Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Resource Guides  |  Forum  | 

Windsock Worldwide

Vol.27 No.2

 

S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title: Windsock Worldwide Vol.27, No.2 - March/April 2011
Media: Soft cover, A4 format magazine
Price: 6.75 available online from Albatros Productions' website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Knowledgeable contributors, superb artwork, scale plans, full colour photographs, variety of topics.
Disadvantages:
Conclusion: An excellent resource for WWI model enthusiasts. It contains a diverse range of subject matter in its 34 pages and the recognized authorities are only too pleased to pass that knowledge on to the reader.


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner



HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron.com
 

FirstRead

 

This year’s second issue of Windsock Worldwide is a boon for enthusiasts of the Hansa Brandenburg W29.

It’s centred on Ray Rimell’s build of the Wingnut Wings kit and takes is an in-depth look at how best to put this gem together. There are 10 pages devoted to the task and the article offers plenty of hints and tips along the way. Over 50 step-by-step colour images are included (plus contemporary Benz III photos and drawings) and the accompanying narrative is equally as informative.

Complimenting this is a contribution from Harry Woodman which takes a look at various aspects of the seaplanes’ history and construction.

The popular “Modelling Master Class” series continues with part 4 of Lance Krieg’s look at improving airframes. With 4 pages of instructional images and an informative explanation of the techniques involved, the writer offers a multitude of ways on how to perk up this highly visible area. The discussion focuses on scratch built fuselages with additional advice on getting the most out of the flying surfaces. There is also guidance on aligning these items during assembly.

“Rara Avis” will appeal to those looking for something different. This time the De Havilland DH11 Oxford comes under the spotlight.  The 1:72 scale drawings come from the Ian Stair archives and accurately portray the unusual lines of this aircraft.

The customary “Readers’ Gallery” displays the achievements of avid Windsock readers and the usual comprehensive roundup of reviews completes the publication with a look at the latest kits, books, decals, tools and periodicals.

If you have the slightest interest in aircraft from the first “great conflict”, then this is the magazine for you.

Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample


Review Copyright 2011 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 7 December, 2011
Last updated 4 August, 2011

Back to HyperScale Main Page

Back to Reviews Page