|The latest issue of PSM is out so I thought I'd share it with you.
The first thing of note it the fantastic color cover art of the USS Dolphin, the subject of a multipart article beginning in this issue by Editor Dan Jones.
In Plastic Ship Modeler you will find regular columns like Mail Call,
where your ship related questions are addressed. News and New Products
and Resin File where you get the latest news about new kits and
reviews of some of the Plastic and Resin kits, Photo etch and other accessories
on the market.
|Building Tamiya's 1/350 USS Fletcher by Paul O'Reilly:
Paul takes us through the process of turning the Tamiya kit into an
accurate rendition, with kit modifications and photo etch accessories,
all documented by Ray D. Bean's photo's.
|Merchant Ship Hoegh Granada:
Is a Ship Plan feature of this Natural Gas Tanker drawn in 1/700 scale by Dan Jones. The views include plan and elevation as well as several section view of this unique ship. Information about the ship and painting notes are also included.
|Seals Models Mikasa by Falk Pletscher:
An excellent 1/700 buildup review of the Flag ship of Admiral Togo during the Battle of Tsushima. This review include some great photo's and historical text to not only build the ship, but to understand it's role in the early Japanese Navy.
HMS Ajax HMAS Sydney by Chris Drage:
A review of the Skytrex Meridian 20th Century 1/700 metal ships. Chris not only examines the kits but offers some tips to detailing them.
One to One Hundred by Paul Jocobs:
A regular column with news and information on 1/1200 modeling.
|Royal Australian Navy Colors in WW II by Mike Cooper:
It's good to see some information about the Austrian Navy, there has been much written about American and English camouflage but this is the first time I've seen the Navy colors from down under addressed.
Is Ray Bean's regular column dedicated to what's going on in the 1:1 Naval world.
King George V 4th of May 1942 by Chris Drage:
Chris is back with his fantastic diorama's, and this includes the story of what happened to the King George V and the O Class Destroyer Oribi on May 4th 1942.
|French Warship Paints of World War Two by Falk
Another overlooked subject, Falk describes the French Navies application of camouflage which will be helpful to the growing French Navy modeling community.
|Photo Feature - Kamikawa Maru Class by Ron Wolford:
A look at these Japanese Navy cargo ships before their conversion to seaplane tenders.
Is a look at Ship related books that are available.
Finally the back cover give us a color view of another Chris Drage diorama featuring an Escort Carrier and convoy in high sea's.
Plastic Ship Modeler has been around for a number of years now and has been steadily improving it's coverage and magazine quality. It's another great ship modeling resource that you wont want to be without. Pick up a copy at your local Hobby Shop or visit the Plastic Ship Modeler Webpage for subscription details.