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Razzle Dazzle

Agusta Westland A109 & the Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team HMH Publications, Duke Hawkins Aircraft in Detail 24 ISBN 978-2-931083-16-1 It’s a superb new title that’s just been added to the Duke Hawkings series of monographies. The subject of this new book is the Agusta Wesland A109 with numerous excellent colour pictures illustrating theContinue reading “Razzle Dazzle”


European Heavy-lifter

Atlas A400M in Service with Air Forces around the World Duke Hawkins Aircraft in detail 019, by R. Pied & N. Deboeck HMH Publications, ISBN 978-2-931083-09-3 After almost 50 years of (very) good and loyal service, the C-130Hs of the Belgian Air Force will definitively leave our national sky in December 2021 for a well-deservedContinue reading “European Heavy-lifter”

Whirlwind Revisited

The Westland Whirlwind (Second Edition), by Richard A. Franks Valiant Wings Publishing, Airframe Album No.4 Timely (and updated!) re-release of this very interesting title, which should interest all those (amongst others!) who have invested in the recent 1/32 Special Hobby kit, reviewd in this new 96-pages long edition. The book includes: Detailed study of theContinue reading “Whirlwind Revisited”

Black Hawk Up-close

UH-60 Black Hawk The US Army Tactical Transport Helicopter By Robert Burik, Trackpad Publishing Ref. Rotor Books RB001, The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk was designed to replace the aging Bell UH-1 Huey during the 1970s.  It made its combat debut in 1983 during the invasion of Grenada. Black Hawks have participated in every major USContinue reading “Black Hawk Up-close”

Bigger, better Uhu

The Heinkel He 219-A Detailed Guide to The Luftwaffe’s Ultimate Nightfighter Richard A. Franks, Airframe Album No 1 (Second Edition); Valiant Wings Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-912932-18-4 Valiant Wings Publishing’s next title, to be published at the end of June 2021, returns to where the Airframe Album range started back in 2012 with a second, much expandedContinue reading “Bigger, better Uhu”

Belgian Flak in Detail

Belgium’s Gepard -Anti-aircraft Leopard Patrick Winnepenninckx, Trackpad Publishing, Foto Focus Series Just about to hit us is the latest title from Trackpad publishing dealing with modern Belgian armour, Belgium’s Gepard.  This is a much welcome addition to this series of books that can truly be qualified as ‘by modellers, for modellers’. This is also theContinue reading “Belgian Flak in Detail”

News from the Other Side of the Big Pond

IPMS USA Journal November-December 2020 – Volume 32, Number 06 My mailman just dropped by to deliver the latest issue of Journal, one of the two publications of IPMS USA (the other being the quarterly… Quarterly, of course!). Journal is published every two months, in the English language (of course!).  Comparing to our own quarterlyContinue reading “News from the Other Side of the Big Pond”