I very pleased to inform you all that in this month's SAMI (April 2011) is the first instalment of "Classic Plastic", a new section brought to you by our very own Paul Bradley:
This is a very exciting project for me and, I hope, for you as well. The column represents a new venture for SAMI – a section especially devoted to classic kits. Each month, I’ll be taking a look at the world of classic kits, with, I hope, the help of my friends at the UAMF, and at the Classic British Kits SIGS, both UK and US branches. It is my hope that this column will resonate with you, the membership, as many of us started our hobby building the type of kits I intend to feature in Classic Plastic.
This is wonderful news for those of us who don't believe that raised panel lines renders a kit unbuildable and enjoy building simple kits that don't come broken into 500 parts so every version can be catered for. It represents a great investment by SAMI in a large part of the hobby community that is more than happy to build classic kits whether from their stash or in new boxings.
If you have just found us after reading the first part of "Classic Plastic" then welcome and feel free to let us know what you think. If you'd like to get involved and have a passion for British kits I would like to invite you to sign up to the CBK, further details in the side panel.
As Paul states CBK and UAMF members will be involved in future articles but classic kits of all nationalities are suitable subject matter, so if Heller Cadets or old Aurora biplanes are your thing get in touch with Paul (paul AT sampublications.com). You can read more from Paul about what is planned for future issues here.