NEW! FOKKER F.I/DR.I Model Special by Ray Rimell/ Richard Alexander


Volume 20 No. 1 - Jan/Feb 2004

Genuine French WWI colour photos, first in a year-long series! * Breguet colour profiles - French and German! * D.VII repro' * Harry Woodman techniques * Reviews galore.

IN this issue:Harry Woodman looks back and discusses well-tried and effective modelling techniques covering metal finishing;stitching,corrugations and fabric effects with rare photos and explanatory sketches.Jon Guttman reaches his 34th Foreign Legion series instalment with the story of Czech volunteers and presents nine unique wartime images, but the icing on the proverbial is Alan Toelle's exacting Breguet 14 colour profiles with accurate uppersurface camouflage patterns.This issue also kicks off a mini series of genuine WWI French colour autochromes, the first being a portrait of a Farman F.40 nacelle and two Letord fuselages-the learned commentary comes form Alan Toelle;these wartime colour images have to be seen to be believed. We have exclusive colour shots of Mikael Carlson's amazing 100% authentic Fokker D.VII airworthy reproduction and we return to Breguets with Greg vanWyngarden who has the story of a captured example in full German colours and markings -realised by Bob Pearson in a unique colour page of profiles.Readers' models feature in full colour;there are new journals and DVDs in review and  a full report on the 2003 OTF Seminar with some great images of participating WWI aircraft and engine displays. Over six pages of kit and decal reviews  include a build of the Roden Felixstowe and we present expert analysis of the Battleaxe 1:32 Eindecker for which scale plans are presented as a four page pull out section.All this plus a Meccano biplane modelling jig and yet more goodies from Roden and Eduard.

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