Windsock Worldwide, Vol. 27, No. 1 - January/February 2011
If you have a passion for WWI aircraft this is the magazine for you. In this installment Lance Krieg walks us thru scratch building wings in the Harry Woodman approach where the wing core is cut and shaped from either balsa or basswood or even plastic stock and is then covered with a plastic skin. The process is thoroughly covered in five pages with 42 photos showing wing fabrication as well as the aft flying surfaces. Variants to the Woodman approach are also considered and shown as well, very useful addition to one’s knowledge that may be of use later.
Ray Rimell presents a builder’s report on the Wingnut Wings LFG Roland D.VIa model which goes thru step by step methods and hints on how to build this model covered in nine pages and with 62 photos. If you have this model or intend to buy this kit then this is a must have issue to own. A short article on the Roland D.VIb called “construction notes” with 17 photos of a surviving example in Krakow, Poland comes next. You can see the actual close-up photos of the real airplane which is great for detailers.
The decal section that follows presents five reviews, all in 1/32 scale. The first four are by Wingnut Wings and are the following: 30011, Albatros D.V Jasta 18, 30012, Albatros D.V, The Bavarians (black & white), 30016, Albatros D.V, The Bavarians (blue & white) and finally 30015, Albatros D.V the flying circus. Artwork is presented and a list of each aircraft that can be modeled is provided. The last decal review is from HGW and is sheet 321012, WWI rib tape and stitching.
The Kitbag is the last section and has five kit reviews. In each kit reviewed the box art is shown as well as photos of the sprues, decal sheets and photoetch if any is available. In order of presentation they are Wingnut Wings 1/32 DH.9a “Ninak”, Wingnut Wings 1/32 Hansa Brandenburg W29, Wingnut Wings 1/32 RE.8 “Harry Tate”, Roden 1/48 DH4 (Dayton-Wright built) and from Blue Max the 1/48 Macchi M.5.
Windsock Worldwide has put together another mashing issue and I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their WWI modelling skills and knowledge. I would like to thank IPMS/USA and Albatross Productions, LTD for the opportunity to review this product.