bookAFV Modeller
Issue 5

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

This fourth issue of this excellent magazine again features some superb modelling subjects as well a nice reference material.

This issue starts with 8 pages on a detailed build of the Tamiya Churchill Mk.7 by Paul Barker. The model features a full scratch built interior as well as some shots of the real thing for reference.

The next 10 pages sees Darren Thompson add an interesting finish to a Panzerjager 1 'Ent' 605 Pz.J.Abtlg, in North Africa. The model is based on the Italeri kit with a rebuilt upper superstructure and gun shield plus the addition of etched brass to produce a nice model.

Following this is a short reference feature of Swedish armour on exercise and has some nice shots of Strv 122 MBTs, Strf 9040 MICVs and Pvb 401s up to their necks in rough terrain.

A simple diorama by Frederick Astier of an Tamiya M5A1 in a scenic settings is next in a short 6 page article with photos of the model during construction as well as the final scene.

Following this 6 pages of wartime photos of the Sd.Kfz.11 which offers some good reference as well as good diorama potential in the photos. There is also one photo of the late model Sd.Kfz.11 which will be the subject of future kit from AFV Club.

Continuing the reference theme we have another 6 pages of excellent photos of armour used during the Lebanese civil war by Moustafa Assad. These photos offer an excellent insight into the varied vehicles and the amount of modification on some of the some.

The next 6 pages features a build of the Zvesda (Italeri) M13/40 kit in a North African setting by Bernard Lustig, the model includes added details from various etched and resin sets.

"Keeping Track" a short section featuring new release information is next and this is followed by the final article is of a Revell 1/72 scale Cromwell Mk.IV by Antonio Martin Tello. This is a very nice little model and you have to look twice to realise it is in 1/72 scale.

Another issue of this high quality magazine for the dedicated armour modeller that features some excellent modelling subjects. Well worth getting a hold of a copy.

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