S u m m a r y
||No.6 Tanks in Russia I & No.7
"Rarities" by Miguel Jimenez
||84-95464-04-7 (Tanks in Russia)
||Soft cover, landscape format, 80
pages plus covers (64 pages for Tanks in Russia); full colour
||No. 6 @ USD$19.96 & No. 7 @
USD$22.96 from Squadron.com
||Spectacular modelling; very nice
profiles; useful tips and techniques; handy reference material
||Premium price for
"magazine" style publication.
"Tanks in Russia I" and MIG's
"Rarities" are available online from
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
This book is 80 pages, and is presented in the same high quality
format as the previously reviewed volume. Subject matter is fairly
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
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
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 22 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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