Model Art Modeling Magazine, #40, Summer 2011 Special Edition
This special Summer edition from Model Art Modeling Magazine is primarily dedicated to the IJN Myoko-class Heavy Cruiser. Fully 99 pages of the total 136 are devoted to photos, history, and kit reviews. Included is a magnificent set of 1/350th scale plans for the Myoko, and builds in 1/350th are reviewed for Myoko, Haguro and Nachi illustrating not only differences in sisters in the same class, but changes and upgrade through the years. A 1/700th review of a build of 4 cruisers is included with photo coverage and a number of pages devoted to the aircraft carried by this class from pre-war through to the end. There is also pull-out art work, and wartime photos to match kits reviewed.
The new kit section reviews CVE-73, a Japanese carrier, and the Revell SS Oriana in some detail.
There is a section on Imperial Japanese Naval history, with photo documentation of a number of pre-World War II Japanese ships of various classes, and which closes with a review of several kits (Sea Waves, Fujimi, and an unknown Japanese manufacturer) in 1/700 of older IJN ships.
This magazine is simply a must if you are interested in building any of the Myoko class kits out there. Even with Japanese text I found this magazine a fascinating read and the photo documentation of the kits about the best I have seen anywhere.
Again, my thanks to the folks at Model Art and Dragon Models USA for making this entertaining and informative issue available for review.