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Monday 25 May

KIT REVIEW: Ian Jackson begins our week with a nice car build, the AMT 1/25 NASCAR #94 Ford Thunderbird .

KIT PREVIEW: For their second boxing of this big tank, here is a look at the Dragon 1/35 M6 Heavy Tank.

DECAL REVIEW: Their next nicely done sheet is Starfighter Decals 72-146: F9F Panthers part 2. This one covers USMC planes in Korea.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From their Campaign series is Osprey's Cherbourg 1944.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver wrestled the Fondierie Miniatures 1/48 CM-170 Magister.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month. I'll get this caught up over the next several days.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Robert Sanges and David LaJuett for their donations.

Friday 22 May

KIT REVIEW: It generally takes your editor an age to finish a large scale kit, and so it was with the Kitty Hawk Models 1/32 F-86D Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look at the somewhat recent Xtrakit 1/72 Hawker Hunter T.7.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A neat build from the archives is Carmel J. Attard's CMR 1/72 Fokker S-11/T-22 Instructor.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month. I'll get this caught up over the next several days.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest in coming items from our friends at Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 8 May.

Thursday 21 May

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's feature article, the Revell 1/48 Me-410B-2/U-4.

KIT PREVIEW: A superbly cast large scale figure is E-2046 1/6 Kasumi from DOA.

 MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the files we have Roger Fabrocini's nice conversion to make an Eduard 1/72 Fokker F.1.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from our friends at OZ Mods. We have more info on the next book from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 8 May.

Tuesday 19 May

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli presents what is apparently a very nice kit, the Revell AG 1/72 Eurofighter .

KIT PREVIEW: Still considered the best in this scale by many, the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190D-9 'JV-44'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great edition for submarine fans, Start's U-Boot im Focus #12.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Steve Perry did an incredible job on a rather horrid kit, the Battle Axe 1/32 Fokker E.III .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is on the way from Kitty Hawk models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 18 May

KIT REVIEW:  Lee Kolosna does more superb work in the big scales with his Academy 1/32 F-18C Hornet.

KIT PREVIEW: Richard F has a look at the Revell AG 1/200 B.737-200.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb book in their Aces series is Osprey's Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of WWI.osprey

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's oldie is Bob Laskodi's Flashback 1/48 Fokker E.III Eindecker .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is on the way from Kitty Hawk models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Friday 15 May

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor build's something a bit different, the Hasegawa 1/72 'Shidenkai no Maki' N1K2-J Shiden-Kai. This is, of course, Maki's ride.

KIT PREVIEW: Not a new kit, but one that still looks rather nice, the Spojnia 1/35 Light Tank 7TP .

DECAL REVIEW: For those who like their OV-10A in a smaller scale, AOA Decals 72-003: Black Ponies and more Broncos .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This neat set will be most welcome for big scale jet fans, the Scale Aircraft Conversions 32095: D-704 'Buddy Pod' refueling store.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine New Vanguard title is Osprey's Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft guns of the Soviet Union.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver built the very nice Roden 1/32 Fokker Dr.I. Red, of course.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest on coming items from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday 14 May

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F shares another of his nice resin builds with the Anigrand 1/144 Merlin HC.3.

KIT PREVIEW: Still the best kit of this plane in this scale is the Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available for the smaller scale modeler, AOA Decals 72-001: Intruders from the Beach.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48286: Su-9 'Fishpot' Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Beginning another new series of books is  Valiant Wings Publishing: D-Day to VE Day.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the archives is Bob Laskodi's take on the Shanghai Dragon 1/48 Fokker Dr.I.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday 12 May

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler provides an excellent build of a very old kit, the Revell 1/136 P6M Seamaster.

KIT PREVIEW: Richard F takes a look at the most recent reissue of the Airfix 1/72 Buccaneer S.2B/D/Mk.50.

DECAL REVIEW:  For those wondering if the data markings can be bought separately, here's AOA Decals 32-005: Bronco Airframe Stencil Set.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Tamiya kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48285: F4F Wildcat Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well done modeler's reference is Seaforth's British Battlecruisers of WWII.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: David Carley has today's oldie, the Airfix 1/72 Fokker Dr.I.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . Just a note that the contest closes at the end of this month.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 11 May

KIT REVIEW: Today, Kaidick Cheung presents a model from a company rather under-represented in MM with his Eastern Express 1/35 KV-85.

KIT PREVIEW: I like stuff like this and this is a nicely done kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 Space Wolf SW-190.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome new sheet in preparation for the coming Kitty Hawk kit is AOA Decals 32-004: Black Ponies and more Broncos.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great book from my favorite series, Osprey's British Light Tanks 1927-45.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A basic kit that makes into a nice model is the Pioneer/PM 1/72 Fokker D.21.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:   In line with today's decal review, here is what's coming from Kitty Hawk.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Friday 8 May

KIT REVIEW: A bit of an oldie and not the first time your editor has built one, the AMtech 1/48 P-40E Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW: A nice one from the 'junk kit' table is the  Italaerie 1/72 Ju-188 A/E.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Continuing with this nice reference series is RAF-in-Combat's USN Aircraft 1922 to 1962 Volume 3.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Martin Sczepan has today's oldie with the Dragon 1/48 Fokker D.VII.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Keith Weldon for his help.

Thursday 7 May

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has settled down enough after his move and so does a nice conversion to make the Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Type 300.

KIT PREVIEW: What looks like a great new kit is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 UH-1Y Venom.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their great figure books is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 14 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Just to prove that I do (sometimes) build WWI stuff here is the Roden 1/48 Fokker D.VII (early).

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Cooper's Models announces a neat new offering.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday 5 May

KIT REVIEW:  Jeroen Koen went through quite a few trials and tribulations when building his Hasegawa 1/72 EP-3B Orion, but it was worth it.

MM COLUMN: George Paterson returns to 109s for this edition of Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW: Tom Cleaver has a look at the new Special Hobby 1/48 AF-2S/W Guardian .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their second Air Vanguard title on this plane is Osprey's Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Michaels did a kit I think most of us have built at one time or another, the Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 4 May

KIT REVIEW:  Dale Rannals begins our week with his very nice AFV Club 1/35 Churchill III.

KIT PREVIEW: Richard F has a look at the Italeri 1/72 M163 VADS.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb guide for modelers and enthusiasts is Double Ugly Books: BAE Systems Harrier II.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From your editor's Luft '46 phase, the Planet Models 1/72 Focke-Wulf 3x1000 Projekt B.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Patrick Praet for his welcome assitance. 

Friday 1 May

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds something a bit more modern than the norm for him, the Italeri 1/72 Saab JAS-39B Gripen.

KIT PREVIEW: Their latest release in this scale, the Tamiya 1/48 Panzer 38(t) ausf E/F.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Richard F has a look at the RSM 1/144 Space Shuttle main engines.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their Duel series is Osprey's Bf-109E/F vs Yak-1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An easy conversion was the Airfix 1/72 Firefly U.9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Thursday 30 April

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F builds what is apparently a very nice kit, the ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-1/IL-400b.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another show rod from the days of our youth, the Monogram 1/24 Ice 'T'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Richard F shares another decal purchase, the Bestfong 72069: 1/72 Yemeni F-5E.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A 'must have' book for fans of the bent wing bird, Aircraft Pictorial #8: F4U-1 Corsair Vol 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Michael Leduc has today's oldie with his Airfix 1/72 Fairey Firefly V.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Tuesday 28 April

KIT REVIEW:  Bill Michaels shares with us his build of the Airfix 1/72 Defiant I.

KIT PREVIEW:  An oldie that is infrequently seen built, the  Airfix 1/72 DHC-2 Beaver.

DECAL REVIEW:  Richard F tells us of a recent purchase, the Bestfong 200001: 1/200 Taiwan C-130.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next up in their line of aircraft photo CDs is Aero Research's USAF Boss Birds #2 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is Tom Cleaver's Grand Phoenix 1/48 Firefly I.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Panda Hobbies.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 27 April

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr deviates a bit from his usual fare to bring us the Revell 1/144 AV-8B Harrier II Plus.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that has been around for a bit is the Kinetic 1/48 F-5B Freedom Fighter.

DECAL REVIEW:  With 27 options, this is a set that will keep you busy for a few days, Fantasy Printshop 1/48 RAF Two Seat Hawker Hunters .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book I found personally interesting is Osprey's A-3 Skywarrior Units of the Vietnam War .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has today's look into the past with his Valom 1/72 Firebrand II.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Friday 24 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor tortures himself with another relatively crude short run kit, the Pavla 1/72 Nakajima Ki-87. This was their second kit.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their Weekend Edition kits is the Eduard 1/72 Avia B.534  4.serie.

DECAL REVIEW:  With 32 options, this is a set that will keep you building for a long time, Fantasy Printshop 1/48 RAF Hawker Hunters (Single Seat).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their Weapons series, here is a look at Osprey's Hand Grenade .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that I thought was very nice, the Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR.42 LW.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Quite a few new kits coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Thursday 23 April

KIT REVIEW:  Dale Rannals headlines today with his build of the Heller 1/35 Souma S-35.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their seemingly endless limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18C Hornet 'Stars and Stripes'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Richard F looks at Real Space 1/144 Space Shuttle decals.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent modeling reference from their Photosniper series is Kagero's Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back before he spent his off time churning turf, Mark Fordham built a very nice Mr. Kit 1/72 Fiat CR.42 Falco.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Tuesday 21 April

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F once again, provides us with a nice kit review, this time the Kopro/KP 1/72 Piper L-4H.

KIT PREVIEW:  An excellent first war kit is the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Pup .

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice set, this time for the big Tamiya kit is Eagle Cals 163: FAA Corsairs.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A fine addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's T-26 Light Tank.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Chris Busbridge provides today's oldie with the Special Hobby 1/72 Fiat CR.25.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming next from GWH. This is next from Kitty Hawk Models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 20 April

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F adds to his growing (lifting) body of work with the Anigrand 1/144 Martin X-24A.

KIT PREVIEW:  A combo kit in 1/48 is the recent Kinetic 1/48 CM.170 Magister.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice set for your H-K Models kit, Eagle Cals 164: Do-335 'Pfiel'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great look at jets south of the Rio Grande, Harpia Publishing's Latin American Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back at Carmel J. Attard's Contrail 1/72 Fairey Gordon/Seal.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Aviaeology.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Friday 17 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit from 40 years or so ago, the Mania 1/72 Ki-51 'Sonia'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their combo series, the Hasegawa 1/200 KC-767 'World Tanker Combo'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another great Mike Good sculpture, Ultracast 54016: 1/32 Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot (mid-late war).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A most interesting read from their Duel series, Osprey's Panzer II vs 7TP.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another Luft '46 build was the Cape Hobby 1/72 FW Fighter (BMW 8011 Engine).

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday 16 April

KIT REVIEW: Richard F continues his lifting body builds with the Anigrand 1/144 Northrop M2-F2/F3.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat exotic that isn't on many radars is the Hasegawa 1/24 Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B "Police Car" .

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is for the Revell AG/Italeri kit, HAD Models 72104 1/72 JAS-39C/D Gripen .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  For those who love plans, there is Kagero's TopDrawings #22: The Pocket Battleship Admiral Graf Spee.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From well more than a dozen years back, here is a Luft '46 build, the Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf 'Flitzer'.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday 14 April

KIT REVIEW: Scott Lyle did a great job building his Meng 1/35 Renaut FT-17 (Riveted Turret).

KIT PREVIEW: Adding to their Limited Edition releases is the new Hasegawa 1/72 EA-18G Growler 'CVW-5'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A superbly sculpted figure for your big Tamiya Corsair is Ultracast 54015: 1/32 'Pappy' Boyington (Seated) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  In anticipation of Revell's new C-54 kit, here is Aero Research's Skymaster.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back more than a decade at the Hasegawa 1/72 Fw-190F-9 'Panzerblitz 1'.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 13 April

KIT REVIEW: Pablo Calcaterra has a nice start to this week with his Hobbycraft 1/48 CT-114 Tutor .

KIT PREVIEW: A neat three-pack of kits with a somewhat different take on things is the Hasegawa 1/72 Shidenkai no Maki Shidenkai, Hien, & Zero type 21.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet that should be quite welcome for some, Rising Decal 72060: Japanese Light Bombers Part II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This nice set is for the Z-M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48284: Ta-152 Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with the ProModeler 1/48 Fw-190D-11 .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Harald Wallutt for his assistance.

Friday 10 April

KIT REVIEW: It is nice to have a pleasant, trouble-free build from time to time and so it is with your editor's Hobby Boss 1/72 UH-1F Huey.

KIT PREVIEW: A neat bust that is perfect for those wanting to get their feet wet in the subject is the MJ Miniatures 1/16 British Army 91st Foot Regiment 1846.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet that I wish I'd had several weeks back is the RV Aircraft 72-018 MiG-15.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This nice set is for the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48283: Mirage III/V Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An interesting and rather topical title in their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's Su-25 'Frogfoot' units in combat.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  Anyone still reading this or am I wasting my time posting them.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rick Brownlee did some incredible painting on his Revell 1/32 FW-190D-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Dragon USA. Here is the latest from Barracuda Studios.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday 9 April

KIT REVIEW: Dale Rannals does his usual sterling work building the Panda 1/35 BMD-1 .

KIT PREVIEW: This is not a new kit, but it still looks pretty nice, the Italeri 1/72 Saab JAS-39B Gripen .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: More Russian things under wings with the Advanced Modeling 48230:  Kh-25ML Short Range Modular missile .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rodrigo Santos de Oliveira built an interesting looking Tamiya 1/48 FW-190D-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . The results for the DC-3/C-47 Contest have been posted.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday 7 April

KIT REVIEW: Richard F builds another interesting subject in resin, the Anigrand 1/144 Northrop HL-10.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a pair in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW: An older kit that still makes into a very nice model, the Testors/Italeri 1/72 B-25C Mitchell.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Airfix kits, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48282: Spitfire I/V Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fascinating title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Gunboats of WWI .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A fairly nice representation of this plane is the Academy 1/72 Fw-190D-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Lou Neil for helping out.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 6 April

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment presents another of his great early aviation scratchbuilds. This time it is the 1/72 1910 Fabré Hydroplane.

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that is really very nice and this one offers 15 markings options, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104J/CF-104 Starfighter.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another fine pair of Russian missiles is Advanced Modeling 48207-1: Short Range Missile with P-62-1 Launcher.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next title in their Squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #9: The Forgotten Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back before there was the Hasegawa kit, Erik Whipple built the Rutman Productions 1/32 FW-190A-8.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Eric Berg for his kind assistance.

Friday 3 April

KIT REVIEW: Your editor goes on and on about the Revell AG 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper.

MM FEATURE:  Here is the second installment on Model Photography.

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that I hope Airfix adds to its update listing, this one a US boxing, the MPC 1/72 F-84F 'Thunderchief' (sic).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This next metal gear set is for the Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72104: Gnat T.1 Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next title in their recent Airframe Detail series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Do-17Z .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ray Snazel did a super job building his Dragon 1/48 FW-190A-8 .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from our friends at Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 27 March.

Thursday 2 April

KIT REVIEW: Mike Kleber goes really big with his Airfix 1/24 Ju-87B Stuka.

KIT PREVIEW: Donald Zhou takes a thorough look at the Meng 1/35 M2A3 Bradley w/BUSK III.

DECAL REVIEW:  How about a nice, big Warhawk sheet, FCM 32017: 1/14 G.Av P-40s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Gotta have something to move all that Russian ordnance, so how about with the Advanced Modeling 48111: Bomb Loading Cart .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that has been superseded over the years but is still out there is the Italeri 1/72 Fw-190A/F-8 .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Wednesday 1 April

KIT REVIEW: Brian Baker does some major work to produce the Revell 1/72 Huff-Daland 'Duster'. No foolin'

MM FEATURE:  Here is the latest update in the world of N-gauge, Silver Rails #11

KIT PREVIEW: Though a kit that is older than some readers, it is worth picking up if you find one, the Mania 1/72 Ki-51 'Sonia'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice 1/72 drone sheet is Caracal Models CD 72034: MQ-9 Reaper.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: More cool Russian ordnance with Advanced Modeling 48075: KAB-500L 500kg LGB.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine photo CD, this time it is Aero Research's Warbirds Collection #6 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has the blast today with his Dragon 1/48 FW-190A-7  .

MM CONTEST: You may now submit entries for the TV & Movies Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Kitty Hawk Models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Monday, 30 March *

KIT REVIEW: Frank Spahr works his usual magic on the Naval Models 1/350 HNLMS Friesland.

KIT PREVIEW: A truly crude short run kit is the undoubtedly ancient Flugzeug 1/72 Arado Ar-240.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great Hornet sheet that includes both legacy and super bugs is Furball Aero-Design 48-040: 2014 NAS Oceana Air Show Review.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A great set of 'things under wings' is the Advanced Modeling 48074: KAB-500Kr 500kg TV Guided Bomb.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A part of their 'Elite' series and one I very much enjoyed reading is Osprey's WWI Battlefield Artillery Tactics.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of their limited edition kits with resin upper wing tanks was the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-7.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Today is the last day to vote.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Wednesday

Friday, 27 March

KIT REVIEW: Your editor installs several times the base price of the kit in aftermarket to bring you the Hobby Boss 1/72 MiG-15UTI.

MM FEATURE: One of the most important parts of any article are image. Here is the first installment on Model Photography.

KIT PREVIEW: One of their many limited edition kits, the Hasegawa 1/72 RF-4C 'USAF Special'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available in 1/72, Caracal Models CD 72033: F-16 Florida Makos.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A great set of 'things under wings' is the Advanced Modeling 72227: Kh-25 Short Range Missile (AS-10).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver went big with the Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190A-5.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March. For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Japanese Twins.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. A new book series is coming from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to George Oh for his generous assistance.

Thursday, 26 March

KIT REVIEW: Gilles Pepin provides today's feature article with his Hobbycraft 1/72 CF-100 Mk.5 'Canuck'.

KIT PREVIEW: Today's look into the box is the superbly done Bronco 1/35 KV-85.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very well researched sheet for the Revell kit is Aviaeology AOD48034: Venturas in Canada 4.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their monographs is Kagero's Ju-88 Volume 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that was considered the best when it came out was the Academy 1/72 FW-190A-5.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March. For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Japanese Twins.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday, 24 March

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment brings us another one of his great scratchbuilt aircraft, the 1/72 Bloch M.B. 80/81 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to Messerschmitts for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW: A neat anime related space ship is the Hasegawa 1/1300 Bentenmaru

DECAL REVIEW:  A This nice sheet is for the Italeri kit, Caracal Models CD 72028: T-45 Goshawk.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's US Standard-type Battleships 1941-45 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Crude by today's standards, the  Matchbox 1/72 FW-190A-4.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March. For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Japanese Twins.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bruno Muller for his assistance.

Next update is Thursday

Monday, 23 March

KIT REVIEW  Richard F begins our week with his Airfix 1/144 BAC 1-11 .

KIT PREVIEW: If you are into drones, then this is a nice one, the Revell AG 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper .

DECAL REVIEW:  A well researched sheet for the Minicraft kit, Aviaeology AOD72034: Venturas in Canada 3 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their superb reference books is  McFarland Publishing's American Military Training Aircraft since 1916.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver did a nice conversion to make the Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190A-3 (conversion).

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Friday, 20 March

KIT REVIEW  Your editor goes cheap today with the Airfix 1/72 MiG-15 .

KIT PREVIEW: A nice choice for this series is the Black Label 1/35 Saladin Mk.2.

DECAL REVIEW:  For modern USAF modelers, here is a nice one, Caracal Models CD 48080: F-15C/D Lakenheath Eagles .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well written reference on Japan's somewhat unique WWII fighter, Kagero's Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien & Ki-100.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Fernando Rolandelli has today's peek back into time with the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190A-3.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March.

Thursday, 19 March

KIT REVIEW  Otis Goodin has today's feature article with his superbly done Wingnut Wings 1/32 DFW C.V (late).

KIT PREVIEW: A great tank kit that comes with extras is the new Dragon 1/35 Tiger I ausf E (early).

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a very nicely done and superbly researched sheet, Aviaeology AOD72012: "First Kill" Hudsons.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great reason to join IPMS Canada is Random Thoughts 37/1 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A very nice kit for those who model in this scale is the Tamiya 1/72 FW-190A-3.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is news on Valiant Wings' most recent book.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March.

Tuesday, 17 March

KIT REVIEW  Richard F has today's feature article with his Hobby Boss 1/72 AH-1S Cobra .

KIT PREVIEW: Another nice figure set is the Master Box 1/35 'British Infantry, Somme Battle Period - 1916'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second sheet for the ICM kit is Caracal Models CD 48079: C-45 Expeditor pt 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is a look back at the Planet Models 1/48 FW-190v18/U1 Känguru.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday, 16 March

KIT REVIEW  Frank Spahr begins our week with a superb conversion to make the Airfix 1/600 HMS Marlborough.

KIT PREVIEW: A neat and very detailed British tractor is the Bronco 1/35 Loyd Carrier #2 Mk.II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice 1/700 air wing set is Starfighter Decals 700-107: Lexington Air Group 1941-42.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Tarangus kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48281: Viggen Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Air Vanguard series is Osprey's Messerschmitt Bf-109 A-D series.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, our look back is from the king of reboxes, the Italeri 1/72 FW-189A-1 'Uhu'.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from DMC models. Next from Kitty Hawk Models; a UH-1Y.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

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