A new Abrams Squad Vol 39
Each issue is packed with information on the latest kits, tips, tricks from the experts, and reviews of the newest products on the market.
RTS: US Army M-110 (AFV Club)
The first production models of the new M-110 self-propelled howitzer were delivered to the US Army in 1963. The M-110 was designed to provide direct fire support for infantry and armor units. It is armed with a 203mm M-46 howitzer which can fire conventional or nuclear shells. The M-110 has the greatest range of 18 miles. It is powered by a Continental V-12 engine which gives it a top speed of 35 mph.
Meng’s ZSU-23-4 Shilka
Page 22. Meng’s ZSU-23-4 Shilka is a great example of how a finished product can be turned into the perfect recipe with a little bit of creativity. Jaffe Lam has taken this evocative subject and turned it into an outstanding scale model. The results are remarkable.
Meng’s kit of the ZSU-23-4 Shilka is a great finished product that Jaffe has combined into the perfect recipe in his build. The ZSU-23-4 Shilka is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon system. It was developed in the 1960s and adopted by the Soviet army in 1963. The Shilka was designed to engage low-flying planes, helicopters, and ground targets with automatic cannon fire.
DEFENDER EUROPE 22 (References)
This is the latest in a series of photo exposes featuring European and US military vehicles, and we are proud to be able to share them with our readers.
“HMEE-I”, (Panda Hobby)
Page 40. HMEE-I, (Panda Hobby) by Jesús Ramón is a great example of why this now OOP kit is getting harder to find. The level of detail and workmanship that has gone into this build is amazing, and it’s clear to see why Panda Hobby is a much sought-after company. It’s no wonder that their products are becoming difficult to find!
Def-Model’s improvements add to the kit that is built into this issue. The added detail and weathering make this model stand out. It’s no wonder that people are willing to pay a premium for this kit!
“T-55 MOD. 1963” (MiniArt)
Page 50. In 1963, the Soviet Union sent tanks to quash a pro-democracy uprising in Czechoslovakia. The most common tank used was the T-55. In this article, Balázs Czeferner details the T-55 MOD. 1963 kit from MiniArt.
The kit is complicated but detailed, and Czeferner’s work captures the white cross of the invasion force.
“M142 HIMARS” (Trumpeter)
Page 60. Masters modeler Fang Youn En has created an intricate and beautiful model of the M142 HIMARS rocket launcher. The level of detail is astounding, and the effect is very realistic. The model is made from high-quality materials, and it is clear that a great deal of care and attention to detail went into its creation. It is a work of art, and it is sure to be a favorite among modelers and collectors alike.
“RUMBLE IN THE RUBBLE” (Diorama)
Page 66.“RUMBLE IN THE RUBBLE” Civil War in Syria 2013, by Donny Tan. Modeler Donny has created a powerful piece of the diorama that captures the realities of the war.
“CZERNICHÓW 2022″ (Trumpeter) Diorama
Page 78. “CZERNICHÓW 2022″ (Trumpeter) , Diorama by Modeler Tomasz Janiszewski. Tomasz Janiszewski’s work, “The Trumpeter T-64 kit and MiniArt German signs,” is a great example of how to use kits to create a cohesive and realistic scene.
“Dynamic Front 22″ (References)
Page 90. “Dynamic Front 22″ (References) by Walter Böhm. The Dynamic Front 22″ exercise is full of modern armor and AFVs at work, training in a multi-national event in Germany. This is an annual event that allows different countries to train together and learn from each other. This year’s event was the largest ever, with over 22,000 troops from 19 countries taking part. The exercise is a great way to build teamwork and trust between different militaries.