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Modelling Armoured Vehicles

Modelling Armoured Vehicles Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2009 Title Modelling Armoured Vehicles
Author G Edmundson, J Carswell, T Cockle, G Davidson, S van Beveren Publisher Osprey Publishing
Published 2008 ISBN 978-1-84603-287-5
Format 80 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $19.95


Osprey continues to find some amazing talent to turn out such a prolific series as their Osprey Modelling line. What is different with this release is that the authors focus on the techniques of modeling armored vehicles rather than focusing on a subject.

Where other titles will pick a subject like a T-34, then show you different techniques and corrections to common kits of the T-34, this title goes back to basics and discusses modeling independent on subject. In fact, you can see from the images on the cover that the subjects used to illustrate this concept range from pre-WW2 to contemporary subjects.

The table of contents outline the areas covered:

  • Introduction
  • References and Planning
  • Basic Construction
  • Advanced Construction and Techniques
  • Painting and Finishing
  • Presentation

The title is well-illustrated to show you how do accomplish the techniques and concepts presented by these authors from the simple steps of building the model to the effective use of aftermarket products to create that unique and accurate masterpiece. If you're looking for a good primer on modeling armor or perhaps looking for different ways to approach a given problem, check out this title!


My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!