Barbarossa 1941

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Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Stanislaw Jablonski, Jacek Pasienczny, Arkadiusz Wrobel
Other Publication Information
Softcover, 34 pages, 18 color profiles of German and Soviet armor
Product / Stock #
Mini-Topcolor 25 (#15025)
Company: Kagero Publishing - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Kagero Publishing - Website: Visit Site

Kagero has published a series known as “Mini-Topcolors” oriented toward modelers. Each book includes color profiles and decals in several scales.

“Barbarossa 1941,” the 25th title in the series, concentrates on armor involved in the invasion of Russia. As such, most of the profiles are of German tanks, but there are a couple of T-34/76 and a KV-2. There are a total of 18 color profiles in the book.

A very neat detail is that, accompanying most of the profiles, there is a black and white picture which was used by the artist to create the profiles. Each profile also includes a small paragraph in English and Polish describing some details on the specific location or time that the reference picture was taken.

This book includes a very large decal sheet with markings for all the vehicles in the book, in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scale. Besides the above mentioned Russian vehicles, there are markings for a SdKfz250, a SdKfz221, five PzIIIJ, one, PzIIIH, one PzIVD, one PzIVE, and one PzIIC. There are even a few bonus decals for a T-34/85, a Su85m and a Su152. The decals look glossy and in register. They are printed by Cartograf, so they likely will behave nicely.

The combination of the historical reference pictures, the color profiles and the multi-scale decal sheet makes this package a very valuable set for armor modelers interested in the Barbarossa campaign.

Recommended to armor modelers of all skill levels.

I would like to thank Kagero and IPMS/USA for the review sample.


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