bookAFV Modeller
Issue 32

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

Issue 32 contains,

Painting a Czech 38(t) Pages 2 to 11
By Adam N. P. Wilder – 1:35
This is a painting article of a 38(t) in Czech markings and three tone camouflage. Using the Mig Productions 38(t) Ausf G conversion set and a Tamiya Marder III (Ausf H), there is little information on the build but most modellers would use the DML or Tristar kit these days. I’ve seen this model on the internet before however this took nothing away from the quality of the photographs in the article or the step by step information presented. Adam has a fantastic finishing style. No figures or base.

Sandman Panzer IV Ausf E Pages 12 to 19
By Kristof Pulinckx – 1:35.
Nicely built Dragon Panzer IV Ausf E, finished in desert markings.  The modeller was unaware of the issues with the original DML kit (like the final drive locations etc.) and built it basically as it comes, to good effect. He replaced the tracks with Friulmodel metal tracks.  This article demonstrated again that the end result can counter minor detail inaccuracies when using the current painting methods and finishing effects. No base or figures.

Creating Cougar, Dieppe Churchill Mk III Pages 20 to 31
By Lee Lloyd – 1:35
Stunning build using the Cromwell models resin Churchill Mk III as a base, made into a Canadian carpet layer at the ill fated Dieppe raid. The kit is constructed and detailed in Lee’s usual over the top manner (it’s awash with brass fittings) with some good notes on his research and details of the real vehicle. While many love this kind of unfinished model I believe it should be paint finished as per the real example but I appreciate the level of detail visible. No base or figures….or paint.

Operation Jubilee, Dieppe August 1942 Pages 32 to 41
By Dick Taylor
Excellent overview of the battle, giving the setting to the previous Churchill article, covering the Canadian tanks employed at Dieppe on the raid in August 1942. There is a separate section on the tanks involved in the raid with individual tank names and serial numbers and another on their colours and markings. Well researched and readable.

‘Joint Guardian’ Challenger Pages 42 to 49
By Dan Hay – 1:35
The Tamiya Challenger 1 constructed as it appeared in Kosovo in 1999. The kit has some extensive detailing and some aftermarket Accurate Armour and Eduard parts. Kit tracks have again been replaced by Friulmodel examples.  I would have liked some more in progress shots but the finish achieved is simply remarkable. I’m not a modern vehicle devotee but Dan’s weathering has set a new benchmark. No figures or base.

Keeping Track Pages 50 to 57 – product highlights of recent AFV or AFV accessory releases.

Green Elephant. Zundapp KS750 Pages 58 to 65
By Cao Zuechun – 1:9th
Large scale Revell Zundapp motorbike and attached sidecar with MG34 mounted. Competently built, just not that inspirational. I’ve always thought the appeal to large scale kits was the amount of detail one could achieve; in this case the builder was mostly happy with the supplied product adding little extra. Finished in monotone German grey it has a little too much rust for my liking although the metalled look of the engine is superb. No figure or base.

I examined the publication closely and even took it to a model club meeting for a thorough fingering and can report the binding is holding and all pages are intact.

I recommend this publication.

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