bookAFV Modeller
Issue 21

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

Issue 21 continues the high quality with some impressive models with the contents as follows:

Aufklarungspanzer 140/1 by Chris Leeman (pages 2-9)
Chris takes the old VM kit and adds heaps of ABER brass, plastic card and copious rivets to transform the kit into a more than presentable model. The descriptive text is highlighted with numerous photos of the model during and after construction in an informative article.

Complete Crusader Pt1 by Ricardo Rodriguez (pages 10-22)
This article chronicles the adding of a complete scratch built interior to the Italeri Crusader including working torsion bar suspension. There are many close up photos of the interiors step by step construction with the text restricted to detailed photo captions with the images left to tell the main story.

Late Panther G by Kristof Pulinckx (pages 24-31)
The Tamiya Panther G early is updated to a Late G with the addition of scratch built items, ABER brass, ModelKasten tracks and metal barrel with numerous photos of the model during construction as well as during the painting and weathering process. Detailed text highlights the photos for a very informative article.

Xtreme detail Israeli M50 Sherman (pages 32-39)
Another useful feature with many close up photos of the M50 with virtually every aspect of the exterior shown in great detail plus a couple of pages of interior shots for an excellent reference for anyone building a kit of the IDF M50 Sherman.

The shape of things to come (pages 40-49)
Dave builds an simply yet interesting diorama with the recent Dragon T-34-76 Model 1940 and Sovereign 2000 Sd.Kfz.221 during a brief encounter.
There are many close up shots of the two models during construction showing the numerous additions added such as ABER brass and barrel, Friulmodel tracks and other details on the T-34 and additional detailing of the already nice Sovereign 2000 221.
Photos of the finished and painted models are included as well as of constructing the simple base and added Russian infantry figures to make the finished diorama.

Keeping Track - New releases (pages 50-55)
The usual 6 page run down on new products for the modeller with brief descriptions and photos of the products featured.

What a big cat by Bernhard Lustig (pages 56-63)
Another simple scene with the Dragon Jagdtiger finished in hard edged cam scheme sitting abandoned and booby trapped guarded by a single GI. there are many photos of the finished model with descriptive text dealing with the construction and especially the painting and weathering processes well.

The issue continues the excellent trend of this magazine with more excellent modelling and reference material.

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