|KAGERO - Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger - Topcolors 29|
A look at one of the latest Topcolor titles from Kagero...
Authors: Marek Jaszczolt & Jacek Pasieczny
Supplier: Casemate Publishing
205 x 275mm, 18 pages,
Kagero Publications from Poland is a prolific publisher of titles aimed at all military modelling genres. The Topcolors series has impressed modellers, this title being the 29th in the series.
The series initially began with much thicker titles than this one of just eighteen pages. Having said that, the purchase price was higher though, and I suppose the premise behind the title, i.e. offering colour schemes of specific vehicles and a decal sheet to go with them, must just become a little more difficult over time...dependent on the vehicle of course!
As you will no doubt have gathered....this one is all about the Tiger I of course. There are sixteen different colour schemes illustrated within its pages, each of them in full colour, one to a page. The actual layout of each of the pages varies ever so slightly, sometimes we're offered a side and rear elevation, sometimes the rear elevation is replaced with a small black and white period photograph, and often there is a small inset to show various details of interest. One constant though, are the side elevations. Each of the schemes are accompanied by a large informative caption on dual English/Polish, detailing what little may be known about the vehicle that is illustrated.
The large decal sheet included in the title, is supplied protected by a sheet of tissue paper, and is approximately the same size as the book. On it are the decals necessary to depict each of the sixteen marking schemes, each one repeated in the three main scales of 1/72nd, 1/35th and 1/48th. The decals are supplied by Cartograf of Italy and therefore of extremely high quality.
Not a lot you can't like about these titles really is there? If you've a Tiger or two in your stash (who hasn't?) then you can't go wrong with one of these on your shelf. Isn't it nice when you don't have to go with the kit option? Recommended.
My thanks to CASEMATE PUBLISHING for the review sample.