CD Magazine from IPMS NSW
S u m m a r y
||IN Miniature - Volume 17, No.1
|Media and Contents:
|Price and Availability:
||AUD$25.00 for subscriptions (four
issues) in Australia (post included)
AUD$30.00 for overseas subscriptions (post included) - payment to IPMS
(NSW) in AUD$ only required. Checks not accepted.
Hornet133@hotmail.com for subscriptions,
with more information available on the IPMS NSW website
||Great format for reference articles;
high quality research and images; packed with interesting content,
especially for modellers interested in Australian subjects.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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From the 1980s, under the devoted stewardship of Steve Mackenzie, Kel Perks
and Mark S. Newton, the IPMS NSW Club Magazine, News and Views, developed
a great reputation for original research, with particular emphasis on Australian
It was my privilege to act as Editor of News and Views for Volume 13
in the mid 1990s.
Following my stint as Editor, the magazine went through some changes. It has
now been relaunched as a new soft copy publication produced on Compact Disc. The
electronic magazine is called "IN Miniature".
The focus is firmly on Australian aviation reference. This is hardly
surprising, as noted aviation historian Steve Mackenzie has once again taken the
The CD format is ideal for this type of magazine, as it is not hampered by
formatting limitations imposed by print magazines, and offers excellent
presentation of many large colour images. The pictures are well supported by
plenty of original research text too.
In addition to the volume of reference articles, there are also several
reviews and a report on Club activities.
A full description of the contents is listed below:
M113 APCs in service with 10th Light Horse Regt - photos by Stuart Jackson
25 Sqn Vampires in the 1950s - by Mick Mirkovic (note 3 HTML pages in this
'Miss Piggy' Rides Again - by Steve Mackenzie
Kittyhawk Mk.1as - by Mick Mirkovic (note 2 HTML pages in this article)
Horrie's Funabout - by Mick Mirkovic (note 2 HTML pages in this article)
Bristol Freighter Walkaround - by Scott Davies
RAN Sea Fury & Firefly photo spread - by Alan Yee
Royal Thai Air Force Museum Pt 1 - Warren Meyer
Report from Avalon Airshow Feb 2003 - photos by Dave Edwards & Eamon
Hamilton (note 2 HTML pages in this article)
RAAF Oddities No.1 - 65Ft SAR Crash Boat - by Steve Mackenzie
Review of Sword 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - by Scott Davies
Review of High Planes Models BAE Systems Hawk MK 127, Kit No. 4804 - by
Review of Model Alliance / Hawkeye Models Australia Decals (various) - by
Review of 1/48 SuperScale Decals No. 48-807 RAAF HF/LF Mk.VIII Spitfires -
by Ryan Hamilton
Model photo archive from 25th Jan 2003 meeting - photos by Mick Elst
Warbirds over Wanaka Tour 2004 - info from Ley Reynolds
IN Miniature is a very interesting publication in a highly
usable format - as long as you have a PC, that is. Of course, if you are
reading this review you are probably already sold on the benefits of
This is a great publication for anybody interested in
Australian aviation or modelling (plus a little military and naval thrown
in too) and, at a maximum cost of AUD$30, represents great value for a
full year subscription of four CDs. In fact, works out at less than USD$5
per disc including postage.
Thanks to Steve Mackenzie from IPMS NSW for the review sample.
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