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Euro Modelismo Monograph

No.6 "Tanks in Russia I" &
No.7 "Rarities" by Miguel Jimenez

 

Accion Press S.A.

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: No.6 Tanks in Russia I & No.7 "Rarities" by Miguel Jimenez
ISBN: 84-95464-04-7 (Tanks in Russia)
84-96464-10-1 (Rarities)
Media: Soft cover, landscape format, 80 pages plus covers (64 pages for Tanks in Russia); full colour
Price: No. 6 @ USD$19.96 & No. 7 @ USD$22.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Spectacular modelling; very nice profiles; useful tips and techniques; handy reference material
Disadvantages: Premium price for "magazine" style publication.
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


"Tanks in Russia I"
and MIG's "Rarities" are available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Euro Modelismo Monograph is a Spanish publication that draws on the rich modelling talent of western Europe. We are fortunate to get the full benefit of the magazine, as the text is entirely in the English language.

Both these Monographs focus on armour modelling. They are presented in full colour on high-quality glossy paper inside satin-textured covers. Advertisements are confined to the inside of the front and back covers, so the book can concentrate on modelling articles.

 


Monograph No.6 - Tanks in Russia I

Monograph No. 6 is titled "Tanks in Russia". Specifically, it is dedicated to WWII German Panzers on the Eastern Front during 1941 and 1942. This book has 64 pages plus its colour covers. The subjects in this book are:

  • Tanks in the Eastern Front, 1941-42 Painting and Camouflage

  • Pz.Kfw. I Ausf. B, 10 Pz.Div.

  • Pz.Kfw. II Ausf. F, 7 Pz.Div.

  • Pz.Kfw.III Ausf. H, 3 Pz.Div.

  • Tracks and Accessories - Painting and Varnishing

  • Pz.Kfw. IV Ausf. E, 6 Pz.Div.

  • Pz.Kfw. IV Ausf. F, 31 Pz.Rgt.

  • Pz.Kfw. IV Ausf. F-2, 36 Pz.Rgt.

  • Identification Symbols

The standard of modelling, painting and model photography is superb. Ample construction photos are included, and the finished models are photographed in convincing and atmospheric settings. 

Eighteen colour profiles support the text and photos. Some of these photos comprise four or five views, completely demonstrating the camouflage schemes. Other "profiles" are actually cleverly presented photos of the models. These three-dimensional profiles are very attractive and extremely useful to modellers. 

Additional paintings of special markings are included, and colour diagrams are also used to demonstrate different paint finishes and techniques.

 


Monograph No.7 - "Rarities"

Miguel Jimiez's models will be familiar to many HyperScale visitors either under his full name, or in the shortened form "MIG". Many of MIG's models may be seen on the Missing Links website. MIG's armour models are simply stunning. 

In addition to his keen eye for detail, MIG often finishes his models to permit the viewer to see the subject from a unique perspective. To see what I mean, take a look at the photograph on the cover of this book!

This book is 80 pages, and is presented in the same high quality format as the previously reviewed volume. Subject matter is fairly broad, comprising:

  • Panther G

  • Chevrolet Truck

  • SAM-2

  • KV-2

  • Ti-67

  • Jagdtiger

  • Super E-100

  • Panzer IV

  • Gallery

In addition to the articles by Miguel, there is also one of James Blackwell's masterpieces - an E-100.

These articles include many hints and tips to assist painting, weathering, battle damage and even casting parts! Photography is, once again, first-rate.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These books will appeal to any armour modeller. The inclusion of attractive profiles, hints, tips and general inspiration will provide many ideas for building, painting and photographing tanks and other military vehicles.

Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 22 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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