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Wednesday 27 August - at 5 KM2 is Robben Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the overscale Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a jet warbird in this edition of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A figure set that might draw some additional interest is Masterbox 1/35 "US and German Paratroopers" - Southern Europe 1944.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a super sheet for the Luftwaffe enthusiast, Start's 1/48 Gerhard Barkhorn. Fifteen different options.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tim Campbell is so far the only one to have a Tamiya 1/48 Dewoitine D.520 in the archives.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest. Let me remind entrants that the kit has to be built out of the box with no upgrades or modifications.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to John Lipscomb for his donation.

There will be no Thursday update.

Tuesday 26 August - at 4.6 KM2 is Raikoke -- map 

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment scratch-builds another wondrous early aviation type, the 1/72 Farman Flying Fish.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the brand new Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35C Lighting II.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very welcome upgrade item for the new Airfix kit is the Airscale 1/24 Typhoon instrument panel.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard built a nice Pavla 1/72 Dewoitine D.510 .

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest. Let me remind entrants that the kit has to be built out of the box with no upgrades or modifications.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 19 August.

Monday 25 August - at 330 KM2 is Puna Island -- map 

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra does something a bit different for him, the Airfix 1/72 Angel Interceptor.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their first special boxing is GWH 1/48 MiG-29 Fulcrum (late) "Farewell USA 2003".

DECAL REVIEW:  Once more, a superb selection of subjects on Wolfpak Decals 72-076 'Hauling the Mail'.

BOOK REVIEW:  In my opinion, the best they've done so far, Valiant Wings Publishing: FW-190 (Radial Engine).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Not an easy build, but one that turned out well, the Classic Airframes 1/48 Defiant NF.II.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest. Let me remind entrants that the kit has to be built out of the box with no upgrades or modifications.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 19 August.

Friday 22 August - at 4.5 KM2 is St. John's Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor gets small with the Minicraft 1/144 DC-3.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another excellent German tank kit is the Dragon 1/35 Pz.Bef.Wg.III ausf J.

DECAL REVIEW:  Once more, a superb selection of subjects on Wolfpak Decals 72-075 'Riders on the Storm'.

BOOK REVIEW:  A book that any enthusiast of the type must get is Eagle Editions The Focke-Wulf Ta-152.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Hiott went 'luft 46 on us with the Anigrand 1/144 Daimler Benz Project B.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Dragon Models USA has their latest release of upcoming items. Here is what is coming from Kitty Hawk models. A neat book on kit collection from Specialty Press.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 20 August - at 56.8 KM² is San Clemente Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver completes a considerably delayed build, the Special Hobby 1/48 F2G 'Super Corsair'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A superbly detailed light tanks is the Bronco 1/35 Pz.kpfw.35(t).

DECAL REVIEW:  An interesting selection for the small scale modeler,  Lift Here Decals LH-119 Special: IL-14 & C-47.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A corrected set for the big Trumpeter kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32084: E.E. Lighting Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  More from their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's AV-8B Units of Operation Enduring Freedom.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Michael Wolf did a very nice job building his Tamiya 1/48 Do-335B-2 Nachtjäger.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday 19 August - at  390 acres is Wheeler Island --  map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment scratch-builds another wonderful early airplane, the 1/72 Lee Richards Annular Biplane.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice airliner kit is the Hasegawa 1/144 B.737-800 .

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for the 1/144 U-boat builder, Start's 1/144 Type VII U-Boat Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Kitty Hawk kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48266: F-101 Voodoo Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard built the interesting Xotic-72 1/72 Dornier Do-22.

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest. The next one in the series is DC-3/C-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. My thanks to David Ward for helping.

Monday 18 August - at 2 KM2 is Malpelo Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard begins our week with his very nice Heller 1/72 EC-121 Warning Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat kit of a very futuristic ship, the Black Label (Dragon) 1/700 USS Zumwalt DDG 1000.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another fine sheet for the T'bolt fan is AMDG Decals 48006: Eight Gun Melody part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Hobby Boss kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48265: YF-23 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Allan Wanta did a nice conversion to make the Airfix 1/72 Do-17v1 .

MM CONTEST: Now accepting entries into the Matchbox Contest. The next one in the series is DC-3/C-47.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Some great 1/72 F-16 upgrade bits from Attack Squadron.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 15 August - at 912 acres is Zembra -- map 

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a short run garage kit, the Kiwi Resins 1/48 Percival Mew Gull.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting kit for gun model collectors, the Tomytec 1/12 M-240B.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another excellent multi-subject sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-074 'Running the Gauntlet' .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Freedom Models kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48264: X-47B Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another interesting addition to their 'Campaign' series is Osprey's Hong Kong 1941-45.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A rather nice kit that will hopefully be reissued, the Airfix 1/72 DHC-2 Beaver .

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Today is the last day to vote.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has the latest update of coming items. Now available from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 14 August - at  3.69 KM2 is Po Toi -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle provides another of his great dioramas, The Battle of France.

KIT PREVIEW:  Don't have room on your shelf for a big ship model? Try the Aoshima 1/2000 USS Essex.

DECAL REVIEW:  A fine new P-47 sheet is AMDG Decals 48005: Eight Gun Melody part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Zvezda kit, here is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72092: Su-27 Flanker Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm has today's look into the archives with his Airfix 1/72 deHavilland DH-4.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Tomorrow is the last day to vote.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Scott Lyle for helping out.

Tuesday 12 August - at 1.5 KM² is Swains Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee has today's feature article, the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire XII.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that I don't see built all that often, the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another excellent multi-subject sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-073 'Raptors Talons'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Hasegawa kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72091: F-35 Lightning Landing Gear .

BOOK REVIEW:  A superlative book on late 19th Century naval action is Mushroom Model Publications' Sino-Japanese Naval War 1894-95.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver build the rather complex Eduard 1/48 Airco DeHavilland DH.2.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Rex from TN for his help.

There will be no update tomorrow.

Monday 11 August - at 29 KM2 is Fire Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment gets large with the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Snipe (late).

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit is the Academy 1/35 M151A2 'Mutt'.

DECAL REVIEW:  There are many excellent subjects on Start's 1/48 Luftwaffe im Focus Decals.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A model that takes up a surprising amount of space was the Special Hobby 1/48 DFS-230.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

Friday 8 August - at 2.4 KM2 is Funafuti --  map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor adds to his collection of this aircraft with the Airfix 1/48 Bae Hawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their Limited Editions and undoubtedly a kit built by the thousands, the Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C 'Wisconsin ANG'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome new sheet for post-war P-51s, Mike Grant Decals 72-101: Postwar Ponies.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another fine book on SMG's,Osprey's MP38 and MP 40 SMGs.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Dan Lee did a nice job building his Hasegawa 1/48 D3A1 'Val' - "Pearl Harbor".

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest in upcoming kits from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 7 August - at 246 KM2 is Île-de-France -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Ingemar Caisander does an excellent job building the old Revell/Frog 1/72 He-219A-2 'Uhu'.

KIT PREVIEW: Not only Hasegawa does limited editions as evidenced by the Special Hobby 1/72 Sea Fury Mk 11 'FAEC'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Moving to 1/350 scale here is Starfighter Decals 350-22-S: USS Bunker Hill AG-84 - Early 1945

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For folks who like to use the thinners matched to their paint, here is AK Interactive Acrylic Thinner.

BOOK REVIEW:  A very nice book on early P-38s is Osprey's P-38 Lightning Aces 1942-43.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice resin kit that would be perfect for the beginner was the Anigrand Craftworks 1/72 D.558-I Skystreak.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Free US shipping for a very limited time from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. My thanks to Stephen Sundberg and Edmund Roche for your generous support.

Wednesday 6 August - at 1 KM2 is Pharoh's Island -- map 

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra builds a very shiny Hobbycraft 1/48 Hawk 75-O "Export".

MM FEATURE: More adventures in Japanese N-gauge with silver rails 5.

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their finely done resin drone kits is the Attack Squadron 1/72 MQ-8C Fire-X .

DECAL REVIEW:  A superbly researched sheet for those who like big U-boats, Start's 1/72 Type VII U-Boat Decals

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver build a threesome, the Classic Airframes 1/48 Hawk II, BFC-2 & F11C.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Tuesday 5 August - at 338 KM2 is Lefkada -- map 

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds does a nice kitbash to produce the Airfix/ICM 1/48 Spitfire XIVe.

KIT PREVIEW: A new kit of a type that is of interest to me is the Tarangus 1/48 Saab 91B/C/D Safir.

DECAL REVIEW:  Proper air group markings are available for your 1/700 carrier with Starfighter Decals 700-105: USS Bunker Hill AG-84 - Early 1945.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their next paint set continues with German colors; AK Luftwaffe Camouflages 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Barney Dunlevy did fine work building his Airshow Models 1/32 Christen Eagle II.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Monday 4 August - at 388 KM² is Kiritimati  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment delights once again with his scratchbuilt 1/72 Edwards Rhomboidal from 1911.

KIT PREVIEW: A nice looking kit that I waited until it was on sale to pick up, the Zvezda 1/48 Sukhoi Su-2

DECAL REVIEW:  Their final code sheet for Luftwaffe night fighters is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 Night Fighter Grey Codes (3).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their next paint set will be quite useful, AK Interactive Clear Colors 1.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another great addition to their Air Vanguard series is Osprey's Junkers Ju-87 Stuka.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day. Anyone having any success with these? They are quite difficult. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Your editor managed to subdue the Battle Axe 1/48 Caudron C.714.

MM CONTEST: Voting is now underway for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is another nice conversion from Kiwi Resins. These are on the way from AMDG Decals. More information on the latest coming from GWH.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Friday 1 August - at 206 KM2 is Muhu  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor does a passable job on the MPM 1/72 FW-190v1.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many boxings and probably built by the thousands, the Hasegawa 1/48 F-4C/D 'Egypt I'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A really well done sheet for the Viper fan is Caracal Models CD 72019: F-16C/D Vipers - The Next Generation.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  To help thin your acrylics and clean your brushes, AK Interactive Nitro Thinner.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another great issue featuring award winning builds;  Aces High #2: Centennary - WWI .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard did is usual superb job building the Aircraft in Miniature 1/72 CASA 212.

MM CONTEST: Entries are now closed for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Voting is now underway.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Thursday 31 July - at 3 KM2 is Penguin Island --  map

KIT REVIEW:  Jack Bruno has fun with the Warhammer Red Dragon.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a nice 109 in this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a good look at the new Merit 1/35 M-19 Tank Transporter w/ Hardtop Cab.

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for the Sea King builder is Old 66 Decals/Starfighter Decals AD7202: Old 66 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Alwyn Broeckelmann did very nice work on the Italeri 1/72 Ca-311.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is today.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Wednesday 30 July - at 135 KM2 is Christmas Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a popular subject, the Tamiya 1/48 MiG-15bis.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit that one doesn't see modeled very often, the Academy 1/72 Bf-109G-14.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the Trumpeter kit is Caracal Models CD 48047: USAF/USCG SA-16A Albatross.

BOOK REVIEW:  An excellent book on an equally excellent aircraft, Osprey's RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   David Womby tackled the Eastern Express/Frog 1/72 Canberra B((I)8.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest on a new kit from Attack Squadron.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Tuesday 29 July - at 3.7 KM2 is Caroline Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster adds to this week's "things with strings" with his 1/72 Sopwith Type 806 Gunbus.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many limited edition boxings, the Hasegawa 1/48 F-104G Starfighter "NASA".

DECAL REVIEW:  For the large scale builder, here is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 USAAF/USAF Backing patches.

CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest disc of eye candy for jet fans is Aero Research's F-16 'Viper' part 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Typical of their helo kits, this one took a bit of work, the Italeri 1/72 CH-146 Griffon.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Cooper's Models offers a last chance for the 1/32 P-6E. Here is the latest from Mirage Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Monday 28 July - at 105 KM2 is Madeline Island -- map 

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Peachment builds another early days of aviation type, the AZ Models 1/72 Morane-Saulnier type WR.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older short run kit that will require some effort is the Octopus 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher .

DECAL REVIEW:  For the small scale carrier builder, here is Starfighter Decals 700-104: Generic Air Group Markings.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another super addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's French Tanks of WWII (2).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Back before Frank Spahr was seduced by the dark side, he built the Italeri 1/72 CANT Z.501 Gabbiano.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest tarmac section from Noy's Miniatures.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 25 July - at 67 KM² is Pamban Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds a sales table special, the Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 'Beagle'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at a kit from about ten years back, the Hasegawa 1/48 RF-86F-30 'USAF' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb set for the recent Kinetic kit is Caracal Models CD 48044: Alpha Jet.

BOOK REVIEW:  For their second great figure book this week, here is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 11.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit doesn't have to be expensive to make a nice model, the LS 1/72 C5M2 'Babs'.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About a week to go. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is the latest news from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 24 July - at 67 KM2 is Rarotonga  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra builds the much maligned Hobbycraft 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Somewhat in tune with today's decal review is the Hasegawa 1/72 F4U-2 'Night Corsair'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet with six subjects is Starfighter Decals 72-143:  Bent Wing Birds pt 1.

BOOK REVIEW:  A very nice addition to their Air Vanguard series is Osprey's MiG-21.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that required a substantial amount of time was the Anigrand 1/72 C-141A Starlifter.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About a week to go. Last day for entries is 31 July.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 23 July - at 6 KM2 is Utsira --  map

KIT REVIEW:  For the midweek article, Tom Cleaver builds the Special Hobby 1/48 He-115.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does some early war stuff for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Their fourth 'Stormbird' kit is the Hobby Boss 1/48 Me-262A-1a.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done sheet is Hi Decal 72-043 IL-28 Beagle.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Kauck did a series of Presidential aircraft, including the Minicraft 1/144 VC-137C.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday 22 July - at 1.6 KM2 is Isla Palenque -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster does a really old favorite today, the Revell 1/72 Albatros D.III .

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a welcome reissue, the Revell 1/25 BRE Datsun 510.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very colorful sheet is Caracal Models CD 48066: EMB-314 Super Tucano.

BOOK REVIEW:  Their next superb figure modeling book is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 10.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Peter Fey built a large stand model using the AMT 1/72 AC-130U.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Kiwi Resins announces a neat new conversion set. 

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Scott Nelson for his most generous assistance.

Monday 21 July - at 62 KM2 is Raasay -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Peachment starts us off this week with his RS Models 1/72 Avia Ba.122.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at the impressive  Meng 1/35 D9R 'Doobie' Armored Bulldozer.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for the Hasegawa kit is Starfighter Decals 72-144: SOC-1/3 Seagull at War .

BOOK REVIEW:  A great addition to their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's F9F Panther Units of the Korean War .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver did one of his rare multi-engine builds with the Heller 1/72 Super Constellation.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Cooper's Models announces a great new 1/32 MiG-15

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 18 July - at  20 KM2 is Elafonisos -- map 

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds another airliner, this time it is the Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing 737-400 'Solaseed Air'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Finally, a proper injected kit of this variant, the Sword 1/72 Lighting T.5.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice accessory sheet is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 Prototype markings.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Kauck did a very nice job on his Minicraft 1/144 C-118A.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 17 July - at  1.8 KM² is Martin Garcia Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Jack Bruno continues our tank run with his Tamiya 1/35 Panzer IV ausf J .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is one from way back, the Supermodel 1/72 Reggiane Re.2002 'Ariete'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for the Italeri kit is Caracal Models CD 48065: Blue Angels C-130.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard did a nice pair of kits for this one, one of which was the Pavla 1/72 Cessna UC-67 Bobcat/Crane.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 16 July - at 45 KM2 is Great Keppel Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Robert Myers builds the very nice Bronco 1/35 M-22 'Locust'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Though not a brand new kit, it is a recent arrival at the LHS, the Revell 1/32 Bf-109G-10 (Erla)

DECAL REVIEW:  For those who like really small scale Tomcats, here is Starfighter Decals 350-100S: VF-84 Jolly Rogers, 1980.

BOOK REVIEW:  A superb reference book with great photos and some controversial info is Hikoki's Soviet & Russian Military Aircraft in Asia.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Probably the nicest Minicraft kit I've built was the Minicraft 1/144 C-54 Skymaster.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday 15 July - at 180 KM2 is Niihau --  map

KIT REVIEW: Jonathan Prestidge continues his 1/48 military builds with the Hobby Boss 1/48 M4A4 Sherman (mid-production).

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome new kit is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F9F-8T Cougar.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their next set of letter/code sheets is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 Night Fighter Grey Codes (2).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Now available for the large scale builder, Propblur 1/32 propellers.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Andrew Garcia did a lot of work on his Monogram 1/48 AC-47.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Anthony Stachiw and Richard Schrum for their most welcome assistance.

Monday 14 July - at 26 KM2 is Saint Pierre -- map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment builds another of his great early aviation subjects, the 1/72 1901 Gustav Whitehead.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their interesting figure sets is the Master Box 1/35 Somewhere in the Middle East (present day)

DECAL REVIEW:  Their next set of air wing decals is Starfighter Decals 700-103: USS Enterprise AG-20/AG(N)-90 Markings 1944/45.

BOOK REVIEW:  Some books are 'browsers' and such is the case with Frontline Books' The American Arsenal.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Alwyn Broeckelmann did a nice job on the older Airfix 1/72 DC-3/C-47.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is some great news from IPMS Canada.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 11 July - at 8 KM2 is Farquhar Atoll -- map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds a vehicle for this week's offering, the Tamiya 1/48 US 2.5 ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those who don't want to spend money on what they don't need, the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 bis (Weekend Edition).

DECAL REVIEW:   Moving up a scale, here is Fantasy Printshop 1/48 USAAF/USAF Backing patches.

BOOK REVIEW:  A fascinating read and part of their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Axis Midget Submarines.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Not the most accurate model, but one that can look fairly nice is the PM 1/72 C-45.  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to an anonymous donor from London and Stephen Prior for their generous donation.

Thursday 10 July - at  55 KM2 is Amsterdam Island -- map 

KIT REVIEW: Pablo Calcaterra builds a nice Malta-based model using the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire V/trop.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their early kits is the Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 Beagle.

DECAL REVIEW:   A useful sheet for RAF fans is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 Night Fighter Grey Codes (1).

BOOK REVIEW:  A nice set for plan fans is Mushroom Model Publications' Scale Plans #3: MiG-15.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Another interesting figure set is the Dragon 1/35 German Infantry Bivouac .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Kauck did his Minicraft 1/144 C-32A in an 89AW scheme.  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Wednesday 9 July - at   136 KM² is Principe  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109E-7/trop for his mid-week feature.

KIT PREVIEW:  Ray Mehlberger takes a look at the Gunze Sangyo 1/35 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 Antitank Gun.

DECAL REVIEW:   A neat idea for a decal sheet is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 USAAF/USAF Backing Patches .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the really big Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 24007: P-47D Thunderbolt Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  A great addition to their Weapons series is Osprey's Soviet Submachine Guns of WWII.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Greg Ewald built the Anigrand 1/144 C-17 Export Version (RAF).  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Tuesday 8 July - at  .93 KM2 is Kili Island --  map

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard builds a real oldie, the Aurora 1/70 Hiller X-18 Convertiplane.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the first big war for this installment of Slipping the Bonds  

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice, but somewhat pricey new kit is the Airfix 1/72 C-47 Skytrain.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new ICM kit, the Scale Aircraft Conversions 48263: Do-215 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Another interesting figure set is the Master Box 1/35 Accident: Soviet & Germans - summer 1941.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit from 14 years back that I get asked about all the time is the Hasegawa 1/200 KC-10A.  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Monday 7 July - at  6 KM2 is Bikini Atoll  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment starts us off with his build of the new Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth.

KIT PREVIEW:  Judging by the number of e-mails I get regarding this aircraft, this should be welcomed by many modelers, the  OZ Mods 1/72 Pilatus PC-9.

DECAL REVIEW:   An excellent sheet with 27 different options is Xtradecal X48047: Bae Hawk T.1/T.1a .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Sword kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72090: Lightning T.4/5 Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  From our friends at IPMS Canada, here is Random Thoughts 36/2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is Tom Cleaver's build of the Inpact 1/48 Bristol Bulldog.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Friday 4 July - at 3.4 KM2 is Desroches Island --  map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds an airliner, the Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing 737-400 'Skynet Airways'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice variant kit is the Dragon 1/35 StuG III ausf G mid-1943.

DECAL REVIEW:   Not forgetting the Luftwaffe, here is a look at Xtradecal X72197: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their first new metal set this month is the Scale Aircraft Conversions 72089: C-47/DC-3 Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  A book I found totally fascinating is Hikoki's Early Soviet Jet Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit from the archives that was a bit of a challenge was the Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer S2/S2C/S2D/S50.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 3 July - at 196 KM2 is Grand Cayman --  map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment did a nice job with what is a really old kit, the Monogram 1/24 Kurtis Kraft Racer.

KIT PREVIEW:  Dedicated airliner fans should be pleased to have the Amodel 1/144 IL-14P.

DECAL REVIEW:   Moving to the USAAF, here is Xtradecal X72196: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 3.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with his build of the Tamiya 1/48 Buffalo I.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 2 July - at 88 KM2 is Ascension Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver does a quite nice conversion to make the PCM 1/32 Hurricane II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely detailed kit with lots of options is the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-6E Intruder.

DECAL REVIEW:   A superlative set for the quarter scale builder;  Impact Decals 48-007, Marine Corps Spirit of '76.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another of their excellent sets is the AK Interactive Landing Gear Weathering Set.

CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next title has more images than any of their others; Aero Research's Unlimited Racer 1986-1996.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Fordham did a nice job building his Pegasus 1/72 Bristol M.1C.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest kit from OZMods. Photos of the new Kitty Hawk F9F-8T. Cooper's Models is accepting pre-orders on the new 1/32 P-6E.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday 30 June - at 339 KM2 is Nuku Hiva -- map*

KIT REVIEW:  Robert Myers does a rebuild using his Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 Sherman.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice Japanese tank kit is the Dragon 1/35 Type 95 Light Tank 'Ha Go' late.

DECAL REVIEW:   A set that has a lot of multi-engine options is Xtradecal X72195: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 2 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their final new set moves up a scale; True Details 1/16 Nuts & Bolts.

BOOK REVIEW:  A new title in their Men At Arms series is Osprey's The Spanish Civil War (1) Nationalist Forces.osprey

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look back at the Classic Airframes 1/48 Brewster Model 239 Buffalo.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their latest update.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Robert Sanges for his help.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

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