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Friday 19 January    

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard provides another nice vacuform build, the Khee-Kha 1/72 Waco YKS-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  Pretty sure this one is from the 60s, the Lindberg 1/96 Clermont.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  An older sheet but an interesting subject, Aeromaster 48-197: Fokker E.V/D.VIII Flying Razors part 1.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This one was a really great read;  Osprey's Sagger vs M60 MBT.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice little kit that would work on an RAF diorama is the JB Models 1/76 Bedford MK Tactical Aircraft Refueller.

MM CONTEST:   You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest and hopefully I'll find some time to post the first entries!

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Thursday 18 January    

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds his second Airfix 1/48 P-51D Mustang in as many articles. Guess he likes it.

KIT PREVIEW:  John Miller has a look at a neat short run kit, the The Brengun 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Vb “Messerspit”.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  Those of us who like aggressor Scooters will like Fight's On Decals 48-002 A-4 Adversaries part 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very cool reference CD is Aero Research's Modeler's Guide to Aftermarket Aircraft Decals.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rick Brownlee did nice work on the Alan Hobbies 1/35 BA-20 Armored Car. As a note, this kit was reboxed by Dragon.

MM CONTEST:   You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks.   

Tuesday 16 January    

KIT REVIEW: Michael Rohde builds the newer release of the Revell 1/72 FW-200C Condor.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another quite nice kit snagged from the 'cheap kit' sales, the AMT/ERTL 1/72 A-7E Corsair II.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet with six options is Berna Decals 7238 Ki-43-I Hayabusa.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something you'll need if you bought the recent Hobby Boss kit is the Quickboost 1/48 A-4 Refueling Probe (late) .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A neat little kit for fans of the type, the UM 1/72 Armored Vehicle BA-3.

MM CONTEST:   You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Lee Kolosna and Bruce Whitney for their most welcome help.   

Monday 15 January    

KIT REVIEW: Dave Cummings begins our week with his Revell (Monogram) 1/48 P-61 Black Widow.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not exactly a new kit, but what short run was like 20 years ago, the HiPM 1/48 He-100D.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  An interesting sheet for the IJAAF modeler is Rising Decal 72070: Japanese Army Aircraft Training Units II.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next title in the story of the Convoy Fighter is Retromechanix' Lockheed Model L-200 Convoy Fighter Part 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Laurent Moitrot has today's look into the archives with his Italeri 1/35 Autoblinda AB.41.

MM CONTEST:   You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Lou Neil for his help. 

Friday 12 January    

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard takes a few bits and some additional work to make a Frog 1/72 Whitley V freighter.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is another resin car kit, the Record 1/43 Ferrari 365P2.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  J-P Poisseroux shares another special scheme sheet, Syhart Decals Mirage 2000N: EC2/4 'LaFayette'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to a series that seems to be selling well is MMP Books RAF WWII Fighter Instrument Panels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Something that may start a conversation is the UM 1/72 Armored Self-Propelled Leningrad railroad car.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Brendan McGovern for his help.   

Thursday 11 January   

KIT REVIEW: There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ... The Modeling Zone. Joel Hamm goes there with his Hobby Boss 1/72 F-86F-30.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting kit that seems to be an upgrade is the Mikr Mir 1/48 Yak-23.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  J-P Poisseroux shares a nice decal sheet, Syhart Decals 72/48-085 F-4D Phantom II N.D. ANG.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  The last of their new metal gear sets is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32127: Jeannin Stahltaub L Landing Gear and Wire Supports.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A campaign about which I knew very little is chronicled in Osprey's The Hindenberg Line 1918.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart did a nice Maquette 1/35 ASU-57 SPG.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks.

Tuesday 9 January   

KIT REVIEW: Donald Zhou  continues with his build of large scale aircraft with the Trumpeter 1/32 A-6E/Tram Intruder .   

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to Thunderflashes in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  The next offering in their 1/48 'Fitter' series is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 Su-17/22UM-3K.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet to go along with the previous data set is Print Scale 72160:  US Navy A-7 Corsair II part 1 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  The next metal gear set is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32126: DH.9a Landing Gear for the Wingnut Wings kit .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The first title in a welcome new series is Osprey's Battle of Britain 1940.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Llarry Amrose built the Mirage 1/72 AT-1 Assault Gun.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

INDUSTRY NEWS:    A bit of additional info on the upcoming F-5E from Kitty Hawk.   

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Monday 8 January   

KIT REVIEW: George Oh  begins our week with his Airfix 1/72 Whirlwind I.   

KIT PREVIEW:  Most companies are doing quite a few large kits. So it is with the Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIE/R .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.    

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet for the 1/72 USN builder is Print Scale 72170:  US Navy A-7 Corsair II Stencils.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This new set is for the very large HobbyBoss kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 18003: FW-190A-5 Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest from IPMS Canada is Random Thoughts 39/4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A neat little resin and p.e. kit is Steelwork 1/72 1937 Chevrolet Armored Car .

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

INDUSTRY NEWS:    A bunch of new goodies for you from BarracudaCast.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to for his assistance.  

Friday 5 January   

KIT REVIEW: Dale Rannals  shares his first figure build of the year, E2046 1/6 Calne Ca Prisoner and Paper Plane Version .   

KIT PREVIEW:  Fujimi doesn't release a lot of new airplane kits. This one is fairly recent, the Fujimi 1/72 Ki-43-I Hayabusa.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW:  This set is for the Valom kit: Caracal Models CD 72069: RB-45 Tornado  .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This new set is for the Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72149: Me-262 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another interesting title from their Warriors line is Osprey's British Tank Crewman 1939-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sjon van der Heiden did the Bandai 1/48 88mm FlaK 18.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Richard Gahart for his assistance.  

Thursday 4 January   

KIT REVIEW: Pablo Calcaterra  does another Argentine AF plane from the 80s with the Italeri/ESCI 1/48 Dagger.   

KIT PREVIEW:  If you like modern AFVs, then you will very much like the new Panda Hobby 1/35 Husky Mk III VMMD w/GPRS.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second P-2 sheet is Caracal Models CD 72057: P2V Neptune part 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From their New Vanguard series a title where I learned a great deal, Osprey's Early US Armor: Armored Cars 1915-40.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving now into military vehicles for the past blast, we start with the Ace 1/72 52-K Soviet 85mm Heavy AA Gun.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Alex Murray for his assistance.  

Tuesday 2 January   

KIT REVIEW: Mike Dudek  has today's main article with the Tamiya 1/700 Russian SSGN Kursk.   

KIT PREVIEW:  If you like modern AFVs, then you will very much like the new Panda Hobby 1/35 M1235A1 Maxxpro Dash DXM.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for an often overlooked kit is Caracal Models CD 72055: P2V Neptune part 1.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This month's photo CD is Aero Research's Mustangs.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An interesting kit of a popular sports plane is Miku Models 1/72 Zlin 526A.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks.  

Monday 1 January   

KIT REVIEW: Frank Spahr  kicks off the new year with his superbly done Hasegawa 1/48 SH-3H Sea King.   

KIT PREVIEW:  For their second big scale kit, here is a look at the Azur/Frrom 1/32 IAR-80A.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second sheet is for the first model of the big Roden kit; Caracal Models CD 144008: C-5A Galaxy.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very well done title in the Duel series is Osprey's Sea Harrier FRS.1 vs Mirage IIIE/Dagger.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Larry Cherniak has today's oldie, the Models & More 1/48 Yokosuka MXY7 'Ohka' Model 22.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest. Winners have been posted for this and the Lindberg Contest. You may send in your entries for the Post WWII Japan contest

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Stephen Towle, Neil Howard, and Stephen Sundberg for their generous support.  

Friday 22 December   

KIT REVIEW: Your editor  finishes the year with the Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-43-II 'Hayabusa'.   

KIT PREVIEW:  A rather impressive looking kit is the recent Takom 1/35 M3 Lee (early).

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW:  First sheet I've seen for the new Roden kit is Caracal Models CD 144006: C-5B/M Galaxy.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another very interesting book in a growing series is Crecy Publishing's British Secret Projects 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has today's oldie from a decade back:  the J & L Aircraft Models 1/72 Yak-40 .

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. All future donations this year will go towards next year. Thanks to Stephen Towle for his generous support.  

Modeling Madness ends its publishing year today. Next update is after the holidays on 1 January. I wish you all the very happiest holiday season.

Thursday 21 December   

KIT REVIEW: George Oh builds what is truly a vintage kit, the Revell 1/72 Morane-Saulnier Type N.   

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting subject for the S/F fan is UGH Models 1/350 Centauri Liner.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW: A nice bonus for the year's end is Wolfpak Decals 12-17: Thank You.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Hasegawa kit and recommended by doctors! The Eduard  FE511: SH-3 Interior set. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Continuing with the Yaks, we have Mark Fordham's A-Model 1/72 Yak-21 .

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. All future donations this year will go towards next year. Thanks to Burkhard Domke for his generous support.

Tuesday 19 December   

KIT REVIEW: Dale Rannals has built the very nice Trumpeter 1/700 Battleship Roma

KIT PREVIEW:  Still the best on the subject in this scale; Fujimi 1/72 A-7E Corsair II .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW: Another great selection of subjects is in Wolfpak Decals 72-113: Fighting Cocks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  These are quite well done photo books:  Frontline's Combat over the Mediterranean .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard built the interesting looking 1/72 Yak-17 UTI.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. All future donations this year will go towards next year. Thanks. 

Monday 18 December   

KIT REVIEW: Nicolai Plesberg shares his build of the still nice Monogram 1/48 Typhoon IB.   

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does another nice 109 in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Tom Hall provides a rundown of the Hasegawa 1/72 A6M5 type 52 variants.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.   

DECAL REVIEW: This new sheet is for the ICM kit;  Iliad Designs 48033: Beechcraft C-45s.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting addition to their Weapon series is Osprey's The 'Broomhandle' Mauser.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Drew Nix's Pioneer 1/72 Yakovlev YAK-15 “Feather”.

MM CONTEST:  Voting closed for the Hurricane Contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. All future donations this year will go towards next year. Thanks to Harald Verweij, Harry Crumpacker, John Sachs, and Robert Funk for kicking off the 2018 drive. 

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