Martin Mariner and Marlin Book Review
|Date of Review||August 2016||Title||Martin Mariner and Marlin|
|Author||Kev Darling||Publisher||Guideline Publications|
|Format||50 pages, softbound||MSRP (GBP)||£15.50|
Flying boat fans get a twofer with Warpaint’s latest monograph.
Martin Mariner & Marlin – number 108 in the classic series – follows Guideline’s proven prescription.
Coverage commences with PBM Mariner design and development. Author Kev Darling then replicates the process for the P5M Marlin – essentially a Mariner derivative. Unit-by-unit, service notes follow – including international operators.
Lots of color and B&W photos tincture text. And 33 color profiles from Richard Caruana – who also drafted the book’s superb, 1:72-scale PBM plans – provide plenty of modeling inspiration.
Extended captions, tables, dimensions, performance specifications and BuNos lists also augment the account. And four pages of close-up shots – followed by a handy kit, decal and accessories listing – neatly wrap things up.
Building Minicraft’s 1:72 PBM? How about Hasegawa’s P5M? Or Revell’s ancient, box-scale Mariner? Grab this handy handbook!
My sincere thanks to Guideline Publications for this review sample!