Review Author
Eric Christianson
Published on
April 13, 2022
Company
ICM
Scale
1:35
MSRP
$39.99

Ukraine-based ICM has enhanced their venerable six-wheeled G4 Staff Car with a couple of post-mounted Type 34 machine guns; a configuration that served to transport high command staff of the Wehrmacht, as well as guards and escorts. Vehicles in this variant were called Partisanenwagen. While the vehicle itself sports the older sprues from previous versions, the machine guns and mounts are new.

Book Author(s)
Dr. David Nicolle & Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali Gabr
Review Author
Brian R. Baker
Published on
April 13, 2022
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

Historical Background

This book is part of a series explaining the historical developments of military and civil aviation in the Arab World. This includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iran. After the end of World War I, these regions were in the process of moving from European colonial rule to independence, with Britain and France in decline, while Germany and Italy were attempting to increase their influence. At the same time, aviation was slowly improving, and the Middle Eastern areas were developing more sophisticated aviation facilities. The British were probably the most involved in colonial developments, while France and Spain were in decline.

Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
April 13, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$5.99

The constant ingenuity of our modeling industry never ceases to amaze me—such is the case of colored model glue. This is novel approach which will provide a solution to an issue that many of us did not know existed.

Ammo by Mig’s statement provides the following information:

“Hold the parts together, apply the cement to the joint and allow it draw itself into the gap by capillary action. Its red [or blue] colour stands out against the plastic surface, clearly showing where it is being applied. This also allows you to be sure the entire joint is covered and will facilitate the sanding process. Completely dries in 10 minutes.”

Book Author(s)
Richard A. Franks
Review Author
Samuel Manriquez
Published on
April 13, 2022
Company
Valiant Wings Publishing
MSRP
$32.67

The Airframe and Miniature series by Valiant Publications gives the modeler and the enthusiast the most information and details you will find about a given subject.

When you first open the book, you will see the table of contents, then the preface. The preface goes over a brief history of P-51s from the B model up to the K model. There are also lists of USAAF and RAF squadrons that operated P-51s during and after WWII. The preface concludes with a run-down of which countries used the aircraft, how they were acquired and, their operational life.

Chapter one is the evolution of the P-51 from the XP-51D to the P-51K-20-NT. Each version of the P-51 has about a paragraph of information on the differences between models and a side profile.

Chapter two is about the evolution of the Photoreconnaissance, trainers, and projected production versions. With the same layout of chapter one.

Book Author(s)
Didier Andres
Review Author
Tim Hortman
Published on
April 4, 2022
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$37.95

The latest title in Casemate’s Illustrated Special series is U.S. Army Signal Corps Vehicles 1941-45 by Didier Andres.

Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Evolution of the Model K
  3. Radar Trucks
  4. Radio Trucks
  5. Multi-Purpose Vehicles
  6. Specialized Vehicles
  7. Specialized Trailers
  8. Telephony
  9. Special Cases
  10. Sources

This hardbound book was of great interest to me, as my Great Uncle was with Co C, 4th Signal BN in WWII. This book follows a few others by this author on similar subjects which are also of interest to the modeler.