Modelling the M113 Series
By Graeme Davidson
(Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9781841768229, 80pp.)
Publication Date: January 2005
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The M113 family of vehicles has proved to be one of the most popular military designs of the last 40 years. Introduced in the early 1960s, the series has encompassed numerous variants, served in over 50 countries and in several conflicts. This book is designed to appeal to modellers of intermediate skill and features five progressively challenging projects covering a range of different versions of the M113, including reconnaissance, fire support, APC and air defence variants. Step-by-step photos illustrate scratchbuilding, painting and weathering techniques. It also contains detailed listings of all the kits and aftermarket products available for this heavily modelled subject.
Graeme Davidson is a Captain in the Canadian Army and is currently serving as the Artillery Trials Officer at the Land Forces Test & Evaluation Unit. He was educated at the Royal Military College, where he earned a BA (Hons) in History, and is now studying part-time towards his MSc. He has been modelling AFVs and Aircraft for several years, and his work has been published in modelling magazines and the galleries of www.missing-lynx.com. When he’s not studying or modelling, he enjoys competing in Solo-2 automobile racing and searching for the ultimate curry recipe with his wife Lisa.
"Modelling the M113 Series by Graeme Davidson is a long awaited Osprey modeling manual that finally covers one of the most influential modern armored personnel carriers produced by the Western nations... The book is highly recommended for the modern armor modeler, especially M113 fans." -Sabot, Armorama (August 2005)
"Overall, this is one of the most concise coverings of M113 conversions that I have seen to date. It has a wealth of information covering the variants of the M113, and a great overview of scratch building and conversions. Definitely a must have for modelers of all skill levels, as there is something for everyone contained in these pages." -Mark Smith, Armorama (March 2005)