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Sorry folks, no Thursday update. I just got swamped with outside issues and won't be able to have it ready. Friday for sure.

Tuesday 18 September

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg does another nice two-fer with his Special Hobby 1/72 SAAB A-21R & A-21A.

KIT PREVIEW:   Want a speedy build? Consider something like the AMT 1/32 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is perfect for your Airfix kit; Euro Decals 72115: Blenheim I/IF.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Fans of large color profiles will like Stratus' Spotlight On Junkers Ju-88A.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's article from the past with his Trumpeter 1/144 USS Gato (1944).   

MM CONTEST:   Today is the last day for voting on It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Next update depends on getting in some articles. 

Monday 17 September

KIT REVIEW:   Joel Hamm does a great job on what is a difficult kit, the Azur 1/72 Vultee V-11.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   Drew Pratt tells us about the Mikro-Mir 1/35 CSS Hunley

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great Tomcat sheet for the 1/48 builder is Furball Decals FDS 4813: F-14 Tomcat Part V.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Well worth the wait is Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #27.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Bill Michaels has for us his excellent Revell Clipper Ship Flying Cloud.   

MM CONTEST:   Tomorrow is the last day for voting on It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Friday 14 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has actually finished a kit. It is the Academy 1/72 F-18E Super Hornet 'VFA-143 Pukin Dogs'.*

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice kit for the Star Wars fan is the BanDai 1/72 Tie Striker

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome new sheet for the new Airfix kit is Euro Decals 48116: Meteor FR.9.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, we have Frank Spahr's superb Airfix 1/600 HMS Fearless.   

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats

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

Thursday 13 September

KIT REVIEW:   The Italeri 1/72 Vickers Wellington X is Tom Cleaver's latest project.

KIT PREVIEW:   Based on the earlier A version, the Revell 1/72 Arado Ar-240C-2 Night Fighter

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Their latest Tomcat sheet is Furball Decals FDS 4812: F-14 Tomcat Part IV.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Pete L'Heureaux has today's dig into the archives with the Revell 1/720 USS Essex .   

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats

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

Tuesday 11 September

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg does more wonders with older kits with his ESCI 1/48  AD-4W/AD-6 Skyraider.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their very nice helicopter kits is the Italeri 1/72 H-21C Shawnee

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Hot on the heels of their previous sheet is Pacific Monograph PMAVI-009: Not So Fresh Kuomintang Chinese Roundels.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   To go along with today's preview, the Eduard  72 322: H-21 Exterior Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The story of a plane that was pretty much doomed from the start is in Osprey's Heinkel He-177 Units of WW2.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today it is the Revell 1/350 SMS Emden by Kyle Bodily.    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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

Monday 10 September

KIT REVIEW:   Pablo Calcaterra does what he says is his last car model, the Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW07B.

KIT PREVIEW:   While Hasegawa does a lot of 'new decal' releases so do these folks. Here is the Minicraft 1/144 Lufthansa B.737-300 'Futbol'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new sheet with over 20 options is Furball Decals FD48-068: A-7E Low Viz SLUF.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A great tool for the advanced modeler is the Pacific Monograph PMAVI-002: Navigation Light Template Tool.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is Len Roberto's Revell 1/96 USS Constitution .    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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

Friday 7 September

KIT REVIEW:   The Special Hobby 1/72 TT-1 Pinto is the latest completed project of Joel Hamm.

KIT PREVIEW:   Francisco Santoro provides his impressions of the Academy 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/G-6 "JG27"

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   First time I've seen a sheet like this;  Pacific Monograph PMAVI-008: Fresh Kuomintang Chinese Roundels.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A nice set for the new Kitty Hawk kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32134: F-5E Tiger II Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Greg Ewald recommended avoiding the  Revell Caribbean Pirate Ship.    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Now at press from Valiant Wings.    

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Thursday 6 September

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver does another nice single engine prop WWII fighter, the Airfix 1/48 Bf-109E-1.

KIT PREVIEW:   The Modelcollect 1/72 B-2 Spirit is given a good going over by Donald Zhou

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome new sheet for USMC Lightning II fans is Furball Decals FD72-008: F-35 Anthology III.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Revell kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72162: Shackleton Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Hiott went to town on his Dragon 1/350 USS Buchanan.    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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

Tuesday 4 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee built a very cool model, the  Hobby Boss 1/200 USS Pegasus PHM-1.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another of their neat kei car kits with a twist is the MicroAce/Arii 1/32 1962 Mazda Carol Patrol Car

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   An older sheet for the big scale folks is Cutting Edge 32-011: F-104 Tiger Special

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Osprey's The FN MAG Machine Gun is a nice addition to their Weapons series.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Len Roberto built a very nice Heller 1/400 Bismark .  

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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

Monday 3 September

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown starts off this month with his AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is one from 1994, the Revell 1/72 Arado Ar-240A-02

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A most welcome new sheet for the Airfix or Italeri kit is Iliad Designs 72019: North American B-25B/C/D

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Peter Burstow introduces us to the ArtwoxModel Wooden Deck.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   George Oh did nice work on the Revell 1/25 Batboat .  

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Coming soon from Kitty Hawk/Panda.   

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

Friday 31 August

KIT REVIEW:   Ryan Grosswiler shares with us his epic build of the Aviation Usk 1/72 B-32 Dominator .

KIT PREVIEW:   Though a few years old, here is a look at the Academy 1/72 F-4J Phantom II

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Here is a useful sheet for Luftwaffe fighter modelers; FCM 48024: Luftwaffe numbers for fighters

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A most welcome set for the Revell kit is Starfighter Decals 7222: PT-13/17 - N2S Cockpit Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their CD sets is Aero Research's Civil Collection #6.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nicely engineered kit is our archive feature today; the Hobby Boss 1/350 HMS Astute.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats. Today is the final day for entries.

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

Thursday 30 August

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro built the Hobby Boss 1/48 Bf-109G-6.

KIT PREVIEW:   Bob Kudbya has a good look at the TAKOM 1/35 Soviet SMK Heavy Tank

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome reprint with an extra is Iliad Designs 48001: Prewar Hurricanes

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great primer on the subject is Osprey's WWII US Marine Infantry Regiments.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Frank Spahr's Airfix 1/600 HMS Argonaut .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats. I have uploaded all entries sent in until now.

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

Tuesday 28 August

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides us with another nice British tank. This time it is the Tamiya 1/35 Cromwell Mk IV.

KIT PREVIEW:   Something I know I'll find useful is the  Greenmax N-Gauge Structure Kit

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A very nice selection for the big scale 109 fan is on FCM 32024: Bf-109E/F/G

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Here is one for the RAF modeler:  Top Notch TNM48-M53: Spitfire IXc, JE-J  Camouflage Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jeff Simpson built the Len Jordan 1/1200 P&O liner 'Arcadia' .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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

Monday 27 August

KIT REVIEW:   Continuing with things Argentine, Pablo Calcaterra presents the Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari 312T3.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at something that has him rather excited, the Modelkitonline 1/6 Bayonetta (Cereza)

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the Trumpeter kits; Cutting Edge 32022: MiG-21 Fishbed

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    The third set of G model masks is Top Notch TNM48-M25 Bf-109G Erla Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a nice addition to their Air Campaign series:  Osprey's Operation Crossbow 1944.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From way back when is Len Roberto's Hasegawa 1/700 IJN Akagi .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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

Friday 24 August

KIT REVIEW:   Nicolai Plesberg continues with his Danish subjects. This time it is the Special Hobby 1/72 Spitfire PR.XI.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new release is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 RF-101C/G/H Voodoo

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the Monogram kit;  Cutting Edge 72052: Me-262

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another well done mask set for 109 modelers; Top Notch TNM48-M24 Bf-109G WNF Camouflage Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's article from the archives is the Maquette 1/400 Alfa submarine. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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

Thursday 23 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver continues his run of Luftwaffe models with the Dragon 1/48 FW-190A-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release is the Panda Hobby 1/35 M1 IP Abrams

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the Monogram kit;  Cutting Edge 48-116: B-26B Marauder

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another well done mask set is a boon for 109 modelers; Top Notch TNM48-M23 Bf-109 Regensburg/MTT Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This series of books has proven to be a great read. This one is Osprey's British Battle Tanks: American Made Tanks.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From a dozen years back, here is Frank Spahr's Airfix 1/600 HMS Alacrity. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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

Tuesday 21 August

KIT REVIEW:   Michael Rohde does very nice work with his Airfix 1/72 Swordfish I .

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a brand new kit, but a nice one nevertheless, the Academy 1/72 F-35A Lightning II

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice older sheet for the Tamiya kit is Cutting Edge 48-091: F4D-1 Skyray part 3

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another well done mask set is  Top Notch TNM48-M11 Hurricane Mk.I B pattern Camo.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Steve Pietrobon has today's look back with his Airfix 1/600 HMS Ajax. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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

Monday 20 August

KIT REVIEW:   Brian Baker starts off our week with his RS 1/72 Arado Ar-65 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit of a car with which your editor is actually familiar is the Arii 1/32 1961 Toyota Publica

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Hun fans may want to keep an eye open for ESCI #91: F-100D Super Sabre 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A useful set for the Luftwaffe modeler is Top Notch TNM48-G10 General Luftwaffe Mottling.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is from 2000, the  Revell 1/144 Ekranoplan A-90. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Last donation 7 August.

Friday 17 August

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has completed another very nice kit, the Fine Molds 1/48 C5M2 'Babs'.

KIT PREVIEW:  In case you cannot tell, I really like this series. Here is another, the Arii 1984 Daihatsu Mira Van

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   An older sheet worth seeking out is CAM 72-019: F-4B Phantom II

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another great resin wheel set for the Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48344: Sea Fury Wheels (Block Tread).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Greg Ewald built the Bandai 1/35th Zeon Mobile Scout Set (UC Hardgraph). 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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

Thursday 16 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver backdates their 510 kit to make the Dora Wings 1/48 Dewoitine D.501.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their recent Limited Edition boxings is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2N 'Kashima Flying Group'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A nicely done sheet with three options is Cutting Edge 48-106: F-84 MiG Killers & Nose Art

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Vinyl masks have become quite popular and one that I think will find a lot of favor with some modelers is Top Notch TNM48-G00 Generic Luftwaffe Shapes.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Dan Lee is the Fine Molds 1/48 X-Wing. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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

Tuesday 14 August

KIT REVIEW:   Pablo Calcaterra continues with his Argentine subjects. This time the Hasegawa 1/72 UH-1D 'Huey'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another neat addition to their Owner's Club line is the MicroAce(Arii) 1/32 1955 Toyopet Crown

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Another useful sheet is Cutting Edge 48-109: F-84 Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Something that adds to yesterday's review is BarracudaCast BR 48343: Sea Fury Wheels (Diamond Tread).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Shawn Payne is the Testors 1/72 XR-7 Thunderdart.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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

Monday 13 August

KIT REVIEW:   Ryan Gosswiler builds a neat group of vehicles in the Airfix 1/72 USAAF Bomber supply set .

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at the Tamiya 1/35 Challenger II - desertised

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Another fine special schemes sheet is DXM Decals DXM 81-4227: JASDF F-15J Eagle - 201 TFS Air Show & 30th Anniversary

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A cast brass set for the Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48345: Sea Fury Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another superb title in this series and one that was a great read; Crecy's British Secret Projects 2.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Dan Lee, the oldie is the Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1A Valkyrie.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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

Friday 10 August

KIT REVIEW:   Jacob Hendershott builds another biggie. This time the Monogram 1/48 B-29 Superfortress.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit with resin upgrade bits is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa '64th Flight Regiment'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A very cool Tiger Meet scheme is in DXM Decals DXM 71-4230: Mirage 2000C, EC 1/12, Tiger Meet 2009

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A nice set for the Kitty Hawk kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48359: UH-1D Huey Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the semi-distant past is the  Flying Fish Models 1/72 Vostok I.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks.  So far we are half way there.      

Thursday 9 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds the renamed Dora Wings 1/48 Bf-109A.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their Owners Club offerings, the Arii 1/32 1967 Fairlady 2000GT

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Another superb sheet which some will really like:  Starfighter Decals 72-158: PT-13/17 & N2S-3/5 Kaydet

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A superbly done resin set for the Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48347: Sea Fury Cockpit Set  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another engrossing read is MMP Books' Japanese Anti-Submarine Aircraft of the Pacific War.     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mike Idacavadge has today's oldie with his RealSpace Models 1/144  Titan IIIC.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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

Tuesday 7 August

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou has today's article with his nicely done Tamiya 1/35 M26 Pershing .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another interesting anime tie-in boxing is the Hasegawa 1/20 Strike Witches Gertrud Barkhorn w 1/72 FW-190D-9

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Most welcome for T-34 Mentor fans who work in the smaller scales is Croco 1/72 T-34A/B/C Mentor/TurboMentor . 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another nice gear set for the Eduard kit:   Scale Aircraft Conversions 48358: Spitfire IXe/XVI Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee has our look into the archives with his Fine Molds 1/72 Tie Interceptor.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats. I'm really tardy on catching this one up. This week for sure.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Fabio Hirai and most especially Richard Crabill for their help. We are currently half way to this year's goal.   

Monday 6 August

KIT REVIEW:   Pablo Calcaterra summarizes his earlier Warhawk articles:  1/48 P-40Bs; a comparison .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a simple kit for car builders who don't have a lot of space,  the Arii 1/32 1966 Hino Contessa

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A super Strike Eagle scheme is on  DXM Decals DXM 81-4232: USAF Strike Eagle- 75th Anniversary 4th Fighter Wing

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another nice wheel set for the Revell kit:  BarracudaCast BR 32381: P-51D Wheels (Block Tread)  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  George Oh built the Hobbycraft 1/100 Armed Robot 'Surge'.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks and Scott Tolman for their donation. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.   

Friday 3 August

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has finished his Kotobukiya 1/35 Logicoma .

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release is the Hasegawa 1/72 V-22 Osprey 'JGSDF First Aircraft

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A very nice special scheme set is DXM Decals DXM 81-4231: JASDF F-15J Eagle - 304 TFS 40th Anniversary

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    This set is for the Eduard kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48357: Spitfire IXc Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A rarely covered subject is Osprey's Italian Armored and Reconnaissance Cars 1911-45 .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 20 years back, here is the  Revell-Monogram 1/72 Star Fury Mk 1  .

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

INDUSTRY NEWS:    News from Valiant Wings

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Richard Smith for his donation. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.    

Thursday, 2 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver has today's feature with the  Special Hobby  1/32 IAR-81C.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many Limited Edition boxings is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A 'VF-21 Freelancers'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice offering for Super Bug fans is DXM Decals DXM 71-4228: F-18E/F Super Hornet VFA-102 Diamondbacks Anniversary

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A welcome set for the big Revell kit is BarracudaCast BR 32380: P-51D Wheels (Diamond Tread)  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jeff Simpson provided his 4M Solar System Model, not to scale.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Rainer Bussek for his donation. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal. 

Tuesday, 31 July

KIT REVIEW:   Dale Rannals presents his build of the E2046 Kaga (Kantai Collection).

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit that is hard to keep on its nose gear is the Hasegawa 1/72 Fuji T-3

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   Here is a nice sheet for the Super Phantom: DXM Decals DXM 81-4133: JASDF F-4EJ kai Super Phantom

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    For the Heller kit and various reboxings: Scale Aircraft Conversions 72161: T-6/SNJ Texan Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Interesting match-up in this Duel edition:  Osprey's P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero.     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee has our oldie from 11 years back, the Fine Molds 1/72 Slave One.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.   

Monday, 30 July

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou has another of his superbly built AFVs. Today it is the Tamiya 1/35 M4A3 Sherman (Early).

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice new kit is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 CASA  C.212-300

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   Another fine multi-subject sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-119: Bolt out of the Blue. As a  note, their F-35 RAM sheet is in its third printing so pick one up.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Andrew Garcia shows us a very useful item; Airscale  AS48JPN: WWII Japanese instrument dials.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More great aviation eye candy on Aero Research's USN-USMC Collection #11 .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A resin kit that has since been made redundant was the Masterpiece Models SSRN Seaview.

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INDUSTRY NEWS:    Great news from Kiwi Models. On the way from Valiant Wings.

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Friday, 27 July

KIT REVIEW:   Unbelievably, your editor finishes a model in two weeks. The very nice Fine Molds 1/48 A5M4 'Claude'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is most welcome but also a bit of a throwback, the Minicraft 1/48 T-34A Mentor

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   This is a welcome sheet for the Sword kit, Caracal Models CD 72059: TF-9J 'Twogar'

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nicely done photo book is Peko's T-34 on the Battlefield 2 .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Geigle has the article from the archives with his Nitto 1/20 S.F.3.D.

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Thursday, 26 July

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown has a second article this week and it is the PAS Resin 1/144 Boeing 717.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice new kit of a somewhat obscure type is the Azur/Frrom 1/72 Renard R-31

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   Another nice sheet with an interesting mix is  Wolfpak Decals 72-118: Shamal

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Some useful photo-etch parts are in Croco Etched Parts #1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that has been around for quite a while was the  Airfix 1/144 Orion 2001 Spacecraftdid the .

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Tuesday, 24 July

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Spahr has today's feature article with his superb Kinetic 1/48 Sea Harrier FRS.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit I'm pleased to see being released is the Fine Molds 1/48 C5M2 'Babs'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome sheet for the new Minicraft kit is Caracal Models CD 48086: T-34 International

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next book in this series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #26: Hurrican I/II - The Canadian.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Kevin Powers did the Babylon Wars Omega Class Destroyer.

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As a note, it appears that zetaboards has sold out to tapatalk as I had to relog into the Forum. The format has also changed and I'm not sure I like it as I was fond of the old one. We'll see.

Monday 23 July

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown adds a bunch of aftermarket into his Academy 1/48 F-4B Phantom II .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Thanks to the resin folks we have another interesting subject. Here is the Croco 1/72 RU-8D Seminole

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice new sheet for those that their models big is Caracal Models CD 32023: RCAF CT-155 Hawk - 419 Squadron

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From their New Vanguard series here is Osprey's Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The first anime related kit I ever built was the Tsukuda 1/72 Nausicaä - Gunship of the Valley of the Wind * .

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Friday 20 July

KIT REVIEW:   Once again, it takes your editor longer than thought to build what looks to be a simple kit. This time it is the Fujimi 1/72 Ki-43-I Hayabusa.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit about which I was unaware until I saw it on an auction page, the Pro Scale 1/72 T-33 Shooting Star

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A sheet that should please Hun fans is  Caracal Models CD 48128: F-100D in Vietnam part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A nice resin figure for a diorama or as a stand along subject is the Rado 35014: Achtung Jabo. This can be posed with the previously reviewed one.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great title in this photo series is MMP Books' Camera On #5 SdKfz 10.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Richard F has today's look into the archives with his Revell 1/144 Space Station MIR.

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INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the latest from Barracuda Studios. New from Master Details.

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Thursday 19 July

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds his third one of these big Avros. This time it is the Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster B.III 'Special'.

KIT PREVIEW:  For the builder who likes trainers, the Special Hobby 1/48 Oxford I/II

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A well done sheet for the Minicraft kit is Caracal Models CD 144010: EC-121 Warning Star.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A nice resin figure for a diorama or as a stand along subject is the Rado 35013: Achtung Jabo.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Figure modelers will like Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 21 .    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that looks deceptively easy in the box, but is typical of the products of the 50s is the Glencoe 1/144(?) Mars Liner .

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Tuesday 17 July

KIT REVIEW:   Nicolai Plesberg builds an oldie for us today, the Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit, but a nice one is the Special Hobby 1/72 Hornet F.3/4

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome new sheet for the Academy kit is  Caracal Models CD 48111: FB-111 Dark Varks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The books in this series are really superb. Here is the next offering;  Osprey's The History of the Panzerjäger Vol 1.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is another nice Greg Ewald build from the archives; the Bandai M61A5 Main Battle Tank “Semovente” Phantom Element .

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Monday 16 July

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown builds a model of an aircraft I always like to see done, the Monogram 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I am very pleased to see being done is the AMK 1/72 L.29 Delfin.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A great new sheet for the B-52 modeler is Caracal Models CD 144005: B-52H Stratofortress.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    This nice set is for the Minicraft kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 14428: DC-8 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is the latest from IPMS Canada;  Random Thoughts 40/2.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Michaels has our look back with his Arii 1/100 Super Valkyrie VF-1S.

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