• Real Wooden Carrier Decks (Part 1: USN WW2)
Craig Pierce show that you can use acrylics on the superb Nautilus Models laser-cut carrier deck diorama bases. Includes USN WW2 carrier deck photo essay.
• Killer Guardian
Frank Cuden’s expert rendition of the 1/72 scale ACE kit of the AF-3S “killer” half of the 1950s ASW team is supplemented by in-service and walk-around photo essays.
• F9F Panther and Cougar Colors
Jack Morris discusses Nifty Fifties NAVAIR colors and provides the first batch of F9F color profiles
• Yankee “Speedy-Dee” Schemes
Comprehensive discussion and photo essay on SBD Dauntless colors and markings in US service by Dave Klaus and Mike Lampros
• Building the DC-1
Wayne Moyer sorts out the confusion over configurations and markings for the DC-1 and kit-bashes the HBM DC-2 and Hasegawa DC-3 to create a DC-1 in 1/200 scale.
Photo gallery of master modeler Don Alberts’ USN airplane models.
• Kit Reviews
Full-build kit reviews: 1/48 scale Planet Models Thomas-Morse S-4C Scout, 1/48 scale Accurate Miniatures F3F-2, 1/72 scale Anigrand P6M Seamaster, 1/72 scale Valom XFV-1.
Close, in-the-box look at the 1/48 scale FM F9F-8 Cougar, 1/48 scale Trumpeter F9F-21/72 scale Aki Sea Fury FB.11.