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Friday, 26 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  returns after a brief absence with the Fujimi 1/72 C6N1 'Myrt'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Those into modern aircraft will want to consider the Hasegawa 1/48 EA-18G Growler.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Dan Lee has today's oldie with the nice Platz 1/144 P-47D Bubbletop Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest. Last day for entries is Wed, 31 August.

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, 25 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  has today's feature article, the Hasegawa 1/48 P-400 Airacobra I.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit that can be found for not that much is the Academy 1/48 F-4D Phantom II "151 Sq/11 TFW'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This month's header photo had me looking for an F-5000 kit. Couldn't find one but did find a conversion set, the Silver City Models 1/25 Eagle F-5000 Conversion .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of my first vacuforms was the Rareplanes 1/72 P-43 Lancer. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest. Last day for entries is Wed, 31 August.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Please welcome a new advertiser, www.resin2detail.com  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

 

Tuesday, 23 August

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee returns with another of his neat sci-fi builds, the Polar Lights 1/1000 Romulan Bird of Prey.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting genre of kits, the Platz 1/12 Realistic Rifles 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very interesting read and part of their Airframe Extra series, Valiant Wings Publishing: Spanish Civil War.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: While not to the level of the Hasegawa kit, this is still a very nice one, the Mauve 1/48 P-40N Warhawk . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest. Last day for entries is Wed, 31 August.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  DMC has a sale on 1/32 kits  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Monday, 22 August

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart begins our final full week of August with his Roden 1/144 C-124C Globemaster .

MM FEATURE: Ed Maloney.  

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is the best of this subtype in this scale, the Tamiya 1/48 F-16CJ (Block 50).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  One of their new titles in their Visual History series is Ampersand's Dragon Wagon Pt. II.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's archive article with his Hasegawa 1/48 P-40N Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest. Last day for entries is Wed, 31 August.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   All 1/32 kits reduced 25% http://www.scalemodelairplanekit.com/Home.html

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Cummings for his welcome support.

Friday, 19 August

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee puts a cap on this week with his Bandai 1/12 R5D4 Astromech Droid.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice rebox with extra goodies is the Platz 1/72 He-219A-7  .

DECAL REVIEW:  Their third new sheet for the Kitty Hawk kit, Yellow Wings 32-024: OS2U Kingfisher.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A very nice upgrade set for today's preview kit, the Platz 1/72 Heinkel He-219 Detail Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  One of their new titles in their Visual History series is Ampersand's MaxxPro MRAP.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Shervin Shambayati has today's archive article with his Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N Warhawk '15,000 Anniversary'. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries 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, 18 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has his weekly input, this time the Academy 1/48 F-86F-30 Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a very nice new kit, the Horizon Models 1/72 Convair SM-65D Atlas.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another fine batch of options for the Kitty Hawk kit, Yellow Wings 32-020: OS2U Kingfisher.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  It is kind of neat to look at some of the articles from the first years. It shows how far things have progressed. Such is the case of this one from 1997, Tom Cleaver's AMT 1/48 CURTISS P-40K "WARHAWK" . 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, 16 August

KIT REVIEW:  Jefferey Simpson has today's main article with his build of the Academy 1/700  Titanic (LED edition).

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat boxing of this kit, the Platz 1/72 X-47B - Go Navy .

DECAL REVIEW:  Another fine sheet with multiple options, Wolfpak Decals 72-095: Jokers Wild .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is a useful set for the Platz/Dragon kit, the Platz 1/72 He-219 canopy mask set .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Based on the AMT kit is the AMtech 1/48 P-40F/L Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Monday, 15 August

KIT REVIEW:  Otis Goodin does a superlative job with the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Rumpler C.IV (late) .

KIT PREVIEW:  Zac Yates takes a look at a 3D printed kit, the Woomera Models 1/48 CA-11 Woomera.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great set that covers the history of one plane, Yellow Wings 48-059: SBD-2 Dauntless 2106 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice option for your Bronco Sherman link set is Bronco 1/35 Duckbills for suitable Sherman Track Links.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Nine great articles in Ampersand's Military Miniatures in Review 63.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look at Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E 'Kittyhawk'. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to James Chirm and Alec Krikava for helping out.

Friday, 12 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds another rescue kit, the Airfix 1/144 Boeing 727-100.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a nicely molded new Eagle kit, the Platz 1/72 F-15J Eagle (MSIP I/II).

DECAL REVIEW:  Seven neat options in Wolfpak Decals 72-094: Shaken and Stirred.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kinetic kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48313:  F-16 (heavy) Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting look at a famous British aircraft is Conway's The Mosquito Pocket Manual.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An out of production kit that is still relatively easy to find is the  AMtech 1/48 P-40E Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries 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. Last Donation 4 August.

Thursday, 11 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver provides today's build article with the Fly 1/32 Hurricane IIC.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat kit that is quite affordable, the Bronco 1/35 M3A1 37mm Anti-tank Gun.

DECAL REVIEW:  The first of several sets for the Kitty Hawk kit is Yellow Wings 32-006: OS2U Kingfisher 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48312:  F-16 (light) Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andrew Garcia's contribution from the archives is his ProModeler 1/48 P-40E Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is more information on the new books coming from Ampersand Publishing.     

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, 9 August

KIT REVIEW:  Ingemar Caisander presents a neat small scale model, the Mark 1 Models 1/144 He-219D-1.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at another old metal car kit, the FDS 1/43 Ferrari 312 B2.

DECAL REVIEW:  A pretty old decal sheet is Rareliners 1/144 Trans Caribbean B.727.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48311:  Boulton Paul Defiant Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andrew Garcia's contribution from the archives is his ProModeler 1/48 P-40E Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Monday, 8 August

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee fires off another week with the completion of a long term build, the Airfix 1/48 Lighting F.2/6.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their 1967 war series, the Dragon 1/35 Magach 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48310:  F-18A-D Hornet Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to their visual history books is Ampersand's Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still an excellent kit and the best around, the Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, 5 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor goes both civil and light with the ZTS/Mikro72 1/72 RWD-5.

KIT PREVIEW:  What looks to be a really superb new kit, the Bronco 1/48 P-40C (Hawk 81A2) "AVG".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32109: Roland C.II Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book I found a lot more interesting that I had initially thought, The Hurricane Pocket Manual.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Not exactly cutting edge, but still a very nicely done older kit, the Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72 P-40E Warhawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries 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, 4 August

KIT REVIEW:   In honor of USCG day, Bill Michaels builds the Glencoe 1/48 US Coast Guard Lifeboat.

KIT PREVIEW:  This may be the first limited edition rebox for this kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 E8N2 Dave 'Battleship Nagato'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32108: A6M Zero Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another superb edition for figure modelers is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 17.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the venerable Monogram 1/48 P-40B Tomahawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Ed Roache for his generous support.

Tuesday, August 2

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a very nice Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their next limited production German vehicle is the Dragon 1/35 5cm Pak 38 auf Pz.Kpfw.II (Sf) .

DECAL REVIEW:  We have more interesting options on Wolfpak Decals 72-093:  Jammin' .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of the biggest kits I've ever built is the Vintage Fighter Series 1/24 P-40B/C Tomahawk. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Ampersand Publishing announces its next books. Here is what's on the way from Valiant Wings    

Monday, August 1

KIT REVIEW:  We start off this month with Dan Lee's nicely done Moebius 1/200 Johnny Quest Dragonfly.

KIT PREVIEW:  Despite not seeing unit service for at least another year, we have a kit of America's next air refueling tanker, the Hasegawa 1/200 KC-46A Pegasus.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a great A-6E sheet, AOA Decals 48-007: The Intruder's Sandbox.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another upgrade bit for the Mirage IIIE is the PJ Production 1/48 RP 825 Fuel Tank with Pylon .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andrew Garcia built a pair using the Hasegawa 1/48 P-39 Airacobra 'Pin up Girl'. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, July 29

KIT REVIEW:   Inspired by the current MM Contest, your editor builds the Frog 1/72 Meteor F.4 .

KIT PREVIEW:   A neat little Can-Am car kit is the Marsh Models 1/43 Lola T.260 (St. Jovite 1971).

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet that was used with today's build is the Kits-World KW172102 1/72 Meteor F.4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another upgrade bit for the Mirage IIIE is the PJ Production 1/48 Matra AS 37 Martel with Pylon.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a neat addition to their photo CD's, Aero Research's Aggressors #3 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Fordham built a real oldie, the Revell 1/72 P-39 Airacobra. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday, July 28

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver feature article with his build of the Trumpeter 1/48 Sea Hornet NF.21.

KIT PREVIEW:   Richard F takes a look at a neat waterline kit, the Aoshima 1/700 DD-102 Harusame.

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb Beaufighter sheet is Aviaeology AOD48021: Coastal Command Strike Wings - Dallachy Beaufighter TF.Xs.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Designed for the Mirage IIIE, the PJ Production 1/48 AIM-9B Sidewider with Pylon.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Widely considered their first quality kit, the Eduard 1/48 P-39D Airacobra. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here are a few pages from the latest from Valiant Wings.    

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Zac Yates and Richard Hacker for their most welcome support.

Tuesday, July 26

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg builds a pair of 1/48 F4F  Wildcats.

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

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is a kit of an AFV of which I'd never heard but was built in the hundreds, the Dragon 1/35 SU-76i.

DECAL REVIEW:  This great set is for those who build big, AOA Decals 32-015: Trainers No More - Trojans at War.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to their Airframe Extra series is Valiant Wings Battle of Taranto.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An old kit in its own right, the Revell 1/72 F-4A Lightning. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Connolly for his support.

Monday, July 25

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard provides another neat vac build with the Rareplanes 1/72 A2D-1 Skyshark.

KIT PREVIEW:   A neat boxing with extras is the Riich Models 1/35 British Airborne Universal Carrier and Welbike.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another of their superb multi-subject sheets is Wolfpak Decals 72-092:  Shifting Sands .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kinetic kit, Eduard SS389: F-16D.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A most interesting addition to their 'Duel' series, Osprey's Bradley vs BMP .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Tom Cleaver's quite large Trumpeter 1/32 P-38M Lightning. 

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Otis Goodin was kind enough to help out. Won't you?

Friday, July 22

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds the nice but a bit tricky Tamiya 1/48 F-16C Block 25/32 'ANG'.

KIT PREVIEW:   In honor of MM's current reader contest, Richard F has a look at the IOM 1/72 deHavilland Sea Venom.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the big scale crowd, BarracudaCals 32230: Bf-109G-6/G-14.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

EDITORIAL: This is something you should all read.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart has today's oldie, the Hasegawa 1/48 P-38J/L.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest. The next contest in the series will be for Vigilantes, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here are the latest titles from Platz Hobby.    

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday, July 21

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the very popular Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.I.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another variation on the Panzer/StuG III, the  Dragon 1/35 StuH.42 ausf E/F .

DECAL REVIEW:  A super new sheet for the recent Tamiya kit is Aviaeology AOD32033: Coastal Command Strike Wings - The Outriders: 333 (Nor) Squadron.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Submarine fans will find a lot of good stuff in Start's U-Boot im Focus #13 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Probably the best kit of the type in this scale, the Academy 1/72 P-38J Lightning.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here are the latest titles from Ampersand.    

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Dan Lee was kind enough to help out. Won't you?

Tuesday, July 19

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr does another of his neat nautical builds with the Revell 1/142 North Sea Fishing Trawler.

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice 'US tank in other markings' kit is the Dragon 1/35 Magach 1 & 2 .

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Roden kit, AOA Decals 48-007: Trainers No More - Trojans at War .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great read and reference is Osprey's US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a more standard offering from the late Greg Ewald, the Airfix 1/72 P-38F/H Lightning.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 4 July

Monday, July 18

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster begins our week with a super conversion using the DH.4 kit to make an Airfix 1/72 DH.1.

KIT PREVIEW:   A welcome kit of this American MBT, the Dragon 1/35 M60 Patton.

DECAL REVIEW:  This set is for the 1/48 builder, BarracudaCals 48231: Bf-109G-6/G-14.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that still holds up fairly well is the Hobbycraft 1/48 P-36 Hawk.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here are some test shot photos of the coming Kitty Hawk F2H.    

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 4 July

Friday, July 15

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor finishes up the week, still using a generator for power, so you can see his Tameo 1/43 Ferrari 156/85.

KIT PREVIEW:  Richard F takes a critical look at the Cyberhobby 1/700 Type 21 Frigate.

DECAL REVIEW:  A cool Intruder sheet in all three scales is AOA Decals SS-001: Devil 501 & Devil 505

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another neat upgrade set for the Revell kit is BarracudaCast 32224: Bf-109G-2/10 Seat - With belts.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An entry from the archives and also quite an oldie on its own is the Revell 1/72 P-36C Hawk.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. More new stuff from Master Details  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday, July 14

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds the very nice  ICM 1/48 Ju-88A-5.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another interesting one-off is the Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer T-34.

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat new sheet with five great options, BarracudaCals 72227: Spitfire Mk.VIII part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This great upgrade is for any 1/32 Bf-109G, BarracudaCast 32168: Bf-109G Underwing Cannons.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's look into the archives is Drew Nix's Azur 1/72 Curtiss Hawk 75A-4.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest. Here are the results of the The Soviet Union Contest

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is what is coming from Valiant Wings  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, July 12

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker  has an interesting article for us today, Recycled 1/72 Airfix Hawker Harts and Demons.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their limited edition line, the Hasegawa 1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon "29 Squadron 100th Anniversary".

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available for the quarter scale modeler, AOA Decals 48-006: Intruders from the Sea.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A welcome upgrade for the Revell kit, BarracudaCast 32223: Bf-109G-2/10 Seat - No belts.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  John Lester has today's look in the archives with his Hobbycraft 1/48 P-35A.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest. Here are the results of the The Soviet Union Contest

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, July 11

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli  begins our week with his nicely done Revell AG 1/72 Me-262A-1a.

KIT PREVIEW:  If you are looking for a nice kit that takes up little space, locate the Provence Moulage 1/43 Audi R8 LMP.

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for fans of the type, BarracudaCals 72232: Bf-109G-6/G-14.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A rather unique item that isn't a book is French Aviation Research Work's French Camouflage Colors, 1917-18.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next book in the 'Squadrons' series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #15: Gloster Meteor F.I/F.III.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A rather nice kit that I don't see built much anymore, the Hobbycraft 1/48 P-26A .  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday, July 8

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  turns to military vehicles for today's article, the Tamiya 1/35 Steyr 1500A Kommanderwagen.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice military vehicle is the AFV Club 1/35 M35A2 2.5 ton Cargo Truck .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This one is for the Hobby Boss kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48308:  J.29 Tunnan  Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb new title for C&M fans, Model Centrum's Flying Tigers Colors.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Tom Cleaver's Classic Airframes 1/48 P-12E.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries 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, July 7

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  provides today's main feature with his build of the Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit that was released last year, the Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MF.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something that fits in with today's main article, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48309:  Meteor F.8  Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent look into all of Northrop's aircraft projects is Specialty Press' Flying Wings and Radical Things.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Fordham did really nice work on his Matchbox 1/72 P-12E.  

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the latest from Barracuda Studios. Some welcome announcements from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, July 5

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg continues with his classic kit builds. This time it is the Monogram 1/48 P-51B Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  From the leader in limited edition kits, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre™ Combo.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very popular new sheet is Caracal Models CD 72045: C-54 Skymaster Pt. 2 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Italeri kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72129: C-130 Hercules Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a look at the latest in their Aces series, Osprey's Spitfire Aces of the Channel Front 1941-43 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From several years back, here is Carmel J. Attard's Olimp 1/72 Curtiss P-2 Hawk.

MM CONTEST:  You can now submit your entries for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, July 4

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J.Attard  starts us off with another superb vacuform build, the Aeroclub 1/72 Felixstowe F2A.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another very neat new kit is the  Panda Hobby 1/35 T-15 Armata (Object 149).

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat sheet for China's most modern jet, Caracal Models CD 48106: Shenyang J-15.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their second 1/35 set is Scale Aircraft Conversions 35002: Horsa Glider Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a look at the latest in their Airframe and Miniature series, Valiant Wings Publishing: de Havilland Mosquito Pt 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Les Dorr Jr did masterful work on the rather difficult to build Arii 1/144 P-3C Orion.  

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries in the Frog  Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Wayne McKee, Alexander Murray, and David Wilson for their welcome assistance.

Friday, July 1

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  builds yet another oldie when he could have done something more modern. This time, it is the SMER 1/48 MiG-17F/Lim-6bis .

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice new jet kit for those so inclined is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 Super Etendard.

DECAL REVIEW:  The sheet used for today's kit review is Hi-Decal 48-005: MiG-17F.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set you'll need to consider for the Hasegawa kit, Aires 1/72 A-1 Skyraider wheels (USAF).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their photo CD series is Aero Research's Unlimited Racers 1997-2007.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  Thanks for all the input you have provided on this. When one rarely gets feedback on something, one simply does not know how well it is received. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that took a bit of work and takes up a lot of space is the Hasegawa 1/72 SP-2H Neptune 'Canadian AF'.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now closed for the The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their update of coming items. More new stuff from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Wayne McKee and David Wilson for their welcome assistance.

Thursday, June 30

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou  builds one of the most famous nose art planes of the Vietnam war using the Trumpeter 1/32 F-105D Thunderchief.

KIT PREVIEW:  A great looking new kit is the Panda Hobby 1/35 Marder I.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet with interesting options is Caracal Models CD 48104: Last Hinds of NATO.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another of their well done books with some great photos is Specialty Press' US Combat Aircraft: Fly-off Competitions .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard built the neat little Phoenix Models 1/72 Otto Doppeldecker.  

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming from PJ Production.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, June 28

KIT REVIEW:  Lee Kolosna  does another of his superb big builds for us, the Tamiya 1/32 F-14D Tomcat (Conversion).

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that flies under most builder's radar is the ZTS/Mikro72 1/72 RWD-5.

DECAL REVIEW:  Looking for an excuse to build your Hasegawa or Monogram Starfighter? Look no further than Caracal Models CD 48102: F-104 in Vietnam .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very interesting book in their Duel series is Osprey's British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's upgraded Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest. Last day to vote is Thursday.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, June 27

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment  starts our week with another of his wonderous early aviation scratch builds, the 1/72 1911 Vlaicu II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very well done kit for fans of the type is the Hasegawa 1/72 A-1H/J Skyraider 'Vietnam War'..

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the ESCI or recent Kinetic kit, Caracal Models CD 48097: Mirage III over Australia Pt.2 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their 'Squadrons' series is RAF in Combat's, Squadrons #14: Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIII (Southwest Pacific-British).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Our late friend Greg Ewald did is usual imaginative work on the MPC/Airfix 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday, June 24

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has a newly released kit for today and continues his string of jets with the Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their special scheme limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-4F Phantom II 'JG 74 20th Anninversary'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet used in today's build, Xtradecal X48158: Meteor F.8 pt.1.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A superb look into the history of an impressive system, Osprey's Katyusha.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Hans Zwetloot provides today's oldie with his Arii 1/72 O-2A.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Cooper's Models now has the new 1/32 SB2C. Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Master Details is offering free shipping.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday, June 23

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli shares with us his superbly done Kinetic 1/72 F-16D Block 52+.

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee provides his take on the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Salmson 2-A2.

DECAL REVIEW:  For those into BIG ships, a useful sheet is Starfighter Decals 350-53: USS Enterprise CVN-65 1982-2001.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard cut vac for the Formaplane 1/72 Hawker Nimrod MR.2.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, June 21

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart does another nice historical figure, the Verlinden 120mm Robert E. Lee.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their nice grand prix car kits, the Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW24.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most useful decal for your 1/48 Thud is Furball Decals FD48-055: F-105 Tan Canopy Framing.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro looks at a classic book, MacDonald & Jane's Wings of the Luftwaffe.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A neat little mid-wars fighter is the Azur 1/72 Hispano - Nieuport  NiD 52.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  DMC Models announces a 1/32 SB2C Helldifer. More new stuff from Kitty Hawk/Panda.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, June 20

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Young provides todays kit article, a presentation model using the Academy 1/72 PV-1 Ventura.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting boxing with extras is the Tamiya 1/48 MiG-15bis 'Clear Edition'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Where few have gone before, here is a look at Starfighter Decals 100: Class IX starship markings.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Trumpeter kit, BarracudaCast BR 24295: Bf-109G-10/K-4 Wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Our look into the archives is Tom Cleaver's Roden 1/32 Nieuport 28 .  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bill Michaels and especially Gary Sluder for helping out.

Friday, June 17

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit from his distant and somewhat sordid past, the Hasegawa 1/72 A-7A Corsair II .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their limited edition kits from 1998 is the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-6 "Italian Air Force".

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Hasegawa kit, here is a look at Furball Decals FD72-004: Air Wing All Stars - Tomcats Pt.1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the big Tamiya kit, BarracudaCast BR 32265: DH Mosquito FB.VI Ammo Feed Chutes.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kyle Bodily has today's article from the archives, the Revell 1/72 Nieuport 28C-1.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union 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. Last donation 6 June

Thursday, June 16

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds the recently retooled Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (late).

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit which doesn't look all that bad, the SMER 1/48 MiG-17F/Lim-6bis .

DECAL REVIEW:  Designed for the Tamiya kit, here is a look at Lifelike 48-049: Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Pt.9.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Eduard kits, BarracudaCast BR 48294: MiG-21 Radome Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Roger Fabrocini provides today's oldie, his Eduard 1/72 Nieuport 23.  

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  More nice resin from Master Details. A few sample pages from the latest by Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last Donation 6 June

Tuesday, June 14

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesbert  shares another classic kit build with the Monogram 1/72 A-1E Skyraider.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat addition to their 1/48 military line is the Tamiya 1/48 Horch Type 1a.

DECAL REVIEW:  This great new sheet should please P-51 fans, Lifelike 48-048: North American P-51 Mustang Pt.4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Modelsvit kit that should be most welcome, BarracudaCast BR 72287: Tu-22 Blinder Exhaust Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Candice Uhlir did fine work on a pair of  Eduard 1/48 Nieuport 17 .  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. Last day for submissions is tomorrow.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 6 June.

Monday, June 13

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard starts our week with another nice vacuform. This time the Airmodel 1/72 Piper L-18 Super Cub

KIT PREVIEW:  This reissue is of a very popular 1964 kit, the Revell/Monogram 1/48 P-40B Tigershark.

DECAL REVIEW:  Completing all the VAQ squadrons now flying this plane we have Furball Decals FD48-054: Growler Anthology Pt.2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Modelsvit kit, BarracudaCast BR 72286: Tu-22 Blinder Wheel Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   IPMS Canada members can rejoice at the release of Random Thoughts 38/2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Back when Tom Cleaver was building a lot of WWI subjects he did the Eduard 1/48 Nieuport 11.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. Updated entries. Last day for submissions is 15 June.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday, June 10

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a very nice new tool kit, the GWH 1/48 T-33 Shooting Star 'Early Version'

KIT PREVIEW:  This reissue is of a 1959 kit, the Lindberg 1/390 "Q-Ship".

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet that is useful for more than its intended subject, Furball Decals FD48-053: Bombcat Weapons Set.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Fly kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32107: Hurricane Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Allan Wanta has today's look into the archives with his Special Hobbies 1/72 N1M.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. DMC Models has a new arrival of Lukgraph kits.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday, June 9

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Venters shares his award winning Screamin 1/6 Freddy Krueger

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit of this important prewar aircraft, the Special Hobby 1/72 Letov S. 328 series I/II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great new 1/48 F-14 sheet is Furball Decals FD&S 48-09: Colors & Markings of USN Tomcats Pt.2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32106: Salmson 2-A2 Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An interesting but difficult kit was the Fonderie Miniature 1/72 Nord 1500.02 Griffon II.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, June 7

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow has today's feature with an older, but still nice kit, the Italeri 1/72 B-25C Mitchell

KIT PREVIEW:  One of the most detailed quarter scale armor kits around, the Hobby Boss 1/48 T-34/85.

DECAL REVIEW:  Quarter scale F-14 fans need to snag Furball Decals FD48-021: Air Wing All Stars - Tomcats Pt.1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48307:  Super Etendard Landing Gear  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has today's olide with the Hasegawa 1/48 N1K2-J 'Shiden-kai' .  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. Updated entries

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan is having a Summer Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, June 6

KIT REVIEW:  A great way to start the week is Stephen Foster's scratchbuilt 1/72 AGO C.II

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their Limited Edition series is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14D "VF-2 25th Anniversary".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Modelsvit kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72128: Tu-22 Blinder Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Jon Hudak  Has today's archive entry with the Hasegawa 1/72 N1K2-J Shiden Kai.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan is having a Summer Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Jarold Young for his help.

Friday, June 3

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has been on a jet kick for a bit so here is the Hasegawa 1/48 A-7E Corsair II 'Last Mission'

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice alternative to the Airfix kit, the Italeri 1/72 DC-3 "Swissair".

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Dan Lee did the big brother of yesterday's oldie, the Hasegawa 1/48 N1K1-Ja Shiden.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. I updated this Tuesday so if you sent in your entry before that and do not see it, resend.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is the latest from Master Details. Updated info on Valiant Wings next book.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday, June 2

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F presents today's offering, the Anigrand 1/144 P.1185 Supersonic Harrier

KIT PREVIEW:   From the king of limited edition kits, the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109F-4 trop 'JG27 Africa'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice and quite readable addition to their Elite series is Osprey's US Army Rangers 1989-2015 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A neat little kit is the Tamiya 1/72 N1K1-Ja Shiden.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. I updated this Tuesday so if you sent in your entry before that and do not see it, resend.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 31

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment provides another of his delightful early aviation scratchbuilds with the 1/72 1911 ASL Valkyrie.

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

KIT PREVIEW:   A pretty neat kit for those who like something different, the Hasegawa 1/72 Santa Cruz.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This is a superb history of an important Soviet bomber, Crecy's Ilyushin IL-28.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the archives we have Michael Wolf's Tamiya 1/48 Kawanishi N1K1 'Rex'.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Tom Glowacki for helping out.

Monday, May 30

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker does a number of subjects using the Airfix 1/72 Avro 504K.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their more interesting Limited Editions, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A 'VF-211 Fighting Checkmates'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another fine addition to their photo CD collection is Aero Research's USAF Collection #9.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    One of their earlier kits, the Azur 1/72 NA.57 (BT-9).  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  A great new kit coming from Horizon Models

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, May 27

KIT REVIEW:  Continuing a short streak of 'Hun' builds, your editor's Trumpeter 1/72 F-100C Super Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:   Looking for a nice fitting kit? Try the Aoshima 1/72 Ki-100-II.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A fanciful but fascinating read is Osprey's Nazi Moonbase.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    A kit that was 'fun' to build was the Hi-Tech 1/48 Dassault Mystere IVA.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union 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 David Wilson for his donation.

Thursday, May 26

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver goes big today with the Revell 1/32 FW-190F-8.

KIT PREVIEW:   Looking to put some fun into your modeling? Try the Hasegawa JAL JumboEgg.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A somewhat different fare, Breaking Cat News.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    For the dig into the archives, we have an unknown Czech resin 1/72 Myrsky II.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 13 May.

Tuesday, May 24

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou continues his modern jets builds with the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35A Lightning II (AF-1) .

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is a look at the Academy 1/48 F-4D Phantom II.

DECAL REVIEW:  For those who like Herky-birds, Caracal Models CD 72052: Blue Angels C-130.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    Michael Wolf has today's article from the archives with the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Mustang IA.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  DMC Models has gotten in the latest Lukgraph 1/32 'Stosser' resin kit.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 13 May.

Monday, May 23

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds another nice vacuform kit for us today, the Rareplanes 1/72 P-59B Airacomet.

KIT PREVIEW:   Jeffery Simpson gives us the lowdown on the Academy 1/700 Titanic MCP and LED edition.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A somewhat less well known aspect of the war in France is Osprey's Operation Totalize 1944.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    Today's olide is Scott Wirz' Airfix 1/72 Mosquito NF.XIX/J.30.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 13 May

Friday, May 20

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit he has had in his stash for a very long time, the Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21 bis .

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that is really quite large, the Hasegawa 1/72 Su-35S Flanker.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A fascinating look at some pretty interesting prototypes is in Hikoki's X-planes of Europe part 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    Today's Matchbox 1/72 Mosquito B.XVI  from the archives shows that it is not difficult to enhance even older kits.  

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming next from Dragon USA. A nice upgrade piece from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday, May 19

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds another nice late WWII fighter, the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IXe.

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting and inexpensive airliner kit is the Revell 1/144 Embraer 195 'Air Dolomiti'.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the flawed Trumpeter kit, Xtradecal X72109: F-100C Super Sabre .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    Peter L'Heureux did nice work building the Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito NF II/FB VI.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 17

KIT REVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson has today's build and its an older kit from the 50's, the Revell 1/35 UDT Boat and Team.

KIT PREVIEW:   Many do not know that Tamiya reboxes for the local market. Here is one, the Tamiya 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre.

DECAL REVIEW:  For those who like their kitties large, FCM 32020: F-14A Tomcat .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: The next new book from RAF-in-Combat is Squadrons #13: Martin Marauder Mk.I.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Speaking of oldies, here is Olivier Lacombe's Monogram Classics 1/48 Mosquito .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming next from Lukgraph. New book presales from Ampersand.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Monday, May 16

KIT REVIEW:  Another wonderous offering from Peter Burstow is the AV Models 1/72 Miles M.39B Libellula

KIT PREVIEW:    A short run kit that should resonate with some modelers is the Sword 1/72 F9F-8T/TF-9J Cougar.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new sheet for that Hasegawa kit you have in your stash, FCM 32019: F-5E Tiger II.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: Guideline's third book in the series is Armour in Theater Volume 3:  Normandy Campaign part 2: US & German Forces.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Digging through the cyberdust we find today's oldie, Pierre-André Boillat's Eduard 1/48 Morane-Saulnier Type N .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Updates and coming soon items from KittyHawk/Panda.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, May 13

KIT REVIEW:  Another rescue kit is your editor's Airfix 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak .

KIT PREVIEW:    A new kit that many of us have been long awaiting, the GWH 1/48 T-33 Shooting Star 'Early Version'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Six nice options, many of them relating to wild weasels, Wolfpak Decals 72-091:  YGBSM.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Still a fairly nice kit, the Heller 1/72 Mirage 2000C.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what is coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Earl Richmond for his welcome assistance.

Thursday, May 12

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg builds a kit most of us have done in the past, the Monogram 1/72 F8F-2 Bearcat .

KIT PREVIEW:    Here is a look at the Kinetic 1/48 AMX.

DECAL REVIEW:  A fine sheet with lots of Vietnam War options, Wolfpak Decals 72-090:  Steel Tiger.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice set for the Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72127: Shackleton Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A fine addition to their Weapon series, Osprey's The M3 'Grease Gun'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Jon Hudak's archive build today is the Hasegawa 1/72 Mirage F.1C.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 10

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou builds the recent Hasegawa 1/48 F-22 Raptor.

KIT PREVIEW:    One of their earlier efforts, the Zvezda 1/72 MiG-31.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72126: Hawk T.1 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: From their Campaign series, here is a look at Osprey's Downfall 1945.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Pablo Calcaterra did a nice Argentine Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIE.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what is new from .  is having a 50% off sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Keith Weldon for his welcome support.

Monday, May 9

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds builds the new Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8

KIT PREVIEW:    A kit that looks very nice in the box is the Xuntong Model 1/48 Tu-2T.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72125: Su-24 Fencer Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A very interesting camo and markings book with great photos and profiles is Guidelines' Camouflage & Markings Volume 2: Armor in Theater Normandy Campaign part 1: British and Canadian forces.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Moving to something a bit more modern in terms of tooling than the last past blast, the Hobby Boss 1/48 Mirage IIIC.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what is new from Barracudacast. DMC Models is having a 50% off sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, May 6

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds his first large scale plastic figure, the Moebius 1/8 Catwoman.

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

KIT PREVIEW:   Jeffery Simpson provides our look in the box for today with the Revell 1/35 UDT Boat and Team.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set for the Hobby Boss kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48306:  J.32 Lansen Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A super war birds book with huge images, Osprey's Spitfire: The Legend Lives On.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Victor Scheuerman did a superb job with the ancient Airfix 1/72 Mirage IIIC.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union 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, May 5

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver's offering for today is the nice Eduard 1/48 Spitfire XVI 'Lowback'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is a look at the somewhat pricey Hobby Boss 1/72 Jaguar E.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for a plane still in the development stage is Caracal Models CD 48105: Guizhou JL-9 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set that fixes some fit issues of the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48305:  AMX/AMX-T Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: The latest of a superb figures book is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 16.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   An easy conversion was the Matchbox/Aeroclub 1/72 Meteor FR.9.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 3

KIT REVIEW: Nicolai Plesberg continues his planes of the RDAF with the Matchbox 1/72 Meteor TT.20.

KIT PREVIEW:   If you are looking for something a bit different, I might suggest the Ebbro/Tamiya 1/24 Citrően 2CV Fourgonnette.

DECAL REVIEW:  I'm pleased to see this sheet for the Testors kit, the Caracal Models CD 48084: O-2 Skymaster.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A neat book for the armor enthusiast is Camouflage & Markings: Armor in Theater - Eastern Front Spring/Summer 1943 Vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look at Tom Cleaver's Classic Airframes 1/48 Meteor F.8.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  News from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Peter Burstow for his help.

Monday, May 2

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart starts off our month with his nicely done Verlinden 120mm WWII British Paratrooper .

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that gearheads should find interesting, the Fujimi 1/24 Porsche 911 GT3R .

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice new sheet for the Monogram kit, Caracal Models CD 48083: AC-47 'Spooky'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: Another interesting title to their Weapon series isOsprey's German Machine Guns of WWI .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Victor Scheuerman has today's archival entry, the Matchbox 1/72 Meteor T.7 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Good news from OZ Mods.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday 29 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor returns to the realms of short run kits with the RS Models 1/48 Fokker D.XXIII.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their seemingly endless limited edition boxings, the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-10 "Reich Defense".

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice new sheet for the Revell kit, Caracal Models CD 72044: Dornier Do-228.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  If you are building the Trumpeter kit, you need these; Aires 1/72 F-100D wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: Adding to their superb collection of photo CDs, Aero Research's Before AMARC.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Victor Scheuerman has today's archival entry, the Frog 1/72 Meteor F.IV.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  More neat items coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday 28 April

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver provides today's feature article with the new Sword 1/48 Lightning T.4.

KIT PREVIEW:   This is a very nice kit of a tank that did not quite meet expectations, the Dragon 1/35 M60A2 'Starship'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new sheet for the Italeri/Dragon kit is AOA Decals 35-001: OH-6A Cayuse in the Vietnam War.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A great book for those into prototypes and project aircraft, Crecy Publishing's American Secret Projects 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   An old kit that still makes a fairly nice build is the Frog 1/72 Martin Maryland.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Robert Sanges for his generous assistance.

Tuesday 26 April

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard has today's feature article with his Heller 1/72 Mirage F.1 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson takes a new look at an older offering in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:   Since I already previewed the C model, here is a look at the Trumpeter 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre.

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for the 1/48 Skyhawk fan, AOA Decals 48-004: Skyhawk Airframe Stencils.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver's Tamiya 1/48 Martlet III is the subject of today's oldie.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  More neat news from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Monday 25 April

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle goes back in time to do the  Aurora 'Sail Back Reptile' (Dimetrodon).

KIT PREVIEW:   Another variation on the theme is the Bronco 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV P.178 Nachtjäger  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A fascinating read is Osprey's SR-71 Blackbird .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard has today's oldie with his Pavla 1/72 Miles Martinet TT I.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Minicraft.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday 22 April

KIT REVIEW:  Another kit rescued from oblivion, your editor's Italeri 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:   This one will have many purring with pleasure, Moebius 1/8 Catwoman.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A fine addition to their Duel series, Osprey's F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 'Frank'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Typical of many older kits, this one is still nice, the Heller 1/72 CM-170 Magister.

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday 21 April

KIT REVIEW:  Bill Michaels builds something totally unexpected; the Victoria Miniatures 28mm Spanish Inquisition Figure Set.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another interesting WWII kit is the Riich 1/35 Hf.11 German Field Kitchen.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From a few years back, here is a look at the Noix Models 1/48 Macchi M.39.

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Phil Goldsby for helping out.

Tuesday 19 April

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg gives us today's feature article with the AZ Model 1/48 Firefly TT.1.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit from 2009, the Trumpeter 1/72 F-100C Super Sabre.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: An excellent reference and very nice read is the new Valiant Wings Publishing: Arado Ar-234 'Blitz'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has today's look into the archives with his Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.205V 'Veltro'.

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Monday 18 April

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment provides another of his delightful scratch builds with the 1/72 HL-2 "Haroldek".

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting late war subject is the Dragon 1/35 8.8 cm FlaK36 auf Panzer IV ausf H.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: The latest in the New Vanguard series is Osprey's British Guided Missile Destroyers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Still a pretty nice kit, the Supermodel 1/72 Macchi C.205 'Veltro' .

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks and Christian Compagnion for helping out.

Friday 15 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds the very nice Hobby Boss 1/48 J.29F 'Tunnan'.

KIT PREVIEW:   It seems as if the redo got things right; the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (late).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Trumpeter kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48304:  Su-24 Fencer Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Regnery History's The Bridgebusters: The true story of the 'Catch-22' bomb wing is by our own Tom Cleaver and a superb read. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Bob Laskodi has today's oldie with Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest. Voting closes today.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday 14 April

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg adds to his RDAF builds with the  Xtrakit 1/72 Meteor NF.Mk.11.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here's a look at the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire XVI.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Gas Patch kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48303:  Salmson 2A2 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: John Hudak did very nice work on his Hasegawa 1/72 Macchi C.202.

MM CONTEST:  Tomorrow is the last day to vote for the Sea King Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Fabio Hirai and John Nambu for helping out.

Tuesday 12 April

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler subdues the difficult RS Models 1/72 P-38H Lightning .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson presents another nice Emil in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:   A welcome early panzer kit is the Bronco 1/35 Panzer III ausf A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Skunk Model Works kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48302:  F-16XL Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Staying with Macchis for a while, here is Tom Cleaver's Pacific Coast 1/48 Macchi C.200 Saeta .

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest. Voting closes Friday.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's coming from Specialty Press.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Mike Kleber for his welcome assistance.

Monday 11 April

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds begins our week with his build of the new Airfix 1/48 Defiant I.

KIT PREVIEW:   A welcome reissue is the Fujimi 1/72 J1N1-R 'Gekko'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another fine sheet is Iliad Design 72016: Berlin Airlift C-47s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72124: He-111 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: This is one that qualifies as an oldie in its own right, the Revell 1/72 Macchi MC.200.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's coming from Specialty Press.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Ian McLean for his kind assistance.

Friday 8 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has today's feature, the very pleasant to build Trumpeter 1/48 Spiteful F.14.

KIT PREVIEW:   Richard F has today's preview, the PM 1/72 C-45 Expeditor.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the recent Revell kit is Iliad Design 48030: Stearman PT-17.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Kitty Hawk kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 32105: T-28 Trojan Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of those infamous French short run kits is the Fonderie Miniature (F.M.) 1/48 MS 472 Vanneau.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King 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 David Womby for his kind assistance.

Thursday 7 April

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow has today's feature article with a nicely done Fujimi 1/72 F1M2 'Pete'.

KIT PREVIEW:   A superbly crafted kit is the Tamiya 1/48 F-16C Block 25/32 'ANG'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is another of their great theme sheets, Starfighter Decals USAAF/USMC at Midway-June 42 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32104: AEG G.IV Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Nathan Stevens' build of the Hasegawa 1/72 MS.406 "Finnish AF" is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is news from Scale Aircraft Conversions about an error with two of their sets.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Lee Kolosna for his generous assistance

Tuesday 5 April

KIT REVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson presents another interesting build, the Meng 1/35 EOD team and robots.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit I'm currently building is the Hobby Boss 1/48 J.29F 'Tunnan'.

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet provides Sea King markings for four Apollo missions; Old 66 Decals/Starfighter Decals AD7201B: Old 66.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver provides our archival article with the Battleaxe 1/48 MS.225.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 28 March.

Monday 4 April

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment begins another week with one of his superb scratch builds, the 1/72 1911 Gakkel V.

KIT PREVIEW:   A very nicely done kit is the Ebbro 1/20 Lotus 49.

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet is for the Valom kit, Caracal Models CD 72047: RF-101C.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The best reference I've ever read on the subject is Ampersand's US Half Tracks part 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's look back is the Zvezda 1/72 MiG 1.44.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday 1 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor does a two-fer for today. No foolin'. The Platz 1/144 F-82F/G Twin Mustang . *

MM COLUMN:  For the few of you who like trains, here is the next installment of Silver Rails

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice looking though tad pricey kit is the new Hobby Boss 1/72 Jaguar A.*

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at a new sheet for the Meng kit, Caracal Models CD 72043: F-106A Part 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's look back is the ICM 1/72 MiG-29 Fulcrum C (9-13).

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is an update from Valiant Wings. DMC has the Lukegraph 1/32 F7C in stock.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday 31 March

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg continues his Danish Meteor builds with the Airfix/MPM 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8.

KIT PREVIEW:  Frank Reynolds provides a look at the new Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8 .

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb offering for the Italeri kit, Caracal Models CD 72024: B-58 Hustler.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next CD release is a great one for airliner fans, Aero Research's The First Jumbos.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mike Rybak has today's blast with his Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-25 'Foxbat'.

MM CONTEST:  Entries closed for the Sea King Contest. Voting starts tomorrow.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is an update from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday 29 March

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou has today's feature article with the  Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35A Lightning II.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson presents another nice Sabre in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A very neat car kit is the  Fujimi 1/20 Brabham BT-46B.

DECAL REVIEW:  For their first 1/144 sheet, here is Caracal Models CD 144001: KC-135R Stratotanker.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Fred Krause provides today's archive article with the ESCI 1/48 MiG-23MF 'Flogger'.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is Tomorrow.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   More images from the GWH 1/48 T-33. Additional info on upcoming kits from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 28 March

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart really seems to be into doing historical figures. His next is the Tamiya 1/16 Luftwaffe Pilot 'Adolf Galland' .

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares with us his impression of the rather large Trumpeter 1/35 Mil Mi-24V Hind-E.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great addition to their Allied Wings series is RAF-In-Combat's Allied Wings #19: Canberra B(I).8.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Serkan Özgen has today's look into the archives with his Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21 MF 'Jay Fighter'.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Richard Smith for his assistance.

Friday 25 March

KIT REVIEW:  Sometimes things go as planned. Other times they don't. Here is your editor's Azur/FRROM 1/72 Ikarus IK-2 "VVKJ".

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a kit with more decal options that you can shake a stick at, the RV Aircraft 1/72 MiG-21 MF .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Squadrons! series is this most informative edition, Squadrons #12: Spitfire XVI (British units).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sort of tying in with today's preview here is a look at the Fujimi 1/72 Mig-21bis 'Black Lynx' from the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.  Here is the latest in what is coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Gondek, boy's toys, and George Oh for their welcome assistance.

Thursday 24 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  has today's feature article with his Roden 1/48 He-51B-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  By no means a new kit, but one that is still nice, the Tameo 1/43 Ferrari 156/85.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Dan Lee has today's look into the archives with his Academy 1/48 MiG-21 PFM.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Here is what is new from Ampersand Publishing.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Tuesday 22 March

KIT REVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson shares his build of the Italeri Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns with another nice Belgian WWI offering in Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that I'm looking forward to building is the Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari 330 P4.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A most welcome arrival in the mails is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 38/1. This is a rather special edition.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look back at Kevin Thompson's Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21PF 'Phantom Killer'.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   An update from Valiant Wings. Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Monday 21 March

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard helps to start off Spring in the northern hemisphere with his build of the KP 1/72 Letov S.328.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit to use for your 1/144 IJNAF collection is the Sweet 1/144 Japanese Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A series that I find quite interesting and with great photos is Ampersand's Allied-Axis #33.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has the archival entry today, the HobbyBoss 1/48 MiG-17F.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  DMC Models has added the Deco Art line. Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Friday 18 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds one of their earlier short run kits, the Pavla 1/72 BT-13 Valiant.

KIT PREVIEW:  For their third boxing, the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Breguet 1050 Alizé 1G 'India'.

DECAL REVIEW:  How about 50 markings options? Begemont 72046: MiG-31 part 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to their visual history series and now in hardback, Ampersand's German Panzer I.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Kevin Thompson shared his build of the DML 1/72 Jian Ji-5 (MiG-17F).

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. less than two weeks to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Dragon USAHobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Coming soon from Kitty Hawk/Panda .

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday 17 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  provides today's feature article, the Eduard 1/72 FW-190A-8 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another boxing of a superb kit is the Sweet 1/144 A5M4 'Chitose Flying Group'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb offering that I'll call a decal set but you could also call it a book is MMP Books Camouflage & Decals #4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A minor conversion bit that is quite useful is the Medallion Models MM-100-3: P-47 Fin Fillet.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their Warrior series is Osprey's US Army Green Berets in Afghanistan 2001/2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice small scale kit is the Attack Hobbies 1/144 MiG-17F.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Coming soon from GWH.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday 15 March

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg  adds to his Gloster collection with the Xtrakit 1/72 Meteor T.7.

KIT PREVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson takes a look at the Italeri Leonardo da Vinci Ornithopter.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful decal set for those building the AFV Club kit are Furball Decals FD 48051: F-5E/F Canopy Frame Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  To use prior to the above, Furball Aero-Design FMS-022: F-5E/F Canopy and Wheel Hub Mask Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   For today's oldie, we have Kevin Thompson's  Hobbycraft 1/32 MiG-15bis.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Here is info on new kits from Arma Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 14 March

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  starts us off this week with his build of the new Airfix 1/72 R.A.F. Be.2c .

KIT PREVIEW:  One more from the masters of the limited edition kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-100-I koh '5th Flight Regiment'.

DECAL REVIEW:  There can never be enough F-4 sheets and so we add in Speed Hunter Graphics 48011: USAF Gunfighter Phantoms.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Those who just want the flaps from the previously reviewed set can get those. Medallion Models MM-100-2 F6F-3/5 Hellcat flap set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in this interesting and eye-opening series is Harpia Publishing's Arab MiGs Volume 6.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Rodrigo Santos de Oliveira built a very colorful Tamiya 1/48 Mig-15bis.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday 11 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  dabbles in small scale armor again with the very nice Tamiya 1/48 BA-64B Armored Car.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another great boxing of this interesting subject is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Breguet 1050 Alizé ALM.

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is something very useful for 1/48 Tomcat builders;   Furball Decals FD 48050: F-14 Walkway Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great set for an older kit is Medallion Models MM-11: F6F-3 Hellcat upgrade set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their Aces series is Osprey's J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-kai  Aces.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Les Dorr Jr. has today's oldie with what was, for the longest time, the most accurate kit of this plane, the KP 1/72 Mig-15.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at what is on the way from Dragon USA.  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday 10 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver   has a nice 'yellow wings' build with the Arma Hobby 1/48 F2F-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice kit from this series is the Zvezda 1/72 Ju-87B-2.

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet has eleven options for special markings F-16s; Speed Hunter Graphics 48013: Heritage Vipers .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another very nicely done set is DN Models 32/827-006 Bf-109K-4 Markings and Canopy Mask.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Andrew Desautels built the unusual  Skarabei 1/72 MiG-9 UTI.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Mark Joyce for his assistance.

Tuesday 8 March

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart   has another nice figure for us today, the Verlinden 120mm General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat little kit for the 1/48 military line is the Tamiya 1/48 BA-64B Armored Car .

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet with lots of options for the A-10 builder is Speed Hunter Graphics 48012: Hogs in Reserve.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Kinetic kit; Furball Aero-Design FMS-023: MiG-31 Canopy and Wheel Hub Mask Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit I thought was very nice, the Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-3 (early).

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 7 March

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment starts us off with another of his superb scratch-builds, the 1/72 Messerschmitt M.33.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the new Azur/FRROM 1/72 Breguet 1050 Alizé 1G "France".

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for the F-18E/F is Furball Decals FD 48049: Air Wing All Stars - Super Hornet part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Just the ticket for the AFV modeler, DN Models 35/827-032 Chinese ZTZ 99 MBT Camouflage Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another of their neat Luft '46 kits was the Huma 1/72 Messerschmitt P.1106.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to George Ruskoff for his generous assistance.

Friday 4 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor finishes up the week with the Matchbox 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the new Meng 1/72 F-106A Delta Dart.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a great sheet for this aircraft, Furball Decals FD 48048: Growler Anthology.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal gear set is for the quite large Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48301:  Su-33 Flanker Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Valentine Infantry Tank 1938-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ray Snazel has today's look back with his Revell 1/48 Me-410B-2/U4.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at what is on the way from  Dragon USA.  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Henry Blecha for his welcome assistance.

Thursday 3 March

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Nicolai Plesberg presents his build of the Revell/MPM 1/72 Meteor F.4.

KIT PREVIEW:  A pair of kits that fit the brand name, the Sweet 1/144 A5M4 'Soryu air wing'.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/48 F-14 fan, here is Furball Decals FDs 4808: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal gear set is for the recent Zvezda kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48300:  Petlyakov Pe-2 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1997, here is the Fine Molds 1/72 Me-410A-1.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at what is new at Masterpiece Models.  

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, 1 March

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr  performs his usual magic to bring us the Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Eskimo.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of this Soviet jet trainer is the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15UTI.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available for the 1/72 builder, Furball Decals FD 72003: LoViz Devil Dog Scooters .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal gear set is for the Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32103: Gotha G.IV Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their Airframe Detail series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Supermarine Swift.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dale Rannals has today's look back with his Czech Model 1/48 Me-309.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest. One month to go for entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, 29 February

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart  begins our week with his Verlinden 120mm Napoleon 'Field Commander'.

KIT PREVIEW:  When I saw that this was going to be released, I had to order it, the Platz 1/144 F-82F/G Twin Mustang.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice little sheet is LF Models C7287 Latin American Vibrators pt IV .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their line of superb photo CDs is Aero Research's F-15 Eagle.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the archives is the Huma 1/72 Ju-248/Me-263  .

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday, 26 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  gets small with the Eduard 1/144 Spitfire IXe.

KIT PREVIEW:  More smaller scale stuff with the  Eduard 1/144 MiG-15 bis.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set of wheels for the Navy SLUF, Royale Resin 1/48 A-7E Wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ray Snazel has our look into the archives today with the Dragon 1/48 Me-262B-1/U-1.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the revised link to DMC Models. Here is what is coming from Dragon USA

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bruno Muller for assisting to reach this year's goal.

Thursday, 25 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds the recently released Airfix 1/72 Whitley V.

KIT PREVIEW:  RIchard F provides his impressions of the PM 1/72 Yak-15.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that I found fascinating is Ampersand's Gun Trucks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Probably the best kit of this plane in this scale, the Tamiya 1/48 Me-262A.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday, 23 February

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg  does a superb conversion to his Revell/Frog 1/72 Shackleton MR.3.

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

KIT PREVIEW:   If you like working in Lilliputian scale, consider the Eduard 1/144 Spitfire IXe.

DECAL REVIEW: Andrew Garcia takes a look at a neat sheet, Wingman Models WMKD 48007 MiG-21F-13 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart built a model that, despite its age, is still very popular, the Monogram 1/48 Me-262A-1a.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday, 22 February

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle  does a superlative job with his Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought (1907).

KIT PREVIEW:  Les Dorr Jr tells us about a very nice kit, Space Helmet Models 1/12 Apollo 1 Crew.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most welcome set, at least for me, is the Hasegawa 1/48 Type 95 Seaplane etched set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Continuing their epic works on USN aircraft, RAF-in-Combat's USN Aircraft 1922 to 1962 Volume 4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joe Youngerman provides today's look into the archives with his Revell AG 1/72 Me-262B-1a/U1 .

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the latest news from Attack Squadron/Arma Hobby

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Rex in TN for helping out.

Friday 19 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds what is one of their nicest new kits, the Airfix 1/72 Ju-87B-1 Stuka.

KIT PREVIEW:  From their Limited Edition line, here is a look at the  Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-4 'Hartmann'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another oldie from the files is the High Planes 1/72 Me-262v1.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Mark Igglesden for helping out.

Thursday 18 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver performs a nice conversion to make the ICM 1/48 UC-45J Expeditor.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a nice kit of a current PLA tank, the Panda 1/35 PLA ZTZ-99A MTB.

DECAL REVIEW: An older sheet with a lot of options is Print Scale 72014: Ju-87 Stuka.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of MM's earliest articles, the Huma 1/72 Me-209 v1 .

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   DMC Models is coming back on-line.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to William Gardelle for helping out.

Tuesday 16 February

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds goes really big with his Tamiya 1/12 Lotus 49B.

KIT PREVIEW:   Rick Reinbott shares his views on the DML 1/35 JS-2m UZM Production Chinese Volunteer Heavy Tank.

DECAL REVIEW: For those who like to do more than one option from a sheet, AOA Decals 32-012: Skyhawk Airframe Stencils.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their second expanded visual history book is Ampersand's 251 Half-track.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie, the Revell AG 1/48 Me-163B 'Komet' .

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Dave Roberts for helping out.

Monday 15 February

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment starts our week with another of his superlative builds, the 1/72 Lloyd 40.08 Triplane.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is something a bit different from the norm, Atlantis Models;  Sighting over Monument Valley (glow).

DECAL REVIEW:  Nine more great options for the big scale builder in AOA Decals 32-011: Combat Scooters (2).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More neat stories and great photos for the Luftwaffe fan in Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #25.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives comes Caz Dalton's Academy 1/72 Me-163.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is what is new from OZ Mods.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 4 February,

Friday 12 February

KIT REVIEW:  It may seem like a bit of déjà vu; your editor's Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa '48th Flight Regiment'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Gotta love the many plastic colors of the Matchbox 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter.

DECAL REVIEW:  For those who like their small planes big, AOA Decals 32-010: Combat Scooters (1).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to their visual history series, Ampersand's Consolidated B-36.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Martin Pohl has our look back with his Heller 1/72 MD.450 'Ouragan'.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 4 February.

Thursday 11 February

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Tom Cleaver builds the very nice Zvezda 1/48 Pe-2.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that has been much anticipated by this writer, the Kitty Hawk 1/32 T-28B/D Trojan.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Blame me for being tardy with this, but finally, here is Andrew Garcia's look at the Maestro Models Saab Sk37 Viggen conversion set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  To start off their expanded visual history books, Ampersand's USS California (BB44).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A fairly nice kit from the archives is the Supermodel 1/72 MB.339A.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday 9 February

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart  does a great job with his Verlinden 120mm Ulysses S. Grant.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson presents another nice Starfighter in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:   Another of their neat UFO kits is the  Atlantis Models; Earth vs the Flying Saucers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Z-M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48299: Horton Ho-229 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's pick from the archives is Robert Myers' KP/KoPro Bloch MB.200.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest. The winner for the 21st Century contest has been announced.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 8 February

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  provides a two-fer for us, the Frog 1/72 Westland Wallace/Wapiti.

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee has a look at the Skunkworks 1/48 F-16XL .

DECAL REVIEW:  Seven nice options for foreign F-16s in the Caracal Models CD 48085: F-16 Vipers Against Terror.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Pilot Replicas kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48298: J.29F Tunnan Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great book for the modeler and enthusiast alike, Ampersand's M48 Patton.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From way back when, here is Tom Cleaver's Classic Airframes 1/48 MB.152.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest. The winner for the 21st Century contest has been announced.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday 5 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  cruises off into the weekend with his Tamiya 1/48 1942 Ford.

MM FEATURE:   Here is a short update to Silver Rails.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a nice addition to their growing prototype collection, the Dragon 1/35 Panther ausf D v2.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a nice sheet with 18 options, Caracal Models CD 48007: Turkish AF F-16C/D part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new AMK kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48297: MiG-31 Foxhound Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A somewhat difficult kit was the Silver Cloud 1/48 Martin Baker MB.5.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday 4 February

KIT REVIEW:  Dale Rannals  goes nautical with his Dragon 1/700 German Destroyer Z-39 .   

KIT PREVIEW:  A UFO buzzing around the corporate HQ turns out to be the Atlantis Models;  Sighting over Monument Valley.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48296: Su-11 Fishpot Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the archives, something you'll only find from the short run crowd, the Anigrand 1/144 Myasischehev M-50 'Bounder'.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is a note from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Richard Tremblay for helping out.

Tuesday 2 February

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  builds the rather nice Hobby Boss 1/72 F-84E Thunderjet in today's main article.   

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many Limited Edition releases is the Hasegawa 1/48 A-7E Corsair II 'Last Mission'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Airfix kit, BarracudaCast BR 72275: Shackleton MR.2 Exhaust (early) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a look at Harpia Publishing's African MiGs, Vol 2 which is just as good if not better than the first volume.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver's  build of the Gavia 1/48 Lysander III is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST: You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 1 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard  provides another nice vacuform build, the Rareplanes 1/72 Beechcraft UC-12B.   

KIT PREVIEW:  One might well consider this to be more of a diorama accessory, the Bronco 1/35 Horsa Glider Wings and Tail Unit.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Miniwing, Shelf Oddity SO 214414: 1/144 Attacker FB.2 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Richard F has today's look into the archives with his Airfix 1/72 Navy Lynx Mk 8

MM CONTEST: Voting is closed for the 21st Century Contest. You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Dale Rannals and Art Murray for their assistance.

Friday 29 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  often just grabs something from the shelves on a whim and such was the case with the Italeri 1/72 Ju-87D-5

KIT PREVIEW:  Another variation on the theme is the Bronco 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV P.178 Torpedo Jet Bomber w/LTF5b.

DECAL REVIEW:  Need markings for your Revell kit? How about Caracal Models CD 48092: B-1B Lancer.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Italeri kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32102: Mirage IIIC Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next edition of their great photo CDs is Aero Research's F-18 Hornet part 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back at Otis Goodin's Blue Max LVG C.VI .

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest. Saturday is the last day to vote.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming soon from Ampersand. Here is Dragon USA's weekly update.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Next update is unknown as I have run out of feature articles.

Thursday 28 January

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster  presents another of his neat WWI kitbashes with the 1/72 RAF FE 2b.  

KIT PREVIEW:  It's about time this variant was kitted, the Airfix 1/72 Ju-87B-1 Stuka.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the Trumpeter 1/35 kit is Caracal Models CD 32018: HH/MH-65 Dolphin.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A welcome upgrade for the Airfix and Revell kits, BarracudaCast BR 72274: Shackleton MR.2/AEW.2 Wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of the more interesting looking French WWII planes, the Azur 1/48 Loire-Nieuport 411.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Tuesday 26 January

KIT REVIEW:  John Cheyney does his second article for us. This time the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-80C Shooting Star .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson provides a square wing 109 in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done and very detailed kit is the Bronco 1/35 Horch Kfz.15 Radio Car.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This neat set is for the Great Wall Hobby kit, Shelf Oddity SO 214412: 1/144 Victor B.2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From a decade or so back, Carmel J. Attard's  1997, Airmodel 1/72 Lodestar.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming soon from Great Wall Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Daniel Hackett for his assistance

Monday 25 January

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment produces another neat interwar airliner for us, the Azur 1/72 Farman NC 223.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their more unusual offerings, the Bronco 1/35 Morserzugmittel 35(t).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48295: XF5U-1 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From 1997, here is the Revell 1/48 Lippisch P13a.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bruce Hilton for helping out.

Friday 22 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor steps into the grey side with the very nice Tamiya 1/48 JS-2 model 1944.

KIT PREVIEW:  A superb new kit for the real space modeler, Horizon Models 1/72 Mercury-Atlas.

DECAL REVIEW:  An interesting but small offering is Kora Decals 7254: Ju-87D-5.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This instrument panel is perfect for the Airfix kit,Yahu Models YMA 7268: P-40B/C Tomahawk.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From Mr. Black Publications comes their latest, Scale Model Handbook: WWII Special.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has today's look back with his 1/72 Avro Lincoln Mk II .

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   More new items coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda. This is the weekly update from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday 21 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's article with recently released Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a nicely engineered kit that is probably out of most people's comfort areas, the  Huntly's Paper Warplanes Se.5.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Kinetic kit, BarracudaCast BR 48279: Grumman Tracker early mainwheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sebastien Privat has today's look back with his Airfix/Aeroclub 1/48 Lightning T.5.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest. The next contest in the series will be another OOB contest, Frog.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Stacey Brogden for his welcome support.

Tuesday 19 January

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker has today's article with his Hobby Boss 1/72 A5M2 "Claude".

KIT PREVIEW:  A well done kit for the 1/48 AFV fan is the Tamiya 1/48 JS-2 model 1944.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A well done set for the Sweet kit is Shelf Oddity SO 214410: 1/144 FM-2 Wildcat.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's article from the archives is Drew Nix's Airfix 1/48 E.E. Lightning F.2.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 18 January

KIT REVIEW:  The week starts with Stephen Venter's superbly build 1/6 Oerlikon 20mm A-A Gun.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nicely detailed AFV kit is the Dragon 1/35 Tiger I "Tunisian Initial".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the new Airfix 1/72 kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72123: F4F Wildcat Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Martin Pohl has today's item from the archives with his Mach 2 1/72 Leduc 021.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Friday 15 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  builds a kit that has been in his stash for quite a while, the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice subject either alone or in a diorama is the Masterbox 1/35 French Solider WWII Era.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice upgrade set is for the Eduard 1/48 kit, BarracudaCast BR 48197: Spitfire XVI Cockpit Upgrade Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Keeping with a big Avro, here is a look back at Mark Mallinson's Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster B.III.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Today is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Valiant Wings. More upcoming items from Dragon USA.

COMING EVENT:  http://heritagecon.ca/index.html

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Thursday 14 January

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli  did a very nice job building and improving the Revell 1/72 MiG-21F-13.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting and rather unusual kit is the Riich 1/35 If.5 Maschinengewehrwagen 36.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Airfix kit, here is a look at Yahu Models YMA 7259: Beaufighter Mk.X.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Vic Scheuerman's Matchbox 1/72 Lancaster.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Tomorrow is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest in what's coming from DragonModelsUSA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Markus Torma for his support.

Tuesday 12 January

KIT REVIEW:  John Cheyney  has today's feature article, the Renwal 1/32 M47 Patton Tank.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a kit I am very pleased to see released, the Kinetic 1/48 AMX-T/A-1B.

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat option for the Eduard kit, Shelf Oddity SO 314411 1/144 Spitfire LF.9c.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for a kit about which I know very little, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72122: F-4 Phantom II Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the review archives, here is Blair Stewart's Lindberg 1/32 Laird-Turner Meteor Air Racer.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks

Monday 11 January

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  begins this week with his AMC 1/72 Curtiss XP-40Q-2 Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit of an interesting late war vehicle, the Bronco 1/35 SWS 60cm Infrared Searchlight Carrier "Uhu".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Special Hobby kit, BarracudaCast BR 48261: AF-2S/W Guardian Mainwheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Part of a four kit set, the Anigrand 1/144 Lavochkin La-250.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Scott Tolman and Brendan McGovern for helping out.

Friday 8 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  has a go at the new Kitty Hawk 1/48 XF5U-1 "Flying Flapjack".

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee gives us his take on the Italeri 1/72 RAH-66 Comanche .

DECAL REVIEW:  More great decal options for the 72nd modeler are on  Wolfpak Decals 72-089: Checkmates.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A super detail set for the Eduard kit isYahu Models YMA 7253: Fiat G.50 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From way back, here is a look at Mark Fordham's Siga 1/72 Lavochkin LA-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Neat stuff coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Shank for helping out.

Thursday 7 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds a pair this time around, the Airfix 1/72 Blenheim I/IV.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a very nice kit of a relatively unknown variation, the Bronco 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen II (FI) w trailer.

DECAL REVIEW:  A half dozen super markings options are on Wolfpak Decals 72-088: The Drop of a Hat .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A super detail set for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48195: Spitfire VIII Cockpit Upgrade Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice build with minimal fuss was the Eduard 1/48 Lavochkin La-7.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Mike Wilson for helping to getting us undeway.

Tuesday 5 January

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart  did a fine job on his Verlinden 120mm US Marine - Pacific.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their fine limited edition kits, the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa '48th Flight Regiment' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A special sheet that goes quite quickly is Wolfpak Decals 12-15 Thank You .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great instrument panel is the Yahu Models YMA 7252: P-51D (early).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie, the Zvezda 1/48 La-5FN.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to John Hernandez for helping out.

Monday 4 January

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr  gets the new week going with his superbly done Heller 1/200 Smit Rotterdam .

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee has a look at the Bandai 1/12 Boba Fett Bounty Hunter.

DECAL REVIEW:  Six very nice markings options on this one, Wolfpak Decals 72-087: The Devil Made Me Do It.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is a superbly done pilot for RAF fans, BarracudaCast BR 48270: RAF pilot Mid/Late War

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A decade back Jon Hudak built the Zvezda 1/72 La-5.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to John McElwain, Wolfgang Hoelzle, Anonymous, and Eric Bergh for getting us underway.

Friday 1 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your Editor  starts off the new year with an old kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 T-33A Shooting Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their growing line of flak vehicles, Dragon 1/35 German 3t 4x2 Cargo Truck w/2cm Flak 38 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice instrument panel is the Yahu Models YMA 7248: Spitfire Mk I.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo CD is a special edition, Aero Research's Stearman.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A few years back, Pierre-Andre Boillat built the South Front 1/48 LaGG-3 (series 3/4) .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Panda Hobby announces the T-15 tank due early in the year. David Cooper is getting in a limited number of the Aerotech 1/32 DH.88 Comet. Contact him for more info.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is still underway. Please help keep MM funded.

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