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Military Vehicle Modeller International

Issue 12, January / February 2001

Guildhall Publications  

 

S u m m a r y

Media: Soft cover; A4 format; full colour; 48 pages + covers
Price: 3.95
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Good mix of reviews and articles; high quality colour reproduction; good standard of modelling; helpful reference pictures; lots of thought out into layout.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green 

 

FirstLook

 

Military Vehicle Modeller International magazine is from the same stable as Aircraft Modeller International as reviewed earlier this week. The magazines even share the same Editor, Ian Hartup.

The family resemblance between the magazines is unmistakable. High quality, high gloss cover, lots of thought given to background images and formatting, full colour between the covers and a good selection of subjects make this MVMI a winner for modellers of military vehicles.

There is strong emphasis placed on reference photos in this magazine. In fact, the first Feature in the magazine is a reference piece on seven support and command versions of the versatile British CVR(T). This contains a good mix of captioned pictures of the real vehicles, models and descriptive text. The article spans a full 15 pages, and will be an invaluable source for anyone building the Accurate Armour 1/35 scale kits. 

Additional articles include an Opel Blitz workshop truck with spectacular close-up photos, Coree's Israeli Upgraded Centurion with some nice Construction and Reference photos, two Famos including a late-model conversion using Cromwell's new parts and a Belgian view of Euromilitaire.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Aircraft modellers have abundant choice for magazines at the moment. 

Military vehicle modellers do not have the same luxury. In the English language, there is partial vehicle coverage in the classic British magazine, Military Modelling (albeit superb partial coverage), and the US quarterly MMIR.

Military Vehicle Modeller International is a colourful and worthwhile addition to the armour modeller's magazine collection. The back issues look pretty interesting too!

Recommended.


Aircraft Modeller International is available through 
Guildhall Leisure Services Limited, Ashfield House, Ashfield Road, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8QD United Kingdom.

US Subscription Agent is Wise Owl Publications
1926 S.Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 204
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Thanks to Ian Hartup for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 01 March, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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