Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank And Variantsx

Published: July 18th, 2017     
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank And Variantsx
Author: James Kinnear and Stephen (Cookie) Sewell
Reviewed by: Andrew Birkbeck, IPMS# 27087
Company: Osprey Publishing, UK

During the early 1930's, the Soviet Union's military embarked upon a program to produce a massive new tank force capable of defending the vast territories of the Motherland. Tank production was broken down into six "types" of vehicles: amphibious scout tanks (as there was massive amounts of waterways and marshland within the country); light tanks; infantry support tanks; fast (cavalry) tanks; medium tanks; and heavy tanks. The latter were to be produced in smaller numbers (due to their expense and also complexity of production) and utilized for "breakthrough" maneuvers such as engaging large concentrations of enemy tanks, or against hard to dislodge fixed defensive positions unable to be dealt with by lighter armed or armored tank units.

Cross & Cockade International Summer 2017 Volume 48/2

Published: July 15th, 2017     
Cross & Cockade International Summer 2017 Volume 48/2
Author: Editor Mick Davis
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Cross & Cockade International

The latest journal of Cross & Cockade International - Summer 2017, features a photograph of a captured Albatros G'56 being run up. The inside and outside rear cover features seven color profiles by David Mechin of aircraft in the Early Aviation in the Rising Sun article by David Mechin. If you check out the web site link above, you can get additional sample pics of the current issue.

Cross & Cockade International is a non-profit UK based group known as the First World War Aviation Historical Society that publishes their journal four times a year for an annual subscription of $35.35. They also provide a free newsletter (sign up on their website) and occasionally publish WWI themed books like the Sopwith Dolphin monograph I reviewed earlier for IPMS USA. This Journal is the sister of the US Journal, Over The Front.

A-1 Skyraider In Action

Published: July 14th, 2017     
A-1 Skyraider In Action
Author: Author: David Doyle, Color Art: Don Greer, Line Illustrations: Vincenzo Auletta
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

David Doyle's latest book continues to expand on Squadron Signal's long standing In Action series that initiated back in 1971. This is a completely updated and expanded edition over Squadron's earlier Aircraft In Action number 60, a 50-pager on the Skyraider by Jim Sullivan that was published in 1983.

Cleveland Tank Plant

Published: July 12th, 2017     
Cleveland Tank Plant
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: G-104 Press

David Doyle's latest book is with a brand new publisher, G-104 Press. Founded by Scott and Kim Taylor of London, Ontario, this volume represents a new concept and approach by David Doyle. Rather than his customary monograph on a single (or series of) vehicle, ship, or aircraft, this volume focuses on the history of a facility: Cleveland Plant 2 that originally was built in 1942 to construct the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. This book is presented in landscape and includes 112 gloss pages. G-104 Press does not yet have a website, but they are planning on one. Presently, the book is sold through David Doyle's website. Scott and Kim Taylor are hopeful to bring additional books addressing military vehicles geared towards the enthusiast, historian, and modeler. Scott and Kim Taylor can be reached through their Thachweave Products webpage at thachweave.tripod.com where they sell some unique modeling products or you can often find them at IPMS and AMPS conventions.

U.S. Half-Track Vehicles

Published: July 3rd, 2017     
U.S. Half-Track Vehicles
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Squadron Signal Publications

David Doyle's latest book continues to expand on Squadron Signal's long standing In Action series that initiated back in 1971. This is a completely updated and expanded edition over Squadron's earlier Armor in Action 34, M3 Half-Track by Jim Mesko that was published in 1996 with 50 pages.