Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 36, Issue 9

Published: November 21st, 2014     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Price: $7.04
Product / Stock #: Volume 36, Issue 9

Each issue of Scale Aircraft Modeling has the same basic design and format. That's not a bad thing as it is jam packed with superb aircraft builds and tips. There does seem to be a trend to add more feature articles and that is a very good thing as the builds are superb. In this issue, there are five feature articles, an Aviation in Profile piece, and six Compact Build Reviews.

The Feature articles for this issue start with Jay Laverty's build review of the Fisher Models 1/32nd F7U Cutlass. He details some upgrades to the wheel wells and how to handle such a large resin kit. A good description of his way to get a true white base coat sprayed is also a highlight of the article.

Next up is Mr. Laverty's continuing build of the new Airfix 1/24th Scale Typhoon. In this installment, the engine is built and wired and added to the already finished main spar/cockpit assembly. the conclusion is in Decembers issue and I can't wait to see it.

Next up, James Campling builds HobbyBoss 1/48th A-6E and what a build it is- excellent bombs from Eduard, a superb , subtle paint job and great weathering. How good is it? I went and bought the kit!

Karl Robinsons feature of Tiger Models 1/48th F-5A is next with the first kit from this manufacturer. A nice natural metal scheme for the Turkish Air Force Aerobatic team is the excellent final product.

Lastly for features, Mario Serelle takes Cyber-Hobby's 1/72 A-25A Shrike and a spin. The highlight of this article was Mr. Serelle's excellent painting tutorial on breaking up monochromatic colors and getting superb and subtle variation

The Aviation in Profile article covers the Vought F7U Cutlass with an excellent history or the plane, pictures and color profiles.  There are 18 color profiles included.

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

  • Seb Videc builds Great Wall Hobbies 1/144 Vulcan K.2 Tanker
  • Aurelio Reale builds RS Models 1/72nd P-39Q
  • Karl Robinson builds Eduard 1/144th Spitfire Mk IXe
  • Yoav Efrati builds AAZ Models 1/72nd AH-1G Cobra
  • James Ashton builds Airfix 1/48th Seafire Fr.46/47 (and loved it)
  • Rob Ludlow builds Airfix 1/72nd Lightning F.2A

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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