Book Author(s)
Christopher Buckley
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
February 6, 2023
Company
Key Publishing Ltd
MSRP
$35.95

The book covers the complete history of De Havilland Canada Civil Aircraft production form the amazingly successful DHC-2 Beaver to the DHC-8-400. These groundbreaking aircraft are all covered in this book in in-depth and informative detail.

This is a very highly illustrated book with many great photos of all the variants of each aircraft.

The history, development and continued use of many of this outstanding aircraft are very well covered in this book and I must say I did read the whole book in one evening and wished it was longer even thou it did not need to be.

I personally worked on the several aircraft in the Dash 7 and Dash 8 series on interior monuments. So, this book is a great addition to my library.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in Commercial Aircraft and for modelers. After reading this book I look forward to adding more of this series to my library.

Book Author(s)
Chris Goss
Review Author
Walt Fink
Published on
February 6, 2023
Company
Key Publishing Ltd
MSRP
$19.46

Authored by Chris Goss, this is the tenth volume in the Historic Military Aircraft Series, and the fourth devoted to British combat aircraft of the 1970’s and 80’s, the twenty years which signified the final twenty of The Cold War. Goss treats the four major British recon aircraft separately with their own chapters: the Canberra, Gannet, Nimrod and Shackleton. The book is super illustrated with color photographs of each type and concise tables listing the variants produced: the Gannet with seven, the Nimrod with six, the Shackleton with five, and the Canberra with a whopping fourteen. If there’s a drawback to Goss’s work, it’s that the colors in some of the book’s photographs are slightly muted, typical of the film used in that time. but they’re still accurately portrayed and plenty detailed for the scale modeler to use.

Review Author
Scott Hollingshead
Published on
February 6, 2023
Company
Arma Hobby
Scale
1:72
MSRP
$28.72

This is the second Arma Hobby kit that I have been fortunate to review, and once again, the company has delivered a wonderful representation of a 1/72 scale aircraft, this time, the P-39Q Airacobra. Arma Hobby produces some of the finest detailed kits that I have seen in some 50 years of modeling. I would highly recommend this kit to anyone who wants to add a model of the final variant of the Airacobra to their collection.

Review Author
Scott Hollingshead
Published on
February 6, 2023
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$13.99

For anyone painting United States Army Helicopters from the Vietnam-era onward, one of the latest releases from Ammo by Mig is an Air Set providing three different greens and flat black for the rotor blades. The bottles include a mixing ball (as identified by the yellow cap) which greatly aids in agitating the paint prior to use. I find the paints of a consistency that allows for brush painting straight from the bottle, and I add a small amount of thinner when airbrushing. This is a great set that I highly recommend if you have any US Army helicopters in your stash.

Book Author(s)
Michał A. Piegzik
Review Author
Andy Taylor
Published on
February 6, 2023
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

This is an amazingly detailed book authored by a Polish Ph.D. in Law, living in Japan, writing about Japanese advances in the eastern Indian Ocean. As if that isn’t intriguing enough, author Michał A. Piegzik covers a little known (at least to most Americans) subject in a much larger backdrop of Allied defeats in the early Pacific War, focusing on ABDA (American, British, Dutch, Australian) forces as they reeled from Japanese attacks in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, Java, and Burma.