This is the 1st issue of the year for 2023 (our 37th year of publication). As usual I have to thank those people who have kindly allowed us to reproduce their articles and photos this issue, in particular the following - Owen Lambert, Ley Reynolds, Andrew Wetzlich, Bruce Chapman, Alan Yee, Roger Lambert, Dave Muir, Gary Wickham, Mick Mirkovic & the AHMWA, and the 3 & 450 Sqn vets named in my Hs-126 article. Don't forget that all photos credited to these individuals are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced without their written permission. I also am grateful to Ley Reynolds for the review material.

This issue has more of Gary Wickham's excellent modelling and review articles from his 'Scalespot' website. Highly recommended to go to his site at to see the latest. For Gary's articles use the 'back' button to get back to the index page.

All and any contributions to this publication are always welcomed, so send any material to the editorial address (P.O Box and email listed at the end of this page), or hand it to me at club meetings.

Steve Mackenzie - Editor

Australian Armour and Artillery Museum Part 8 - by Andrew Wetzlich
Serbian AFV Museum Part 2 - by Ley Reynolds
Aircraft Maintenance Stands Cleaning Instructions - by Steve Mackenzie
Aircraft Propeller Stands Cleaning Instructions - by Steve Mackenzie

Dora Wings 1/48 Vultee Vengeance MK.II - by Peter Malone and Roger Lambert
450 Sqn RAAF's captured Hs-126 'OK' - by Steve Mackenzie
Australian Air Force Cadets Part 2 - by Steve Mackenzie
AHMWA's Dakota A65-124 'Last of The Many' - by Mick Mirkovic

Douglas A-26C-15 Invader - ICM (48286) Scale: 1:48 - by Gary Wickham
Ryan Q-2A/C Firebee - ICM (48400/48401) Scale: 1:48 - by Gary Wickham

The Revs Institute Naples FL visit 2016 Part 14 - by Dave Muir
Photos from Bruce Chapman's collection Part 10 - by Bruce Chapman via Alan Yee

Images from the Photographic Library of the Aviation Heritage Museum of W.A - by Mick Mirkovic

RAAF Oddity #99 - C-47 'Edinburgh Belle' A65-78 - by Roger Lambert
RAAF Oddity #100 - Winjeel A85-405 with reversed roundel - by Steve Mackenzie

New releases from European Airlines, Valiant Wings, Desert Eagle, Pheonix Scale Publications, Dana Bell, Histoire & Collections, Mortons and Lanasta - Info via Ley Reynolds
New releases from Helion - Info via Ley Reynolds
New releases from MMP - Info via Ley Reynolds
New releases from David Doyle - Info via Ley Reynolds
New releases from Osprey - Info via Ley Reynolds
New releases from Pen & Sword - Info via Ley Reynolds


'IN miniature' (previously 'News & Views') is the official magazine of IPMS (New South Wales)
ALL material & reviews by and copyright of the Editor Steve Mackenzie unless otherwise credited.

Please send all editorial correspondence to
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