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Scale Models Warplane Special (May 1982)
BE2/12 Series – described by R L Rimell (2 pages BE.2c scale drwgs + 1 page tone profiles); Fokker Dr.I Triplane – described by P S Leaman (1/2 page 1/72nd scale drwg + 2 page cutaway drwg + 1 page 1/48th scale drwg); Sopwith F1 Camel – by R L Rimell (1 page scale drwgs + 2 page cutaway drwg); Handley Page Heyford – described by B Robertson (1 page tone profiles + 2 page cutaway drwg); Fairey Fulmar – by I D Huntley and Brian Taylor (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page tone profiles); Colour drwgs: Hawker Sea Fury (1 page), BE2c cutaway (1 page), Sopwith F1 Camel (1 page), Fokker Dr.I Triplane (1 page), Convair Privateer (1 page), Messerchmitt Bf 109G (1 page), Grumman Hellcat (1 page), Handley Page Victor (1 page); Yugoslavian Bf 109 Gustavs – by D Brasnovic; Grumman F6F Hellcat – by B Robertson (2 page scale drwgs); Convair Privateer – PB4Y-2 described by G Mangion (1 page scale drwgs); Hawker Sea Fury – by B Robertson (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page cutaway + cockpit drwg); Handley Page Victor – by B Robertson (1 page scale drwgs); General Dynamics F-16 – described by T Lynch (2 page cutaway drwg + 2 pages tone drwgs + 1 page col photos)
 
Vol.11 No.124 January 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.10 Albatros C.X (1 page scale drwgs); Entex Lusitania Part 4 – kit review by Ray Rimell (sketches); MiG-23S ‘Flogger’ – Hasegawa kit review by G M Walton & Mike Gould (2 pages scale drwgs); Scale Colour Supplement 1: Airbrushes and Spray Equipment – by Ian Peacock; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 1: The B-24 Liberator: Background and internal detail – by Martin Streetly (1 cutaway diagram); Auto: Saudia Williams FW07 – by Roger Taylor (3 pages drwgs); Battle of Britain No.5 Gladiator II by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (no drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.125 February 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Inview – forthcoming kit releases; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Art on the Nose – handpainting aircraft nose art by Geoff Prentice; Model Transport News No.5 Winter 1980 – by Iain Hines; Battle of Britain No.6 Ju 87 Stuka by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 detail drwg, 1 page col drwgs); Aerocolour 4 (sic): MiG-23S (col photo); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 2: The B-24 Liberator: External detail and finish – by Martin Streetly (7 tone profiles + sketches); Auto: Ferrari 312 T4 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Today’s Jet… Is Tomorrow’s Antique – researching F9F Panther colours by Bill Hannan; Warneford VC – Fleet Air Arm Remembers WW1 Air Hero; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.126 March 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; IPMS The 1979 National Championships; Battle of Britain No.7 Blenheim Mk.IV by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (3-view scale drwg, 1 page cutaway); Auto: The $200,000 Fire Engine – The World’s Oldest Motorised Fire-Fighter – by Steven Parker and David Gooley; Blenheim IV and Beaufighter IF col drwgs (2 pages); Red Arrows Hawk (tone 2-view drwg); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.11 Albatros C.XII (1 page scale drwgs); Auto: Ferrari GTO – by Etienne Becker (2 pages drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 3: The B-17 Fortress: Background and internal detail – by Martin Streetly (internal details drwg); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.127 April 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Toy Fair News – Forthcoming kit releases; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 4: The B-17 Fortress: External detail – by Martin Streetly (5 figures); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Hawker Nimrod Part 1 by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs + cockpit details); Battle of Britain Luftwaffe Structure and Markings by Neil Robinson (15 tone profiles + markings details); Auto: The Lancia D50s – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); 49th Model Engineer Exhibition – model photos; Warpaint 8: Grumman Tracker – by Godfrey Mangion (1 page col drwgs); Model Transport News No.6 Spring 1980 – by Iain Hines; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.128 May 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; ‘Charcoal Lizard’ Thunderbolts – Visit to the 81st TFW by Nigel P Sharp (4-view tone drwg); Battle of Britain No.8 Bf 110C-4 by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page col drwgs); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Warpaint 9: SPADs on the Western Front – by Neil Robinson (9 tone profiles); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.12 Albatros C.XV (1 page scale drwgs); Marine: Hipper Class Cruisers – Kevin Holmes converts the Airfix 1:1200 Prinz Eugen (1 page drwgs & sketches); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 5: The B-17 Fortress: External Finish – by Martin Streetly (6 tone drwgs); Auto: Parmalat Brabham BT48 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Model Transport News: Toy Fair News by Iain Hines, Space Vehicles by Mat Irvine; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.129 June 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Warpaint 10: SPADs on the Western Front Part 2 – by Neil Robinson (2 tone profiles); The Hawker Nimrod Part 2 by Harry Woodman (2 tone drwgs + detail drwgs); Defiant Data (3 pages scale drwgs, 1 page cutaway drwg); Battle of Britain No.9 Defiant Mk.I by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (3 tone profiles); Auto: 1938 Mercedes Benz W154 – by Roger Taylor (1 pages drwgs); Marine: Hipper Class Cruisers – Kevin Holmes converts the Airfix 1:1200 Prinz Eugen Part 2 (2 drwgs); Hasegawa’s 1/32nd F-5E – kit review by Geoff Prentice and Walt Camplin; The Buzz of Hornets – 1/32nd Hasegawa F/A-18 kit review by Joe Saki; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 6: The Handley Page Halifax: Background – by Martin Streetly; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aerocolour 6: F-18 Hornet (col photo)
Vol.11 No.130 July 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; The Buzz of Hornets – F/A-18 kits reviewed Part 2 by Joe Saki; Auto: Tamiya Alpine Renault – simple conversions by Steve Archibald (3 pages drwgs & sketches); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.13 Albatros J.I (1 page scale drwgs); Black Widow – P-61 described by Martin Streetly and Brian Taylor (2 page scale drwgs, 2 tone profiles); Battle of Britain No.10 Ju 88A-1 by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (no drwgs); Dennis F12 Fire Engine – Highway Models kit review by David Jane; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 7: The Handley Page Halifax: Internal and External detail – by Martin Streetly (5 figures + internal details drwg); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Alpine Renault (col photos)
Vol.11 No.131 August 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Battle of Britain No.11 Hurricane Mk.I by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (no drwgs); The Safety Aspect – spray painting by Ian Peacock; Superscale Hurricane – 1/16th scale scratchbuilt model by Dave Williams; Hurricane Mk.I (2 pages col drwgs); Autocolour 1: Saudia Williams FW07 (col photo); Model Aircraft in Super Detail – super detailing guide by K P M Blosen; Anatomy of a Warplane Part 1: Hawker Hurricanes – by A L Bentley (2 page scale drwgs + cutaway drwg); Auto: Tamiya Alpine Renault Part 2 – simple conversions by Steve Archibald (2 pages drwgs & sketches); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 8: The Handley Page Halifax: Colours and Markings – by Martin Streetly (6 tone profiles); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.132 September 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Battle of Britain No.12 Do 17Z by Ray Rimell and Neil Robinson (1 page cutaway, 1 page col drwgs); Albatros Two-seaters of World War I No.14 Albatros J.II (1 page scale drwgs); F-105G ‘Wild Weasel’ – Nova Models vac-form conversion by Geoff Prentice; Casting In Resin – techniques by Peter Cooke; Auto: A Better Kind of Beta – Lancia Beta Monte Carlo by Roger Taylor (1 pages drwgs); Anatomy of a Warplane Part 2: Hawker Hurricane – by A L Bentley (1 page scale drwgs); Aerocolour 7: HS Sea Harrier (col photo); Omega To Alpha – The Sea Harriers at RNAS Yeovilton; The Plastics Empires Strike back – latest sci-fi kit releases by Mat Irvine; Vacforms: ‘Tired Dude’ – Airmodel Sikorsky H-37 by Vic Carter; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 9: The Short Stirling and Vickers Wellington: Background – by Martin Streetly (1 figure); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.133 October 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Pfalz D.III – ‘Warplanes’ vacform kit review; Hawker Fury Mk.I – Airfix kit reviewed; DH.82A Tiger Moth – Fred Turner superdetails the ‘Matchbox’ kit (detail sketches and photos, 1 page cutaway drwg); DH.89 Rapide – a survey of available and unavailable kits (1 page scale drwgs, 1 page detail photos); Handley Page Heyford – ‘Matchbox’ kit reviewed (cockpit internal details drwg); Rigging Biplanes; Model Transport News No.6 Summer 1980 – by Iain Hines; Anatomy of a Warplane Part 3: Hawker Hurricane – by A L Bentley (1 page scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Autocolour 2: Ligier JS11 (col photo)
Vol.11 No.134 November 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Heller’s Great Victory – Geoff Mills builds the Heller/Humbrol kit, Independent Assessment from J A Tilley; Henry Farré – War Artist – Harry Woodman appraises the man and his work (French WW1 aviation artist); Caudron C.450 – 1/32nd Williams’ Brothers kit reviewed (2 detail drwgs); Nieuport Classics: 1912 Nieuport Monoplane – by Ian R Stair (1 page scale drwgs); New To You? Special: Wither Nitto? – a vanishing range of airliner kits by Ian Peacock; Dassault’s Deadly F.1 – Mirage F.1 kits by David Jane and Jean Pierre Ldesprez; Ligier JS11/15 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Curtiss Hawk – in French service by David E Jane (1 page col drwgs); French Camouflage Colours – WW2 French Air Force colours and markings by Jean Pierre Ldesprez; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.11 No.135 December 1980
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Ballerina – LDM’s 1/48th scale Cosmic Wind reviewed (detail photos); Tamiya’s Sand Scorcher – kit review; Monogram’s Handsome ‘Hun’ – F-100 kit review by Geoff Prentice; Aston Martin DBR1/300 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Miles Falcon VI – described by Guy Thomas (1 page scale drwgs); Aerocolour 8: Mirage 2000 (col photo); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 10: The Short Stirling: Internal and External Detail – by Martin Streetly (3 figures); AGM’s White Metal Seddon – kit review by Leo Markham; Photo Report: Finnish MiG-15UTI photos by V Timonen; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.12 No.136 January 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.1: RAAF Colours, World War Two – by Ian Huntley (Wirraway tone 3-view); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Vacform Modelling: Contrails’s Douglas O-35 – reviewed by Vic Carter; Heller’s Big Ligier – Ligier JS11 kit review by John Dear; Showpiece Peacemaker – Monogram B-36 kit review by Alan Chetwynd; 50th Model Engineer Exhibition – stop press preview; Model Transport News No.7 Late Autumn by Iain Hines; A Brace of Helldivers – SBC kit reviews by Dennis C Teague (1 page scale drwgs + markings drwg); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 7 – by Del Palmieri (1 page drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 11: The Short Stirling: Colours and Markings – by Martin Streetly (1 page tone drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Christmas Crackers – Xmas wishes and gift ideas; Aerocolour 9: Grumman Hellcat (col photo)
Vol.12 No.137 February 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.2: Night Invisible Varnish, Orfordness – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 10 – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 8 – by Del Palmieri (1 page drwgs); Wagtail A Rare Bird – Whit Vye scratchbuilds the Fa 330 autogiro; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 12: Vickers Wellington: Internal and External detail, colours and markings – by Martin Streetly (1 page drwgs + 3 tone profiles); Firebirds of 56, RAF Phantoms Get a Facelift – RAF 56 Sqn photos; Classic Citroen – Heller 1/8th scale kit review by David Jane; Vacform Modelling: Vickers Variety in Vacform – Contrail Virginia/Valentia kit reviewed; Alfa Romeo Tipo 179 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Warpaint 10: Fiat G.91 – described by Godfrey Mangion; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Fiat G.91 (1 page col drwgs)
Vol.12 No.138 March 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.3: World War I British National Insignia Colours – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; German Fighters of WW1: Fokker D.VIII – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); Fokker D.VIII – The Kits, kits review; Meet The Model Makers: The Aircraft models of Peter Cooke; Classic Citroen Part 2 – Heller 1/8th scale kit review by David Jane; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 9 – by Del Palmieri (1 page drwgs); An Aircraft For Everyman – making the Heller Cessna 150 by J P L Desprez; Auto Union Rekordwagen – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Monogram’s Texan – 1/48th AT-6 reviewed by Micheal Burns; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 13: The DH Mosquito: Background – by Martin Streetly (1 figure); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Vacform Modelling: CCF FBD-1 Gregor and Northrop N-3PB kit reviews; T-6 Texan, CV-6 Enterprise, French Cruiser Gloire (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.139 April 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.4: The Luftwaffe in the Western Desert – by Ian Huntley (2 tone profiles); Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 10 – by Del Palmieri (4 figures); Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 11 Bebe – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs); ME.Model Highlights – Model Engineer Exhibition photo report; Warpaint: T-33 – by Godfrey Mangion; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 14: The DH Mosquito: Internal Detail – by Martin Streetly (2 pages drwgs); IPMS National Photo Report; Vacform Modelling: Wichita Bobcat – Formaplane Cessna Bobcat by Vic Carter; Brabham BT49 – by Roger Taylor (2 pages drwgs); Kit of the Month: Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw 190A – 1/24th scale kit reviewed by Arthur L Bentley (MG/FF cannon scale drwgs); Toy Fair News – new kit releases for 1981; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Lockheed T-33 Colours (1 page col drwgs)
Vol.12 No.140 May 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Colour Spot No.5: USN Blue Angels Colours – plus WW1 roundel feedback by Ian Huntley; Zakspeed Fords (col photos); Vulcans of 230 OCU; Toy Fair News – more new kit releases for 1981; ME.Model Highlights Part 2 – Model Engineer Exhibition photo report; Prizewinning Dantorp – winning model described by V P Cook; Kit of the Month: Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Part 2 – 1/24th scale kit reviewed by Arthur L Bentley (2 page cutaway drwg); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 11 – by Del Palmieri (2 figures); German Fighters of WW1: Halberstadt CL.II – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Halberstadt CL.II – Formaplane kit built by Ray Rimell; 230 OCU Vulcans (col photos – oops!); Zakspeed Fords – by Steve Archibald and Ian Ambrose (2 pages drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 15: The DH Mosquito: Electronics – by Martin Streetly (6 figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; M.E. Classics (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.141 June 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.6: German RLM Grau 02-WWII – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 12 – by Del Palmieri; Meet The Modelmakers: Science Museum Maestros – by John Stroud; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 12 – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Convertible Lesney: Prince Henry Vauxhall – by Chris Butcher; Sturmbôcke – What Are They? – superdetailing the Airfix 1/72nd Fw 190 by Mike Blosen (7 figures + 2 tone drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Curtiss F6C-1 Hawk – Rareplanes kit built by Vic Carter (1 3-view drwg); Model Transport News – by Iain Hines; ERA Type B – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 17 (sic): The DH Mosquito: Internal and external detail – by Martin Streetly (3 pages figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Douglas B-26 Invader (1 page col drwgs)
Vol.12 No.142 July 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.7: FAA Late Pacific Colours – WWII – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Kit of the Month: Heller’s Scania LB141 – reviewed by Ted Taylor (sketches); Meet The Modelmakers: Tony Woollett; Saudia Williams FW07 – Tamiya kit review by John Dear; Vacform Modelling: First of the Phantoms – Griffin Models FH-1 kit built by Vic Carter; German Fighters of WW1: Siemens Schuckert D./III/IV – by Harry Woodman (2 pages scale drwgs); Albatros D.XI – Veeday kit by Norman Whitcomb; Convertible Lesney: Crossley Charabanc – by Chris Butcher; The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 17 (again): DH Mosquito camouflage and markings – by Martin Streetly (3 pages tone drwgs); Porsche 936/78 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 13 US Naval Aircraft Colours – by Del Palmieri (4 tone profiles); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed
Vol.12 No.143 August 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Southern Expo’ – visit to IPMS Kent exhibition; Colour Spot No.8: Contemporary American Grays – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Meet The Modelmakers: Behind the scenes – kit production by Ted Taylor; Vacform Modelling: Rareplanes KC-97 – by Geoff Prentice; 39 Squadron Canberras – visited by T M English; 7 Squadron Canberras – by Tim Laming, Modelling the Canberra TT.18; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 17 – by Ian Stair (2 pages scale drwgs + 1 page tone profiles); Modelling the Nieuport 17 (1 page sketches); Toleman TG 280 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); The Aircraft of 100 Group Part 19 Addenda: Concluding the series – by Martin Streetly (4 tone profiles); SF Model Update – by Mat Irvine; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Canberra Colours (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.144 September 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.9: German RLM 72/73 Greens – WWII – by Ian Huntley + footnote to March 1981 article; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Meet The Modelmakers: Behind the scenes – box production by Ted Taylor; Convair GRB-36D – conversion by K E Duffey (trapeze sketches); SF Model Update concluded – by Mat Irvine; Tamiya’s Big Cat – 1/32nd F-14 review by Joe Saki (2 page cutaway drwg); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.1 Frank Linke-Crawford – by Dr Martin O’Connor; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 14 – by Del Palmieri (2 tone profiles); F-86D Sabre – scratchbuilt 1/32nd model by Colin Bell (3 sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Linke-Crawford’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.12 No.145 October 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.10: British Civil Colours WW2 – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Vacform Modelling: Junkers D.I – by Ray Rimell (Junkers J.9 scale drwg); Tamiya’s Big Cat part 2 – 1/32nd F-14 review by Joe Saki (3 small figures); Meet The Modelmakers: Behind the scenes – box art illustrators by Ted Taylor; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 15 – by Del Palmieri (1 tone drwg); ‘Matchbox’ Puma – super detailing by Ted Taylor (2 pages sketches); Ferrari 313T4 – Tamiya kit review by John Dear; Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 27 – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Modelling the Nieuport 27 (sketches and scale drwgs); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 (1 page col photos)
Vol.12 No.146 November 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.11: High Altitude Colours 1942-47 – by Ian Huntley; Mini-Autos – model cars by Iain Hines; Meet The Modelmakers: Modelmaking As a Career – by Dennis Teague; Vacform Modelling: Vought F6U-1 Pirate – by Vic Carter; DH.108 Swallow – described by A L Bentley (2 pages scale drwgs); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.2 Julius Arigi – by Dr Martin O’Connor (1 page col profiles); Fabulous Foden – review of Wills Finecast’s white metal kit by David Jane; “The Third Hand” – modellers aid by Don Sneddon; Royal Navy Colours – WW2 warships by Mike Gould (8 diagrams); Pit Stop: Esci’s 1/24th scale BMW M1 Pro Car – by Steve Archibald (8 figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aerocolour 10: Albatros D.Va (1 page col photo)
Vol.12 No.147 December 1981
This Month; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.12: Early USAF Colour Schemes – by Ian Huntley; Diecasts – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Pit Stop: Making Your Own Transfers – by Steve Archibald (3 figures); Lightning Mk.II in 1/48th – scratchbuilt BAC Lightning by Micheal J Wood (sketches + 2-view drwg); Meet The Modelmakers: Gordon Stevens; Lola T600 GTR – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Nieuport Classics: Nieuport 28 – by Ian Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Modelling the Nieuport 28; Delahaye Fire Escape – Heller kit review by John Rixon; A Line of Lightnings – modelling each BAC Lightning variant by Geoff Prentice; Vacform Modelling: Consolidated P2Y-2 – Contrail kit review by Vic Carter; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Fiat G.50 Colours (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.148 January 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Scalemail – readers letters; Publications – book reviews; Colour Spot No.13: German WW1 Printed Polygonal Fabric – by Ian Huntley; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Start Here – hints for modelling cockpit canopies and wheels by Geoff Prentice (1 page sketches); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.3 The Aces of Flik 3J – by Dr Martin O’Connor; Vacform Modelling: Pioneering Bell No.1 The XFM-1 – Rareplanes kit review by Vic Carter; Scaledown ’81 – report by John Reece; Pitts Profile: Pitts S-1S Special (1 page scale drwgs + lots of detail photos); Modelling G-BOOK – LDM’s Pitts S2A kit reviewed by Ray Rimell; Pit Stop: MWB M1 Alternatives – by Steve Archibald (1 page drwgs); Practical Flying Scale: Put A Spoke In It! – tips for flying scale models by David Boddington; Model Transport News – by Iain Hines; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Flik 3J Aces (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.149 February 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Start Here: Plastic Model Glossary Part 1 A-R by Dennis Teague; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Practical Flying Scale: More Spoked Wheels – tips for flying scale models by David Boddington; Pit Stop: Esci’s 1/24th scale Lancia Beta – by Steve Archibald (2 figures); Vacform Modelling: Projeckt Riesenflugzeug – Contrail Zeppelin Staaken R.VI kit review by Ray Rimell (2 pages drwgs); Bf 109Gs – Alternative ‘Gustavs’ – Bf 109Gs of air forces allied to the Luftwaffe by Martin Streetly (7 tone profiles); Super Jolly Green Giant – HH-53C photos by T M English; Renault RE30 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Pioneering Bell No.2 P-39 Airacobra – Heller kit review by Vic Carter; White-Metal DAF Part 1 – K & B Models kit review by P R Bunce; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Super Jolly Green Giant (1 page col photos)
Vol.13 No.150 March 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Expansion at Morris & Ingram; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Colour Spot No.14: Fairchild Thunderbolt II Colours – A-10 markings by Ian Huntley (4-view tone drwg); Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.4 Roman Schmidt – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); International Plastic Model Society National Championships; Vacform Vulcan – Nova Models kit reviewed by Mike Gould; Practical Flying Scale: Antique Aircraft Subjects – tips for flying scale models by Denis Fairlie (4 page drwgs); Start Here: Plastic Model Glossary Part 2 R-W by Dennis Teague; White-Metal DAF Part 2 – K & B Models kit review by P R Bunce; Tank Busting Midget – Panzerfaust equipped Bu 181 by Rick Chapman (sketches); 1953 1½ Litre Supercharged V16 BRM – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Pioneering Bell No.3 P-59A Airacomet – Rareplanes kit review by Vic Carter; Pit Stop: The GS Tuning BMW M1s – by Steve Archibald (3 figures); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Roman Schmidt’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.151 April 1982
B-52D (1 page col photos); This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Stratofortress – B-52D visit; Bedford 50 Years 1931-1981 Golden Jubilee Rally – by David Jane; Projeckt Riesenflugzeug concluded – Contrail Zeppelin Staaken R.VI kit review by Ray Rimell (sketches); Pit Stop: Lancias In Detail – by Steve Archibald (photos); Practical Flying Scale: Antique Aircraft Subjects – tips for flying scale models by Denis Fairlie (4 page drwgs); Start Here: Hints and Tips – by P R Lofthouse and Stan Catchpol; USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 16 – by Del Palmieri (1 tone drwg); A Hunter In 1/48th – ID Models vacform kit reviewed by Colin Bell; Ferrari 126 C – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); ME. Model Highlights Part 1 – Model Engineer Exhibition report; Toy Fair News – new kit releases for 1982; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Bedford Rally (1 page col photos)
Vol.13 No.152 May 1982
B-52H (1 page col photos); This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Colour Spot No.15: Some Colour Spot Confusions – by Ian Huntley; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Hasegawa’s 1/32nd Skyhawk – modelled by Geoff Prentice (cockpit layout & stencil markings drwgs); Start Here: Sprue Stretching – by Geoff Prentice; Stratofortress part 2 – B-52G/H visit; Starting From Scratch: An Alluring ‘Atlantic’ – scratchbuild Bugatti Atlantic by Gerald Wingrove; Starting From Scratch: Scratchbuilt ‘Stringbag’ – award winning Swordfish by Alan H Clark (sketches); Pit Stop: 1/24th Scale Model Survey Part 1 – by Steve Archibald; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.5 Josef Kiss – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 17 – by Del Palmieri (1 drwg); VEB/Plasticart finds a home – East European kits by Ian Peacock; ME. Model Highlights Part 2 – Model Engineer Exhibition report; Practical Flying Scale: Using Adhesives – tips for flying scale models by David Boddington (2 sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Josef Kiss’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.153 June 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Start Here: Dry brushing – by Geoff Prentice; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Teutonic Gladiators – Luftwaffe Gladiators by Karl Kössler; Pit Stop: 1/24th Scale Model Survey concluded – by Steve Archibald; Sea Venom – 1/32nd ‘Matchbox’ kit reviewed by Joe Saki (6 tone profiles); USN Camouflage of W.W.2 Part 18 – by Del Palmieri (2 tone drwgs); Nürnberg Toy Fair – new diecasts by Chrs and David Conway; Spad S.VII – by I R Stair (1 page scale drwgs); Lotus 88 – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Practical Flying Scale: Using Adhesives continued- tips for flying scale models by David Boddington (1 sketch); Keep On Trickin’: A Volvo Converted – Revell Volvo F12 conversion by Ted Taylor (sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aircraft of the Aces No.1 Georges Guynemer’s Spad VII (1 page col profile)
Vol.13 No.154 July 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Colour Spot No.16: RAF Phantom Grey Scheme – by Ian Huntley; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.6 Ludwig Hautzmayer – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); Start Here: Hints and Tips – by R J Riches; Pit Stop: Renault RE 20 Turbo – Tamiya kit review by John Dear (3 figures); Sea Harrier Photofile; Dome Zero RL – by Roger Taylor (1 page drwgs); Vacform Modelling: Grumman FF-1 – Rareplanes kit reviewed by Vic Carter; SF/Space Model Update – latest releases by Mat Irvine; Bugatti Racing Aeroplane – by Noel Smith and Matt Hargreaves; Practical Flying Scale: Aluminium Pilot’s Seat – tips for flying scale models by Denis Fairlie (sketches); New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Sea Harrier Photofile (1 page col photos); Ludwig Hautzmayer’s Aircraft (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.155 August 1982
This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Start Here: Metal panel tones – by Geoffrey Punter; Pit Stop: BMW M1 of Antar Road Maps – by Steve Archibald (3 figures); Albatros D.III (1 page scale drwgs); Aircraft of the Aces: No.2 Manfred von Richthofen – by Bruno Schmäling; Room for more with one-four-four – Revell 1/144th scale jet fighters by Joe Saki; Privateer In Detail – PB4Y-2 by Jerry Scutts (1 scale side view drwg + 3 nose tone drwgs); Producing a Vacform – explained by Joe Chubbock (9 figures); Vacform manufacturers – tabulation; So you want to build vacforms? – how-to by Geoff Prentice (5 figures); Handley Page Hastings – Formaplanes kit by Dave Williams (3 figures); A New To You? Special: ‘Matchbox’ Sea Harrier – reviewed by Joe Saki; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Sea Harrier Photofile (1 page col photos); Aircraft of the Aces: No.2 Manfred von Richthofen’s Albatros D.III (1 page col profile)
Vol.13 No.156 September 1982
Sea Harrier and Tornado Photofile (1 page col photos); This Month; Comment – editors column; Icarus – personal column; Publications – book reviews; Scalemail – readers letters; Metal Wheels – model vehicle news by Reg Miles; Back To The Battleship: The US Navy Re-Commissions Her Historic Old Battlewagons – by Bruce Robertson; Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.7 Aces of Flik 16 – by Dr Martin O’Connor (4 plan view tone drwgs); Pit Stop: Ford C100 and Porsche 956 Group C cars – by Steve Archibald; Start Here: More Hints and Tips; Panavia MRCA Tornado – by A H Haley (3 pages scale drwgs); Decor Detail: Super Jolly Green Giant (1 page tone drwgs); Meet The Modelmakers: Modelling Windmills – John Stroud meets George Coleman; Updating The Harrier – conversion to GR.3 by G M Waltons (2 pages scale drwgs); Scratchbuilding The Tornado – Tornado F.2 built by Peter March; New To You? – new plastic kits, decals and metal kits reviewed; Aces of Flik 16 (1 page col profiles)
Vol.13 No.156 (sic) October 1982
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Colour Spot (Latest Lightning Greys); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); F-15 Eagle by Malcolm English (reference data); SR-71 Blackbird (exclusive reference); Tirpitz Colours (camouflage pattern for warship modellers); ‘Matchbox’ Chord by Mat Irvine (1937 Chord model review); Something of a Handful (Pitts S1 in 1/72 scale); Workman’s Living Van by David Jane (Brymod kit reviewed); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.13 No.157 November 1982
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Australian Mosquitoes (RAAF colour schemes); Austro-Hungarian Air Ace: Frigyes Hefty; Start Here (bi-planes jigging); Bf 110 Nightfighters by Herbert Kruse (model/photo feature); Porsche 934/K (vacform feature and scale plans); Decor Detail No.2 Hellcats; Yak C11 (scale plans and photo data); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.13 No.158 December 1982
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Bf 110 Nightfighters by Herbert Kruse (model/photo feature); DH5 in 1/72nd (WW1 model conversion); Martini Lancia (plans and colour data); Australian Mosquitoes (RAAF colour schemes); Lynx in Service (Westland Lynx colour data); Saunders Roe (SR/A1 jet flying boat fighter scale plans); Pit Stop (new releases); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed); Colour Spot
Vol.14 No.159 January 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Aces of Flik 60J (more Austro-Hungarian Air Aces stories and photos); Messerschmitt Gallery No.1 (Me Bf 108); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Caudron G.III (Metropolitan 1/24 scale kit review); Frog Kit List by D C Teague (kit listing); MTN by Iain Hines; McLaren MP4 by Roger Taylor (scale plans and colour data); Macchi MC 200 (scale plans); Decal Detail; Modelling Missiles by AF Clements; New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.160 February 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Modelmaking as a Career (whys and wherefores); Hansa Brandenburg (scale drawings and colour data); Messerschmitt Gallery No.2 (Me Bf 108); Rhapsody in Rivets (AEW Shackleton close-up data in colour); Racing Colours (mixing charts for car modellers); Sea Harriers by Dick Ward (latest colours and markings); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.161 March 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Colour Spot by I D Huntley (paint data); Boeing F4B-4 by Vic Carter (modelling the classic US biplane fighter); Austro Hungarian Air Aces of WW1 No.10 Gottfried Banfield Part One; Westland Sea King by Geoff Prentice (detailing the Fujimi kit); Model Photography by Bill Evans (Part one); Maserati Masterpiece by Mike Walsh (Western Models white metal kit reviewed); Plans Free-For-All (special offer for scale drawings); Porsche 956 by Roger Taylor (scale plans); IPMS Nationals (show report); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.162 April 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Hansa Brandenburg (rare close-up shots from Finland); Westland Sea King by Geoff Prentice (detailing the Fujimi kit); Fokker D.VII (scale plans); Model Photography by Bill Evans (part 2); ME Exhibition (highlights); Decor Detail (Fw 190A-3); Mercedes 300 SLR (Scale drwings); Trade Fair (new releases listed); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.163 May 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Brabham BT50 (scale plans); Sea Harrier Special! (inc. scale drawings); Tamiya Sea Harrier (kit review); Me Gallery (Bf 109E-4N photos); An Enterprising Project (club modelling); Pocher Classics (a look at the range); Model Photography by Bill Evans (part 3); Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (truck kit reviews); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.164 June 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Hawking (BAe Hawk colour reference and building notes for the 1/48 Modelmasters kit); Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (truck kit reviews); Trade Fair News (more scheduled kit releases for 1983); Buccaneer (super-detailing the Matchbox kit); Peugeot WM 7NS (1/24 scale plans); Bomber Museum (Hendon’s new collection); Decor Detail; Me Gallery No.6 (Bf 109 photos); Austro Aces: Banfield Part 2; New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed); SM Questionnaire (reader survey)
Vol.14 No.165 July 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Fokker E.III/E.V (scale plans); Me Gallery No.7 (Bf 109F/Ju 88); Fw 190 Superdetailed by J Barnes; Tyrrell 011 (scale plans); Tirpitz 1944 (conversion topic); Readers’ Showcase (photos of readers’ models); Frog Kit List by D C Teague (update); Land-Rovers (all the kits); A-10 Thunderbolt by Jeff Lowe (colour photo data); Boeing F4B-1 by Vic Carter (vacform modelling); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.166 August 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Readers’ Showcase (readers’ models); Austro-Hungarian Aero Aces No.11 The Aces of Flik 4J by Dr Martin O’Connor; Fly-By-Wire PACT Phantom by Dave Muir (simple conversion); The 1983 Collection by Chris David (round up of Toy Fair Diecasts); Aeromidgets by Dr B Stone (1/144 scale military aircraft kits); Battlecruiser Hood – 1917 by M W Williams (marine conversion); Ford C100 (1/24 scale drawings, data and photo reference); Start Here (more helpful hints and tips from readers); An Albatros in America by Bob Mikesh (restored WW1 aircraft at NASM); With Beginners in Mind (simple radio-controlled modelling and operation); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.167 September 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews); SMI Readers’ Survey (the results analysed); Recce No.1 (win a Revell Strike Eagle); Scale Mail (readers’ letters); Photo Archive (readers reference photos); Metal Wheels by Reg Miles (latest diecast cars); Creating a Better Swordfish (model project for biplane enthusiasts); The Big Eagle (Revell’s 1/32 F-15E in-depth report); Readers’ Showcase – In Colour! (readers’ models); The Fabulous Fifty-Nine by The Wingroves (scratchbuilt masterpiece – 1/15 scale Type 59 Bugatti); HMS Repulse (detailed look at 1/600 Airfix kit); Starting Model Photography by Bill Evans (concluding part); Lancia D50 by Etienne Becker (the classic car drawn); New to You? (latest kits, products and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.168 October 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Recce No.2 (win a Matchbox Victor); 1903 Wright Flyer (building the old Renwal kit); Transfer Treatment (how to apply them); Spotlight No.1 Hawker Sea Fury (special 12 page reference package); Yamato – April 1945 (converting the Tamiya kit); Readers’ Showcase (readers’ models); Saudia Williams FW08C by Roger Taylor (the F1 car drawn); Photo Archive (readers reference photos); New and In View (latest kits and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.169 November 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews); Building Concorde (scratchbuilding project); History Makers (Revell’s re-release onslaught); Filling the Gap (teaching young modellers); Photo Archive (readers reference photos); Spotlight No.2 (H.P. Victor in detail); British Bomber Collection No.1 (H.P. Victor B2); Start Here (talking vacforms); Mazda 717C by Roger Taylor (scale drawing); Austro-Hungarian Air Aces No.12 (Godwin Brumowski); Readers’ Showcase (readers’ models); New and In View (latest kits and decals reviewed)
Vol.14 No.170 December 1983
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Scale Mail); British Bomber Collection No.2 (Vickers Wellesley); Photo Archive (readers’s reference photos); Ford Rondeau by Roger Taylor (the Le Mans Car drawn); Recce No.4 (win a Hasegawa SE.5a); Spotlight No.3 (SE.5A kit review and photo data); Paris Bus by David Jane (Heller kit reviewed); Readers’ Showcase (photos of reader’s models); New and In View (latest kits and transfers)
Vol.15 No.171 January 1984
This Month (Forthcoming Events, Icarus, Book Reviews, Scale Mail); Recce No.5 (win a Monogram B-1 bomber); Readers’ Showcase (photos of reader’s models); British Bomber Collection No.3: Canberra B Mk(I)8; Paris Bus by David Jane (conclusion of review); Spotlight No.4 North American Super Sabre (F-100); Photo Archive (readers’ photos); Kit of the Month by Geoff Prentice (Rareplanes Skynight reviewed); Ferrari 126 by Roger Taylor (drawn and described); Miles Sparrowhawk by V. P. Cook (interesting conversion project); Greenham ’83 by Tim Laming (air show report); New and In View (latest kits and transfers)
Vol.15 No.172 February 1984
This Month (News, Icarus, Book Reviews, Readers’ Letters); Recce No.6 (win a Tamiya Sea Harrier); Photo Archive (readers’ reference photos); USS Enterprise (US nuclear aircraft carrier); Skyhawks Down Under! by Joe Vella (modellers reference); Spotlight No.5 (F-111 described and modelled); From Eagle to Lion Cub (two front-line Israeli fighters described); Champlin Fighter Museum (visit to new US collection); Austin Seven Light Van (1/24 scale conversion); Readers’ Showcase (win a free plastic kit); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (Italeri Scania R142H reviewed); New and In View (latest kits and transfers)
Vol.15 No.173 March 1984
This Month (News and Icarus, Book Reviews, Letters, Recce No.7); IPMS National Championships (photo report); Czech Museums Visit by John Reece (visit report); USS Enterprise by Ian Peacock (motorising the Otaki kit); Airships of the US Navy by M. W. Williams (majestic giants of the sky); Just Like The Real Thing – Only Smaller by Jeff Lowe (tongue in cheek feature); Readers’ Showcase (colour photos of readers models); Brabham-BMW BT 52 by Roger Taylor (drawn and described); Boeing T-43 Navigation Trainer by Vic Carter (converting a civil 737 kit); Spotlight No.6 (Fairey Battle); British Bomber Collection No.4 by Ray Rimell (Airfix Fairey Battle); Photo Archive (readers’ reference photos); New to You? (latest kits & decals)
Vol.15 No.174 April 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); Recce No.8 (win an Airfix Vulcan kit); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); In Print (book reviews); Spotlight No.7 (Boeing 707); F-86H Sabre by Vic Carter (converting a Rareplanes kit); Land Rover Fire Engine by John Rixon (1:35 scale model); A Golden Anniversary Kit? (historic TV re-enactment described); The 53rd Model Engineer Exhibition (report on the highlights); A Better Way To Display! by Kelvin Barber (space saving idea); British Bomber Collection No.5 by Ray Rimell (Airfix Tornado GR.1); Lancia LC2/’83 by Roer Taylor (scale plans and reference material); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.15 No.175 May 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column by Chris David (new diecast releases); Tiger, Tiger! (F-5E modelling references); British Bomber Collection No.6 by Ray Rimell (building the Airfix H.P. O/400); Scale Mail (readers letters); HMS Hood 1941 by M. W. Williams (detailing 1:700 scale kit); Toy Fairs Report (new plastic kit releases); Bedford QL Fire Tender by John Rixon (1:35 scale conversion); Build A Yankee Hawk by Colin Bell (a simple conversion); Photo Archive (readers’ reference photos); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); Keep On Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (trailer and container conversions); Focke Wulf 190-D by Mike Philpot (1:24 Fw 190D conversion)
Vol.15 No.176 June 1984
This Month (modelling News); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column by Chris David (new diecast releases); Scale Mail (readers letters); Offbeat Tractor by Ray Lightheart (Scaledown’s Fordson tractor kit); Harrier GR.3 Photofile (modellers close-up reference); In Print (book reviews); Scratchbuilt Scenics (architectural type modelling); The Cat Gets the Bird! (building a Swift in 1:72 scale); Vickers Wellington (scale plans and background data); British Bomber Collection No.7 by Ray Rimell (Matchbox 1:72 Wellington Mk.X); Scratchbuild a He 111 (a mammoth task in 1:48 scale); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); Kawasaki Engine Kit by John Hebblethwaite (building a Tamiya show piece); Dennis and Godiva Pumps by John Rixon (scratchbuilt in 1:35 scale)
Vol.15 No.177 July 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Mirage F.1C Photofile by Argus Aviation Press (modelling reference); Phenomenal Phantom Part One by Ted Taylor (1/48 scale F-4 kits, part 1 of 4 parts); Scale Mail (readers letters); Fairey Fox by Ray Rimell (type history); British Bomber Collection No.8 by Ray Rimell (building the Pegasus Fairey Fox); In Print (book reviews); Keep On Truckin’ (right-hand drive Scania truck conversion); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (new plastic car kits reviewed); Kit with a Turnover! by Ray Lightheart (building a cultivator); Scratchbuild a He 111 (conclusion of a giant project); Airliners 1919-39 (the civil Condor)
Vol.15 No.178 August 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); In Print (book reviews); Honington Hunters (the wings of 237 OCU Training Squadron); Phenomenal Phantom Part Two by Ted Taylor (1/48 scale F-4 kits, part 2 of 4 parts); Land Rover Trio (a look at Esci’s LWB range); Vacform Grumman F3F-2 (US Navy’s last fighting biplane); Scale Mail (readers letters); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (a Buick revived); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Emils Over Yugoslavia by Dragisa Brasnovic (Bf 109E in JKRV); Build a Fire Jeep (simple conversion of Willys Jeep); History Makers – Series 2 (Revell’s Rockets return); British Bomber Collection No.9 by Ray Rimell (Airfix Short Stirling); Keep On Truckin’ (the Big Rigs Hit Town!)
Vol.15 No.179 September 1984
This Month (News and Icarus); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Hot Weather Hunters (visit to No.1 TWU at RAF Brawdy); Kremer CK5 (history of the Group C Kremer Porsche, with full plans); Comrade Harrier! by Graham Napper (Yak-36 scratchbuild); Boomerang BAC! (BAC 1-11 in service with the RAAF); Scale Mail (readers letters); The Model Wheelwright by John Thompson (making model wheels); British Bomber Collection by Ray Rimell (Airfix Avro 504B); Corsair Colours (A-7 colour profiles, with kit and transfer lists); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Suez Crisis by Glenn Ashley (account of the air war of 1956); Off The Road by Mat Irvine (from Bugatti to Batmobile)
Vol.15 No.180 October 1984
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); Build Yourself a Cottage by Jim Skelly (modelling a rustic house); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Spy in the Sky by Mat Irvine (Airfix U-2 kit reviewed); Monogram’s Memories (the Heritage Edition); The Deadly Pirate (the Buccaneer); British Bomber Collection by Ray Rimell (building the Frog S.2A Buccaneer); Rapide Colours (colour references for Heller 1:72 scale kit); Mildenhall by Glenn Ashley (airshow visit); In Print (book reviews); Medal Winning Mercedes by John Stubbs (scratchbuilt 1913 Grand Prix racer); Speedy Spit (Supermarine’s Speed Spitfire); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.15 No.181 November 1984
News (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Phenomenal Phantom by Ted Taylor (1:48 scale F-4 kit detailing); The short lived De Havilland (the DH.4 bomber); British Bomber Collection by Ray Rimell (Airfix DH.4); Spacecraft by Mat Irvine (pull-out supplement – manned and unmanned vehicles); Scale Mail (readers letters); In Print (book reviews); Win a dream holiday (competition); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast vehicle releases); Warships (simple conversion of HMS Prince of Wales); Off the road by Mat Irvine (new and re-issued car kits)
Vol.15 No.182 December 1984
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Sea Knight to Chinook (helicopter conversion); A tale of two Citroens by David Jane (kit review and conversion of the C4 commercial); Scale Mail (readers letters); In Print (book reviews); Models of Science Fiction by Mat Irvine (pullout supplement – sci-fi kits); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast vehicle releases); The Mighty Vulcan (Avro Vulcan – special photo feature and new scale plans); British Bomber Collection (Airfix Vulcan kit)
Vol.16 No.183 January 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers’ Showcase (photos of readers models); Kawasaki King by Ian Parrot (Tamiya kit reviewed); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); The Mighty Vulcan (more photos and exclusive plans); Collecting Diecasts by Ian Hines (introduction to the hobby); Skyraider Profiles by Godfrey Mangion (History, colour profiles and kit lists); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); Warships HMS Hood by Malcolm Williams (proposed 1942 refit modelled); In Print (book reviews); Star Spangled Spy (the FP-3A Orion in focus); The One and Only PR3 by Robert Humphrey (photo reconnaissance Spitfire modelled)
Vol.16 No.184 February 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); In Print (book reviews); TSR2 by Barrie Hygate (this amazing aircraft detailed, with new scale plans); The IPMS Nationals by Ron Moulton (report on annual championships at Stoneleigh); Scale Vehicle Column (collecting American diecast cars); Readers’ Showcase (more photos of readers models); Toleman TG 1838 by Roger Taylor (Grand Prix racer drawn and described); Heavyweight Angel (giant Soviet Mi-26 Halo close up look at Farnborough 1984); Warships The USS New Jersey (Tamiya 1:350 kit assessed); Electric Raven by Martin Streetly (references for Monogram EF-111 kit); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers Services (SMI back issues)
Vol.16 No.3 March 1985
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Vol.16 No.186 April 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column by Iain Hines (new diecast releases – American miniatures); M.E. Exhibition 1985 by Ray Rimell and Mat Irvine (highlights of the aircraft and space modelling sections); Back to Basics (finishing your first plastic kit); Photo Archive (readers’ historic photos); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (plastic car kits); Readers’ Showcase (photos of readers models); In Print (book reviews); Tiger Phantoms (F-4J enters service with 74 Sqn); F-106 Delta Dart by Walt Champlin (details for modellers of the ’50s interceptor); SF Kit Roundup (latest robot and spaceship kits reviewed); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers Services (SMI back issues)
Vol.16 No.187 May 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Build a Radar Billed Platypus (BN-2 Islander CASTOR radar nose); “Gentlemen, Lift Your Skirts!” (a racing scene with a difference); Go West Young Man! by Graham Napper (visit to Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona); Back to Basics (improve your modelling techniques); Warships HMS King George V by Mike Gould (detailing the ship); Scale Vehicle Column by Iain Hines (new diecast releases); Coltishall’s Jaguars by Argus Aviation Press (reference information); Grumman Tracker by Colin Spooner (medal winning model described); Toy Fair Report by Mat Irvine (new kits revealed); In Print (book reviews); Scale Mail (readers letters); Readers Services (SMI back issues)
Vol.16 No.188 June 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Hercules Duo from Italeri (Two 1/72 scale C-130s reviewed by Ted Taylor); Weather Hercules by Tim Laming (modelling reference for an unusual C-130 variant: UK weather research XV208); Back to Basics (painting your kit); Australian C-130H colours (alternative paint finish); Scale Mail (readers letters); Warships by Micheal Williams (HMS Nelson as flagship of the fleet); Pima Air Museum by Graham Napper (US museum visit); McLaren MP4/2 by Roger Taylor (references for Western Models kit); Model of the Month Mistel Composite by Tony Clements (building a Ju 88 and Bf 109F combination); Toy Fair Report by Mat Irvine (round-up of new kits); Scale Vehicle Column by Iain Hines (new diecast releases)
Vol.16 No.189 July 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); “Ghost riders in the sky” by Graham Napper (Confederate Air Force “Ghost Squadron” in Texas); Canberra T17 (RAF ECM trainer described and modelled); Diecast Investment by David Wright (auction survey of pre-war Dinky’s); DC-2 (Douglas airliner described with scale plans); In Print (book reviews); Phenomenal Phantom by Ted Taylor (Hasegawa 1:48 scale F-4 kits); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – XB-42); Model of the Month: Mistel Composite (conclusion of a conversion project); Scale Mail (readers letters); Alfa Romeo 158 by Roger Taylor (racing car drawn and described)
Vol.16 No.190 August 1985
News and Icarus (Events and insights in the modelling world); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Canberra T17 Update (some last minute markings changes); Malvinas Mirage (Esci Dassault Mirage kit reviewed); Warships by Ian Williams (Tamiya USS Enterprise reviewed); Grumman’s Infernal Feline by B. Robertson and D. Burlison (F6F Hellcat history, modelling and scale plans); Build a Dutch Master by Ted Taylor (Italeri 1:24 truck kit reviewed); Pima Air Park (aircraft storage park/breaking yard in Arizona); Back to Basics (short-run injection moulded kits)
Vol.16 No.191 September 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); In Print (book reviews); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Lockheed’s High Plane Drifter by Malcolm English (NASA’s ER-2 survey aircraft described); Making Your Own Decals by Bill Matthews (easy way to make your own markings); Captain de Havilland’s Flaming Coffin (D.H.6 exclusive scale planes and history); Warships by M W Williams (HMS Nelson’s proposed refit); Paris Portfolio (tomorrows kit subjects hopefully revealed); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits); Scale Mail (readers letters); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Airwolf (Rotary wing TV star from ATM460 reviewed)
Vol.16 No.192 October 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Scale Vehicle Column (new diecast releases); M8200 by Ted Taylor (unusual kit subject from Czechoslovakia reviewed); McDonnell’s Winged Weasel by Martin Streetley (F-4G Phantom); D-21 – Fokker’s No Frills Fighter by Joop Wenstedt (Fokker D.XXI drawn and described); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – biplane kits); Pendon Pau by Roy Judges (perfection in miniature scenery); OK Jets at Wittering (Oklahoma ANG A-7 Corsairs visit UK); Fighting Photo – 14 by Robert Humphreys (1:72 scale Spitfire variant); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits)
Vol.16 No.193 November 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Giants of the Road (model trucks); Icelandic Defence Force Keflavik (NATO colours and markings gen); One Step back Siskin (vintage kit conversion); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Happy Birthday Hurricane! (tribute to Hawker Hurricane); Tamiya’s ton-up Duo (pair of motorbike kits); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases)
Vol.16 No.194 December 1985
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Off the Road by Mat Irvine (latest plastic car kits); Golden Gooney Bird by Joop Wenstedt and Bill Matthews (DC-3 golden anniversary – special tribute with pullout wallchart); Icelandic Patrol by Malcolm English (Iceland’s Coast Guard); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); MiG-5 – Russia’s Forgotten Fighter by Boyd Fitch (1:72 kit conversion); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – Rareplanes Gloster Meteor night fighter)
Vol.17 No.195 January 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – Airways 1:72 VC10 kit); A Striking Eagle! by Ted Taylor (Hasegawa 1:48 F-15E Strike Eagle review); Hawk ‘eye’ in the Sky (Grumman E-2 scale plans, history and modelling details); Sea King Photo File (modelling reference for those using C Scale parts to convert the Airfix and Fujimi kits); German Muscle M.A.N. by Ted Taylor (Italeri’s MAN diesel truck assessed and converted); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Scale Mail (readers letters); Death Dealing Daleks by Chris Richmond (kit of Dr. Who’s most famous adversary reviewed)
Vol.17 No.196 February 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Build a ‘Met Jet’ by Cohn Spooner (Hasegawa B-47 Stratojet modified to Air Weather Service specs.); A Classic Triumph! by Pete Taylor (1:9 scale 1962 Bonneville white-metal kit review); Northrop’s Air Mail Alpha by Harry Robinson (1930s trendsetter drawn and described); Off the Road by Matt Irvine (constructing a ‘typical’ car kit); In Print (book reviews); New Recce Mirage in close-up (modellers reference for Heller 1:72 Mirage F.1CR); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); ‘Silver Six’ by Bill Matthews (the art of foil covering of aircraft models); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – conversion kits); Mildenhall Model-Fair ’85
Vol.17 No.197 March 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Toy Fair Preview (new kits for ’86); Curtiss Sparrowhawk by Pete Looper (Williams Bros. 1:32 kit review); Noorduyn’s Trailblazing Norseman by Joop Wenstedt and Bill Matthews (description and scale plans); “Harrunter” by Argus Aviation Press (conversion: mix a Hunter T.8 with a Sea Harrier); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Off the Road by Matt Irvine (latest car kits); Potent Packet! by Geoff Prentice (build a C-119K Gunship from the old Aurora kit); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Mail (readers letters); IPMS Nationals – The Highlights (IPMS 1985 show)
Vol.17 No.198 April 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform Modelling (Airmodel’s Trident II – ideal for beginners); Build a Spitfire VB Floatplane by Robert Humphreys (1:72 conversion); Spitfire/Salute (50th anniv. tribute to the Supermarine fighter); Marineflieger Tornado (photo reference for Revell’s giant Marine IDS kit); Scale Vehicles (new diecast releases); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – Falcon’s Bf 109E in 1:48); Potent Packet! part 2 by Geoff Prentice (build a C-119K Gunship from the old Aurora kit); Snap Happy Spit! by Robert Humphreys (Photo Recce Spitfires modelled, with kit listings); Off the Road by Matt Irvine (model vehicles at the annual M.E. Exhibition); Scale Mail (readers letters); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.17 No.199 May 1986
News and Icarus (Goings on in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Golden Oldie! (BSA Gold Star motorcycle white-metal kit review); ‘King Kenny’ and his Yamahas by Guy Richmond (two 1:12 motorbike kits from Tamiya); Motorcycle Miscellany by John O’Sullivan (round up of 7 plastic kits); Ahead of the Pack! by G. K. Kerry (make your motorcycle kits more realistic); Grumman’s life-saving Duck by David Barach (description and scale plans); Tanker Tens (colour reference for RAF VC10 in-flight refuellers); Porsche 956B (1:24 scale plans for Le Mans winning car); De Havilland’s ill-fated DH.110 by Brian Rivas (converting a Sea Vixen back into the prototype); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Vehicles by Iain Hines (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.17 No.200 June 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); The Farmer’s Brother by Boyd Fitch (1:72 Chinese MiG); Kit Collecting by Bill Matthews (an expanding part of the hobby explained); Tinting Your Kit Canopies by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (a successful process demonstrated); Reno Racers by Mike Jerram (colour photos); In Print (book reviews); Build Ted’s Tanker Trailer (an ‘alternative’ scratchbuilt container for your 1:24 scale tractor units); Vickers Wellington 50th Anniversary by Peter Cooksley (scale plans and history in our special tribute); A Wellington Revived! by Bill Matthews (historic Frog Penguin kit restored); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic car kit releases); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.17 No.201 July 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic/metal Ferrari GTO kit reviewed); Boxcar Build-up by Ted Taylor (Italeri Fairchild C-119G Packet assembed); Ferrari 375 by Roger Taylor (classic Le Mans winner detailed); Scale Mail (readers letters); Grumman’s Avenger (scale plans and history of WW2 Torpedo Bomber); Talons for the Hawk (Air Defence version of the BAe Hawk); Redhead Ferrari 344 by Ron Cunningham (Tamiya model car); Locate That Colour (reference chart for F.S. paints); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Welsh Model Aircraft Museum (interesting collection for modellers to visit); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.17 No.202 August 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); P.P. Aeroparts (visit to the producer of aircraft accessories); Scale Mail (readers letters); Thunderbirds are Go, Go, Go! by Ted Taylor (variety of aircraft kits that feature the USAF display team livery); Armstrong Whitworth Whitley by Peter Cooksley (scale plans and history to celebrate the type’s 50th anniv.); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (Rally and Stock cars reviewed); Fireman Truck Conversion by Peter Smith (1:24 M.A.4 diesel Airfield Crash Tender); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); F-15C Eagle by Ted Taylor (Hasegawa 1:48 kit review); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Old ‘Iron Annie’ (restoration of full-size Junkers Ju 52 plus Italeri’s reissued kit)
Vol.17 No.203 September 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Fireman Truck Conversion by Peter Smith (1:24 M.A.4 diesel Airfield Crash Tender concluded); Scale Mail (readers letters); Vietnam Gunship by Colin Spooner (vacform conversion to AP-2H Neptune); Hampden by Peter Cooksley (Handley Page’s WW2 bomber – described with scale plans); Mildenhall Air Fete ’86 by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (air show report); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); HMS King George V by Mike Gould (Tamiya’s 1:350 battleship kit); In Print (book reviews); To enter…or not? by Graham Napper (entering models in the 53rd Model Engineer Exhibition at Wembley); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (getting the best out of Italeri’s Truck Conversion set); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (sports saloon car kits reviewed); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling)
Vol.17 No.204 October 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Lockheed’s F-19 by Pete Looper (Italeri Stealth Fighter kit reviewed); Harrier T4 Two! (report on RNAS Yeovilton’s two-seat Harrier trainers); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (Show car kits reviewed); Corgi – The Inside Story (profile of the famous diecast model manufacturer); A Fighter for Europe? (BAe EAP fighter scale plans); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (recent 1:24 Italeri truck kits reviewed); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Maple Leaf Stingers by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (Canadian F-18 Hornets described and modelled); Do up those Diecasts! (restoring “tatty” models to their former glory); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Irresistable Resin! (Graphy Air’s Mirage IIIB resin kit reviewed)
Vol.17 No.205 November 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); ‘Doodlebug’ (Germany’s V-1 flying bomb described and modelled); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (boxed sets of “mild custom” cars reviewed); Lossiemouth Open Day ’86 (RAF air show report); Revival’s Ferrari 500 by SMI staff (1:20 scale racing car kit reviewed); Saab Viggen by Peter Cooksley (scale drawings, colour profiles and history); A 21st Tranniversary! by R.C. Wilkinson (21 years of the Ford Transit van); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling – 2 RAF post-WW2 aircraft kits assessed); Inside Aeroclub Models (profile of the producers of model aircraft accessories); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); ‘Ida’ from Japan by Ken Jones (vacform Tachikawa Ki-36 review); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.17 No.206 December 1986
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Citroën DS 19 Decapotable (Heller’s 1:16 classic convertible car kit); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic car kits reviewed); Farnborough ’86 (SBAC air show report); Manpower! by Ted Taylor (Italeri 8 x 4 truck conversion); Camera Canberras by John Hale (No.1 PRU aircraft described); Racing Severskys by Harry Robinson (scale drawings and history for a 1930s racing monoplane); Challenger by Pete Smith (Tamiya kit of British Main Battle Tank reviewed); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling)
Vol.18 No.207 January 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Behind the Scenes at Revell GMBH (visit to Revell Germany); Eagles in Iceland (57th FIS F-15s at Keflavik in colour); Swashbuckling SLUF! by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (A-7 Corsair II described and modelled); The Fleet’s in! by Mike Gould (photos of USS Iowa at Portsmouth); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (Monogram’s 1:12 ’57 Chevy); Manpower by Ted Taylor (Italeri M.A.N. eight-wheeler truck); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); In Print (book reviews); A Question of Scale? by Ian Peacock (explains the many kit scales in use); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.208 February 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Swedish Giant from Pocher by Eric Burton (1:8 scale Volvo truck reviewed); Tactical Air Meet ’86 by Tom Wakeford & Ian Rentoul (major NATO exercise report); Cavernous Condor by Graham Napper (look inside the Antonov An-124); I.P.M.S. Nationals (annual championships at Stoneleigh); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (plastic vehicle kits); A Model Enthusiast! by Graham Napper (plastic figure conversion); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.209 March 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); From Tempest to Sea Fury by Robert Humphreys (1:72 Hawker Sea Fury); Swedish giant from Pocher by Eric Burton (Volvo truck super detailing); Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 by Peter Cooksley (scale drawings and description); The Biggest Space-Shuttle kit? by Matt Irvine (Monogram’s 1:72 Full Stack reviewed); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new plastic car kits); Sea Hawk (references for Falcon 1:48 scale kit); New Kits for ’87 (new plastic kits from Amerang and Revell); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.210 April 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Droning Hercules by Ted Taylor (Italeri Drone-Carrying Lockheed DC-130A reviewed); Land-Rover Ambulances by Bob Morrison (notes for 1:35 modellers); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Sharper talons for the Hawk by Graham Napper (BAe Hawk 200 drawing and description); Inside Pegasus Models (visit to short-run injection moulded kits producer); Aircraft Models at the M.E. by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (highlights from Model Engineer Exhibition); Rescue Sea Kings by John Hale (the RAF’s ‘canary yellow’ helicopters detailed); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (“racy” car kits reviewed); Voodoo Magic! by Ted Taylor (Monogram 1:48 McDonnell F-101 reviewed); Fact and Fiction Round-up by Matt Irvine (Space, Science Fiction and Fantasy modelling)
Vol.18 No.211 May 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Land-Rover Ambulances by Bob Morrison (St. John Ambulance vehicles); Military Models at the M.E. by Graham Napper (Highlights from Model Engineer Exhibition); Fact and Fiction Round-up (new Sci-Fi kits); Checkerboard Neptune by Colin Spooner (1:72 Lockheed DP-2E drone carrier conversion); F-15 Eagle by Joop Wenstedt (scale drawings & kit round-up); Building Fibreglass Fuselages by Alan Clarke (interesting method for model aircraft construction); New Kits Checklist (new plastic kits seen at Toy Fairs); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new car kit releases, resin engines etc); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.212 June 1987
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Vol.18 No.213 July 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (American car kits); Focke Wulf’s Deadly ‘Dora’ (Fw 190D background info & Hasegawa kit review); A ‘Thud’ from the Fifties by Eddy Melling (building a 1:48 F-84G Thunderjet); Hungarian Model Competition by Hans Heiri Stapfer (modelling behind the Iron Curtain); Royal Navy Phantoms (references for Fujimi’s British Phantom kit range); Mansell’s Magic (Tamiya Williams FW-11 Formula 1 car reviewed); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Scale Mail (readers letters); Modelling the first P.R. Spitfire by Robert Humphreys (building a 1:72 Photo-Reconnaissance P.R.1A Spitfire); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.214 August 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); The Devil’s Chariot by Graham Napper (Hasegawa Mi-24 Hind D review); Colani’s Rotary “Spaceship” (Revell’s 1:32 MBB BK117 helicopter); The Royal Navy’s “Camel” by John Hale (Wessex HAS.3 helicopter described); The Wesex in RAF Service (RAF Squadron use and modelling details); Sikorsky’s Multi-Role Heavy by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (CH-53 described and modelled); Scale Mail (readers letters); IAT ’87 Free Competition (win tickets); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new car kits); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); In Print (book reviews)
Vol.18 No.215 September 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Mail Order for Modellers (two shops who specialise); Getting it Right! by Rowan Partridge (some youngsters guided on better modelling); B.B.M.F. kit competition (Win Revell Battle of Britain Memorial Flight kit set); Keep on Truckin’ by Ted Taylor (4 recent truck kits reviewed); Hot Metal (new diecast releases); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new plastic car kits); Mildenhall Air Fete ’87 (photo report); In Print (book reviews); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (vacuform modelling); Fact and Fiction by Matt Irvine (Sci-Fi kit reviews); Building the Eager Beaver (P.P. Aeroparts metal fork-lift truck kit)
Vol.18 No.216 October 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); Parisian Parade (Paris Air Show 1987 report); Big-Scale Scratchbuilding by Alan Clarke (hints and tips for aircraft modellers); In Print (book reviews); B-1B “Freedom Bird” by Graham Napper (update on the USAF supersonic bomber programme); Readers’ Showcase (model photos); The Puma without claws (References and modelling details for RAF Puma transport helicopter); I.A.T. ’87 by Ian Rentoul and Tom Wakeford (report on International Air Tattoo at Fairford); Harrow by Peter Cooksley (tribute to the Handley Page bomber); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (Estoric Models’ “Flying Shoehorn” review); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (American car kits); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.217 November 1987
Scale Briefing (happenings in the world of scale models); Talking Point (kit gossip); New to You? (latest kits & decals); In Print (book reviews); KC-135 Stratotanker by Tom Wakeford and Ian Rentoul (KC-135 detailed); Duxford Photo File (Duxford Military Show photos); Golden Skyhawk by Paul Adams (RNZAF A-4 anniversary colour scheme); A Prize Pirate! (win a Hasegawa A-7E Corsair II kit); Blackburn’s Battling Skua by Peter Cooksley (FAA WW2 dive bomber drawn and described); Tiger, Tiger, still burning bright! by Ray Rimell (references for Tiger Moth kits builders); Maximise your Messerschmitt by Robert Humphreys (two simple Me 262 conversions); Vacform View by Geoff Prentice (Phoenix Models’ Cadet glider kit); Freewheelin’ by Matt Irvine (new car kits); Scale Mail (readers letters)
Vol.18 No.12 December 1987
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