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Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank

Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2004 Title Modelling the Matilda Infantry Tank
Author Mark Bannerman Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2004 ISBN 1-84176-758-1
Format 82 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $17.95


In this fifth installment of Osprey's modeling series, the Matilda tank is the subject of this detailed modelers reference. The title looks at versions of the full-scale Matilda throughout the book with nice color photography. These photos help to illustrate key features and/or details of the kit build-ups presented in this book.

Some of the projects included are:

  • 1/76 A11 Matilda
  • 1/76 Matilda Mk.III, Malta
  • 1/35 Matilda Mk.IV, Australian
  • 1/35 British Desert Matilda
  • 1/35 German Matilda 'Oswald'

An excellent discussion of detailing, painting and weathering techniques is covered and illustrated with each project.

As with the previous titles in this series, a good reference is included for essential tools as well as available kit and aftermarket detail resources.

My sincere thanks to Motorbooks International for this review sample!