bookAFV Modeller
Issue 14

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

Issue 14 contents are as follows:

Hornets in Italy by Bernard Lustig (pages 2-9)
This article details the building of the Dragon Hornisse with the addition of the early Eduard etched set. There are many good photos of the finished model showing the details as well as a few during construction.

Packs a punch by Rudi Meir (pages 10-15)
A brief article on building an Sd.kfz.251/22 using the Tamiya 251D and the CMD /22 conversion set No.CMD31. The text is complimented with photos during and after construction.

'Stalins in the Treeline' by Dave Parker (pages 16-25)
Dave Parker builds the Cromwell Flak 41 in a nice diorama setting that illustrates the low profile of the Flak 41 compared to the earlier Flak36/37 guns. The excellent photos of the finished model are complimented with in progress shots of the gun and custom made gun crew. There are also two pages of the Aberdeen Flak 41 detail photos for on the spot reference for building the kit.

Swedish BGBV81C 'Tracy Lord' by Markus Eriksson (pages 26-33)
This article illustrates the building of a Swedish BGBV81C (Centurion ARV Mk.2) based on the Accurate Armour kit plus additional conversion for the Swedish version. There are numerous photos of the finished model as well as a few during construction with text describing the building and painting.

Albino Cat by Jason Bobrowich (pages 34-41)
Utilising the Italeri Leopard 1A4, the Accurate Armour update set and metal Modelpoint barrel plus Eduard etched parts this article illustrates the building of this detailed model of a Danish Leopard 1A5DK.
There are numerous photos of the model during and after construction as well as detailed text describing the building and painting processes.

Xtreme detail (pages 42-47)
The usual detailed close-up look at a particular vehicle, this time of an M88A1 with many colour photos showing the exterior in great detail. Each page has six photos and as each only shows a particular part of the vehicle the detail is very good and will be a welcome addition to the reference library and just the thing for building the excellent AFV Club kit.

Improving the Breed - Panzer IIJ by Julian Dace (pages 48-51)
This is a new series focusing on improving kits, this first article deals with the recent Alan Hobbies Panzer IIJ and consists entirely of clear close up photos of the kit with the many improvements from various update sets and scratchbuilt items. There is no text other than descriptive captions on the images of the unpainted model which clearly shows the updates and improvements and should prove most helpful to the modeller.

Keeping Track - New releases (pages 52-55)
The usual 4 page run down on new products for the modeller with brief descriptions and photos of the products featured.

Extremes of Wear and Tear by Christopher McGrane (pages 56-64)
This article is a short guide to applying extreme weathering to models, there are photos of a completed T-55 with some of the techniques described as well as step by step images of adding weathering to a T34-76 turret. It would be a matter of choice if these techniques are for you, but could be of interest.

The issue continues the excellent trend of this magazine.

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