Book Author(s)
Kamen Nevenkin
Review Author
Luke R. Bucci, PhD
Published on
June 13, 2022
Company
Peko Publishing
MSRP
$41.95

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMS/USA for the review copy!

The rapid Russian army takeover of Southeast Europe in 1944 is a seldom-covered topic, but its importance loomed huge for the Cold War and the fates of those countries to this very day. Kamen Nevenkin presents viewpoints of the events from German, Russian and the countries involved perspectives. This book shows the realities of war on the Southeastern Front, where nations changed allegiances, national boundaries were redrawn, and the Soviet expansion was inexorable. Numerous photographs show the conduct and aftermath of brutal battles, and are not for the faint-hearted. This book is an excellent primer on this little-known, forgotten theatre of WW2.

Book Author(s)
Richard A. Franks.
Review Author
James Kelley
Published on
June 13, 2022
Company
Valiant Wings Publishing
MSRP
$32.75

Valiant Wings Publishing's next title in the ever-popular Airframe & Miniature series is an updated, revised and expanded second edition of  The Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Early versions V1 to E-9 including T-series) – A Complete Guide to The Luftwaffe's Famous Fighter by Richard A. Franks.

From the Publisher: This fifth book in our much-acclaimed series has been out of print for a while now. With new early Bf 109 kits now available in all scales, plus a mass of associated accessories and decals, it seemed right to make this book available once again.

It will contain:

Book Author(s)
Richard A. Franks
Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
June 13, 2022
Company
Valiant Wings Publishing
MSRP
$32.50

The excellent books on the Bf-109 by Richard A. Franks have been out of print for a few years now, so Valiant Wings decided to reprint and expand on the original book by issuing the Second Edition of The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series (F to K including the Z series).

The book is divided on the following sections

Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
June 13, 2022
Company
Hauler Brengun
Scale
1:72
MSRP
$13.50

This is Brengun released of a 1/72 Tiny Tin Rocket. This was the first air to ground missile developed and used by the US forces at the end of World War Two.

In the bag is:

  • 2 x light grey resin main rocket bodies
  • 10 x light grey resin tail fins
  • 1 instruction sheet

The resin is well molded with very no flash and are well detailed. The resin parts are to allow you to make the two Tiny Tim Rockets and 2 spare tail fins.

Construction

First is the removal of the parts from Resin. You should be careful removing the main tail fins as they are easily damaged and hence two additional parts are provided.

The build is very easy and simple. The only thing to be aware of is that tail fins tabs are too big wide for the slots in the resin mating rocket body. So, you will need to file them down.

Book Author(s)
Dennis Oliver
Review Author
Andy Taylor
Published on
June 13, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$24.95

The Panzerkampfwagen IV (appropriately truncated to Pz.Kpfw. IV, Sonderkraftfarhrzeug 161, Sd.Kfz 161, or even better, the Panzer IV) was developed in 1937 with the Panzer IV Ausfuhrung (ausf) A, and was the most numerous produced tank in the German Army and Waffen SS in World War II. The Panzer IV had the ability to be upgunned and uparmored, allowing it to serve on equal terms with American and British tanks through the German surrender with the Panzer IV ausf J. After the war, Panzers continued to soldier on through at least the 1967 Six Day War, but that is a story for another review.