Editor Chris Bucholtz reporting for duty! I'm pleased to present
this month's selection of stories focusing on a particular favorite
of mine, the Mosquito.
never built a Mossie, but not for want of trying. I attempted to
build a Mosquito FB.XVIII a few years ago, but, as every modeler
experiences at one point, this model turned out to be my cursed
kit. Try as I might, I couldn't make this otherwise decent Airfix
1:72 kit turn into a finished model. The Mossie had an odd habit
of breaking by itself--I'd work on it for an evening and return
the next day, to find the model undisturbed but for a part that
had inexplicably fallen off! After two months of taking a step forward
and having the model immediately take a step back while I wasn't
watching, I shelved it and moved onto something a little less insubordinate!
Last year my
local chapter held a contest called "The Fight of the Old Dog,"
the premise of which was that each member would bring in a kit that
had defied the modelers' most desperate efforts. Out came my Mossie.
As I stood explaining its evil ways to my fellow members, the left
wing neatly separated, plunged to the table and missed my newly-completed
Skyraider by inches!
none of your projects will present you with such problems! I invite
you to check out the Mossies and other models completed by our authors
this month. Let March Mosquito madness commence!
|New Releases and First Looks |
|New Releases |
Resin detail sets and new books from several publishers.
|First Looks |
AML's 1/72 A6M2-K, Aviation Usk's 1/72 Ki76 Stella, Blue Max's 1/48 Bristol Fighter, Eduard's 1/48 Yak-3, Minicraft's 1/144 Boeing 377, Newman R&D's 1/72 X-38, Rosemont's 1/72 Farman F.40bis, and Sword's 1/72 SO3C Seamew.
1/32 Scale Guide $18.00
1/48 Scale Guide $25.00
1/72 Scale Guide $25.00
HH-43 Huskie Color
Reference Guide $15.00
Please add $3.20 Postage in the US.
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