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


Volume 21 No. 1 - Jan/Feb 2005

St Omer memorial * Superb BE2e and SE5a photos from New Zealand * Rigging detail * Kit reviews galore! * Captured German engines * Exclusive Marcos SP.III in depth kit build! * Anniversary news page * Merit Avro 504K in retrospect * Detailed book and decal reviews!

LEAD feature provides colour coverage of the emergence of TVAL onto the WWI aircraft  scene with the rebuild of ex-Hatfield BE2f to flying condition as well as news of exacting SE5a and BE2e reproductions with all-new powerplants back- engineered from original powerplants! Some great images here and just a foretaste of what later followed from New Zealand. Bruce Robertson has the story of captured German aero engines in the post -war era with full listings and various images-sadly few examples remain. In recognition of 20 years of Windsock, we look back at our formative years as well as presenting a retrospective on a classic model ,in this instance it's the Merit 1:48 scale Avro 504K from the 1850s.Elsewhere, Pedro Nuno Soares builds the 1:72 scale SIA SP.III resin kit from Marcos Miniatures in a five page log that includes 16 colour assembly stage photos.There are six pages of kit reviews that include Eduard's 1:48 scale Morane Saulnier Type N for which we provide scale plans,card models from Poland and some great Nieuport and SPAD decals from Italy. All the usual departments are here along with seven colour photos of Curtiss OX motors, a pre-war colour autochrome of an early Otto pusher, unveiling of the British Air Services Memorial at St. Omer and extended book reviews where the latest German- related mongraphs are taken apart by Alex Imrie ,Dave Roberts and the editor in candid assessments.Another great collectors' issue now in very limited supply...

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