Book Review

Allied-Axis books

Allied-Axis #30, Page 24.

Allied-Axis #30, Page 24.

Do you know the Allied-Axis series from Ampersand publication?

Although I’ve often seen these books in the past at the modelling club, I only had the chance to obtain one (#30) recently, and I must say this is gold for modelers. Pictures are stunning and captions are full of detailed information.

The Sherman dozer is a stunning machine (Company of Heroes anyone?). I am not aware of any kit to build one, but surely there must exist conversions.

For a detailed appraisal of the book, head over to Track-Link.

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Book Review

TankArt vol. 3

The long-awaited third installment of Michael Rinaldi’s Tank Art series arrived at my door a couple of weeks ago. Of course, I dropped whatever I was reading to dive into that book which now deals with modern armor and will be the subject of the present review.

(Note: all four Tank Art books have now been re-edited, but I haven’t seen them, so the reviews you see here are all from 1st editions).

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For those not familiar with the series, I encourage you to read reviews of the first two tomes (Volume One here and Volume Two here). I’ll state it upfront though: the Tank Art series is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting and certainly the most inspiring modelling book I’ve ever seen. They’re fantastic books and every AFV modeller should have them.

Book Structure
Physically, the book is 8.5 by 9.5 inches. It’s 224 pages long with high-quality, full-color pictures. The binding is made to lay flat on your bench and the book pages and cover are made with a matt lamination that makes for an apparently more durable book, although I will confess I haven’t experienced any durability issues with the previous two books and I’m using them fairly often.

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Book Review

TankArt vol. 2

TankArt volume 2 is the second installment of a series of books by Michael Rinaldi. For those unfamiliar with the series, you can read my review of the first book here.

(Note: all four Tank Art books have now been re-edited, but I haven’t seen them, so the reviews you see here are all from 1st editions).

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The Book
The second volume retains the highly professional, streamlined look of the first. Pictures are again of excellent quality and the layout of text, captions and overall design is second to none. The tone of the text and the way it is structured also follow the same approach as volume 1.

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Book Review

TankArt vol. 1

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One could certainly say it’s a little late in the game to be writing a review of Michael Rinaldi’s first TankArt volume. The book has been out for a while now, and it has been surrounded with quite the hype. You’ve probably made the decision whether to buy it or not already, and no doubt a sizable quantity of previews/reviews has helped you with that decision. A book of this quality deserves all the attention it can get, and here’s my take on it.

(Note: all four Tank Art books have now been re-edited, but I haven’t seen them, so the reviews you see here are all from 1st editions).  

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