Windsock World War Centenary Autumn 2016, Vol.32, No.3

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Ray Rimmell, Editor
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Softbound, A4 [8.27” x 11.69:], 32 pages
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WindSock Volume 32, Number 3
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The Autumn 2016 edition of Windsock World War Centenary is the third edition of Volume 32. The cover subject is a reproduction Albatros D. Va with Rob Horne in character that is owned and operated by TVAL of New Zealand. More color photos from reproductions from TVAL (Peter Jackson) are depicted in the photo spread, “Stow Maries Photo Shoot” from Essex England. The “Our Reader’s Gallery” features excellent builds of a Wingnut Wings 1/32 Salmson 2A2, 1/32 Fokker D.VII, and a Roden 1/32 Sopwith Triplane.

The fourth in a series by the late Harry Woodman focuses on an unpublished update to his rare Scale Model Aircraft in Plastic Card that is a must have. This “Practical Modeling” feature provides updates to the original and is supplemented with plenty of archival material and color photos. Part 5 focuses on surface finishes, struts, undercarriages, and rigging with plenty of detailed drawings. Notable is a detailed photograph of a Morane-Saulner Type T twin engined bomber. David Byers provides color and period photos of the Imperial German hard-shell Safety Helmet, one of the most recognizable helmets of WWI.

The Great War Paint series chimes in with period black and white photos along with some twenty color side views and a top & bottom view by To support the new Aviattic 1/32 Ansaldo A.1 “Balilla” kit release, eight period captioned black and white photos are featured supported with fifteen color photographs of a real one at Bergamo’s Museo de Risorgimento. An additional eight color photographs of a SPA motor follow. The kit review section “…In Your New Kitbag…” leads off with a preview of the Aviattic 1/32 Ansaldo A.1 “Balilla” which promises to be an incredible kit. Of course all the usual suspects also are here with reviews of on-topic books, , journals, kits, and accessories.

Chapters include:

  • Frontline News
  • Logbook Entries (Book / Journal Reviews)
  • Our Reader’s Gallery [Page 03]
  • Practical Modelling… Modeling Vintage Aircraft in Plastic Card Part 5 (Harry Woodman) [Page 07]
  • Stow Maries Photo Shoot [Page 13]
  • Helmets, Hats & Headgear: The Imperial German Safety Helmet (David A Byers)
  • Great War Paint No. 17 (Part 2) Sopwith Camel ( [Page 16]
  • Ansaldo Archive [Page 19]
  • A Balilla in Bergamo…
  • SPA Motor
  • ...In Your New Kitbag... [Page 23]
  • The Rudder Post… (Letters to the Editor)

This publication is highly recommended to WWI aircraft model builders and those with an interest in WWI aviation history. The publication contains excellent color images of real aircraft and advertisements that provide one with the compass to find aftermarket goodies.

My thanks to Albatros Productions Ltd. and IPMS/USA for the chance to review this great book.

Highly recommended!


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