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Marionettes at Home

by C. S. Forester Bloomsbury Publishing (July 02, 2013)

Inspired by a marionette show he saw, C.S. Forester, a novelist and theatre lover, decided to create his own puppet theatre at home. In Marionettes at Home, first published in 1936, he shares his experience...


A Century of Hairstyles

by Pamela Church Gibson Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

Nothing defines a person like their hairstyle Â? and what a century it has been for hair! Bangs, bobs, buns, beehives and bouffants have vied with pixie cuts, pin curls, perms and pageboys for ascendancy in...


Modelling the Late Panzerkampfwagen IV

by Tom Cockle & Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen IV has often been referred to as the 'workhorse' of the German Army in World War II. This important weapon went through several upgrades and improvements during its lifetime and is the only...


Modelling the Challenger 1 and 2 MBT and Variants

by Graeme Davidson & Pat Johnston Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

Introduced to the British Army in 1983, Challenger Main Battle Tanks have served operationally in the Balkans and both Gulf Wars, where their firepower, protection and shock action were instrumental to the success...


Modelling the P-51 Mustang

by Stan Spooner Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The North American P-51 Mustang had a humble genesis as a British request for single engine escort fighters but became, arguably, World War II's most important fighter aircraft. It had incredible endurance,...


Modelling the T-55 Main Battle Tank

by Nicola Cortese, Samuel Dwyer & Graeme Davidson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The T-55 tank first appeared in 1958, a result of numerous improvements made to the (1949) T-54 series, and with a lineage stretching back to the wartime T-34 and the T-44. The T-55 series has seen service around...


Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109F and early G series

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft in history, and this book focuses on the Messerschmitt Bf 109F and early G models Â? the Friedrich and Gustav Â? the workhorses of...


Painting and Finishing Techniques

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

Although many modellers can master the basic techniques of construction, it is with the painting and finishing of their kits that many begin to struggle. It is this skill that gives the model its distinctive...


Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109B/C/D/E

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most prominent German fighter type of World War II Â? over 35,000 were built and it served in many different variants and roles throughout the course of the war. It was the...


Modelling the Marder Self-Propelled Gun

by Samuel Dwyer Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

The term Marder (meaning weasel) was the name given to this family of open-topped tank destroyers. Combining high mobility and heavy firepower, they saw significant combat action in several theatres, This book...


Modelling the F4U Corsair

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The F4U Corsair's combat career was longer than that of almost any other World War II fighter aircraft. Its success led to its service around the globe, and it was employed by the US Navy, British Fleet Air...


Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was undoubtedly one of the most significant aircraft of World War II. Despite suffering setbacks in the summer of 1940 at the hands of the RAF, it continued to be used effectively in...


Modelling US Army Tank Destroyers of World War II

by Steven J. Zaloga Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

Tank destroyers were the US Army's response to blitzkrieg, and were based around the concept of mounting a large anti-tank gun on a light, fast moving vehicle. They served in the Mediterranean, Pacific, and...


Modelling the German 15cm sIG33 Bison and Grille

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The 'Bison' and 'Grille' are today's commonly used names for the German self-propelled 15cm schwere Infanteriegeschütz 33 (sIG 33) vehicles of World War II. The sIG 33 was the most powerful support weapon...


Modelling the Jagdpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer'

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (March 20, 2012)

In the second half of World War II the German Army faced numerically superior armoured forces on the Eastern and Western Fronts. In order to counter this threat, tank destroyer production was increased. One...


Modelling the IS Heavy Tank

by Nicola Cortese Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The IS (Iosef Stalin) heavy tanks were some of the most widely used AFVs produced by the USSR. First entering combat in 1944, the IS-2 went head-to-head with German tanks such as the Panther, Tiger and King...


Modelling the Messerschmitt Me 262

by Robert Oehler & Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Developed from a 1938 design by Messerschmitt the Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) was the world's first operational turbojet aircraft. First seeing combat in July 1944, it proved to be particularly effective against...


Modelling the Early Panzerkampfwagen IV

by Tom Cockle Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen IV has often been referred to as the 'workhorse' of the German Army in World War II. This important weapon went through several upgrades and improvements and was the only German tank to...


Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

by Steven J. Zaloga Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The M3 and M5 Stuart were the most significant light tanks of the US Army, as well as many other allied armies, during World War II. They have proved to be popular modelling subjects ever since, largely due...


Modelling the US Army M4 (75mm) Sherman Medium Tank

by Steven J. Zaloga Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Sherman was the most widely used Allied tank of World War II and was built in larger numbers than all German tanks combined. There was also a huge number of variants, powered by different engines, and manufactured...


Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The P-47 Thunderbolt, affectionately nicknamed the 'Jug', was one of the most famous fighter aircraft of World War II. Used as both a high-altitude escort fighter and a low-level fighter-bomber, it quickly gained...


Modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G

by Geoff Coughlin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurt Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains a hugely...


Modelling the P-40

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The P-40 was a dependable warhorse that provided valuable service throughout World War II. The earliest operational variants were used to great effect by the famous 'Flying Tigers' in China, and the P-40 went...


Modelling the Churchill Tank

by Mark Bannerman & Dinesh Ned Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Churchill saw much action in World War II, from the 1942 raid on Dieppe, through the heat of the battles in North Africa, to the bitter fighting in Normandy 1944 and into the Reich in 1945. Despite criticism...


Modelling the Mitsubishi A6M Zero

by Brian Criner Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

The A6M Rei Shiki Sento Ki (meaning Type Zero fighter) was the result of an order by the Imperial Japanese Navy for a low-wing monoplane with superior speed, range, climbing powers, and manoeuvrability. It famously...


Modelling the F4F Wildcat

by Mark Glidden Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

The F4F Wildcat was an aircraft of the type of which legends are made. Without the handling performance that made the Japanese Zero so famous, it was well regarded for its ruggedness and firepower and, in the...


Modelling the US Army M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank

by Steven J. Zaloga Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Sherman tank was the principal US and Allied tank of World War II more Shermans were built than all German tanks combined. Not only were large numbers of Shermans manufactured, but a large number of variants...


Advanced Terrain Modelling

by Richard Windrow Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2012)

The secrets of terrain modelling are revealed by Richard Windrow, one of the world's leading modellers. Everything from castles to the destruction wrought upon modern cities by war is covered in this accessible...


Modelling Scale Aircraft

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Brett Green, one of the hobby's leading names, provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the basic techniques and materials needed to build scale aircraft, from opening the kit box to displaying the finished...


Modelling a Tiger I Gruppe Fehrman, Germany 1945

by Darren Thompson Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Probably the most famous tank of World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Army's experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the...


Modelling Waffen-SS Figures Grenadiers, 12th SS-Panzer-Division 'Hitler Jugend', Normandy, 1944

by Calvin Tan Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

Written by one of the world's leading figure modellers, this guide features a main pattern of Waffen-SS camouflage and dress and describes in clear, step-by-step instructions how to achieve these finishes. Advanced...


Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIID

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II, with over 9,000 being produced up until April 1945. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry...


Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190G-3

by Geoff Coughlin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely...


Modelling the late Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H 'Frühe' version, 4.Panzer-Division, Russia 1944

by Tom Cockle & Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen IV was the only German tank to have been produced continuously throughout the whole of World War II, going through several upgrades and improvements along the way. With the Panzerkampfwagen...


Modelling a Fallschirmjäger Figure 'Hunting Party' Fallschirmjäger, Normandy, 1944

by Jaume Ortiz Forns & Daniel Alfonsea Romero Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

This is one of four guides addressing the subject of modelling a German Fallschirmjäger figure model. The major items of Fallschirmjäger uniform and equipment are covered, with an emphasis on specially...


Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8

by Geoff Coughlin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely...


Modelling a Tiger I I3./SS-Panzer Regiment I, Kursk 1943

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Probably the most famous tank of World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Army's experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the...


Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R8

by Geoff Coughlin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely...


Modelling a German 15cm sIG33 auf Fahrgestell Panzerkampfwagen II (Sf) (Bison II)

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The 'Bison' and Grille' are today's commonly used names for the German self-propelled 15cm schwere Infanteriegeschütz 33 (sIG33) vehicles of World War II. The sIG33 was the most powerful support weapon for...


Modelling a Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5

by Geoff Coughlin Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely...


Modelling a German 15cm sIG33(Sf) auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.B

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The 'Bison' and Grille' are today's commonly used names for the German self-propelled 15cm schwere Infanteriegeschütz 33 (sIG33) vehicles of World War II. The sIG33 was the most powerful support weapon for...


Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIIG late (May 1944 production) and vignette

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II, with over 9,000 being produced up until April 1945. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry...


Modelling a German 15cm sIG33 Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33B

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The 'Bison' and Grille' are today's commonly used names for the German self-propelled 15cm schwere Infanteriegeschütz 33 (sIG33) vehicles of World War II. The sIG33 was the most powerful support weapon for...


Modelling Fallschirmjäger Figures 'Say "Cheese"!' Fallschirmjäger Italy, 1943

by Jaume Ortiz Forns & Daniel Alfonsea Romero Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

This is one of four guides addressing the subject of modelling a German Fallschirmjäger figure model. The major items of Fallschirmjäger uniform and equipment are covered, with an emphasis on specially...


Modelling a Tiger I s.PZ.Abt.501, Tunisia 1943

by Steve van Beveren Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Probably the most famous tank of World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Army's experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the...


Modelling the late Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. J, 5.Panzer-Division, East Prussia, 1944

by Tom Cockle & Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen IV was the only German tank to have been produced continuously throughout the whole of World War II, going through several upgrades and improvements along the way. With the Panzerkampfwagen...


Modelling a Fallschirmjäger Figure early Fallschirmjäger, 'Ready to jump' Operation Merkur, May 1941

by Jaume Ortiz Forns & Daniel Alfonsea Romero Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

This is one of four guides addressing the subject of modelling a German Fallschirmjäger figure model. The major items of Fallschirmjäger uniform and equipment are covered, with an emphasis on specially...


Modelling the late Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F2, Panzer-Regiment 8, 15.Panzer-Division, Deutsches Afrika Korps, 1942

by Tom Cockle & Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen IV was the only German tank to have been produced continuously throughout the whole of World War II, going through several upgrades and improvements along the way. With the Panzerkampfwagen...


Modelling a Waffen-SS Figure SS-Sturmmann, 1st SS-Panzer-Division 'Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler', Kursk, 1943

by Calvin Tan Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

Written by one of the world's leading figure modellers, this guide features a main pattern of Waffen-SS camouflage and dress and describes in clear, step-by-step instructions how to achieve these finishes. Advanced...


Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIIG early version (December 1942 production)

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II, with over 9,000 being produced up until April 1945. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry...