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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Skua, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Skua

    Skua New Member

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    Post your recommendations here.

    Mine :

    - AFV Stowage Sketches from Toros Publications. It only deals with tanks and armoured cars in British service though. Does anybody know about similar books on U.S. and German AFVs ?

    - Armor in Action and Aircraft in Action from Squadron/Signal Publications. Plenty of detailed photos and good descriptions of the different variants of the subject.

    - International Air Power Review. Quarterly publication packed with information and great pictures.
     
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    here are mine for armor:

    Panzer: a pictorial documentation by Horst Scheibert
    this book contains only pictures , it contain no reference or dates.

    Encyclopedia or German tanks in WW II by Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, they give data and some references, and pics too

    German tanks of WW II by George Forty, gives development , history and combat experiences
     
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    All books of Osprey Military or Osprey Aviation are really nice books to work with!
    They supply information about where and when vehicles were deployed, illustrated with many pictures, stories and painting schedules! you just gotta love it!
     
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    " Tigers in Combat " volumes 1 and 2 by Wolfgang Schneider(JJ.Fedorowicz Publications) plus " Germany's Panther Tank:The Search for Combat Supremacy " by Tom Jentz(Shiffer Publishing).
     
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    Totally agree with that choice.It really is excellent and accurate.
     
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    Modelmaker's handbook.

    I used to borrow a book called the Modelmaker's handbook from a library a lot, although never got round to getting my own copy, but this was fantastic for hints and tips on modelling in general.
     
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    me262 phpbb3 New Member

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    for Bismarck fans I recommend "The Battleship Bismarck, A documentary in words and pictures" by Ulrich Elfrath and Bodo Herzog.
    contains a lot of pics for reference. :smok:
     
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    Check out 'Panzer Colors' by Squadron/Signal.They have three editions.
     
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    Hello.
    TigerI on the West front,TigerI on the East Front,of Jean Restayn(Histoire et collections).(soon one third on the Iterior of the Tiger I)
    The MBI books like "Praga LT vz.383,Skoda LT vz.35,and so on ,cheap and well done.
    The walk Around of Squadron Signal Pubications.
    All the Heimdal Editions books sometine a little expensive but almost always excellent,like Ardennes Album Mémorial,Atlantikwall,or Bataille de Normandie.
    Patrice
     
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    here we are 2 modellers geting our reference books and have complete all this series and on really are very nice reference

    All the sturmdrang series
    All the ryton series
    czechoslovak armoured fighting vehicles 1918- 1945
    All the achtung panzers
    russian tanks and armoured vehicles 1917-1945 and all the schiffer series
    All the osprey serie
    and many more until about 200 reference books
    ...

    but if you have all the books and you are a passive man you will still on the same level. :smok: :smok: :smok:

    panzer67
     
  11. Oli

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    Wow, have you guys got an argument on your hands coming up:
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    The Encyclopedie of German tanks of World War II can't be considered as a source these days. It's littered with errors, including the so-called revised edition.
    Christian
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    from the Library thread "Sorry, UK Members Only"
    Oli
     
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    imo, that is not relavant, since we only use pics to do our hobby,in my case , i do not care if my book is full of errors, but a couple of pics will do the job
     
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    Gotta agree with you - if it looks like what it's supposed to be, and is (near enough) the right size, then it's good enough. Over on Whatifmodelers.com (mainly aircraft) they use the term JMN for people who go into every detail on a kit. (Joyless Modelling Nazi).
    If it makes you happy, go for it.
    Oli
     
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    Patrice - do know any online stores that sell "Atlantikwall" by Alain Chazette?
     
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    In stead of 'The Encyclopedia', I'd recommend the far more recent book Standard Catalog Of German Military Vehicles by David Doyle 087349783X which, although not perfect, is certainly superior to the older Encyclopedia.
    Buy through Amazon.com
    Buy through Amazon.co.uk


    David Doyle has also written a similar book on US vehicles, Standard Catalog of U.S. Military Vehicles, which I unfortunately can't comment on, as I don't have a copy of it 087349508X
    Buy through Amazon.com
    Buy through Amazon.co.uk
     
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    :D Hello friends:

    Some months ago I bought this excellent book titled: German Wehrmacht Panzers Division / 1939-1945. Is the great Spellmount Tank Identification Guide from Jorge Rosado & Chris Bishop.

    Illustrated with detailed artworks of German tanks and self-prop-artillery and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications. This is the definitive study of the equipment and organization of the Wehrmacht's 28 full strength armoured divisions.

    Organized chronologically by Division and formation date, the book offer a complete guide to the Panzerwaffe, frome the establishment of the 1st. Panzer Division in 1935, to the hasty formation of the 130th Panzer (Lehr) Division in early 1944.
    This book describes in depth the various models of tank in German Service during the war with each individual armoured Division, with listings of the Unit Commanders and any famous Tank Aces.

    Each Divisional section is further broken down by campaign, accompanied by orders of battle, a brief Divisional History of the campaign and any specific Unit Markins. all into 192 pages fully illustrated!

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    :grin: Highly recommended!

    Regards,
    Rodolfo
     

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