Scale Aircraft Modelling's October 2015 issue comes with a gorgeous picture of a Wolfpacks 1/72 T-2 Buckeye in trainer markings. For me, that sets the tone for a great issue as I love the color scheme.
And that is how this issue starts with Karl Robinsons’ build of the beautiful 1/72 scale T-2 in the US Navy training scheme. He is well impressed with the kit and only notes small issues with fitting the intakes and flaps which are easily corrected.
Roden’s 1/144 kit of Bristol’s Type 175 Britannia is built by Andy McCabe. He builds it in BOAC markings and it looks wonderful for what he considers a “quick build”.
Mike Verier writes an excellent article on Gunships, highlighting the Roden 1/144 AC-47 Spooky. Not only does the article have an excellent build of the kit in which he scratch builds bulkheads and interior detail, but he follows it with an article detailing Roden 1/144 AC-119K and more info on other gunships.
Another indepth and unbelievable build is Marcel Hohl’s 1/32 Trumpeter Su-27 Flanker A. Mr. Hohl pulls out all the stops with Zacto corrections, Pitz Models exhausts plus multiple Aires and Eduard sets all completed in a beautiful Ukrainian scheme. The photoetch exhausts look perfect!
Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk Vb is converted to a Vc with Alley Cats conversion by Tony O’Toole. The conversion set looks great and the conversion is very well designed yielding a nice variant.
The Aircraft Profile by Paul David Smith details the multi-use He-111 and covers a nice history, 1/72 three view plans and 10 color profiles.
Other builds include:
- Victrix 1/100 Typhoon 1b by Show Dragon
- RS Models 1/72 Caudron C-445 by Andy McCabe
- Trevor Pak builds Airfix 1/48 FW190 Butcher Bird
- Special Hobby’s 1/72 Grunau SG38 Schulgleiter is built by Colin Pickett
- The Forgotten Few, Pt IV from Paul Lucas deals with some little known light planes like the Miles Magister
- Tony Butler has a pictorial of the Avro Manchester
- Tony Grand builds the AZ Models 1/72 Breguet Br.XIV B-2
On top of all that, there is the usual round up of new releases, announcements and modeling news. Some great, great stuff.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Modelling and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this issue.