Model Art Plamo Manual - Ferrari Formula 1 Cars

Published: September 14th, 2012     
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Brown - IPMS# 42302
Company: Model Art
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 112 pages, full color throughout, Japanese text
Price: $22.95
Product provided by: Model Art

This is the second book I have reviewed for IPMS that is entirely in Japanese. This time it is on the Ferrari F1 cars made by Tamiya and Fujimi.

I have several Ferrari models at home and thought this would be a nice companion guide to some of my older Ferrari books. This guide covers several Tamiya models and, from what I can tell, a Fujimi and possibly a Hasegawa F1 Ferrari. Like I said, the fact it is missing subtitles is a bit of a hindrance. It does show a bunch of neat tricks, though, that I would not have normally thought of. There are painting tips, wiring tips, and wheel tips. The pictures go into great detail, which helps. You don't need to read Japanese if you follow the pictures.

There are still plenty of useful tips and tricks to help you make some great looking F1 cars. I do want to point out, though, that if this were in English or had English captions on the photos, it would be an easy must-buy for me. This is a very nice book on the Ferrari F1 cars. If you can get around the fact it is in Japanese, and you want to build some better looking F1 models, then it is worth it.

A great big thank you to IPMS and especially Model Art for the chance to review this great book!

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