Model Art Modeling Magazine, #40, Summer 2011 Special Edition

Published: August 9th, 2011     
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Reviewed by: 
Gary Telecsan, IPMS# 34779
Company: Model Art
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910123190617 01619
Other Publication Information: 136 pages
Price: $18.00
Product / Stock #: 4910123190617 01619

This special Summer edition from Model Art Modeling Magazine is primarily dedicated to the IJN Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser.  Fully 99 pages of the total 136 are devoted to photos, history, and kit reviews.  Included is a magnificent set of 1/350th scale plans for the Myoko, and builds in 1/350th are reviewed for Myoko, Haguro and Nachi illustrating not only differences in sisters in the same class, but changes and upgrade through the years.  A 1/700th review of a build of 4 cruisers is included with photo coverage and a number of pages devoted to the aircraft carried by this class from pre-war through to the end.  There is also pull-out art work, and wartime photos to match kits reviewed.

The new kit section reviews CVE-73, a Japanese carrier, and the Revell SS Oriana in some detail.

There is a section on Imperial Japanese Naval history, with photo documentation of a number of pre-World War II Japanese ships of various classes, and which closes with a review of several kits (Sea Waves, Fujimi, and an unknown Japanese manufacturer) in 1/700 of older IJN ships.

This magazine is simply a must if you are interested in building any of the Myoko class kits out there.  Even with Japanese text I found this magazine a fascinating read and the photo documentation of the kits about the best I have seen anywhere.

Again, my thanks to the folks at Model Art and Dragon Models USA for making this entertaining and informative issue available for review.
 

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