April 30, 2016

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Airplanes in Scale no. 2: The Greatest Guide Jets from Accion Press

Airplanes in Scale -The Greatest Guide: Jets Vol.2
Accion Press ref. EUR-806
by Javier López de Anca 
200 pages with more than 1000 pictures 
A-4 softcover format

Last year Accion Press released the first volume in this series of “Airplanes in Scale - The Greatest Guide” which featured propeller aircraft, and indeed it was one of the best books we had seen on aircraft modeling. Now the second volume in this series is with us and it features jet aircraft this time.


There has been a flood of great books on the market recently with new and improved methods of making your model the best you possibly can. Accion Press – the guys behind Panzer Aces and the Euro Modellismo stables have made a new step by step book to give you the best in “how to” model scale aircraft models. With some beautiful looking finished models and some nicely photographed sequences it looks interesting. Physically the book is a thick one; with a solid square binding and glossy cover. The A4 pages are filled for the most part with pictures and text. Each build takes us through the kit from start to finish. There is a double page introduction of the aircraft type on the first pages, and then we go step by step through the build from start to finish in a caption-to-a-picture style. I really appreciate this way of showing off a build. This approach keeps it simple and it does not break up the flow of your reading and/or using the book. It makes it easy to follow on the run as well. You do not have to go through a lot of text to simply find what you want to know about a process. The pièce de résistance is the galleries of each of the aircraft at the end of each chapter. Inspirational and polished in it's execution - Who knows whether it is the greatest book ever in scale aircraft but I believe this is a must have for modelers wanting to improve their skills or learn from some true masters of the art of modeling. View Product to Order


Contents:

2.- MIG-21 BIS - A record breaking fighter

26.- BAe Harrier GR. 7A - A pioneer of the skies

54.- Northrop F-5N - Know your foe


80.- Sukhoi SU Su-33 Sea Flanker - The Russian eagle


118.- SEPECAT Jaguar A - Jaguars in the sand

152.- Motor RD-33 (MIG-29)  - A new generation


160.- F-14A TOMCAT - Remember, boys, no points for second place


196.- Summary of processes and techniques


199.-Subject Index

200.- Biography
Also available:
"Airplanes in Scale -The Greatest Guide"
ref. EUR-805
by Javier López de Anca & Ricardo Abad Medina
200 pages with more than 1000 pictures 
A-4 portrait format, softcover 
2.- Introduction
4.- North American P-51D Mustang
24.- MACCHI C. 202
46.- Messerschmitt Bf 109 E1
70.- Dewoitine D.520
90.- Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
114.- De Havilland Mosquito NF.II
140.- Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
162.- Messerschmitt Me 262A
186.- Tools & Techniques
193.- Subject index
194.- Biographies


Sample pages from "Airplanes in Scale -The Greatest Guide: Jets”



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