Reviews: On the shelf

Review Premium

FRESCO IN DEPTH

The latest Warpaint volume is dedicated to the Soviet Union’s first supersonic-capable fighter, the MiG-17, NATO nickname Fresco.

Review Premium

IN THE BEGINNING

When building their first model, those new to the hobby can face an almost bewildering array of tools, adhesives, paints and kits, not to mention more advanced products associated with weathering methods.

Review Premium

‘JUMPING’ JET ACCOUNTS

The first of two Jet Age series volumes dedicated to the Hawker Siddeley Harrier covers its introduction in 1969 to the end of the Cold War – judged to be 1990, when the first of the second-generation British Aerospace machines entered service.

Review Premium

SIMPLE STANDARD

The ubiquity of the Sherman tank during World War Two makes it a popular subject with small-scale armour modellers and wargamers alike, and this 1/72 Forces of Valor kit is ideal for both purposes thanks to its easy construction, large locating pins and pre-coloured Olive Drab styrene.

Review Premium

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR TREATS

Modellers seeking extra refinement for their Tamiya 1/72 Bf 109G-6 will find plenty in Eduard’s photo-etched metal upgrade set, which comprises two frets, with pre-painted parts for the cockpit and plain brass items for the airframe in general.

Review Premium

MUDDY TRACTION

German tracked vehicles on the Eastern Front often became bogged down in mud and slush, so standard-width tracks were fitted with extensions on the outer edge, known as winterketten (winter chains), plus cleats on the track pads for extra traction.

Review Premium

'EMIL' RETURNS

This styrene-only Weekend Edition of Eduard’s 1/48 Bf 109E-3 comprises three runners common to the firm’s ‘family’ of quarter-scale Bf 109Es, but Runner C represents cannon-fitted wings and Runner F the early-style canopy, replaced by a squarer design on E-4s onwards.

Review Premium

RHINO BLING

Revell’s 1/72 Nashorn (Rhinoceros) receives a major upgrade with this photo-etched brass fret from Hauler.