Model Art Modeling Magazine, #51, Spring 2014

Published: March 18th, 2014     
Cover
Cover
Reviewed by: Hub Plott - IPMS# 31328
Company: Model Art
Other Publication Information: Soft cover, Pages/Pictures: 135 pages, 64 B&W historical photos, 264 color photos, drawings and a color foldout of the cover painting
Price: $16.78
Product / Stock #: No.51 Spring 2014
Product provided by: Model Art

From the title one could conclude that the entire magazine is dedicated to these two ships. That would be incorrect! The book also covers the IJN Yuikaze, USS Ticonderoga, IJN Noshiro, Ice Breaker Shirase AGB 5003, JMSDF PG-824 Guided Missile Patrol Boat, JMSDF Defense Ship Akizuki, IJN Tanker Ashizuri, IJN Hiryu, S-100 German fast Attack and a section on the old Monogram/Revell 1/506 USS New Jersey! Eleven of the models are in 1/72 scale, two are in 1/350th and another in 1/72.

Since the text is entirely in Japanese, so unless you read kanji the magazine is only for the pictures. But there are a lot of pictures and much useful information to be gained from them. Some of the ships are both photo essays of the model and the building process; others are of just the finished model. All of the models are stunning in detail and appearance, the model of the Hiryu especially so.

This is quite a nice magazine for the ship modeler and fan. It presents beautifully detailed and finished models for the reader to marvel at. The language barrier does leave one wanting as to the meat of the articles and the techniques and details within. But I enjoyed looking through this magazine at the work of some very skilled ship modelers, and can recommend it to all who have an interest in ship modeling.

Our thanks to Model Art for the review copy and my thanks to IPMS/USA for the review opportunity!

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