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Airframe Extra No.1 D-Day to VE Day - Valiant Wings


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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.

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.


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