T-54/Type 59 Visual Modelers Guide (English)

Published: September 9th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Peter Bucher - IPMS# 50232
Other Publication Information: Soft Cover
Price: $13.91
Product provided by: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

This book is devoted to the T-54 and Type 59 tanks. It is a visual reference with a great number of photographs to help the modeler distinguish the difference between the variants of T-54A / Typre59 and T-54B.

The book begins with a nice historical section explaining the models of the T-54 family. The timeline explains the changes that occurred to the models of the tanks in chronological order.

After the historical section, you dive headfirst into the first photo section of the book that begins with the T-54 / Type 59. This section has several excellent photographs including extreme close-ups of the tank and its many details. The photographic section is broken down into two sub sections entitled Turret and Hull. The detailed photographs are excellent and were extremely helpful to me as I am currently getting ready to start building a type 59 tank.

The second photo section of the book has aT-54B and again is broken down into two sections entitled Turret and Hull. Again, there are many photographs of tanks, including details of each part of tank, with excellent extreme close-ups. There is also included a very nice line drawing of the tracks showing what I refer to as the classic T-54 / type 59 track sag.

The third photo section of the book is devoted to the interiors of the tanks and there are many close-up photographs to help the modeler complete a detailed interior on a T-54 or Type 59 tank. Nicely done!

The last section of the book is a beautiful section of color plates of type 59 and T-54 tanks spanning five pages.

I genuinely enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to any modeler who is building a Type 59 or T-54 tank. I think you will find it especially useful for looking at the various details that litter the surface of the Type 59 and T-54 tanks. I also found the price very fair for a book of this quality that has so many wonderful color photographs and hope the Mig Ammo team will put out many more books like this one.

Lastly, I would again like to thank Mid Ammo for this wonderful book and would highly recommend it.

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