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Panzer Aces Number 43

Panzer Aces Number 43 Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2013 Title Panzer Aces Number 43
Author Multiple Publisher Accion Press Modelismo
Published 2013 ISBN -
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 11.00€


Here is the latest from Accion Press Modelismo - Issue 43 of Panzer Aces. As you'll note on the right side of the cover is a UK and US flag which indicates that this issue is printed in English.

The first article in this issue covers an in-depth build of a Panzer IV Ausf.B starting with a Tristar Panzer IV Ausf.C kit and a long list of additions and modifications that would make any AMS modeler proud. What's nice is the author explains step-by-step what he's doing and why, and this is true not only for the build, but also for the excellent painting and weathering techniques employed. This one article is an excellent tutorial on how to become an AMS modeler whether you're interested in the Panzer IV subject or not. All of the techniques and techologies employed are applicable to just about everything you're modeling.

The next article is ideal for the non-AMS modeler as this author takes the DML Panther Ausf.G kit straight out of the box and shows the reader how to achieve breathtaking results with good paint and weathering techniques. His replication of mud on the vehicle is very realistic.

The third article covers a Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz that is depicted being rushed into service with the turret still in primer red. This vehicle is set in a diorama and the author walks you through the approach and techniques used to create this impressive scene.

The final article is another AMS builder's dream, taking the DML Koenigstiger and build a super-detailed tank depicting a notional vehicle also pressed into service right off the depot line.

These Panzer Aces series are must-have references for the armor modeler, whether you're a novice or a master, these issues provide the clear visual how-to techniques which can teach or enhance your own skills. What is also enjoyable with these titles is that they are some of the few left that are not full of advertisements, only the inside cover and rear cover carry ads, the rest is all golden content. You're going to want this in your library!

Definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to Accion Press for this review sample!