Warpaint Volume 3 Book Review
by Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||August 2011||Title||Warpaint Volume 3|
|Author||Dick Taylor||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||160 pages, softbound||MSRP (BP)||£19.99|
Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is based in the UK. All their books are printed by their associate Stratus in Sandomierz Poland. These are done in the English language. MMP and Stratus both do books about aircraft and AFV in English and Polish. This new book was sent to me directly from Stratus in a very well padded envelope. The book is soft cover and 160 pages in length in a 8 ¼” x 11 5/8” page format.
This book is Volume 3 in a series of four describing and illustrating the colors and markings used by the British army on it’s vehicles during the 20th century. It describes the official paint schemes, the variations often seen in practice, and the individual and unit markings applied to tanks, armored cars, lorries and smaller vehicles, and towed guns.
Counting the front cover, the book contains 55 color photos of British AFV’s and an additional 92 black and white ones. The book title says from 1903 to 2003. However, there are only 2 black and white photos of WWI vehicles in the book. This series of books is proving invaluable for military enthusiasts and modelers, making sense of a very confusing topic. Highly recommended.
The author Dick Taylor is a serving British Army officer who has been deployed in many areas of the world. Since being commissioned in 2000, he has specialized in tank gunnery instruction, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear operations, psychological operations, and lately, defense exporting. He has a First Class degree in history, and is currently reading for a Master’s degree at Dundee University. He is married and with two sons and lives in Blandford, Dorset.