This is the newsletter put out by Graham Walker (who by the way, has recently become a father - congrats ;-) ), head of the IPMS(UK) Cruiser SIG and it is a very interesting read.
SIG stands for Special Interest Group & is one way of keeping in touch with modellers who share your peculiar interests, be it cruisers, WW1, armour etc. A part of IPMS, SIGs each put out a newsletter approx every 3-6 months (but this can vary). These newsletters, by their very nature can vary in size & quality, but the infomation contained in the ones I have seen make the SIG newsletters a worthwhile addition to any modeller's library.
The newsletter usually consists of a 6-8 B/W pages & is very useful for anyone interested in cruisers.
Issue 10 consists of the following articles:
USS Salem CA-139 By: Tim Stoneman This covers a short history of the Salem, from when she was launched to her present home in Quincey MA. Tim then gives a detailed review of the Iron Shipwright's 1/700 resin kit.
Modelling the RN D class AA Cruiser HMS Delhi by John Brook John shows how he converted the Tamiya 1/700 IJN Tenyru to HMS Delhi. A very good read.
11 consists of the following articles
HMS Bonaventure Tim Stoneman converts the remastered WEM 1/700 HMS Dido to HMS Bonaventure. An excellant article.
USS Vincennes - Ticonderoga class cruiser Here, Graham gives a detailed review of the Revell (ex Skywave) 1/700 USS Vincennes (one of two choices in the USS Ticonderoga kit).
As you can see, there's not much in the two issues, compared with other ship modelling publications, but the quality of the content is outstanding. Like many other club publications, they survive on what is submitted to them, so if you're into cruisers, subscribe & contribute - it's a very worthwhile newsletter.
I highly recommend it.
Subscription in the UK is free, outside of the UK $5USD (Cash Only).
For further infomation on joining the Cruiser SI: contact Graham at the
249 Horninglow Road North
Horninglow, Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire, DE13 0ST