follows:

Roman Legionary 109-58 BC

Published: December 21st, 2017     
Roman Legionary 109-58 BC
Author: Ross Cowan
Reviewed by: Robert Head, IPMS# 48922
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey is a publishing house in the United Kingdom that should be a household name to the swarms of us. Osprey continues to expand their Warrior series with the 182nd book in this installment. The warrior series examines specific units and armies of a particular nation. In this installment the Legionnaires of Marius, Sulla and Pompey the Great are discussed.

For the Warrior series, the chapters are organized as follows: