This set consists of 5 figures, all conducting loading and firing of the 17 pdr AT Gun. The figures come on two sprues with 48 parts. The box art and instructions on the back of the box show the figures as completed. The first figure is watching what is going on, the second is the observer using a pair of binoculars, the third is holding a ready round, the fourth is ready to load the gun, and the fifth is the crew member aiming the gun. The poses are well done and depict a reasonable amount of action.
Thanks to Gary Newman of Squadron/Signal Publications and to IPMS/USA for giving me the opportunity to review this delightful overview of one of the standard airliners flying today. The book is written by Robert W. Tidwell and is lavishly illustrated with wonderful examples of 737s around the world. Each page has one or more color photos, superb Don Greer renderings, line drawings by Melinda Turnage, or aircraft version specs. I reviewed the softcover edition. The photography is excellent throughout and they are all color. The “At the Gate” series concentrates on commercial or private aircraft and is similar to the “Walk Around” series, also by Squadron/Signal.
- Werners’ Wings Bf-109 V-13, #32-V13RS, $45.00
- Eduard Bf-109E Over the Balkans Peninsula, #1156, $89.95
I was given the opportunity to review the Eduard 1/32nd scale “Bf-109E over the Balkans Peninsula” and since I’d already built the Eduard kit I thought why not use it to build the V-13 Record Setter. Luckily for me, IPMS thought why not as well.
This is Zoukei-mura’s third publication for their SWS model kit range, this one concerning their excellent 1/32 A-1H model. As I write, I can’t recall any other similar publication from a kit manufacturer to complement their kits. The book is broken down into 4 chapters, with a foreword and an afterword section. The photos are some of the best I have ever seen in any publication and I am going to say I've never seen them displayed in any other book. Their quality and crispness is by far a step above many other publications.
The text is 50-50 Japanese and English. At first it was a little hard to read but, after a few minutes there was no problem.
Also included is a very nice decal sheet with data and stencils (only in the first edition for this book).
The Forward section deals with the company’s concept to come up with a "Dream Wing" for their "Super Wing Series."
1955 was a milestone year for Chevrolet, with the introduction of an OHV V-8 and all-new styling, and a new wagon in the line – the Nomad 2-door hardtop. The follow-on 1956 Nomad had styling and trim more closely allied with the other cars in the Chevy line and had more pizzazz than the ’55, too.
Revell has re-issued the 1997 Monogram kit in its 2’n1 series, featuring additional customizing parts – wheels, chrome valve covers, alternator, low-profile tires, larger disc brakes, and chassis/suspension parts for the custom build, along with a nice decal sheet with lots of trim and flames.