Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 34, Issue 12

Published: January 25th, 2013     
Reviewed by: 
Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Other Publication Information: Monthly magazine, 96 pages, build articles, color photos
Price: $7.00
Product / Stock #: V34 N12

Scale Aircraft Modelling is an excellent monthly publication focusing on modeling scale aircraft. Averaging just under 100 pages, SAM is filled with build articles featuring some of the newer kits on the market, as well as projects based on old favorites. Printed on glossy paper in full color, this magazine is a treasure chest of information about modeling techniques as well as a great source of information on new products.

The cover article in this issue is entitled, "Kaleidoscope Cod" referring to the Kinetic C-2 Greyhound. Mike Williams does an absolutely stunning job on the C-2. The article includes a list of additional items used in the project, which paints produced the beautiful paint job, and those weathering agents which Mike used. The article is a great resource for anyone attempting the C-2.

Patrice Sublemontier authored "IndoCat-The Bearcat in the French Air Force". The article includes five pages of full-color profile illustrations of the Bearcat in various paint schemes, and a page featuring a 3-view drawing. Several pages contain some black and while images, and the text is a collection of Group/Squadron histories.

Mark Elliot's article supplements that of Patrice's historical presentation. Mark describes how he built the HobbyBoss 1/48th kit as an aircraft in the Thai Air Force. Mark included a list of the paints used, weathering agents used, and some tools that he found helpful in the construction process.

Also included in this issue are some shorter articles, 3 or 4 pages in length, offering build reviews of:

  • Special Hobby's SO.4050 Vautour IIA IDF Attack Bomber by Yoav Efrati
  • Eduard's 1/48th Polikarpov I-16 by Rob Ludlow
  • Meng's 1/72nd Ki-98 by Juan Contreras
  • Special Hobby's 1/72nd FF-1 Fighter by Neil Pinchbeck
  • Fly Models' 1/48th Focke-Achgelis Fa-330 by Sjon van der Heiden
  • Trumpeter's Sea Fury FB.11 by Brian Wakeman

And, as usual, studying the advertisements is always worth the time. There are always new products and suppliers to check out, and this issue is no different.

SAM is highly recommended, and thanks to SAM for the review sample and IPMS-USA for the review space.

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