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Martin Mariner and Marlin€™

Martin Mariner and Marlin€™ Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review August 2016 Title Martin Mariner and Marlin€™
Author Kev Darling Publisher Guideline Publications
Published 2016 ISBN n/a
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!