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Panzer Aces Number 44

Panzer Aces Number 44 Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2014 Title Panzer Aces Number 44
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 44 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 the painting and weathering of a Tamiya 1/48 Jagdpanther model from bare plastic and photo-etch through final weathering with a nice revisit of the multi-colored oil paint dot weathering technique.

The next article is an overview of how the author painted weathered his DML 1/35 Sd.Kfz.184 Ferdinand to achieve the nice vignette display used to illustrate the article.

The third article walks through a project inspired by an issue of Panzer Wrecks of a StuG III Ausf.G and how the author took a DML Panzer III kit along parts out of other kits, some aftermarket details, and scratchbuilding to replicate this interesting subject. Of course there is an excellent walk-through of the painting and weathering of the model, the figure, and the display base/vignette.

The final article is another well-done feature staring with Tamiya's 1/35 StuG.IV kit and all of the details, enhancements, painting and weathering that went into this gem to achieve the results you'll see on these pages. The author also has a special segment at the end on how to apply and affix weathering pigments and specifically the colors and effects used on this StuG.IV build..

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!