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Warpaint Vol 2

Warpaint Vol 2 Book Review

By Ray Mehlberger

Date of Review April 2010 Title Warpaint Vol 2
Author Dick Taylor Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2008 ISBN 978-83-89450-92-0
Format 176 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $39.00

Review

Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is based in the UK. They have their books printed in Poland by Stratus in the English language. MMP now has a U.S. distributor for their books, located in Pennsylvania by the name of Casemate.

This book is volume 2 in a series of four. It describes and illustrates the colors and markings used by the British Army on it’s vehicles during the 20th century. The two main sections cover the following topics:

  1. Paint & Camouflage 1939-1945. Detailed descriptions of the paints used, and the color schemes applied to wartime vehicles in all theatres.
  2. Sub-unit Markings & Call Sign Systems. A comprehensive guide to this complex topic, covering the would period up to 2003.

The book is profusely illustrated with 158 black and white photos and 32 color ones (including the cover). There are 32 rudimentary drawn color profiles (25 of which are 5-views). Two color profiles are 2-views and highly detailed. Another 8 single view profiles are also highly detailed. There are 17 black and white line drawings, to no particular scale and showing various camouflage patterns. Included too are 28 data lists, 30 illustrations of vehicle markings and 11 more of these in black and white, 5 division marking patches are done in color.

The book is 176 pages long in soft-cover with 8¼” x 11¾” page format (approximately stationary size).

This book will be of great interest to military historians and enthusiasts, but especially to modelers of British AFV’s. Highly recommended.

I want to thank Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) and Casemate for this review sample.

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