Tuesday, August 09, 2005 - 11:57 PM UTC
The key to a succesful book on modelling is primarily accessibility. Far too many books are 'pitched' at 'expert/master' level, to be of much use to the 'average' modeller. One of the real success stories in recent years has been an initiative by Osprey Publishing of a series which has received much attention in the modelling world - The Osprey Modelling Series. The coming months will see a significant expansion of these useful books...
I make no bones about being a true 'enthusiast' of this series I own a number of the titles and have reviewed several here as well. The common thread which connects them is high-quality presentation, practicality and a superb ratio between price and quality. One of the aspects which sets them aside from other books of this type, is to present projects according to three different levels - Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. The emphasis is strongly on technique which coud be equally applied to other aspects of modelling...

I will list the new releases according to month. Please remember, that this is advance news - NONE of the titles are available yet...

September Releases

Modelling the Churchill Tank
(Osprey Modelling 21)

Author: Mark Bannerman

(US Price: $17.95, UK Price: £12.99)

Due to the sheer number of variants and the attractive nature of the subject, this will be one of the most sought-after titles in the series.


# Introduction

# Accessories, tools and materials

# Churchill Mk.III, 14th (Canadian) Calgary Tank Regiment, Dieppe, 1942

# Churchill Crocodile, Germany 1945

# Churchill AVRE with SBG, 79th Armoured Division, France, 1944

# Churchill Mk.V (CS), 6th Guards Tank Brigade, Holland 1945

# Churchill gallery

# Further reading and research

# Kit and accessories available

# Tips and tricks

Modelling the German15cm sIG33 Bison and Grille (Osprey Modelling 19)

Author: Gary Edmundson

(US Price: $17.95, UK Price: £12.99)



• Materials

• Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33B

• 15cm sIG33(sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. B

• 15cm Schweres Infanteriegeschütz 33 (Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. H (Sd.Kfz.138/1)

• Special feature

• Kits available

• Museums and Collections

• Further reading, media and websites

• Index


Modelling Waffen-SS Figures (Osprey Modelling 23)

(US Price: $17.95, UK Price: £12.99)

The first of Osprey's books in this series covering figures...


# Introduction

# Materials

# Modelling the subject

# Intermediate build

# Advanced build

# Master build

# 'Special feature'

# Further reading, media and websites

# Museums and collections

# Kits available

# Index

Modelling the F4U Corsair (Osprey Modelling 24)

Author: Brett Green

(US Price: $17.95, UK Price: £12.99)

The latest in Osprey's aviation modelling books, this is one of the most popular subjects amongst manufacturers and modellers alike...


# Introduction

# The F4U Corsair in plastic

# The F4U Corsair in detail

# F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair, 1/32 scale

# F4U-1A 'Jolly Rogers' Corsair, 1/72 scale

# Fleet Air Arm Corsair Mk.II, 1/48 scale

# South-American FG-1D, 1/48 scale

# Korean War Close Support F4U-4, 1/48 scale

# F4U-5N


Modelling the Early Panzerkampfwagen IV
(Osprey Modelling 26)

Author: Tom Cockle

(US Price: $17.95, UK Price: £12.99)

With the future releases of new, early PzIVs from both DML and Tristar, this book is sure of a ready market...


# Introduction

# Materials

# Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F, 5.Panzer-Division, Russia 1942

# Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. C, 6.Panzer-Division, France 1940

# Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. A, 1.Panzer-Division, Poland 1939

# Neubau-Panzerkampfwagen IV, Pz.Abt.z.b.V.40, Norway 1940

# Gallery of other Panzer IV modelling projects

# Further reading, media and websites

# Museums and collections

# Available 1/35-scale kits and accessories

# Index

# Colour chart

As always, we will be continue to bring both News and Reviews of these (and the many other) Osprey releases in the coming months - just watch this space!

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