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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.  

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

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.  

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 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 .  

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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 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. 

Friday 30 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas has built the Airfix (Italeri) 1/72 C-47 Skytrain.

KIT PREVIEW:  One from the past is the MPC 1/72 Henschel Hs-129.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This one is for the 1/72 A-10 modeler; Caracal Models CD 72112: A-10A 'Cold War Hogs'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another from their great Europe at War series is Helion's Operation Deliberate Force: Air War over Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992-1995 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is the Kiwi Resins 1/72 Percival Vega Gull.  

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 29 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the Roden 1/48 T-28 Trojan.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older kit from the 70s is the Mania 1/48 Ki-27 'Nate'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new release for the 1/48 Hun builder is Euro Decals 48131: F-100D Super Sabre Pt.1.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo compilation is Aero Research's USN/USMC Collection Pt 14.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Carmel Attard's MPM 1/72 Lockheed Vega.  

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

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

Tuesday 27 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro shares his build of the Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87G Stuka.

KIT PREVIEW:  A must for any USN trainer collection is the Kinetic 1/48 T-45 Goshawk.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A new sheet for the Hasegawa kit is Caracal Models CD72118: CV/MC-22 Osprey.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  One of their new releases that ship fans might like is Kagero's The Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Kevin Thompson's VEB/Plasticart 1/100 Tu-114 .  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to George Ruscoff for his welcome assistance.. 

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

Monday 26 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou starts our week with the really big Trumpeter 1/16 M1A2 SEP Abrams.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their multiple limited editions is Hasegawa's 1/72 B-25J Mitchell "Solid Nose Part 2" .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the F-15 modeler is Caracal Models CD 48201: ADTAC Eagles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Patrick Barratt tackled the Revell/Matchbox 1/32 Tiger Moth.  

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

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

Friday 23 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Peter Chiu has his first article with MM and it is the Italeri 1/72 Caproni Ca.313. I'm sure he'd like some feedback.

KIT PREVIEW:  An earlier limited edition is the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109E-3 'Condor Legion' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This is the third new sheet on the Nate, Lifelike 48-058: Type 97 Fighters Part 6.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book full of profiles and a decal sheet is Kagero's Messerschmitt Bf-109A-F.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart built the  Revell 1/144 L-1049G Super Constellation .  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news from Valiant Wings.

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

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

Thursday 22 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds yet another Airfix 1/48 Spitfire F.XIV .

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that is still quite nice is the MPC 1/72 Spitfire Vb.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Today's offering is the most welcome Caracal Models CD 48192: A-10A 'Cold War Hogs'  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look back is Paul Oberle's Guillow's 1/16 Spirit of St. Louis.  

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

Tuesday 20 April

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford does nice work with the Special Hobby 1/72 Do-27 'Civilian Service'.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is one of their nice twin engine bomber kits, the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-49-II Donryu w/radar.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Today's offering is Lifelike 48-057: Type 97 Fighters Part 5.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A neat book on an interesting subject is Kagero's Fiat G.55 Centauro .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  For those who like vintage air racers, I'd recommend the Williams Bros 1/32 Shoenfeldt Firecracker .  

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

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

Monday 19 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee begins our week with his Polar Lights 1/1000 USS Grissom & Bird of Prey.

KIT PREVIEW:  Still a very nice kit, the Fujimi 1/72 F-4M Phantom II.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Today's offering is Caracal Models CD 48191: A-10C USAF Warthogs.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another interesting title from their 'Photosniper' series is Kagero's The 38M Toldi Light Tank.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Ben Brown's Welsh Models 1/144 Canadair Regional Jet.  

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 October. 

Friday 16 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro adds to his shelves with the Hasegawa 1/48 FW-190A-8.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice reboxing is the Wolfpack 1/48 S-2E Tracker 'ROK Navy'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great new sheet is Lifelike 48-056: Type 97 Fighters Part 4 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A superb but pricey kit was the Aerotech 1/32 Percival Mew Gull.  

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 October. 

Thursday 15 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has a go at the Arma Hobby 1/48 PZL P.11c.

KIT PREVIEW:  As far as I know, the only kit of this variant in this scale is the Fujimi 1/48 Bf-109G-14/AS .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Another very nice Skytrain sheet is Iliad Design 72020: Unusual C-47s  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The first offering of their new series is Kagero's Eastern Front Vol.1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kelly Jamison built the fairly difficult High Planes 1/48 'World Jet' Mustang.  

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 October. 

Tuesday, 13 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee discovered that the Hasegawa 1/72 MV-22B Osprey wasn't quite as straight-forward as he'd hoped.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their kid friendly snap kits is the Revell-Monogram 1/32 Goodwrench Monte Carlo.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is for the USAF version; Caracal Models CD 48189: A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  If you like to read about areas in WWII that are infrequently covered, you'll like Helion's Air Battles over Hungary 1944/45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another nice mid-wars racer was the Noix 1/32 Nieuport-Delage sesqiplane.  

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 October. 

Monday, 12 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh builds another oldie from the '60s, the Revell 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt .

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their ex-Mania kits, the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-48-II (Lily) '75th Flight Regiment'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Here we have a nice American Mossie sheet: Caracal Models CD 48183: USAAF Mosquitos.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A welcome addition to a growing series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #44: Spitfire F.22 & F.24 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The Aeroclub 1/72 Monospar ST 25  was built by Carmel Attard.  

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 October. 

Friday 9 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit that is almost as old as he, the Testors/Hawk 1/48 T-33A Shooting Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older offering is the Matchbox 1/72 Me-410A-2/U4.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:   Keith Kozlowski has a look at Superscale 48-336 F4D Skyray Data.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Eduard  CX 263: Ju-188 Canopy Mask

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Nice to see this type of book on the shelves: Kagero's Japanese Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that turned out very well is the Noix Models 1/48 Macchi M.39. 

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

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

Thursday 8 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to what must be a fairly large Spit collection with the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Vb.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release is the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6/AS.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A reprint with a bonus is Iliad Design 72015A: DeHavilland Canada DHC-6  .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the new Zvezda kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48398: Su-57 Landing Gear

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A major update that almost doubles the size of the book is Valiant Wings Publishing: Messerschmitt Me-262 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that turned out very well is the Noix Models 1/48 Macchi M.39. 

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 October. 

Tuesday 6 April

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford tackles the Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D Thunderbolt .

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that has not yet been eclipsed is the Italeri 1/72 Go-242/244.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the new Hobby Boss kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48397: MV-22 Osprey Landing Gear

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their superb histories is Helion's Angola Vol.3 - Angolan and Cuban Air Forces 1975-1985.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another small scale build was the Hasegawa 1/200 McDonnell Douglas MD-11. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news 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 October. 

Monday 5 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro starts us off with his Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-61-I tei.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares his impressions of the E2046 1/7 Youki Princess Mushroom.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Tarangus, Special Hobby, and Heller kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72184: Saab J32 Lansen Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next volume in what I'm finding to be an excellent reference is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 2 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is the nice Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/200 Lockheed L.1011. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Chuck Pilkington for his generous help. 

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

Friday, 26 March

Please note that MM will be on break next week and will return 5 April.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A limited edition boxing of one of my favorite types is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ju-88C-6 "Nachtjaeger".  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is an older set that is very nicely molded, the Paragon 1/72 Mosquito 2 Stage Merlins.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next offering in their photo series is Aero Research's A-6 Intruder and Prowler Pt 6.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard built the Czech Master 1/72 DFS Kranich Glider. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Frederic Schwieg, David Traill, and George Oh for their assistance.  . 

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

Thursday 25 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the recent Kinetic 1/48 IA.58 Pucara .

KIT PREVIEW:  The Fantasmagraphics 1/6 John Doe's Bones  is today's preview.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This useful set is for 1/72 modelers; the LF Models M7211: Ju-88 Camouflage MasksMore useful masks, this time the .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The Revell 1/144 Junkers G.38  by Alwin Broeckelmann is today's oldie. 

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 still working on those received in September.

Tuesday 23 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee has a very nicely done model that gave him a few issues, the Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest II.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, John Summerford tells us about the Dora Wings 1/48 Caudron C.630 Simoun.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Moving down a scale is the Furball Decals FDS 7202: USAF Super Sabres Pt.1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  More useful masks, this time the Eduard  CX 192: Ju-88C Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great read from these folks is  Helion's Operation Danube: the Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is the CMR 1/144 JRM-3 'Mars' Fire Bomber. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news 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 still working on those received in September. 

Monday 22 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds a Luft '46 kit, the Airmodel 1/72 He.P1078C.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another Limited Edition kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ju-188F "Long Range Recon".  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new one for the Hun fan is Furball Decals FDS 4821: USAF Super Sabres Pt.1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice etched set is for the Hobbycraft kit; Eduard  48 348: Bf-109C/D Here is something I would have never considered; .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jarold Erickson built the Minicraft 1/200 HK-1 'Spruce Goose'. 

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 still working on those received in September. 

Friday, 19 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro has a go at the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-2.

KIT PREVIEW:   Tom Hall provides his impressions of the AZ Models 1/72 D4Y5 'Judy' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This new sheet is for your Monogram or Kinetic kit; Furball AeroDesign 48-073: AV-8A Harrier .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is something I would have never considered; Dead Design 1/48 Ki-43-II/III 'Hayabusa' optical illusion control surfaces.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice addition to their aircraft in detail series is HMH's Douglas A-4M/N/AR/AF Skyhawk.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Chuck Holte did super work on his Czech Master Resin 1/72 Hughes H-1B. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Ron Richards and Laszlo Pocsi for their help. 

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

Thursday 18 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the new HK Models 1/48 B-17F Flying Fortress.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou has a look at the Revell 1/32 Spitfire IXc.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome reprint is Furball Decals FD 48045: Air Wing All Stars - Phantoms part 3.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very interesting book about the early war from a different point of view is Avonmore's South Pacific Air War Vol 4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is the Revell of Germany 1/720 Zepplin 'Hindenburg'. 

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 still working on those received in September.

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Spahr presents another of his neat nautical builds with the Airfix 1/72 RAF Air-Sea Rescue Launch.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their early boxings is the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109E-3.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for some is Furball Decals FD 48010: LoViz Devil Dog Scooters.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Yet another useful mask set is Dead Design 1/48 Ki-43-II 'Hayabusa' canopy masksA nice paint mask set is .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their well done 3D books is Kagero's The German Battlecruiser SMS Derflinger.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Hiott put a lot of effort into his Roden 1/72 He-111C “Lufthansa”. 

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Monday 15 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Today, we have Donald Zhou's Ryefield 1/35 Sturmtiger w interior.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many boxings is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ju-88C-6 "Zerstorer".  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  An interesting subject for a decal sheet is Exito Decals 48012: In Enemy Hands.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice paint mask set is Dead Design 1/48 Ki-43-II 'Hayabusa' insignia masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting book on this early biz-jet is Aero Research's Model 1121 Jet Commaner/Commodore Jet .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today it is Norm Samuelson's interesting Aero Base 1/160 Gee Bee R-2. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is on the way from Croco.

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

Friday 12 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart ends our week with his Dragon 1/48 M1A1 AIM.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is another NASCAR snap kit, the Monogram 1/32 Country Time Thunderbird.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Another neat accessory decal sheet is Furball AeroDesign 48-075: F-18E/F/G cockpit decal set.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Airfix kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72183: MiG-17 Fresco Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver has our oldie today; the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Gulfhawk II. 

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Thursday 11 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the HobbyBoss 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief.

KIT PREVIEW:  Tom Hall takes a look at the Fujimi 1/72 D4Y4 'Suisei.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Their next new 1/48 sheet is Exito Decals 48011: Pacific Warriors.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the ICM kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48396: Do-217J Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that I know I'll be using as a reference for the type is Kagero's A6M Reisen Vol. 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Ben Brown's nicely done Revell AG 1/144 Fokker 100. 

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Tuesday 9 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro provides one of his builds, the Tamiya 1/48 J2M3 'Raiden', a kit first released in 1973.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice F-14 offering, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14B 'Super Tomcat'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat decal sheet for the 1/48 Tomcat crew; Furball AeroDesign 48-074: USN Flight Suit Patches.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is a neat accessory, idea,  Dead Design 1/48 Ki-43 'Hayabusa' Gear Well Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Campaign series is Osprey's Stalingrad 1942-43 (1) .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another oldie from MM's earliest days is the Revell 1/96 Fokker F.27 . 

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

Monday 8 March

KIT  REVIEW:  To start off our week, we have John Summerford's well done Hasegawa 1/48 SAAB J.35F Draken.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit which should still make a very nice model, the  Hobbycraft 1/48 AT-33 'COIN bird'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  For their second 1/32 sheet, we have Exito Decals 32010: Eastern Front Fighters.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their other set for the late 109E is LF Models M4834: 1/48 Bf-109E (late) is set is for the Fine Molds kit;  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to this growing series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #43: Hawker Typhoon.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Steven Pietrobon's Airfix 1/72 Fairey Rotodyne . 

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Friday 5 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor adds to his growing Oscar collection (I'd like to thank the Academy...) with the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-I '64th Flight Regiment'.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit which should still make a very nice model, the Dragon 1/48 Me-262B-1a/U1 Nachtjaeger .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  For their first 1/32 sheet, we have Exito Decals 32003: Sexy Spitfires.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Fine Molds kit; Dead Design 1/48 Ki-43-III 'Hayabusa' canopy masks .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Steve Mesner tackled the High Planes 1/48 F8F "Conquest I". 

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Thursday 4 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a dual build with the Hasegawa 1/48 AU-1 Corsair.

KIT PREVIEW:  A limited edition kit in one of their more popular series is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104J Starfighter '203rd Squadron'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A super new sheet for the Hun fan; Euro Decals 72131: F-100D Super Sabre Pt.1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  George Oh did very nice work on the Entex 1/144 Dornier Do.X. 

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am still working on those received in early September.

Tuesday 2 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro does anime with his Hobby Boss 1/48 Me-262A-1a.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older snap NASCAR is the Monogram 1/32 DuPont Monte Carlo.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Nice to see this one reduced in scale,  Euro Decals 72125: 57 FIS F-4C Phantom II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For the AZ Models kit;  Montex SM48319: Ki-48 'Lilly'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great Top Drawings offering is Kagero's The Heinkel He-219 Uhu.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Diane Krause's nice Hasegawa 1/200 DC-10-30. 

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am still working on those received in early September.

Monday 1 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou starts us off with an article lost in the crash of 2020, the Takom 1/35 M.46 Patton .

KIT PREVIEW:  It is an old kit, but the best if you want to do a prototype, the Entex 1/48 F-16 Fighter .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Another neat accessory decal offering is Fantasy Printshop A5 solid color sheets.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A useful set for the 109 modeler is LF Models M4833: 1/48 Bf-109E (late).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo collection is Aero Research's Civil Collection #8.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Richard F's Hasegawa 1/200 Douglas DC-9 . 

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am still working on those received in early September.

Friday 26 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Scott Lyle shares another of his clean builds with the ICM 1/48 Do-17Z-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a very nice older kit, the Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III ausf L .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Another new pair of accessory sheets are Fantasy Printshop FP 617/618 Stripes .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the ESCI/AMT/Revell/Italeri kit;  Eduard  48 156: S-3B Viking.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A fairly extensive update is Valiant Wings Publishing: Spitfire part 1 (2nd edition).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kevin Thompson built the very nice Minicraft 1/144 Douglas DC-8-71. 

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Thursday 25 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the very nice Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-I 'Hayabusa'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Speaking of Oscars, here is a look at the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa 'Flight Training Regiment'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A pair of neat accessory sheets are Fantasy Printshop FP 505/506 Stars .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: An interesting set for small scale armor; Part P72-065: Panzer III ausf M fenders.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great offering from this series is Tank Craft #8: Sdkfz 251/9-22: 1944-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is the Minicraft 1/144 DC-6A . 

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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For those wondering why I have not gotten to your article. I am still working on those received in early September.

Tuesday, 23 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Spirios Pendedekas tackles the Classic Airframes 1/48 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older snap kit is the AMT 1/32 Purolator Lumina.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Special Hobby kit; CMK 1/72 P-40 wheels (diamond tread) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their military photo series is MMP Books' Camera On #23: Staff Cars #2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving up a scale from yesterday is the Nitto 1/100 DC-3/C-47. 

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Monday, 22 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou presents another nice sci-fi build, the AMT 1/750 Cardassian Galor Class Cruiser .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that almost didn't make it, the KP 1/72 SF.260 over Africa.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the KP kit; Peewit 1/72 UC-67 Bobcat/Crane Masks .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Middle East War series is Helion's Air Power and the Arab World 1909-1955 Vol 3.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, one from the early days, Andy Abshier's Minicraft 1/144 DC-3 . 

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Friday, 19 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro closes out the week with his Revell 1/72 Ju-88C-6Z/N Night Fighter.

KIT PREVIEW:  If you like large scale helos, then this is for you; the Kitty Hawk 1/35 MH-60R Seahawk

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Designed for the Fly kit, PMask Pk72121: 1/72 Bf-108 Taifun .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Jean-Paul Poisseroux share his thoughts on the Encyclopédie Des avions de BOMBARDEMENT FRANÇAIS 1939-1942.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Alwin Broekelmann built the venerable Glencoe 1/81 Curtiss Condor. 

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Thursday, 18 February

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver has his weekly offering, the Eduard 1/48 P-51D/K (F-6D).

KIT PREVIEW:  One more of their limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-I '11th Flight Regiment'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Here is a nice set for the Clear Prop kit;  Dead Design 1/144 Ki-51 'Sonia' canopy masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The Proteus Models 1/72 Convair CV-440/C-131 turned into a very large model. 

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Tuesday 16 February

KIT  REVIEW: Brian Baker builds another interesting model, the Veeday 1/72 Fokker D.VIII glider conversion (v.30)today's feature with his .

KIT PREVIEW:  From the king of limited editions, here is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-48-II (Lily) 'Special Equipment'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another goodie for the Special Hobby kit; CMK 1/72 P-40 cockpit sidewalls and control column .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their campaign series is Osprey's The Balkans 1940-41 (1) .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A bit of fancy with the Heller Concorde

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Monday 15 February

KIT  REVIEW: Torben Plesberg has today's feature with his Airfix 1/72 Hawk T.1A.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is one many have been awaiting, the Kitty Hawk 1/48 FJ-3 Fury

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Special Hobby kit; CMK 1/72 P-40 wheels (block tread).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Top Drawing series is Kagero's The Battleship USS California .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Alan Wanta built the somewhat pricey Le Mans Miniatures 1/43 Bugatti Avion 100P

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Friday 12 February

KIT  REVIEW: Your editor managed to finish a kit, the KP 1/72 MiG-19S/F-6 'In Arab Service'. Yes, I know the guns are bent.

KIT PREVIEW:  A surpisingly detailed snap kit is the AMT 1/32 Citgo Thunderbird

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Tamiya kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48396; MiG-15 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Flight Craft series is Pen & Sword's Mitsubishi A6M Zero .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Continuing through the civil section is the Hasegawa 1/200 B.767-200

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Thursday, 11 February

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver shares a double build of the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire IIa/b.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking double kit with lots of options is the Fly 1/72 Bf-108B 'Taifun'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kitty Hawk kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48395; SH-60B/F Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to this series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single #24: Hs-126B-1 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Next up, Andrew Forster built the Minicraft 1/144 B.757-200

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Tuesday 9 February

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas built the shares his build of the Hasegawa 1/48 J7W1 Shinden.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit that should build into a fine model is the Academy 1/35 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (late)

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Airfix/SMM kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48394; Gnat T.1 XP 505 Probes.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a really fine book on the subject; Osprey's Panzer IV.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is your editor's Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing 737-500

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Monday 8 February

KIT  REVIEW: Francisco Santoro shares his build of the Revell 1/32 Ju-88A-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from the early days of plastic modeling is the Atlantis 1/48 '55 Chevy 2 ton Stake Truck.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This fairly complex set is for the GWH kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48393; Su-27 Flanker Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: Another of their great histories is Helion's The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Part 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is Michael Johnson's Minicraft 1/144 Boeing 737-300

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Friday 5 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra gets civil with the Hobbycraft 1/72 Dash 8.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat looking kit for those with limited shelf space is the Wingsy 1/144 Ki-51 'Sonia'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is for the Italeri kit but should work on others; PMask Pk48044y 1/48 Ju-87B-2 Stuka.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Jean-Paul Poisseroux has a look at Vampire et Mistral Français Volume 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A quirky little kit the Mun-Ruc-Din 1/200 B.727-100

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Thursday 4 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver presents the recently released Special Hobby 1/48 Brewster 239 "Taivaan Helmi over Finland".

KIT PREVIEW:  One of Tamiya's limited release kits is the Tamiya 1/35 LRDG Command Car & Breda 20mm AA Gun.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful camouflage mask set is LF Models M4819: 1/48 Ju-87B/R Stuka .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The best book I've read on the subject is Specialty Press' Vigilante!.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is the Minicraft 1/144 Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Tuesday, 2 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou built a rather interesting vehicle, the Takom 1/35 M9 Armored Combat Earthmover.

KIT PREVIEW:  Something car modelers might like is the AMT 1/25 'The Judge' 69 GTO Funny Car.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most welcome accessory for the RS models kit is Peewit 1/72 NA.64 'Yale' Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super addition to their Air Campaign series is Osprey's Sinking Force Z - 1941.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is John Kauck's Minicraft 1/144 C-143 'Dixie Clipper'

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Monday 1 February

KIT  REVIEW:  George Oh does a nice, but fairly small one, the Bandai Proton planet-destruction missile.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice looking fairly new kit, the Special Hobby 1/72 P-40N Warhawk.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most welcome accessory for the AZ models kit is Peewit 1/72 Bf-109G-12 Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent book on the subject is Pen & Sword's Vickers VC.10 and Super VC.10.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Built many years ago, here is the Williams Brothers 1/72 Boeing 247

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news from Exito Decals, Specialty Press, and Valiant Wings.

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Friday 29 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor builds what is still a very nice kit, the Fujimi 1/72 F-86F-40 Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice Limited Edition kit from the re-issue masters is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-II Hayabusa 'Mainland Defense'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something I bought to go along with today's preview kit is the Eduard  EX193: Ki-43 Oscar Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their great CD collection is Aero Research's A-4 Skyhawk Collection Pt 6.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard did another of his vac builds, the Khee-Kha 1/72 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.   

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Thursday 28 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his Mustang collection with the Eduard 1/48 F-6D/K Mustang

KIT PREVIEW:  A car kit that provides some buyer beware info, the AMT 1/25 1932 Ford Coupe.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Pretty much a 'must have' for this kit is the Eduard CX 410: Blenheim IVF 1/72 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice addition to the series and a great reference is HMH's Mirage III/5/50.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm built a very colorful Sword 1/72 Beech Staggerwing

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Tuesday 26 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou goes big with the Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair

KIT PREVIEW: A relatively new kit that looks like it might take a bit of work is the Clear Prop 1/72 UH-2A/B.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another useful set for the Sword kit is Peewit 1/72 Curtiss P-40K Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A thoroughly enjoyable read is Avonmore's Pacific Adversaires Vol 3.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today we have the Aoshima 1/48 'Airwolf'  by Dan Hamilton

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Monday 25 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas presents a nice vacuform, the Airmodel 1/72 Me-261

KIT PREVIEW: One of the earliest limited editions of this kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87B-2 'Desert Stuka'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful set for the Sword kit is Peewit 1/72 TBM-3W 'Guppy' Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a title that many have been awaiting and it was worth it; Valiant Wings Publishing: The Hawker Hurricane .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Bryan Bodily scratchbuilt a 1/32 Bede BD-5J

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Friday 22 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor builds what in many ways is the best 1/72 P-40 kit, the Special Hobby 1/72 P-40E Warhawk

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that I expect won't be easy is the  AZ Models 1/48 Ki-48-I 'Lily'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for some older kits is Print Scale 72-164: Hs-126.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: I bought this to use on today's preview kit, the AZ Models 1/48 Ki-48 Correction Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that I think all IJAAF fans will like is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Tim Mansfield's Revell 1/144 Airbus A320

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Thursday 21 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the recent Special Hobby 1/72 Bf-109E-4

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G 'Mount Olympus' .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Their first 1/72 sheet is Stormo Decals 72001: Sabre Mk.4/F-86E in Italian Service.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is a useful set for the Hasegawa kit: Eduard  48 230: Bf-109G-6 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well written book on an interesting subject is Pen & Sword's Tank Warfare 1939-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard built the Italeri 1/72 Eurofighter EF 2000B

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news from Valiant Wings.

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Tuesday 19 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Shanee Cowland tackled the Academy 1/48 Bf-109T-2

KIT PREVIEW: A nice addition to their smaller scale armor line is the Tamiya 1/48 M1A2 Abrams.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is a useful set for the Hasegawa kit:  New Ware NWAM0277: S-3 Viking kabuki masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another well written history is Helion's The Chaco War 1932-35: Fighting in the Green Hell.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This is Tom Cleaver's Airfix 1/48 Etendard IVP

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Monday 18 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou builds a really small scale kit, the Bandai 1/100,000 Super Star Destroyer 'Executor'

KIT PREVIEW: A nice looking recent release is the KP 1/72 JRC-1 'Bobcat'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: For those who really like detail, there is Eduard  FE 370: FW-190A-8 placards .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's British Battleships 1890-1905.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is another one from a ways back, the Fujimi 1/72 E16A1 'Paul'

MM CONTEST:     Two Engine Bombers. Voting is Closed.  

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Friday 15 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor completes a kit that he thought would be on the shelf of doom forever, the Revell 1/72 F-16C

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look at the recent Roden 1/144 FW-200C-6 Condor.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This one is for the Hobbycraft kit;  Eduard  FE 139: Bf-109D Zoom etched set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book I found very interesting is Pen & Sword's Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From about 20 years back, the MPM 1/72 E14Y1 'Glen'

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends today.  

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Thoisday 14 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does another Spitfire, this time with a bit of a difference, the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR.XIVE

KIT PREVIEW: This is a bit of an older kit that is still very nice, the ICM 1/48 Lagg-3 Series 7/11.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For 1/32 WW2 USN modelers, Master Details 32072: F6F/F4U/TBM main wheels (diamond tread).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great read on the beginnings of US military aviation is AirWorld's  Strike From the Air.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Dale Rannal's Nichimo 1/48 Aichi E13A1b “Jake”

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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Tewsday 12 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee does a super job building the Modelsvit 1/48 P-51H Mustang

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look in the box of the Dora Wings 1/48 P-43 Lancer.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another mask set, this time for the Trumpeter kit; Eduard  JX178: Ju-87A Stuka 1/32 Canopy Mask .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is their next offering in this combination history/photo series; Casemate's Operation Bagration .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: This is Graham Riddle's nicely done Revell AG 1/144 E-2C Hawkeye

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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Monday 11 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg kicks off the week with his Airfix 1/48 Spitfire PR.XIX

KIT PREVIEW: A kit with a lot of positive feedback from enthusiasts of the type is the AZ Models 1/72 Hornet PR.2.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set is for the Hasegawa kit; Eduard  EX048: Ju-87B Stuka 1/48 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great addition to this series is Pen & Sword's Images of War: Essex Class Carriers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard has today's oldie with his Hasegawa 1/72 E-1A Tracer (conversion)

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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Fryday 8 January

KIT  REVIEW: Your editor manages to actually finish a kit. In this case, it is the Academy 1/72 P-40E Warhawk

KIT PREVIEW: A nice looking short run kit is the RS Models 1/72 NAA-64 P-2.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat sheet to do an early Tomcat is Caracal Models CD 72106: F-14 'The Early Years'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Gavia kit is Eduard  FE 207: La-7 Zoom etched set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Always something I look forward to. Here is a peek at IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 42/4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Joel Hamm's Williams Bros. 1/72 Douglas World Cruiser

INDUSTRY NEWS:  What's coming from Specialty Press. Good news from Valiant Wings.

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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Thursday 7 January

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds the new Bronco 1/48 MiG-15  and provides a fairly comprehensive history to boot. 

KIT PREVIEW: A viable alternative to the Hasegawa kit is the Trumpeter 1/32 Bf-109F-4/trop.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a colorful option for the Matchbox kit;  Caracal Models CD 72046: DHC-6 Twin Otter part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Eduard kit; Eduard  CX 407: Bf-110C 1/72 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This volume covers WWI; Helion's Air Power and the Arab World: 1909-1955 Vol 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the archives is the Azur 1/32 Dewoitine 520

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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Tuesday 5 January

KIT  REVIEW: Donald Zhou provides today's feature article with his Academy 1/35 AH-1Z 'Viper'  .

KIT PREVIEW: This kit was initially released in the 60s and has been updated a few times since; the Tamiya 1/35 Panther ausf A.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice Tomcat sheet is Caracal Models CD 48168: F-14 'The Early Years'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Zvezda kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72182: C-130 Hercules Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in this neat series is Tank Craft #27: Panzer III-Operation Barbarossa 1941

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tim Campbell has today's oldie with the Tamiya 1/48 Dewoitine D.520

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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Monday 4 January

KIT  REVIEW: Ryan Grosswiler kicks off the new year with his Academy 1/72 PBY-5 Catalina .

KIT PREVIEW: One of the less seen 109s is the AZ Model 1/72 Bf-109G-12.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A super sheet for modern day builders is Caracal Models CD 48141: F-35B Joint Strike Fighter.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the recent Eduard kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48392: Spitfire I Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their latest photo collection is Aero Research's USAF Collection Pt 13.               

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today we have Carmel Attard's Pavla 1/72 Dewoitine D.510

INDUSTRY NEWS:  A new line from the folks at Master Details .

MM CONTEST:    Entries are closed for Two Engine Bombers. Voting is underway and ends on 15 January.  

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