bookAFV Modeller Issue 70
May/June 2013

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

Review by Terry Ashley

AFV Modeller issue 70 contents.

• Iraqi T-69 II Andy Taylor converts Tamiya’s T55 to a worn-out Iraqi warrior .
Eight pages detail the conversion of the Tamiya T-55 to the T-54 based Chinese produced T-69 II with the aid of some resin conversion and scratch built parts. The article has detailed photos and text describing the build as well as during the painting process for anyone interested in modelling this vehicle.

• T-69 II Walk Around Close-up reference of the real deal presented by Alex Van Riezen.
To accompany the build comes this 6 page detailed photo walk around of a museum T-69 II for added reference for modellers.

• sWS with Flak 3.7 A 1:16 scratch-building extravaganza by Bruno Carsuzaa.
A 9 page photo rich article on building and painting this impressive sized model of the sWS with Flak 3.7. The photos and text describe the building and painting of the model as well as making the base and figures for the final diorama, some nice inspiration.

• Sandbagged Sherman M4A3 (76) ‘Gypsy Caravan’ by Antonio Martin Tello.
An eight page article on building the Tamiya Sherman kit with the aid of numerous detail and update sets to produce the final model. The photos and text detail the building and painting of the model and accompanying figures as well as the small base to site the items on. A detailed coverage but there isn't any list of the many aftermarket parts used so you have to wade through the article to try and find out what was used, a simply list of many parts used would have been helpful.

• Morris C9 The Editor builds Resicast’s 1:35 British armoured car .
A nice 8 page build of the Resicast resin kit of the Morris C9 AC with numerous colour photos of the kit during the build and painting process with the text captions outlining the steps to the final model. Also the painting of the Caunter scheme would be useful for painting other British desert vehicles.

• Keeping Track More new releases.
An extensive ten pages listing many new release kits, books and aftermarket update/detail sets. Each has a mini review to add more information of the releases to aid modellers making a choice on purchases.

• BRDM 2 Chechnya vignette modelled by Lukasz Orczyc - Musialek
This final ten page article details the building of the Trumpeter BRDM-2 kit with a few images of the build but the many colour photos mostly cover the painting process with ample text to describe what is happening in the photos. The building of the base and figures is also covered for anyone building this kit.

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