Modelling the Jagpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer' Book Review
|Date of Review||November 2004||Title||Modelling the Jagpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer'|
|Author||Gary Edmundson||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||82 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$17.95|
In their tenth installment of their modelling series, Osprey provides another interesting topic - the Hetzer tank destroyer. The author walks the reader through a variety of subjects that are based on the multitude of captured Skoda and BMM tank chassis, how to modify the kits, adding resin and photo-etched details, and of course, painting and weathering.
The table of contents outlines the variety of subjects covered:
- May 1944 BMM Production Hetzer
- May 1945 Skoda Production Hetzer
- 15cm Schweres Infanteriegeschutz 22/3 (Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
- Bergepanzer 38(t) and Vignettes
- Further Reading, Media and Websites
- Museums and Collections
- Kits Available
The author doesn't limit his discussions to building just the model. He also provides a refreshing insight into developing vignettes in which to place the model and some figures into a moment of history. There is a nice discussion of diorama/vignette bases, building camouflage, and the various elements to take your modeling into the next realm of realism.
My sincere thanks to Motorbooks International for this review sample!