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||Windsock Vol.25, No.2 - March-April 2009
||Soft cover, A4 format magazine
available online from Albatros Productions' website
||Informative and revealing text, plenty of helpful tips and techniques, full colour throughout, plethora of images including those of in-progress models and full size machines, superb aircraft profiles.
||A valuable resource for modeller’s building the new range of kits from Wingnut Wings. The reference photos and detailed narrative are such that the magazine will also be useful for similar kits in the smaller scales.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
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When a new range of World War One aircraft kits makes its début, there’s call for celebration.
It’s even more monumental when they are released in 1:32 scale!
Such is the occasion that one of the leading modelling magazines has decided to devote an entire issue to the building of these products…and rightfully so.
Wingnut Wings is a New Zealand company and their foray into the world of injection moulded kits is impressive. The first 4 releases are the Junkers J.1, LVG C.VI, RAF SE5a and Bristol F.2b, all of which are covered here.
This is a first for Albatros Productions and results in their biggest issue yet…40 pages including the covers. Another milestone is that it’s in full colour throughout. These pages are crammed with over 200 step by step photographs and cover the construction of these aircraft from start to finish. Complimenting the images are a further 34 snapshots of full size examples which provide extra details for the modeller to use.
It should be noted that the articles are not just applicable to the kits at hand as many of the techniques and details can be used to enhance subjects in smaller scales.
The models are assessed by Ray Rimell himself and the informative text is easy to read and provides many helpful hints and tips on how to get the most from these kits.
Ronny Bar is responsible for the superb colour profiles and one of each type is presented here.
Future releases are also brought to the attention of the reader including an exciting range of 1:32 scale resin figures.
So if you plan to complete one of these kits, this issue is an excellent resource. If you want a few ideas on how to improve your next project then this magazine also comes to the fore.
Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2009 by Rob Baumgartner
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