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SAM Index

Scale Aircraft Modelling Index Vols 1-34 Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2012 Title Scale Aircraft Modelling Index Vols 1-33
Author Derek Reeve Publisher Derek Reeve
Published 2012 ISBN N/A
Format 166 pages, electronic MSRP (BP) £12 (electronic), £22 (hardcopy)


Derek Reeve sent over his current work that he is making available to modelers - the Scale Aircraft Modelling Index. This work catalogs all of the articles and reviews by subject from Volume 1 Issue 1 to present. At the time of this review, his index is inclusive of Volume 34/Issue 08. Here are a couple of views of his 166 page (currently) work:

This title catalogs all of the SAM articles to date in the following categories (Note that this index points you to the Volume/Issue/Pages of the relevant article(s) and assumes you have these stashed away in your reference library):

  • Accessories, Conversion Kits
  • Aircraft Kit Previews/Reviews
  • Aircraft in Detail/Profile
  • Airline & Airliner Liveries & Civilian Artwork
  • Books, CD ROMs, DVDs, Videos & Web sites
  • Builds
  • Decals. Civil & Civilianised Military Aircraft
  • Decals. Military
  • Decals. Nat. Insignia, Lettering, Numerals & Squadron/Unit Markings. WW-1 Lozenge
  • Decals Single Colour Blocks stripes and Clear
  • Drawings & Scale Plans
  • Engine & Propeller kits
  • Figures
  • Ground equipment, Buildings, Hardstands Etc. & Vehicles
  • Ian Huntley articles
  • Miscellaneous Articles with separate headings for IPMS shows, UK Air Arm update & Trade shows
  • Readers Write, Ernie Lee & Technical Questions
  • Seats & Seat accessories
  • Squadron Histories
  • Tech Guide & Related Articles
  • Things under Wings & Stores Station
  • Tools and Modelling Aids
  • Weapons, Cruise Missiles, Flying Bombs & Stores accessories includes UAVs & Targets

According to the author, the electronic file is provided in Microsoft Word™ format and can be searched using Word's built-in search tools. The document is also navigable through hyperlinks throughout the document. If you would prefer, a hardcopy version is also available. You can purchase an updated copy at any time or use the electronic copy to keep your own copy up-to-date.

Price in UK funds only with all exchange costs being carried by the purchaser, Zip file via email is £12, the book is inclusive of First class mail here in the UK at £20, Europe via Airmail £22 and the rest of the world via airmail is £25 and these prices change on an annual basis. Paypal and other payment options are available, contact the author for details.

Contact email is and phone is +44 1268 753139 and the mobile for texting is +44 7709 769151. Postal address is:- 153 Seamore Avenue, BENFLEET, Essex, UK. SS7 4LA.