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Thursday, 29 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the Eduard 1/48 A6M2 Model 11 .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their Limited Edition boxings is the Hasegawa 1/48 B6N2 Tenzan '551st Flying Group'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their illustrated series and a great read is Casemate's 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjungend .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Peter Kwong has our oldie with the Matchbox 1/72 AH-1G Cobra .

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Tuesday, 27 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford shares his Sova-M 1/72 Beechcraft 1900C-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit is the Hobby Boss 1/35 39M Csaba Armored Car .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The latest in their photo complilation series is Aero Research's Museum Aircraft No.4 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dana Griffith built the Revell-Monogram 1/48 UH-1B 'Huey Hog' .

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Monday, 26 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:   Spiros Pendedekas starts off our week with the Revell 1/72 Junkers F.13 .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their weekend editions is Eduard 1/48 Tempest V series I  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Valiant Wings Publishing: The P-38 Lightning is the next book in their Airfarme and Miniature series.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker shares his build of the Huma 1/72 Grunau 9 and SG 38 Gliders .

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Friday, 23 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:   Mark Rossman presents an article on the 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new limited edition is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-46-III Type 100 (Dinah) Interceptor '16th Company Independent Flight' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: If you like your Huns extra large, you'll like Euro Decals 32131: F-100D Super Sabre Pt.1  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Scott Lyle did his usual fine work on the Aurora 1/48 Gotha G.V.

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Thursday, 22 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds the Clear Prop 1/48 XA2D Skyshark.

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas provides his take on the Revell 1/48 IL-2 Stormovik .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Hasegawa kit, Eduard  CX068 Ki-67 'Peggy' Canopy Mask  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jeroen Koen's Roden 1/72 Gotha G.II/III is today's oldie.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas presents another biplane, the Roden 1/48 Gladiator Mk.I .

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that is still quite nice is the Dragon 1/35 AH-6J 'Little Bird' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Hasegawa kit,  Eduard  EX242: Ki-45kai Toryu Canopy Mask.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Randy Smith built the  Pro-Resin 1/72 Folland Gnat FO-141.

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Monday, 19 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell builds another box scale kit, the Revell 1/54 D.558-II Skyrocket .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new release is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-45Kai Koh Toryu (Nick) 'Night Fighter'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: A useful accessory sheet is  Fantasy Printshop 1/72 Rocket and Missile Bands 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in a series that is one of my favorites is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 8 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Carmel Attard's Pavla 1/72 Gloster E.28/39 Pioneer .

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Friday, 9 September 2022 

As a note, my 10 year old computer has become so buggy and failure prone that I'm going to take it in to see if it can be fixed. As these things never get sorted out in a day (usually much longer), there will be no updates until 19 September.

KIT  REVIEW:  Rob Hart ends our week with his Special Hobby 1/48 Nieuport 10.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their recent releases is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-109 Experimental Interceptor 'Prototype No.1'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's Roden 1/48 Gladiator I .

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Thursday, 8 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge builds a fairly popular kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 J7W1 Shinden.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their Profipack releases, the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15bis .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nicely done history of this famous aircraft; Tempest Books' Fairey Swordfish     .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard tackled the Frog/Remus 1/72 Gloster Gladiator .

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Sorry for the delay. I'm having computer issues.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas provides insight on the building of the Italeri 1/48 Hs-123 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new release is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14D Tomcat 'VF-213 Blacklions Last Cruise' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An easy build was the Airfix 1/72 Gazelle .

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Monday, 5 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell builds the somewhat ancient Revell 1/40 Bell X-5 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release is the Hasegawa 1/72 CMV-22 Osprey "US Navy" .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Ewart Yong's Dynavector 1/48 Fairey Gannet AS-1.

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Friday, 2 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor finishes something that has been sitting around for a while, the Zvezda 1/48 Petlyakov Pe-2 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another recent release is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 SPAD 510 'at war' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Trumpeter kit, Eduard  EX607: Firefly I Mask .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An old school kit is the Frog/Novo 1/72 Fairey Gannet AS.1 .

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Thursday, 1 September 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a favorite, the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt.

KIT PREVIEW:   Spiros Pendedekas provides his impressions of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4F Skyhawk 'Lady Jessie'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives we have Brian Baker's Pegasus 1/72 Gloster Gamecock .

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Tuesday, 30 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds a whiffer using the Tamiya 1/48 Me-262A-1a .

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting small scale kit is the Amodel 1/144 Be-12.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A fairly simple kit is the Pioneer 1/72 Go-229  .

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Apologies for the delay in the update. No excuse.  

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Monday, 29 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas starts the week with his Heller 1/48 Mirage 2000C  .

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice short run kit is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Meteor T.7.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their next photo compilation is  Aero Research's USAF Collection No.15 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is Aldo Chetcuti's Hasegawa 1/72 Nakajima G8N1 'Renzan' .

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Friday, 26 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor actually finishes something, the Zvezda 1/72 MiG-17 'Fresco' .

KIT PREVIEW:   A very recent release is the Eduard 1/48 P-51D-5 Mustang  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice resin kit that came with extras is the  Anigrand 1/144 G5N 'Shinzan' .

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Thursday, 25 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the new Eduard 1/48 F4F-3 Wildcat .

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their multiple boxings is the Hasegawa 1/72 AV-8B Harrier 'VMA-231 Ace of Spades'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The next 'in Combat' title is Kagero's 39/40 M.Csaba Armord Car  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1998, the Tamiya 1/48 G4M1 'Betty' Bomber  .

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Tuesday, 23 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his build of the Mirage 1/72 PZL.37A .

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice interwar airplane kit is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 SPAD 510 '7eme Escadrille'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the SMER 1/50 Fiat G.55  .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Good news from Valiant Wings.    

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Monday, 22 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell kicks off the week with his Lindberg 1/48 XFY-1 'Pogo'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas previews the  Hasegawa 1/48 A-7E "Valions"  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in a series that has become a real favorite is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 7 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Fordham did a bit of a conversion on his Airfix 1/72 Fiat G.50 .

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Friday, 19 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas ends the week with his build of the Monogram 1/48 P-40B Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the Azur/FRROM 1/72 B-10 Export WC/WAN  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Allan Wanta built the Tommy Atkins 1/48 Fiat G.50 .

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Thursday, 18 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver shares his build of the Dora Wings 1/48 Vengeance II .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   If you like large profile books then check out Stratus' Grumman F4F Wildcat .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look back is Brian Baker's Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Fury .

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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro went the Luft' 46 route with the Revell 1/72 Messerschmitt P.1099 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the Trumpeter 1/48 Fairey Firefly I .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very nice compilation is The Best of After the Battle  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's Warrior Models 1/48 Fairey Fulmar I.

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Monday, 15 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford builds the interesting looking Amodel 1/72 Cobalt Co.50 Valkyrie .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that has been around for a bit is the Hasegawa 1/72 S-3B Viking 'Navy 1'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another great paint set is Hataka Late War Luftwaffe Paint Set  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another of their interesting monographs is Stratus Publications' Polish Wings #34: MiG-15 and license build versions .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Candice Uhlir did nice work on the DML 1/48 Fokker Triplane: 6th and 7th prototypes.

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Friday, 12 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell built an oldie, the Lindberg 1/300 USS Nautilus  .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is still very nice and I believe still the only one in this scale, the Testors/Italeri 1/72 F-5F Tiger II .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This upgrade set is for the ICM kit;  S.B.S. Model 1/72 Polikarpov I-153 Cowling and Exterior Set  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Peter Nienhaus did nice work on the Xotic-72 1/72 Fokker T.V.

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Thursday, 11 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a pair that includes an Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their Limited Editions is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14B Tomcat "VF-11 Red Rippers 75th Anniversary"  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Luftwaffe modelers will like the Hataka Mid-War Luftwaffe Paint Set .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard built the CMR 1/72 Fokker S-11/T-22 Instructor .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Recent news from Valiant Wings .    

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Tuesday, 9 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas once again goes big with the Revell 1/32 Hurricane IIC.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is the base boxing of what is still a worthy kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 AV-8B Harrier II plus  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Special Hobby kit is Special Mask M72010: 1/72 Bf-109E-1/3 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the Valom 1/72 Fokker F.VIIb/3m "Spanish Civil War".

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Monday, 8 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh builds a kit of interest, the Revell 1/288 Sanger transporter .

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice kit that is a favorite of many is the Tamiya 1/48 RAF Mustang III .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a useful set; Hataka Modern RAF Paint Set (Vol.5).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's Eduard 1/48 Fokker E.V .

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Friday, 5 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver does a simple conversion to build the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire HF VII.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of this interesting prototype is the Modelsvit 1/72 MiG I-320 P-3.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: A nice option for the Trumpeter kit is FCM 48061: SA-16 Albatross 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the type 'B' scheme, we have Aeromask AM48-Spit02 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another interesting book is Helion's Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East vol 3 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kyle Bodily built the ICM 1/72 Fokker E.IV.

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Thursday, 4 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Bill Michaels does nice work with the Academy 1/72 SB2C-4 Helldiver  .

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his opinions of the Hasegawa 1/48 P-47D 'South Pacific Theater'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful set for the Special Hobby kit is Special Mask M72009: 1/72 Bf-109E-4 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's it is Dan Lee's Eduard 1/48 Fokker Eindekker .

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Tuesday, 2 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas tackles the Maquette 1/72 Boeing C-75  .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their limited edition offerings is the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109F-4/R1 '10(Jabo)/JG 2  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A very good and useful set is Hataka RAF Paint Set (WWII) .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Caz Dalton's Revell 1/72 Fokker Eindecker E.III.

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Monday, 1 August 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Francisco Santoro built the Italeri/ESCI 1/72 Dakota III .

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting newer kit is the A&A Models 1/48 Yak-11   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: A nice general set some will find useful is RIO 7205 Staffel, Gruppe, & Geschwader markings  

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice camo set for most Spitfires is Aeromask AM48-Spit01.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the Roden 1/32 Fokker Dr.I .

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Friday, 29 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Your Editor finishes out the month with the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IIa.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older Monogram kit brought back to life is the Atlantis 1/32 1971 Pontiac Firebird  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: If you like big Tomcats, you'll like FCM 3202: F-14A: VF-32 Swordsmen   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Revell kit,  Kit Masx 48-009: Bf-109G-10 Canopy and Wheel Masks  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Adding to their squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #53: Hawker Hurricane Mk I/II with Eagle Squadrons .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Bob Laskodi's  Dragon/DML 1/48 Fokker Dr.I.

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Thursday, 28 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Fernndo Rolandelli tackles the Italeri 1/72 Sea Harrier FRS.1 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Wurger fans might want to seek out the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190F-8/R16 w/BT 400 .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa offering,  Kit Masx 48-010: Bf-109G-2 Canopy and Wheel Masks  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Adding to their photo collection offerings is  Aero Research's Liftmaster .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This time, it is Bill Michael's Airfix 1/72 Fokker Dr.I .

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Tuesday, 26 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas, who must never sleep, builds the Hasegawa 1/32 F-86E(M)  .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 P-40E Warhawk 'South Pacific Aces' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a nice paint and mask set is for the Hobby Boss kit,  Kit Masx 48-011A: F4F-3 (early) Wildcat master mask set .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Adding to their Images of War series is  Pen & Sword's The Malayan Emergency: 1949-53 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Tom Cleaver's Roden 1/48 Fokker D.VII (early) .

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Monday, 25 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh builds an older kit, the Revell 1/72 B-24D Liberatore .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice one from the early 1980s is the ESCI 1/48 AB-206 Jet Ranger .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hobby Boss kit, Kit Masx 48-011: F4F-3 (early) .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Brian Baker's Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII,  C.1 and C.II. .

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Friday, 22 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Dan Lee put a lot of effort into his Eduard boxing of the Hasegawa 1/72 B-26B Marauder.

KIT PREVIEW:   Spiros Pendedekas provides his impressions of the Toko 1/72 An-74.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: This one should prove useful to the big scale modeler;  Euro Decals 32114: US Low-viz insignia and data 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Tamiya kit, Kit Masx 48-012: Bf-109E-3 Canopy and Wheel Masks .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their historic military aircraft series is Key's Republic F-105 Thunderchief - Peacetime Operations .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Otis Goodin's Roden 1/48 Fokker D.VI .

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Thursday, 21 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Francisco Santoro tackled the builds the Revell 1/48 Ta-154.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another kit one doesn't see built that often is the Hasegawa 1/48 J2M3 Raiden Type 23.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Academy/Hobbyboss kit, Kit Masx 48-013: Bf-109E-3 Canopy and Wheel Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice short history on the subject is Helion's 90 Years of the Indian Air Force .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Tom Cleaver's Grand Phoenix 1/48 Firefly I  .

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Tuesday, 19 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh builds the KP 1/72 Letov S.231.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit one doesn't see built that often is the Italeri 1/72 EB-66E Destroyer .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another handy paint mask set is Kit Masx 48-014: FW-190 & Bf-109 Wing Walks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Adding to their monographs is the Kagero's Eurofighter Typhoon .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard built the Octopus 1/72 Firefly I/II .

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Monday, 18 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas has today's feature with the ESCI 1/48 Impala Mk.1.

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice reboxing of a vintage kit is the Glencoe 1/6 Explorer I  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another handy paint mask set is Kit Masx 48-015: WWII Luftwaffe Numbers.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another nicely done book in their Illustrated Special series is Casemate's US Army Diamond T Vehicles in WWII.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's Aki 1/72 Firebrand TF.5 .

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Friday, 15 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: John Summerford did nice work on his Dora Wings 1/48 Lockheed Vega 5.

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas provides his opinions on the Hasegawa 1/48 P-38F/G/H “Beautiful Lass” .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For those who like to paint their markings there is Kit Masx 48-016: WWII Luftwaffe Markings.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Matt Swann's Massi Model 1/48 Fiat RS 14 .

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Thursday, 14 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Ryan Grosswiler has today's feature article with his Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-49-IIhei Donryu .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their limited editions is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14B Tomcat 'VF-103 Jolly Rogers Christmas Special'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: These don't come out too often, but are worth the wait;  Thundercals 48-007: Burma Banshees

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another set for a specific boxing of the AccurateMiniatures kit; Kit Masx 48-017A: TBM-3 Avenger Master Mask Set .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker did a number of models using the Revell  1/72 Fiat CR 42.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh builds an older box scale kit, the Revell 1/81 B-57B Canberra.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking and fairly complex kit is the Zvezda 1/48 Yak-130  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for a specific boxing of the AccurateMiniatures kit;  Kit Masx 48-017B: TBF-1C Avenger Master Mask Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The second part of a very nicely done monograph is Kagero's Lavochkin La-5 Vol II.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Chris Busbridge's Special Hobby 1/72 Fiat CR.25 .

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Monday, 11 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas starts our week with his Hasegawa 1/48 Typhoon IB '181 Squadron'  .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their earliest kits with a bonus is the Hasegawa 1/72 Aichi E13A1 w' Catapult .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the AccurateMiniatures kit; Kit Masx 48-017: TBF-1C/TBM-3 Avenger Mask Set  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The latest in a popular series is Pen & Sword's McDonnell/Douglas F-4 Phantom II  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is Tom Draper's Contrail 1/72 Fairey Hendon.

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Friday, 8 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Francisco Santoro shares his built the Revell 1/32 Bf-190K-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not my usual fare, but I couldn't pass on the price. The Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider (motorized) .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the HiPM kit; Kit Masx 48-018: BV-141 Mask Set  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard built the Frog/Novo 1/72 Fairey Delta 2.

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Thursday, 7 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh shares his efforts building the Hobbycraft 1/72 Yak-38 Forger .

KIT PREVIEW:  Though overshadowed by newer releases, this still makes a nice model;  the Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Vb '401 Squadron'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the ProModeler kit; Kit Masx 48-019: Ju-52m3 Mask Set  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great addition to their Airframe Album series is Valiant Wings Publishing: The Fairey Firefly .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, we have Martin Pohl's Whirlykits 1/72 Fairey F.D. 1.

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Tuesday, 5 July 2022   

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas builds a quickie, the AMT 1/72 F-117A .

KIT PREVIEW:  Still the best in this scale is the  Hasegawa 1/48 N1K2-J Shidenkai 'early version' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: What looks to be a useful set is Kits-World 1/24 Seat Belts (Fighters)

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit;  Kit Masx 48-020: Bf-109F-4 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a look at IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 44/2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Frank Spahr built the  Revell AG 1/72 FW-200C-4 'Condor' .

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Monday, 4 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Brian Baker does some kit bashing to create the Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Hotspur.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older, but still nice kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 P-38J Lightning 'Virginia Marie' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: A very useful sheet for your next 1/48 Spit is BarracudaCals BC48374: Spitfire Early Mark Airframe Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Monogram kit; Kit Masx 48-021: T-28B Trojan  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice history with lots of photos is Key's Hawker Typhoon.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Kelly Jaimison's  ProModeler 1/48 Fw-190G-2/-3.

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Friday, 1 July 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Chris Mikesh does another oldie from the 60s with the Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf FW-190.

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their interesting resin releases is the Croco 1/72 QU-22 Pave Eagle.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW: A very useful sheet for your next 1/72 Spit is BarracudaCals BC72377: Spitfire Early Mark Airframe Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Monogram kit; Kit Masx 48-022: C-47/DC-3 Skytrain  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their next photo offering with some history thrown in is  Pen & Sword's Images of War: Burma Victory 1944-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice kit with some cast metal bits is the Hasegawa 1/72 Fw-190F-9 'Panzerblitz 1'.

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Thursday, 30 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas heads into the what if zone with his Fonderie Miniature 1/48 BV.212P .

KIT PREVIEW: An older kit with updates sprues is the  Airfix 1/76 Churchill Bridge Layer.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Joe Essid has a look at the Reviresco 1/72 DR.1 Set 6

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for theAccurate Miniatures kit;  Kit Masx 48-023: IL-2m3 Sturmovik .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is Tom Cleaver's Tamiya 1/48 Fw-190F-8.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's coming from Valiant Wings  .    

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Tuesday, 28 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Francisco Santoro does a nice fictional scheme with the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas has a look at the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 IL-2m3.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  For their largest set, we have Fantasy Printshop 1/32 30" RAF WWII letters and numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great upgrade set is BarracudaCast BR 48447: Spitfire Mk.I-IX Covered Hub Main Wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their next photo offering is Aero Research's Worldwide Military #10  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of their earlier releases is the Airfix 1/72 FW-190F-8.

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Monday, 27 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh builds a nice presentation using the Frog 1/72 Spitfire XIV & V-1 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the Hasegawa 1/72 Bf-109G-6 .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Going up a size is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 27" RAF WWII letters and numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is for the Revell/Monogram kit: Kit Masx 48-024: AT-6/SNJ Texan .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This is a nice addition to their Illustrated Special series,  Casemate's Dodge WC 54 Ambulance .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another easy conversion was Tom Cleaver's Tamiya 1/48 Fw-109D-13.

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Friday, 24 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: John Summerford does nice work on his AMT 1/25 1953 Studebaker Starliner.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat limited production resin kit is the Croco 1/72 SK-5 Hovercraft.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Going up a size is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 24" RAF WWII letters and numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great upgrade piece is BarracudaCast BR 48446: Spitfire Mk.I-IX Five Slot Z-block Main Wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A well done book on one of Russia's best designers is Helion's King of Fighters vol 2 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A fairly easy conversion was the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190D-11 .

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Thursday, 23 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Francisco Santoro tackles the Special Hobby 1/72 IA-58 Pucara.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, it is the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-5 "J. Priller"

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Going up a size is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 21" RAF WWII letters and numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Tamiya kit, Kit Masx 48-026: Ki-61 Hein.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the Trumpeter 1/24 FW-190D-9.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas goes big with the Monogram 1/24 UH-1B .

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit with new parts is the KP 1/48 MiG-17A 'Fresco A'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Going up a size with a new shade is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 18" RAF WWII letters and numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice detail piece for the Spit fan, BarracudaCast BR 48445: Spitfire Mk.I-IX Five Slot Main Wheels  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This one is a fascinating look into aerial espionage; Helion's We Were Never There vol.1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that takes up a bit of shelf space, the Hasegawa 1/32 Fw-190D-9.

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Monday, 20 June 2022 

KIT  REVIEW: George Oh does some kitbashing to make the 1/72 Seastang .

KIT PREVIEW:  Still a great kit, the Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109G-6

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Next is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 16" RAF WWII letters and numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set works on all the A.M. kits;  Kit Masx 48-028: B-25B Mitchell.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another of their books on little known conflicts is Helion's COIN Operations in Paraguay.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another from the early days is the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190D-9.

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