Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 36, Issue 12

Published: March 8th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Price: $6.77
Product / Stock #: Volume 36, Issue 12

I get excited when the new issues of Scale Aircraft Modeling arrive. This issue had a large surprise upfront in that the editor, Jay Laverty, has moved on and they are in search of a new editor. The good news is that Neil Robinson, frequent builder and previous editor has stepped in to keep the great article coming. While the previous formats have been consistent, this interim issue is a collections of great articles an aviation in profile plus two bonus profile sets and all the expected news on new releases and current in stock materials.

To start, the Aviation in profile series has eleven pages of coverage of the North American T-2 Buckeye. There are bunches of different color schemes including the trainer colors but also camouflage version of Greek use as well as some really interesting Navy schemes.

The second profile is the Sepecat Jaguar which has several pages of photographs and two pages of great color profiles. There are color call outs in ModelMaster brands for all colors which is extremely helpful. There is also an excellent build of the Revell kit but more on that later.

The last set of profiles is for the Dornier D0-217 and comes with a page of color profiles and five pages of scaled 1/72 drawings. There is also a build of this plane also.

The Do-217 build is by Neil Robinson and highlights the 1/48 Revell Monogram kit, its excellent cockpit and impressive size. Mr. Robinson builds the kit straight out of the box and the results are superb.

The Revell Jaguar GR.1 is tied into the profile with a build by Brian Wakeman. A large Hi-Tech resin set was used to detail and upgrade the kit which is Revell boxing of the older Airfix kit. The "arctic cat" results are spectacular.

The remainder of the builds and articles are:

  • Airfix 1/72 Vampire T.11 by Karl Robinson
  • ICM 1/48 P-51B in Tex Hill's Bull frog markings by Ray Mansfield
  • Article on mothballing part of the British refueling fleet by Ray Ball
  • Hobbycraft's 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker by Dean Large

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.

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