Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

Single Model Series: S-65 City Tractor

Published: April 19th, 2016     
Single Model Series: S-65 City Tractor
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Rinaldi Studio Press

This is Michael Rinaldi’s second book in this series, the first being on the Industria Mechanika 1/35 FichtenFoo's Fantastical Fish-shaped Submersible resin kit. This issue focuses on the Trumpeter Stalinetz S.65 Russian Army tractor kit. The Single Model (SM) series represents a focus on a specific kit and as such is a limited edition (i.e. Only One Print Run!). This singular focus permits Michael Rinaldi to tackle topics outside of his successful TankArt series and allows him to address finishes that he has not attempted before. Indeed, the next in this series is on the Bandai Sazabi Master Grade Mobile Suit. A core premise of the new book series is to explore and redefine artistic and creative finishes for each subject.

Model Art No. 936, March 2016

Published: April 18th, 2016     
Model Art No. 936, March 2016
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Model Art

Model Art Issue 936 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions. The Model Art magazine is a monthly issue that has evolved from their first issues in 1966 that focuses on all modeling subjects. I’ve attempted to capture the contents below, but please be aware of translation difficulties. There are about 40 pages of advertising, out of the 160 pages, showing what is available and new, always useful for building up that wish list. Nearly all the articles are supported with color photos. A few of the ongoing series are supported with black and white drawings and photos

Windsock World War Centenary Spring 2016, Vol.32, No.1

Published: April 16th, 2016     
Windsock World War Centenary Spring 2016, Vol.32, No.1
Author: Managing Editor: Ray Rimell
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Albatros Productions, Ltd.

The Spring 2016 edition of Windsock World War Centenary is the first edition of Volume 32. This edition’s cover story features an enlarged version of Ronny Barr’s Albatros B.II 675/15 side profile.

The Wingnut Wings Albatros B.II is covered in the Kit Reviews section along with period photos from the Harry Woodman collection. The third in a series by the late Harry Woodman focuses on an unpublished update to his rare Scale Model Aircraft in Plastic Card that is a must have. This feature provides updates to the original and is supplemented with plenty of archival material and color photos.

Model Art No. 934, February 2016

Published: April 9th, 2016     
Model Art No. 934, February 2016
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Model Art

Model Art Issue 934 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions.  The Model Art magazine is a monthly issue that has evolved from their first issues in 1966 that focuses on all modeling subjects.  I’ve attempted to capture the contents below, but please be aware of translation difficulties.  There are about 40 pages of advertising, out of the 160 pages, showing what is available and new, always useful for building up that wish list.  Nearly all the articles are supported with color photos.  A few of the ongoing series are supported with black and white drawings and photos

Model Art No. 937: Tools and Modeling 1

Published: April 8th, 2016     
Model Art No. 937: Tools and Modeling 1
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Model Art

Model Art Issue 937 is typical of other Model Art magazines in that it is written entirely in Japanese, with occasional English words, usually in article titles or in captions.  This Tools and Modeling issue is devoted to the “Right & Wrong of Your Common Knowledge of Scale Modeling”.  There are two pages of contents that are grouped in five major chapters.  Color tabs are employed to identify each chapter for easy location of each section.  Advertising comprises the inside covers (and back cover) along with another four pages showing what is available and new, always useful for building up that wish list.