Monday, 4 January 2016

Armorama review of Peko book

Some extract form a generous review:
"authored by Craig Ellis, also known to internet community as “8wheels-good”, a dedicated researcher on Panzer IV. Craig collected an enormous amount of photographs and was able to do a very good research through years credited by various Axis subjects expert including author of Panzer Tracts Hillary Doyle." 

"The introduction is very well written and covers the background of Panzer IV development……although the text here is only 2 pages long it has an excellent narration and you can feel the attitude and passion of the author to Panzer IV’s." 

"with 4-5 sentences in the image legend that focus on the features observed. Here we can appreciate the knowledge of Craig Ellis as he points attention to very specific details corresponding to particular version of Panzer IV or unit where it is important." 

"One can appreciate the authors focus on specific elements like stowage and markings again, especially when it comes to z.B.V. 66, unit that was supposed to invade Malta, but then was transferred to the Eastern Front. The photographs dedicated to DAK tanks got my attention as I did a model of Panzer IV Ausf F2 in 2015 and many of the images presented in the book are new to me." 

"Second half deals with Ausf G, H and J. Many of those images can be a great start for a model, including crew uniforms. A diversity of zimmerit patterns, battle damages and camouflages are worth checking as well."

And in conclusion:

"I think this is another winning title from PeKo publishing. Panzer IV is one of the favorite subjects for modellers and Craig Ellis is a great narrator for those images. There are plenty of tanks in different versions presented and one can have a very good read and inspiration from that book."

The full review can be seen here:
armorama review

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