This is the third of four volumes of perhaps the most exhaustive and comprehensive study of British amour color and markings of the 20thCentury ever published. It’s been researched and compiled by Dick Taylor, a serving British officer who knows his subject up close and personal, who is also a modeler of the highest standing on the other side of the pond (the Atlantic). This volume is heavily illustrated with drawings of insignia, color side views and photos throughout. The three major sections are:
Wingnut Wings has released yet another decal set with multiple marking options for their Albatros D.Va kit. Oh…so many Albatros schemes…so little time!
There are two sheets in this set. These decals, like all of the others from Wingnut Wings, are packaged in zip-lock sleeves along with a comprehensive full-color 4-page instruction booklet that includes application instructions, aircraft profiles, top and bottom wing plan views, historical information, and a number of period photos of each of the aircraft covered by the decal sheets. This set exhibits the same high level of quality as all of the other products marketed by Wingnut Wings.
This newly offered Special Product just goes to prove the age old adage “you can never have too much information”.
This 30 page monograph clearly shows the reader everything they ever wanted to know about these weapons and I must admit, it was a most interesting read. It comes in an 8.5x11 format with a stiff cover and contains a plethora of detail information in the form of black and white line drawings and text on several of these weapons.
It is well done and worth having if you have an interest in the subject. You might wish to take advantage of the member price and join IPMS/Canada when you order. Also, please check out the other Special Products on their website. Many thanks to Randy Lutz for the review sample.
Since the F4U is one of many of my favorite World War II aircraft, I had to add this one to my collection. I recently purchased one of the latest publications that Squadron Signal did on the F4U Corsair, In Action series number SS1220. Both books complement each other extremely well. The Walk Around series number SS5565 of this aircraft isn’t disappointing in the least bit. It’s perfect for the modeler who wants to detail the Corsair to the utmost. It’s filled with color pictures of every nook and cranny that the photographer can see, eighty pages worth, and no black and white pictures. The only two quarter-page illustrations found are of the three canopy designs and two cowling designs that the Corsair went through.
This publication is offered in an 8” by 9 ½” size soft cover, with full color images on almost all pages, with a few black-and-white images interspersed. All of the images are of fine, clear quality. There are 84 pages in all, each filled with informational narrative or images of the Crusader. The text has been translated from French which has resulted In a few interesting misspellings.