Author: Steve van Beveren
Yellow Series No.6127
Published by: Osprey Publishing
Review By: Jamie Haggo
Available from all good bookshops at £13.99, or direct from the publishers.
Our thanks to Osprey Publishing for supplying our review copy.
This book appears in the extensive Modelling Series from Osprey Publishing and follows their usual format.
Following a brief introduction, the book takes the reader through all the tools and products that were used in the making of the book, a useful start for those towards the beginning of their modelling career.
The subsequent chapters are the meat, where there are detailed builds of the Panther Ausf, a, Ausf. D, Ausf. G late and the Berpanther Ausf. A. All are to differing levels, from intermediate to an advanced super detailed model which has a stunning full interior.
All the articles tend to lean towards the modelling rather than finishing, which is the reason I make AFV models. However, I did pick up some useful tips, some of the techniques are very advanced such as casting your own resin etc, but it’s all in a good read and I learned quite a bit.
The finishing of the models all look a bit washed out to me, which may be due to the photography but it could be the finishing style.
This is a useful addition to my library and I’ll be dipping into it quite a bit.
Highly recommended to all levels of modellers and fans of the Panther.