Scale Aviation Modeller International Magazine, January 2020

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82 pages, softcover
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Volume 26, Issue 1, December 2020
Provided by: SAM Publications
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Scale Aviation Modeller is one of several magazines I used to subscribe to over the years, but have pared back that list and it was refreshing to once again see the content of this magazine.

The quality of the magazine is just as I had remembered – Nice, glossy stiff covers and equally glossy, but thinner, content pages. Excellent quality photos and detailed articles are consistent throughout this issue.

Contents of this issue include at least 6 build articles, several pages of color profiles, an article on the 2019 Telford model show, and another several pages devoted to news of new kits, books and decals.

SAMI builds have always been done to a high level, and this is indeed the case here. Excellent builds, combined with high-quality photos and detailed text make each article a worthwhile read. A good mix of older and newer kits comprise this issue’s subject matter, such as the brand new Wingsy Ki-51 Sonia and the venerable Tamiya P-47. I can always discover some new product (well, new to me) in the ‘news’ section, making that another worthwhile area.

Highly recommend this magazine series to any aviation modeler!

Thanks to SAM Publications for providing the review sample and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.


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