Luft '46 Special Edition
S u m m a r y
and Publisher’s Details:
Luft '46 Special Edition – 2004 An
Engagement Calendar"; self-published by Virgil O’Neil, email
||Soft cover, 21.5cm x
21.5cm, 94 pages plus covers (12 pages plus rear covers blank).
USD$25 plus Postage and
Handling available online from
Luft '46 Website
or from Eagle Editions website
attractive artwork; compact set of data for 12 Luft '46 subjects; nice black and white
composite images; will make a nifty Christmas gift for Luftwaffe aficionados
||A few typos and
Luftwaffe and Luft '46fans
Reviewed by Brett Green
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This is Virgil O’Neil's third annual engagement Calendar on a Luftwaffe
theme. This year's effort, however, features a twist on the original concept.
Virgil has teamed up with well-known Luft '46 expert Dan Johnson to offer a "Luft
'46 Special Edition 2004 Engagement Calendar".
This Calendar follows a similar format to the earlier offerings with a soft cover, bound by plastic spiral
ring-binder, in a square format approximately 21.5cm x 21.5cm. There are 94
pages (of which 12 are blank) plus covers.
The calendar commences with a one-page foreword by Dan and Virgil, then moves
straight to the main content. There is one week to each engagement page. These
pages are punctuated with wartime milestones, important late-war Luftwaffe
aircraft dates and, of course, US public holidays and other relevant planning
This time, the subjects and the colour artwork are devoted exclusively to
late-war and Luft '46 aircraft subjects. Each month includes a composite image
of a model in an action setting, a description of the development and/or
operations of the type, plus a glossy, attractive colour profile.
There are still a few typos here and there, but nothing that will
detract from understanding the text or the captions.
The Calendar is rounded out with a Gallery of Luft '46 models. Regular
HyperScale visitors will recognise some of the names of the modellers who have
contributed to this publication, including Floyd Werner, Francisco Soldan, Serge
Dompierre and of course Dan Johnson himself.
I always look forward to seeing Virgil's latest desk calendar, and this
year's edition will be open on my work desk for 2004.
The "Luft '46 Engagement Calendar" will be a good
companion on the modelling bench or an appropriate gift for a Luftwaffe
It will cost you more than your common Garfield calendar, but it is certainly
much more individual too! The price is attributable to what appears
to be a short-run, labour intensive production process.
Thanks to Virgil O'Neil for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2003 by Brett
This Page Created on 06 December, 2003
Last updated 11 December, 2003
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