Tamiya Model Magazine International
66 pp + covers
Tamiya Model Magazine International is a general modelling magazine covering all types of modelling subjects and, notwithstanding the name of the magazine, models are presented from all manufacturers. As is usual for magazines it consists of a number of feature articles plus regular columns including a rather substantial set of new product announcements/reviews. This month’s TMMI has six articles in addition to the two monthly columns. This British magazine is printed in full colour on semi-gloss stock that appears to be rather like better quality newsprint in A4 size.
The first article this month is a report on the 2018 Nuremburg toy fair with small photos of all of the major company’s announced offerings.
The next article is part 8 of a continuing series, this time the build and paint of Tamiya’s 1:35 Wehrmacht Tank Crew set.
The third article is a build of Kinetic’s 1:48 Spanish Harrier T.2. Very nice in the Spanish markings.
The fourth article is a build of a pre-production copy of Tamiya’s new 1/48 Churchill Crocodile. The author does a nice job of the kit and the article covers both the build and the finishing as well as having a couple of period photos for reference.
Next up is a build article for Italeri’s 1:24 Renault 5 kit tarted up with aftermarket parts to make a 1978 Alpine Monte Carlo rally car. Three aftermarket kits from Renaissance were used to make the upgraded model.
The sixth feature this month is a build and detailing of the old Revell 1:600 scale Klingon D-7 Bird of Prey.
The quality of the magazine is good, with a nice mix of finishing techniques and building techniques but the semi-gloss, rather newsprint-like paper used for the body of the magazine doesn’t reproduce the photos with the best sharpness.
Highly Recommended for general modellers, of somewhat less relevance to the AFV purist.
Many thanks to Doolittle Media for the review copy.
Reviewed by Paul Roberts
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