Book Author(s)
Richard Marmo
Review Author
Phil Peterson
Published on
May 15, 2022
Company
Scale Publications
MSRP
$3.99

Richard Marmo is one of the founding members of IPMS/USA, member #2, yep, 2. He has been creating ebooks on how to build kits, photo journals and other stuff for a while. This time for issue 13 what better project than the Munsters Living Room.

Now you younger lads and lasses may not know The Munsters but those of us with a few more years under our belts are very familiar with this show that ran from 1964 to 1966 and then syndication. You can still find it on television today or watch it for free on Peacock.

The Munsters Living Room kit was originally released by Aurora back in the 60’s and then rereleased by Polar Lights in the late 1990s. Round2 picked up the license after Polar Lights went under however it is not currently in production.

Review Author
Ben Morton
Published on
May 10, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Scale
NA
MSRP
$5.79

Arid Dry Ground (or Mud) texture from Ammo/MiG is a newer edition to their line of Vignettes Acrylics. This product is designed for small and medium sized dioramas or vignettes and comes ready to use in a 100ml tub. This particular product has a coarser texture than some of the other textural products ( I.E. concrete) in AMMO/MiG's catalog.

Borrowing from Ammo's own description: The application method is remarkably simple. You can use any kind of tool at hand and the Arid Dry Ground Texture can be mixed with other weathering materials such as pigments or acrylic paints to create a full range of authentic earthen effects. It can be used for any scale ranging from 1/16 to 1/72. Using this product, you can obtain a perfect finish in your scenes, virtually mimicking real soil. The new format has been optimized for working on scenes and dioramas, so that the product always remains in perfect conditions for each use.

Review Author
Ben Morton
Published on
May 10, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
Scale
NA
MSRP
$5.79

Concrete Texture from Ammo is a relatively new product from their Vignettes Acrylic line. This product is designed for small and medium sized dioramas or vignettes and comes ready to use in a 100ml tub.

Borrowing from Ammo's own description: The application method is remarkably simple. You can use any kind of tool at hand and the CONCRETE TEXTURE can be mixed with other weathering materials such as pigments or acrylic paints to create a full range of authentic concrete effects. It can be used for any scale ranging from 1/16 to 1/72.

The dried surface mimics the look and texture of concrete beautifully. This particular texture can be sanded, after a through drying, to a smoother finish should you so desire. The acrylic base of Concrete Textures allows for easy clean-up and thinning with water as well as being odorless and non-toxic.

Review Author
David Dodge
Published on
May 5, 2022
Company
MRC
Scale
1/16
MSRP
$179.00

Introduction

The Sturmgeschutz III was the second most produced German armored combat vehicle after the Sd. Kfz 251 halftrack. It was the most produced fully tracked armored vehicle. It was built on a modified Panzer III chassis replacing the turret with an armored fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Initially intended as a mobile assault gun for direct fire support for infantry The StuG III was continually modified and was later employed as a tank destroyer

Background

Gallery Models is not a widely known brand and it was apparently acquired by MRC. The StuG III is their newest release and the tooling looks different from what I have seen of photos the Takom 1/16 StuG kit.

Book Author(s)
Simon and Jonathan Forty
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
May 5, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$42.95

The book is interesting and often ignore subject as to the history of Airborne troops in World War II. It delves into great detail of the development, service, full history from the formation to the Airborne units and battles with text and a great many photographs.

The book's chapters are:

  • Conception
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Crete: The Turning Point
  • The Allies
  • German Operations after Crete
  • Airborne Operations in the CBI and Pacific Theaters
  • Russian Airborne Operations
  • Paratroopers as Elite Ground Forces
  • Cancelled Operations

The book covers most of the Airborne operations and units for all sides on WWII. The photographs are great and cover a lot of areas and campaigns of the war.

I found this book so informative and was full of facts and details I was never aware of.