bookAFV Modeller
Issue 1

Published bimonthly by AFV Modeller Ltd.
64 pages soft cover A4 format.

This is the first issue of this magazine which promises to be an excellent magazine. Entirely in colour (apart from some WWII reference photos included) it features some superb modelling and reference subjects. Each article has comprehensive text to compliment the excellent photos in the magazine.

This issue starts with Doug Jameson revisiting the Tamiya M21, rebuilding it as an M3 Half Track covering six pages.

The next 11 pages features a Sd.Kfz.250/9 Neue Art of "FHH1" Czechoslovakia, May 1945 by Mirko Bayerl. As well as many shots of the finished model are a couple of WWII photos of the Sd.Kfz.250/9.
This article is complemented with a further four pages of excellent colour photos of a museum Sd.Kfz.250/9 Neue Art showing in detail the turret interior.

The next 10 pages is a Tamiya early Tiger I detailed using the ABER etched set by David Parker. This shows a vehicle of the first unit to use the Tiger in Russia in a simple but effective scene. Numerous close up photos show the model to good effect.

Following this is another excellent model of a Jagdpanther by Gunnar Jansson. It represents a late Jagdpanther from II.Pz.Lehr Rgt 130 in April 1945 using the Tamiya kit as a basis and again is represented with some excellent photos. The model article is followed by a four pages on the II.Pz.Lehr Rgt 130 in 1945 with some wartime photos and organisation chart as of April '45.

The next six pages feature a late war Dragon Stug III of Stug Bgd.341 in 1944 by James Blackwell. Again the model is well illustrated with some excellent photos including construction pics.

Alex Clark then presents an impressive Gulf War Challenger 1. This is based on the Revell 1/72 kit and if it wasn't stated as 1/72 you would easily mistake it for 1/35. The article has plenty of construction pics as well as photos of the completed model.

Finally there is a good reference feature with plenty of photos on a King Tiger discovered under a road in northern France some 50 years after being abandoned. The photos of the recovered parts offer some interesting insights into the markings are fittings on the King Tiger.

In all an impressive debut for what should prove to be a indispensable reference for modellers.

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