Publisher: Valiant Wings Publishing
Airframe Extra Series – No.4
R.A. Franks: History
R.J. Caruana: Colour Profiles
S.A. Evans; L. Jekl: Models
Price: £7.95 GBP plus P&P
Review by: Geoff Coughlin (March 2016)
66 pages, softback, high quality art paper, colour and black & white photos, full colour profiles
Our thanks to Mark at Valiant Wings Publishing for supplying our review sample… Get this title here now
Here’s a little bit about this growing new series from Valiant Wings Publishing…
Many scale modellers like to build subjects based on a theme or historical event. This series looks at specific areas and events in the history of aerial warfare. Each title covers the history, detail of the protagonists, period photographs and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. Specific kit builds in most major scales (1:72nd, 1:48th and 1:32nd where possible), this time from Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl.
What’s useful about this kind of series is that it can help to get that mojo flowing again – if one model doesn’t do it for you, then another just might – if you allow your mind to get going! You might get ideas for the models on show, or to create your own collection based on or around some of those presented or maybe just an idea for one of the types the guys have built – it matters not, what matters is that you are still building or get started again or maybe just start – good luck, you could do a lot worse than follow the very nice builds on offer here. the standards are very good but easily attainable with practice – after all, that’s just what SMN seeks to try and do – motivate :)
Covers the events leading up to, during and after the Fleet Air Arm’s assault on the Regia Marina.
- Historical narrative by Patrick Branly
- Selection of period images
- colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana
- specially commissioned kit builds:
– 1:48 Special Hobby Fairey Fulmar & Italeri Fiat CR.42 by Steve Evans
– 1:72 Airfix fairey Swordfish and Azur Martin Maryland by Libor Jekl and
– Italeri Cant Z.501 ‘Gabbiano’ by Steve Evans.
The quality of the kit builds is high and offers great inspiration to anyone who’s thinking of building the kits or following suit and building aircraft from this theatre of ops.
Recommended to all aircraft scale modellers