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Friday 28 April

KIT REVIEW:  A nice kit which your editor tried to screw up with aftermarket is the Airfix 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:   A pretty cool kit from the Macross world is the Hasegawa 1/72 Sv-262Ba Draken III .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A well done book with a bonus is Kagero's P-51/F-6 Mustangs in the MTO/Asia/Pacific

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Bob Laskodi  provides today's look into the archives with the Dragon 1/48 Spad XIII  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  Last day to vote is Sunday.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

Thursday 27 April

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Young provides a nice build and history of the Monogram 1/48 TBD Devastator.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is an interesting new car release, the Revell 1/25 Ford Bronco .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a title that doesn't come readily to mind; Shire's WRNS: The Woman's Royal Naval Service

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Dimitriy Levin did a superb job building the MAC 1/72 Spad VII C.1  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming in June from Kitty Hawk.

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Tuesday 25 April

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does a super job building the High Planes 1/72 P-51A Mustang.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson provides some nice 50's NAVAIR for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   Still a very fine kit, despite its age, is the AMT 1/72 F-104C/G Starfighter.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An excellent and major upgrade to a previous title is the MMP Books Messerschmitt Bf-109E

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with the Eduard 1/48 Sopwith Triplane  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  

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

Monday 24 April

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard starts our week with another nice vacuform build, the Contrail 1/72 Short Seamew.

KIT PREVIEW:   No 109 collection is complete without something like the Special Hobby 1/72 HA-1112 M-1L 'Buchon'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another great read is Osprey's British Destroyers 1939-45: Prewar Classes

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Peter Hobbins did sterling work on the Roden 1/48 Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter 2 seat fighter  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Christian Compagnion and Robert Morales for their welcome assistance. 

Friday 21 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds an oldie that still holds up quite well, the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-27 'Nate'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Something of interest to the car modeler is the Revell 1/32 Opel GT .

DECAL REVIEW:   Another of their nice airliner liveries is DRAW decals 44s-A3N-16: Jet Blue (Mosaic) A.320.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another superb addition to the story of convoy fighters, Retromechanix' Convair Class VF Convoy Fighter

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Peter Hobbins did sterling work on the Toko 1/72 Sopwith Snipe  

MM CONTEST:  Voting open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is what's next from GWH.

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

Tuesday 18 April

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart builds the very nice and rather fiddly Tamiya 1/32 P-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  Francisco Santoro gives us his opinion of the Special Hobby 1/48 Fiat G.55 Series 0.

DECAL REVIEW:  Andrew Garcia takes a good look at Probably not a high demand item, but when you need it, it is a welcome sheet: HaHen 72054: Do-28 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   For today's oldie, we have Kyle Bodily's very nice Hi-Tech 1/48 Sopwith Salamander TF.2  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  

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Next update  will be Friday as I need an additional day to do some site maintenance.

Monday 17 April

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg starts us off this week with something a bit from the norm, the Marivox 1/72 Saab 17 .

KIT PREVIEW:  George Oh provides us his take on the huge Zvezda 1/2700 Imperial Star Destroyer.

DECAL REVIEW:  Andrew Garcia takes a good look at Fightertown Decals 48-082 F-14 Tomcat Data .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A book I am sure you will enjoy is Specialty Press' Aviation Records in the Jet Age

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Fordham provides today's look into the archives with the Airfix 1/72 Sopwith Pup  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to John Callaway for helping. 

Friday 14 April

KIT REVIEW:  Something your editor has had in the planning stage for many years, the Airfix 1/144 L.1011 w/Pegasus .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the Luftwaffe for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  What looks to be a very nice airliner kit, the Zvezda 1/144 Airbus A.320.

DECAL REVIEW:  To go along with the preview kit, DRAW decals 44s-A3N-32: Dragonair A.320 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Bob Laskodi did his usual superlative work on the Blue Max 1/48 Sopwith Dolphin  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.    Tomorrow is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

Thursday 13 April

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his growing collection of 109s with the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a good look at the AMT 1/1000 NX/NCC-2000 Excelsior.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A dedicated paint set for a recent camo scheme, Mr. Color JASDF Oceanic Camouflage Paint Set .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Fred Krause built the neat little Yumo 1/72 Soko G-4 Super Galeb  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's next from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Scott Tolman and Nicolas Rosso for helping out. 

Tuesday 11 April

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou adds to his collection of large models with the Trumpeter 1/32 AV-8B Harrier II.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their more reasonably priced kits is the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (Erla).

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet with a bunch of modern Vipers is Caracal Models CD 72060: Dark Vipers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something I recently picked up is a Grex Air Compressor.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver provides today's look into the archives with his Warrior Models 1/48 Blackburn Skua  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Last donation 3 April.

Monday 10 April

KIT REVIEW:  We begin this week with Carmel J. Attard's Frog 1/72 F6F-5N Hellcat.

KIT PREVIEW:  A welcome reissue that should tic off rare kit sellers is the Revell 1/56 IM-99 Bomarc.

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet has a number of one-off camo schemes; Wolfpak Decals 72-105: Splintered  .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This complex set is for the new Airfix kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72139: Victor Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker has today's archival entry with the KP 1/72 Skoda D.1  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

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

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

Friday 7 April

KIT REVIEW:  A neat wheeled military vehicle is your editor's Fine Molds 1/35 Kurogane Type 95 Scout Car .

KIT PREVIEW:  A recent tooling is the Minicraft 1/144 KC-135R.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the modern fighter fan, we have DXM Decals DXM 71-7219: 1/72 JASDF F-15J Eagle (303 TFS 60 Years) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Bobcat kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48326: Yak-28 Firebar Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  For those who like things big and wet, a look back at Bob Zoglio's Hasegawa 1/72 Shinmeiwa PS-1/SS-2  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. More on Valiant Wings upcoming book.

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

Thursday 6 April

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the popular Airfix 1/72 P-51D Mustang.  

KIT PREVIEW:   You know you are going to want one, the Hasegawa 1/72 SSSP Jet VTOL w/Hydro Generate Sub Rocket.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great reason to pull your Monogram kit from the shelf is Caracal Models CD 48099: US Navy SNJ Texan .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is also for the Wingnut Wings kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 32117: Sopwith Camel  Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit I know I will never build again is the AA 1/48 Shenyang F-8IIM  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

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

Tuesday 4 April

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr has another of his fabulous ship builds. This time it is the Airfix 1/600 HMS Manxman.  

KIT PREVIEW:   Richard F has a look at the Real Space 1/72 Vokshod II.

DECAL REVIEW:  For their next new sheet, here is Wolfpak Decals 72-104: Death with Finesse.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Wingnut Wings kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 32116: Albatros B.II  Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The CMR 1/144 Avro Shackleton by Carmel J. Attard is today's look back.   

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

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

Monday 3 April

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge begins this week with his Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Vc.  

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that looks very nice in the box is the Revell 1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon (Single Seater).

DECAL REVIEW:  Another very nice digital camo scheme is on DXM Decals DXM 71-4326: 1/48 JASDF F-15J Eagle (303 TFS 60 Years).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very informative book about a weapon often overlooked is Osprey's The Sumoi Submachine Gun

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The Novo/Frog 1/72 Sea Vixen FAW.2  has thankfully been superseded by a much better kit.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Ben Brown for helping out.

Friday 31 March

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg built not one, but four of the Airfix 1/72 DHC-1 Chipmunks.  

KIT PREVIEW:  The Fine Molds 1/35 Kurogane Type 95 Scout Car is a very nicely done kit of this interesting Japanese WWII vehicle.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for the big Kitty Hawk kit is Caracal Models CD 32019: T-28B/D Trojan.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Aero Research's USAF Collection No. 10 is a disc full of eye candy in color and black&white. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver's Aeroclub 1/48 Sea Venom is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

Thursday 30 March

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra presents his build of the Italeri 1/72 KC-130 Hercules. This one takes a bit of extra work.  

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their very nice medium scale armor kits is the Tamiya 1/48 Cromwell Mk IV.

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb set of decals, the DXM Decals DXM 71-4229: 1/48 JASDF F-2A Viper (3 TFS 60 Years) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Rejoice! The latest edition of IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 39/1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard has today's look into the archives with his Aeroclub 1/72 Sea Otter.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

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

Tuesday 28 March

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker does one of those wonderfully weird French planes, the Azur 1/72 Breguet 270 (liason)

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does an early NAVAIR blowtorch in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is a well done kit of a modern flying boat, the Aoshima 1/144 JMSDF US-2 .

DECAL REVIEW:  Several really nice options in Caracal Models CD 72064: F-104 in Vietnam.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice reference on the subject is Amber's Russian Tanks of WWII.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Still a super little kit for the money, the Revell of Germany 1/72 Sea Hurricane IIc.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

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

Monday 27 March

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds the very nicely done Frog 1/72 Canberra T.17

KIT PREVIEW:   A nicely done kit that should do well is the Dragon 1/35 IDF M3 Half-Track.

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet depicts a single mission; Starfighter Decals 72-152: Bent Wing Birds part 3 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a great look at part of one of the largest battles of the German/Soviet war:  Osprey's Kursk 1943: the southern front.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A very nice looking model was made from the Classic Airframes Sea Hornet F.20 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47 Contest.   

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

Friday 24 March

KIT REVIEW:  You editor builds the very nicely done Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost T.3

KIT PREVIEW:   Donald Zhou has a nice look at the Academy 1/35 M1A2 'Tusk II' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A lot of options on Caracal Models CD 72065: U-2 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Moving up a scale from yesterday, here is Tom Cleaver's Trumpeter 1/48 Sea Hawk FGA.6.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

Thursday 23 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice job building the AMG 1/48 Sea Fury F.10

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their reboxes is the Tamiya 1/48 Sd.Kfz 222.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another of their great 'yellow wings' sheets is Starfighter Decals 72-151: Curtiss P-6E Hawk pt 3.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nicely done introduction to the subject is Amber's Japanese Aircraft of World War II.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A real oldie is the  Airfix 1/72 A.W. Seahawk.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Fabio Hirai for helping out.

Tuesday 21 March

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle continues with his superbly done light tanks. This time the Cyber-Hobby 1/35 Panzer II ausf F

KIT PREVIEW:   Just when you thought it was safe to enter the woods; the Platz 1/12 Bonsai 2.

DECAL REVIEW:  Four nice options for the GWH kit are on  Caracal Models CD 48123: USAF Early T-33A.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  After a bit of a wait, the next issue:  Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #26.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard provides today's look into the archives with his Pavla 1/72 Sea Gladiator.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

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

Monday 20 March

KIT REVIEW:  Joel Hamm builds another less than sterling kit, the Aoshima 1/72 F7F Tigercat

KIT PREVIEW:   An excellent new kit is the Dragon 1/35 SdKfz 252 w/Sd.Ah.32/1 trailer.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a great sheet for the big Kitty Hawk kit, Caracal Models CD 32020: US Navy SNJ Texan .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great title from their Duel series is Osprey's Panzer 38(t) vs BT-7 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Our look into the archives pulls up Tom Cleaver's Trumpeter 1/48 Sea Fury FB.11 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

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

Friday 17 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor breaks out of a short slump with the Revell 1/144 Airbus A.320. 

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice kit that won't cost a fortune, the Hasegawa 1/48 TF-104G Starfighter.

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet offers three very recent subjects;  Caracal Models CD 48117: Dark Vipers Part 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This adds to their growing 'Squadrons' series;  RAF-In-Combat's Squadrons #19: Boulton-Paul Defiant.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Madoc Pope did nice work on his Pioneer 1/72 Sea Fury.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from BarracudaCast.  

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

Thursday 16 March

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker builds an interesting Italian prewar plane, the Alliance Resin 1/72 Breda 27. 

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit of a subject I've always liked, the HobbyBoss 1/48 IAR-80 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great title in their Airframe Album series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Fieseler Fi-156.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is Julien Dixon's Matchbox 1/72 Fairey Seafox from ten years back.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at the next book from Valiant Wings.  

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

Tuesday 14 March

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard presents his build of the Frog 1/72 Martin Maryland. 

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou tells us all about the Polar Lights 1/350 NCC-1701 (50th Anniversary).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice book on early American tanks is Osprey's Early US Armor: Tanks 1916-40.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another one from the early years, the Airfix 1/48 Seafire FR.46/47 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

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

Monday 13 March

KIT REVIEW:  John Miller does his first article for us, the very nicely rendered Hobby Boss 1/48 Fw-190v18 “Känguruh”. 

KIT PREVIEW:  Nice to see this one back in circulation;  the Atlantis 1/72 Hughes AirWest DC-9.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another of their acrylic lacquer sets is AKAN USSR/Russia auto/moto/AFV.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From a while back, the Hobbycraft 1/48 Seafire XV. Your editor had a screw-up on this which has since been corrected, but the photos don't show it.   

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Keith Weldon and Frederic Schwieg for their support.   We have reached 20% of this year's goal.

Friday 10 March

KIT REVIEW:  Joel Hamm returns after a long absence with the very crude Meicraft 1/72 Seversky P-35.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the Luftwaffe for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that reminds me a lot of the Kinetic offering, the Wolfpack 1/48 F-5A Skoshi Tiger.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hobby Boss kits: Scale Aircraft Conversions  48325: Bae Hawk T Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A well done conversion is Michael Leduc's Tamiya 1/48 Seafire III

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks.  Last donation 2 March

Thursday 9 March

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Tom Cleaver builds the new Airfix 1/48 Ju-87B-1 Stuka.

KIT PREVIEW:   A recent addition to their Orange series is the   Cyberhobby 1/35 T-34/76 (Mod 1940).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new tool Revell kit: Scale Aircraft Conversions  32115: Me-262B-1/U-1 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  These folks always produce superb offerings. Specialty Press' Wave Off is no exception.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nicely done big scale model is Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/32 Seafire Ib

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

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

Tuesday 7 March

KIT REVIEW:  Continuing with his airborne bulids, here is Frank Reynolds' Airfix 1/72 Whitley V (Glider Tug).

KIT PREVIEW:   Richard F has a look at a neat garage kit, the Real Space Models 1/72 Gemini & Agena.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice new sheet with four interesting options is Iliad Designs 72017: Stars in the Sky 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Wingnut Wings kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions  32114: Sopwith Snipe Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A crude kit by modern standards; the Pegasus 1/72 Seafang F.32  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

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

Monday 6 March

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler  kicks off the week with his nicely done Airfix 1/72 Fairey Swordfish. This is the recent tool, not the old kit.

KIT PREVIEW:   A second boxing of this neat kit is the Azur/Frrom 1/72 Delta 'Over Spain'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done new sheet with several cool schemes is Iliad Designs 48031: Beechcraft 17 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their third 1/35 scale metal set is Scale Aircraft Conversions  35003: HH-65, AS 365/565, Z-9 Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard provides today's look into the archives with his Skybirds 1/72 Supermarine Scimitar

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

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

Friday 3 March

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds  continues with his airborne builds. This time it is the Italeri 1/72 AS.51 Horsa.

KIT PREVIEW:   A look at the new Meng 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the recent Airfix kit is Xtradecal X72250 Jet Provost T.3 & variants .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice paint set is AKAN Soviet Air Force 1978-89.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Greg Ewald built today's oldie, the Hit Kit 1/72 Schreck FBA-17 Floatplane

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Master Details is having a sale on pilot figures. Dragon USA has their update of coming items .  Aero Research is offering a free CD that contains samples from all their products. Simply e-mail them at the link on their web site (North America only). 

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

Thursday 2 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds yet another 109 variant, this time the AMG 1/48 Bf-109A.

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting addition to their line-up of unusual AFVs is the Dragon 1/35 SU-76i with cupola .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice paint set is AKAN USSR/Russian Air Force 1960-XXI.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More great eye candy in Aero Research's Classic Propliners No.4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver also has today's oldie, the Classic Airframes 1/48 SM.79 Sparviero

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to George Ruscoff for helping out.

Tuesday 28 February

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge  provides today's feature article with his nicely done Accurate Miniatures 1/48 IL-2m3.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their recent releases is the Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost T.3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice selection is in the AK Interactive WW2 IJN Aircraft Colors set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Hiott did nice work building his Delta 2 1/72 Savoia-Marchetti S-55X. Interestingly enough, a standard S.55 is still extant in a museum in Brazil. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.    For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Lindberg.

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Monday 27 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard does a nice job with his Frog 1/72 Martin Baltimore.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit I think will appeal to a lot of modelers: the Azur/Frrom 1/72 Delta 'Civilian Version'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super monograph on the early Thunderbolt is MMP's Republic P-47B-D Razorback.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice resin 'whiffer' kit was the Freight Dog 1/72  Saunders-Roe SR. 177P 'Air Defense Fighter'. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for the  Monogram P-47.    For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Lindberg.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Grainger Davis and Peter Burstow for their support.

Friday 24 February

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra has a go at the sAccurate Miniatures 1/48 B-25B 'Hari Kari-er'.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their neat one-off AFVs; the Dragon 1/35 Vollkettenaufklarer 38 w/7.5cm Kanone 51 L/24.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This fascinating book takes a look at the early British space efforts; Crecy's British Secret Projects 5 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   This 2006 article is Carmel J. Attard's Jach 1/72 Saiman 200. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Closed for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. Winners have been posted. You can start sending in your entries for the  Monogram P-47.   

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

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

Thursday 23 February

KIT REVIEW:  David Cummings shares his build of the Hasegawa 1/48 Aichi D3A-1 “Val” Pearl Harbor kit along with a bit of alternate history.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the Sabre jet for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice and relatively inexpensive kit is the Tamiya 1/48 Volkswagen Type 82E.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This edition has been enlarged and revised:  MMP's North American P-51D Mustang.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From 2009, here is Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/48 Sabre Mk.6. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Closed for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. You can start sending in your entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Lee Kolosna for his generous suppor

Tuesday 21 February

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds continues with his airborne theme: the Italeri 1/72 Waco CG-4A.

KIT PREVIEW:   Richard F takes a look at a reissue of a kit from the late 1960s, the AMT 1/200 Man in Space .

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for some more exotic schemes, Tigerhead Decals 72015: Texans of Hot Climate.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Some more award winning figure builds in Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 18.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another early article from the archives is the Heller 1/72 Saab Safir . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Closed for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. You can start sending in your entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

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

Monday 20 February

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler put a lot of additional work into his KP 1/72 IL-10.

KIT PREVIEW:   This neat little light tank did not see a lot of combat: the Dragon 1/35 IJA Type 4 Light Tank 'Ke-Nu'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome set for the Eduard kit is Furball Decals FD 48058: MiG-21 Canopy Seal Decals.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their series of lesser used types is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #18: The Kittyhawk Mk. II.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another very nice kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 Saab J.35F/J Draken. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Closed for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. You can start sending in your entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming next from Noy's Miniatures

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Friday 17 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard brings our week to an end with his Azur 1/72 PZL P.24B/E.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit released a bit over two years ago, the Hobby Boss 1/48 Bae Hawk T.1A.

DECAL REVIEW:  A small but interesting sheet is Tigerhead Decals 72017: Shooting Stars around the world.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A must have item for the Roden kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32113: L-19/O-1 Bird Dog Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book I think pretty much everyone will enjoy reading; Osprey's Colt Single Action Revolvers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A very nice kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 J.35 O Draken. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Closed for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. You can start sending in your entries for the  Monogram P-47.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Some sample pages have been added to the latest coming from Valiant Wings

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 Thursday 16 February

KIT REVIEW:  More Luftwaffe stuff from Tom Cleaver. This time another Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F .

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that has yet to be surpassed is the Fujimi 1/72 F-4K 'Yellowbird'.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is for the Kitty Hawk kit:  Furball Decals FD 48057: F2H-2 Banshee Canopy Seal Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the ICM/Special Hobby kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48324: Ju-88 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another very interesting subject from a publisher known for great books, Hikoki's Black Box Canberras: British Test and Trials Canberras 1951-1994.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A look back at John Lester's Heller 1/72 J.32 Lansen. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Closed for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. You can start sending in your entries for the Monogram P-47 Contest.  

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

 Tuesday 14 February

KIT REVIEW:  Because MM is a serious web site that brooks no shenanigans, we present to you, Otis Goodin's Hawk 'Digger the Dragster.

KIT PREVIEW:   A very nice offering with lots of extras, the Platz 1/72 He-219A-0 "Werner Streib".

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome item for Phantom builders is the Furball Aero-Design 48-041: F-4 Canopy Seal Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the new Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72138: B-17 Flying Fortress Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Now available on CD, Aero Research's Modeler's Guide to the Skyraider 2nd Edition.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the article dungeon, here is Grenville Davies' Academy 1/48 Su-27 Flanker . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. Last day to vote is tomorrow.

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

Monday 13 February

KIT REVIEW: Torben Plesberg starts our week with his nicely done Supermodel 1/72 BV-138C.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the Luftwaffe for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another neat short production run vehicle is the Dragon 1/35 15cm s.IG 33/2(Sf) auf Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is an all new sheet with four great options: Lifelike 48-050: Ki-61 Hien Part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice metal gear set for the Special Hobby kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72137: Fairey Barracuda Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their Combat series is Osprey's Panzergrenadier vs US Armored Infantryman.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From 2006, here is Carmel J. Attard's Italeri/Dragon 1/72 Su-24MK 'Fencer D' . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest. Last day to vote is Wednesday.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Updated news from Valiant Wings regarding their next book.

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Friday 10 February

KIT REVIEW: Your editor hasn't gone round the bend but did build the new Platz 1/12 Bonsai (1).

KIT PREVIEW:   A small scale kit the Phantom Phanatic may wish to consider is the Platz/F-toys 1/144 F-4E Phantom II 'U.S. Air Force'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their third and final revised sheet is Lifelike 48-005(R): 244 Sentai part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  You get two sets for this Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72136: Jet Provost T.3 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great read and reference by experts in the field is Hikoki's Soviet and Russian Military Aircraft in the Americas.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A very nicely done model is Graham Mison's Hobbycraft 1/72 Su-22 Fitter F. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is what's on the way from Specialty Press.

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

Thursday 9 February

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver  builds the new Special Hobby 1/32 Yak-3.

KIT PREVIEW:   Jeffrey Eddy provides his take on the new Zvezda 1/2700 Imperial Star Destroyer.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is their second revised sheet for the Hien,  Lifelike 48-004(R): 244 Sentai part 2 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: To top off their Flanker kit, the Platz 1/72 Su-27 masking set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A neat concept for a book is MMP Books Polish Aircraft (1939) Instrument Panels .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another nice one from the past is Jim Pearsall's Trumpeter 1/72 Su 15 Flagon A. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest.

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

Tuesday 7 February

KIT REVIEW: Jonathan Prestidge provides a bit of a cautionary tale regarding the Revell 1/48 Spitfire XVI.

KIT PREVIEW:   Adding to their colorful T-33s, the Platz 1/72 JASDF T-33 (Headquarters Flight Group 40th Anniversary (1997).

DECAL REVIEW:  Reissued and revised;  Lifelike 48-003(R): 244 Sentai part 1 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: To go along with yesterday's detail set is the Platz 1/72 Su-27 External Detail Set.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the archives, we have Mark Fordham's Moldova 1/72 Su-12 . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest.

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

Monday 6 February

KIT REVIEW: Scott Lyle kicks off our week with his superb Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw I ausf B 'DAK version'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Like test aircraft? Consider the Platz 1/72 JASDF T-2 CCV.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another phine new sheet phor Phantom phans is Furball Decals FD 48018: Bravo MiG Killers part 2 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: To go along with Friday's preview kit, the Platz 1/72 Su-27 Cockpit Detail Set.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Their first short run kit, the  Valom 1/72 Su-6 (AM-42). 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II.

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

Friday 3 February

KIT REVIEW: Your editor decides to get small for todays offering; the Bandai 1/72? Science Special Search Party Exclusive Vehicle.

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice choice for a kit is the Platz 1/72 Su-27SM Flanker B(Mod).

DECAL REVIEW:  A phine new sheet phor Phantom phans is Furball Decals FD 48011: Bravo MiG Killers part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A rather nice set for the Airfix P-40: Ultracast 48268: P-40B Aluminum Prop and Spinner: Blade 89301-3.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Jan Kusters has today's look back with his Testors 1/48 SR-71 Blackbird. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

Thursday 2 February

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver provides his take on the Airfix 1/48 P-40B/C.

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting idea for a kit is the Platz 1/12 Bonsai 1.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for Brazilian Tiger IIs is FCM 48049: Northrop F-5B/E/F Tiger II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A welcome detail set is Furball Aero-Design FPE-002: 1/48 AN/ALE-45,47 Countermeasures Dispensers.  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great look at the future of combat aviation:  Specialty Press' Drone Strike.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A somewhat difficult short run kit was the Czech Model 1/48 SO3C-1 Seamew. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting Now Underway for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

Tuesday 31 January

KIT REVIEW: Donald Zhou takes us into the world of Star Trek once more with the Polar Lights 1/350 NCC-1701-A (Refit) USS Enterprise.

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting short run offering is RV Aircraft 1/72 MiG-21 PFM "Vietnam".

DECAL REVIEW:  More super Skyhawk options for the 1/48 builder;  AOA Decals 48-010: Battle Scooters (3).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A superb accessory for displaying your next Russian fighter:  Noy's Miniatures 1/72 Soviet Fighter Hangar Set. .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their popular Naval Aviation series is RAF-In-Combat's USN Aircraft 1922 to 1962 Volume 5.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A real oldie from the archives; the Testors/Hawk 1/72 SNJ/T-6 Texan. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest). Today is the final day.

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

Monday 30 January

KIT REVIEW: Dan Lee starts us off this week with his nicely done Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5 .

KIT PREVIEW:   A more recent kit for the big build folks:  Roden 1/32 O-1 Bird Dog.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a very nice sheet for those who want a bit of a different Thunderbolt:  FCM 48020: P-47D - Tarquinia 1944.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Elite series is Osprey's Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A look 20 years back at a rather short article on the KP 1/72 Si-204 (Aero C.3). 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest). Tomorrow is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

MM Sales Page is open

Friday 27 January

KIT REVIEW: Possible the best airplane kit your editor has ever built, the Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61-Id 'Hien'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another nice smallest scale kit from this great Japanese company is the Sweet 1/144 A6M2b Carrier Fighter Group and Flight Deck Set.

DECAL REVIEW:  Staying with things a bit small, here is a look at Werner's Wings 144-01: Pavehawks Combat Rescue.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: The last new item from these guys is Model Paint Solutions sample bottles.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their great line of photo CDs is Aero Research's Museum & Display Aircraft 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Kyle Bodily has another WWI build, the Roden 1/48 Se.5a (Hispano-Suiza). 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

Thursday 26 January

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver presents another nice "big 'un" for us today, the Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest V.

KIT PREVIEW:  Rick Reinbott has today's preview, a nice older kit the Tamiya 1/35 Chieftain Mk.5.

DECAL REVIEW:  More superb Vietnam War A-4 options are on AOA Decals 48-009: Battle Scooters (2).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This item is for the Airfix kit:  Ultracast 48267: Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop and Spinner: Blade 614-1C1.5-12.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   P-A Boillat did a great job on the Revell AG 1/48 Se.5A. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday 24 January

KIT REVIEW: Donald Zhou takes us to a galaxy far away with the  AMT/ERTL 1/6 Star Wars STAP w/ battle droid.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a nautical Sabre in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice double kit for the Lilliputian model builder: the Platz/F-toys 1/144 F-104G Starfighter 'NASA & USAF.

DECAL REVIEW:  17 different options for the Pavehawk fan: Werner's Wings 72-05: Pavehawks Combat Rescue.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Nice to see this one back in production. For the Monogram kit:  Medallion Models MM-24: P-47D Upgrade Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's look into the past is from Bill Michaels; the Roden 1/72 Se.5a . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming next from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Brendan Mc Govern for your support.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday 23 January

KIT REVIEW: Blair Stewart builds another nice figure, the Verlinden 120mm German Machine Gunner .

KIT PREVIEW:  Probably the best kit of this aircraft in this scale is the Fine Molds 1/72 Me-410B-1/U4.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great set of options for the Hasegawa A-4 is AOA Decals 48-008: Battle Scooters (1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A welcome upgrade piece for the Airfix kit is Ultracast 48266: Curtiss P-40B/C Tubular Exhaust .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A pretty crude short run kit was the Xotic 72 1/72 SC-1 Seahawk . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Peter O'Brian for your support.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday 20 January

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds a fairly recent kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 Su-35S Flanker.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit you might want to consider if on a budget is Akkura 1/72 MiG-21PFV 'Thunderchief Killer'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet for big helo builders is Werner's Wings 3508: Pavehawk Stencils.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful set of masks is Montex 1/72 T-6G Texan .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  I found this one to be a most interesting read;  Osprey's Sturmartillerie.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Also from 2005, here is Tom Cleaver's Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-3 Vindicator. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday 19 January

KIT REVIEW: Stephen Young provides us with a very nice OOB build, the Monogram 1/48 A-10A Thunderbolt II.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their latest Limited Editions is the Hasegawa 1/72 G3M3 Type 96 (Nell) "Kanoya Flying Group".

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great decal set is this one for the Roden kit: AOA Decals 32-020: Dogs of War (2).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  These are the largest that they currently offer;  Model Paint Solutions 40mm bottles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From 2005, here is Randy Lutz's Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Specialty Press.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Carlos Giani, Lou Neil, and Harry Conrad for helping out. For Lou: I have several display shelves throughout the house. This is the main one in my basement.

 

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday 17 January

KIT REVIEW: Dale Rannals builds a neat 'whiffer' ship, the Imperial Hobby Productions 1/700 G3 Battlecruiser .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their new tool kits is the Airfix 1/72 B5N1 'Kate'.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a great set for the big scale modern helo builder; Werner's Wings 3507: Pavehawks Combat Rescue.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Since we are currently looking back at Dauntless', here is Olivier Lacombe's Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-4. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to anonymous, and Markus Torma for helping out.

Monday 16 January

KIT REVIEW: Torben Plesberg presents another of his neat Scandanavian subjects, the Revell 1/72 TP47 (PBY-5A) Catalina.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their well done new tool kits from last year is the Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.6.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is another useful sheet, this time for the 1/144 builder, Caracal Models CD 144004: C-135 General Purpose Markings.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  There next bottle set is Model Paint Solutions 20mm bottles. For my tastes I find these more useful for long term storage simply because they hold more.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Ajn enjoyable and well researched read about a famous raid is Grub Street's Winged Chariot.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built this big 'un, the Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 Dauntless. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Valiant Wings is having a 'free shipping' week. Here is what's new from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to anonymous for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday 13 January

KIT REVIEW: The second military vehicle this week is your editor's Academy 1/35 M151A2 'Mutt'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit of this Chinese aircraft is the Trumpeter 1/48 J-7G.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a useful set for the 1/72 builder; the BarracudaCals BC72165: Mosquito Airframe Stencils - Expanded .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice metal set for the Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48323: Super Etendard Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb title that took me quite a while to read is Hikoki's Axis aircraft in Latin America .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Our look into the vaults brings up Bob Laskodi's superb  Accurate Miniatures SBD-3 Dauntless. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Valiant Wings is having a 'free shipping' week. Specialty Press is offering a discount on their new 3 volume Space Shuttle History.

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

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday 12 January

KIT REVIEW:  Dana Griffith does what I believe is his first article for MM, the Modelcollect 1/72 T-80UM2 MBT.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another kit not on everyone's radar is the Bandai Regal Blue Tang 'Dory'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for the recent Roden kit is AOA Decals 32-019: Dogs of War (1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice metal set for the new Z-M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48322: F-4 Phantom II Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Though an old kit, this one is still a favorite, the MPC/Airfix 1/72 SBD-3 Dauntless. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Dale Rannals and James Hohenzy for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open Updated 8January.

Tuesday 10 January

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart has a very nicely done airliner for us today, the Minicraft 1/144 Boeing 737-300.

KIT PREVIEW:  Now for something a tad different, the Squadron Models 1/72 Haunebu II.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for the recent Roden kit is Caracal Models CD 144002: C-141 Starlifter.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For those who like to mix their own paints, Model Paint Solutions 10mm bottles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the depths of the article dungeon, we have Tom Cleaver's Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2C-1 Helldiver . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated 8January.

Monday 9 January

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster provides us with another of his super scratch build planes, the 1/72 Otto Doppeldekker.

KIT PREVIEW:  A superb new kit is the Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61-Id 'Hien'.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is the 1/48 scale set: AOA Decals 32-018: Vietnamese SpADs (2).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48321:  AH-64D Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm has today's oldie with his Heller 1/72 SBC-4 Helldiver. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Some great new items from Stratus/MMP.

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated 8January.

Friday 6 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor presents his first build of the year, the AZ Models 1/72 OH-6A Cayuse.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their latest two kit offerings is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-16D (Block 52 Advanced) "Tiger Meet".

DECAL REVIEW:  This is the 1/48 scale set: BarracudaCals BC48166: Mosquito Airframe Stencils - Expanded.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48320:  P-40B/C Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker did a nice article on the Frog 1/72 Tupolev SB-2. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Coming soon from Kitty Hawk.

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

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday 5 January

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler has today's feature article with his Hasegawa 1/72 Junkers Ju-88A-4.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson shares with us a very nice 190D today in Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  In concert with one of last week's previews, here is a look at the Revell 1/48 F-84E Thunderjet.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for your Hasegawa kit is Caracal Models CD 48115: AV-8B+ part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72135: Eurofighter Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nicely done oldie is Tim Mansfield's Monogram 1/72 HU-16B Albatross . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday 3 January

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou presents another of his neat sci-fi builds, the Pegasus Hobbies 1/32 T2 Hunter-Killer Tank.

KIT PREVIEW:  An unusual little kit, the Bandai 1/74 Science Special Search Party Exclusive Vehicle.

DECAL REVIEW:  A fine set for those who build big is AOA Decals 32-017: Vietnamese SpADs (1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A neat item you should really consider: Model Paint Solutions 6mm bottles.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From the fine folks at IPMS Canada, Random Thoughts 38/4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives, here is Drew Nix' ERTL/ESCI 1/48 Lockheed S-3A "Viking". 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open

Monday 2 January

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Young begins our new year with his superb Monogram/Koster 1/48 PB4Y-1 Liberator.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit from years back is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ta-154v3.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful set for your next űber-Mossie: BarracudaCals BC24167: Mosquito Airframe Stencils - Expanded

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo CD is a personal favorite; Aero Research's Tracker, Tracer, Trader.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Our first look into the time vault for this year is  Tom Cleaver's Kiwi Resins/Hasegawa 1/48 Avia S-199. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

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

MM Sales Page is open

Wednesday, 28 December

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Poulos has our final feature article of the year with his Revell 1/32 Bf-109F.*

KIT PREVIEW:  A somewhat older kit that is really quite nice is the Revell 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet.*

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Testors/Hawk kit; Caracal Models CD 48118: U-2.*

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  The other Brit missile set is BarracudaCast BR 72215: D.H. Firestreak missiles.*

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superbly researched book with lots of great photos and profiles is MMP's Russian Aviation Colors 1909-1922 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The last of this year's archive dives brings up the Hobbycraft 1/48 Avia S.199 'Israeli Avia' . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Two great kits coming from Azur/FRROM.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Richard Smith, Nicholas Roso, Ray Whitton, and David Nicholls for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Next update will be next week.

Friday, 23 December

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor presents a nice kit that builds fairly quickly, the Academy 1/72 T-6G Texan 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another great sci-fi offering from Japan is the Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1J Valkyrie.

DECAL REVIEW:  Several welcome options are on Caracal Models CD 48112: F-106A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A very nice upgrade set is BarracudaCast BR 72214: H.S. Red Top missiles  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A 'must have' book for fans of the type;  Crecy's Mikoyan MiG-17 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Nick Briggs did a short article on the  KP 1/72 Letov S.16. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated 16 December.

Note to readers: Next week, between Christmas and New Years, there will be just one update and that will be Wednesday. Need to take a bit of time off.

Thursday, 22 December

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver shares his build of a nice new kit, the Wingsy Kits 1/48 A5M2a 'Claude' 

KIT PREVIEW:  New to me is the Airfix 1/72 B5N2 'Kate'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a neat concept for a decal sheet; Wolfpak Decals 72-103: Pony Rides .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a most welcome upgrade set for the new Airfix kit, the  BarracudaCast BR 72212: Lightning F.2/6 Cockpit Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Candice Uhlir's Jaeger Miniatures 1/48 Rumpler C.IV. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Please visit our latest advertiser: Model Paint Solutions

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated 16 December.

Tuesday, 20 December

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Reynolds does another somewhat obscure British twin, the Valom 1/72 Ablemarle ST.V  

KIT PREVIEW:  A pretty nice looking sci-fi kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 Macross Plus YF-19.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice set for the Monogram or even the old Airfix kit is Caracal Models CD 72056: B-1B Lancer.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver did nice work on the Blue Max 1/48 LFG Roland D.VIb. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated 16 December.

Monday, 19 December

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle starts off this last week of Fall with the HobbyBoss 1/35 T-26 Mod. 1933.

KIT PREVIEW:  A older kit that is on almost nobody's radar is the AMT/ERTL 1/25 1975 Matador.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is another great set of options for the WWII modeler: Wolfpak Decals 72-102: Club Med.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A really nice WWI build is Bob Laskodi's Eduard 1/48 Roland C.II 'Walfisch'

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated 16 December.

Friday, 16 December

KIT REVIEW:  Here is your editor's take on the Airfix 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice older kit that may be difficult to find is the Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21 PF (later).

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a most welcome sheet for the Monogram kit:  Caracal Models CD 72053: A-1E Skyraider.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver did nice work on the resin Warrior Models 1/48 Blackburn Roc

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest). Apologies for the delay, but the winners of the Hot Rod contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Noy's Miniatures has another great hangar display set.

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

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday, 15 December

KIT REVIEW: Today, Donald Zhou provides us with another of his super Star Trek offerings, the AMT/Ertl 1/1400 NCC-1701-D USS Enterprise.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is not large and looks nice in the box is AZ Model 1/72 OH-6A Cayuse 'Over Vietnam'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very limited release with four neat options is Wolfpak Decals 12-16; Thank You.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jim Walker has a rather short article typical of early days with his Contrail 1/72 Ripon

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest). Apologies for the delay, but the winners of the Hot Rod contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Specialty Press has a new book on the way. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Marc Shattenberg and Paul & Cindy England for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 13 December

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg provides us with another Scandinavian subject, the Airfix 1/72 P5 Hampden.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson shares with us a very nice Sabre work today in Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another Limited Edition release is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18C Hornet 'VFA-27 Maces'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Post war Mustang fans will be quite pleased with Caracal Models CD 48113: ANG P-51D Mustang.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Airframe Extra series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Continuation Wars.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Lars Jørgensen has today's oldie with the Italeri 1/72 Dassault Rafale B

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Hobby Link Japan has extended their holiday sale.

Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 12 December

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment shares another of his superbly scratch-built vehicles with us today. This time it is the 1/72 1889 Tatra NW - First Truck.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the latest and greatest for the Phantom enthusiast, the Zoukei-Mura 1/48 F-4J Phantom II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great multi-subject sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-101: Diamonds in the Sky.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This bit is for the Hasegawa kit: Quickboost 1/72 Spitfire IX Exhaust - Round .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's Tempest Squadrons of the RAF.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Chris Busbridge built a superb conversion: the Falcon 1/48 Re.2006 conversion

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: Thanks to Randy Dosier for his kind support.

Friday, 9 December

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor adds to his Messerschmitt collection with the Academy 1/72 Bf-109G-14.

KIT PREVIEW:  Segueing from today's feature article, the preview is the AZ Models 1/72 Bf-109G-6/AS .

DECAL REVIEW:  Some really nice options for the Hobbycraft kit are on Caracal Models CD 48107: DHC-2 Beaver.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Zvezda kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72134: MiG-29 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Completing the trilogy, here is a look at Helion's Libyan Air Wars Part 3: 1986-1989.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Allan Wanta has today's look into the review dungeon with his Modelland/Airmodel 1/72 Re.2005

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: Thanks to Roger Meanwell for his kind support.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 8 December

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver's build today is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I know many of you more mature modelers have probably built, the AMT(Frog) 1/72 Mosquito Mk.IV.

DECAL REVIEW:  For their 100th decal sheet, here is Wolfpak Decals 72-100: Century Mark.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Trumpeter kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72133: Su-33 Flanker Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another super monograph on a little used RAF type, RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #17: The Curtiss Mohawk .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1996, the Supermodel 1/72 Reggianne Re.2001

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: Thanks to Thomas Lore and anonymous in the UK for helping reach this year's goal. Any additional donations will go towards next year. I very much appreciate all your support.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 6 December

KIT REVIEW:  Ian Jackson has today's feature article, the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-18A Hornet.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those that don't want to spend a lot of time building; the Revell 1/25 '57 Chevy Bel Air.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Hobby Boss kit, we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 48319: IAR-80 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sticking with WWI stuff, here is Tom Cleaver's Aeroclub 1/48 Re.8

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $400.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Richard Hacker for helping reach the goal.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 5 December

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg starts our week with his nicely converted Italaerei 1/72 Ju-86E-1/2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou has a look at the AMT/Ertl 1/72 Star Trek: DS9 Rio Grande Runabout.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Wingnut Wings set: Scale Aircraft Conversions 32112: Pfalz D.XII Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is the latest in their Airframe and Miniatures series:  Valiant Wings Publishing: Dornier Do-335 Pfeil.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look from the archives: Carmel J. Attard's Rosemont 1/72 Re.5

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Valiant Wings is offering some neat book bundles. Follow this link for more.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $400.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Fred Duley and Greg Binder for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday, 2 December

KIT REVIEW:  While not the latest and greatest, the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-5 is a kit your editor enjoyed building.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I swore I'd never build again, but I got such a nice deal: Eduard 1/48 Bf-109E-4.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful set with a long title: Thundercals 48-005: Thunderbolt National Insignia type 4 and Data Decals part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Hasegawa kit: Quickboost 1/72 Spitfire IX Engine Cover with Radiator.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The type of model one can only do from resin or vacuform: Anigrand Craftworks' 1/72 Platt LePage XR-1/1A

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $500.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Jean-Jacques Bastien and Harald Wallutt for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 1 December

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the new Airfix 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is your editor's take on the new Airfix 1/48 P-40B Warhawk(sic) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Tamiya kit: Quickboost 1/48 F-6D Mustang Conversion  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that has a lot more to it than you'd think is Osprey's He-162 Volksjäger Units.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 2002, here is Tom Cleaver's Warrior Models 1/48 PZL P.24F/G

MM CONTEST:  Voting now closed for the Hot Rod Contest. You may start sending in your entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $500.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Philip Azarian and William Cammon for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 29 November

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli presents another of his Viper builds:  the Revell 1/72 F-16C Block 52.

KIT PREVIEW: A nice older kit from these folks is the Revell 1/72 Do-228-201.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Tamiya kit:  Quickboost 1/72 P-51D Exhaust with Shroud.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next great photo CD offering is Aero Research's USN/USMC CAGS #4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the vast MM modeling archives is the Mirage 1/48 PZL P.11c

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November, which is tomorrow.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $600.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Amelia Island Aerobatics for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 28 November

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment provides a delightful scratch build for us, the 1/6 1885 Daimler Reitwagen.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson provides another superb model-based work of art in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW: A revamped kit is the Italeri 1/72 F-5N Tiger II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Eduard kit:  Aires 1/48 MiG-21 Wheels and Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the past is the Heller/Airfix 1/72 Puma

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $600.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks

Friday, 25 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds an inexpensive sci-fi kit, the Arii 1/100 VF-1A Valkyrie.

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look at the Italeri 1/72 OH-6A Cayuse.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Trumpeter kit: Quickboost 1/48 A-37B Control Sticks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A look at another club magazine, the APMA (Australian Plastic Modellers' Association) 2-16.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the past is Carmel J. Attard's Rareplanes 1/72 FMA IA-58 'Pucara'

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Starfighter Decals is having a great sale. Time to stock up.  Hobby Link Japan is having a big winter sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $600.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday, 24 November

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds another of his fine vacuform kits, the Airmodel 1/72 Fokker C.V-E.

KIT PREVIEW: Rick Reinbott takes a look at an oldie, the ESCI 1/72 Panther Ausf A.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a timely sheet for your Tomahawk: Starfighter Decals 48-12: P-40B/C/G in USAAF Service.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   I always learn something from this series. Here is a look at Osprey's Bazooka vs Panzer.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has our look into the archives with his Azur 1/48 Potez 631

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is what's new from Attack Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $600.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks to James Bacher and Glenn Hancock for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 22 November

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Young builds a couple of ace's planes using the Monogram and Revell-Monogram 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW: Here is your editor's take on the new Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat.

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for the Heller kit is Starfighter Decals 72-150: SBC-4 Helldivers Part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great reissue for the Revell 1/48 Bf-109G-10 is the Medallion Models MM-21: Bf-109K-4 Conversion Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 2004 here is one of their earliest kits, the Valom 1/72 Polikarpov TIS

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $700.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 21 November

KIT REVIEW:   A very nicely done build is David Cummings' Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra "Cobra II" .

KIT PREVIEW: A nicely done preproduction AFV is the Dragon 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV A-0 .

DECAL REVIEW:  Three great options designed for the Meng kit: Starfighter Decals 72-149: F-102 Daggers in ANG Service.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A quickie conversion piece is the Medallion Models MM-100-6: Bf-109G-14 tall tail.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a look at a recent issue from the APMA: APMA (Australian Plastic Modellers' Association) 1-16.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the review vault is Frank Spahr's pretty cool Eduard 1/72 L-4 Cub 'Stripdown'

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is a look at the latest from PJ Production.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $700.00 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to James Girardeau, Michael Kippenhan, and David Cummings for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday, 18 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor almost gets done in by the Monogram 1/72 F-4J Phantom II.

KIT PREVIEW: A relatively recent kit is the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (early).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for today's preview kit is the Aires 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (early) Cockpit Set .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Osprey's M50 Ontos & M56 Scorpion 1956-70 is a neat book on two very interesting vehicles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit from way back is the Aeroclub 1/72 Pilatus PC-7

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $800.00 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Master Details, Russell Schmidt, and Richard Roy for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 17 November

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice job on an older kit, the Hobbycraft 1/48 F-94B Starfire.

KIT PREVIEW: One of their many short run offerings is the AZ Model 1/72 Spitfire F.14e.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This piece is for the Italeri kit: Quickboost 1/48 Bf-109G Exhaust.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  If you have watched Indiana Jones movies, you will recognize Carmel J. Attard's Hallam vac 1/72 Pilatus P.2

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $900.00 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Jeffery Simpson, Stephen Towle, and Edward Kinsel for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 15 November

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J.Attard builds the still very nice Monogram 1/72 F11C-2 Goshawk.

KIT PREVIEW: This one is the base boxing: the Hasegawa 1/72 RF-4C Phantom II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This piece is for the Italeri kit: Quickboost 1/48 Re.2002 Correct Fuselage Spine.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An interesting but somewhat complex kit was the Special Hobby 1/72 Piaggio P.108B serie IIM

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is today.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1,100 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 14 November

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares his second go at the Hasegawa 1/48 F-22 Raptor II.

KIT PREVIEW: A super modern Russian AFV is the new Panda Hobby 1/35 Bumerang IFV Object K-17 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful upgrade piece for the Tamiya kit is Furball Aero-Design FPE-001: F-14 Late Model Tail Reinforcement Plates.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  One of their more interesting titles in the Duel series is Osprey's US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Kyle Bodily's excellent  Pegasus 1/72 Phonix D.I

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is tomorrow.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1,100 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Harry Crumpocher (and I hope I didn't botch spelling your last name, Harry) and Eric Sjoekoer for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday, 11 November - Veteran's Day in the US. Thank a veteran or send money to help his web site!

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge produces a fine model using an older kit, the Academy 1/48 Bf-109G-5.

KIT PREVIEW:  Rick Reinbott has today's preview, the AMT/ERTL 1/35 M60A1 'Blazer'.

DECAL REVIEW:  In a scale that many prefer, Furball Decals FD72-005: Top Gun Tigers & Talons.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Wingnut Wings kit: Scale Aircraft Conversions 32111:  Sopwith Pup Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The second title in this new series is a great choice: Osprey's Messerschmitt Me-264.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Bob Laskodi's very nice JMGT 1/48 Pfalz E.1.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is 15 November.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   A new jet coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda. Dragon USA has their update of coming items .

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,200 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 10 November

KIT REVIEW:  Ingemar Caisander does a very neat in-flight display using the Mark 1 Models 1/144 He-219A-7 'Uhu'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome new kit for the modern Russian army builder is the Panda Hobby 1/35 Kurganecs-25 BTR Object 693 .

DECAL REVIEW:  A great F-14 sheet for the new Tamiya kit is Furball Decals FDs 4810: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Tying in nicely with today's decal review is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48318: F-14 Tomcat Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the Special Hobby 1/48 Pfalz D.XII built during Tom Cleaver's biplane phase.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is 15 November.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming next from Specialty Press.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,200 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 8 November

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg provides today's feature article with his Special Hobby 1/72 FW-58 'Weihe'.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a real oldie that has been overshadowed several times, the AMT 1/48 F-4C/D Phantom II 'MiG Killer'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Twenty-two great markings options on Furball Decals FD48-056: Top Gun Tigers & Talons.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the recent Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48317: F2H-2 Banshee Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's olide is the Roden 1/32 Pfalz D.III  by Tom Cleaver.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Just a bit over a week to go for entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,200 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Gary Sluder, Robert Gower, and Fabio Hirai for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 7 November

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou continues our s-f build articles which his AMT/ERTL 1/1400 Enterprise C.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking kit is the Special Hobby 1/72 Mirage F.1CE/CH.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the 1/72 Tomcat builder; Furball Decals FD72-006: Bombcat Weapons Set.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the recent Bronco kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48316: P-40C Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another excellent and interesting read is Helion's Libyan Air Wars Part 2: 1985-1986.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's olide is the Eduard 1:48 Pfalz D.IIIa Profipack by M. Dan Cartagine.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Just a bit over a week to go for entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,400 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Eric Berg, Mike Wilson, and Gary Schurr for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open Updated

Friday, 4 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds his first 109 of the year using the Airfix 1/48 Bf-109E-1/3/7trop kit.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a real oldie, the Aoshima 1/700 IJN Battleship Yamashiro.

DECAL REVIEW:  For their second large scale sheet, here is Furball Decals FD32-002: Top Gun Tigers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Eduard kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72132: FW-190 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kyle Bodily did his usual sterling work on the Roden 1/72 Pfalz D.III/D.IIIa .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1500 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Scott Lyle for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 3 November

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart shares his very nicely done Roden 1/48 Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice figure set is Dragon's 1/35 Battles of Smolensk & Roslavl - 1941.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A welcome bit for the Tamiya kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-024: F-14 Spoiler and Flap Mask Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another superb addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sometimes one just wants to build a light aircraft. So it was with the neat Kiwi Resins 1/72 Percival Vega Gull .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is an update from Valiant Wings

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1500 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Phil Perkins, Donald Hardstad, and William Robinson for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday,  1 November

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle starts off November with his very nicely done Takom 1/35 Mk.I Female.

KIT PREVIEW:  I like Eduard's low budget kits like this one, the Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MFN (Weekend Edition).

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at the second sheet; Berna Decals 7277 MiG-21 African Air Forces Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice upgrade bit for the Fine Molds kit is Quickboost 1/72 Bf-109G Tropical Dust Filter.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm built a pair of planes; the Airmodel & Pavla 1/72 Culver PQ-14.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to William Cammon for setting up a monthly assistance program through paypal.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday,  31 October

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee ends our month with another fine Star Wars build, the Bandai 1/12 Sandtrooper.

KIT PREVIEW:  A great kit from the 80s, the Testors/Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II.

DECAL REVIEW:  More MiG madness on Berna Decals 7276 MiG-21 African Air Forces Part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade part for the Fine Molds kit is Quickboost 1/72 Bf-109G Exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  I always look forward to reading this series, so here is the next one, RAF-In-Combat's Squadrons #16: North American Mitchell - Dutch, French, & Poles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Alan Wanta has today's olide with the very difficult MPM 1/48 Pe-2T .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday,  28 October

KIT REVIEW:  A kit that gave your editor considerable consternation, the Minicraft 1/144 B.757.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I thought was overpriced, the Fly 1/144 DC-9-40 (Ozark).

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet with interesting options for the 1/72 builder is Berna Decals 7269 MiG-17 African Air Forces Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great model photo background and nice in its own right is Noy's Miniatures Modern Fighter Hangar.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their great photo CD series is Aero Research's World Wide Military #6.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving up a scale from the last blast, we have Dale Rannals' Monogram 1/48 PBY-5A Catalina.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is the latest from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday,  27 October

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Tom Cleaver's workbench provides us the  Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another impressive armor kit is the Dragon 1/35 King Tiger (Henschel Turret w/zimmerit).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade piece for the Eduard kit is Quickboost 1/48 FW-190D-9 Exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their fine Air Vanguard series is Osprey's Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Michaels' work is our article from the archives; the Academy 1/72 PBY-5 Catalina.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Pablo Pons Santala and Michael McDaniel for helping.

Tuesday,  25 October

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg  builds a pair of 70s kits, the Tamiya 1/48 Ki-84 Hayate.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat project armor kit is the Dragon 1/35 Bergepanzer 38(t) Hetzer mit 2 cm FlaK 38.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set for the ESCI kit is Aires 1/48 Mirage IIIE Cockpit Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An old kit that still holds up well is Peter Hobbins'  Revell 1/72 P1Y1/2 'Ginga'.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to John Green for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday,  24 October

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli  starts us of with a very nice build, the Revell 1/72 F-16BM.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their non-premium boxings is the Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MF (Weekend Edition) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice bit for the Airfix kit is Quickboost 1/72 Spitfire IX Exhaust (Fishtail).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb look at the 'other' side of the air war in Vietnam, Osprey's MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A relatively old article is Tom Cleaver's Eduard 1/48 P-400 Airacobra.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday,  21 October

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds  completes our week with an excellent conversion, the Airfix/Blackbird 1/72 Manchester B.I.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their assault gun range is the Dragon 1/35 StuG III ausf E.

DECAL REVIEW:  More great subjects on Wolfpak Decals 72-099: The Grim Reaper Cometh.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade for your Hasegawa kit is Quickboost 1/48 F-8 Crusader air scoops.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1998, a look at the CzechModel 1/48 XP-77 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday,  20 October

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg does a superb job with his S&M Models 1/72 C-46 Commando.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice limited edition boxing is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet "Low Visibility".

DECAL REVIEW:  Six great options for you on Wolfpak Decals 72-098: On Guard .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the 1/72 Airfix kit is Quickboost 1/72 Bf-109E Exhaust.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is another look at Lee Kolosna's Koster/Monogram 1/48 Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Fred Duley for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday,  18 October

KIT REVIEW:  Our resident sci-fi builder, Dan Lee, continues with his Bandai 1/72 Resistance T-70 X-Wing.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 Jaguar A/GR.1.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their Second WWII sheet has a bunch of great subjects: Wolfpak Decals 72-097: Rumble in the Jungle.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For those wanting to do an early F-16: Quickboost 1/72 F-16A/B Block 5/10 stabilizers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A surprisingly large model is the Anigrand 1/72 Republic XP-69.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Updated book information from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Michael Callinan and Peter Marshall for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday,  17 October

KIT REVIEW:  Serkan Özgen starts us off this week with this very nice Italeri 1/72 F-84E/G Thunderjet.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou looks at a bit of an oldie, the AMT/Ertl 1/6 Star Wars: Episode I STAP W/ Battle Droid.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their first all WWII sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-096: East of Eden.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Nothing improves a jet kit like a nice bang seat. Here is a peek at the Quickboost 1/72 F-16A/C Ejection Seat.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great start to a new series is Osprey's Bell X-1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back when this company was known for horrible kits, the Aoshima 1/72 P-63A Kingcobra.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to James McCrae for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday,  14 October

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit he's been wanting for a while, the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F2H-2 Banshee.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest Limited Edition release is the Hasegawa 1/72 MV-22B Osprey "VMM-265 Dragons".

DECAL REVIEW:  42 markings options are on RV Models 48-012: MiG-21MF.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This upgrade set is for the Tamiya kit, Quickboost 1/48 Ju-88G-6 FuG240 "Berlin" radar nose (short).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back before he was seduced by the dark side, Frank Spahr built the Revell AG 1/48 P-61 Black Widow.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Now available from Ampersand Publishing. Dragon USA has their update of coming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Note to reviewers: I am still backlogged so if it seems a bit slow in getting to your article, that is why.

Thursday,  13 October

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver  does an easy conversion to produce a Tamiya 1/48 Corsair IV.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their early engraved panel line kits from the 80s is the Hasegawa 1/72 Mirage F.1C.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This upgrade set is for the Tamiya kit, Quickboost 1/48 Bf-109E gun barrels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb story of a 50's CIA operation is Helion's PB Success.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another resin prototype kit, the Anigrand 1/72 Curtiss XP-60C/E.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest cool thing from Noy's Miniatures.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Bruce Hilton, Scott Tolman, Tony Rigby, and Antonio Perez for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday,  11 October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee  continues with his Star Wars subjects. Today it is the Bandai 1/12 C3PO Droid.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to 109s with a major rework from the original in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking kit of this pre-war aircraft is the Fine Molds 1/48 A5M2b "Claude".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade for the Revell kit, Quickboost 1/72 MiG-21F-13 Air Intake.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another neat book from Hawaii is Pacific Monograph's Rivetcounter 1: USS Arizona.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has the archive entry with the Hobbycraft 1/48 P-59A Airacomet.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $1900 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Corey Ransom for his generous support.

MM Sales Page is now open

Monday,  10 October

KIT REVIEW:   David Cummings  builds a delightful  Aurora 1/48 P-12E.

KIT PREVIEW:  A 2016 Limited Edition kit is the Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11E "Electronic Warfare Squadron".

DECAL REVIEW:  Four options for the Airfix or Hobby Boss kit, Caracal Models CD 48108: RCAF/RAAF Hawk.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Roden kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 14424: C-141 Starlifter Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent history of the British tank up to WWII is Osprey's British Battle Tanks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A rather challenging kit was the Anigrand 1/72 XP-58 Chain Lightning.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks for helping out.

Friday,  7 October

KIT REVIEW:   Andrew Garcia  has today's feature article with the  Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (late) .

KIT PREVIEW:  Going back a few years on the Limited Editions, here is a look at the Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane IIC "S.E.A.C." .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Great Wall Hobby kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48315: T-33A Shooting Star Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard provides today's look into the archives with the MPM 1/72 XP-56 'Black Bullet'.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming later this month from Panda.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 (which is 40%) shy of this year's goal with less than three months to go. Thanks.

Thursday, 6 October

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou  builds another large scale plane for us; this time it is the  Trumpeter 1/32 A-1H Skyraider.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their nice reboxings; the  Hasegawa 1/48 QF-86F Sabre 'Full-Size Drone'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the TanModel kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48314: RF-84F Thunderflash Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Tom Cleaver's Czech Models 1/48 XP-55 Ascender.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   News on the latest from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

Tuesday, 4 October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides another of his super s-f build, the Bandai 1/12 R2D2 Droid.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that shows up at swap meets is the Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72 F-18 .

DECAL REVIEW:  Eight options on this very nice sheet; Caracal Models CD 72023: Air National Guard F-4C/D.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter 'porcupine' exhausts.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker has our article from the past with the Airmodel 1/72 XP-54 'Swoose'.   .

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Andrew Garcia for his welcome assistance.

Monday, 3 October

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Peachment starts off this month with another of his fine scratch builds. This time it is the 1/72 RWD-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at the Pegasus Hobbies 1/32 T2 Terminator Killer Tank.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the recent GWH kit, Caracal Models CD 48119: USAF T-33A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a useful set for the Airfix kit, the Quickboost 1/48 Bf-109E Exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well done book on a little-known aspect of aviation history; Pacific Monograph's I'll Fly to Hawaii.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look from the archives at a less than great kit, the HiPM 1/48 P-51H Mustang.   .

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Brian Francis for helping out.

Friday, 30 September

KIT REVIEW:   A kit that your editor enjoyed building is the Tamiya 1/48 British 7 ton armored car Mk.IV.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit from the king of short runs, the Special Hobby 1/48 Bu-181 'Bestmann'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most usable set for the Eduard kits, Quickboost 1/48 MiG-21MF air scoops.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their superb collection of photo CDs is Aero Research's Business Turbines.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Len Roberto built the much maligned  Dragon 1/32 P-51D Mustang .

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks. 

Thursday, 29 September

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver takes us to the last day of WWII with his Special Hobby 1/48 Seafire III.

KIT PREVIEW:  Still the only one in this scale, the Testors 1/48 OV-10A Bronco.

DECAL REVIEW:  A super set for those who like their F-4s big, AOA Decals 32-016:  VF-143 Pukin' Dogs: Taproom 102.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/32 Bf-109G (early) tropical filter.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is Bob Laskodi's nicely done Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks. 

Tuesday, 27 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dale Rannals builds a neat prototype US Army vehicle, the Dragon 1/35 M6A1 Heavy Tank.

KIT PREVIEW:  The Amusing Hobbies 1/35 Object 279 is previewed by Dan Lee.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now for something totally useful for USN modelers; AOA Decals SS-002: Tailhook stripes.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something I've recently been fiddling around with is the Vallejo AFV Paint Set for UK Bronze Green.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From 2002 we have Michael Leduc's Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks. 

Monday, 26 September

KIT REVIEW:    Another sci-fi start to our week with Dan Lee's Pegasus 1/32 Hunter-Killer Aerial.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of an impressive vehicle, the Panda Hobby 1/35 9K330 TOR Air Defense System.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice set designed for the Trumpeter kit is AOA Decals 32-014: Combat Scooters (4).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another bit for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/72 F4F-3 (late) cowling .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super title for enthusiasts of the subject is Valiant Wings Publishing: Messerechmitt Me-163.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Greg Ewald added his own interpretation of the venerable Airfix 1/72 P-51D/K Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Robert Faulks for helping out. 

Friday, 23 September

KIT REVIEW:    It has been a busy few weeks for your editor, but I did mange to finish the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G 'World Starfighter' .

KIT PREVIEW:  A short run kit of as subject I particularly like is the Mikro Mir 1/48 Lavochkin La-9.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This one is for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/72 F4F-3 Wing Conversion.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent edition for those who are Hurricane fans is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 38/3.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  It was an easy conversion to make the Tamiya 1/72 F-6D Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Winners for the Frog contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Coming next from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. 

Thursday, 22 September

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does a great job with the Antares 1/72 SC-1 Seahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A highly anticipated kit is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F2H-2/2P Banshee.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful option for the Italeri kit is Quickboost 1/48 Ar-196 exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent addition to their Campaign series and a book that seems to have been in the works for a while is Osprey's River Plate 1939.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver has today's archival article, the Tamiya 1/48 P-51B Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Winners for the Frog contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal.  A big thank you to George Oh for his help.

Tuesday, 20 September

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment scratch builds another very cool historic airplane, the 1/72 1921 Fokker T.2 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a plane that must have been a maintenance nightmare in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A great kit for car enthusiasts, the Revell 1/25 1967 Camaro SS.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful set is Quickboost 1/48 Ar-196 corrected cowling.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Often considered a copy of the Tamiya kit, the ICM 1/48 P-51B Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2200 shy of this year's goal.  Thank you to Mogens Lund for helping out.

Monday, 19 September

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh builds an oldie but goodie for us, the Airfix 1/72 UH-46 Sea Knight.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting release from the late 90's is the Hasegawa 1/72 F2A-2 Buffalo w/Carrier Deck.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Xtrakit kit: Freightdog 1/72 Hunter T.7 Improvement Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A nice and often overlooked kit is the Academy 1/72 P-51B Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2200 shy of this year's goal.  Thank you.

Friday, 16 September *

KIT REVIEW:  Andrew Garcia provides our feature article with his impressive AMK 1/48 MiG-31BM/BSM.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another old and probably forgotten kit is the  WK Models 1/72 He-70F.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A rather interesting title from their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Going small, here is a look at the Sweet 1/144 P-51B Mustang from the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now closed for the Frog Contest. You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2200 shy of this year's goal.  Shervin Shambayati was good enough to help. Thank you.

Thursday, 15 September

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's feature article with the big Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher.

KIT PREVIEW:  An old favorite that many still think is the best in this scale, the Monogram 1/48 F-80 Shooting Star.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A rather interesting title from their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's FW-200 Condor Units of World War 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver has this one from a number of years back: the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51A. 

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. We are currently about $2300 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Tom Goulding for his assistance.

Tuesday, 13 September

KIT REVIEW:   George Oh combines a bit of reality with fantasy in his build of the Heller 1/72 Arado Ar-196.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice small scale kit from the late 1980s, the Ben 1/100 F-104G Starfighter .

DECAL REVIEW:  This particular sheet is for the TanModel kit: Caracal Models CD 48094: RF-84F Thunderflash.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A kit that would be shunned by most, but was an easy build: the Novo/Frog 1/72 P-51A . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest. Last day to cast your vote is Thursday.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. We are currently about $2300 shy of this year's goal.

Monday, 12 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee continues with his neat Star Wars builds with the Bandai 1/12 AT-ST.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another look at a metal car kit from my small stash, the  FDS 1/43 Ferrari 126c (turbo).

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for the Revell/Italeri kit is Caracal Models CD 48116: AH-1W Whiskey Cobra.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb read from their New Vanguard series is Osprey's BT Fast Tank 1931-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the files we have Tom Cleaver's Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47N Thunderbolt . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Kevin Krajniak for his very welcome assistance.

Friday, 9 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has, for today's feature, the Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat.

KIT PREVIEW:  A bit late previewing this, but thought you'd find it useful, the Academy 1/48 F-4B Phantom II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Five very nice markings options; Caracal Models CD 72048: F-106A part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something you may wish to consider, Kamoi 7mm Washi Tape.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the archives, the Italeri 1/72 P-47N Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday, 8 September

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster treats us to another of his great scratch built models, this time the 1/72 1911 Avro Type D Biplane.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice kit and the best in this scale, the Hasegawa 1/72 B-25J Mitchell 'Foreign Air Force' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A very colorful sheet for the big Revell kit, Caracal Models CD 72050: Thunderbirds C-54.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Meng kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72131: F-106 Delta Dart Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Dale Rannals  let his imagination take flight with the Monogram 1/48 Thunderbolt Floatplane. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, 6 September

KIT REVIEW:   Nicolai Plesberg builds a kit that has been around for quite a while, the Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 Zero.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at one that has been around a bit, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G 'World Starfighter'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Special Hobby kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72130: Mirage F.1 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver provides today's look in the archives with the  Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D 'Razorback' Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest information from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Tom Solinski for his help.

Monday, 5 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides another of his super s/f builds with the Bandai 1/12 Boba Fett.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice quarter scale military vehicle, the Tamiya 1/48 German 3 ton 4x2 Cargo Truck.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A 'must have' for anyone wishing to crew his big bomber kit, Master Details 1/32 USAAF Navigator .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This one was a great read and well researched, Helion's Libyan Air Wars Part 1: 1973-1985.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mark Gran has today's blast with the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, 2 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds a kit that has had its share of commentary, the Bronco 1/48 P-40C (Hawk 81A2) "AVG" .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice multi media kit, the Record 1/43 Ford C100.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Special Hobby kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32110: Tempest V Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb resource, Aero Research's Modeler's Guide to the Skyraider - Revised edition.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Brian Shields shares his build of the nice Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Richard Smith for his assistance.

Thursday, 1 September

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  has another go at the Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the 109 in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat quarter scale military vehicle is the Tamiya 1/48 British 7 ton armored car Mk.IV.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Zvezda kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 14423: Boeing 777 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mike McLeod did fine work on his Monogram 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Rollie Legaspi for his welcome help.

Note to reviewers: I am currently backlogged to mid/late July so if it seems a bit slow in getting to your article, that is why.

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