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Wednesday, 4 March

KIT REVIEW: Scott Lyle takes his skills to the nautical with his Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Hood .

KIT PREVIEW: An interesting boxing is the new Hasegawa 1/48 Shidenkai no Maki Ki-61-I Hien .

DECAL REVIEW:  This set is for the Big E, Starfighter Decals 350-52: Air Group 6/10 USS Enterprise Battle of Midway to Santa Cruz.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set of masks is for the recent Hobby Boss kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-014: EMB-314 Super Tucano .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still not a bad kit, the Heller 1/72 Fieseler Fi-156 Storch.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. You have less than two weeks remaining to get in your entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here are some sample pages from Valiant Wings' upcoming book.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Fabio Hirai for his help.

Next update is Friday

Tuesday, 3 March

KIT REVIEW: Richard F has today's feature article with his neat little Anigrand 1/144 Britten-Norman Defender.

KIT PREVIEW: A very cool kit that won't take over your display shelves is Dragon's Black Label 1/72 M-65 Atomic Annie.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the big Kitty Hawk kit we have Caracal Models CD 32014: USAF T-6G Texan.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set of masks is for the Academy family of kits, Furball Aero-Design FMS-013: F-111 Aardvark.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of your editor's largest builds was the Pegasus Hobbies 1/18 Fi-103A (V-1).

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. You have less than two weeks remaining to get in your entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Monday, 2 March

KIT REVIEW: Torben Plesberg starts off this month with his superbly done Italeri 1/72 C-119G Flying Boxcar .

KIT PREVIEW: Francisco Santoro takes a look at the Eduard 1:48 Focke Wulf Fw 190 Nachtjäger.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the nautical F-35 we have Furball Aero-Design 48-039: F-35 Anthology Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set of masks is for the Tamiya kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-012: F-16C Falcon.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More aviation eye candy with Aero Research's USN/USMC Collection #8.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bryan Tucker has our dive into the archives with his MPM 1/48 Fi-103 "Reichenberg IV".

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. You have less than two weeks remaining to get in your entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest news of new kits and bits from Attack Squadron.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Friday, 27 February

KIT REVIEW: It is not often that your editor builds something that does not fly, but he was very pleased with the Takom 1/35 Skoda 30.5cm M1916 Siege Howitzer.

MM COLUMN: Here is the latest installment of Silver Rails so you can see what's been going on since December.

KIT PREVIEW: Another recent new release is the Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim IVF.

DECAL REVIEW:  With seven great options, we have Wolfpak Decals 72-080: A flash of lightning.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Their third set of canopy masks for the Lightning II is Furball Aero-Design FMS-011: F-35C Lightning II.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Airframe Album series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Focke-Wulf FW-189 Uhu.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

DECAL REVIEW II:  A weclome sheet for those doing US aircraft carriers is Starfighter Decals 350-51: Air Group 5 USS Yorktown Battle of Midway.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the review lists is Carmel J. Attard's Pavla 1/72 Siebel Fh-104 'Hallore'.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their latest look at what's coming.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Alan Maki for his assistance.

Wednesday, 25 February

KIT REVIEW: Stephen Young builds a real oldie for us, the MPC/Airfix 1/72 He-177 Grief.

KIT PREVIEW: One of the more unusual show car reissues is the Monogram 1/24 Tom Daniel's Fast Buck .

DECAL REVIEW:  A super decal sheet that will be useful to ship modelers is Starfighter Decals 350-50: USN Insignia May 1942-June 1943.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nicely done canopy mast for the Kitty Hawk kit is Furball Aero-Design FMS-010: F-35B Lightning II .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More interesting reading and myth-busting in Harpia Publishing's Arab MiGs Volume 4.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An excellent WWI build was Kyle Bodily's Aeroclub 1/48 FE.2b.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Dale Rannals for his welcome assistance.

Next update is Friday

Tuesday, 24 February

KIT REVIEW: Blair Stewart does a great job on his Alpine 120mm USMC Sniper.

KIT PREVIEW: Another recent new release is the Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do-17Z.

DECAL REVIEW:  An excellent sheet for the Kitty Hawk kit is Furball Aero-Design 48-038: F-35 Anthology Part 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still an excellent kit of the subject is the Testors/Fujimi 1/72 F7U-3 Cutlass.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is a really good deal on a new kit from DMC Models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Monday, 23 February

KIT REVIEW: Mike Still  begins our week with a very complete build of the Revell 1/48 P-47N Thunderbolt.

KIT PREVIEW: Another brand new release is the Panda Hobby 1/35 BMD-2.

DECAL REVIEW:  A super sheet for the Revell AG kit is Starfighter Decals 144-203: Atlantic Coast Hawkeyes.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A nicely done canopy mast for the Kitty Hawk kit is Furball Aero-Design FMS-009: F-35A Lightning II.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's dive into the archives produces the Hasegawa 1/72 XF5U-1.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 9 February. Thanks to Henry Blecha for his help.

Friday, 20 February

KIT REVIEW: Your editior continues with another rescue kit build, the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-8.

MM FEATURE: Tony Hodun's kit tables have been updated.

KIT PREVIEW: New to this part of the world is the Airfix 1/48 Gnat T.1.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very welcome reissue for NAVAIR fans is Furball Decals FD 48006: Air Wing All-Stars - Phantoms pt. I.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the Azur/Special Hobby kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72102: Vautour Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their continuing series on short production run WWII RAF types is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #8: Halifax I.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is what's coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 9 February. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks for his help.

Wednesday, 18 February

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard  has a very nice vacuform build for us, the Airmodel 1/72 Caudron C.445 Goeland.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does an F-104 for two in this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Large scale jet fans and those who love the Sabre Dog will want to pick up the Kitty Hawk Models 1/32 F-86D Sabre.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A most welcome set for the Italeri kit is Pavla C 72129: B-57B Night Bomber Cockpit Set.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the past is David Drake's HobbyBoss 1/72 F4U-4 Corsair.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 9 February.

Next update is Friday

Tuesday, 17 February

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rollandelli builds a very nice Eduard 1/72 F6F Hellcat.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another neat show rod kit is the MPC 1/25 Chuck Miller's Fire Truck.

DECAL REVIEW:  A set for the hi-viz A-6 is AOA Decals 32-002: Intruder stencils.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the GWH kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 14418: Victor Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Peter l'Heureaux has the look into the archives with his Revell 1/72 F4U-1D Corsair.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 9 February.

Monday, 16 February

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster has today's feature build with his superlative Frog 1/72 Vickers Vimy.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a very nice artillery kit, the Takom 1/35 Skoda 30.5cm M1916 Siege Howitzer.

DECAL REVIEW:  Those who like their A-6s really big will want to get AOA Decals 32-001: Intruders from the Beach.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice option for the new Airfix kit is Pavla S48046: Gnat F.1/T.1 Ejection Seat .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver takes a look at HELL’S ANGELS: The True Story of the 303rd BG in WWII.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mark Fordham's article from many years back was the Flying Kiwis 1/72 F4U-1A Corsair.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 9 February

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KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds another rescue kit, the Mauve 1/48 P-40N Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is often overlooked is the Huma 1/72 Dornier Do-27.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice metal set for the Trumpeter kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48280: Westland Whirlwind Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Even if you are not a car person, you will find CarTech's Motorama to be a great read.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Franck Oudin has today's archival article with the Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1A Corsair.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is what's coming from Dragon USA. Here is an update from the folks at Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday, 12 February

KIT REVIEW:  Jeroen Koen completes quite a saga building the Encore 1/72 Albatros D.III (Offag) series 253.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice show rod kit from 40plus years back is the Monogram 1/24 Tom Daniel's Bad Medicine.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another upgrade part for the Trumpeter kit is Pavla U 48-55: A-37 Dragonfly tail cone (two lights).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Possibly the nicest kit of this aircraft in this scale is the Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair .

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Wednesday, 11 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's feature build for us with the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IXc.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does an F-104 for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  I'm probably the last person on the planet to buy one of these kits. Here is a look at the Academy 1/48 F-4C Phantom II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This metal set is for the Hasegawa 1/48 kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48279: P-40 Warhawk Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Steve Mesner has our look into the archives with the venerable Hawk 1/72 F4U Corsair.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday, 10 February

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow builds the very interesting Red Roo 1/72 Dart-Stang.

KIT PREVIEW: Though not everyone's choice for kits, these are pretty neat and major nostalgia trips for some. Here is a look at the Monogram 1/24 Tom Daniel's Cherry Bomb.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This upgrade piece is for the new Trumpeter kit, Pavla U 48-54: A-37 Dragonfly tail cone (one light).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great concept and an equally great 'how to' book is ST Models' MJ's Figure Arts volume 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 2005 is Tom Cleaver's Czech Model 1/48 FR-1 'Fireball'.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Monday, 9 February

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg starts us off this week with a superlative conversion resulting in the Frog 1/72 Shackleton AEW.2 .

KIT PREVIEW:  For their second release and a real beauty for flying boat fans, the new Lukgraph 1/72 English Electric Cork III.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the new Kitty Hawk kit, we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 32093: OV-10 Bronco Landing Gear

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A bit tardy on this one thanks to feline conspiracies is Aero Research's USAF Phantoms Part 6.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 2002, here is a look back at the Sword 1/48 FM-2 Wildcat.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. My appreciation goes to Stacey Brogden and Keoki Gray for their generous support.

Friday, 6 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor heads to the great white north with his build of the Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang .

KIT PREVIEW:  An outstanding initial release is the new Lukgraph 1/72 Boulton & Paul P-12 Bodmin .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the AZ/Admiral kit is Pavla V 72-115: BT-13 Valiant canopy.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a book that even non-car modelers will find interesting, CarTech's Show Rod Model Kits.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Caz Dalton's Hasegawa 1/72 FM-1 Wildcat.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon Models USA has their latest announcement of coming items. ere is the latest update from . Here is an update from the folks at Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. My appreciation goes to George Ruscoff and Richard Smith for helping out.

Wednesday, 4 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds another nice British airliner, the Heller 1/72 Dragon Rapide.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit that can sometimes be difficult to locate is the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-8 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the big Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 24009: Hawker Hurricane Landing Gear .  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  I believe this is still the only mainstream kit of this plane in this scale, the Emhar 1/72 FJ-4B Fury.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Friday

Tuesday, 3 February

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds adds another 1/48 jet trainer to his collection with the Airfix 1/48 Gnat T.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another addition to their growing 262 catalogue is the Hobby Boss 1/48 Me-262A-1b.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade set that will work with several kits is Pavla S 72089: Ejection seats for the A-37A.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is Tom Cleaver's  Czech Models 1/48 FJ-1 Fury.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Brendan McGovern for his kind assistance.

Monday, 2 February

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra adds another fine model from the 1982 war, the Italeri 1/48 IAI Dagger.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nicely molded kit is the new Kotobukiya 1/35 Logicoma.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Yet another nice upgrade set for the Airfix kit is Pavla U 72-162: Blenheim I Bomb Bay Doors.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb book with hundreds of photos is IsraDecal Publications: The Israeli Air Force in the Yom Kippur War.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ten years back, your editor built the Grand Phoenix 1/48 F3H-2N Demon.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Friday, 30 January

KIT REVIEW:  Another kit rescued from oblivion is the Italaerie 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that many NavAir fans have been awaiting, the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F9F-8/8P Cougar.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade set for the Airfix kit is Pavla U 72-161: Blenheim I Instrument Panel and Rudder Pedals.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A fascinating read on the 'other side' of the June 1967 War, Harpia Publishing's Arab MiGs Volume 3 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Steve Mesner tackled the Testors/Hawk 1/48 F2H Banshee  in our look into the archives.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest update from DragonModels USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Wedesday, 28 January

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds builds the recent Wingman Models 1/48 Fouga Magister.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does an RF-4 for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  The latest in a growing catalogue is the Kitty Hawk Models 1/48 AH-1Z 'Viper'.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The MPM 1/72 FH-1 Phantom  is today's look back from the very early days of MM.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: A super new 1/12 Fiat 21 litre car model is available at Modellino.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Stephen Prior for his kind assistance.

Next update will be Friday.

Tuesday, 27 January - at 5.2 km² is Grimsey -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow goes through the trials of Hercules to build the Anigrand 1/72 Hughes XF-11.

KIT PREVIEW:  A member of the large Hasegawa F-4 family is the Hasegawa 1/72 RF-4E Phantom II.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great edition full of how-tos and great photos; Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 13.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the archives is Andy Garcia's Special Hobby 1/48 F2G-1 Super Corsair.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 16 January.

Monday, 26 January - at 6km² is Nakhiloo Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard starts off our week with a flashy build, the Williams Bros 1/72 C-46 Commando.

KIT PREVIEW:  A rather neat choice for a small scale military subject is the Aoshima 1/72 Patriot PAC-3 .

DECAL REVIEW:  A great USAF Reserve sheet is Caracal Models CD 48074: Fighters of Austin.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The Matchbox 1/72 F9F-4 Panther built by Michael Johnson is today's article from the archives.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. The winner of the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest has been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon Models USA has their latest info on upcoming kits and bits.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 16 January.

Friday, 23 January - at 213 acres is Kure Atoll -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a very nice sci-fi kit, the Wave 1/20 SK 362 Panzer Spahwagen 'OSKAR'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A superbly done new tool kit for modern AFV builders is the Orochi 1/35 M3A3 Bradley CFV.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet that I'm sure will do well is Caracal Models CD 48068: OV-10 Bronco.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The first edition of a new details series is Fox Two: Blackburn Buccaneer.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver's Trumpeter 1/32 F8F-1 Bearcat is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. The winner of the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest has been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon Models USA has their latest info on upcoming kits and bits.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday, 22 January - at .21 KM² is Rose Atoll -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Pierre-André Boillat has done a great job building his Revell 1/48 Do-217E-5.

KIT PREVIEW:  This one is a bit of a 'whiffer', the Dragon 1/35 Panther ausf F w/7.5cm KWK 42 L/100.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available in 1/72 scale, Caracal Models CD 72031: F-16 CAS Vipers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set that includes bombs and racks is Fix it WMF 48028 1/48 Kfir/Nesher Air to Ground Armament Set.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Perhaps not the best kit in the world, but one that does make a nice model, the Hobbycraft 1/48 F8F-1B Bearcat.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. The winner of the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest has been posted.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Wednesday 21 January - at .5 KM² is Petit St Vincent -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver provides our mid-week update with his Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another very nice figure set is Masterbox 1/35 "Move, move, move!".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  More things that go 'boom' with Fix it WMF 48029 1/48 Mk.82 Bombs .  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  C.Wayne Sharp's AMT/ERTL 1/48 F7F-3N Tigercat is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. Next contest in the series is AMT/ERTL.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday, 20 January - at 61 acres is French Frigate Shoals -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F has an interesting time building his Dragon 1/144 X-3 Stiletto.

KIT PREVIEW:  A pretty neat kit for those who like the subject is the Fly 1/48 Jet Provost T.5/Strikemaster.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Moving down a scale from yesterday's offering, here is Fix it WMF 48022 1/48 BL-755 Cluster Bombs.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Steve Mesner did a golden oldie, the Monogram 1/72 F7F Tigercat.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest. Several already have.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is a look at the markings options available in Kitty Hawk's next kit.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Monday, 19 January - at 5.4 Km² is Navassa Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Lee Kolosna starts off our week with his superbly done Monogram 1/48 B-58 Hustler.

KIT PREVIEW:  The latest in their Super Kit series is the new Wingman Models 1/48 Kfir TC2.

DECAL REVIEW:  Five different aircraft are featured in Wolfpak Decals 72-079: Good Morning Vietnam.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Some great ordnance for a modern jet is Fix it WMF 32006 1/32 BL-755 Cluster Bombs.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very well done and interesting book is Hikoki's Thunder over the Reich .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Glen Cook built the still-nice Hasegawa 1/32 F6F-3/5 Hellcat.

MM CONTEST: You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Friday, 16 January -

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds the rather old Hasegawa 1/72 F-15A Eagle (PreProduction).

MM Feature: After a year's absence, here is the next installment of In the Groove.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I bought new in Japan during the early 1970s for under a dollar, is the reissued Fujimi 1/700 I-15/46 submarines.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second 1/144 sheet has eight options; Wolfpak Decals 144-002: Dancing in the Dark.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Though most will now go for the Eduard kit, still a nice one is the Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat .

MM CONTEST: Voting is closed for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. You can start sending in your entries for the DC-3/C-47 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their latest upcoming items. Here is what's next from Valiant Wings.  

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thank you to Burkhard Domke for helping out.

Thursday, 15 January - at .35 Km² is Star Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds the reissued Airfix 1/72 deHavilland Heron .

KIT PREVIEW:  A very exotic supercar kit is the new Fujimi 1/24 Lamborghini Veneno.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a look at this year's 'Thank You' sheet,  Wolfpak Decals 12-14 Thank you .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  William Reece built the Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 Hellcat.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Last day to vote is today.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thank you to Eric Bergh and boys toys for helping out.

Tuesday, 13 January - at 29 Km² is Yonaguni -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds has been doing a lot of trainers and his latest is the Fly Models 1/48 Jet Provost T.3.

MM FEATURE:  George Paterson has another fine selection of computer artwork in this edition of Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their growing small scale Panzer collection is the Dragon 1/72 Panzer III ausf M w/Schürzen.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that I thought was pretty good, the Academy 1/72 F6F Hellcat.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Last day to vote is Thursday.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here are some test shot images of the coming Kitty Hawk F-86D/K.   

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Shank for his generous support.

Next update Thursday

Monday, 12 January - at 59 Km² is Alameda -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F begins our week with his nicely done Meng 1/72 F-102A (Case XX).

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at a kit that has been around for a very long time, the Italaerie 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Peter Burstow tells us of a simple conversion, the Platypus 1/72 F-4 Lightning Conversion.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their series on low production war planes is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #6: Spitfire VII.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that is an excellent test of one's frustration level is the Merlin 1/72 XF5F-1 Skyrocket .

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Last day to vote is Thursday.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their latest upcoming items.   

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. A big thank you to Markus Torma and Peter Burstow for their assistance.

Friday, 9 January - today's island is Dikson Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor returns to the very small scales with the very nice Platz 1/144 JSDF T-6 Texan.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look a the new ICM 1/48 C-45F/UC-45F.

DECAL REVIEW:  This set is for Vietnam era Phantoms; Furball Aero-Design 48-034: 1/48 F-4 Intakes (SEA camouflage).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andrew Johnson built the very popular Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their latest upcoming items.   

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday, 8 January - at 91KM² is Anguilla -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Peter Burstow builds a kit that I think most of us of a certain age have done, the Monogram 1/39 Wright Flyer.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice artillery kit is the Riich 1/35 British 6-Pdr Anti-tank gun with Crew.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most unusual decal set is Furball Aero-Design 48-033: 1/48 F-4 Intakes (Light Gull Grey).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Pawel Piwonski has today's look back with his Academy 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  On the way from Kitty Hawk.   

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Robert Faulks for his assistance.

Tuesday, 6 January - at 18KM² is Coco Islands -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F has today's feature article with his Hobby Boss 1/72 F-86F-40 Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:  Something a bit off the ordinary is the Fujimi 1/150 Tokyo Water Bus 'Himiko'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet for those wanting the most accurate data markings is AOA Decals 48-002: Intruder stencils. *

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Fly kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32092: Ar-234 Landing Gear.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another informative addition to their Elite series is Osprey's WWII USN Special Warfare Units .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is Bill Koppos' Trumpeter 1/32 F4F-3 Wildcat.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  On the way from Kitty Hawk.   

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Robert Faulks for his assistance.

Next update will be Thursday

Monday, 5 January - at .03KM² is Elday -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler starts our week with his very nice Matchbox 1/72 Do-17Z.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another interesting short production run vehicle is the Dragon 1/35 SdKfz 165 Hummel/Wespe.

DECAL REVIEW:  A new sheet that offers a whopping 64 (!) options is AOA Decals 48-001: Intruders from the Beach.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48278: Gnat T.1 Landing Gear.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An easy conversion at the time resulted in the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-3 Wildcat.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Mark Joyce and Donald Lloyd for helping out

Friday, 2 January - here is a look at North Frisian Barrier Islands

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor starts off MM's new year with an old kit, the Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their third new kit in their JSDF aviation series is the Platz 1/144 Mitsubishi MU-2.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another super sheet with many options is Furball Aero-Design 48-037: USMC Intruders.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the AMK kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48277: Aero L-29 Delfin Landing Gear.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Several years back, Tom Cleaver built the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 F3F-1.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Len Roberto for helping out

Wednesday, 31 December - here is a look at Chinese island building and imperialism

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver ends our year with a quick build, the Hobby Boss 1/48 P-47D-25 Thunderbolt.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another neat prototype vehicle is the Dragon 1/35 Tiger I ausf H2.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for those who want to build a TPS Tomcat is Furball Aero-Design 48-036: Air Wing All-Stars(F-14 pt 2) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Eduard kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72101: MiG-15 Landing Gear.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their photo CD listing and one I found particularly nice is Aero Research's Skywarrior.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm  has today's archival article with his MPM 1/72 Grumman FF-1.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Today is the last day to get in your entry.

Modeling Madness will be on a reduced publishing schedule for the holidays. Happy New Year to all.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Toby Bird, Alan Lloyd, Corey Ransom and especially Michael Wolf for helping out

Monday, 29 December - at 37.2 hectares is Pagasa -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart returns after a long absence with his Verlinden 120MM (1/16) Stonewall Jackson Figure.

KIT PREVIEW:  Continuing with the smaller scales, is this two-fer, the Platz 1/144 JASDF T-34 Mentor.

DECAL REVIEW:  Those who want to model an early Vietnam war F-4 need to get Furball Aero-Design 48-032: Gray Phantoms.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Designed for the Hasegawa kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72100: F-14 Tomcat Landing Gear.  

BOOK REVIEW:  Featuring their 50th anniversary decal sheet is Random Thoughts 36/4.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rick Crabill  has today's look into the past with his Monogram 1/72 F11C-2 Goshawk.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Under a week to go to get in your entry.

Modeling Madness will be on a reduced publishing schedule for the holidays. Happy New Year to all.

Friday, 26 December - another new island is in the Zubair Group

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor ends his build year with a kit from the 'shelf of doom', the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-18A Hornet.

MM COLUMN: Here is the last of this year's Silver Rails.

KIT PREVIEW:  Very small scale modelers may find the Fujimi 1/144 Me-262A to be of interest.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another fine Vietnam War F-4 sheet is Furball Aero-Design 48-031: 12th TFW Phantoms.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Designed for the Hasegawa kit, Furball Aero-Design 48-017: A-7 Canopy Framing.  

BOOK REVIEW:  An excellent reference by an excellent author is Osprey's USMC Fighter Squadrons of WWII.osprey

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has our look into the archives with his Hasegawa 1/32 Boeing F4B-4.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Under a week to go to get in your entry.

Modeling Madness will be on a reduced publishing schedule for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Wednesday, 24 December - at <56,000 meters² is Nishinoshima

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the large and expensive H-K 1/32 Do-335B-2 Zerstorer.

KIT PREVIEW:  From one of the masters of small scale kits, here is the new Platz 1/144 JASDF T-6 Texan.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second Vietnam War F-4C/D sheet is Furball Aero-Design 48-030: Gunfighter Phantoms 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great addition to your big Tamiya Eagle is Master Details 1/32 USAF Jet Pilot.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm built the ProResin 1/72 F4B-2.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Under a week to go to get in your entry.

Modeling Madness will be on a reduced publishing schedule for the holidays. Merry Christmas to all.

Monday, 22 December - at <22,000 meters² is Zalzala Koh

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds begins our week with his nicely done Fly 1/48 BAC 167 Strikemaster.

MM FEATURE:  George Paterson turns to the early post war PAF for this edition of Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  It is always nice to preview something a bit different, and so it is with the Dragon 1/9 Rocket Raccoon.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great Vietnam War F-4C/D sheet is Furball Aero-Design 48-029: Gunfighter Phantoms 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A super idea for jet modelers is Furball Aero-Design 48-009: F-8 Canopy Framing.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dale Rannals has today's look into the archives with his Special Hobby 1/48 Brewster Buffalo F2A-3.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Under two weeks to go to get in your entry.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Coopers Models still has some items in stock for their 50% off sale

Friday, 19 December - at <1 KM² is Home Reef

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor finishes off his P-40 trio with the Airfix 1/72 P-40B/C Tomahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done supercar kit is the Aoshima 1/24 Lamborghini Aventador LP-700-4 Roadster.

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Wolfpack kit, Furball Aero-Design 48-028: White Knights (T-38).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Next from Noy's Miniatures is an excellent Vietnam helo pad.  

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Koppos went large scale with his Special Hobby 1/32 F2A-2 Buffalo.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Under two weeks to go to get in your entry.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here are the latest goodies coming from Dragonmodels USA

Thursday, 18 December - at 15 KM² is Chouteau Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds another nice vacuform kit, the TWR 1/72 DH.104 Dove/Devon .

KIT PREVIEW:  A very detailed modern military vehicle, the new Panda 1/35 Cougar 4x4 MRAP .

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet with many options for the Hobby Boss kit is Furball Aero-Design 48-025: Iron Tadpoles (A-6A/B).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the large Zvezda kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72099: Mi-26 Halo Landing Gear

BOOK REVIEW:  A super story of German WWII special forces is Osprey's Behind Soviet Lines.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the Classic Airframes 1/48 Brewster F2A-1 Buffalo for today's article from the archives.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Only two weeks to go to get in your entry.

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

Wednesday, 17 December - at 1.3 KM2 is Hans Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  George Komatsoulis keeps things nautical with his superbly done Heller 1/150 'Passat'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another kit that has been in the stash and as yet unpreviewed, the Pacific Coast Models 1/32 Macchi C.205 'Veltro'.

REVIEW:  For their second set on the subject, Furball Aero-Design 48-024: Air Wing All Stars (Super Hornets Part 2).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72098: Su-35S Flanker Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that is not bad for its age is the Tamiya 1/50 F1M2 'Pete'.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest. Only two weeks to go to get in your entry.

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

Tuesday, 16 December - at 260 KM2 is Niue  -- map  

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr has another of is superb ship builds today, the Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I have never seen built is the AMT 1/24 Ferrari 250 GT SWB.

DECAL REVIEW:  For fans of the Super Bug, Furball Aero-Design 48-023: Air Wing All Stars (Super Hornets Part 1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Tamiya kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72097: F-16C Falcon Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Grenville Davies has our item from the Archives with his Academy 1/48 F-117A.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

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

Monday, 15 December - at .81ha is Hog Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou starts us off this week with his build of the big Trumpeter 1/32 AD- Skyraider .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nearly 60 year old kit is the LS 1/72 Ki-109.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice special scheme set is DXM Decals DXM41-4115: 1/48 Mirage 2000D - EC 3/3 60 Years.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This mask set is for the Hasegawa kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-008: F-18F Super Hornet  . 

BOOK REVIEW:  An excellent title that sets the record straight on many accounts is Aircraft Pictorial #7: F4U-1 Corsair Vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  C Wayne Sharp put a lot of work into his Academy 1/48 EF-111A 'Raven'.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Arma Hobby announces a new TS-11 kit  "designed and printed using 3D technology". Yellow Wings Decals has its annual sale. 

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

Friday, 12 December - at 90 KM2 is Tofua -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit from the 60's, the Monogram 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit for the night fighter fan is the new  ICM 1/48 Do-215B-5 Night Fighter.

DECAL REVIEW:  A must have for the 1/48 USMC F-4 builder is Furball Aero-Design 48-012: USMC Rhinos.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Trumpeter kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48276: A-37 Dragonfly Landing Gear

BOOK REVIEW:  A superb unit history with tons of photos is MMP Books' Bomber Aircraft of 305 Squadron.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee has today's look into the archives with the Monogram 1/48 F-106A.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest news from Dragon Models USA.

FUND DRIVE: The Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Anonymous in Nebraska, Thomas Hall, Glen Cannon, and Peter Kwong for helping out.

Wednesday, 10 December - at 18 KM2 is Barter Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a nicely done one-off, the Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-3S Wildcatfish.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to Luftwaffe subjects for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their growing Stormbird catalogue is the Hobby Boss 1/48 Me-262B-1a .

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice special schemes sheet is DXM Decals DXM41-4114: 1/48 JASDF F-4EJ kai - 301 Sq 40th Anniversary.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48275: F-35C Lightning II Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tim Mansfield built the now venerable Hasegawa 1/72 F-106A Delta Dart.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's on the way from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Less than $100 to go.

Next update is Friday.

Tuesday, 9 December - at 13.39 KM2  is Foa--  map

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F builds the very nice little Trumpeter 1/72 Hongdu JL-8/K-8 Karakorum .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit with figures is the Master Box 1/35 Hitching a Ride (SdKfz1).

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice option for the Roden kit is Caracal Models CD 72027: C-123B Provider.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-007: F-18E Super Hornet

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Emilio Diaz built the huge Trumpeter 1/32 F-105G Thunderchief.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. This year's goals are in sight.

Monday, 8 December - at 16 KM² is Blakeley Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh starts us off with something fun, the old Airfix 1/72 A6M2 Zero.

KIT PREVIEW:  A rather large and complex kit is the Bronco 1/35 'Buffalo' 6x6 MPCV w/ Slat Armor and Spaced Armor.

DECAL REVIEW:  A second sheet for the old Lindberg kit is Yellow Wings Decals 48-085: USAAC P-6E #2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the GWH kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48274: F-15 Eagle Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another kit that builds better in one's memory is the Revell 1/72 F-105D Thunderchief.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Masterpiece Models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Less than 100 to go.

Friday, 5 December - at 58.75 KM² is Barra -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has been on a small P-40 kick, so here is the venerable Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A rather rare AFV is the new Dragon 1/35 Panzer VI(P).

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the Delta Dart, Caracal Models CD 48061: ANG F-106 part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hobby Boss kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-006: A-6 Intruder

BOOK REVIEW:  The next title in their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's F-105 Thunderchief MiG killers of the Vietnam War .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver built the Hasegawa 1/48 F-104G Starfighter.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. This year's goals are in sight.

Thursday, 4 December - at 51.5 MI² is Speedwell Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle builds a superb diorama focusing on the Dragon 1/35 Panzer III ausf H.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit that has recently arrived on these shores, the Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5.

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Lindberg kit, Yellow Wings Decals 48-084: USAAC P-6E #1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the big Revell kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32091: Beaufighter Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

DECAL REVIEW II:  Another special schemes sheet is DXM Decals DXM41-7112: 1/72 JASDF Matsushima AB F-2B Anniversary

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Still a nice kit that I think is currently boxed by Italeri, the AMT/ESCI 1/72 F-104C/G .

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. This year's goals are in sight. Thanks to Kevin Moro, Tony Hodun, and Edward Kinsel for their generous assistance.

Wednesday, 3 December - at 364 KM2 is Lanai -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr comes into the light and builds the GWH 1/144 TSR.2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their next addition to the Sea King line is the Cyber-hobby 1/72 SH-3H Sea King.

DECAL REVIEW:  For some Falcons of a different color, Caracal Models CD 48056: F-16 CAS Vipers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the big Trumpeter kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-005: A-3 Skywarrior

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Jared McIver tackled the Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Still a little over 200 short of the goal.

Tuesday, 2 December - at 46 KM2 is Rotuma  -- map  

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F knows a nice pair when he sees them, so it is with the Dragon 1/144 F-18E Super Hornet/F-18G Growler.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest Phantom boxing is the Hasegawa 1/48 F-4EJ kai 'Sea Camouflage'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A perfect sheet for the recent Airfix kit, Iliad Designs 72013: Pre-War Hurricanes.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new HK Models kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32090: Do-335 Landing Gear

BOOK REVIEW:  Another winner is the Valiant Wings Publishing: Bristol Blenheim.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Les Dorr Jr built the venerable Hasegawa 1/72 F-102A Delta Dagger.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. This year's goals are in sight.

Monday, 1 December - at 120 KM2 is Pavuvu -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow begins our week and month with a very nicely done Eduard 1/72 Sopwith HS .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another great addition to their Zerstorer collection is the CyberHobby 1/48 Bf-110E-2/trop.

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is for the recent Revell kit, Yellow Wings Decals 48-082: USN N2S-3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-004: F-8 Crusader

CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their first photo CD dedicated to this aircraft is Aero Research's F-18 Hornet part 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

DECAL REVIEW II:  A very nice special markings sheet is DXM Decals DXM41-7114: 1/72 JASDF F-15J Eagle (ACM 2013).

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Dimitriy Levin went Canadian with his Monogram 1/48 F-101B Voodoo, eh?

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Kitty Hawk. Noy's Miniatures announces a new base and backdrop.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. This year's goals are in sight. Thanks to Ray Whitton and Robert Faulks for helping out.

Friday, 28 November - at 35.5 KM2 is Kunoy -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a nice kit that doesn't cost a lot, the Academy 1/72 P-40M Warhawk.*

KIT PREVIEW:  Coming soon to your store shelves, the GWH 1/48 F-15C Eagle (MSIP II).

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for Spitfires rarely modeled is Iliad Designs 48028: Spitfires over India.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Academy kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-003: F-4 Phantom II

BOOK REVIEW:  A book that lives up to its superlative reviews, Casemate Publishing's Fabled Fifteen.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Ben Brown did a nice conversion article to make his Monogram/Fox 3 studios 1/48 F-100F Super Sabre.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a black Friday sale from now until 2 Dec Japan time. Visit them at this link.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are about 250 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Marc Schattenberg and Lars Rühmann for helping out.

Thursday, 27 November - at 87.2 KM2 is Martha's Vineyard -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr has another of his great nautical subjects today, the Orange Hobby 1/700 HMS Ocean.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice limited edition kit from a few years back is the Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N Warhawk "337 FG 502FS".

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done sheet for the Monogram kit is Yellow Wings Decals 48-080: USMC SNJ-3 - 1942.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-002: F-14 Tomcat

BOOK REVIEW:  Beginning a new series, here is Valiant Wings Publishing: BV-141.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

DECAL REVIEW II:  A very nice special markings sheet is DXM Decals DXM41-4221: 1/48 JASDF F-2A Viper Zero (ACM 2013).

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver managed to wrestle the Trumpeter 1/32 F-100D Super Sabre into submission.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  A bit early due to the holiday, here is Dragon USA's latest update.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a little under 300 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to David Johnson and Jean-Jacques Bastien for helping out.

Tuesday, 25 November - at 88 KM2  is Pebble Island--  map

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh has today's feature article, a Luft '46 subject, the Special Hobby EWM A-4b & A-9.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I know I've been waiting a long time for, the Hasegawa 1/72 EA-3B Skywarrior 'VQ-1'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Revell kit, here is a look at Starfighter Decals 144-202: Tomcats in Color Part 1,

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most useful item for the Kitty Hawk kit is Furball Aero-Design FMS-001: TF-9J Cougar

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Despite its raised panel lines, the Heller 1/72 F-94B Starfire is still a nice kit. 

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Kitty Hawk is now shipping their OV-10D and Cougar MRAP.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a little over 300 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Curt Osterheld for his assistance.

Next update is Thursday

Monday, 24 November - at 120 KM2  is Kolombangara--  map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard starts off our week with his nicely done Matchbox 1/72 PB4Y-2 Privateer.

KIT PREVIEW:  The latest in their 'Jeep with stuff' series is the Bronco 1/35 British Airborne 75mm Pack Howitzer and 1/4 Ton Truck with Trailer.

DECAL REVIEW: Another great multi-aircraft sheet, this time with six options, Wolfpak Decals 72-078 'Moody Blues'

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Monogram kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48273: F-4 Phantom II Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Our look into the archives is the Testors/Hawk 1/72 XF-92A .

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Time is running out to get your signed copy of Fabled Fifteen.

Friday, 21 November - at .2 KM2  is Souda island--  map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds another forty year old kit, this time the 'Matchbox 1/72 A-4M Skyhawk .

KIT PREVIEW:  If you like big military vehicles, you'll like the Dragon 1/35 SdKfz 7 8-Ton Half Track (1943 Production).

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for the Hobbycraft kit, Yellow Wings Decals 48-051: Seversky P-35

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48272: F-106 Delta Dart Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

DECAL REVIEW II:  A nice special markings sheet is DXM Decals DXM41-4219: JASDF F-4EJkai (ACM 2013).

BLAST FROM THE PAST: John Doerr has our look into the archives with his Revell-Monogram 1/48 F-89C Scorpion .

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a bit over 500 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Philip Laskey for helping out

Thursday, 20 November - at 142 KM² is Wallis & Futuna -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Staying somewhat nautical for the week, here is Frank Reynolds' Revell/Monogram 1/48 PBY-5A Catalina.

KIT PREVIEW:  Take a trip into a possible future with the Wave 1/20 SK 362 Panzer Spahwagen 'OSKAR'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome sheet for the old Monogram kit, Starfighter Decals 72-145: Boeing F4B-4 part 4

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the big Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32089: F4F Wildcat Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW: Another great read and I'll guarantee you'll learn something from Osprey's Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another resin prototype was the Anigrand Craftworks 1/72 XF-88 Voodoo.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the box art from the next Kitty Hawk release.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a bit over 500 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Richard F, Jeff Simpson, and Brian Tenhage for helping to reach this year's goal.

 

Tuesday, 18 November - at 30 MI² is Pine Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Something fishy has been going on at Frank Spahr's workbench; the Lindberg Tuna Clipper.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does an F-4 for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  For those who like field artillery, the Dragon 1/35 10.5cm LeFH18/40.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice selection of subjects from 'secret' squadrons is Wolfpak Decals 72-077 'Bandits'

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48271: Sea Harrier Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Sometimes you just have to try something other than polystyrene when you want a certain subject, such as the Anigrand Craftworks 1/72 XF-87 Blackhawk.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a bit under 700 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Michael McDaniel and Fred Duley for helping to reach this year's goal.

Next update is Thursday

Monday, 17 November - at 75 KM2 is Con Dao -- map

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh begins our week with his nicely done  1/400 'Red October' Submarine.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a neat special scheme limited edition kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-15J Eagle '60th Anniversary'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice warthog sheet for 1/72 modelers is Caracal Models CD 72020: ANG A-10C

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A super display base for the big scale modeler is Masterpiece Models 1/32 Soviet airfield base.

BOOK REVIEW: The latest edition for figure fans is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 12.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the archives, here is Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/48 F-86 Sabre 'Korean War'.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Cooper's Models is having a half off sale. Here is a link.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are over 700 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Richard Barber for his generous support.

Friday, 14 November - at 3 KM2 is Fakaofo  -- map  

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor enjoyed building the Hobby Boss 1/48 EMB-314 Super Tucano.

MM FEATURE: Here is the latest installment of Silver Rails.

KIT PREVIEW:  Like your armor large? Then consider the Dragon 1/35 ISU-152-2 155mm BL-10 Cannon.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their first 1/72 sheet in a couple of years, Yellow Wings Decals 72-038: 4x4 series 2

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another resin bit for the Eduard kit, Ultracast 48265: Spitfire IX bulged upper cowling   .

BOOK REVIEW: The latest in their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's S.79 Torpedo Bomber Units .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Just to show it was almost impossible for him to do a 'normal' model, here is Greg Ewald's Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is what's on the way from Dragon Models USA .

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are over 700 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to James Maas for his generous support.

Wednesday, 12 November - at 72 KM2 is Hydra -- map  

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has our mid-week update with the Hobby Boss 1/48 Bv-141B.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their fine MRAP kits is the new Panda Hobby 1/35 M-ATV MRAP with Crows II RWS.

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for your next Crusader, Furball Decals FD 48007: MiG Masters, F-8 in Vietnam

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Kinetic kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48271: Sea Harrier Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  C.Wayne Sharp did a nice job with his ProModeler 1/48 F-86D-35 Sabre

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a little under 800 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Harald Wallutt for his support.

The next update will be Friday

Tuesday, 11 November - at 3.4 KM2 is Pratas Island -- map

A salute to fellow veterans on this Veteran's Day. Thank you for your service.

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster went the extra mile when building his Airfix 1/72 Albatros D.Va.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the Luftwaffe for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice modern ship kit that won't overwhelm your display shelf, the new  Bronco 1/350 Type 056 Corvette.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for early war Dauntless fans, Starfighter Decals 4808: Dauntless at War, SBD-3s Jun-Nov 1942

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is another great tarmac section with a background, Noy's Miniatures 1/72 Israeli Air Force tarmac and background.

BOOK REVIEW: A book that is not only an interesting read, but has a ton of great photos; Specialty Press' Collecting Vintage Plastic Model Airplane Kits.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A model that has gone to the plastic pile in the sky, the Heller 1/48  RF-84K Thunderflash

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a little over 800 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down. Thanks to Paul England for his support.

Monday, 10 November - at 21 KM2 is Nauru -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds starts us off with the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb/trop. Seems like Spits are quite popular as we've had a lot of them in the last several weeks.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those who like big planes but don't have big display space, a nice addition is the new  GWH 1/144 Victor B.2.

DECAL REVIEW:  A rather impressive special scheme is DXM Decals DXM41-7109: 1/72 Mirage 2000D - EC 3/3 60 Years. 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice upgrade part for the Eduard kit is the Ultracast 48264: Spitfire IX flat upper cowling.

BOOK REVIEW:  Jean-Paul Poisseroux takes a look at a great book on type now gone from service, Zéphyr Editions MIRAGE F1 ESCADRON DE RECONNAISSANCE 2/33 SAVOIE.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From our archives, the Italeri 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak. 

MM CONTEST: Entries are now being accepted for the S.E.A. 1920-1940 Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is what's on the way from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. So far, we are a little under 900 short of this year's goal and the days are winding down.

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