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August 16, 2019

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol.41 #5 (July 2019)

I’ve looked back and realized I haven’t done a SAM review in about 4 years.  I used to do them all the time.  Out of the habit I guess.  I still get the magazine and live through its ups and downs.  This issue is the last by its current editor.  A new editor took over for the August issue.  I’ll review that when I get the time.

In this issue, two subjects I am greatly interested are covered.  There is a long form build review of the Revell/ICM MiG-25 RB.  While the RB is a recon version is a recon version, the cover of the magazine features a nice drawing of one of the interceptor versions.  There is also a color article on pre-WWII RAF far east colors, centering around whether any Vildebeestes were wearing a blue/green far east scheme. (They probably weren’t)  A good issue.  I enjoyed it and it took me more than 30 minutes to read it, which is a good sign.

My one criticism would be that in man of the short build reviews, the models built for the review don’t look very good.  If I were a manufacturer, I’d be worried about the impression these photos left of my models.

 

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May 2, 2019

MiG-25 RBF

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Oh!  I have wanted one of these for quite a while.

March 13, 2019

I-153

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ICM is releasing a kit of the I-153 in Chinese markings.  Since that is what I’d want to build it in, it is good news for me.

 

January 2, 2019

ICM for 2019

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Announcement season is upon us.  ICM looks like it will be releasing several versions of the MiG-25 and an I-153.  Good news.

December 13, 2018

MiG-25

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This moth or next, ICM is releasing a 72nd scale kit of the Recon version of the MiG-25.  Yay!

October 25, 2018

ICM Do-17

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Wonder how this kit is?  Wonder how it compares to the Airfix kit?

September 26, 2018

MiG-25RBT

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Looks like we are finally getting our recon version of the MiG-25.  Thanks ICM.

July 20, 2018

MiG-25RBT

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Yea!  ICM is doing a recon version of the MiG-25.  We’ve needed this for a while.

January 22, 2018

ICM 2018

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The new ICM 2018 catalogue is out.  Looks like we’ll be getting the recon version of the MiG-25. Yea!

December 30, 2017

MiG-25 RBT

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Looks like ICM is going to do a new tool of the recon version of the MiG-25.  Info here.

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