Publisher: Valiant Wings Publishing
Author: Richard Franks
Price: £15.95 GBP plus P&P
Review by: Geoff Coughlin (November 2015)
108 pages, softback, high quality art paper
Our thanks to Mark at Valiant Wings Publishing for supplying our review sample… Get this impressive title at their website now.
Airframe Album No.7: The Arado Ar 196 – A Detailed Guide to the Eye Of The Kriegsmarine
Amazingly, this is the seventh title to be published in short time in this growing series that offers modellers enough reference and guidance to scale modellers interested in building the type. I like many things about this series: the fact that models featured are in the most popular scales, making the book really useful to as wide an audience as possible. This has the spin-off effect of making me at least consider building a model of a subject I like (such as the Ar 196) in a different scale.
The Arado Ar 196 has proved to be a popular subject with scale modellers in recent years with kits available in all major scales from Revell, Heller (now oop) and Italeri.
- A wealth of historical and modern photographs
- Pictures before, during and after restoration
- 3-D Isometric lineart by Wojciech Sankowski
- Colour side profiles by Richard J. Caruana
- Lists of all Ar 196 kits, accessories and decals available in 1:32nd, 1:48th and 1:72nd scales at time of publication.
Recommended to all aircraft scale modellers