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Wednesday, 23 April - at 785,753 KM² is New Guinea -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has our mid-week build article with his Tamiya 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to doing 190Ds for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that did not take off as expected was the Testors 1/48 Roswell UFO.

DECAL REVIEW:   A very nice sheet for the big Tamiya kit is Caracal Models CD 32010: ANG F-4C/D part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Wingman/Kinetic kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48257: Fouga Magister Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Joel Hamm has today's look into the archives with the AMT 1/72 XB-70 Valkyrie.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 22 April - at 748,168² is Borneo -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard presents a nice pair of conversions; the 1/72 F-15 Reporter.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another addition to the F-16 kit listing is the Italeri 1/72 F-16ADF/AM 'Special Colors'.

DECAL REVIEW:   A great early Pacific War sheet with lots of options is Starfighter Decals 72-142: USN Hit and Run raids - Feb-Apr 1942.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Their final new seat is the Ultracast 48258: P-40 Tomahawk Early Square Back Export Seat with no harness.

BOOK REVIEW:  A great new title for the Viper fan is Haynes' General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Jeff Brundt built what is still a nice kit, the Testors/Italeri 1/72 B-66B.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. We are half way through and have less than a dozen entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 21 April - at 587,713 KM² is Madagascar -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment does another of his early aviation builds with the 1/72 Coanda 1911.

KIT PREVIEW:  For their second ragwing boxing, here is a look at the Airfix 1/72 Hurricane I.

DECAL REVIEW:   A great new sheet for the Czech Model kit is Caracal Models CD 32009: ANG T-33A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48256: T-38 Talon Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  Their next e-book is RAF in Combat's Squadrons #4: Boeing Fortress I

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Drew Nix built this very nice Hobbycraft 1/144 B-58A Hustler.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Jon Fjæren  for his support.

Friday, 18 April - at 507,451 KM² is Baffin Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Built as part of a tribute to Greg Ewald group build, here is your editor's Hobbycraft 1/72 CT-114 'Tutor.

MM COLUMN:  Thanks to some inquiries from readers, here is a second edition of silver rails.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release that should be welcomed by many is the Tamiya 1/48 US 2.5 ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice replacement seat for your RAF or RAAF build is the Ultracast 48257: P-40 Tomahawk Early Square Back Export Seat with Sutton harness.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Ben Brown is the only person I know who has actually built the Classic Airframes 1/48 B-57B Canberra.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. We are half way through and have less than a dozen entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of coming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Shervin Shambayati  for his support.

Thursday, 17 April - at 473,481 KM² is Sumatra -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jack Bruno has today's build, another German tank, this time the Dragon 1/35 Night Fighting Panther.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is an oldie that wasn't yet in the archives, the Matchbox 1/72 Provost T.1.

DECAL REVIEW:   A sheet with nearly two dozen options is AIMS 48D014: Stab Bf-110s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Zvezda kit that has been reboxed by Eduard, the Scale Aircraft Conversions 48255: Lavochkin La-5 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Fabio Bandera built the Dragon 1/200 NB-52B w/X-15A-2 & Pegasus.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. We are half way through and have less than a dozen entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Richard Tremblay for his support.

Wednesday, 16 April - at 225,800 KM² is Honshu -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge  adds another nice medium scale tank to his portfolio with his Tamiya 1/48 Panzer II. While not moving him to the dark side, it definitely has him into the greys!

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice airliner kit is the Revell 1/144 Airbus A.320.

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the big Dragon or Revell kit; AIMS 1/32 Stab Bf-110s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice upgrade bit for your next Flying Tigers kit is Ultracast 48256: P-40 Tomahawk Early Square Back Export Seat with wide belt harness..

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Lee Kolosna built the rather difficult Hasegawa 1/72 B-47E Stratojet.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Cooper's Models has a 25% off sale on select items until the end of the month.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 15 April - at 217,291 KM² is Victoria Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro  builds a real oldie the old fashioned way. Here is his Revell 1/72 Ju-87G 'Tank Buster' .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their interesting '2 in 1' kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 Sea Hurricane Mk IB/IIC Combo.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Hasegawa kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48254: J7W1 Shinden Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: In some cases, one just has to build big. In my case it was the AMT 1/72 X/YB-35 .

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Andy Merriott for his help.

Monday, 14 April - at 209,331 KM² is Great Britain -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment begins our week once again with another interesting Russian WWI type, the 1/72 Saveljev Quadraplane.

KIT PREVIEW:  Mark Hiott has today's preview and it is a nice resin figure, the E-2046 1/6 Sima Yao .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Kinetic kit, Pavla U 48-50 2000D/N-5 Control Surfaces.

BOOK REVIEW:  To celebrate their 50th Anniversary year, here is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 36/1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Scott Jamieson did nice work on the Hasegawa 1/72 B-26B/C Marauder.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Glen Coleman and the folks at Kitty Hawk/Panda for helping out.

Friday, 11 April - at 196,236 KM² is Ellesmere Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Every once in a while your editor likes to build a crappy short run kit. This time it is the Model Russia 1/72 Polikarpov I-185.

KIT PREVIEW:  Robert Myers has today's preview and it is the new Bronco 1/35 M-22 'Locust' .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is the first of a series of new seats, the Ultracast 48255: P-40B/C Seat with wide belt harness.

BOOK REVIEW:  Their second volume on US Navy planes is  USN Aircraft 1922 to 1962 Volume 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A group build of the Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell made for an interesting article.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their weekly update of new items. Kiwi Resin has a new 1/48 Mew Gull and other neat projects.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. My thanks to Lee Kolosna and Frederic Schwieg for their generous support.

Thursday, 10 April - at 180,681 KM² is Sulawesi (Celebes) -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jack Bruno has today's feature article with his build of the Academy 1/35 M4A2 Sherman.

KIT PREVIEW:  Ray Mehlberger takes a look at an oldie but goodie, the Nichimo 1/200 Japanese Type Otsu Submarine I-19 .

DECAL REVIEW: A very nice sheet for the Hasegawa or Trumpeter 1/32 kit is FCM 32-07: P-47D Thunderbolt.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This nice metal set is for the Hobby Boss kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48253: A-6 Intruder Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that I found quite nice was the Hasegawa 1/72 B-25J Mitchell.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 7 April.

Wednesday, 9 April - at 145,836 KM² is South Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge continues his journey of discovery into 1/48 armor with the  Tamiya 1/48th Crusader Mk.I/II.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a nice Spitfire in this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Since I'm basically cheap, I tend to wait for boxings like this: the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IXc (late) -Weekend Edition .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is a nice upgrade set for the GWH kit, Pavla U 48-49 TBD Devastator Control Surfaces.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Chuck Wojtkiewicz did a very nice job building the Hasegawa 1/72 B-25H Mitchell.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 8 April - at 138,794 KM² is Java -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment provides another of his superb biplane builds with the RS Models 1/72 Curtiss Hawk II.

MM COLUMN:  Due to the number of e-mails I have had on the subject, I thought I'd do what will be an infrequent column; Silver Rails.

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their special boxings is the Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E 'Prisoner of War'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Their next set of metal bits is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72085: Su-24 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sticking with the Mitchells, here is a look back at the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 B-25G Mitchell.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 7 April - at 111, 583 KM² is North Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr begins our week with his superbly done Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Montrose.

KIT PREVIEW: A rather basic kit, but the only one in this medium in this scale is the Hobbycraft 1/72 CT-114 'Tutor'.

DECAL REVIEW: Every once in a while someone discovers a need and goes the extra mile to produce an enthusiast decal sheet. So it with Steven Ford Decals 1/48 C-130T 'Fat Albert'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another nice upgrade set for the Kinetic kit is Pavla U 48-48 Mirage 2000 Intakes w FOD cover.

BOOK REVIEW:  A well done book with lots of great photos is Osprey's Tiger.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's look into the archives with his Accurate Miniatures 1/48 B-25B.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Wingman Models announces two great 1/48 Superkits.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to George Jocums for helping out.

Friday, 4 April - at 109,965 KM² is Luzon -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Though it took a while to finish, your editor's DML (Dragon) 1/48 FW-190A-4 "JG-1 Oesau" turned out rather well.

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their interesting double kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 OA-4M Skyhawk 'H&MS Combo'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A new month and new metal gear. This time it is Scale Aircraft Conversions 14416: TSR 2 Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  The conclusion to a great duo of reference books is MMP Books' Hungarian Fighter Colors vol 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is 'Greg Ewald Appreciation' week. Here is a look back at his Revell AG 1/300 Research Vessel 'Meteor'.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday, 3 April - at 108,860 KM² is Newfoundland -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F builds what is the apparently very nice Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22.

KIT PREVIEW: A new kit that I'm sure has been eagerly awaited by modern jet fans is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-35A 'Lightning II' .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Also for the Kinetic kit, here is the Pavla U 48-47 Mirage 2000-5 Radome.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is 'Greg Ewald Appreciation' week. Here is a look back at his Lindberg Tyrannosaurus Rex.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 2 April - at 104,556 KM² is Cuba -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Ingemar Caisander has our mid-week feature with his Revell 1/350 K-141 'Kursk'.

KIT PREVIEW: If you don't want to pay $45-50 for a current Hase Tomcat, look for the first generation kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A Tomcat 'High Visibility'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Kinetic kit, here is the Pavla U 48-46 Mirage 2000C Radome.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is 'Greg Ewald Appreciation' week. Here is a look back at his Revell Caribbean Pirate Ship.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. The next contest in the series will be Matchbox.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Peter Burstow for his assistance.

Tuesday, 1 April - at approx 3,000,000 KM² is Atlantis -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Dale Rannals did very nice work on his MasterBox 1/35 German Military Car, Type 170 V.

KIT PREVIEW:  Ray Mehlberger takes a look at a rather old and expensive multimedia kit, the Sovereign 1/35 Humber Mk I

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: When Pavla does a cockpit set, you can be sure some bits will be available separately. So it is with the Pavla S 72083: EE Lightning Ejection Seat

CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next volume in their great photo CDs is Aero Research: Jetliner Collection #3.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This will be the 'Greg Ewald Appreciation' section this week. Here is a look back at his Monogram 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. The next contest in the series will be Matchbox.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 31 March - at 101,826 KM² is Iceland -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment ends our month and starts our week with his Merit 1/24 Simca-Gordini GP car.

KIT PREVIEW:  Robert Myers takes a look at a big one, the Mobeius 1/25 International Lonestar.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For small scale V-bomber fans, here is Noy's Miniatures 1/144 Cold War Heavy Bomber display.

BOOK REVIEW:  Their first volume in a new series is Scale Model Handbook: Dioramas vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This will be the 'Greg Ewald Appreciation' section this week. As Greg seemed to build more ships than anything, we start with his Lindberg Jolly Roger Pirate Ship.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. The next contest in the series will be Matchbox.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday, 28 March - at 97,530 KM² is Mindanao -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Sometimes kits do not get finished until just hours prior to publication. So it is with your editor's Airfix 1/72 Hawk T.2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Rick Reinbott takes a look at an oldie, the Italeri 1/35 ZIS-3 76.2mm Soviet Anti-Tank Gun..

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice cockpit set for the new Airfix kit is the Pavla C72123: Lightning F.2A Cockpit Set

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Lee Kolosna has always enjoyed large models, among them his Pro Modeler 1/48  B-24D Liberator .

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. The next contest in the series will be Matchbox. I think you'll find this one a bit different.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Dale Rannals for his support.

Thursday, 27 March - at 84,421 KM² is Ireland -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge has today's main feature with an older kit that builds well, the Fujimi 1/48 D3A1 'Val'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another fairly new kit is the Airfix 1/72 Hawk T.2

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice cockpit photo etch set for their recent F-1 kit is the Platz 1/72 Mitsubishi F-1 Detail Set

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  For many of us, 1/144 the best scale for big stuff like this, the Anigrand 1/144 XB-19A 'Hemisphere Defender'.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. The next contest in the series will be Matchbox. I think you'll find this one a bit different.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 26 March - at 78,719 KM² is Hokkaido -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jack Bruno has today's main feature with his Tamiya 1/35 Sturmpanzer 'Brumbar'.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to doing 109s for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  For their second boxing of this interesting kit, here is a look at the Platz 1/72 X-47B with GBU-27.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back in the early days, Grenville Davies built the Pro Modeller 1/48 B17G Flying Fortress.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Fabio Hirai for his help.

Tuesday, 25 March - at 73,929 KM² is Hispaniola -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment does some kitbashing to build the rather neat Red Star 1/72 Anatra Anadwa.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their lesser selling boxings is the Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Vb 'Red Star'.

BOOK REVIEW:  Getting underway with another neat reference book is the Kagero's Ju-87D/G Volume 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  To remind folks how special Greg Ewald was, here is his Revell 1/72 B-17F 'Bomber Command'.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 16 March

Monday, 24 March - at 72,493 KM² is Sakhalin -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard begins our week with another of his interesting builds, the Sword 1/72 JRF Goose.

KIT PREVIEW:  The next boxing of what is a very nice kit is the Platz 1/72 T-33A Shooting Star (Hamamatsu Air Base).

BOOK REVIEW:  Those who love figures and those who want to learn more will be quite happy with Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 9.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that was the brunt of much joviality on rec.models.scale was the Williams Bros. 1/72 Martin B-10B .  

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 16 March

Friday, 21 March - at 70,028 KM² is Banks Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has finished a recently released kit, the Revell AG 1/144 Spaceship II/White Knight II.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit often overlooked by modelers is the Minicraft 1/144 PBY-5A Catalina.

BOOK REVIEW:  For those interested in one of the great empires of ancient history, here is Osprey's Roman Guardsman, 62BC-324AD.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Candice Uhlir did an outstanding job on her Smer 1/50 Avro 504.  

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. Results from the Scandinavia Contest are up.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 16 March

Thursday, 20 March - at 65,268 KM ² is Sri Lanka -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr treats us to another of his exceptional ship builds, this time it is the Airfix 1/350 HMS Illustrious.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of a series of very nice and easy to build kits is the Arii 1/32 1961 Bluebird 1200.

BOOK REVIEW:  A great addition to their 'units' series, and it includes decals, is Kagero 97007: Units #7, JG 53 'Pik As'.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard added to his Bulgaria collection with the KP 1/72 Avia B.534.  

KIT TABLES: Tony Hodun has sent in updated 1/48 Hasegawa kit tables

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. Results from the Scandinavia Contest are up.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  DMC Models is offering 50% off selected kit lines.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 19 March - at 65,022 KM ² is Tasmania -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver returns and this time has the Monogram 1/48 Typhoon IB.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit even if it is a snap-tite is the Zvezda 1/72 FW-190A-4.

DECAL REVIEW: A most welcome new sheet for the Roden kit is Max Decals 4824: International Turboporters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A pretty nice resin kit was the Planet Models 1/48 Ar-396.  

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. I'll have results from the Scandinavia Contest soon.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 18 March - at 55,247 KM ² is Devon Island -- Map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard does his usual superb job on his Airfix/Airmodel 1/72 WB-50D.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is one for the nostalgia crowd, the Matchbox 1/72 F-14A Tomcat.

DECAL REVIEW: This is the first aftermarket sheet I've seen for the recent Kitty Hawk kit, Caracal Models CD 48049: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

BOOK REVIEW:  From their Combat series, here is Osprey's British Infantryman vs German Infantryman.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Not exactly cutting edge, but still and nice kit, the  Frog 1/72 Ar-234C 'Blitz'.  

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. I'll have results from the Scandinavia Contest soon.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 17 March - at 49,070 KM² is Alexander Island - Map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds begins our week with his build of the Azur 1/72 MD.311 Flamant.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of those offerings with paint and glue is the Airfix 1/72 RAF Benevolent Fund Hawk T.1.

DECAL REVIEW: Their fourth and final new Mustang sheet is AMDG Decals 48004: Yankee Merlin Roars 4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice upgrade for the Airfix or Academy B-29 kit is Modelshack 1/72 Wright R-3350 engines

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the very nice Special Hobby 1/48 Arado Ar-96B-2 .  

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Law Enforcement contest. I'll have results from the Scandinavia Contest soon.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday, 14 March - at 47,401 KM² is lsla Grande de Tierra del Fuego - Map

KIT REVIEW:  It is not often that one runs across a kit that cannot be recommended, but such is the case with your editor's experience building the Admiral 1/72 Fw-190A-4 'Jabo'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A welcome new kit and one most of us can afford, the Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk.I (early) .

DECAL REVIEW: More great Mustang options with AMDG Decals 48003: Yankee Merlin Roars 3.

BOOK REVIEW:  From their Combat series, here is Osprey's Union Infantryman vs Confederate Infantryman.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard built a pair of these with one being the RS Models 1/72 Ar-65.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is today.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items. Here is info on the next book from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. My thanks to Pat Davis and Earl Richmond for their most welcome aid.

Thursday, 14 March - at 47,049 KM² is Severny Island - Map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds does a very nice conversion to make the CMR/Revell 1/72 York C.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very detailed kit of this important Italian tankette, Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette Serie II (early).

DECAL REVIEW: Here is their second Mustang sheet, AMDG Decals 48002: Yankee Merlin Roars 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the big Hasegawa kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32081: N1K2-J Shiden kai Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker built the rather unusual Anigrand Craftworks 1/72 Antonov A.40 Flying Tank.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is tomorrow.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 13 March - at 43,873 KM² is Berkner Island - Map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment does another of his 'things with strings' builds. This time the Eastern Express 1/72 Sikorsky S-16  .

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their growing catalog of helos is the  Cyber-hobby 1/72 S-61A Sea King.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nicely done new sheet for the Mustang fan is AMDG Decals 48001: Yankee Merlin Roars 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32080: T-6 Texan Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  John Reid did an outstanding diorama featuring the Model Expo 1/16 Albatros D.Va (1917).  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is Friday.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 11 March - at 43,178 KM² is Axel Heiberg Island - Map

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge shows us that, despite being 'fatally flawed', you can make a very nice model out of the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190D-9.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson heads south for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A reissue with extras is the Dragon 1/35 7.5cm Pak40/4 Auf RSO mit Allwetteruerdeck.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This one is for the big Academy kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48252: CH/MH-53  Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jason Blair shares his build from the archives; the Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.V.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is Friday.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 10 March - at 42,149 KM² is Melville Island - Map

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle does a great diorama that features the Emhar 1/35 British Tank Mk.IV 'Female'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A super kit of this little known American heavy tank, the Dragon 1/35 M103A1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the new Kitty Hawk kit, here is a look at Scale Aircraft Conversions 48251: SH-2 Sea Sprite  Landing Gear

BOOK REVIEW:  The second volume on the best researched book on the subject is Eagle Editions The Focke-Wulf FW-190 Dora Volume 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's look into the archives with his Roden 1/32 Albatros D.III (OAW) .  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is 15 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Tom Goulding for his welcome assistance.

Friday, 7 March - at 41,214 KM² is Southhampton Island - Map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor adds to his movie sci-fi collection with the Polar Lights 1/144 C-57D Space Cruiser.

KIT PREVIEW:  For their third variant of this aircraft, here is a look at the GWH 1/48 MiG-29  type 9-12 (early) Fulcrum.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the newer Revell kit, here is a look at Scale Aircraft Conversions 72084: Tornado GR.1/IDS/ECR Landing Gear

BOOK REVIEW:  An excellent addition to their 'Aces' series is Osprey's Aces of the 325th Fighter Group.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andy Garcia built today's look into the archives, the Eduard 1/48 Albatros D.III.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is 15 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday, 6 March - at 40,100 KM² is Marajo - Map

KIT REVIEW: Peter Burstow does a very nice job building the Dekno 1/72 Cessna CR-3 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit and somewhat different variant is the Bronco 1/35 OQF 6 pdr Mk.IV on carriage Mk.III.

DECAL REVIEW:  This one is for the recently reissued Revell/Matchbox kit; Caracal Models CD 48050: USN AD-5/A-1E Skyraider.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the older Airfix kit, here is a look at Scale Aircraft Conversions 72083:Harrier GR.1/3 - AV-8A/C Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bob Laskodi did his usual excellent work on the Passchendaele 1/48 Albatros D.II conversion.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is 15 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Alex Harrington for his generous assistance.

Wednesday, 5 March - at 37,814 KM² is Spitzbergen - Map

KIT REVIEW: Jonathan Prestidge shares with us another neat armor build with his Tamiya 1/48th JS-2 model 1944 ChKZ.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another fine twin boom fighter kit is the Cyber-hobby 1/72 DH.112 Venom NF.3.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet with lots of options for the T-33 fan is Caracal Models CD 72018: ANG T-33A.

BOOK REVIEW:  For their next e-book, here is RAF in Combat's Squadrons #3: Spitfire V in the Far East.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kyle Bodily did a superb job on his Czech Master Resin 1/72 Albatros C.III.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is 15 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Mark Joyce for helping out.

Tuesday, 4 March - at 37,437 KM² is Kyushu - Map

KIT REVIEW: Brian Baker shows that you can make interesting models from inexpensive kits with his ESCI & Eldon 1/72 SE.5a .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to the mix is the Trumpeter 1/48 T-38A Talon.

DECAL REVIEW:  To go along with today's kit preview, here is Caracal Models CD 48057: USAF T-38 Part 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Another of their fine figure sets is the Dragon 1/35 Operation Marita: Greece 1941.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Patrick Barratt has our look back into the archives with his Special Hobby 1/48 Albacore.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is 15 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 25 February.

Monday, 3 March - at 35,883 KM² is Taiwan - Map

KIT REVIEW: Frank Reynolds starts our month with his nice build of the Azur 1/72 Vautour II.B.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nicely done motorcycle kit is the Fujimi 1/12 Kawasaki ZX-10R.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A great new display base is Noy's Miniatures Cold War Heavy Bomber display

CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their photo CD series is Aero Research's USAF F-4 Phantoms part 5.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has today's oldie with his Valom 1/72 Ablemarle V.  

MM CONTEST: Voting is now open for the Scandinavia Contest. Last day to vote is 15 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday, 28 February - at 35,145 KM² is New Britain - Map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds the quite small Dekno 1/72 Marcoux-Bromberg Special (1939) .

KIT PREVIEW:  Most welcome is the new Polar Lights C-57D Space Cruiser, a kit I'm sure most classic s-f fans will appreciate.

DECAL REVIEW:  A rather nice sheet for the modern RAF fan is Xtradecal X72156: RAF unit anniversaries 2011/2012.

BOOK REVIEW:  rA very well done book on an interesting aircraft is Osprey's Lockheed A-12.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The only kit that I believe has been produced of this aircraft in this scale was the Aeroclub 1/72 AMX.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Today is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday, 27 February - at 33,339 KM² is Prince of Wales Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Jonathan Prestidge shares his first armor build, the Tamiya 1/48th Matilda Mk.III/IV .

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nicely detailed armored car kit is the Dragon 1/35 SdKfz 234/3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48250: Sea Harrier Landing Gear

BOOK REVIEW:  For their second offering in their Airframe Constructor series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Building the He-219.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver did nice work on the Hasegawa 1/32 A6M5c Zero. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Tomorrow is the last day for entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 26 February - at 33,246 KM² is Yuzhny Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment builds another interesting subject; the 1/72 Tupolev ANT-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their small scale kit line is the G.W.H. 1/144 TSR.2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A final bit for the Emhar kit is Pavla U72-151: FJ-4B Fury Exhaust

BOOK REVIEW:  A most informative title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's 42 cm 'Big Bertha' and German Siege Artillery of WWI .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bob Laskodi did a superb job on his Hasegawa 1/48 A6M3 Type 32. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Just a few days to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Cooper's Models (DMC) is having a sale on Dekno kits.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 25 February - at 33,210 KM² is Hainan - Map

KIT REVIEW: We go sci-fi today with Dan Lee's well done Wave 1/72 SDR-04 Mk.XII Destroid Phalanx .

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nicely done kit of this big tank destroyer is the Dragon 1/35 Jagdpanther G2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Tarangus short run kit, we haveScale Aircraft Conversions 48249: Saab Lansen Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that still sells very well when reissued is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M3 type 22 Zero. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Just a few days to go.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Dave Cummings and Anthony Grand for their generous assistance.

Monday, 24 February - at 31,285 KM² is Vancouver Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard  begins our last week of February with his Italeri 1/72 C-119G Boxcar.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I have been looking forward to is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 SH-2F Seasprite.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another sheet that has a lot of options is AML AMLD 48-028: Yakovlev Yak-1/7 (early series).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A great upgrade for your Emhar kit is Pavla C72122: FJ-4B Fury Cockpit Set

BOOK REVIEW:  One of the more interesting additions to their Duel series is Osprey's Fe.2b/d vs Albatros Scouts.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II: A nice addition to an artillery display is Riich Models 1/35 "US M1 57mm & 6 Pdr Ammunition Set".

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Gilles Galvao did a great job building his Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2-N 'Rufe'. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Just a few days to go.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday, 21 February - at 28,418 KM² is Timor - Map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor has today's main article with the Roden 1/144 C-140A Jetstar.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not your usual ship kit, here is a look at the Fujimi IJNS Kongo (Q Ship).

DECAL REVIEW:  For the Monogram kit, here is Caracal Models CD 48058: F-101B Voodoo part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A very nice upgrade set is the PJ Production 1/72 Mirage IIIS/RS/DS Conversion Set

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Here is a look at the new Revell 1/48 Stearman PT-17.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Koppos went for big with the Tamiya 1/32 A6M2 Zero. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entry.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items. PJ Production has a new pilot figure coming for the 1/24 crowd.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday, 20 February - at 25,662 KM² is Sicily - Map

KIT REVIEW: Amin Ghazzaoui does a very brief article on the Tamiya 1/35 SAS Jeep.

KIT PREVIEW:  For another of their Jeep boxings, here is the Bronco 1/35 British Airborne Troops riding in 1/4 ton Truck and Trailer.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/72 crowd, here is AIMS 72D-024: Monotone Me's.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Special Hobby kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48248: Fairey Firefly Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  For those who like their kits small but well engineered, here's a look back at the Sweet 1/144 A6M2b Zero. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entry.

INDUSTRY NEWS:     Attack Squadron announces their new Bearcat. Here is what is new from Master Details. Cooper's Models offers the last of Icaerodesign's IAR-81s.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 19 February - at 24,786 KM² is Somerset Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Kevin Thompson does a very detailed article on the Kitty Hawk 1/48 MiG-25PD/PDS Foxbat.

KIT PREVIEW:  If you like post-war American cars, you'll be pleased with the Revell 1/25 1950 Oldsmobile Club Coupe.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet with a lot of options is AML AMLD 48-015: Lavochkin La-5F .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Emhar kit, here is Pavla S 72082: FJ-4B Ejection Seat

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with the Classic Airframes 1/48 A5M4 Claude. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entry.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Gary Cook for his generous support.

Tuesday, 18 February - at 24,000 KM² is Kolteny Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Peter Burstow has today's build with the Art Model 1/72 MiG-9 (I-210).

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their double kits is Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-51 'Sonia' Combo Part 2.

DECAL REVIEW:  The last of their missile markings sheets is mostly for Army stuff, Wolfpak Decals 72-070 ' Feeling the Heat'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the popular Hasegawa kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48247: A6M Zero Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart has today's oldie with the AMT 1/48 A-20G Havoc . 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entry.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Philip Coleman for his help.

Monday, 17 February - at 23,949 KM² is Sardinia - Map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment begins our week with a rather odd bird, the scratch-built 1/72 Blackburn Sparrow.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a nice special scheme in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at an older kit, the DML (Dragon) 1/48 FW-190A-4 "JG-1 Oesau" .

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/48 modeler and providing more options is AIMS 48D013: Monotone Me's.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nicely done pilot for your big scale Hunter or other similar aircraft is PJ Production 1/32 NATO pilot (1960s)

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW II: For the Emhar kit, here is Pavla V 72-110: FJ-4B Fury Canopy.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Pat Cauthery did a nice job building the Matchbox 1/72 A-20G/Boston IV. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entry.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday, 14 February - at 19,162 KM² is Bananal - Map *

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds another car kit and one that probably comes from the 1950s, the Atlantis 1/24 Talbot-Lago F.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat new kit that I think will sell well is the Revell AG 1/144 Spaceship II/White Knight II.

DECAL REVIEW:  The second of their missile markings sheets is Wolfpak Decals 72-069 'Smoke in the Air'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice upgrade set is Pavla U 72-149: P-26 Upgrade Set

BOOK REVIEW:  For their second volume on the history of Convair, here is Crecy Publishing's Convair Advanced Designs II.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm built the Merlin & Allied Research North 1/72 A-12 Shrikes. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Cooper's Models announces a restock on Atakombo kits.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Jerome Lawson and Kevin Powers for their assistance.

Thursday, 13 February - at 18,545 KM² is Shikoku - Map

KIT REVIEW: Frank Spahr provides another of his superb ship builds with the Academy 1/350 HMS Warspite.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many boxings of this kit is the MPM 1/72 DC-2 "PAA/EAL".

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done sheet with multiple subjects for the big scale builder is AIMS 32D011: Monotone Me's.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the old but still nice Airfix kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72082 B-29 Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Len Roberto built the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-10A Thunderbolt II in a commemorative scheme. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Valiant Wings announces Airframe Constructor #2 now available.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 12 February - at 18,040 KM² is Halmahera - Map

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver has his mid-week article with the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IXc (early) .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does something that synchs with the current contest in Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Ed Bailey takes a look at the new Aoshima 1/72 Ki-100 Otsu.

DECAL REVIEW:  The first in a short series of sheets that will prove very useful to many of us is Wolfpak Decals 72-068 'Yipes Stripes!'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For those who want a pilot in their big scale planes, here is PJ Production 1/32 US Navy pilot (1950s)

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andreas Gordes went the extra mile with his Trumpeter 1/32 A-7E Corsair II. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 11 February - at 17,454 KM² is Seram - Map

KIT REVIEW: Dave Cummings takes a trip down memory lane with the Revell (Monogram) 1/48 TBF Avenger.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their growing series of these French fighters is PJ Production 1/72 Mirage IIIBE/DS/D2Z/5BD.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the third generation Hasegawa kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72081 F-4 Phantom II Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Probably one of the worst kits I've ever finished is the AMT/ESCI 1/48 A-7E Corsair II

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 10 February - at 16,648 KM² is New Caledonia - Map

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard builds another nice vacuformed kit, the Contrail 1/72 Vildebeest II.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new Brit kit that has recently arrived is the Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.2A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A very nice set for the recent Airfix kit is the PJ Production 1/48 Royal Navy Lynx Crew

BOOK REVIEW:  Submarine fans will be quite pleased with Start's U-Boot im Focus #10.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW II: For the recent Airfix kit, here is Pavla V72-109: Folland Gnat T.1 Canopy.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Robert Shockley built the Revell 1/72 RA-5C Vigilante

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Cooper's Models has the latest Valom FJ-1 Fury.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Richard Smith for helping out

Friday, 7 February - at 16,042 KM² is Bathurst Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds the rather nice Azur/FRROM 1/72 PZL.11f 'In Rumania'.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their more recent releases is the Airfix 1/72 FW-190F-8/A-8

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Not included in the cockpit set, but something you might want to use is the Pavla V72-108: Airspeed Oxford clear parts

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW II: For the big Italeri kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32079: F-104 Starfighter Landing Gear .

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is another conversion prior to the dedicated kit being released, Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk conversion

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is what's coming from Kagero.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday, 6 February - at 15,848 KM² is Prince Patrick Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Robert Myers does a nice conversion using the Monogram 1/24 1926 Mack.

KIT PREVIEW:  What looks like a nice kit is the Moebius 1/25 1956 Chrysler 300B.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Not included in the cockpit set, but something you might want to use is the Pavla U72-150: F3H Demon Nose

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Back before there was a dedicated Hasegawa TA-4J, Fred Krause did one using the Monogram 1/48 OA-4M

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday, 5 February - at 15,700 KM² is Thurston Island - Map

KIT REVIEW: Frank Spahr has a nice diorama featuring the Airfix Maudslay's 1827 Paddle Steamer Engine.

KIT PREVIEW:  What looks like a nice kit and a welcome replacement for the old Frog and Heller kits is the Cyber-hobby 1/72 Vampire FB.5.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: If you'd rather have the previous items in a set, then you want the Pavla C72121: F3H Demon Cockpit Set

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Sam Hall shared with us his build of the Hasegawa 1/72 A-4E/F Skyhawk

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday, 4 February - at 14,467 KM² is Nordaustlandet - Map

KIT REVIEW: Jack Bruno shares his build of the Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III ausf L.

KIT PREVIEW:  Ed Bailey takes a look at the new Aoshima 1/72 Ki-100koh.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Emhar or Rareplanes kit is the Pavla S 72081: F3H Ejection Seat

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Though a bit sparse in interior detail, the ESCI 1/72 A-4F Skyhawk  is still a nice kit. 

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday, 3 February - at 14,386 KM² is Sumbawa - Map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment begins our month with his very nice Inpact 1/48 Martin-Handasyde.

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a reboxed ICM kit, the Maquette 1/48 Yak-7B.

DECAL REVIEW:  Chris Ishmael looks at a sheet that should be popular with Phantom Phanatics, Iliad Design Decals 48-022 Milestone F-4 Phantoms .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nice replacement piece for the Emhar kit is the Pavla V72-107: F3H Canopy

CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their growing series of aircraft photo CDs is Aero Research's A-6 Intruder & Prowler part 3.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Will Alcott built the still nice Fujimi 1/72 A-4B Skyhawk 'Mavericks'.

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Scandinavia Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest from OZmods.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Help keep MM going. Thanks to Richard Smith for helping out.

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