bookAFV Modeller
Issue 11

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

Issue 11 continues the excellent trent of previous issues, the contents are as follows:

Wespe by Joaquin Garcia Gazquez
This 7 page article describes the building of the Tamiya Wespe kit with photos during construction showing the added detail as well as of the finished model. the text describes the techniques used in construction and the weathering process.

Trucks N Tracks
A 10 page report highlighting many of the excellent models on show at the 2003 Trucks N Tracks show.

Northern Exposure by Andreas Gey
The Italeri Leopard 1A2 is built to represent a Norwegian Leopard 1 and describes the buiding of the kit as well as the application of etched foliage to the vehicle and the making of the scenic base to show off the model 'concealed' between the trees.

Xtreme detail
This 7 page section has many detailed colour photos of the exterior and interior of an M1A1D and offers some excellent details including the louvered reconigion panel as used in OIF.

T34/85 by Adam Wilder
This 12 page article details the building of an accurate T34-85 model 1944 based on the DML T34-85 kit. There are many photos of the model during construction showing the techniques used as well as the application of the etched metal detail parts. The large bed mattress armour added to the turret and hull sides are scratchbuilt from brass strip and screen and a full description with many photos is included showing the construction sequences.
The painting and weathering of the model is also well covered with photos and text in what is a comprehensive article on building the kit with many of the techniques being applicable to other projects.

Keeping Track - New releases
The usual 4 page run down on new products for the modeller with brief descriptions and photos of the products featured.

Green Grille by Jean-Baptiste Verlhac
This 8 page article on detailing and correcting the Alan Grille Ausf K with the addition of etched and other details plus rebuilt upper hull walls from card. There are numerous photos of the model under construction as well as during the painting process and of the finished model which features a hard edged cam scheme sometimes seen of the Grille.

Hetzer Scheme for the Grille Ausf K by Gray Creager
this final section is a refernece feature of the hard edged cam schemes used on the Hetzer and Grille and includes wartime photos of the vehicles with this scheme as well as five view diagrams showing the cam paint pattern. The text gives a good description of the schemes and the colours used as well as the history of these schemes.

The standard of this magazine just keeps getting better with each issue.

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