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Panzer Aces Number 48

Panzer Aces Number 48 Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2015 Title Panzer Aces Number 48
Author Multiple Publisher Accion Press Modelismo
Published 2015 ISBN -
Format 64 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 11.00€


Here is the latest from Accion Press Modelismo - Issue 48 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. This issue has a nice selection of diorama techniques in conjunction with their recently released title ' Landscapes of War' which we've reviewed here previously.

The in-depth build, painting and weathering articles in this issue include:

  • A Tough Day - 1/35 vignette from Operation Zitadelle
  • The End of War, Berlin 1945 - 1/35 vignette
  • No More Waiting - 1/48 diorama of the night before Normandy invasion
  • Wilkommen im Zoo - 1/35 diorama of German surrender at Berlin's zoo
  • Modeling Lessons - creating tree trunks

As usual, these are all great reference articles on how to take a given kit and make it better or transform it into some subject you've always wanted to do. The expansion into ground cover helps blend your subject into the surrounding environment. These articles walk you through the assembly and modification process including the use of aftermarket items to achieve specific goals, as well as how to paint, weather, and finish the model into a masterpiece.

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!