This monograph is compilations of the 4-view colour profile, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the McDonnel F-4B Phantom II Scale plans in 1/72 scale plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also photos of the details in B&W and color.
The book is primarily composed of ‘walk-around” type photos, with some inflight pictures as well. The scale plans are nicely done, and appear to be true to scale. The photos are an absolute must for anyone modeling this aircraft, which so many of us are in the stages of doing (Tamiya). Four of the photos are “owner’s manual” type diagram photos of the plane’s instrument panels with all components labeled. There are two similar ones specific to the Martin-Baker Mk. H7 ejection seat. Again, super helpful to the modeler whose eye is drawn to details.
Each photo has a brief caption describing what the reader is looking at. As with all “Single” issues, there is not a lot to this monograph, but what is included is a lot. In other words, the series provides the modeler exactly what he or she needs: A package of detailed walk-around reference photos, a set of plans that can be scaled up or down, and a set of color profiles. All for what I consider to be a very reasonable price. $11.99 won’t get you a Grande Latte and a croissant at Starbucks, but it will get you Single No. 40. Be smart. Make the right choice.
My sincere thanks and gratitude to Casemate Publishers & IPMS/USA for the review sample.