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Windsock Worldwide


Vol.25 No.1



S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title: Windsock Vol.25, No.1 - January-February 2009
Media: Soft cover, A4 format magazine
Price: 6.75 available online from Albatros Productions' website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Interesting and varied subjects, regular plans feature, excellent colour profiles, latest news and reviews.
Conclusion: An ideal resource for anyone interested in the fascinating world of WWI aircraft.

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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The first issue of Windsock Worldwide for 2009 has hit the streets and once again contains a diverse range of material to whet the appetite of First World War aircraft enthusiasts.

One of the highlights has to be the start of a new series from master modeller Lance Krieg. This promises to be a real eye-opener as the reader is taken into the inner sanctum of one whose models are held in very high esteem. In this first chapter the author discusses reference material, tools and the all important workshop environment.

Stephen Lawson shows what can be done to the Eduard Nieuport 17 by combining it with Hi-Tech’s resin conversion sets for the 24 and 24bis. He also discusses the American pilot training at Issoudon and compliments the text with some very exotically painted Nieuport trainers.

One of the more unusual types was the Short Bomber and thanks to Ian Stair’s legacy we have a set of plans for this impressive aircraft. Printed to 1:72 scale they are sure to provide inspiration for the scratch-builders amongst us.

Number 17 in George Haddow’s guide to WWI Austro-Hungarian Naval Aeroplanes focuses on the Lohner Type P. As well as a set of general arrangement drawings from the author, we also get an excellent couple of colour profiles from Bob Pearson.

In Stockholm, Sweden there is an important aircraft which is preserved at Arlanda airport’s civil aviation museum. It’s an Albatros B.II that was built under license by the Nordiska Aviatik AB and is currently undergoing restoration. Jan Forsgren looks at this project and provides details of this monumental task.

For those that enjoy “Flight Sims”, one of the latest is introduced and the Archive section gives Jenny fans a few interesting shots of JN-4 training school Canucks. These Canadian machines are complimented by more artwork from the computer of Bob Pearson where he provides the modeller with more interesting marking combinations.

The magazine contains the usual comprehensive look and kits, books and accessories and gives the devotee another 32 pages of fascinating reading.





So there we have it. The first issue in a new volume that provides information by respected authors along with inspirational articles to keep the modelling juices flowing.

Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample

Review Copyright 2009 by Rob Baumgartner
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