This issue of Windsock’s bi-monthly magazine begins with a five page article on German Halberstadts B.Is captured and used by the Russians in 1915-16 including color 4-view drawings. Next, in the continuing Modelling Master Class by Lance Krieg, is Chapter 5, part 1 on struts and rigging. These five pages cover struts, the different types of materials to use, but also various rigging knots and how to make brass turnbuckles. This reviewer always finds new ideas to use from reading these articles.
With this issue a new series of super-detailed color profiles begins, here the subject is the Macchi M.5. A report and photos on Skysport Engineering where a new Avro 504 K is being built to original specs then follows. Next, there are several pages on "Dawn Patrol" (www.dawnpatroluk.co.uk), a WWI flying model display team that flys 1/3 scale RC models including a 25 foot span Gotha G.V.
Included are decal reviews on three new Wingnut Wing 1/32 sheets; 30013 Albatros D.V “Wooden Wonders”, 30014 Albatros D.V “camouflaged”, 30017 Albatros D.Va “Black Beauties”. In addition, 5 decal reviews from Pheon Models; 1/32 sheet 32-24 Pfalz D.IIIa Volume One, 32025 Pfalz D.IIIa Volume Two, 30019 Pfalz D.IIIa Flying Circus Pt.1, 30020 Pfalz D.IIIa Flying Circus Pt. 2 and 32020 (Pink and Blue) Albatros D.V Five color lozenge. Finally, the Kit Bag has reviews on six aircraft models from Planet Models, Eduard, HR models and Roden.
This issue is highly recommended for WWI aircraft enthusiasts. I want to thank IPMS/USA and Albatros Productions, LTD for the opportunity to review this issue of Windsock.