Fans of World War I aircraft and Wingnut Wings models will enjoy this issue.
Nine pages have been devoted to a build of the Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale Pfalz D.IIIa and have 45 color photos showing how to put this model together. Needless to say, tips and hints abound on how to proceed, including one page (“Pfalz Archiv”) that has four photos of actual aircraft and a three-view drawing. If you haven’t bought the kit before this you’ll most likely want to after reading this article.
Roden’s 1/32 scale Sopwith Triplane has an in-the-box review followed by “Rara Avis” this time about Lloyd LK.I (40.08) Austro-Hungarian Triplane bomber. One page with a brief history, specifications and two photos of the only prototype built. A two page 1/72 scale 3 view drawing from Ian Stair archives really shows off the strange features of this aircraft.
If you’ve bought any Windsock magazines in the last two years you are familiar with the continuing series “Modelling Master Class” by Lance Krieg. This time Chapter Four, Airframes, part two deals with various techniques to build or improve resin, vacuum formed or styrene wings and how to improve kit airframes. These seven pages are filled with photos and various ways to improve model kits.
The Kitbag section in this issue has previews on the 1/32 Roland D.IVa from Wingnut Wings, the 1/48 Albatross D.III OEFFAG 153 from Eduard, the 1/48 Gotha G.V from Hippo Models and the 1/48 Sopwith Pup from Aeroclub Models. In addition, four decal sheets and two magazines are also reviewed in this issue.
Quite a lot of information to read and absorb, this issue will be helpful to all fans of multi-wing aircraft of the early era. I can highly recommend this issue and want to thank IPMS/USA and Albatross Productions, LTD for the chance to review this magazine.
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