Issue 9 continues the excellent trend of previous issues, the contents are as follows:
Endstation by Bernhard Lustig
This article describes the building of this award winning diorama which features a Panzer IV with full interior and scratchbuilt buildings. The article has photos of the vehicle and buildings during and after construction.
Fang of the Jager by Kazuto Yoshioka
A photo essay of a Tamiya Panzer II diorama at Monte Cassino in 1944. The article has many photos of the finished diorama plus a description of its construction.
Home Help by Marijn Van Gils
A step by step guide to scratchbuilding your own plaster buildings. There are many useful and interesting photos and text of the stages to making well detailed and authentic looking buildings for your dioramas.
Firefly by Reider Morten Syversten
An interesting article on building a Firefly using a combination of Tamiya Sherman, AFV Club suspension and custom made aluminium barrel plus other bits and pieces. There are some photos during construction as well as of the finished model.
Lebanese Civil War Armour by Moutafa Assad
An excellent photo essay of vehicles used during the civil war that gives a good insight into the mixture of Russian and US and French equipment used by all sides, a very useful reference for the period.
'Naked Desperation' STZ T-34/76 (Part 3) of Adam Wilder
The third part of this article that concentrates on the groundwork and painting of the base for the finished scene.
Xtreme detail - T55
For those looking for some detail reference for the Tamiya T-55 this section will help a lot. There are some great close-up shots of the exterior and interior for an excellent overall coverage of the T-55.
Keeping Track - New releases
The usual section bringing you a rundown of some recent releases of interest to the modeller with brief descriptions of the kits and accessories listed.
Short Break by Lester Plaskitt
A nice construction article of the Tamiya Wespe with the addition of an engine and transmission as well as some other detailsas well as scratchbuilt figures, the article has photos during and after construction.
Another excellent issue with soemthing for everyone.
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