Scale Aircraft Modelling, Vol. 35, Issue 12

Published: March 2nd, 2014     
Magazine Cover
Magazine Cover
Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: Scale Aircraft Modelling
Other Publication Information: Magaizine, full color
Price: $7.50
Product / Stock #: Vol. 35, Issue 12

Each issue of Scale Aircraft Modelling 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 cover the build of a Trumpeter 1/32 Mig-17 in Cuban markings and a 1/32 Revell Bf-109G-6. The Mig-17 build, by Brian Wakeman, covers the construction and painting of one of Trumpeter's early efforts. He modifies the kit with five Profimodeller sets and one Eduard set. The kit is then finished with a bright Cuban paint scheme and great weathering.

The other feature article is from Jay Laverty, and covers building the Revell 1/32 Bf-109G-6 (early and late) kit. Mr. Laverty concentrates on painting and weathering with some aftermarket being used for both the cockpit and the decals used for adding Swastikas. Weathering is done with oils, and shows excellent methods of getting streaks and subtle weathering.

The "Aviation in Profile" article covers a variety of Mig-17, Shenyang J-5 and Chengdu JJ-5 markings. The article has 24 profiles of different markings, along with a nice history and operational shots.  This article ties right into the feature article.

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

  • Great Wall Hobby 1/48 Mig-29 9-13 by Mike Williams
  • Another entry into the 1/12 Spitfire, by Laverty, as it gets wings.
  • HobbyBoss 1/72 Tu-2 Easy Kit by Angel Exposito Gonzalez
  • Special Hobby 1/72 Yak-23 by Lukasz Kedzierski (really nice)
  • Airfix 1/72 Harrier Gr.1 by Shaun Schofield
  • Revell 1/144 Airbus A320 landing by Karl Robinson (with a great base)
  • Trumpeter 1/144 Tu-16K-10 Badger by Karl Robinson
  • Revell 1/48 Rafale M and bomb rack by Mark Elliot

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.

  • "Compact Build Review" Sample 1
    "Compact Build Review" Sample 1
  • "Compact Build Review" Sample 2
    "Compact Build Review" Sample 2
  • "Compact Build Review" Sample 3
    "Compact Build Review" Sample 3
  • Feature Article Sample 1
    Feature Article Sample 1
  • Feature Article Sample 2
    Feature Article Sample 2

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