Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 35, Issue 10

Published: December 22nd, 2013     
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Price: $7.35
Product / Stock #: Vol. 35, Issue 10
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Modelling

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 Ex-Adversaries Reunited and A Model 1/72 Mil-Mi-10 Heavy Lift Helo. The Ex-Adversaries build is Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk Vb and FW190A-3 built in after war markings of the Turkish Air Force. The build covers weathering and construction and uses TigerHead decals for the markings. .

The other Feature article takes A Models 1/72nd Mi-10 which is super detailed. This build, by Brain Wakeman, makes the entire issue. First, he started with a limited run kit which presents issues for modelers. Second, there is a fair amount of scratch building and advice and making gems of limited run kits. in the end, the kit is eye-popping and his 500 hours of effort shine in the photos.

The Aviation in Profile article covers the a select history of the Spitfire in Israeli service. The profile drawings by Mike Rolf have everything from Gloss black machines to camouflaged and back again. Also included are pages of pictures of the actual planes. The article is by Jay Laverty and Yoav Efrati and is well written. Mr. Efrati also builds a 1/72nd AZ Model Spitfire Mk IXc in the correct markings to supplement the article.

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

  • Revell 1/48th Seafire Mk XV in a distinctive setting by Neil Pinchbeck
  • Part 2 of Jay Laverty's 1/12 Spitfire build
  • Hasegawa 1/48th Spitfire Mk VIII by Massimo Santarossa
  • Hasegawa 1/48th Sea King AEW.2 by Chris Fleet
  • Trumpeter 1/48th F9F Panther in Argentinean Markings by Jere Luchinas
  • Plus two Spitfires by Yoav Efrati

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 the December issue.

  • Cover Article
    Cover Article
  • Harke 1
    Harke 1
  • Harke 2
    Harke 2
  • Israeli Spitfires - 1
    Israeli Spitfires - 1
  • Israeli Spitfires - 2
    Israeli Spitfires - 2

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