Friday, October 24

We get a look at Panzer aces 47 – we preview the scratchbuilders special…

After a competition to pic the cover picture (I picked the other one alas) they guys at Panzer aces bring you a “special” based on vehicles that have been scratchbuilt. An art in itself scratch building is for the best modellers amongst us or those with a lot of spare time and it is always interesting to see what they come up with in comparison to the best new kits out there. Let’s have a look at what they have made in this – issue 47…
Panzer Aces 47

Publisher: Accion Press 
Language: English & Spanish 
Pages: 68 
Format: A4 portrait.

The contents of Panzer Aces 47 have been organized around a common thematic: converted/scratch built military vehicles.

Russian B-4 Mod. 1931 203 mm. Howitzer 
Cristóbal Vergara Durán shows us how to make the necessary modifications and the lively three color pattern for this heavy Fifth Army of AFV’s from the Guards heavy gun, which faced the German units in Kursk. The author gives us an in depth tour of this assault gun transported by a Voroshovilets tractor which was reviewed on issue 45.

PPRU-1M 9S80M Sborka
An interesting vehicle with radar for aircraft systems control proposed by 

Laurent Stankowiak, where we can appreciate an outstanding paintjob, several weathering levels which confer a very realistic look to a vehicle with many operational hours behind it.

Pretty much in his line of introducing unique model kits, in this case one built with a Masters Productions resin cabin and recreating the rest of the vehicle almost from scratch, Pedro Andrada gives us a model which was given a high quality paintjob matching Pedro’s work by Michel Pérez.

GTU 1 – Chernóbil
Pascal Renault recreates a clean-up vehicle employed after the Chernobyl 

accident. Using the hull of a T-55 taken from an old Trumpeter kit, he scratch builds this tractor which was abandoned at the access gates of this devastated territory.

Serbian Service T-55
Maritn Siska gives us this Russian Army piece employed in the Serbian Service, with an extremely interesting paintjob, which recreates in a surprising way mud in different stages of dampness and dirt clusters throughout the vehicle.

This magazine is available right now for 11 Euros directly from the Accion Press Website