Henri-Pierre Mas from France wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:24 AM:
Great site, good atmosphere... Keep on modelin'
Ricky T. Lee from China wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:23 AM:
Hello Wim, I found my way here. Thanks again for your help. I will check this site very often. The detail photos of the vehicles worth a million for detailing my models.
Pim van der Spek from Belgium wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:22 AM:
This is a good site and a very helpfull place. Thanks very much.
Gerald Anderson from Canada wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:21 AM:
Great site. Keep up the good work.
Paulo Marcio Leal de Menezes from Brazil wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:21 AM:
Since last year I consult Mil Mod, once as a modeller, I need notices and informations which are very well posted in this site. Congratulations Paulo Menezes .
Gert Mons from Netherlands wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:20 AM:
As an ethousiastic builder of American armour, I wish I had discovered this excellent site earlier.
Mark Gilmore from USA wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:19 AM:
Super site. I love this. As a small child,I built many of the kits you show. I have one small critique on the Atomic Cannon. Having been born and raised in Nevada, and having seen the atomic cannons, there are no palm trees in the state. It is actually too cold in the winter. The only palms you will see are planted in front of Las Vegas Casinos. Otherwise very accruate.
Okio from Japan wrote at 03/03/2015, 11:17 AM:
Hello sir, I am a amateur modeler who lives in Japan. Thank you for your nice web-site. I was enjoyed myself by it very much. I was astonished by " Model Photos ", particularly. Sincerely yours.
Frank from USA wrote at 03/03/2015, 10:58 AM:
Hello Wim, Sorry for not having written in a while or posted on the forum. Been busy, and still trying to market book that I published last June 2003. Frank Book Review by Saul Garcia; on TRACK-Link Many years ago, my uncle told me of his time in Vietnam. He explained to me about the gun trucks and the convoys with hot rod armored cars. I always wondered about the waxed and pin striped armored car until I saw Squadron Signal's Armor in Vietnam book in 1982. It was over fourteen years later that the next installment, Gun Trucks, appeared in Squadron publication's catalog. When AFV Club released their M35A1 Quad 50 Gun Truck, I thought I had all the references needed. Until... I first heard about this book when the publisher offered one for review. It is written by James Lyles whose model gun truck I saw on one of the MSN communities I am a member of. The book arrived and I dove into it. The first thing I noticed was the sheer amount of illustrations. There are a whopping 406 photos of which five illustrate modern day replicas. Ten model photos, one map and three drawings of trucks also are included. While I wished they were bigger, I noted that the publisher tried to put as many as six photos per page. The photos cover everything from the namesakes of the truck (4 photos), gun truck crews (43), unit patches (11), air support (3), mascots (1 not counting the women), a typical road hazard (1 of a Vespa), and dead enemy (1 photo). I did not count the five that appear on the back cover as teasers for part two. As for the text, they cover the beginnings of the gun truck and show a GMC 1 1/2 ton truck with a 40mm Bofors gun with armor. Now that is a conversion. Topics cover vehicles used, gun truck crews and then it is followed by the first hand stories. These are not for children to read, not because of gore or sex but because of the profanity which was typical of the grunts in Vietnam. I vividly remember the thrashing I received for repeating some of the words my uncle used. The stories are enjoyable and give a sense of the camaraderie that the gun truck crews enjoyed. Even the itchy dog story made my wife laugh. Now back to the photographs. These were culled from the crews themselves and show many of the vehicles at different times of their service life. The captions are quite informative and it helps that the author is a modeler since he conveys the details that would matter most to a modeler. Although there is a two page sections on models with ten photos, nothing is detailed about the conversions of the M35 to an M54. A nice inclusion is a list of Internet sites where a reader can find more information. This book is highly recommended reading and an excellent source of inspiration to the gun truck modeler. I personally can't wait for part two to find what new photos the book will show of the APC and quad 50 trucks. My sincerest thanks to Frank Lopez of Planet Art for the review sample.
Adam Lehman from Australia wrote at 03/03/2015, 10:54 AM:
Exceptional site Wim. It is a real pleasure to encounter someone with a passion for WW2 vehicles etc that are not German! And your zeal isnt some patriotic self righteous passion that is what makes some ppl dislike US kit. So Kudos to you for approaching the subject very professionally! Kudos to the other modellers who help out too. Adam.