Book Reviewed by Ian Sadler
Printed on a very heavy good quality glossy paper in a mini landscape format.
It has 84 pages crammed full of black and white with full colour photographs of the Willys MA and MB series of jeeps.
In its pages it shows all the necessary detail to build and correct every kit of the jeep ever made. It has 104 black and white museum quality photographs and a huge 187 colour quality photographs. The photographs are taken from several restoration projects and parades of restored jeeps. It also includes Blitz Buggy and Ford GPW in a very small section along with a section on radios.
To say that this is a work of love is an understatement; this book has been published by the Authors Frantisek Koran and Jan Mostek who fully understand the Jeep inside and out. It reflects this in the careful selection of the highly detailed photographs used throughout.
This book will show all model makers how to get the best out of their favourite Jeep kit whatever the scale. It shows fully how wrong Tamiya got their latest kit of the jeep and how much is needed to correct it, Esp in the engine area.
I can honestly say this is the BEST Book on the JEEP I have ever had the pleasure to review. Rightly it deserves a place on every model makers reference self and will give many hours of enjoyment now and with every jeep project or model.
The authors set standards that are going to be hard to beat. This along with the books on the Opel Blitz and GMC are the tops in reference material on their subject.
Go out and buy one now before they are all bought.
I look forward to part two as illustrated on the back cover the M-38.
Ian Sadler - IPMS (UK) Armour TAS Leader
Review Copyright © 1999 by Ian