NAVAL AIRCRAFT BUILD GUIDE
If you’re a fan of modelling aircraft operated by the world’s navies, this new Canfora Publishing book is for you!
Sweden’s Canfora Publishing is all about quality modelling and reference books. A recent release maintains the trend and caters for those interested in naval aircraft. On the Deck – Naval Aviation in Scale Volume 1 explores the subject via seven full build projects of aircraft kits in various scales, and they represent maritime flying from World War Two to the present day.
Different modellers are employed to ensure varying styles and methods, and many hints, tips and methods are explained throughout the completion of the following: Hasegawa 1/48 A-7E Corsair II, F4U-7 Corsair and Aichi B7A2, Special Hobby/Grand Phoenix Firefly MK.I and Kinetic Sukhoi Su-33 also in 1/48, Arma Hobby’s 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat and the same-scale Airfix new-tool Buccaneer S.2. A bonus gallery inclusion highlights the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Pup with finish model images alone.
The builds are explained in a step-by-step format, with clear photography of in-progress activity and finished models. Aftermarket products are shown to some extent but there’s also plenty for novice modellers to enjoy and try for themselves. All builds are of a high standard, and the bright and enticing design makes the best use of the imagery therein.
At just 19€, this 80-page perfect-bound book offers good value – and will be inspiring for modellers of all skill levels when it comes to building, painting and weathering, especially as most of the finishing techniques are not specific to one aircraft type. Bring on the next instalment!
On the Deck – Naval Aviation in Scale Volume 1
Format: 287 x 212mm
Available from: www.canfora.se, and in the UK from Panzerwrecks (www.panzerwrecks.com) for £16.99.