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Windsock Worldwide

Vol.25 No.6


S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title: Windsock Vol.25, No.6 - November - December 2009
Media: Soft cover, A4 format magazine
Price: 6.75 available online from Albatros Productions' website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Knowledgeable authors, wide variety of subject matter, 1:72 and 1:48 scale general arrangement drawings, colour profiles; industry news and reviews.
Conclusion: A magazine that contains a diverse range of subject matter specifically aimed at the WWI model aeroplane enthusiast.

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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The vagaries of the international postage system have meant that this issue of Windsock Worldwide took a lot longer to arrive than usual.

Fortunately it is now with us and contains the usual assorted range of articles to entertain the devotee.

Lance Krieg continues his popular “Modelling Master Class” series with part 3 of his chapter on detailing engines. The skills of numerous modellers are showcased and the informative text is backed up with a multitude of colour images.

“Rara Avis” looks at some of the more unusual aircraft designs thanks to general arrangement drawings from the late Ian Stair. This time there are two machines on display, the Royal Aircraft Factory AE3 and the Brandenburg W.32. Both are presented in 1:72 plans, with the latter also appearing in the larger scale of 1:48.

Greg VanWyngarden describes the camouflage and marking worn by various Fokker triplanes and D.VIIs. There are 11 images considered and each is given a detailed caption to enlighten the reader.

The “streaky fabric” theme continues as a special 4 page spread is devoted to applying this unique finish with decals. Roden’s 1:32 scale triplane is the subject used here and Ira Campbell demonstrates his skill by using a product from Gunsight Graphics.

New information has come to light regarding Voisin colours. Paolo Varialle presents the evidence and the article is complimented by a superb Ronny Bar profile.

Speaking of artwork, Bob Pearson also joins the fray and contributes 12 side views from his collection. They are the second part in his series on “Canadian Canuck Colours” and each aircraft displays an interesting set of markings from its training unit.

Rounding out the publication are 9 pages of reviews that cover kits, books, decals and accessories.

This is the ideal magazine for those with any interest at all in WWI aviation. It provides articles from authors recognized in their fields and the diversity of material means that there’s something here to please everybody.

Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample

Review Copyright 2009 by Rob Baumgartner
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