Author : Francois Verlinden
Description:Soft cover 48 pages 125 full color photographs This volume initiated a new modeling series by Verlinden Publications to deal with todays high standards of scale modeling. This book is divided into six sections, each dealing with a different model of an aircraft from the second world war. With one exception, the models were made by the professional staff at Verlinden Productions Studios using the highly detailed Verlinden Productions resin and photo-etched model aircraft detail sets. They were each photographed and documented at various stages of development, and finally incorporated into attractive diorama settings. Each article describes in-depth the construction, detailing, painting, and weathering of each model in such a way as to guide the reader through the process so that he may benefit from the professional tips and techniques revealed therein. One of the articles, which is of a beautifully detailed 1:32 scale P-51D Mustang, was built and photographed by the very accomplished Spanish modeler, J.M. Villalba. Amo! ng the other models described are a famous German fighter, a Messerschmitt Me-109G2 in 1:48 scale, displayed in a North African desert setting undergoing engine maintenance, a very highly detailed 1:48 He-219 UHU German nightfighter being inspected by U.S. Troops on a captured German airfield, and a 1:48 scale TBF Avenger crew bailing out after ditching in the high seas. Another 1:48 scale German airplane, the Focke Wulf FW-190 D-9, is depicted undergoing general maintenance in a workshop, revealing details like the engine and guns, and finally, a beautifully weathered 1:48 PBY-5A Catalina seaplane, which is attractively displayed rescuing downed fliers on the high seas. Following the Verlinden hallmark, this book is full of beautiful full color photographs of extremely attractive scale models, and promises to please with more books in the series to follow. An excellent book for anyone who has ever built a scale model airplane, as well as anyone who is fascinated with av! iation history.