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de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide & Dominie

Published: December 2, 2023
Book Author(s): Adrian M. Balch
Company: Guideline Publications

This series has been around for many years, and they still continue to come out with new volumes, sometimes of little-covered subjects such as this one.

This is a softcover publication, with 44 pages in a nice, high-quality semi-gloss finish and a stiff outer cover. Publishing quality is first-rate, as is the content itself.

The first part of the text covers the development and… more

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Allied Fighters: Bell P-39 & P-400 Airacobra South

Published: November 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

I first discovered this publisher and series at an IPMS Nats a few years ago. As the title says, they specialize in WW2 Pacific aircraft, and do an excellent job covering some lesser-known subjects.

This is a softcover publication, with 120 pages in a nice, high-quality semi-gloss finish and a stiff outer cover. Publishing quality is first-rate, as is the content itself.

The… more


Douglas DB-7 A20G Havoc

Published: October 17, 2022
Book Author(s): Sebastian Piechowiak
Company: Kagero Publishing

I have been familiar with the various book series that Kagero has produced over the years – all aimed at the modeler - but this was a new line to me. “Douglas DB-7 A20G Havoc” is Number 2 in the “Club 1/48” series. Number 1 covers the Junkers Ju 88A-4 and is by the same author.

This is a softcover publication, with 45 pages in a nice, high-quality semi-gloss finish and a stiff outer… more


How to Make Vignettes – Basic Guide

Published: June 19, 2022
Book Author(s): Artur Miniszewski
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Ammo by Mig is a well-known provider of all sorts of modeling supplies, from paints to weathering powders to tools. They also publish a fairly extensive library of ‘how-to’ type of books, such as this example.

Printed on good quality, glossy paper and bound between stiff, glossy boards, the publication values of this book, as with others I have seen from Mig, are quite high.


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Single No. 28 Avia S-199

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Teodor Liviu Morosanu
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

This volume in MMP’s “Single” series covers the Avia S-199, and with the impending release of Eduard’s 1/48 kit (announced, but I have no idea of when), the timing of this publication is perfect. The idea behind this series of books (more like booklets) seems to be to get right to the point and show scale plan views, photos, profiles, etc.

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one… more


Wings of the Black Cross #11

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Mark Proulx
Company: Eagle Editions Ltd.

This volume, #11, like all others in the series consists of pages and pages of clear photos, printed nicely on semi-gloss paper between laminated stiff covers. Eagle Editions consistently puts out first-rate publications.

Most photos in the Wings of the Black Cross series are previously unpublished, and this issue carries on that tradition. The entire booklet is chock full, starting… more

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-F

Published: May 3, 2021
Book Author(s): Damian Majsak
Company: Kagero Publishing

This is the 2nd volume in a revived series from Kagero. According to the editor the series was originally launched in 2001, but decal production issues caused the cessation of publication. They have now restarted this series, and so far, have issued 3 volumes (“Eastern Front” armor, “Japanese Fighters”, and the subject of this review).

“Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-F” jumps right… more

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Model Aircraft Extra No.7 – Building the P-47 Thunderbolt

Published: May 18, 2021
Book Author(s): Compiled by Andy Evans
Company: MA Publications, Ltd.

This is the 7th volume in a newish series from MA Publications, the British publisher of Scale Aviation Modeller International, Model Aircraft, and Scale Military Modeller. Each of the issues of this series includes multiple build articles, centered on one particular aircraft type. In this case, the P-47 is covered in 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 and 1/24 scales. The booklet starts out with a… more


Henschel Hs 126B-1

Published: February 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Robert Panek and Krzystof Wotowski
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one is immediately presented with several pages of scale plans (in 1/72 and 1/48). No introductory history or anything like that, just right into the plans. This is followed by about 15 pages of photos, interspersed with snippets from the original aircraft manual. While there is no body of text, each photo has a generous caption. The wartime photos show… more


Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Published: September 21, 2020
Book Author(s): Neil Page
Company: Casemate UK

This is the second of a 2-volume set covering, as the title suggests, the day-fighter aces of the Luftwaffe. Picking up where the first volume ends, this book covers the time period from the peak of Germany’s victories through to its defeat in 1945. Casemate’s typical high production values are present, including stiff glossy outer covers and glossy… more