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).
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.
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.