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|Publisher and Title:
||Windsock International Vol. 22,
No. 5, September / October 2006
||Soft cover, A4 format magazine
available online from Albatros Productions' website
||Variety of content, interesting
feature articles with included scale plans, good range of reviews,
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
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With six issues coming out annually, this is the
penultimate issue of Windsock International for this year.
Its 32 pages are once again full of material that will be of interest to
those modellers with a leaning towards World War I aviation. Thanks to
the large format of the magazine, items such as period photographs,
artwork, and scale plans are all reproduced to a very high standard.
Centre stage in this edition has to be the Handley Page V/1500. Along
with the numerous published photographs, Colin Owers has described and
drawn this behemoth. The general arrangement drawings are in 1/72 scale
with Ronny Bar providing the excellent colour profile.
Number four in George Haddow’s continuing series on Austro-Hungarian
naval aeroplanes is the Lohner Type X. As well as a summery on the
history of the aircraft, the author contributes detailed 1/72 scale
plans, accompanied by Bob Pearson’s accomplished artwork.
Albatros D.V 2065/17 is revisited with a look at the famous dragon
marking of this Jasta 5 machine. It seems there are still doubters out
there about the recently revised profile of the aircraft flown by both
Oblt. Richard Flashar and Ltn. Hans Joachim von Hippel.
This issue’s modelling feature is concerned with the Hansa Brandenburg
NW floatplane. The basis is the resin 1/72 scale model by Pancerka.
Detailed colour photographs follow Wojciech Butrycz’s assembly process
and his text explains the process needed to complete this challenging
Of course there is the usual roundup of book, kit, and decal reviews,
which along with the latest news in the industry make this publication a
fine resource for all WWI aircraft enthusiasts.
Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2006 by Rob Baumgartner
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