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IN Miniature

CD Magazine from IPMS NSW
 

 

 

S u m m a r y

Title: IN Miniature - Volume 17, No.1
ISBN: n/a
Media and Contents: Compact Disc
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.
Contact
Hornet133@hotmail.com for subscriptions, with more information available on the IPMS NSW website www.ipmsnsw.org
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Great format for reference articles; high quality research and images; packed with interesting content, especially for modellers interested in Australian subjects.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t   L o o k

 

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 subjects.

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 helm.

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 article)




'Miss Piggy' Rides Again - by Steve Mackenzie



RAAF P-40E 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 Ryan Hamilton
Review of Model Alliance / Hawkeye Models Australia Decals (various) - by Ryan Hamilton
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

 

 

Conclusion

 

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 desktop computing!

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.

Recommended.

Thanks to Steve Mackenzie from IPMS NSW for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 13 August, 2003
Last updated 15 August, 2003

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