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Westland Lysander
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2006 - 12:48 PM UTC
Here''s a look at Mushroom''s excellent new book on the Lysander. It''s a real must for anyone modelling a "Lizzie" and almost a steal at the cover price.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Antoni
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 12:47 AM UTC
Well if no one else wants to say anything I will. Excellent book, especially for the price and thicker than their other books to date. Some rare an unpublished material as well. (They are also branching out into armour and ships).

The Me 410 and Yak 9 UP books are now available and for the rest of 2006 and 2007 the following are promised.

Japanese Special Attack Aircraft and Flying Bombs.
MiG 1/MiG 3
Hawker Hurricane
German Air Projects Vol 3
Fiat Cr 42
Baptism of Fire. Hungarian-Slovakian Air War of March 1939 (How's that for an obscure subject?)
Fury and Nimrod
Rotor Aircraft of the III Reich
Montpelier Squadron
13/JG 52
Roc and Skua
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 01:55 AM UTC
Hi Antoni

Yep - as I say in the review, this book is such absurdly good value for money, it almost makes you wonder if someone's boobed over the RRP. I recommend grabbing it quick before anyone realises...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 08:05 AM UTC
Howdy Merlin

Many thx for reviewing this book. I have two 1/32nd scale Lysander kits {the old Matchbox offerings} with plans to build something 'different'. This book looks like exactly what the doctor ordered in that regard. Especially some of the close up pics of the cockpit area. This straight 'thru' birdcage design style was quite particular to the Lysander, and in the large 1/32nd scale it almost screams for at least a little extra detailing....something most of the Matchbox kits need anyway...

Thx again for the heads up

Tread.
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 08:05 AM UTC
Merlin,
Agree this book is a steal -- I have it, although I haven't read it just leafed thru it carefully. I'm waiting till I can pull the Gavia Lizzie out of the stash ...
John
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 01:12 PM UTC
For superdetailing the 4+ publication on the Westland Lysander is also very good value.
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2006 - 01:38 PM UTC
Hi Antoni

I quite agree - in fact the 4+ book was my primary Lysander reference for the last few years. Now it'll have to share its place with Mushroom's new title.

And, of course, I've run out of excuses for not getting on with my Lizzie for the Finnish campaign! The weeks seem to be getting shorter and shorter, but I really must get some building done soon! :-)

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 07:57 AM UTC
Yup, got 4+ also ...

Not sure how I got so attached to this bird ... I think it started with the Matchbox 1/72 kit ...

John