Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

Scale Plans Ju-88A

Published: February 15th, 2019     
Scale Plans Ju-88A
Author: Casemate Publishers
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Casemate Publishers

This publication, with illustrations by Maciej Noszczak, is an MMPBooks publication and is distributed in North America by Casemate Publications. MMP books are characterized as being of very high quality and this product is no different. This publication consists of scaled line drawings of the Ju-88A. There is no text other than captions for the drawings.

Images of War - M2/M3 Bradley

Published: February 14th, 2019     
Images of War - M2/M3 Bradley
Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Michael Reeves, IPMS# 51129
Company: David Doyle books

Here is another great addition to Pen & Sword's Images of War series. In the past, the series had focused on specific battles and campaigns. The shift to specific vehicles is a welcome shift and this book does not let down one's expectations.

The book starts out by pointing out the evolution from the M113, the original evolution from the M113, the original armored personnel carrier to the Bradley, named after the famous and well-loved general from WWII, Omar Bradley. The manufacturer of the M113, FMC, developed two vehicles- the XM765 and the XM763 which would eventually morph into the M2/M3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. The new vehicle began its service in 1981 and variants continue to serve to this day. A total of 2,300 M2s and M3s were eventually produced. Text is in English and there are over 300 color photos in the book, many of which are previously unpublished, as well as tables with, as well as tables with general data and engine data.

Scale Plans He-111H

Published: February 11th, 2019     
Scale Plans He-111H
Author: Maciej Noszczak
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Casemate Publishers

This publication is an MMP Books publication distributed in North America by Casemate Publications. MMP Books are characterized as being of very high quality and this product is no different. This publication consists of scaled line drawings of the He-111H. There is no text other than captions for the drawings.

Scale Plans de Havilland Mosquito Mk VI

Published: February 11th, 2019     
Scale Plans de Havilland Mosquito Mk VI
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Casemate Publishers

This publication is an MMP Books publication distributed in North America by Casemate Publications. MMP Books are characterized as being very high quality and this product is no different. This publication consists of scaled line drawings of the Mosquito Mk. VI. There is no text other than captions for the drawings.

Tank Craft - Cromwell and Centaur Tanks

Published: February 10th, 2019     
Tank Craft - Cromwell and Centaur Tanks
Author: Dennis Oliver
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell, IPMS# 49715
Company: Casemate Publishers

This is the 5th book in the Tank Craft series which details tanks and also covers model kits and accessories to build the tanks covered in the book. This book covers the British tanks - Cromwell and Centaur which were Cruiser type tanks. The Cromwell being one of the most successful Cruiser tanks used by the Allies during World War II.

I found this book to be a fountain of information and rare pictures of both tanks. The profile pictures are a particular favorite and awesome source for modelling.

The chapters on the different model builds and kits are of great interest and will provide a good resource when modelling these two tanks.

I was impressed at the amount of information and history found in the pages of this extremely enjoyable book. The pictures alone are worth the cost of the book. I will find this book indispensible in my library of armor books.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in armor and modelling armor. I very much look forward to other releases in this book series and any by Dennis Oliver.