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|Publisher and Title:
||Albatros Productions Windsock
Worldwide Vol.23, No.5
||Soft cover, A4 format magazine
available online from Albatros Productions' website
superb artwork, 1/72 and 1/48 scale general arrangement drawings, A4
format well suited for image reproduction.
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This is the second issue of Windsock Worldwide magazine
that I have read, and it easily lives up to the standard set by the
I am a serious fan of anything that reflects the
personality of the person who created it and this magazine lives and
breathes it's editors passion for the subject. Personally I find it
difficult to maintain a high level of interest for a subject after
prolonged exposure to it, but fortunately Ray Rimmel still possesses a
passion for WWI history that benefits the relatively uninitiated like
This issue keeps things very current and starts of with some fantastic
detail shots inside the front cover that will be of immense use to
anyone who has purchased the newly released Nieuport 11 from Special
Hobby. The information on the Nieuprt "Bebe" continues inside with a
beautifully illustrated centre spread by Ronny Bar along with the first
part of a fabric special from Alan D Toelle covering the Nieuport
Camouflage of 1916. Well researched and thorough in it's examination,
this article will be very useful to modellers.
Also beginning in this issue is a chronicling of RE8 Squadrons 1914-1918
covering Les Rogers visit to the front. Another extremely interesting
article loaded with photographs that will aid anyone making the 48th
Aeroclub kit or the old Airfix kit in 1/72.
As I mentioned earlier I am relatively new to this WWI modelling lark,
and the amount of aircraft types amazes me, particularly the lesser
known combatants contributions. The ongoing series contributed by George
Haddow sees the Hansa Brandenburg W18 featured, and thanks to some scale
drawings, colour profiles and plenty of superb photographs, the type is
There is an interesting article on 1/144 scale modelling for a wargame
although this is the only "modelling" article to feature in this issue.
There is the usual expert review of the latest products in WWI modelling
covered, featuring several kits, books and resins from manufacturers all
over the world.
I rate Windsock Worldwide very highly as a magazine (in
case you hadn't gathered that already) and as a WWI Modelling companion
I would think it would be invaluable. This is a very specialist magazine
and focuses far more intensely on the subject matter than any of the
more generic overall coverage magazines would, and for me personally, I
find it a fascinating read.
and Windsock datafiles are available through the Windsock Website.
Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2007 by Jay Laverty
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