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Model Art Australia

Issues 1 and 2

 

S u m m a r y

Media: Soft cover; A4 format; 54 pages plus covers; 
Price: AUD$5.50
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Broad subject matter; Australian-specific advertisers; 20+ pages of colour; mix of modelling and reference articles plus reviews; inexpensive compared to American, Japanese and European magazines.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended to Australia modellers.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green 

 

FirstLook

 

Many Australian visitors to HyperScale will already know the local magazine "Australian Plastics Modeller". The new magazine "Model Art Australia" is the Phoenix that has risen from the ashes of Plastics Modeller, which has now been bought out by its long-time Editor Frank Morgan.

The format and feel of the new magazine will be familiar to readers of Plastics Modeller. The magazine is 54 pages plus covers, of which around 20 pages are reproduced in full colour. Photographic reproduction is generally good. 

Model Art Australia has a number of regular columns including "Off the Sprue", Frank Morgan's editorial, a review section, modellers showcase, "Professor Plastics Patter", "Club Corner", "Net Watch", a Readers' Letters section and a list of new and forthcoming releases. These regular sections are supplemented by modelling and reference articles. Issue One has seven articles, divided fairly evenly between aircraft, armour and cars.

One of my favourite aspects of any model magazine are the advertisements (seriously)! The ads in Model Art reflect the Australian nature of the magazine. This will be helpful to Aussie modellers in finding specials and local release information. 

With a cover price of AUD$5.50, it is also quite inexpensive compared to overseas magazines.

 

Conclusion

 

Model Art Australia is now the only commercially produced magazine for Australian modellers, so it holds a unique position in this country.

If you enjoyed Plastics Modeller, you will be very comfortable with "Model Art Australia". Australian modellers will enjoy the local flavour of many articles and the Australian advertisers.

Recommended to Australian modellers.

 


Model Art Australia Magazine is available from Australian newsagents and hobby shops, or via subscription from the Publisher at:

Model Art Australia
PO Box 4045 
Ringwood Vic 3134
AUSTRALIA

Thanks to Frank Morgan from Model Art for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 July 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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