Book Author(s)
Marek Ryś
Review Author
Scott Hollingshead
Published on
September 6, 2022
Company
Kagero Publishing
MSRP
$25.95

For fans of the Dornier 335 Pfeil (Arrow), this book will be an important addition to your library with a combination of 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 scale line drawings and color plates. Modelers will find the details provided in the drawings as valuable references, and aviation enthusiasts will also find particulars such as the cross-sectional views interesting. I would highly recommend this recent release from Kagero as an addition to your library.

Book Author(s)
Peter Barnaky
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
September 5, 2022
Company
Peko Publishing
MSRP
$41.95

This book is number 23 of The World War II Photobook Series.  As the title implies this book is a series of photos taken on the battlefield. You will find quite a collection of German AFV in many locations, as well as condition. There are photos of German AFV in pristine condition, in battle, as well as those destroyed.  Most of the photos are accredited to Peter Kocsis, with one accredited to Paul Johnson and 5 to The Archives of Modern Conflict. All photos have interesting subjects and many may be a good source of dioramas.

Book Author(s)
Jon Diamond
Review Author
Andy Taylor
Published on
September 4, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$28.95

The book’s title, Burma Victory 1944-1945, is a little misleading as the first, very detailed chapter delves into the Japanese blitzkrieg beginning in December 1941 through 1942. The Japanese victories in China, the Dutch East Indies, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaya and the Philippines set the stage for this book on a long forgotten and neglected theater of World War II. The author does an amazing job describing the harsh, varied terrain, weather and combatants and how the Allies regrouped and learned to fight the previously invincible Japanese military as they made their furthest incursion west.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
September 4, 2022
Company
Brengun
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$6.60

This set supplies drop-in replacement wheels for 1/72 F-16 C/D Block 40 and later kits.

As you would expect from Brengun, the wheels are very finely cast featuring realistic tread pattern, raised lettering and other markings on the sidewalls and sharply detailed brake pads and wheel hubs. I compared them to the wheels of a Tamiya F-16CJ kit and as shown in the photos, the detail on the Brengun parts is a vast improvement over the kit wheels. Each tire also has a flat spot to simulate the weight of the aircraft on the tires; however, it is not overdone so that the tires look flat.

I painted the wheels Tamiya NATO Black and the rims/brake pads Tamiya Flat White, with a black wash to bring out the details. I used a white colored pencil to highlight lettering and markings on the sidewalls.

The wheels have round mounting holes on the back side, so they should be adaptable to just about any 1/72 F-16C/D Block 40 and later kit.

Highly recommended.