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
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.