Book Author(s)
Robert Forsyth
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
November 27, 2019
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$24.00

This is another great book in the Osprey Combat Aircraft Series. It covers the development of the 210 and the later 410 aircraft. These were designed to replace the classic Me 110 aircraft.

It was in 1937 that the idea and development started on a replacement for the Me 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer) which itself was just entering service. The new design would have to full fill the role of Destroyer and dive bomber.

The development stages and aircraft variations are very well done including all issues with the Me 210 which was not the success Messerschmitt was hoping for. This was due to a lack of sufficient flight-testing, the Me 210 suffered from bad reputation in respect to its flight characteristics and weak undercarriage. Every detail and stages are covered in great depth. What I found very interesting is the amount of information from the different issues and production locations etc.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Michael Reeves
Published on
February 17, 2020
Company
David Doyle Books
MSRP
$19.99

Whether I am reviewing his armor books as now, or his aircraft books, like my previous review on the SBD, I am always finding David Doyle’s books to be tremendous additions to the reference bookshelf. I find myself referring to them numerous times, whether for my own projects or to check on something for friends asking advice. The best advice, of course, is to buy themselves their own copy of the book…and this Legends of Warfare volume on the Tigers is no exception.

The book is not the end all or be all purchase that you’ll never need anything else to buy for the library. It is, however, a good place to start for someone transitioning to armor modeling for the first time, or just looking to build one of the various offerings of Tiger kits available. WWII buffs in general will thoroughly enjoy looking through the texts and various photos. Enough babbling…what’s inside Mike?

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
November 26, 2019
Company
Hauler
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$6.50

Hauler has provided another addition to the great diorama releases. This is a 1/48 scale U.S. Army field safe from WWII.

Included is:

  • three resin parts
  • photoetch sheet
  • instruction sheet

The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal from the resign bases.

The assembly is quick and easy. Please be careful with the photoetch interior parts as they need to be assembled as tightly as possible to slide into the safe opening.

The final part is painting.

Thanks go to Hualer for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
November 24, 2019
Company
Hauler
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$10.50

Hauler has provided another addition to the great Diorama releases. This is a 1/48 Scale U.S. Safe from Pre - WWII period.

Included is:

  • 13 resin parts
  • photoetch sheet
  • small decal sheet
  • instruction sheet

The detail quality is great; The parts are very delicate parts that need careful removal from the resign bases. I did manage to lose the small resin safe handle. So I had to make one myself

The Assembly is quick and easy.

Please be careful with the Photo etch interior parts as they need to be assembled as tightly as possible to slide into the safe opening.

Next is the painting then adding the decals. The Decals did tend to roll up and were hard to place due to this. The addition of the gold bars were a nice touch.

Thanks go to Hauler for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them