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  1. Airframe Extra No.7 The Suez Crisis Valiant Wings Publishing Continuing with their series of Airframe Extra Books, the latest title Number 7 deals with the first major Post War Conflict to involve the European Powers. It has since been seen by history as the start of then end for the empires. This book is 74 pages in an A4 softcover format. Following the other books of the series it breaks down to sections on History, 47 profiles of aircraft from The RAF, FAA France & Israel; and 7 models of aircraft from the period. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part; The seven models features in this volume are; Xtrakit 1/72 Meteor F.8. Hobbyboss 1/72 Sea Hawk Mk.6. KP 1/72 Piper J-3 Cub. Tan Model 1/48 RF-84F Thunderflash. Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 Beagle. Hasegawa P-51D Mustang. Classic Airframes Meteor NF11/13. Conclusion This is a great seventh book in the series from Valiant Wings. The combination of history and modelling is a great idea. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Airframe Extra No.10 The Battle of Midway 1942 ISBN: 9781912932054 Valiant Wings Publishing Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. This volume contains period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds; this one has builds in 1/144, 1/72, & 1/48. These are from modellers; Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The book is A4 soft cover format, very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The tenth book in this series covers the Battle of Midway. This occurred only 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbour, the plan by Japan to decimate the rest of the US Navy in the Pacific. Due in a large part to US Intelligence breaking Japanese code the US Navy knew where the battle was to take place. While the US Did loose 1 carrier the Japanese lost 4, and were not in a position to replace these. The battle is generally considered to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The six models featured in this volume are; 1/48th SB2U-3 Vinicator (Academy) 1/72nd B5N2 Kate (Airfix) 1/48th TBF/TBM-1 Avenger (Italeri) 1/72nd SBD-3 Dauntless (Hasegawa) 1/144th A6M2b Zero (Sweet) 1/72nd F4F-4 Wildcat (Airfix) Conclusion This is a great ninth book in the series from Valiant Wings. They are to be congratulated for producing this series of books with the modeller directly in mind. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  3. Airframe Extra No.9 The North African Campaign ISBN: 9780995777323 Valiant Wings Publishing Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. This volume contains period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds; this one has builds in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 & !/32. These are from modellers; Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The book is A4 soft cover format, very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The ninthbook in this series covers the North African Campaign June 1940 to May 1943. The period of Italy's declaration of War through to the surrender of Axis forces in Tunisia 1943. All sides had specific camoflage for the desert and these lend to some interesting models. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The six models featured in this volume are; 1/72nd Heinkel He 111 (Hasegawa). 1/72nd Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk Ia (Special Hobby). 1/72nd Dewoitine D.520 (RS Models). 1/144th Junkers Ju 52/3m (Eduard). 1/48th Bf 110C-2/Trop (Eduard). 1/32nd Hawker Hurricane Mk IId (Fly). Conclusion This is a great ninth book in the series from Valiant Wings. They are to be conratulated for producing this series of books with the modeller directly in mind. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. Airframe Extra No.8 Air War Over Italy Valiant Wings Publishing Continuing with their series of Airframe Extra Books, the latest title Number 8 deals with The Air War Over Italy, in the period Sept 1943 to May 1945. The conflict in Italy is often overlooked when compared to the D-Day landings and conflict in France & Germany. In fact veterans of the campaign were referred to as D-Day dodgers. The war in Italy though was often hard and brutal and this reviewer in particular has been told so as my Granddad fought in the dessert and up through Italy. Like other theatres of WWII air power played a significant part. This book is 82 pages in an A4 softcover format. Following the other books of the series it breaks down to sections on History, 19 pages of aircraft profiles from all combatants; and 7 models of aircraft from the period. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part; The six models features in this volume are; Special Hobby 1/72 Martin Baltimore Mk.V Eduard 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXC "late version" Profipak. Special Hobby 1/72 Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie 1 Hasegawa 1/72 Junkers Ju 88A-4 Eduard 1/48 P-39L/N Aircobra in the MTO 21st Centuary Toys 1/32 Maccgi C.205 Veltro Conclusion This is a great eighth book in the series from Valiant Wings. The combination of history and modelling is proving to be popular. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Airframe Extra No.6 The Continuation War Valiant Wings Publishing Continuing with their series of Airframe Extra Books, the latest title Number 6 is a Continuation, "The Continuation War". This was the period of conflict from 1941 to 1944 Between Finland and The Soviet Union, following the Winter War. Germany supplied material and military support to Finland as it considered this to be an extension of its efforts on the Eastern front. This book is 82 pages in an A4 softcover format. Following the other books of the series it breaks down to sections on History, 55 profiles of aircraft from both sides, and 7 models of aircraft from the period. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The seven models features in this volume are; Hasegawa 1/72 B-239 Brewster Buffalo. Revell 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb. Azur 1/72 Morane-Saulnier MS.410. Special Hobby 1/32 B-239 Brewster Buffalo. ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-153 "Chaika" Zvezda 1/72 Ilyushin Il-4. Gavia 1/48 Westland Lysander Mk.III. Conclusion This is a great sixth book in the series from Valiant Wings. The combination of history and modelling is a great idea. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  6. No.5 The Spanish Civil War Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. This volume contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds this one in 1/72 & 1/48. These are from modellers; Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The book is A4 soft cover format, very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The fifth book in this series covers the Spanish Civil war which is sometime referred to as the prelude to World War II. Certainly the Luftwaffe saw it as an opportunity to develop aircraft, and more importantly tactic, as well as an opportunity to train its aircrew. There is no doubt that German involvement led to the victory of Franco's forces. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The seven models features in this volume are; Special Hobby 1/72 Junkers Ju 87A-1. Azur 1/72 Polikarpov I-15. Azur 1/72 Romeo Ro.37bis. Azur 1/72 Vultee V-1A RS Models 1/72 Dornier Do 17E. FM 1/48 Dewoitine D.510. Roden 1/48 Heinkel He 51B-1. Conclusion This is a great fifth book in the series from Valiant Wings. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  7. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.4 The Battle of Taranto. Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zamarbide, Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The books are A4 soft cover format very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The forth book in this series covers probably one of the most famous Royal Navy Fleet Air raids of all time; The Battle of Taranto. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The five models features in this volume are; Azur 1/72 Martin Maryland. Italeri 1/72 Cant Z.501 "Gabbiano". Airifx 1/72 Fairey Swordfish. MPM 1/48 Fairey Fulmar Mk.I. Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR.42 Falco. Also of interest to the modeller is a list of commonly used colours of this period with reference to commonly used Enamel and Acrylic paints. Conclusion This is a great third book in the series from Valiant Wings. Highly Recommended. Special offer on the first four books: Review sample courtesy of
  8. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.3 The Battle of Britain. Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zamarbide, Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The books are A4 soft cover format very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The Third book in this series covers probably one of the most famous aerial battles of all time; The Battle of Britain. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The six models features in this volume are; Airfix 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 110c Revell 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa Trumpeter 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 Special Hobby1/32 Fiat G.50-II Freccia Also of interest to the modeller is a list of commonly used colours of this period with reference to commonly used Enamel and Acrylic paints. Conclusion This is a great third book in the series from Valiant Wings. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  9. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.2 The Korean War Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zamarbide, Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The books are A4 soft cover format very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The Second book in this series covers The Air Battle Over Korea, billed as the first Jet vs Jet combat. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part including the propeller aircraft as well as the jets. The five models features in this volume are; Eduard 1/72 MiG-15bis Special Hobby 1/72 Supermarine Seafire FR.47 Italeri 1/48 Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat Special Hobby 1/48 Fairey Firefly FR.4/5 Italeri 1/32 North American F-86F Also of interest to the modeller is a list of commonly used colours of this period with reference to commonly used Enamel and Acrylic paints. Conclusion This is a good looking second book in the series from Valiant Wings. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  10. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.1 D-Day to VE Day. Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zamarbide, Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The books are A4 soft cover format very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs. The first book in this series covers The Air Battle Over Europe in the period D-Day to VE Day. The colour artwork features many aircraft wearing D-Day stripes as you would expect. The seven models features in this volume are; Airfix 1/72 Douglas C-47A Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spritfire PR.XIX Hasegawa 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 Academy 1/48 Lockheed P-38 Lightning HobbyBoss 1/48 Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a Schwalbe Hasegawa 1/32 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Hasegawa 1/32 Supermarine Spritfire PR.XIX Also of interest to the modeller is a list of commonly used colours of this period with reference to commonly used Enamel and Acrylic paints. Conclusion This looks like the beginning of a great new series from Valiant Wings. The book mixes history, profiles and modelling in a fresh new way. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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