Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

F-8 & RF-8 Crusader, Print-on-Demand, Volume 8

Published: May 7th, 2019     
F-8 & RF-8 Crusader, Print-on-Demand, Volume 8
Author: Bert Kinsey and Rock Roszak
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

Thank you to Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak for continuing to bring back a tremendous resource for the modeler, in a print-on-demand paperback format. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for allowing me to test out this new and exciting story of the F-8/RF-8 Crusader's history, details, versions and markings.

Overview

The publication is yet another extraordinary compilation of history, data and images of a ground-breaking USN jet. This new publication is a thoroughly updated and improved reference, expanding on the first Crusader volume released in 1988. The content is organized in chapters covering history, variants, NASA Crusaders, foreign operators, Vietnam Crusaders, and aircraft details. The modeler's section is a very comprehensive and current summary of past and present kits and aftermarket products. There are over 104, 259 high-resolution photographs that are mostly in color, 25 excellent full color artwork profiles, and 19 illustrations.

F.A.Q. 3 - Frequently Asked Questions of the Modern AFV Painting Techniques

Published: May 5th, 2019     
F.A.Q. 3 - Frequently Asked Questions of the Modern AFV Painting Techniques
Author: Rubén González
Reviewed by: Jim Coatney, IPMS# 46815
Company: AK Interactive

I've always been a big fan of the F.A.Q. books; while they are not cheap, they are packed with stunning pictures and high-quality modeling know-how. AK Interactive's latest F.A.Q. release, version 3 by world-class modeler Ruben Gonzalez, focuses on modern armor. And just like its predecessors, it's stunning.

The soft-cover book is contains 463 pages on glossy paper. Each page averages six high-quality images and their accompanying descriptions, which means there are around 2500 beautiful images in the book. But this book is more than just pretty pictures...it's a how-to book and provides stet-by-step methodologies on how to use the modeling techniques used in the images. If you really want to take your modern armor models to the next level, the ways to do just that are in this book. Also included is a section on 3d-printed parts and how to use them.

The book is laid out in the following order:

Detail & Scale F-8 & RF-8 Crusader Digital Volume 8

Published: April 28th, 2019     
Detail & Scale F-8 & RF-8 Crusader Digital Volume 8
Reviewed by: Rob Benson, IPMS# 44038
Company: Detail & Scale, Inc.

Thank you to Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak for continuing to bring back a tremendous resource for the modeler, in a digital format with print-on-demand paperback format. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for allowing me to test out this new and exciting method of researching history, details, versions, and markings of the F-8/RF-8 Crusader.

Cross & Cockade International Spring 2019 Volume 50/1

Published: April 27th, 2019     
Cross & Cockade International Spring 2019 Volume 50/1
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Cross & Cockade International

The latest journal of Cross & Cockade International - Spring 2019, features a front cover photograph of Josef Csatek and Andreas Dombrowski of Flik 29 in front of Albatros D.III 53.24

The inside rear cover features three period black and white photographs of the BE 12 airframe construction details. The outside rear cover features an investigation into a possible photograph of Captain R.M. Foster's Sopwith Camel "C 61" (top). The one verified photograph of "C 61" is included at the lower right, along with two additional photographs of 3N Squadron Sopwith Camels.

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. 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.

Mercedes-Benz SL 230 Series 2001-2011

Published: April 20th, 2019     
Mercedes-Benz SL 230 Series 2001-2011
Author: Brian Long
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Company: Veloce Publishing

This publication is one from a series of books covering the Mercedes Benz SL series by Veloce Publishing. It is a 208 page hardcover book, printed in 25cm x 25cm (9.75" x 9.75") format. Publication date was February, 2015.

Other publications in this series are: