Scale Aircraft Modelling – Contents Listing 2000s

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Vol.21 No.11 January 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – Eagles over the Gulf: F-15C and F-15E operations in the 1991 Gulf War; Tools & Techniques: Painting Resin Ejection Seats; Readers Write; Luscious Laura: Building the Czech Masters’ 1/72 scale Aichi E11A1; RNZAF Kiwi Corsairs – Four 1/48 scale F4U Corsairs in Kiwi markings; SAM plans: 1/72-scale drawings of the Ju 52/3mg4e; From the JG 2 Album: more exclusive World War Two photographs; The Sea Hurricane in Operation ‘Pedestal’: (2 pages colour profiles); The Wildest of Dreams? The history of the Miles M.52 (E.24/43) and building the ARBA resin kit (1/72 scale drgs with sketches); Tailpiece; Iberian Interlude – 3 First of the (Augsberg) Eagles: modelling one of the first Bf 109Bs to see action in the Spanish Civil War – in 1/72 and 1/48 scales (sketches); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed
Vol.21 No.12 February 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – The Hawaiian Operation, Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor (4 pages colour profiles); Readers Write; September Swansong: building the LTD’s 1/48 scale PZL P11c kit; SAM plans: 1/48-scale drawings of the PZL P11c and P.7a; 8th Air Force Assembly Ships Epilogue: update on original article; More from the JG 2 Album: conclusion of pictorial coverage of this famous Luftwaffe unit’s stay in France; Tailpiece; Dassault’s Mystere IVA: Photos of aircraft and building the 1/72 Graphy-Air kit; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed
Vol.22 No.1 March 2000
The In Tray Late Extra: New and Re-issued Kits listing for 2000; Unsung Heroes: Clipped, Cropped and Clapped – modelling a D-Day Spitfire Vb; Readers Write; The Hawaiian Operation Part 2 – American aircraft at Pearl Harbor (4 pages col profiles); Fairey’s Floatplane Workhorse – modelling the Fairey IIIF (sketches); SAM Plans: The Fairey IIIF Mk.IIIM (4-view drwg); Aircraft in Detail: The Israeli Air Force Story Part 3 1974-1999 (6 pages col profiles); A Surreptitious Spitfire – improving the Occidental Mk IXe kit; Resin replacement Spitfire – improving the Occidental Mk IXc kit; Events Calendar; Airline Liveries: Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (4 pages col profiles); Tailpiece; Market Place – kits, accessories, books and decals reviewed; The In Tray – new items received
Vol.22 No.2 April 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail: SFOR Helicopters in Bosnia (6 pages colour profiles); Readers Write; The 60th Anniversary of 1940 – Part 1 The Phoney War; The Phoney War Fighters building a pair of BEF Hurricanes; Fairey Battle File: photographs; SAM 1/48 scale plans of the Fairey Battle; Inside Story Fairey Swordfish Mk II – LS326 Detail photographs of the Royal Navy Historic Flights Swordfish; Stringbag on Floats: Building the Tamiya Swordfish using Model Design Construction’s floats; Portuguese Gina building the re-issued Airfix Fiat G.91 (1 page colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.3 May 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Tailpiece; Aircraft in Detail – EE (BAC) Lightning The first 50 years: Part 1 Development (8 pages colour profiles); Industria Aeronautica Romania IAR 80 Building the 1/48 scale LTD kit (1/72 scale drawings); Readers’ Write; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of the Fiat G-50bis and variants; Mail Order: Ordering modelling items through the post; Introducing RAF Camouflage Pre-war origins and subsequent development of the main RAF World War Two fighter schemes (4 pages colour profiles); Skoshi Tiger Building the Italeri/Testor’s F-5A in USAF Vietnam War colours; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed
Vol.22 No.4 June 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – MiG-25 Foxbat (4 pages colour profiles); France’s Baby Beaufighter Building Miniature’s 1/48 scale Breguet Br 693 A/B2 kit; 60th Anniversary of the Battle of France: Armee de l’Air Colours in World War Two (colour chips); Guardian of the Negev Modifying the Hasegawa 1/72 scale kit into an IDF/AF Kfir C.7 (sketches); Readers’ Write; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of a Curtiss H-75A-1 Hawk (1 page colour profiles of Curtis Hawk 75A-1 and Morane MS 406s); Tamiya’s Little and Large Mosquitos Building the 1/72 FB.VI and 1/48 scale B.IV Tamiya Mosquitos; EE (BAC) Lightning: Part 2 – Operating Units; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.5 July 2000
Aircraft in Detail – born again bomber Rockwell B-1B Lancer (2 pages colour profiles); Readers’ Write; Occasional Colours: De Havilland DH9 and 9a (2 pages colour profiles); 6Oth Anniversary of the Battle of France, superdetailing Classic Airframes’ Bloch MB152 kit (line profiles and sketches); SAM plans: 1/48-scale plans of the Bloch MB 152 series III; BOAC’s wartime Mosquitos: development and operations (2 pages colour profiles); EE BAC Lightning Part 3: A Magnificent Obsession building 11 Airfix 1/48 kits; Market Place its, accessories, books and decals reviewed by enthusiast modellers; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.6 August 2000
Aircraft in Detail – B-32 Dominator (2 pages colour profiles); Dominator: Building a B-32 by some clever cross-kitting, a bit of scratchbuilding; 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: Sqn/Ldr Tuck’s Hurricane Mk1 V6864 DT-A (1 page colour profiles); Hurricane VC Flt/Lt Nicolson’s Hurricane Mk1 P3576 GN-A (1 page colour profiles); The In Tray – review of new products; Windshear Comparative study of Airfix and Hasegawa Hurricane Mk1 kits in 1/48 scale (1 page sketches of seat and harness arrangement, cockpit interior details); SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of the MiG-25 Foxbat derivatives; Fiat’s Freccia Part 1 – Sand and Snow: 1/72 scale modelling feature, three Fiat G.50 sub-types using the Dujin Resin Conversion with the Airfix kit; Occasional Colours The Blackburn Beverley C Mk1 (2 pages colour profiles); Readers’ Write; Finger Trouble Corner: Colour profile showing corrections to 332 Sqn Spitfire illustrated in Vol. 21 No. 5.; Airline Liveries – Colourful civilian Consolidated PBY Catalinas (2 pages colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.7 September 2000
Aircraft in Detail – Aircraft of the Battle of Britain (5 pages colour profiles); 6Oth Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Defiant – by Day and Night superdetailing the Classic Airframes’ Boulton Paul Defiant in the Day Fighter scheme, and building another, almost straight from the box, in the Night Fighter scheme (1 pages 1/48 scale drgs profile, sections and panel lines); Airline Liveries: Karl-Heinz Morawietz illustrates nine Boeing 727-200 series aircraft (2 pages colour profiles); Soviet Shagbat building a 1/72 scale M-Avia MBR-2 kit; SAM plans MBR-2 1/72-scale drawings; SHAR Scoreboard Sea Harrier actions in the Falklands War; 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: Battle over Bridlington Bay 15 August 1940 a raid by Ju 88s of KG 30 (2 pages colour profiles); Fiat’s Desert Arrow Part 2 building a 1/72-scale resin MisterKit Fiat G.5Obis/AS; Readers’ Write; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.8 October 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club US Navy operations in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War, (6 pages colour profiles); The Best in the West report on the IPMS/USA Nationals held in Dallas; Occasional Colours French Sopwith 11/2 Strutters (2 pages colour profiles); SAM plans French Sopwith 11/2 Strutters 1/48 scale plans of various sub-types; De Havilland’s Elegant Albatross building the Miniatures’ 1/72 scale kit; To do battle! Building the Classic Airframes’ 1/48 scale Fairey Battle kit (3 pages colour profiles, 1 page of sketches); Readers’ Write; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.9 November 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – RAF Colours and Squadrons 2000 and 1940 (8 pages colour profiles); 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: Dornier’s Photo Recce Pencil modifying the Hobbycraft’s 1/48 Dornier Do 17P kit (1 page sketches); Photo Recce: Readers photographs of interest to aviation enthusiasts and modellers; Readers’ Write; Civil Aircraft Modelling Supplement the first of the quarterly SAM supplements, featuring Boeing’s Baby – the 737-500; Tools & Techniques: Rigging Models (1 page of sketches); First of the Barrels modifying the Tamiya F2A Buffalo into a colourful pre-war US Navy FZA-1; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of the F2A-1 and other sub-types; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.10 December 2000
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – MiG 23/27 Flogger (6 pages colour profiles); Folded Wing Photo Recce Panther building the Hasegawa 1/72 scale F9F Panther kit; Readers’ Write; Tools & Techniques various tools gadgets and ideas; Last of the line: modifying the Revell 1/72 scale Canberra B(l)8 into the photo reconnaissance PR (1/72 scale plan); KG 40’s long-range “zestorers”: Building a pair of 1/72 scale Italeri Ju 88s in KG 40’s maritime heavy fighter schemes; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of the night-fighting Sopwith Camel (2 pages colour profiles of British WW1 Night Fighters); After the Battle: photos of Bf lO9Es that didn’t get back to base in the Battle of Britain; Air War over Korea: Air War over Korea – Part One: The F9F Panther (2 pages colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.11 January 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail B-29 Superfortress in the Pacific War (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Biplane Supremacy building the Accurate Miniatures’ Grumman F3F-1 – straight from the box; SAM Plans 1/48-scale plans of the Grumman F3F-1 and F3F-2; IPMS (UK) Scale Modelworld 2000 report; Harvard Mk I using the Delta Aviation’s 1/72 scale conversion set to model one of the first Harvards to enter RAF service; Phantom Photo Feature: Photo-feature on building and superdetailing the Hasegawa 1/72 Phantom F-4B; Readers’ Write featuring some fascinating photographs from WW II; 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: The Luftwaffe Dornier D 17Z superdetailing Hobbycraft’s 1/48 scale Do 17Z; Air War over Korea Part 2: First Jet ‘kill’ Modelling the F-8OC Shooting Star that scored the first ever jet-versus-jet ‘kill’ (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.22 No.12 February 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail The Finnish Air Force – Part One: 1918 to 1939 (incl. 8 pages of colour profiles); Events Calendar; Electronic Warfare Destroyer modifying Italeri’s 1/72 scale EB-66E into an EB-66C using the Airwaves conversion set; SAM plans 1/72 scale He 177A-5 “Greif” plans plus two pages of colour profiles; Airline Liveries Colombian airline schemes for the DC-3 3 (2 pages of colour profiles); 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: The Luftwaffe Blitz Bomber creation of Kampfgruppe 100, the Luftwaffe’s premier pathfinder unit, also building a Revell Monogram He 111 1/48 scale kit used in the Blitz of 1940/41 (incl. 2 half tone profiles); Simply the Best An interview with John Alcorn IPMS (UK) Scale Modelworld 2000’s first international Senior Champion; Operation Dillinger – Part One USAAF’s mission to shoot down Admiral Yamamoto – and modelling Rex Barber’s P-38G; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Readers’ Write including Len Plog’s MiG-killing Panther, Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot identified, and the Luftwaffe’s maritime greens; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.1 March 2001
Toy and Hobby Fair 2001 New Releases for 2001; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Aircraft in Detail Sturmgruppen 1944: Bomber Destroyers (incl. 5 pages of colour profiles); Civil Aircraft Modelling-Supplement 2 – Featuring Tu-134A Airline Liveries (incl. 1 page of colour profiles); CAM Plans of the Breguet 280T 1/72 scale drawings; SAM / CAM Volume 22 Index; Photo Recce From the the RCAF ‘at home’ during World War 2; Tools & Techniques – Swinging the Lead, moulding nose weights; Simply the Best – 2 building a 1/16 scale Vought 03U-3 Corsair; Readers’ Write incl. 1 page of colour profiles; Operation Dillinger – Part Two building Yamamoto’s G4M ‘Betty’ and A6M3 ‘Zero’; Albatross D.lll 1 building Eduard’s 1/48 scale Albatross D.lll kit; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.2 April 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Aircraft in Detail: Reno Air Race 2000 – a look at the aircraft involved; Events Calendar; Photo Recce – some late 1950s / early 1960s Fleet Air Arm types; Readers’ Write – includes a ‘Restricted’ camouflage document!; ‘Barak’ – modelling the Israeli Air Force F-16D Lightning in 1/72 scale; Albatross D.V photo feature; SAM plans – 1/48 scale plans and 2 pages of colour schemes; Civil Aircraft Modelling – Do civil colours really matter; Squadron Histories No 118 (2 pages of colour profiles); A real ‘Lulu’ Part 1 converting the Monogram F-80 in to the prototype XP-80 ‘Lulubelle’ (incl 1/48 scale side profile drawing); Meacon Bomber building the Revell / Monogram 1/48 scale Do 217 as an unlucky E-3 (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); Shavrov Sh-2 building the 1/72 scale A Model limited kit; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.3 May 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Events Calendar; Aircraft in Detail The Fairchild’s C-123 (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Airline Liveries -British Charter Airline liveries, 2 pages of colour profiles; Events Calendar Worldwide model shows of interest to the modeller and aviation enthusiast; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of three Dewoitine pre-war ‘parasol’ fighters (D1, D9 and D21) from the 1920s; Breguet Br 280T reprise about this little-known pre-war airliner (incl. 172 scale plan with colour profile); Photo Recce ‘Coats of many colours’ – British aircraft in ‘foreign’ markings; Agusta’s Huey differences in the AB-204 series and building Italeri’s 1/72 scale kit; Readers’ Write; Supermarine Spectacular The history and modelling of Supermarine’s classic Spitfire and Seafire; Birth of a Star – The Lockheed P-80 the development of and how to model, the P-8OA – Part One the P-8OA and B (incl. 1/48 scale cut-away drg showing engine and interior detail); Tailpiece; Aircraft in Detail Extra: Reno 2000 3 pages of colour profiles
Vol.23 No.4 June 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Aircraft in Detail – Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight 40-year service of Boeing Vertol’s twin turbine helicopter (8 pages of colour profiles); Agusta’s Huey – a postscript, (incl. 1/72 scale plans); SAM plans Dewoitine ‘parasol’ fighters D27 and D373/376 Part 2 1/48 scale drawings; Birth of a Star – Part Two Star Formation – modelling the ‘Project Comet’ P-80A using the Fox 3 Studio conversion set (incl. sketches of nosewheel, main undercarriage and fuselage profile); Photo Recce More post-war Fleet Air Arm photos; Richthofen’s Circus modelling thirteen 1/72 scale aircraft from Manfred von Richthofen’s Jagdgeschwader 1, circa 1917 / l8; Israeli Air Force photo feature photographs of the Israeli Air force Part 2 1967 to 2001 (incl. 1 page of colour profiles); Events Calendar; Readers’ Write Typhoons, Phantoms, Dorniers, DH Sea Hornets and display cabinets are amongst the topics in this month’s readers’ forum; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.5 July 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain: The Luftwaffe’s first Jabos, description of the Luftwaffe’s first fighter bomber units and modelling a pair of 1/48 scale Bf 109Es using the SAM Shop resin bomb racks and bombs (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); Aircraft in Detail – The Eternal Guardians – Second generation Lockheed-Martin U-2 (incl. 5 pages of colour profiles); SAM Plans Lockheed U-2C and variants 1/48 scale drawings; Civil Aircraft Modelling – Far away places with strange sounding names; Photo Recce – Early Days for Uncle Sam A selection of photographs of the early days of USAAF involvement in World War Two; Inside Story: A remarkable survivor – Sea Vixen XP924; Irish Annie, modifying the Airfix Anson to an Irish Air Corps Mk19; Combat Colours – Condor Killer Grumman Martlet Mk1 (incl. 1/72 scale colour profile); Tools and Techniques building the AJP brass-etch Bleriot Xl using some alternative techniques; Readers’ Write this month’s letters include Russian Hurricanes, 604 Sqn Blenheim night fighters, Lightning Augmentation Flight, Agusta 204 postscript and Court Line BAC 1-11 colours identified; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.6 August 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – British Aerospace Hawk Part One: First generation Hawks in RAF service (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; A Dragon in the sun – modelling the 1/72 scale Minicraft Lockheed U-2D kit’; Readers’ Write; Civil Aircraft Modelling – the DC-9/MD-80 series building the Minicraft 1:144 scale MD 80 kit; (incl. 3 pages of colour profiles); Memories of the 86th Fighter Group Merle C Olmsted describes, in words and unique photographs, his time as a Crew Chief with the 86th FG in post-war Germany – 1948 / 49; SAM plans Yak-lb in 1/48 scale; Yaks galore! Part One: Modelling the wartime series of Yak fighters in 1/48 scale. (8 pages of colour profiles); Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.7 September 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – North American F-86D Sabre Dog (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Readers’ Write includes, Martlet colour scheme corrections, Thai C-123 Provider details, D-Day Spitfire and Seafire spotters; Kittyhawks and Mustangs ‘down-under’; U-2 tail art and Irish Anson information; Airliner Liveries some colourful liveries worn by the Douglas DC-6 (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of the F-86D and its Sabre Dog sub-types; Yikes! Three Shrikes – Part One: The USAAC’s in-line engined Curtiss A-8 Shrike building a pair of 1/72 scale Curtiss Shrikes from three cottage industry kits; Combat Colours – Part 2 French Spitfires from the UK (1 page of colour profiles); Occupation Colours photographs, of USAF fighters based in Germany in the immediate post-war period; Colour Conundrum ‘2 TAF Olive Green’- looks at the ‘mysterious’ colour schemes applied to some RAF Mitchells and Bostons in 1944 / 45; Yaks Galore! Part One: The Yak-9T modelling the 1/48 scale 1CM kit in authentic VVS colour scheme pattern; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.8 October 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide and Dominie (6 pages of colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Yaks Galore! Part 2 The Yak-3 – building the 1/48 scale Eduard Yak-3 kit, using the NeOmega resin detail set; Photo Recce – photographs of Fleet Air Arm Types from the 1950s; SAM plans – three pages of 1/48 scale plans of the de Havilland OH 89 Dragon Rapide; Readers’ Write Your chance to respond to previous articles in SAM or simply air your views about aviation-related topics – which this month includes: Richthofens’s Fokker Triplanes, Display cabinet suggestions, Albatross D.V details, Italian AB 204 colours and more on RAF Harvard Mk I wing leading edge slats; Wild Weasels Part 1 – Defence Suppression aircraft from 1965 to 1996 – Part 1: The EF-lOOF Super Sabre and modelling a Vietnam War EF-lOOF in 1/72 scale; Yikes! Three Shrikes – Part 2 – 1/72 scale modelling feature using the ‘left over’ parts from the three cottage industry kits to build – The USAAC’s radial engined Curtiss A-12 Shrike; Conventional Behaviour report on the July 2001 IPMS / USA National Convention in Chicago; Tools & Techniques – You could almost strap it on, methods used to fit resin cockpit interiors, ‘step by step’; Tailpiece; Combat Colours – 3 describes an incident in the 1956 Suez Campaign, with colour profile Jon Freeman illustrates the Royal Navy Sea Venom FAW 21 involved
Vol.23 No.9 November 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – First generation Export Hawks Part 2 (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Readers’ Write includes: Black Luftwaffe numerals; RAF Washington colours; Olive Green responses; more on the D.Va, and Yugoslav F-86D Sabre Dogs; Wild Weasels Part 2 the Republic F-105 Thunderchief modelling the USAF’s Wild Weasel Defence Suppression aircraft from 1965 to 1996 in 1/72 scale; Combat Colours – Hurricane resin conversion set offer 1/72 resin parts for the Airfix and Revell Hurricane kits – to match the colour art in the recent ‘Hawker Hurricane’ Combat Colour book; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of the BE 2 includes one page of colour profiles; Colour Conundrum Shades of Olive Drab a history of this elusive camouflage colour and its uses; Wirraway – comparison of the High Planes and MPM 1/72 scale kits; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Yaks Galore! Part 3 – 1/48 scale modelling feature, building the first of the Yak-9s – aka Yak-7D1 – using the ICM kit; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.10 December 2001
The In Tray – review of new products; IPMS(UK) Scale Modelworld 2001 – report; Aircraft in Detail – The Czech designed Aero L-39 Albatross family (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Colour Conundrum – The Hawaiian Operation the controversy of the colour schemes worn by Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft at Pearl Harbour; Hasegawa’s ‘Tora’ Trio – finishing three of Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale kits; Readers’ Write includes: 45 Sqn Hornet colours, F-86K dimensions, Olive Drab replies and Italian-based RAF Boston IV photographs; SAM plans five pages of 1/48 scale plans of the Aero L-39 Albatross; Wild Weasels Part 3 The EF-4C Phantom II – The USAF’s Wild Weasel Defence Suppression aircraft from 1965 to 1996 modelling an ANG EF-4C in 1/72 scale; Fleet Air Arm Wildcat modifying the Tamiya 1/48 scale F4F-4 in to an FAA Wildcat Mk IV; Photo Recce – The Bamboo Curtain, photographs with a Far Eastern flavour; Tailpiece; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; New wings for the RAF Step-by-step instructions for the specially commissioned 1/72 scale Spitfire Mk 21 resin conversion set and decal sheet
Vol.23 No.11 January 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Questions and Answers – Answering readers modelling related questions; Aircraft in Detail – The RAF’s second generation Harriers the development and squadron service of the RAFs BAe Harrier GR. 5, 7 and 9 and T.1O fleet (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Colour Conundrum – Merlin engined Seafire Colours – colour schemes of some wartime Seafires (incl. one page of colour profiles); Readers’ Write includes: Avro Lincoln archive photographs, more about that Hasegawa Spitfire IX, F-lOOF ‘Wild Weasel’ corrections, Dragon Rapide and Dominie details and Sea Hurricane colours; Civil Aircraft Modelling – BAC Super One airline liveries (incl. 4 pages of colour profiles); Austrian Eagles: Austrian Air Force aircraft types used in the Great War, includes rare b&w archive photos (incl. 10 colour profiles); Israel’s first Scooter – converting Fujimi’s 1/72 scale A-4E Skyhawk in to an IAF A-4H; Combat Colours – Sharp’s Buffalo the brief but heroic story of a young New Zealand Buffalo pilot, accompanied by an archive photograph of his aeroplane, (incl. full colour four-view ); Heavy Metal Wings a look at some of the Corgi white metal range of scale model aircraft; Pearl Harbor Defender – 6Oth Anniversary feature modelling an Hawaiian-based USAAF P-40C; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.23 No.12 February 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; News & Views – Questions and Answers; Aircraft in Detail – International Festival of the Sea 2001 – coverage of last summer’s Festival of the Sea – text photos and colour (incl. 5 pages of colour profiles); Early Hunters covering the ‘small bore’ Avon / Sapphire Marks including some rare archive photographs; (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); Modelling the Hunter F.1, 2, 4 and 5 in 1/72 scale; Caudron G.lll building the AJ P’s 1/48 scale etched brass kit; SAM Plans Caudron G.III 1/48 scale 4-view drawings; Readers’ Write includes: A veteran Sturmgruppe survivor’s reminiscences; Battle of Britain Braun; No 3 Squadron’s 90th birthday and Malta Spitfire camouflage; Colour Conundrum – Olive Drab – the final words?; Tiger Meet 2001 photo report on NATO Tiger Meet 2001, held at Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium in June 2001; Taming the Beast creating a 1/72 scale projected Luftwaffe jet Night Fighter / Intruder; Civil Photo Recce some fascinating photos of civil aircraft he took in the 1950s and 60s; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.24 No.1 March 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; News & Views; Questions and Answers; Aircraft in Detail – Spitfire at Sea (Part 1) the development of the major Merlin-engined Seafire and variants (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Folding Wing Seafires modifying a Tamiya 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk Vb in to a Seafire Ill with folded wings, using the Airwaves resin conversion set, Modifying a pair Hasegawa 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk Vbs converting them in to a Seafire Mk II and Seafire Ill using the Model Design Construction resin conversion sets; Improving the Image- modelling feature where older kits are taken down from the loft and brought up to current day standards. Improving the 1/72 scale Frog/Novo DH Hornet F3 and modifying it in to the F Mk 1; Colour Conundrum – Speculative Spitfires some experimental schemes applied to Spitfires that could have become standard; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans for Merlin-engined Seafires and the Bristol M1c; Index for Volume 23; Blue Max’s Bullet building the Blue Max 1:45 scale limited-run, injection-moulded/white metal Bristol M1c kit; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Readers’ Write includes: Greek Air Force Hurricane markings; Hampden nose artwork identified; the Golden Age of Modelling; Malta Spitfire schemes; Finnish Hawks and Super glue; Tailpiece; Airfix’s 1/24 scale Spitfire Mk Vb kit review
Vol.24 No.2 April 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Readers Write includes: L-39 Albatros corrections; more Seafire information and colours; and Maverick-armed Harrier GR.7s; Aircraft in Detail – BAe Hawk Part 3 – the development of the second and third generation versions (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of the twin seat BAe Hawk 100 and single seat BAe Hawk 200 sub-types; Colour Conundrum – The Photographic Reconnaissance (Low Flying) Scheme; The In Tray – review of new products; Extra – the new kit list for 2002; Tailpiece; ZELL Starfighter modelling a Zero Length Launch F-104 Starfighter in 1/72 scale; Realising the dream – the Bell X-1 the Eduard’s 1:45 scale Bell X-1; Improving the Image – 100 Group Stirling detailing the 1/72 scale Airfix kit using Paragon resin conversion parts; Classic Class building the 1:45 scale Lockheed Hudson (incl. 4 pages of colour profiles); Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed
Vol.24 No.3 May 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – RAAF Bostons in the Pacific “it was no tea party” the story of No 22 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, and its well used A 20 Bostons (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); City of London – Vickers Vimy Commercial building the Maquette’s 1/72 scale Vickers Vimy Commercial kit – with some additional improvements (incl. sketches); Civil Aircraft Modelling: RetroStar – Lockheed’s L-1011 TriStar (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Improving the Image improving KP’s 1/72 scale Letov S.328; SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of the Letov S.328; Events Calendar; Classic Class – Bristol Blenheim Classic Airframes’ 1/48 scale Bristol Blenheim Mk 1 and IV (incl. 7 pages of colour profiles); In-Depth Review the Grand Phoenix 1/48 scale Fairey Firefly Mk I; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Readers’ Write; includes: a photographer’s explanation of Olive Drab; Model Shop views; RAPs Italian Theatre colours; Special Norwegian Campaign Scheme, and current Harrier markings; Tailpiece
Vol.24 No.4 June 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – Avro Vulcan Part 1 – the story of the development of the Avro Vulcan (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); 20th Anniversary of the Falklands War Part 1 – Mirages over the Malvinas Modelling a 1/48 scale Mirage IIIEA and IAI Dagger of the Fuerza Aerea Argentina (FAeA) (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); Readers’ Write; includes: Hunter details, Bell X-1, colours; and Lockheed Hudson observations; Classic Class – Superior Shagbat building the Classic Airframes’ 1/48 scale Supermarine Walrus; SAM plans 1/48 scale plans of the Supermarine Walrus (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Events Calendar; Photo Recce – Out of Africa photographs of African Air Forces from 1915 to the early 1960s; Civil Aircraft Modelling: HP Jetstreams two pages of HP Jetstream in ‘foreign’ liveries; In-depth Review – An Eastern Badger building Trumpeter’s 1/72 scale Tu-16; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; improving the image Continuing improving Heller’s 1/72 scale Bloch 174 (incl. 1/72 scale sketches of engine nacelle, wing and nose profile); Tailpiece
Vol.24 No.5 July 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – The Falklands Air War description of the actions of April/May/June 1982 (incl. 7 pages of colour profiles); Fuerza Aerea Argentina Skyhawks building a Hobby Craft A-4B and a Hasegawa A-4C in 1/48 scale; SAM plans the Fuerza Aerea Argentina Skyhawks 1/48 scale plans of the A-4B and C; Improving the Image – Italeri’s Super Etendard some useful corrections for the Italeri 1/72 scale Super Etendard finished in Comando Aviacion Naval Argentina markings; Armada Mud Movers building a pair of Comando Aviacion Naval Argentina’s lesser-known attack aircraft in 1/48 scale – the Frems injection-moulded Aermacchi MB-339 and Sky Models’ resin T-34C Turbo Mentor; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Readers’ Write; Photo Recce World War Two miscellany – more b&w photographs; Humphrey the Wessex building Revell’s 1/72 scale Westland Wessex HAS Mk 3, as HMS Antrim’s famous Falklands War ‘Humphrey’ XP142 of No 737 Sqn; Events Calendar; Tailpiece
Vol.24 No.6 August 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail BAe Sea Harrier FRS 1 and FA.2 the development history and operational record of Britain’s V/STOL shipboard strike fighter (incl. 8 pages of colour profiles); SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of the Sea Harrier FRS.1; La Meuerta Negra building a selection of various manufacturers’ Sea Harrier FRS.1s in 1/72 and 1/48 scales; Events Calendar; Civil Aircraft Modelling – Born in the UK the BAC One-Eleven in some very American liveries (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Readers’ Write including: Sea Hurricane and Seafire colours and markings; really the final words on Olive Drab(l); the colour of Sky; RNZAF Buffalo camouflage patterns and markings; and Special Duties Lysander; Boeing YB-40 – the US 8th AFs Mighty Gun Ship two very different approaches to producing the US 8th Air Force’s YB-40 – using the Academy and Hasegawa 1/72 scale kits; Dornier Foursome a simple part swapping exercise that results in the perfect conversion project; In Depth Review – The First Swallow of Summer first impressions of Tamiya’s 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a kit; Tailpiece; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed
Vol.24 No.7 September 2002
Aircraft in Detail: The RAAFs Sub Hunters
Vol.24 No.8 October 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail: Westland Lynx – the development, service histories and variety of sub-types (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Back from the Beach – Report on the 2002 IPMS / USA National convention; Readers’ Write includes: Douglas 8A-1 corrections, 2 TAF Hunter details, Vulcan markings, Dutch Navy DB-7s, Malta Spitfire colours and Sea Harrier FA.2 squadron markings; Events Calendar; Syrian Fresco building the DML 1/72 scale MiG-17 Fresco C in Syrian AF colours and markings; Photo Recce – Photographs of some familiar aircraft in not so familiar markings; Folding the Fairey Barracuda building an MPM 1/72 scale Barracuda, with folding wings using the Airwaves resin and brass wing fold set.; SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of the Fairey Barracuda; Inside Story photographs of a Czech AF MiG 21MF; White Star Rising ‘Operation Jubilee’ details of a very specific USAAF Spitfire, and some interesting details for modelling control surfaces; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Tailpiece
Vol.24 No.9 November 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; Aircraft in Detail – The Fw 190 Part 1, the development, variety of sub-types and brief service histories of the Fw 190A series, (incl. 7 pages of colour profiles); Civil Aircraft Modelling the Boeing 777 (incl. 7 pages of colour profiles); Modelling Master Class A super detailing the 1/72 scale Airfix Lynx – finished in Danish Navy colours and markings; Early Butcher Bird! modelling the first production Fw 190A-1 sub-type, using the Tamiya 1/48 scale Fw 190A-3 and Airwaves resin cowling; SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of all the Fw 19OA series sub-types; Readers’ Write includes: the true shade of RLM 76 Lichtblau; the dangers of interpreting b&w photographs; and Battle of Britain Bf109E ‘down under’; Events Calendar; Tailpiece; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed
Vol.24 No.10 December 2002
The In Tray – review of new products; SAMs BASICS modelling suggestions and techniques; Aircraft in Detail – RAF Buccaneers the Buccaneer in RAF service (incl. 6 pages of colour profiles); Focke Wulf Fw 190A series Kit and Accessory List; RAF Buccaneer 1/72 scale Resin ‘Upgrade’ and ‘Gulf War Fit sets; Malta’s Clandestine Frenchmen building th Azur’s 1/48 scale Latecoere 298B in some very non-standard markings; Yanks in the RAF 1940-42 (incl. 2 pages of colour profiles); SAM plans 1/72 scale plans of the 1930s vintage Breguet 27; Improving the Image some corrections for the 1/72 scale Azur Breguet 27 kit (incl. colour profiles); Combat Colours – A Brief Encounter the story of a combat during the Battle of Britain between a pair of unlikely adversaries incl. colour profile of Blackburn Roc and Heinkel He 59; Inside Story – Dassault Mirage F.1C/CR close-up photographs of several Armee de l’Air examples; Camouflage and Markings for the Hunter Marks 1 to 5: 1954 to 1957 the development of early Hunter camouflage and markings (incl. 3 pages of colour profiles); Modelling the Hunter Mks 1 to 5; Market Place: New kits, accessories and decals reviewed; Photo Recce – In their True Colours some immediate post-war Fleet Air Arm classics – in colour; Readers Write; Tailpiece
Vol.24 No.11 January 2003
The In Tray – new items received; Preview Time: AMtech’s Curtiss P-40F/L by Steve Eisenman; Aircraft in Detail: RAAF B-24s in the South West Pacific by Glenn Sands (3 pages col profile drwgs); SAMs Basics No.2 Getting to grips with modelling knives by Paul Lloyd; NATO Tiger Meet 2002 and Exercise Daring Eagle 02-02 – Mark Attrill reports on the aircraft seen at last summer’s NATO Tiger meet at Beja AB in southern Portugal (1 page col profiles + 4 pages col photos); In Depth Review: Blitz! – David Batt looks at Hasegawa’s recent 1:48 scale Arado Ar 234 Blitz; Focke Wulf faux pas – corrections to feature in Vol 24/9; Merlin-Engined Wimpey – Tony O’Toole modifies the new 1:72 scale MPM Wellington Mk Ic with resin Merlin engines; SAM Plans: Wellington Mk II by Peter Green (3 pages of 1:72 scale 4-view drwg); Colour Conundrum: Avro Lincoln Spinner Colours – David Howley considers the spinner colours used on Avro Lincolns in RAF service (1 page col profiles); Churchill’s Clipper – Simon Lind builds the Combat Models 1:72 scale vacform Boeing 314 in historic BOAC markings; Aircraft in Detail: RAAF Beaufighters in World War Two by Glenn Sands (4 pages col profile drwgs); Readers’ Write; Events Calendar; References – new books reviewed; Tailpiece by Mike McEvoy; Marketplace – new kits reviewed; Decals reviewed by Neil Robinson
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Vol.25 No.3 May 2003
Aircraft in Profile – Sepecat/BAe Jaguar Pt.1; SAM Plans – 1:72 Nieuport Triplane; SAM Basics – The Clothes’ Peg; Converting Tamiya’s 1:48 Fw 190A-8 to a Fw 190A-6; 60th Anniversary of the Dambusters Raid; 1918 Colours – Pt.3 Regia Aeronautica; Converting the Italeri Do 217N-1 to a Do 217N-2; Operation Telic
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Vol.25 No.9 November 2003
Aircraft in Profile – Curtiss P-36 and P-40; Tiger Meet 2003 photo feature; RCAF, RAF and FAA aircraft in the 1940s; Building a 1:72 Valiant B.2; Sikorsky S-61 and H-3 colour profiles; SAM Plans – 1:48 Curtiss F6C-4; Trumpeter 1:32 A-10A; Roden 1:48 Sea Gladiator (interim)
Vol.25 No.10 December 2003
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Aircraft in Profile – Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior; Modelling the Bereznyak-Isayev B1; New Images of Battle of Britain Bf 109s; Building a SAAF HS.125 from Airfix and Matchbox kits; Building the Fairey Firefly I in 1:72 and 1:48 scales; SAM Plans – Curtiss F7C-1 Seahawk; Inside Story – Luftwaffe MiG-29; Building an Iraqi Su-22M in 1:144 scale; Hobbycraft’s 1:48 A-4E
Vol.26 No.1 March 2004
Aircraft in Profile – RAF Combat Operations 1991-2003; Ju 88G-10 Mistel conversion; CAMS 37 1:32 plans; Fieseler Fi 156 Storch; Building the Falcon Industries 1:48 vacuform Supermarine Swift Pt.1; Building a folded 1:72 Fairey Fulmar; Building Pavia’s resin Miles Master
Vol.26 No.2 April 2004
Aircraft in Profile – Bereznyak-Isayev B1; Sabre Mk.6; RAF Operations 1938-2003; Wild Weasel Tornado F.3; Finishing Hasegawa’s ‘Dora-9’; Dewoitine D.520 1:48 plans; Building the Falcon Industries 1:48 vacuform Supermarine Swift Pt.2; Lockheed F-104S/ASA-M in close up
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Vol.26 No.6 August 2004
Aircraft in Profile – Early RAF Aerobatic Teams; Inside Story – South Africa SA.330H Puma; Israeli Spitfire IXe versus Egyptian Macchi MC.205V; RAF Harriers in Romania and Norway; Building Contrail’s vacform 1:72 Staaken R.VI 31/16; Zveno-6 – TB-3/M7 and I-16 Type 5 combination; Armstrong-Whitworth FK.8 1:48 plans; Building the Special Hobby 1:48 Barracuda
Vol.26 No.7 September 2004
Dewoitine D.520 hist; Spit IXe of Israel AF 1/72; BAC TSR.2 1/48 Dynavector vform; Showa L2D Tabby conv from Italeri DC-4; Lavochkin La-7, La-9, La-11 hist; MBDA Storm Shadow (air launched cruise missile) 3v; Hawker Hunter GA. 11 conv 1/72 Airfix; Aircraft flown in Operation Market Garden
Vol.26 No.8 October 2004
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Vol.26 No.9 November 2004
Aircraft in Profile – RAF Aerobatic Teams since 1960; Denavalised Seafires & two-seat Spitfires; British interwar naval aircraft; Building Contrail’s vacform 1:72 Latecoere 631; Lavochkin La-9 and La-11; Superdetailing Italaeri’s AH-1W
Vol.26 No.10 December 2004
Aircraft in Profile – Fokker Dr.1; RAF Aerobatic Teams since 1960 pt.2; Eduard’s Mirage III; Bristol F.2B Fighter 1:48 plans; Improving the Airfix MiG-15; Completing the Italeri 1:72 DC-3 as the XC-47C floatplane; Inside Story – Lockheed SR-71
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Vol.27 No.4 June 2005
The In Tray – T. E. Bell, Paul E. Eden, Ernie Lee and Mike McEvoy; Aircraft in Profile: Dassault Mirage F1 – Mark Attrill; Royal Air Force update; World War II: The final year: Channel Island liberators Part 2 – Tony O’Toole builds three of the No. 442 Sqn, RCAF, Mustangs that provided air cover for Operation Nest Egg, the liberation of the Channel Islands; Events Calendar; Occasional Colours – World War II: The final year (RAF support aircraft from the final year of World War II); The seaplane Spitfire story: Part 3 – Vasko Barbic provides scale drawings of a rare Spitfire variant; Occasional Colours: Morane miscellany – Peter Green provides colour profiles of the key operational Morane types of World War I; World War II: The final year: Type Evolution: Supermarine Spitfire – Ray Howlett; Occasional Colours: Fiat G.50 Mark Rolfe provides colour profiles and scale plans of the Fiat G.50; Look at the ‘Bear’, look at the ‘Bear’! – Keith Peckover approaches Trumpeter’s Tu-95; Occasional Colours – World War II: The final year (Mark Rolfe illustrates Luftwaffe bomber and maritime aircraft from the final year of World War II); Market Place – reviews; Tailpiece – Mike McEvoy
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