Volume 20 No. 5 - Sept/Oct 2004
JOHN Chapman MBE has the inside story on the RAF Museum's DH9A restoration with exclusive behind the scenes story and photos,whilst Tom Doherty has the low down on Martin Scorsese's epic movie biopic on Howard Hughes that recreates the filming of Hells Angels:colour photos on set combine with actual stills from the original 1930 movie from Harry Woodman's collection.Master modeller Lance Krieg makes an amazing Ansaldo SVA5 wrought from the 1:48 scale Spin resin kit and it's a real beauty. Plenty of modelling know-how here in a special eight page build log that includes over 85 colour and monochrome construction steps! We continue our exclusive series on early colour photos with a pre-war German pusher biplane and a stunning study of Buc aerodrome in 1917 where a Farman F.47 takes centre stage with many AR.1 biplanes behind-an evocative and fascinating image.There are over five pages of new kits assessed by the editor, plus readers' models in colour;detailed book reviews and a lively letters page with wing/strut building notes for Eduard Camel kits.The centre pages give way to colour profiles of Warneford VC's iconic Morane Saulnier Type L and the Zeppelin LZ 37 he vanquished on 7June 1915.UK readers at the time will have seen this particular issue featured in the popular BBC satirical programme Have I Got News For You-the first and thus far,only, modelling magazine to have been so honoured!