Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 36, Issue 2

Published: April 17th, 2014     
Magazine Cover
Magazine Cover
Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Price: $7.25
Product / Stock #: 36/2

Each issue of Scale Aircraft Modeling follows a basic design and format. There are usually two Feature Articles, an Aviation in Profile piece, industry news and a series of Compact Build Reviews.

The Feature articles for this issue covers a build of 1/72 Revell Tornado IDS build in Tigermeet markings and a 1/32 Special Hobby Fiat G.50. The Tornado build is by Pierre Baldru and covers the construction and painting of this colorful kit. He modifies the kit with Aires Wheel Wells, Master pitot tube, Verlinden seats and Eduard RBF tags. The kit is then finished with a remarkable German Tigermeet scheme with the entire plane striped. It looks fantastic

The other Feature article from James Ashton and covers building the 1/32 Special Hobby Fiat G.50. No aftermarket is used and concentration is put on the mottled camouflage screen and perfect subtle weathering using oils.

The Aviation in Profile article covers one of my favorite planes, The F-15. There is a great history of Israeli use and purchase of the F-15 by Yoav Efrati and Jay Laverty.  The detail shots are from and F-15i Ra'am and the color schemes cover Israeli, JASDF and American Eagles.

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

  • Hobbyboss 1/72 Eurocopter Tigre by Dale Smith
  • Another entry into the 1/12 Spitfire by Laverty as tools arrive and more on the wings
  • Zvezda 1/72 Fairey Gannet by Phil Jamar
  • Hasegawa 1/72 F-15i by Yoav Efrati
  • Special Hobby 1/72 Boomerang by Karl Robinson
  • Revell 1/32 Tornado GR.1 by Karl Robinson
  • Trumpeter 1/72 Sea Fury converted to a racer by Marco Preto

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.

  • Cover
    Cover
  • Eurocopter
    Eurocopter
  • 109
    109
  • F-15
    F-15
  • Seafury
    Seafury
  • Tornado
    Tornado

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