Rear body work By following the side view drawing, one can construct this section with very little difficulty. TTie choice of having the rear view visor in an open or closed position is yours. The mudguards arc from the original kit, but have approxi- mately 5 mm removed from the running board end.
The width of the guards is increased to 1 1 mm with the addition of thin plastic card. Colour schemes A basic overall khaki-green was the standard factory finish, but wear and weather soon faded this. New panel repairs would obviously differ in colour to the original, and as such, lend much scope to the modeller. In Drawings 1 : 32 scale. Plan and front elevation scale this would be 9 mm by 7 mm. The result is typical of dried clay. I prefer to paint the tyres matt light grey as suggested by the numerous photo- graphs that I have seen.
The Hotchkiss machine guns and ball mountings are matt black. Finally, 1 should like to acknowledge my thanks to the Curator of Bovington Tank Museum for much helpful data and information in the preparation of this article. Unless otherwise stated, books reviewed are normally available from your local bookshop or from hobby shops which sell books for enthusiasts, including the mail order stockists advertising in this magazine. As a last resort they can be obtained from the publishers whose addresses are given when known. The first 80 pages are occupied with text, which gives a lot of useful factual information while at the same time adhering to the chronological sequence of events.
Nine appendices provide useful facts on aircraft markings and designa- tions, as well as organisation and rank details. The second part of the book, longer than the first, gives splendid pic- torial coverage to the early equipment and activities of the Luftwafle, including operations in the Spanish Civil War, up to the day when World War 2 began.
Wc felt that some of the captions were slightly inadequate, but this is only a small irritatinc criticism, and as a whole the book is of a very high standard. Airliner Recognition. John B'. I "' HIS book follows the pattern set last year when Civil Aircraft Recogni- tion was replaced by two separate books, dealing with large and small civil aircraft types respectively. The commercial transports are set out one to a page, with a drawing, photo, and full specification and history. The business and utility aircraft are covered two to a page, with.
This book will make a use- ful quick reference guide for aircraft spotters who like to know what they are watching. Aircani Aviation Series, Nos 21 and. Jan Air Force Osprey Publications Ltd, Oxford Road. Reading, Berks. The colour details are particularly impressive, giving a very diverse range of schemes which should suit all tastes and levels of model'ing skill.
The photos show detailed close-ups, flying views and operational sccies which should appeal to historians and midellers alike. B : Parachutist wearing smock. C: Officer wearing waterproof suit. D : Method of cutting down helmet. E : Pistol holster. F: Typical collar patch Hauptefreiter. By Robert C. By mid- , a second Regiment had been formed, and the Army para- chutists incorporated into the Luftwaffe as 1 1 Battalion of Fallschirmjager-Regi- ment 1. No parachute operations were mounted against Poland in , and during the stalemate which followed, plans were laid for the use of both parachute and glider- borne units for the campaigns of In April , I Fallschirmjager-Regi- ment 1 was parachuted into Denmark and Norway to seize bridges and air- fields.
A month later, simultaneous opera- tions were mounted against Belgium and the Netherlands. The Netherlands were invaded at several points by glider-borne infantry and parachute troops — the former being Army troops of the 22nd Air Landing Division; the latter being picked detachments of Fallschirmjager Regiment 1, who seized a number of strategic points, including Waalhaven airfield where the 16th Army Infantry Regiment were landed by Junkers 52 to seize the Rotterdam bridges until relieved by advancing ground troops.
Combat Uniforms and Equipment— The basic uniform was a blue-grey short open-necked tunic and trousers tucked into laced ankle boots.
Over this was worn a rush-green smock open at the neck and extending down to the knees. The swooping eagle of the Luftwaffe see diagram was worn in silver-grey thread on the right breast. Another garment worn in place of the smock is the full-length waterproof suit shown in the diagram ; badges of rank and eagle were as for the smock — Paratroops in a Junkers 52 troop carrier in ; all wear smocks and have the Luftwaffe eagle and national shield insignia transfers on the respective sides of the helmet.
The black ankle boots had lacing off- set to the right side and natural-colour rubber soles. This effectne transformation depends largely on the use of Plasticine.
Armed with the 7. Later in the war the 7. The Panzer IV kit forms the basis, but various bits from the spares box arc needed as well as the usual supply of plastic card and Mek-pak. First step is to assemble the hull bottom part 81 , sides , rear 82 and track covers and hull front Note that the wheels arc not fitted at this stage as the hull will need to be extensively handled. Take the hull top 78 and with a fine saw cut the part from side to side some 20 mm from the back. File down any of the turret ring armour ridge remaining on the rear half and cement this into its normal position.
Also, file off the tool detail from the track tops. Then cut the fighting compart- ment front, sides, roof and rear from plastic card and cement them together. The general layout drawing shows the arrange- ment, but note the side and front angles shown in the sectioned drawings. A hint is to fit the roof on to strips of plastic cemented inside the hull sides just below the top joints. This makes a stronger joint as there is more contact area. I use this method extensively on joints and the result makes the model more robust.
Next comes the most awkward bit. This, as usual, in the gun mantlet and mounting. First, cut out the mount backing plate see drawing from thin card and cement it on to the sloping front narrowest straight edge uppermost, with its top edge centre opposite the mark on the hull top drawing. Note that this is not on the centre line, but mm from it. The bulbous gun mount- ing must then be made from any material handy to you.
Below ; An interesting variation mounted on experimental mantlet, flatter than the standard type. B full size cross-section. C Fighting compartment sides and rear 2. D Sloping front of fighting compartment. E Roof — line shows gun centre line.
Over books!! Combat Aircraft F Twin Mustang; 1. Lockheed P Lightning Flugzeug Publikations. In May , Dull Red codes were intro- duced. Lockheed F Follows Lockheed tradition of naming their aircraft after celestial objects.
F Mounting plate. Cut along dotted line. J Non-scale sketch of mounting. J LI 10 gun clamp. Use thin rod to simulate the hinge at top of sloping hull from. Use the sectioned drawing as a guide for shape and angle. Before fitting, file a 2 mm groove from the bottom to the centre— again, refer to the drawing. The mantlet comes from the Sturmgeschiitz III kit and must be adapted by cutting as shown in the sketch. Whatever you use, 23 mm of barrel should protrude beyond the mantlet when all is cemented in place.
The muzzle brake was not fitted on many vehicles but some did retain one.