The third edition of WIND-SOCK was this Autumn 1985 number and the first issue to be professionally- printed; with sales increasing it soon became impractical to xerox hundreds of A4 sheets so we took the plunge and sought third party involvement-and never looked back... This 28 pager kicks of with a nostalgic look at Renwal Aeroskin kits both in 1:72 and 1:48 scales,whilst the editor reworks the old Revell Nieuport 17 to represent Guynemer's iconic N.1550.On other pages: two Rumpler C.IV colour chips,by the editor, accompany a special colours piece on captured 8500/16 by Rodney Gerrard-read his notes with caution!*-and nine facsimile pages from the 1918 Air Ministry report on the same aircraft given the British capture number G.117 .Toolbench has the gen on making and detailing wing struts,whilst there are reviews of Flair Products' Fokker Triplane;Czechmasters Salmson and new decals and WWI paints from Americal and Humbrol respectively. Lots of great vintage model adverts and an original 1917 advert for Beatty's School of Flying on the rear cover. Just the one copy,mildly creased in a few areas but complete in every way.
NB.The issue is printed in mono throughout-the accompanying colour images are from the author's extensive modelling archive.