Volume 15 No. 2 - Mar/Apr 1999
THE March/April edition for 1999 has a lead feature on Chuck Wentworth's beautiful Sopwith Tabloid airworthy creation which is this issue's 'cover girl'-and more close-ups appear inside the issue from Tom Doherty. Peter M Grosz uncovers an extraordinary 'new' German WWI printed fabric but instead of lozenges these are formed from multi-coloured bubbles- as seen on the Zeppelin C.II two-seaters illustrated, whilst Colin Owers has the story of Issoudons'colourful Nieuport V-strut trainers in their exotic paint schemes with 18 photos and four mono profiles. Greg Van Wyngarden reveals a superb scale Breguet 14 in full 96th AS livery-built in 1918! On other pages Andrei Alexandrov and Harry Woodman present Russian and German seaplanes in Baltic regions with ten ultra-rare photos. Readers' Gallery offers some great models in colour; details of Zeppelin relics for sale;a lively Propwash;and including over eight pages of book and accessory news this is one packed issue. Leading the kit reviews is Eduard's 1;48 scale Albatros D.III Profipack with supplementary archive photos from GVW and a detailed colour piece on Joachim von Bertrab's black-fuselaged D.III with photos and colour profiles.Closing the issue are two examples of wartime French artist Henry Farre with WWI paintings of Farman, Caudron and FBA types in authentic colours.