In the
Winter 200-2002 issue of
Model Ship Journal
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
In case you haven't picked up your copy yet, here is a look inside the latest issue of Model Ship Journal, and a sample of some of the articles included. This is a special issue devoted to the Rescue ship that served throughout history. There are a number of features recognizing them for their unsung contribution to history. 

On the cover: Is Kieth Benders awsome scratchbuilt 1/128 scale USCGC Dallas.

The Edna G. "A coal burning steam tugboat of 1896" by Albert C. Blevins. The story of this little boat is covered in both text and photo's. With a nice 1/96 buildup of the prototype. A dramatic painting of the real ship is included by Len F. Tantillo.

USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716) by Kieth Bender is the story of the Coast Guard Cutter also featured on the cover. There are a number of stunning photo's showing the details on this ship.

Pierre Loti a review by Victor Baca covers this neat little French lifeboat by Heller. 

USCGC Chinook (WYTM-96) Is this months Plan and Photo Feature with a number of great detail photo's like the one on the right, as well as two pages of plans showing the planelevation 

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A Page from the Scrapbook:
Model Ship Journal is published by Victor Baca. It is a quarterly publication, with a subscription price of $30.00 US. Cover price is $9.95 US

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  • From the Masthead (Editorial and Opinion)
  • New Products (Reviews and first looks at what's new on the market)
  • Book & Video Reviews (Ship related books and now video's)
  • Plan Reviews (an examination of some of the plan sets available)
  • 1/1200 &1/1250 scale (a look at what's new in the 1200 scale world) 
  • A page from the Scrapbook (featuring photo's and drawings of ship related items)
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