This book is a lot like the Panzerwrecks series, except it concentrates on the Jagpanzer 38. It is a collection of good quality and/or interesting photographs of the Hetzer. The diorama ideas are countless and there are many close up photos showing the wear and tear and weathering of the vehicles. It’s the equivalent of being up close and personal. The colour artwork adds more to this by having a professional interpretation of some black and white images to reproduce the colours, splashes, wear and tear on the vehicles. The captions are informative and give good information. There are a few vehicles that are covered with multiple photographs so you get a good all round view.
From the author’s website:
In Focus 1: Jagdpanzer 38 is the first in a new series of books from Panzerwrecks. As its titles implies, the subject is the German Jagdpanzer 38 tank hunter. The subject has been written about before and many photos published, but this book combines 20 years original research and gathering of materials to take a look at the vehicle using 117 rare large format photographs over 112 pages. These are supplemented by specially commissioned high quality artwork by Felipe Rodna. The author and artist have worked closely together and incorporated the latest findings to offer the reader the most authentic colour plates of the Jagdpanzer 38 yet published.
The details of the book are:
- Author: Lee Archer
- Artist: Felipe Rodna
- ISBN: 978-1-908032-13-3
Language: English (UK)
- No of Photos: 117
- No of colour artworks: 7
- No of Pages: 112
- Physical: Softcover, 280 x 210mm, landscape
- Costs £21.99 ($28.45 at today’s exchange rate) from the authors website
- Also available at Casemate in the US
A highly recommended source of inspiration and ideas for diorama and model builders. Look out for In Focus 2: Panzers in Berlin 1945.