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January 29, 2011

Model Airplane International #66 (Jan. 2011)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:57 am
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Model Airplane International isn’t one of the magazines that I buy every issue of.  Jim Bates and I have had a number of discussions over which modeling magazine, SAM, SAMI, MAI, etc. is the best.  All seem to have their faults, with none of them rising to the level of the old SAM or MAM before it eliminated modeling content.

This latest issue of MAI is a good, if not great one.  The feature articles are on construction of a 48th scale MC.200 and a 32nd scale F6F.  Obviously, neither is of great interest to the 72nd scale modeler.  There is a build of the new AZ Spitfire Mk IIa and a very nice in-depth conversion article on converting the Airfix Nimrod to the AEW.3 configuration.  This article is a good one and does a nice job documenting the conversion as well as all the faults of the original Airfix kit.

The historical article covers the Sea Venom.  Not exactly my cup of tea.  There are a number of nice side view illustrations of different versions of this aircraft.

As I said, all in all, a good issue, if not a great one.

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