SERIES Vol 1
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Reviewed by Paul Gillan
full colour, image intensive magazine from Periscopio Publications covers
six major international model shows from 2001. The magazine is beautifully
printed on high quality paper and is perfect bound with a card cover.
The first show covered is the IPMS UK 2001 annual competition. No less
than 23 pages detail the high quality entries from all categories of the
show. As the magazine is of Greek origin and most readers will be of that
nationality, four pages are dedicated to the IPMS Hellas entries. The
quality of the images of the entries is enough to make the average
modeller want to take up needlepoint. There are some spectacular models.
Many super-detailed efforts in the aviation classes are breathtaking. Of
particular note is a Hasegawa 1/48 P47D by Zdanek Sebesta of the Czech
Republic who took gold in Class 12, a 1/48 Tamiya Swordfish by Megas
Tsonos of IPMS Hellas and a Hasegawa Macchi MC 202 by Antonio Morant. Of
note in Dioramas is Philip Ware’s entry of a Fokker E.V./D VIII diorama
with no less than 32 figures, 27 of which are standing or sitting on the
wing of the aircraft. Jim Baumann of IPMS UK won several classes in the
Maritime realm. His ship models are beautifully displayed and elegantly
The US Spring shows (MFCA Valley Forge and the Atlanta shows) are featured
next. Eighteen pages of nothing but spectacularly finished figures from
all periods. My poor words are of little use describing these excellent
entries. They are a visual feast.
Next up is a feature on the first Pegasus Historic Miniature Club show
held at Thessaloniki, Greece in October 2001. Twenty two pages cover this
event which is primarily an armour and figures contest. There are some
exceptional dioramas and scratch building efforts featured in both
Now the focus of the magazine shifts to real stuff with two features. The
first is on the 2001 War and Peace Show held in the UK with six pages of
images from that event and finally, a photo feature on the Swiss Air Force
Open Day at Payerne. These eight pages have shots of Swiss Hornets,
Mirages, F5s, Hunters and rotary wing aircraft.
This volume is not meant to be a comprehensive report of the shows but an
inspiration to modellers everywhere. And it does just that.
This is an exceptional effort by the publishers.
Thanks to Stelios Demiras from Periscopo Publications for
the review sample.
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