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August 24, 2014

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol. 35 #10 (Dec 2013)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:38 pm
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OK, I admit it, I am behind on posting these magazine reviews.  I actually read this issue when I got it in Feb. of 2014, but it has taken me till now to do a review of it.

It is a typical SAM.  The production values on the magazine are first-rate.  (Though there are still a disturbing number of typos)  The photos of the models are good and the models themselves are well built.

This issues has a number of items for the 72nd scale builder.   There are a couple of 72nd scale Spits in Israeli markings, along with a feature article on the Spitfire in early Israeli service.  There is also a build of the Russian Mi-10 heavy lift helicopter.  There is an additional feature article on the Sea King helicopter in Royal Navy service, though the build accompanying that article is a 48th scale build.  (Yuck!)

The biggest complaint I still have about SAM is the price here in the States.  At the recent IPMS/USA Nats, the SAM publishers had a booth, and  they were selling issues, including the current one, at $4.50 each.  At that price I’d have no problem buying them as the best value in modeling magazines.

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