1:35 Italeri Tamiya The Legacy Collection Verlinden


Have you ordered a copy of my latest book? If not and you would like a copy, now is your final chance!

I have now decided that this will be the last of the ‘Legacy Collection’ books and as such, I will be limiting my time on it in terms of additional work and reprints.


Here is some important information for those that have bought a copy of this new book as well as those that are looking to order a copy, but have not yet done so. This is a repeat of the update that I placed last week, with some additional information and screens-grabs. 


The design of the book is now done and it will go to the printers next week. I have now decided that this will be the last of the ‘Legacy Collection’ books and as such, I will be limiting my time on it in terms of additional work and reprints. As with the other titles, I am planning to print this one to order so that fans of my work can grab a copy, but once that is done, I will be parking it and moving on to new projects. If you would like a copy, please order one now – there will not be a chance to do so after the print run is done that will guarantee you a copy. I can print as many as are needed now, but once they are gone, I’m sorry, but I’m very unlikely to fund another print run once this one is complete and the books despatched. 


Please note that all costings that are within this update include the cost of the book, packaging and postage. There are no additional costs, so what you see is what you pay.

UK Orders including postage and packing: £25.50.

Europe Orders including postage and packing: £32.50.

Rest Of World including postage and packing: £36.50.

Please ensure that when you place and order, you either leave me your address details, that you are ordering the Legacy Part 2 against the PayPal link detailed below, or via an email to my email address spencerpollard1@gmail.com. That will speed up the ordering process no end!


THE LEGACY PART TWO‘ is a detailed look at a group dioramas that were built over the last 2 years around Tamiya’s classic range of 1/35 ‘Military Miniatures’ kits, all finished using Francois Verlinden’s inspiration, ideas and techniques. For anyone that remembers those wonderful dioramas that appeared in the Tamiya catalogues of days gone by before finding their way into ‘The Verlinden’ Way collection of books, this series is the perfect homage to collect, keep and enjoy.

This is the second and final Legacy book (at least for the foreseeable future), this one dealing with many of the remaining builds from the series that began in 2020. Five of that series were included within the Legacy Part One that many of you have already bought and enjoyed. If you enjoyed the first volume, you really will love this partner title! And as with all of these books, they are only available from me direct and are offered on a strictly first come, first served basis! Once they are gone, they are gone!

This new book will feature the following models, either as a standalone project, or as part of an additional diorama.

  • Tamiya M4A3 Sherman
  • Tamiya T-34/76 ARV (and Jonathan Mock’s T-34/76)
  • Tamiya Flak 36/37
  • Tamiya Pink Panther Land Rover
  • Tamiya Chieftain Mk.V
  • Francois Verlinden’s M1 Abrams Restoration
  • Francois Verlinden’s Command Panzer 1B
  • Tamiya 1/35 20mm Flakvierling

Each chapter offers plenty of construction and painting tips, with easy to follow ideas that will help you to build the models and then perhaps, similar dioramas for your collection. Discussions are had regarding planning, detailing, painting, how to sculpt your own buildings and the use of these older models and their companion sets of figures and accessories. But more than that, the images, musings and techniques offered, will also be of use if you just want some ideas for other models of similar design and vintage. Or maybe, you just want to look at the pictures of the completed models — it’s all there

Here are some of the pages from this new book to give you an idea of what you can expect from it. As you can see, the book has been printed once again in landscape format to allow you the reader, the chance to see all of then detail that you can find without it being lost over the edges of the pages and central gutter lines – it’s all there to enjoy!


As with previous titles, this one is being created as a strictly limited-run product and as before, the price reflects this. Many of you will already have the other books in your collections so — hopefully — will know what this means in terms of quality and how enjoyable it is to own something that’s rather niche in its approach!

Here you will find payment links should you wish to purchase a copy of this new book.

UK Orders including postage and packing: £25.50 – PayPal.Me/DavidP671/25.50

Europe Orders including postage and packing: £32.50 – PayPal.Me/DavidP671/32.50

Rest Of World including postage and packing: £36.50 – PayPal.Me/DavidP671/36.50


When using the Paypal links, please can you ensure that you leave your full name and postal address so that I can complete my ordering list ready to have the books sent out to you. If you cannot leave it on the payment pages, please email it to me at spencerpollard1@gmail.com. Also, if you need to contact me about anything to do with the book, place an order, or have any other questions, please either leave a message here, or contain me using my email address:


Please ensure that you have read the opening paragraphs as they have important information that you ,might need when ordering this book. Thanks once again for your support – without you following me and buying these books, I would not be able to carry on with this work for you to hopefully enjoy!

Spencer Pollard, April 2022.

I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!


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