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Windsock Worldwide

Vol.25 No.5


S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title: Windsock Vol.25, No.5 - September October 2009
Media: Soft cover, A4 format magazine
Price: 6.75 available online from Albatros Productions' website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Knowledgeable contributors, superb artwork, scale plans, full colour photographs, variety of topics.
Conclusion: An excellent resource for WWI model enthusiasts. It contains a diverse range of subject matter and the recognized authorities are only too pleased to pass that knowledge on to the reader.

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron.com



This year’s penultimate edition of Windsock Worldwide has arrived and once again it’s a full colour edition with something for everyone.

The “main event” has to be the interview with Peter Jackson and Richard Alexander of Wingnut Wings. This manufacturer has turned modelling on its head in recent times with their breathtaking 1:32 scale kits. Six full pages are devoted to the “question and answer” session which gives a tantalizing insight into the way this company goes about its business.

Eagle eyed readers will also discover a couple of new projects in the pipeline.  These will keep the German fighter enthusiasts salivating for a long time.

George Haddow continues his look at WWI Austro-Hungarian Naval Aeroplanes with Part 20 being dedicated to the KuK Kriegsmarine Phönix fighters. Along with the text, there are period black and white photographs, specifications, and the author’s own 1:72 scale drawings for the D.III.

Two colour profiles compliment the article and these are courtesy of Bob Pearson.

The popular “Modelling Master Class” series sees Lance Krieg revealing more of his engine detailing techniques. With plenty of instructional images and an informative narrative, the writer makes the reader believe that anything is possible.

“Rara Avis” will appeal to those looking for something different and this times looks at the Albatros G.II/G.III. Details come from the Stair/Gray archives and are accompanied by Ian’s 1:32 scale plans.

Vintage Aviation Services have recently completed an amazing SPAD XIII. Many original parts have been used in this replica and six pages are utilized to showcase the restoration. Numerous facets of the airframe are revealed in the 44 images, with close-ups being shown with and without the machine’s fabric covering.

The usual comprehensive roundup of reviews completes the publication with a look at the latest kits, books and periodicals.

If you have the slightest interest in aircraft from the first “great conflict”, them this is the magazine for you.

Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample

Review Copyright 2009 by Rob Baumgartner
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Last updated 22 October, 2009

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