Andy Sephton  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments
Andy Sephton assembles a razorback Mustang from VQ Models growing warbird fleet.

When our friendly Editor asked if I would review a scale model for RCM&E, I jumped at the chance. I’m currently promoting the Light Scale Class for Scale competition in the BMFA and such a project would sit very nicely within the promotion.

Keith Jackson  |  Jan 21, 2022  |  0 comments
Keith Jackson returns with more F3A flying news. Additional pictures by Robin Trumpp, Adam Debowski, Thomas David, Kevin Caton.

Its great to be finally back flying! I wasn’t really sure about this until I attended an impromptu flying session at Hurley the other week. Even then it was only until eight flights into this that I realised that I’d actually really missed being able to fly F3A.

Shaun Garrity  |  Jan 13, 2022  |  0 comments
In his retro column Shaun Garrity fettles some basket case models

A silk purse from a pig’s ear? Yes, I know it’s a strange proverb. Originating from Scotland, its first recorded instance was apparently in 1699: "Ye can ne make a silk purse of a sows lugg (ear)”.

Kevin Crozier  |  Jan 07, 2022  |  0 comments


On Sale: 21st January 2022

 |  Dec 17, 2021  |  0 comments
David Watson converts a pusher prop powered jet style model into EDF by employing 3D printed components.

During the 2020 lockdown I converted an established model design, Pushy Cat, from pusher-prop to EDF using own designed and printed 3D components. As an introduction to 3D printing, it was an excellent project. It even resulted in a practical flying model!

Alex Whittaker  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker looks at some simple sheet balsa wood working techniques.

Perversely, although the flying field is open, the wind is light and the sun is shining, I have been back at my bench.

Kevin Crozier  |  Dec 08, 2021  |  0 comments


On Sale: 17th December 2021

Alex Whittaker  |  Dec 03, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker revisits a superb model which debuted at LMA Cosford 2015.

The P-47 Thunderbolt needs no introduction to scale modellers. She is easily the most modelled scale subject on the UK warbird circuit and always has a good showing at club scale meetings.

Danny Fenton  |  Nov 25, 2021  |  0 comments
Danny Fenton concludes his build of a DB Sport & Scale semi scale kit.

I used a hinging technique that I first saw Brian Taylor use. I am sure it has been around since before that, but it produces a beautifully accurate, precise and free moving hinge, with the bonus that the piano wire hinge pin can be removed to allow disassembly right up until applying the final paint.

Alex Whittaker  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Alex Whittaker twangs on his Marigolds and gets to grips with cleaning up a much loved but tatty sports model.

Most radio modellers are 'Airframe Retentive'. I have had always had trouble throwing out old models, partially pranged models or those high-hours airframes that just need a little tender loving care. Like Darling Greta, I do want to save the planet. Mainly so that I can carry on flying endlessly repairable, eco-friendly balsa wood and glow plug engined models.


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