Item description for 12 INCH FIGURINES: Soldiers of the Second World War (Histoire & Collections: Action Figures and Toys) by Raymond Giuliani, Claude Messmer, Jean-Marie Mongin & Alan McKay...
The first of a new sub-series in Histoire and Collection's growing set of full color graphic books depicting everything from Uniforms to Aircraft types, in minute detail with many varients.This new book concentrates on the 12 inch figurine as a collectors item and their many variations Illustrated throughout in full color, this will be an essential book for the modeler and hobbyist.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Publisher Histoire and Collections
ISBN 2913903827 ISBN13 9782913903821
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Excellent customizing guide--though text requires patience Jul 13, 2005
I reluctantly gave this book 4 stars because of the English translation. Want to turn your GI Joe into a museum piece? The Fort Lewis (Washington state) Military Museum has many 12-inch figures on display to represent soldiers of different eras. "Second World War And 12-Inch Action Figures" is a how-to guide on turning 1:6th-scale action figures from Dragon, 21st Century, and Blue Box Toys into museum minatures. I have a minor complaint about the American soldier shown on pages 64 and 65--the sling on his M1903 Springfield rifle is attached to the stacking swivel instead of the forward sling swivel. I can't gripe much--the original GI Joe made the same mistake with the M1 rifle! Another minor glich is calling a 75mm recoiless rifle (page 4) a 57mm recoiless rifle. Even so, the advice on modelling tools and techniques and the photos and descriptions of the finished figures made for an entertaining read. I may even be able to use some of these techniques.