Every two months, Albatros Productions publishes Windsock Worldwide, a bi-monthly softcover, 8.25” x 11.75", 32 pages full-color publication that provides sustenance for the growing number of modelers interested in WW I aircraft. Each issue includes a featured subject (usually accompanied by accurate 3-view drawings), along with a variety of well-researched information on other aircraft. You'll also find news and reviews of the latest kits, aftermarket details, decals and publications. In the latest issue, Editor Ray Rimell continues to do what he has been doing for more than 26 years…provide WW I modelers with an almost endless wealth of detailed information about the flying machines of the Great War.
The May/June issue includes special Austro-Hungarian aircraft features: The LFT forms the core of the issue, featuring an extensive build article about a wood veneer-covered Lloyd C.V (WKF) constructed from the 1/48 Special Hobby kit and then a build of one of the a/c in Eduard’s new 1/48 MAG D.VII dual combo kit (by the editor himself). The issue also includes a detailed all-color photo study of a real life OEF D.III replica built by Koloman Mayrhofer with many close-up photos of the aircraft’s airframe and Daimler motor to guide those who are planning to build one of the new Eduard kits. You'll also find a photo feature of Germany’s one-off Gotha Ursinus UWD seaplane bomber (including a 1/72 scale 3-view drawing by the late Ian Stair), and Part II of Lance Krieg’s series on detailing miniature aircraft cockpits. Finishing it all off is a stack of kit, accessory and magazine reviews, and a report on the recent Anzac WW II flying display in New Zealand. Yes, all of that is contained in 32 pages!
This issue of Windsock is recommended to those with an interest in modeling WW I aircraft in general, and those subjects listed above in particular.
Information about all Windsock publications can be found at their web address: www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk