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Fokker D.VII (Fok) - Part 2

Published: June 16, 2015
Company: Wingnut Wings, Ltd

I had decided in the beginning to finish the model I was building in the markings of Fritz Oppenhorst’s Fokker D.VII 4301/18 (Option D in the kit’s painting guide), so I carefully followed the steps in the instructions to confirm which parts should be used in this build. WNW provides comprehensive information to guide the builder, but there are subtle differences between some of the parts, so… more

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Lewis Mk.II WW1 Gun

Published: June 14, 2015
Company: Eduard

In this BRASSIN detail set, Eduard provides modelers with everything needed to build a pair of highly realistic Lewis Mk.II machine gun that will add detail to any 1:32 scale model of a WWI Allied aircraft that carried one or two of these iconic weapons. The set consists of 14 resin and 4 photo-etched brass parts. Each gun is made up of five resin parts and one photo-etched part. The… more

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Forgotten Aerodromes Of World War I

Published: June 9, 2015
Book Author(s): Martyn Chorlton
Company: Crecy Publishing, Ltd.

The growing interest in World War I aircraft among model builders and aviation history buffs has fostered an increase in the variety of publications offering information about the subject. Among them is a well-researched hard cover book recently published by Crecy Publishing (and distributed in the US by Specialty Press) about the military airfields that populated the British landscape during… more


Wires & Stretchers Photoetch

Published: June 5, 2015
Company: Eduard

With the ever growing number of 1/32 scale rigged aircraft kits on the market, Eduard now offers a generic photo-etched set of 1/32 scale flying wires and stretchers (AKA Turnbuckles). Metal flying wires are a logical and much desired aftermarket detail set for model builders wishing to accurately replicate the metal wires used on most Allied aircraft built after 1915/16. Unlike the majority… more

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Nieuport 24/27 At War

Published: June 5, 2015
Book Author(s): Paolo Varriale; Illustrators: Roberto Zanella, Ronny Bar, Martin Digmayer
Company: Albatros Productions, Ltd.

By 1916, the little Nieuport 11, also known to the French Militaire by its initials BB (which the French pronounced bébé), had succeeded in putting an end to the Fokker Scourge and therefore gaining the respect of ally and foe alike. A higher horsepower version, known as the Nieuport 17 followed and built on that legacy, becoming the preferred mount for many of the Allies’ first generation… more


Venturas in Canada 3

Published: May 20, 2015
Company: Aviaeology

Aviaeology’s Venturas in Canada 3 provides complete decal markings for eight individual late-production Ventura GR.Vs in Royal Canadian Air Force, Western Air Command service in the last two years of WWII. An 8-page black & white documentation/instruction booklet is supplied in the set describing the subjects in great detail and providing painting and decal application… more


Spitfire Mk.V Five Spoke Wheels & Masks

Published: May 20, 2015
Company: Aires Hobby Models

Aires has added a pair of detailed Spitfire Mk.V 5 spoke wheels/tires to their aftermarket parts line that can be used to replace the ones that come in the new Airfix 1:48 scale kit. The wheels have excellent hub detail and fortunately none of the bulged and flattened look popular with other brands. The tires are smooth with no discernable tread. They also have an opening on the backside of… more


Spitfire Mk.V Gun Barrels

Published: May 16, 2015
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost has added a pair of detailed Spitfire Mk.V cannon barrels to their aftermarket parts line that can be used to replace the ones that come in the new Airfix 1:48 scale kit. The barrels have a slightly more delicate profile than the ones in the kit and no seam lines to clean up. They also have open ends so there’s no need to break out the pin vice and # 76 drill bit. The base of the… more


Zeppelin Rammer

Published: May 15, 2015
Company: Brengun

Brengun offers model builders a way to spend a few enjoyable hours assembling a pair of miniature examples of a German WWII secret weapons that never was…well, not beyond a single prototype to be accurate. Kit BRL 72013 provides two small sprues of 16 grey plastic parts, a pair of clear canopies, a very small photo-etched fret of 20 parts and a little wisp of a decal sheet that provide enough… more


Windsock World War Centenary Vol.31, No.1

Published: May 13, 2015
Company: Albatros Productions, Ltd.

Windsock WWC Spring 2015 is the first edition of Volume 31. The cover carries a banner celebrating 30 years of this publication. This edition provides readers with what has come to be expected…a variety of expert information on WWI aviation history, aircraft modeling, articles by expert aircraft model builders, technical references and up to date information on recently announced hobby… more