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Hey , have you seen this book ?
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:57:56 AM »
I love Military In Detail  books . I love Osprey / Vanguard , I love Squadron Signal , and all the other easy to find , every modeller in North America and Western Europe  has them on his book shelf , kind of book . But there are some out there that not everybody knows about . So lets share those interesting books dealing with WW2 model subjects . For example : there is a line of books about Canadian use of tanks and armored cars / artillery from Service Publications , Ottawa , Ontario , Canada . They have books on the Ram , Sherman, 17-Pounder , as well as newer tanks like the Leopard in Canadian Service  ( I think about 25 published so far ). Most are small soft cover books , with a picture on each page , I have The Churchill book , 24 pages , and that cost me $11 . IRC they were going to publish , or have published a hard cover book on the Ram tank . Any way this just an example of a local ( Canadian ) book series that you guys might not know about . I'm sure some of you have publications like that where you are from . Please share them if you will . Always on the look out for more books .  ;D That being said I just received today 3 more books from Wings & Wheels Publications ( Czech Republic )  The one I want to hi light today is Soviet WWII Anti - Tank Guns .

The perfect book to use in detailing your 28mm PSC 45mm AT guns or their 76mm Model 43  . As well it covers the 57mm ZIS -2 and every bodies favorite the 76mm ZIS-3 . Lots of detail pictures of every part of the gun and trail you could ever hope for . 60 pages , with up to 5 close up pictures per page as well as large full page photos . This little beauty cost me about $ 17 on sale .  W&W P have a variety of books on WW2 Artillery , Tanks and Soft Skin Vehicles as well as Modern gear ( the DANA SPG ! ) and Wingy Things ,  Wish I knew about this company before I built my PSC gun kit , oh well I still have 2 more to build
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Re: Hey , have you seen this book ?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 04:56:56 PM »
Thanks, useful to know.

In the UK there are only a few specialist shops (Ian Allan in Birmingham and London being my most regular haunts - a couple of times a year) which allows the browsing of books and quite often at shows the books  are shrink-wrapped. It is great to get recommendations on ranges.

Oh, and the Birmingham shop stocks some Rubicon models (as does Wayland's Forge in the Custard Factory).


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Re: Hey , have you seen this book ?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 09:48:21 AM »
One book to be wary of is Osprey's hardback "British Battle Tanks", supposedly by David Fletcher.  It looks good - Fletcher is an entertaining writer, and a whole book by him on British Armour seems very attractive.  But it's actually just a compendium of existing Vanguard titles on British tanks.  There may be some original content, or I just don't have the books that is taken from.  So, unless you don't have the Vanguard books, this is one to avoid.