Bent Throttles
Journal of the IPMS (UK) Racing and Record Aircraft SIG

Produced by Anders Bruun and the members of this SIG (Special Interest Group) , the Bent Throttles newsletter contains a wide variety of news and information aimed at scale modelers and air racing fans. Be it Formula, Unlimited or Golden Age, each air racing genre is covered sooner or later. The selection of material is wide, and includes drawings, detail tips, and painting advice for those wishing to build models of various racers.

Anders charges $16 US (10 UK) for a one year subscription to Bent Throttles; a price well worth the information you will inherit. Each issue contains between 16 and 18 pages of kit reviews, scale references, historical data and photos that cover all eras of racing and record breaking aircraft. A number of members-only decal sheets have also been produced.

Bent Throttles is well worth the subscription price; Prospective members can receive a sample for $3.00 US. For more information, contact:

Anders Bruun  - anders.bruun@chello.se

Below is an Index of the first 16 issues of Bent Throttles:

#1 - December 1996 (10 pages):
Hobbycraft 1/48 Seversky Racer - Kit review
Aero-Image 1/72 Macchi M.67 - Kit review
1/72 White Lightnin' - Build report
Cosmic Winds Reborn - Restoration data
Racer Art

 

#2 - February 1997 (10 pages):
The Tail-less Gee Bee R-1 - Drawings and conversion tips
Testors Howard DGA-5 Ike - Kit review
Frank Fuller's 1939 Seversky - Colour data
Philip Handleman: "Speedsters - Today's Air Racers in Action" - Book review
"Pigeon From Hell" - 1/72 Would-be racer Hispano Buchon build report

 

#3 - June 1997 (10 pages):
1/48 Speed Spitfire - Build report
Pegaso "Las Grandes Carreras" - Ex-Lindberg 1/48 racer kits re-released
#62 Tigercat Racer - Drawings and historical data
AeroMaster 1/48 "Tigercat Firefighters" - Decal sheet review

 

#4 - September 1997 (12 pages):
The Supermarine S.5 and the 1927 Schneider Trophy - Drawings and historical data
Atelier Noix 1/48 Supermarine S.5 - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 RB-51 "Red Baron" - Drawings and kit review
Tigercat #62 Follow-up

 

#5 - December 1997 (10 pages):
Darryl Greenamyer's Bearcat #1 - Drawings and historical data
Lone Star 1/48 "Conquest I" - Conversion kit review
Williams Brothers 1/72 Douglas World Cruiser - Kit review

 

#6 - March 1998 (10 pages):
Macchi MC.72 - Historical data
Derek Barratt 1/200 Macchi MC.72 - Kit review
Delta 2 1/72 Macchi MC.72 - Kit review
Artiplast/Merit/Smer 1/50 Macchi MC.72 - Kit review
NOIX 1/48 Macchi MC.72 - Kit review
Essdale 1/32 Macchi MC.72 - Kit review
Unlimited Air 1/72 "Dago Red" - Kit review
Michael O'Leary: "Reno Air Racing" - Book review

 

#7 - June 1998 (12 pages):
1/72 Gee Bee R-1 - Scratchbuild report
"Precious Metal" - Drawings
Williams Brothers 1/32 Laird "Super Solution" - Kit review and cockpit details

 

#8 - September 1998 (12 pages):
"Leeward Air Ranch Special" - Drawings
High Planes 1/72 "Critical Mass" - Kit review
Dekno 1/72 Bellanca 28-70 - Kit review
Air Racing Societies and Newsletters
Racing Sea Fury Drawings

 

#9 - December 1998 (14 pages):
The Racing F2Gs - Historical data and drawings
POMK 1/48 F2G - Kit review
Aviation Usk 1/72 F2G - Kit review
Caudron C.561 - Drawings
Dujin 1/72 Caudron C.561 - Kit review
POMK 1/48 Caudron C.561 - Kit review
E.C.P. Phenix 1/48 Caudron C.561 - Kit review
Speed Demons 1/48 "Roto-Finish" - Conversion kit review

 

#10 - March 1999 (14 pages):
Long Midget Mustang - Drawings and historical data
Pegaso 1/48 Midget Mustang - Kit review
Lone Star 1/48 Midget Mustang - Kit review
Czech Masters 1/72 Midget Mustang - Kit review
Meikraft 1/72 Midget Mustang - Kit review
Short-Bristow Crusader - Historical data
Tommy Atkins 1/72 Short-Bristow Crusader - Kit review
Robert Hirsch: "Goodyear & Formula One Air Racing" - Book review

 

#11 - July 1999 (16 pages):
The Napier Lion and the Schneider Trophy - Historical data
NOIX 1/48 Gloster IIIA - Kit review
NOIX Supermarine S.4 - Kit review
Monogram 1/72 Bell X-15 - Kit review
Bugatti Model 100 - Historical data and scratchbuild report
Czech Masters 1/72 Bugatti Model 100 - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 "Precious Metal" - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 "Vendetta" - Kit review

 

#12 - September 1999 (12 pages):
Messerschmitt Bf 109 V13 Record Breaker- Drawings and historical data
Midget Mustang Follow-up
Speed Spitfire - Drawings
Gary Williams & Dave Jones: "Unlimited Class Racing Plane Data" - Book review
Gary Williams: "Unlimited Class Air Racing Results" - Book review
#80 "Smirnoff" Bearcat - Drawings

 

#13 - December 1999 (18 pages):
Hugh Cowin: "The Risk Takers" - Book review
The Macchi M.39 and the 1926 Schneider Trophy - Historical data
NOIX 1/48 Macchi M.39 - Kit review
Museum 1/72 Macchi M.39 - Kit review
"Conquest I" - Drawings
Lone Star 1/48 "Conquest I" - Conversion kit review
High Planes 1/72 T33-tail "Mr Awesome" - Kit review

 

#14 - March 2000 (22 pages):
Robert Gandt: "Fly Low, Fly Fast" - Book review
"Excalibur III" - Drawings, cockpit details and historical data
Robert Mikesh: "Excalibur III - The Story of a P-51 Mustang" - Book review
Flightlines 1/48 "Marvelous Mustangs" - Decal sheet review
The 1937 Zurich Air Meeting - Historical data
Messerschmitt Bf 109 V14 and V13 in Zurich 1937 - Drawings
1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 V14 - Build report
Classic Plane 1/72 Gee Bee R-1 - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 "Furias" - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 Square-tail "Mr Awesome" - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 "Roto-Finish" - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 1974 "Red Baron" - Kit review

 

#15 - July 2000 (12 pages):
1922 King's Cup de Havilland DH4A - Drawings and build report
David Myhra: "Messerschmitt Me 209 V1" - Book review
Bernard V.2 - Drawings and historical data
NOIX 1/48 Bernard V.2 - Kit review
Dujin 1/72 Bernard V.2 - Kit review

 

#16 - September 2000 (18 pages):
Canadian Spitfire Racer - History, drawings and build tips
Caudron C.714R - History and drawings
Dujin 1/72 Caudron C.714R - Kit review
The 1992 Denver #7 "Strega" - Drawings
High Planes 1/72 "World Jet" - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 "Conquest I" - Kit review
High Planes 1/72 "Perestroika / Czech Mate" - Kit review

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