Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 36, Issue 11

Published: January 26th, 2015     
Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Price: $6.75
Product / Stock #: Volume 36, Issue 11

I get excited when the new issues of Scale Aircraft Modeling arrive. They have the same basic design and format. They are jam packed with superb aircraft builds and tips. In this issue, there are four feature articles, an Aviation in Profile piece, and seven Compact Build Reviews. This issue also includes a special section devoted to the IPMS UK Nationals.

The Feature articles for this issue start with Mike Williams build of Airfix 1/48 Folland Gnat T.1. He details how to get a flawless finish and selects a gorgeous red and white paint scheme. He also depicts the plane in flight which really works with this subject.

Next up is Nigel Poole's build of the Italeri Westland Wessex. He details it with two Eduard sets and then folds the rotors with Scalewarship's set. I had not heard of these on this side of the pond but the results are spectacular as is the paint schemes and detail. He also notes that the rotor fold set is 3D printed....its coming to models near you!

Next up, Marcel Houl builds Revell's 1/32 EF-2000 Typhoon. He does a full meal deal with Aires Exhausts, Cockpit, Wheel Bays and Eduard's exterior details.  His excellent results carry down all the way to the highly detailed weapons.

Last but not least, Yoav builds AZ Models 1/72 Auster AOP Mk. 3 and 5. Mr. Efrati notes that this the history of the plane and picks two unique subjects- an AOP Mk. 3 owned by Aviron Airways in civilian markings and an AOP Mk 5 in brown/dark green over duck egg blue camouflage. Nice builds of rare planes.

The IPMS UK Nationals section is a fold out showing many of the winners and new releases as well as general pictures of some great models

The Aviation in Profile article covers the Folland Gnat and was written by Tony Butler. The Midge is also covered in pictures and detail shots.

 As is the case in each issue of SAM, there are a number of Compact Build Reviews.

  • Angel Exposito Gonzalez builds AZ Models 1/72 Spitfire Mk VIII in Aussie markings
  • Jeremias Luchina builds the Eduard 1/48 Pfalz D.IIIA
  • Karl Robinson builds the Eastern Express 1/144 Il-38
  • Karl Robinson in round 2 builds the Hobbyboss 1/72 Easy Model IL-2M3
  • Aurelio Reale builds Mark 1 Models 1/144 He-219
  • Ioannis Giavasis builds Zoukei Muras fantastic 1/32 J7W1 Shinden
  • Rob Ludlow sets Airfix's 1/72 Lancaster B.III into a resupply diorama

In addition, there are numerous notes, new kit announcements and other modeling related items. As always, SAM is highly recommended for its content and excellent reference information.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Modelling and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this issue.

  • Spitfire Review Article
    Spitfire Review Article
  • Gnat  Aviation In Profile Article
    Gnat Aviation In Profile Article
  • Wessex  Review Article
    Wessex Review Article
  • Shinden  Review Article
    Shinden Review Article
  • IL-2M3 Review Article
    IL-2M3 Review Article

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