• B-50 Superfortress (Part 1)
Frank Cuden kit-bashes the Minicraft B-29 and KC-97 kits and adds the excellent Cobra Company KC-97L mixed-media conversion set to create a KB-50J in 1/144 scale.
• Family Resemblance: B-29, B-50, and KC-97
Geoff Hays and Jack Morris provide extensive walk-around and in-service photo essays and color profiles of SAC users. Part 2 will cover the 1/72 scale Academy kit and SAC users.
• Hot Cats on Parade
Dave Klaus and Mike Lampros discuss early Panther markings to support the new Trumpeter kit.
• The Aviator’s Airplane
Wayne Moyer sorts out configurations and colors and then builds and compares the XS Models and CMR 1/72 scale resin kits of the elegant Hughes Racer. Both long- and short-wing variants are covered.
• Kit Reviews
Comparative full-build reviews of four modern 1/72 scale P-47 kits.
Full-build review of 1/48 scale Eduard HD.I and MisterKit WWI acrylic paints.
• Photo Gallery
Photo galleries on the IPMS/USA 2006 National Convention (Kansas City) and IPMS/USA Region 2 Convention.