Windsock Worldwide Vol.29, No.3

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Softcover, 36 pages (including covers), modeling articles, period photos, technical drawings, book reviews
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Vol.29, No.3
Provided by: Windsock Datafiles - Website: Visit Site
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Albatros Productions publications, particularly their Winsdsock Worldwide and Datafiles, are indispensable reference materials for any serious modeler of World War One aircraft, and also for anyone with a deep interest in the history of aviation history.

The May/June 2013 (Vol.29, No.3) issue is their latest release of the Windsock Datafile line. The magazine consists of thirty-four pages (including covers) in medium thickness glossy paper. Other than the back cover and inside back cover, there is no advertising. The rest is all wonderful content. Production quality is excellent.

The cover shows pictures that hints towards the content inside; TVAL’s beautiful new Albatros D.II, a screen shot from the flight simulator Rise of Flight, an image of a 1/24 LVG C.VI, and a newly released resin figure.

Contents include:

  • Readers’ Gallery: Pictures of a Wingnut Wings Pfalz D.XII and a Karaya Martinsyde F.4
  • Frontline News: Table of Contents and other info about the issue
  • Logbook Entries: Book reviews for WWI books.
  • Latest TVAL (The Vintage Aviator Ltd., Peter Jackson’s full-size replicas) Reproductions
  • Master Modelling Class: Finishes Part 1 (including painting lozenge)
  • Rise of Flight: Review of the popular computer WW1 Flight Sim
  • Great War Paint: Short 184
  • Sweden’s sole military Fokker D.VIIF
  • Editor’s Showcase: 1/24 scale LVG C.VI
  • Rara Avis: 1915 Hewlett & Blondeau Bomber
  • Kitbag: Kit Review: Planet Models 1/32 Ponnier M.1
  • Accessories Reviews: SPIN Model 1/48 Nieuport 10 Triplane conversion, HGW releases, Steve Robson’s spoked wheels, RB Productions Fokker D.VII radiators
  • Figuratively Speaking: 1/32 Scale Figure Reviews: Wings Cockpit Figures, Kellerkind Miniaturen, ModelKasten, and Manta Figurines
  • Decal Reviews: WnW Fighting Fokkers 5 (Fokker D.VIIF) and Wood & Wire Richthofen’s D.V (1/32, 1/48, 1/72)

Albatros demonstrates again that they are the masters in uncovering fresh information for this genre.

Pros: Interesting and relevant content; high quality production
Cons: None

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Albatros Productions and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this fascinating publication.

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