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Model Aircraft Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From €2,92 per issue Model Aircraft Magazine is first and foremost a modellers magazine, mixing kit builds and conversions with historical and reference pieces, but with the focus always on information and images that will be of use to those building in scale. .. read more
Regular authors include military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones, Jack Herris, whose WWI articles couple in-depth research with a seemingly inexhaustible archive of historical photographs, aviation photo journalist Steve Palmer, and Robin Polderman, whose position on a Dutch F-16 squadron allow him global opportunities to exercise his considerable skills as a photographer.
Modelling features have a wide pool of talent to draw on, accumulated over sixteen years with Scale Aviation Modeller International, and as Editor of both titles Gary Hatcher is able to collate and direct material as appropriate, and see that it is showcased in the best possible way. One regular article features the work of Trevor Pask, author of the best of the recent titles on building Airfix kits, and a modeller whose enthusiasm and commitment to each project he undertakes might be said to personify the hobby as many of us regard it. Anything goes on Trevor’s workbench, and unlike so many of us, he always finds a way to finish a kit.
New kit and accessories play a part in Model Aircraft as a brief presentation of new releases each month, leaving the wider sourcing of news and product coverage to sister magazine Scale Aviation Modeller International, and by this means we avoid repetition between the titles. SAMI remains the foremost magazine for those modellers who enjoy kits and modelling first, but have an interest in real aircraft. Model Aircraft is aimed instead at those real aircraft enthusiasts who also have a passion for modelling.
Model Aircraft is designed to offer a unique and essential read to the enthusiast.  read less
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Building the Messerschmitt Bf 109

Model Aircraft Extra #2
Compiled by Andy Evans

The iconic Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force during World War II. The aircraft first saw operational service in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of the War in 1945. The Bf 109 is the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945. It was also one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 engine. .. read more It was conceived as an interceptor, and later models were developed to fulfil multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-night all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several countries during World War II and served with a number of air arms for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them. The highest scoring fighter ace of all time, Erich Hartmann, flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 aerial victories. The aircraft was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest-scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, who achieved 158 aerial victories. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany’s allies, notably the Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type. This second book in the MA Publications ‘Model Aircraft Extra’ series brings you a guide to building some of the variants of the Bf 109. In all some 14 build projects are included in a ‘how-to’ format using kits in popular scales from some of the best model makers around.  read less
Model Aircraft Magazine is first and foremost a modellers magazine, mixing kit builds and conversions with historical and reference pieces, but with the focus always on information and images that will be of use to those building in scale.
Regular authors include military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones, Jack Herris, whose WWI articles couple in-depth research with a seemingly inexhaustible archive of historical photographs, aviation photo journalist Steve Palmer, and Robin Polderman, whose position on a Dutch F-16 squadron allow him global opportunities to exercise his considerable skills as a photographer.
Modelling features have a wide pool of talent to draw on, accumulated over sixteen years with Scale Aviation Modeller International, and as Editor of both titles Gary Hatcher is able to collate and direct material as appropriate, and see that it is showcased in the best possible way. One regular article features the work of Trevor Pask, author of the best of the recent titles on building Airfix kits, and a modeller whose enthusiasm and commitment to each project he undertakes might be said to personify the hobby as many of us regard it. Anything goes on Trevor’s workbench, and unlike so many of us, he always finds a way to finish a kit.
New kit and accessories play a part in Model Aircraft as a brief presentation of new releases each month, leaving the wider sourcing of news and product coverage to sister magazine Scale Aviation Modeller International, and by this means we avoid repetition between the titles. SAMI remains the foremost magazine for those modellers who enjoy kits and modelling first, but have an interest in real aircraft. Model Aircraft is aimed instead at those real aircraft enthusiasts who also have a passion for modelling.
Model Aircraft is designed to offer a unique and essential read to the enthusiast.
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I love the colour profiles and scale drawings Reviewed domingo, 31 de mayo de 2020
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Really enjoy this magazine, often using tips from the articles. Reviewed jueves, 27 de febrero de 2020

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