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Monday 21 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh builds another oldie. This time it is the Hasegawa 1/72 Lightning F.6.

KIT PREVIEW: An older kit that is still worth building is the  Monogram 1/48 A-37 Dragonfly.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet that will be welcome to many;  Euro Decals 48132: F-100D Super Sabre Pt.2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Top Drawings series is Kagero's Messerschmitt Me-210/410.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A very nice kit is the Academy 1/72 F-8E Crusader.

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Friday 18 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro shows us his ProModeler 1/48 Bf-110G-4.

KIT PREVIEW: An interesting new short run kit is Mikro-Mir's 1/144 Handley-Page Hastings .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Another of their 'basics' sheets is  Caracal Models CDB48008 SAC Badges and Bands.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Julian Dixon did a nice stand model; the Hasegawa 1/72 F-8C Crusader.

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Thursday 17 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver tells us how to build the Revell 1/48 Beaufighter 21.

KIT PREVIEW: A short production run Soviet trainer is the Croco 1/72 Yak UT-3.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  One of their 'basics' sheets is Caracal Models CDB48007 TAC Fin Markings .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Singles series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single #26: Avia S-199.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, it is Jeff Brundt's Revell/Hasegawa 1/32 F-5E Tiger II 'Swiss'.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  The latest news from Valiant Wings

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Tuesday 15 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg does his usual fine work with the Airfix 1/72 Firefly V .

KIT PREVIEW: Another neat short run resin kit is the Croco 1/72 Clark GA.43.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This set is for the Hobby Boss kit;  Caracal Models CD48180: TA-7C/EA-7L  Twosairs.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another correction piece for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48459: FW-190A/F/D 'Blown' Hood .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their latest release is Valiant Wings Publishing: Henschel Hs-129.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Michael Johnson built the Italeri 1/72 F-5E Tiger II  .

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Monday 14 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Grant Lehman kicks off the week with his Hobbycraft 1/48 CF-105 Arrow.

KIT PREVIEW: A neat short run resin kit is the Croco 1/72 Avia 51.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a nice offering for the Roden kit;  Caracal Models CD48165: OV-1 Mohawk.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A correction piece for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48458: FW-190A/F/D Standard Hood .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A welcome reprint is Valiant Wings Publishing: Bv-141.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that took a bit of work, but turned out well was the Classic Airframes 1/48 F-5B 'NATO Allies Pt 2' .

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Friday 4 June*

MM will be on break until 14 June to allow me to recuperate and celebrate my birthday.

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds the still nice Eduard 1/48 Yak-3.

KIT PREVIEW: An oft overlooked kit is the Hobby Boss 1/72 F-84G Thunderjet.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for the Viper fan is Caracal Models CD72120: F-16 'Dark Vipers' 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another set for the 1/32 Revell kit, BarracudaCast BR 32340: Spitfire IX Wing Correction Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to this popular series is Helion's MiGs in the Middle East Vol. 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The best there was until the Kinetic kit is the Classic Airframes 1/48 F-5A 'NATO Allies Pt 1'  .

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Thursday 3 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a near repeat with the Dora Wings 1/48 Bloch MB.155 C.1.

KIT PREVIEW: Though not the best in this scale, still a nice looking kit; Trumpeter 1/144 F-15C Eagle  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice new set for the Hercules modeler; Caracal Models CD72117: USAF C-130s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the 1/32 Revell kit, BarracudaCast BR 32461: Spitfire IX (late) Aerovee Carb Intake.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:     A nice older kit is the ESCI 1/72 RF-5A Freedom Fighter.

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Tuesday 1 June

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds the Eduard 1/48 Tempest V series II.

KIT PREVIEW: One of their Limited Editions; the Hasegawa 1/72 EA-6B Prowler 'VAQ-136 Gauntlets' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another useful set for the 1/32 modeler is BarracudaCast BR 32448: Bf-109F/G Separate Control Surfaces.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to this popular series is Tank Craft #31: Tiger I & Tiger II Tanks - Last Battles in the East, 1945 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Fernando Rolandelli's Hasegawa 1/72 F-4S Phantom II “USS Midway Low Visibility”.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  A welcome second edition from Valiant Wings.

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Monday, 31 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra puts a lot of work into the Classic Airframes 1/48 Fairey Battle.

KIT PREVIEW: A fairly neat new kit is the ICM 1/48 BQM-34A Firebee .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For those doing the Revell kit, the BarracudaCast BR 32158: Bf-109G-6 Upper Gun Cowling (Erla) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their nice photo compilations is MMP Books' Camera On #25: 15cm sIG 33.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still a vary nice kit is the  Fujimi 1/72 Phantom FG.1 .  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Friday, 28 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas tackled the Hobbycraft 1/48 Vampire FB.52.

KIT PREVIEW:  One you may want to avoid is the Revell 1/48 F-15A Eagle.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A very nice resin update piece is BarracudaCast BR 32157: Bf-109G-6 Upper Gun Cowling (standard).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a book that should appeal to the WWI enthusiast:  Tempest Books' British Two Seaters of the Great War.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Angus McDonald shares his build of the fairly poor Revell 1/72 Phantom FG.1 / FGR.2 .  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Thursday, 27 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the recent Armory Model Group 1/48 Fairey Flycatcher (early).

KIT PREVIEW:  One of the original 'love liners' is the Hasegawa 1/200 B.737-200.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great set of resin wheels for big kits is BarracudaCast BR 24450: Spitfire I-IX covered main wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their comprehensive reference books is MMP Books' Finnish & German Seaplane Colours 1922-1945.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Not the best kit, but typical of the series is the Tamiya 1/100 F-4K/M  .  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December.

Tuesday, 25 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds the Academy 1/72 Super Etendard.

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford has another for us, the Mark 1 1/720 K-Class Blimp.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great set of resin wheels for big kits is BarracudaCast BR 24449: Spitfire I-IX five slot main wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their superb histories is Helion's Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru Vol 3.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit of which I've built quite a few is the Monogram 1/72 F-4J Phantom II.  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Monday, 24 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou adds to his growing Abrams collection with the Panda Hobby 1/35 M1A2 SEP.

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford shares his opinion of the ICM 1/48 Ryan KDA-1(Q-2A) Firebee.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great set of resin bits for big kits is BarracudaCast BR 24435: Bf-109E/F Main Wheels (ribbed tires).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One from the early days is the Italeri 1/72 F-4G Phantom II .  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in December. 

Friday, 21 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver finishes our week with his Dora Wings 1/48 P-35A/J-9  .

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat add on set or just by themselves is Fantasmagraphics 1/6 Rat Pack   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Want the next level of detail for your big Hurricane? BarracudaCast BR 24425: Hurricane 4 Slot Wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An updated edition with 16 more pages is  welcome addition to this interesting series is MMP's Macchi C.202 Folgore.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Fernando Rolandelli's Hasegawa 1/72 F-4EJ Kai Phantom II “Air Combat Meet 2007” .  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November.

Thursday, 20 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas has today's feature article with his Heller 1/35 Super Frelon .

KIT PREVIEW:  Tom Cleaver gives us the lowdown on the Special Hobby 1/32 Whirlwind I.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade set for the Hasegawa kit is the Eduard  FE 319: F-4J/S Phantom II Zoom etched set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A welcome addition to this interesting series is Tank Craft #32: Panther Medium Tank- IV SS Panzer Division Eastern Front 1944

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: An odd combination of raised and engraved detail on the Hasegawa 1/48 RF-4E Phantom II 'JASDF'.  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Tuesday, 18 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra goes really big with the HK Models 1/32 Lancaster .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice Limited Edition is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18C Hornet 'Atsugi CAG Combo'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in this neat series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single #26: Bf-108B-2 Taifun.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Simon Hedge built the Revell 1/72 RF-4E Phantom II .  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  An update from Valiant Wings.

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

For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Monday, 17 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro shares his build of the Trumpeter 1/48 F9F-2 Panther .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from the 80s is the Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/200 B.737-200 .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet provides some neat options;  Print Scale 72056: Westland Sea King.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Always a joy to read through is Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #30.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is Ben Brown's Tamiya 1/32 F-4E Phantom II .  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Friday 14 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does a bit of kit bashing with the High Planes 1/72 P-47N Thunderbolt.

KIT PREVIEW:  Tom Hall provides his impressions of the Eastern Express 1/72 Yak-9T.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet provides nearly a dozen options; Print Scale 72124:  Henschel Hs-129.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a superlative volume on a well known event, Helion's Cold War Berlin: An Island City Vol 1 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This second gen kit was built as a stand model;  Hasegawa's 1/72 F-4E Phantom II.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest releases from Fantasmagraphics.

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

For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Thursday 13 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver tackles the Dora Wings 1/48 MB.152 (Late).

KIT PREVIEW:  What looks like a pretty nice kit is the ICM 1/72 Dornier Do-17Z-2 .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A must have set for the Hasegawa kit is the Eduard  CX 068: Ki-67 'Hiryu' Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Learned a lot reading this one; Casemate's British Fighter Aircraft in WWI.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Lee Kolosna's Hasegawa 1/48 F-4C/D Phantom II.  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Tuesday 11 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his presentation build of the Heller 1/72 Alpha Jet.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit but one that has become stupidly expensive is the Takara 1/100 F-100D Super Sabre  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet for several kits of this plane is Techmod 72107 Dornier Do-17Z .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  I dare say there are few jet fans who have not built the Monogram 1/48 F-4C Phantom II.  

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

For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Monday 10 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro really liked the Airfix 1/48 P-40B Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares his impressions of the Tamiya 1/35 M47 Patton.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  The latest new sheet for Italian aircraft fans is Stormo 48010: G.55 Italian Aces Part I.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that still makes a nice model is the Monogram 1/72 F-4C/D Phantom II.  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Friday 7 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds adds to his large scale 109 collection with the Revell/Alley Cat 1/32 Bf-109H.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that makes into a nice model, the US Airfix 1/72 F-15A/B Eagle.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A must have set for the Hasegawa kit is the Eduard  CX 097: Ki-49 'Donryu' Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Once more a fascinating read is Helion's Wings of Iraq Vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of the largest kits I've ever built was the Revell 1/32 RF-4C Phantom II.  

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Thursday 6 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver puts his skills to use building the Encore 1/48 F-102 Delta Dart.

KIT PREVIEW:  Still a nice kit though it has been superseded, the Fujimi 1/72 Sea King Mk.41.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72185: SBD/A-24 Dauntless Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is the  Fujimi 1/72 RF-4B Phantom II .  

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

For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Tuesday 4 May

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford has today's feature article with the Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest V.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is one from the mid-1970s, the Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A very useful sheet for the Hasegawa kit is Rising Decals RD72089: Ki-49 Donryu .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of their aerobatic kits, the A-Model 1/72 Yak-53.  

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

For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

Monday 3 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Joe Essid shares his experiences building the Dragon 1/35 Red Army Scouts & Snipers.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-67 Hiryu '170th Bomber Regiment'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  I'm jazzed to see this new sheet; Euro Decals 72132: F-100D Super Sabre Pt.2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to a series I really enjoy is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 3.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A very nice kit is the  Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest releases from BarracudaCast.

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

For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am now working on those received in November. 

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