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Windsock Worldwide

Vol.29 Nos. 4 and 5

 

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Publisher and Title: Windsock Worldwide Vol. 29, Nos. 4 and 5
Media: Soft cover, A4 format magazine
Price: 6.75 available online from Albatros Productions' website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Knowledgeable contributors, excellent format, 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 and the recognized authorities are only too pleased to pass that knowledge on to the reader.


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner



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FirstRead

 

Windsock Worldwide is an A4 sized magazine that caters specifically for WWI aeroplane enthusiasts. Inside each issue are 32 pages crammed with a wealth of information on a broad range of topics.
Highlights of this year’s 4th and 5th editions are:

Vol 29 No.4 July/August 2013

  • Lance Krieg continues his popular “Modelling Master Class” series. This time he looks at simulating plywood, camouflage finishes, and the often contentious topic of weathering.

  • “Rara Avis” examines the Royal Aircraft Factory’s SE4a which was a 1915 experimental fighter design. Both 1:48 and 1:72 scale plans are provided, as well as a brief description of the type.

  • The RAF SE5a is the subject of Part 9 in the “Great War Paint” series. Two pages are devoted to these colourful post-war schemes.


 

Vol 29 No.5 September/October 2013

 

 

  • This issue sees the conclusion of Lance Krieg’s long running “Modelling Master Class”. Eight pages of text and colour images help showcase the numerous painting and finishing techniques used on WWI models.

  • “Rara Avis” takes a look at the Aviatik 30.24. It was an experimental Austro-Hungarian fighter with “triplane” wings and a 185hp Daimler engine. The 1:72 scale drawings are accompanied by 6 rare period photographs.

  • “Great War Paint” features part 2 of the post-war schemes seen on the RAF SE5a. The customary double page spread highlights the interesting markings found on these airframes.

  • The Editor discusses the philosophical question of creating the perfect model. Numerous period images are used to show that models need not be as perfect in appearance as we make them out to be.

  • David Coulthard details the Wingnut Wings “Ninak” and takes it to a new level. Thirteen photographs showcase his DH9a which represents an aircraft from No.30 (B) Sqn. RAF on policing duties in Mesopotamia in 1920/21.

A “Readers’ Gallery” displays the modelling achievements of avid Windsock readers and the usual comprehensive roundup of reviews completes each publication.  These include a look at the latest kits, figures, decals, tools, books, periodicals and accessories.

 


 

Conclusion

This is the ideal magazine for those with any interest at all in WWI aviation. It provides articles from authors recognized in their fields and the diversity of material means that there’s something here to please everybody.

Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample


Review Copyright 2013 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 25 September, 2013
Last updated 31 January, 2014

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