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Tfamous fighter aircraft of the German Luftwaffe. The A-8 variant represented the peak of development for the radial-he Focke-Wulf Fw 190, designed by Kurt Tank, was one of the most
engined Fw 190s and was the most produced subtype of the ”A” version. Its official designation was Würger (Shrike), but it was known almost universally by
Allied pilots as the “Butcher Bird”, for good reasons.most German night fighter units used twin-engined aircraft like the For the first few years of the war,
Messerschmitt Bf 110, Junkers Ju 88, or Dornier Do 217. By the summer of 1943, the Luftwaffe devised new night interception tactics whereby
single-engined day fighters were controlled from the ground by radar. The system was called Wilde Sau, and three Jagdgeschwader – JG 300, JG 301, and JG 302 – were
formed specifically for the purpose of night fighting. The idea was that searchlight batteries would provide enough illumination

to allow single-engine day fighters to attack the bombers. enough to enable the Luftwaffe to deter at least one RAF bomber These tactics proved successful
offensive on Berlin. As a result of this Hermann Goering decided to triple the strength of Wilde Sau units, but events intervened and in the spring of 1944 it was
decided that all available fighters were needed against USAAF day raids, and Wilde Sau units were converted to day operations.One of the aircraft developments
undertaken specifically for Wilde Sau was the night fighter version of the Fw 190. The choice was made to equip the aircraft with FuG217 Neptun J-2 or FuG218 Neptun J-
radar with external antennae. After some experiments, an R-11 factory conversion kit was issued for the Fw 190A-8. It contained the radar
installation with external wing-mounted antennae, underbelly 300-litre auxiliary fuel tank, additional flame dampers over the exhaust stacks, and a landing light.

Butcher of the
OPENING THE BOXAs is usual with kits from Revell, the box opens at the ends, so it cannot be used as a working
tray for parts. My solution was to decant everything into

the box of the model I had previously been working on. grey plastic sprues and three clear ones, along with a sheet of So what did I decant? Twelve
decals and a multipage instruction sheet, written in no fewer than twenty-one languages. These polyglossic words are all either
definitions applied to symbols (stick/paint/drill here, etc.) or vague descriptions of the 21 different colours involved in the build, such as ”blackish green matt”, ”khaki
brown matt” and – my favourite

  • ”mouse grey matt”. Fortunately paint numbers from Revell’s own range are given as starting points, as well as RLM numbers for the main camouflage colours.
    are clear and succinct, with the different options being clearly shown at each of the Words apart, the instructions
    72 stages of construction.Butcher is well supplied. There are In fact, options-wise, the

two variants available to build: an Fw 190A-8/R11 nightfighter from June 1944 and an Fw 190 A-8 from June 1945. The former – White 9, W. Nr. 29210, flown by Ofw. Günter
Migge, 1./NJGr. 10, (Werneuchen) – comes complete with radar aerials above and below the wings, and this is the version I decided
upon, if only because prior to seeing the kit I had no idea it had ever existed.

Revell 1/32 Fw 190 A-8/R11 Nightfighter by PeteR Barker





that particular aircraft (D/16). fairly restrained engraved detail but the plastic has a texture to the surface that would benefit from The main plastic parts have
a little attention, especially if you’re doing a gloss/silver finish.ON TO THE BUILD
Stage 1 is the main cabin floor and the cockpit (who would have thought?). The seats aren’t bad, but while the photo-etch belts
would help dress them up, I was supplied with Eduard’s seat belt set 49819, which has the advantage of being pre-painted. Given how tiny this set is, I
would have thought that Eduard could have included it in one of the other two sets I was supplied with, these being 49821 H-21C, which covers the cockpit and external
details, and 49820 Cargo Internal Seats, which covers the red webbing seat backs in the cargo bay. It has to be said that the cockpit/external details set is well worth the money,
if only for the cockpit details alone.little basic, the main instrument panel being just a flat sheet of As supplied, the kit cockpit is a
plastic with a decal consisting of a black square with some thin white circles on it, and the other controls being random blobs of plastic that bear little resemblance
to the real thing. The interior colours are basically various light greys with red seats.cockpit, some bulkheads, and the Stage 2 covers a bit more of the
avionics rack. There is a little bit of flash on the cockpit side (Part 39B) which needs to be removed, and there is more on the seats and the instrument panel housing.
avionics racking and then it’s on to Stage 4 and the cargo bay. There’s a lot to get sorted before you can join the fuselage halves in this kit! Stage 3 is more bulkheads and
webbing; they aren’t that bad but don’t include lap belts. The Eduard set supplies better webbing The kit provides seats and back
and a lot of lap belts, though it’s worth noting that you still need

to paint the reverse of the pre-painted webbing red, as otherwise the back will show as bare silver metal through the windows. Rather than the supplied long
plastic rod to support the back webbing, I used a length of 1 mm Albion Alloys tube, as this had a little more rigidity than plastic of the same diameter. For the first
seat I pre-bent all 27 little tabs on the webbing to receive the metal rod support, but getting them all to behave simultaneously
was a real pain. For the second seat I just bent the three on the

seat backs at each end and glued the rod to these six, and when that was dry I bent the tabs for the other seven seats around the rod; this was much easier.
mounting bulkheads. There is some nice detail here, but how much of it will be visible remains to be seen! There is a slight error Stage 5 is the engine and its
in the instructions in this stage: Parts 33B and 34B on the sprue are incorrectly called out as 34B and 33B (i.e. transposed) on the page.
It’s a minor point, though, as they are pretty obviously different.

Part 9B where Part 34B (or 33B if you believe the instructions) fits. I now put the engine assembly together to see how much would be visible I also had to open up the hole in
and what would benefit from some paint and maybe a little extra detail. One side of the cylinder bank is completely hidden by the shroud it goes into, the other side is 90%
covered by the exhaust collector, so I am not even sure it’s worth painting the engine, let alone detailing it. Stage 6 has you fit the windows,
an etched grille, the completed engine assembly, and the rear bulkheads into one side of the fuselage. But before you do any of that you need to consider the
fuselage texture and what you’re going to use from the Eduard set. Having offered the two fuselage halves up together one thing went through my mind.
Oh dear.
A is an American helicopter, the fourth of a line of tandem rotor helicopters designed and built by Piasecki Helicopter (later Boeing little history, courtesy of Wikipedia: “The Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee
Vertol). Commonly called the “flying banana”, it was a multi-mission helicopter, utilizing wheels, skis, or floats. The H-21 was originally developed
by Piasecki as an Arctic rescue helicopter and had winterization features permitting operation at temperatures as low as −65 °F (−54 °C), and could be
routinely maintained in severe cold weather environments.” There’s a lot more out there...excited to be asked to build this I have to admit that I was quite
kit; I suspect I am one of the few people who has actually seen one of these aircraft in the metal, as they have one at the Ailes
Anciennes collection in Toulouse.But let’s start with what’s in

the box. There are four sprues of a lightish grey plastic; one clear sprue; a small etched sheet with grilles, seatbelts, and the like;
and a nice looking, glossy decal sheet printed in Italy by a company new to me, Zanchetti Buccinasco. The main plastic parts have fairly restrained engraved detail, but
the plastic has a texture to the surface that would benefit from a little attention, especially if you’re doing a gloss silver finish.The 16 page A4 instruction
booklet looks at first glance to be nicely done, using CAD renderings to illustrate construction, and four-view, full-colour profiles for the three schemes provided, which are
an overall green US Army example used in Vietnam in 1963, a colourful silver/red/yellow USAF rescue aircraft from 1960, and an overall
blue French navy bird from Algeria in 1956. Given the one in Toulouse I was already leaning towards the French markings, especially as the kit markings appear to be for


Building Italeri’s H-21C Shawnee “Flying Banana”
by Peter Marshall




Riders in the Sky Preview PLUS!Eduard 1/72 Liberator GR Mk.V Limited Edition by Tim Upson-SmithITEM 2121-NAV
Box Art by Piotr Forkasiewicz13 Markings options (Decals by Cartograf)201 Injection moulded plastic parts by Hasegawa over 12 sprues (many parts
marked not for use)39 Clear parts by Hasegawa over 2 sprues79 injection moulded plastic parts by Eduard 1 sprue39 clear parts by Eduard 1 sprue
Eduard colour Photo-etch 1 sheet plus 1 sheet brass, c.79 partsEduard paint masks A2 rolled poster of the box art76pp softback book ‘Riders in the Sky 1944’
24-page full colour instruction bookTHE KIT
Tmagic to upgrade this kit to a GR Mk.V, coastal command Liberator with the addition of a brand new he bulk of the plastic in this box is by Hasegawa, but Eduard have worked their
clear sprue, with the correct gun turrets for the British version. There is also a new grey moulded sprue with the rest of the parts for the gun turrets, but also contains
new propellers, a searchlight and all of the parts for the fuselage mounted rockets system. Eduard have also included two phot-etch sheets, one in colour, as
well as a very complete set of masks for all of the glazing and there is quite a lot of glazing! find an A4 76-page book, the In the bottom of box, you will
printed version is in Czech, but a translation should be available on the Eduard website by the time you read this. The book give a history of the RAF Coastal Command Liberators, with sections on the GR Mk.III and GR Mk.V. The book then goes on to describe the aircraft that are featured in the kit. As well as details of each aircraft there are biographies of some of the pilots

who flew them with 311 Squadron. The book is illustrated throughout with contemporary black and white photos and some superb colour profiles and plans. The book forms
the ideal one stop reference for your build and will certainly help you to get the weathering right!Hasegawa plastic is spot on with As you would expect the
no flash and recessed panel lines as appropriate. The two new Eduard sprues are just as good as the Hasegawa and if they didn’t have Eduard moulded on them
you would be hard pressed to tell them apart! There will be a lot of parts for your spares box from this kit, as there are a large
number of items marked ‘not for use’ on the sprue layout diagram inside the instruction booklet.this bomber, you will really need Before starting your build of
to study the instruction booklet in some detail and decide which of the 13 colour scheme options you are going to portray, as the first page of the booklet has optional
parts for different schemes. So, no changing your mind halfway through with this build!included in the kit, all of which are Thirteen colour schemes are
illustrated with four view colour diagrams. All of the schemes are either extra dark sea grey over white. Or extra dark sea grey and dark slate grey over white.
Seven of the schemes included

Liberators over the Atlantic
Authors: Jack Colman and Richard ColmanYear: 2017Publisher: Fonthill MediaISBN: 978 1 78155 650 4Format: 286pp Hardback
Tduring the Second World War. The book covers the authors learning to fly in Canada and subsequent service as a pilot/navigator on Liberators based in his new book from Fonthill Media offers a personal account of a young man’s experiences flying
Iceland. The book describes the battle of the North Atlantic, the role of protecting the Atlantic Convoys and the hunting of U-boats, mixed with the perils of flying
in the harsh climate. The book does have a section of photographs many of which are from private collections and are previously unpublished. Whilst the book from Eduard supplied
in the kit is predominantly a visual reference book, this one gives you a real insight to what it was like to be there. As a modeller, I like to find out about the people who flew and operated my
chosen subject and for me personally, this book ticks that box by giving me a real insight into what it was like to fly one of these Liberators in action over the unforgiving waters of the North Atlantic.
for supplying this book for review. Recommended reading if you like to get the background to your subjects.My thanks to Fonthill Media

As this is a Preview Plus, we present one more item for your consideration, a new book from Fonthill Media offers a personal account of a young mans experiences flying Costal Command Liberators.



receiving a deep brown wash. These were then attached to the underside of the cabin floor and everything else was then sandwiched
into the fuselage halves. really great and after inserting 50 grams of fishing weight right below the front deck, the belly The fit of all of these parts was
panel was glued in place. I did need

some putty but it was minimal, and with the fuselage complete I could move on to the next stage. The four engines are really nice.
The engine fan received a coat of titanium and the exhaust area was painted in burnt metal. Again the assembly of these components was easy and I put them aside until
the end of the building process. adjustments were needed to the wing to ensure a good fit with the fuselage, but the fit Some test-fitting and small
Revell 1/144 Antonov An-124 Ruslan by Mario SerelleOne of the good things about building commissioned models is that sometimes
you are pushed out of your comfort zone. Building this An-124 was such a challenge to me in many aspects. I build mainly military
aircraft, and am not a big fan of civilian transports, so a mostly white-coloured model was outside of my normal comfort zone. This model is also big! When fully
assembled it is 47.8 cm long with a 50.7 cm wingspan, probably the largest model I have built so far. Add to that the long cargo cabin and the 24 wheels to be
painted.... let the party begin! CONSTRUCTIONI decided to build this little giant
with both rear and front cargo

doors open, so I started by dealing with the long cargo cabin. The ceiling, floor, and side walls are supplied separately but they click into place perfectly. The side
walls were painted grey and the ceiling in a green colour, while the nicely reproduced cabin floor was painted in a matt shade of aluminium. The tiny cockpit was
also painted, though it is mostly invisible on the completed model.from the Ammo range by Mig Jimenez to add some depth to the I now applied different washes
interior details. A deep grey colour was used on the grey areas, followed by a deep brown on the green parts. The metallic floor received a blue-black wash which helped to make all
the nicely engraved details show up. were built and painted green before The wheel wells came next; they



Russia’s Little






creating a weathered Soviet war mule was very appealing to me. It would also be a good chance to try to achieve a faded look to the canvas.
CONSTRUCTIONConstruction begins with the cockpit. It isn’t as busy as WWII

and later aircraft, but there’s quite a bit of detail there that will be visible after completion. All of the internal parts have fantastic detail, everything looks
great, and the fit is perfect. frame Tamiya XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan. I toyed with the idea I began by painting the side

of spraying the parts with a clear yellow to simulate a varnish, and as I think it would have added more to the appearance, in hindsight I
wish I had at least tried this out. the Liberty V12 Engine. A lot of care and engineering is put into Wingnut engines and the fit The next big step is building
with this one is fantastic. Simple things, like all the wires for the plumbing fitting perfectly, make their engines a delight to build. I began my engine by painting
the bottom tub Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum and the top Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black, followed by oil washes.

For the silver areas I used black to simulate grease, oil, and grime, and a nice brown on the cylinders. The sad part about all this is
that despite all that beautiful detail, the sides of the fuselage cover the entire engine. However, there is a removable top section that will show some of the engine, even
if the majority of it is hidden.Parts A5 and A6 make up the divider between the front and rear cockpit, but a test fit showed that it was a Next came a little modification.
T little too big. These pieces need to be sanded down once the fuselage
at the box contents I knew I was in for a fun time. The first Wingnut his boxing of the DH.9a is a Wingnut Wings post-WWI aircraft, and upon looking
Wings kit I built was a real eye-opener and it was much more than I was expecting. With this kit, I was determined to correct the mistakes I had previously made
with my last one, the Bristol F.2b.upgrade from the DH.9 and had the new American Liberty V12 engine. The Ninak arrived too late The DH.9a “Nine-ack” was an
to be properly used in WWI, but the surplus aircraft were quickly used in other branches of the military, and was even bought by several
countries. These included the USSR, which built the aircraft without a license, referring to the counterfeit DH.9’s as the Polikarpov R-1. As you look through the parts of
the kit, you notice the abundance

of extra parts (with which you can stock up the spares box). The kit includes five options, four of which are RAF aircraft, while the fifth is a Soviet Polikarpov R-1. There is
a wonderful Cartograph printed decal sheet, loaded with bright beautiful decals and including some fantastic stencils that can easily be read, despite their small size.
anyone building a Wingnut Wings kit should check out their website. There are pictures of the subject aircraft there, as well as a photo I’d also like to mention that
gallery of the completed model. They also have a fantastic section dedicated to tips to help modellers build what can otherwise seem like
complicated kits. These tips are a wonderful way to help plan how you are going to build the model. Polikarpov R-1. I rarely build I was really drawn to the
anything Russian, but the idea of

Side wall with throttle

Dual foot pedals and control columns

Cockpit assembly


Engine mounting bracket
Wingnut Wings 1/32 DH. 9a (Post War) by Jared Demes





Abut their ever-expanding range of 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft models and upgrades have certainly grabbed the attention of anyone MK (Avantgarde Model Kits) are a relative newcomer to the market,
who appreciates high quality kits. L-29 Delfin (NATO codename “Maya”) was a jet trainer aircraft manufactured by Czechloslovakian Introduced in 1961, the
manufacturer Aero Vodochody. The airframe was a simple, robust design, and the aircraft was used by many Warsaw Pact, Middle Eastern, and African air forces.
AMK’s Delfin was released in 2016, and appears to be an almost direct re-scale of their existing 1/48 THE KIT
version. And as such, the level of detail for this scale is excellent.

top-opening box. Instructions are clearly printed on a single, folded sheet, and include basic colour call-outs for parts during assembly. The parts are contained in a
FS colour designations are given for many of the six finishing options: Soviet Air Force, East German Air Force, Egyptian Air Force, Czechoslovakian Air Force
(two versions) and the Ukraine Aeroclub of Kharkiv (featured on the box top artwork). A large decal sheet is provided, most of which is dedicated to the elaborate colour
scheme of the Ukrainian version.nice quality grey plastic, containing around 115 parts. Two of the sprues are identical, comprising parts The kit consists of four sprues of
that form duplicated assemblies. Surface detail is very good, the panel lines being just the right size to retain a wash after painting, without being too obtrusive. The


Aero L-
AMK 1/72 Aero L-29 Delfin by Garth Nicholson transparent parts (canopy, lamp covers etc.) are crisply moulded and are thin and very clear. To round things off, a small brass photo-etch fret is included, with flap recess ribs, a canopy stay, ventral panel surround, IFF antenna, and airbrake hinges.
BUILDINGI began by removing all the parts from their sprues and found that

they needed very little subsequent clean up. A quick test-fit of the main components revealed that this kit is pretty much a snap-together fit, always a good sign.
very delicate cockpit canopy hoops are moulded integrally with each fuselage side, and it would be very One potential issue is that the
easy to accidentally snap these off during assembly. I somehow managed to avoid doing that, although I did find gluing the hoop

halves together neatly when closing the fuselage troublesome, probably due to the contact area between the two parts being so tiny in this area.
Construction of the cockpit was stress free, the ejection seats are nicely rendered with separate COCKPIT

headrests and cushions. One of the seats requires that a crossbar be removed, which is a simple task, and is a consequence of using identical sprues for both
seats. I used Eduard aftermarket seat harnesses, since somewhat surprisingly none were included on the kit’s photo-etch fret. The instruments are represented






Poole Model Show
Oorganisers this was also the first decent weather day of 2018 with clear blue skies and warm temperatures. So many decided ur first visit to the Poole Vikings Model Show, unfortunately for the
to spend the day outside rather than visit a model show. But for those who did attend there were a good number of model clubs and traders in attendance and
the entries in the competition were to a very good standard.

14th April 2018 SCRAPBOOKPHOTO

proved itself superior to the more heavily armed Albatros fighters then in use. In April 1917, Anthony Fokker viewed a captured Sopwith Triplane while visiting Jasta 11,
and as a result, Fokker produced a prototype designated the V.5. On 14th July 1917, an order was issued for 20 pre-production aircraft.
triplanes were designated F.1. The two aircraft were sent to Jastas 10 and 11 for combat evaluation, arriving at Markebeeke, The first two pre-production
Belgium on 28 August 1917. F.I 102/17 on 1 September 1917 and shot down two enemy aircraft in the next two days. He reported Richthofen first flew Fokker
that the F.1 was superior to the Sopwith Triplane. Richthofen recommended that fighter squadrons be re-equipped with the new aircraft as soon as possible.
The combat evaluation

came to an abrupt conclusion when Oberleutnant Kurt Wolff, Staffelführer of Jasta 11, was shot down in 102/17 on 15 September, and Leutnant Werner Voss, Staffelführer
of Jasta 10, was killed in 103/17 on 23 September. The remaining pre-production aircraft, designated Dr.1, were delivered to Jasta 11.
and Pfalz fighters, the Dr.1 offered exceptional manoeuvrability. Though the ailerons were not very effective, the rudder and elevator Compared with the Albatross
controls were light and powerful. Rapid turns were facilitated by the triplane’s marked directional instability, especially to the right, due to the torque of the rotary
engine. Vizefeldwebel Franz Hemer of Jasta 6 said, “The triplane was my favourite fighting machine because it had such wonderful flying qualities. I could let myself
stunt – looping and rolling – and

Revell 1/28 Fokker Dr.1 Triplane (1957) Hby Guy Goodwin nice clean base so I can focus on tech kit man only (I like a myself a modern, high-aving frequently declared (^) it was very manoeuvrable, it could avoid an enemy by diving with perfect safety. The triplane had to be given up because although poor during takeoff and landing. deficiencies. The pilot’s view was was no longer fast enough.” The Dr.1 suffered other
the finish), I surprised myself by buying this kit on impulse in my local model shop. It was on sale at only £12 (for a 1/28 kit!), and
it seemed to offer (potentially) a lot of fun for the money. of these classic boxings for a while, and at that price, I couldn’t resist. I’d been toying with trying one
I’d made a couple of these kits back in the ‘70s (no doubt covered in glue and paint fingerprints) and they still held a certain romance for me. It was a toss up between the
Fokker and the Spad – but I think the clunky way the struts fixed into the wings on the Spad kit tipped the balance in the Fokker’s favour. Compare that with £70+ for a
Wingnuts Wings kit. This is not
meant as a criticism – Wingnuts kits are still great value for money. Just take a look in one of their boxings one day; you won’t feel undersold for your money,
but they’re not pocket money. HISTORY
The Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker, “triplane” in German) was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.1 saw widespread service in
the spring of 1918. It became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Triplane began to appear over the Western Front. Despite its single Vickers machine gun armament, the Sopwith swiftly In February 1917, the Sopwith
Fokker Dr.
6 Butcher of the Night
Revell 1/32 Fw 190 A-8/R
Nightfighter by PeteR Barker
22 French Banana
Building Italeri’s H-21C Shawnee
“Flying Banana” by Peter Marshall
40 First Look
Riders in the Sky – Eduard
1/72 Liberator GR Mk.V Limited
Edition by Tim Upson-Smith
68 Russia’s Little Giant
Revell 1/144 Antonov An-
Ruslan by Mario Serelle
68 Russia’s Little Giant
Revell 1/144 Antonov An-
Ruslan by Mario Serelle
14 Ninak
Wingnut Wings 1/32 DH. 9a
(Post War) by Jared Demes
28 Quickbuild Delfin
AMK 1/72 Aero L-29 Delfin
by Garth Nicholson
44 Photo Scrapbook
Show Report from
Poole Model Show
72 Vintage Plastic
Revell 1/28 Fokker Dr.1 Triplane
(1957) by Guy Goodwin
35 The SAM news
36 Czech news
38 Polish news
46 Accessories
52 Decals
56 Reviews
78 Books & Media
82 Back Page
14 Ninak
Wingnut Wings 1/32 DH. 9a
(Post War) by Jared Demes
22 French Banana
Building Italeri’s H-21C
Shawnee “Flying Banana”
by Peter Marshall
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