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Real Colors of WWII
Real Colors of WWII, by Jürgen Kiroff, Przemyslaw Skulski, Mike Starmer, and Steven Zaloga
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]

Highs: Excellent print quality and detailed and unique images.
Lows: A huge subject that could encompass many books, but was distilled down to 200 or so pages for obvious reasons.
Verdict: A wonderful looking resource for historians and scale modelers alike.
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  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 8436564920423
  Suggested Retail: 46,95€
  PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2017

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

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Interesting review, Jim. I wonder who will carry this? I might spring for a copy.
DEC 08, 2017 - 05:21 AM
Number of places overseas (from us, Bill) have it, as well as a couple of guys on ebay. Prices are ranging from $66 to nearly $100 depending on source. Hopefully, someone in the US can stock it near the lower price point. Getting one from Mrs. Santa, myself.
DEC 08, 2017 - 06:29 AM
We’ve got it but they’re going fast! Use coupon code “returning” to knock off $5.00 LINK -Brett from Megahobby
DEC 08, 2017 - 09:57 AM
Saw the book at my model club, and thought "wow" Eventually got one when on a special at UK model distributor, was impressed with the whole package. In a recent thread on Britmodeller there was discussion regarding the claim for +/- 3% on the accuracy in color reproduction. I said I honestly didn't know, and did some digging. this, from the "author" of the British section staggered me https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/track48/ak-interactive-real-colors-t10663-s20.html This is a noted authority on British Armour, and this is how they treat his input. this is some more of the AK Real Colors that come from this "research" https://www.track-link.com/forums/site_blogs/33527 It has come up the AK are planning Real Colors of WWII Aircraft I noted that their USN set misses out 2 blues... https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049797-us-navy-sea-blues/&do=findComment&comment=3249838 I know I am not a regular poster here, but as I could comment, I thought this was worth noting, as it's not a cheap book, and so far, postive review, though there was a post on how they got the RAL colors wrong OK found it https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/ak-real-german-colors-disappointment-t58055-s20.html since the big part of the book is the German colors, this really casts doubt on the whole book. the poster in this case notes that there are numerous errors in actual German in the book. the poster notes I'm very annoyed about this as I bought the damn book BEFORE I found this out.
JAN 27, 2019 - 07:01 AM

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