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July 26, 2010

Magazine review: World Model Aviation February and April 2010

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World Model Aviation Feb. 2010

I need another monthly modeling magazine like I need a hole in my head.  Thus, I was less than thrilled when I heard that a new modeling magazine was coming out of England.  Resist as much as I might, I bought two of the early issues of World Model Aviation.  Luckily it turns out that I’m not going to have to take out that fifth mortgage on the house in order to get yet another model magazine subscription. (Besides, in this environment, I am not sure the bankers would give it to me.) 

This isn’t to say that the magazine is not a good one.  The production values are good.  The photos are excellent, and the articles are well written.  In fact, I’d say that the photographs are some of the best you’ll see in a model magazine other than maybe AiR.  There is a nice balance between photos and text and the photos complement the articles nicely.  They are not as in depth as some you will see in the IPMS/USA Journal, but they are more detailed than those in SAM or SAMI.  The February issue had no real content of interest to the 72nd scale modeler, though the April issue had a nice article on the B-2 and the new Airfix Hawk.  For me, the real issue isn’t that there is anything wrong with this magazine, but it just doesn’t add anything to the magazines I already get every month.  I’ll pick up an issue from time to time when I see an article of particular interest, but this won’t be one of my must have magazines.

World Model Aviation April 2010

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