This is the first issue of 'IN miniature' (previously known as 'News and 'Views' for Volume 17 (2003). As usual we have a mixed bag of articles and a very large issue this time with a total of 10 editorial articles.

We have several interesting articles on the Wackett restoration which is being done at the RAAFAWA Museum, a Bristol Freighter Walkaround, a RAN Sea Fury & Firefly photo spread, Reports from the RTAF (Royal Thai Air Force) Museum and the Avalon Airshow in Feb 2003. In addition we have some armour material with a photo report on the M113s from 10th Light Horse Regt plus the start of a new series of articles on RAAF oddities.

We have also updated two articles from 10 years ago with new drawings and photos on 25 Sqn Vampires in the 1950s and RAAF P-40E Kittyhawk Mk.1as. Both the original articles were by Mick Mirkovic in 1992/93. This is something that I hope to do with a lot of our old material, my Meteor article in the last issue was another example being a greatly expanded version of the original from 1993.

I would like to thank those people who have kindly allowed us to reproduce their photos in this issue, in particular the following non club members - Stuart Jackson, Dave Edwards, Eamon Hamilton and Warren Meyer. Obviously I also am grateful to the following members who have assisted with material - Mick Mirkovic, Mick Elst, Scott Davies, Alan Yee and Ryan Hamilton. Don't forget that all photos credited to these individuals are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced without written permission.

Steve Mackenzie - Editor

M113 APCs in service with 10th Light Horse Regt - photos by Stuart Jackson

25 Sqn Vampires in the 1950s - by Mick Mirkovic (note 3 HTML pages in this article)

'Miss Piggy' Rides Again - by Steve Mackenzie

RAAF P-40E Kittyhawk Mk.1as - by Mick Mirkovic (note 2 HTML pages in this article)

Horrie's Funabout - by Mick Mirkovic (note 2 HTML pages in this article)

Bristol Freighter Walkaround - by Scott Davies

RAN Sea Fury & Firefly photo spread - by Alan Yee

Royal Thai Air Force Museum Pt 1 - Warren Meyer

Report from Avalon Airshow Feb 2003 - photos by Dave Edwards & Eamon Hamilton (note 2 HTML pages in this article)

RAAF Oddities No.1 - 65Ft SAR Crash Boat - by Steve Mackenzie

Review of Sword 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - by Scott Davies
Review of High Planes Models BAE Systems Hawk MK 127, Kit No. 4804 - by Ryan Hamilton
Review of Model Alliance / Hawkeye Models Australia Decals (various) - by Ryan Hamilton
Review of 1/48 SuperScale Decals No. 48-807 RAAF HF/LF Mk.VIII Spitfires - by Ryan Hamilton

Model photo archive from 25th Jan 2003 meeting - photos by Mick Elst

Warbirds over Wanaka Tour 2004 - info from Ley Reynolds

ALL material & reviews by and copyright of the Editor Steve Mackenzie unless otherwise credited.