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September 3, 2014

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol. 36 #5 (July 2014)

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:28 pm
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I managed to pick up the July and August issues of Scale Aircraft Modelling from the SAM stand at the IPMS/USA Nats in Hampton, VA.  Better still, they were selling the issues for the price of $4.50 USD instead of the cover price of 4.50 Pounds Sterling.  If I could get this magazine every month for that price, it would be the best deal in modeling magazines, other than RT.

As I have said before I have every issue of SAM from the beginning.  One of the things I’ve always loved about SAM is that it tends to focus on 72nd scale modeling.  It doesn’t ignore other scales, but it seems to concentrate of 72nd scale. (God’s One True Scale)  However, the July issue has almost all 48th scale subjects.  The only 72nd build is the new Eduard MiG-15.    It’s a nice article, though nothing special.

Also, SAM continues to be plagued by typos.  Bad ones.  Ones that should be noticeable to any proofreader with even a basic knowledge of the subject.  I don’t understand this.  It is one of the quickest ways to convince readers your magazine isn’t a serious publication.  I thought a year or two ago, they had this problem fixed, but it has gotten very bad again in the latest issues.

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