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On display vol.4 Under the Red Star - Canfora Publishing


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On display vol.4

Under the Red Star – Soviet WWII Vehicles

Author – several

 Publisher: Canfora Graphic Design & Publishing

Price: 23,50€ (EU price)



Being a proud owner of two previously releases (The Nordic edge series and On Display – Post war armour), and being books with quality content by an array of skilled modellers  I was anxious and very curious about this new volume from Canfora Publishing on WWII Russian vehicles.

Well, let’s see if the expectations were fulfilled!


So what about content…

Under the red Star is presented on a A4 format. The attentions go for the Su-100 close up and a small picture for every model presented on the book. A closer look is also possible to consult all contributors for this publication.

A total of 8 full builds are presented and described with clear and detailed photos of all phases:

As so, and for every chapter on this book, we’ll get:

  •         historical context / introduction;

  •         model assembly and detailing;

  •        Painting

  •        Weathering

  •        Accessories

  •       Base (if applicable)



Also available for each build, a step by step photo report with caption of the task (it can include any of the following:  assembly, detailing, painting weathering close up.

These captions sum up a process and display a lot of knowledge that a regular modeller can retain and use on its own projects.


Some notes

Nowadays we are presented with several paths to approach to a model kit project. Either painting or weather with enamel / lacquer paint and based products or using acrylic based paints / weathering products.

On this book, we are presented with articles with this “approaches”. Despite the fact that for all builds, the painting process resort to acrylic paints, the weathering section derivates on the classic enamel /oils approach, some of them resort to acrylic products for this task.

As obvious, this could add extra interest to a very know subject, as WWII Russian vehicles.


On content and on display

So on this book, we’ll get the following builds:

1.       1:35 KV-1S


1.       1:35 Gaz-AA Cargo Truck



1.       1:35 Su-76


1.     1:35 IS-2


1.       1:35 SU-100


1.      1:35 OT-34


1.      1:35 T70


1.      1:35 BT-7



In the last years, the amount of magazines, special dedicated books and brands, made available to all, a great amount of literature ranging almost all of the favourites modelling subjects.

Sometimes it’s necessary to proper filter the content available, due to cost limitations, or just to have the best info in hand.

This book presents a good content balance, as every article has an adequate pictures resolution, the support text is sufficient even for any modeller ordinary modeller with minimal knowledge of the English language.

I have my fair share of modelling books, bought or just borrowed from other modellers and in my opinion this book deserves to be on any modeller’s library.

With the proximity of the Christmas celebration, this is a perfect gift to ask Santa Claus.

Just make sure that your Christmas sock is big enough to accommodate this book!


Highly recommended by its overall quality and mainly as a source of modelling inspiration.

To purchase this directly, click here.

If you found this review helpful and decide to purchase this product, please tell them you read about it at Large Scale Modeller!


Disclaimer: all photos all in low quality to preserve and prevent all copyright.


Ricardo Veríssimo

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