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Nuts & Bolts Volume 36: Büssing’s schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 2 – schw.Pz.Spähwagen (7,5 cm) (SdKfz.233), schw.Pz.Fu.Wg (SdKfz.263) (8-Rad) & Panzermesskraftwagen

The latest title from the Nuts & Bolts team is part two of the Pz.Spähwagen series. Although I have other great reference works such as the Panzer Tracts for scale plans and production information, this is still a worthy addition to the library. Since the title’s target group includes modelers, I will state that AFV Club recently released kits of the Sd.Kfz. 233 & 263 in 1/35th scale. As printed, the book has 208 pages not

Nuts & Bolts Volume 34: Sd.Kfz. 7 – 8 ton Zugkraftwagen Krauss-Maffei and Variants

The latest title from the Nuts & Bolts team is on the SdKfz 7 series. Although I have other great reference works such as the Wings & Wheels publication for photos and Panzer Tracts for scale plans and production information, this is still a worthy addition to the library. Since the title’s target group includes modelers, I will state that Dragon, Tamiya, and Trumpeter have all released kits of this halftrack in 1/35th

Nuts & Bolts 33: ”Leichte Feldhaubitze 18, GW II für le.F.H. 18/2 ”Wespe“ and ”Hummel-Wespe“

One thing I respect about Nuts & Bolts is that they are ready to revisit earlier books on vehicles they find new information on and don’t seem concerned if other publishers have touched the subject.   I had bought the original many years ago when it first came out.  It is still a very good volume so I was interested to see what new information has turned up. Other great reference works have come about such as

Panzerwrecks 17; Normandy 3

I first came across William (Bill) Auerbach’s books over 35 years ago in a hobby shop. I bought a book called ‘Last of the Panzers’ and was very impressed with the quality of the captions and the unique photos contained therein. One in particular that stuck in my mind was of a Jagdpanzer 38 with a baby elephant marking. The crew may have been veterans from the StuG III unit with Elephants painted on their

Nuts & Bolts Volume 32: The Medium Cross country Lorries 3 ton (6×4) of the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht

After the release of the Nuts & Bolts Maultier book, the publisher decided to add a new book with the information on the unarmored other cross country trucks. I had bought many of the new kits coming from ICM, MiniArt, I(BG, and others so this reference was perfectly timed. This is a hefty book at 224 pages not including the heavier covers which also are used. A total of four hundred seventy six images are found

Panzerjäger II für 7,5 cm Pak 40/2 Nuts and Bolts Volume 31

Authors - J Baschin & M Block Editor - Heiner F. Duske Artwork - Carlos de Diego Vaquerizo Drawings - John L. Rue This is a hefty book at 176 pages not including the heavier covers which also are used. A total of three hundred sixty five images are found of which one hundred ninety are archival. One hundred fifty five photographs of examples in museums. Captions are in depth and informative. The center of the book has scale plans

What to do with your model kit boxes?

What to do with the box once you finish a model kit? Probably it will go to the trash or recycling bin. But for many modelers (myself included) the art on many model kits are pieces of art from anonymous artist in many cases. It shows the model kit painted, weathered and even on the battlefield. The art is many times so good, that we are enticed to purchase the model just by looking at the

World War II, Saving the Reality

World War II: Saving the Reality uniquely captures the experience of this monumental conflict. Along with compelling narrative and never-before-published photographs, you'll hold replicas of nearly one hundred wartime artifacts: letters from the front, autographed portraits of commanding generals, urgent communiques, Nazi propaganda, historic newspapers, Top Secret instructions, patriotic posters, and more. These pieces of history, from the archives of the famous Museum of World War II, are tucked and folded into envelopes and pockets within

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