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Book Author(s)
Ray Rimell, Editor
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
August 11, 2016
Company
Albatros Productions, Ltd.
MSRP
$15.00

The Summer 2016 edition of Windsock World War Centenary is the second edition of Volume 32. This edition has a decidedly Sopwith Camel bent, perhaps due to the release of the 1/24 Merit Camel and in anticipation of the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Camel. The cover subject is a recently restored F.1 Camel in the markings of B5663 as flown by FSL RA Blyth that is owned and operated by TVAL of New Zealand. The Great War Paint series chimes in with photos from the Harry Woodman collection along with some twenty-six color side views and four top or bottom views by arvo@arvoart.com. Topping the Camel feature off is a color walk-around by James Fahey of the TVAL Camel on the cover with thirty-five detailed photos.

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
August 10, 2016
Company
Furball Aero-Design
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$15.99

Furball decals has scaled down their decal sheet for the Low Viz and Camouflaged Scooters to cater to the 1/72nd scale crowd and what a decal sheet! It has a total of 16 (!) different profiles and enough stencils and national markings to complete two airframes.

However, if you use the markings and stencils from the original decal sheet you can make a very large group of models.

These are the airframes included

Review Author
Pablo Bauleo
Published on
August 10, 2016
Company
Advanced Modeling
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$12.75

The S-24B is an unguided air-to-ground rocket with a high-explosive warhead that has been fitted to the following aircraft: Su-7B, Su-17, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, Mig-21, Mig-23, Mig-27, Mig-29, Yak-38, Yak-130, so you have many, many models that could benefit from this aftermarket set.

The set itself consists of two rocket bodies, two sets of tail fins, two set of exhausts, two pylons and 4 fuses (two V-24A and two RV-24 fuses). You also get a small decal sheet with stencils for the weapons and the pylons.

All the parts are casted in light grey resin, with a very smooth surface and no evidence of air bubbles anywhere. Removing the parts from the casting blocks should be easy and simple for all parts except for the tail fins, as they are very delicate parts and care should be taken to avoid damaging those parts.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Rob Benson
Published on
August 10, 2016
Company
Ampersand Publishing
MSRP
$32.95

Thank you to David Doyle of David Doyle Books for choosing the IPMS Reviewer Corps to examine and report on one of his new titles, all of which may be viewed on the website listed above. I am very appreciative of the IPMS Reviewer Corps support, whose efforts make this review program so good.

Author Doyle’s treatment of the USS California strikes an excellent balance of book size and detail. The content is laid out in a picture-rich minimum-text format from keel-laying to cutting-torch life stages of the ship. Design concepts, politics, renaming, and many other facets of the California’s history are covered, in addition to her thoroughly-documented long and distinguished career, punctuated by survival and salvage at Pearl Harbor. The image-rich format is a wealth of information for the scale model builder, using hundreds of high-quality images, complemented by select line drawings and color renderings.

Review Author
Phil Peterson
Published on
January 23, 2021
Company
Airfix
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$13.99

The word Stuka raised much terror at the beginning of WWII, not the least because they had a siren in the landing gear that added a scream to their very accurate dive bombing. However, when they faced determined air defense during the Battle of Britain their days were numbered. They did manage to serve on other fronts throughout the war but were never quite the terror weapon again.

As with a lot of early German warplanes, the Stuka was tested with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. While the early A models were mostly associated with this conflict there were several of the B-1 models as depicted in Airfix’s new kit that also saw action.