Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania Book Review
|Date of Review||May 2016||Title||Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania|
|Author||Teodor Liviu Morosanu, Dan Melinte||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||48 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$35.00|
Bf 109 aficionados! Grab your drool cups!
Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania – MMP’s latest “Spotlight On” installment – sports 42 lip-smacking color plates by the late, great Teodor Liviu Morosanu.
From early “Emils” to postwar “Gustavs”, MMP superbly samples the sumptuous swath of Romanian 109 warpaint. And the stunning artwork will certainly motivate your modeling muse.
Contents commence with a two-page “Introduction”. That’s where you find authoritative service and markings notes on Bf 109s in Aeronautica Regala Romana service.
Confused about Romanian WWII insignia? MMP helpfully recaps 15 national markings variants – a dozen “King Michael Cross” and three roundel examples, with dimensions and proportions.
The study then swiftly segues to color plates. Each sports at least one profile, variant and serial notes, descriptive text, and camouflage comments.
My ongoing gripe? No plan views! MMP should consider adding top and bottom perspectives – even tiny insets – to their side studies. Subject reference photos wouldn’t hurt, either.
So take a break from black-cross-bedecked 109s. Get this vivid “Spotlight On” volume.
With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.