Volume 19 No. 1 - Jan/Feb 2003
TOP feature for this issue is Tom Morgan's amazing reworking of the Blue Max 1:48 scale AMC DH2, completely transforming the basic parts and embellishing them with many scratchbuilt details to transform the basic kit into a jaw-dropping masterpiece. Full narrative is supported by over 20 detail colour shots and another 19 in monochrome to illustrate the manifold changes Tom made and these include cockpit details,painting techniques,rigging and much more. Builders of the DH2,regardless of scale, will find this article absolutely vital-and it is only the first part! Jack Bruce archives yield photos of the American DH4-there are ten of these all told along with centrespread drawings from the original rigging notes showing internal detail plus undercarriage and fuselage structure.Norman Witcomb reflects on decades of modelling and displays eight of his fine models in colour,whilst Rudy Hofling reports on the progress of Austrian Koloman Mayhofer's fabulous OEF D.III flying reproduction with colour shots of the interior.There are readers' models in colour:nine pages of book,decal and kit reviews,wartime cockpit[it sketches for the Bristol Fighter,DH9A, Sopwiths Snipe and Salamander plus a page of detail colour shots of the RAFM Strutter to aid builders of the Roden kits reviewed in this packed-out issue.