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Friday 22 February

KIT REVIEW:  Martin Harms has today's offering with his Revell Jolly Roger Pirate Ship.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that is not only quite nice, but still fairly available, the Fujimi 1/72 F-86F-40 Sabre .      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet that goes along with today's preview is LF Models C72193: F-86F over Ethiopia and the Congo

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Graham Mison went with a mid-size scale for the Heller 1/43 Mercedes C9

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news from Oz-Mods.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.

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

Thursday 21 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver shares his impressions of the new Airfix 1/48 Hunter F.6 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at what the Airfix kit is replacing, the Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice sheet is LF Models C72176: T-33 Shooting Star over Libya

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Adding to their superb books on camouflage, here is MMP Books' Finnish Jet Colours .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Hiott has today's blast with his Accurate Miniatures 1/24 McLaren M8B

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Finally, (it's about damn time), the results from the A-4 Contest

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

Tuesday 19 February

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh does another of his super oldies with the Revell 1/72 Ki-84 'Hayate' (Frank).

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at a non-standard scale kit for plastic cars, the Heller 1/43 Citroen DS 19.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the 1/72 Sabre builder is LF Models C7291: F-86F Sabre over Spain

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another title in the TankCraft series is Tank Craft #14 Centurion Tank.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.       

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A superb small scale multimedia kit is the Marsh Models 1/43 McLaren M.1A

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Monday 18 February

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou begins our week with his very nicely done Tamiya 1/35 Challenger II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from the 70s in a less than standard scale, the Tamiya 1/100 A-6A Intruder.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Those who like the Strike Eagle will be pleased with Caracal Models CD 48149: F-15E Strike Eagle (Lakenheath)

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the earliest days of MM, the AMT 1/25 Krako March 88C Indy Car

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news from Valiant Wings.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Dale Rannals, and Brendan McGovern for their help.

Friday 15 February

KIT REVIEW:  Joel Hamm ends our week by tackling the Sword 1/72 FJ-3 Fury.

KIT PREVIEW:  Rick Reinbott looks at an older double set, the Revell 1/48 Vietnam Aces kit.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   Here is part two for the Kitty Hawk release; Caracal Models CD 48147: RF-101C part 2

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The latest in their Airframe and Detail series is  Valiant Wings Publishing: The Focke-Wulf Ta-154.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Pablo Calcaterra deviated from his normal builds for the Polar Lights 1/24 Mach 5

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Thursday 14 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's feature with his Eduard 1/48 I-16 type 29.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I'm currently building is the Trumpeter 1/48 L-39C Albatros.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   For the Monogram or HobbyBoss kit is Caracal Models CD 48143: F-105F/G Wild Weasel

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  If you are building the Hasegawa kit you might want to consider the Quickboost 1/72 B-25H/J Mitchell Engine Cowlings.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another great title in their Aces series is Osprey's Ju-88 Aces of WWII.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A kit type that one doesn't see much any more is the  Monogram 1/25 1990 Lumina NASCAR

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Tuesday 12 February

KIT REVIEW:  Another nice mid-war civil type is Michael Rohde's Huma 1/72 Fieseler Fi.5.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to 109s for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  An earlier offering is the Academy 1/48 MiG-29A Fulcrum.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   Designed for the Meng kit with lots of options is Caracal Models CD 48140: F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Revell kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48364:  Beaufighter TF.X Landing Gear.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Staying with open wheelers, the AMT 1/25 Lotus 29 Indy Car

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Monday 11 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard begins our week with the delightful Aeroclub 1/72 DH.83 Fox Moth.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their multiple limited editions is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18C Hornet 'VMFA-212 Lancers'.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice new sheet with lots of options is Caracal Models CD 144013: KC-97 Stratofreighter

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Tamiya kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48363:  Spitfire I Landing Gear.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: The Monogram 1/24 MAC Tools IndyCar was built by Shawn Payne

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Good news from the folks at Valiant Wings.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Friday 8 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit that has become a bit of a favorite, the Airfix 1/72 F-86F Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new helo kit for rotorheads, the Kitty Hawk 1/35 AH-6M/MH-6M 'Little Bird'.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   This one may not interest most of you, but it did me, the Pattos 1/32 1987 Folgers Monte Carlo

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Wingnut Wings kit we have the Scale Aircraft Conversions 32141: FE.2b (late) Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back at another nice Can-Am car, the Marsh Models 1/43 Lancer Lola T-70

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Thursday 7 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a rarely seen kit, the Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-15bis.

KIT PREVIEW:  The first time this particular aircraft has been produced in this scale is the Kitty Hawk 1/32 RF-5E Tigereye.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   A pretty old decal sheet is Microscale 72-289: F-86Fs

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This massive set is for the new Hobby Boss kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32140: B-24J Liberator Landing Gear

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A couple of well matched subjects is in Osprey's Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-kai 1944-45.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of their earliest kits is the Monogram 1/24 Kurtis Kraft Racer

INDUSTRY NEWS:

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Markus Torma and Wayne McKee for their help

Tuesday 5 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard takes a rare break from this usual scale to build the Sierra Models 1/48 Curtiss F6C Hawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou provides us with his thoughts on the Bandai 1/48 Star Wars: X-Wing (Moving Edition).      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:   Biplane buffs might be interested in Aeromaster 48-317: Fighting Polikarpovs Pt.3

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's oldie is from Grenville Davies with his Tamiya 1/24 Jaguar XJ 220

MM CONTEST:  You may now start sending in your entries of the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Monday 4 February

KIT REVIEW:  Michael Rohde starts off this week with the Merit 1/48 J2F-5 'Duck'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look back at an oldie. The Hasegawa 1/72 RA-5C Vigilante.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet with four options for the AMT kits is Aeromaster 48-312:  Tigercat Night Prowlers Pt.2

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Powers has our look into the archives with the Testors 1/4 Harley Davidson Twin Cam 88

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.    

MM CONTEST:  You may now start sending in your entries of the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

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

Friday 1 February

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee gets February underway with his Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat.

KIT PREVIEW:  A somewhat older kit of a rather interesting variant is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2-K.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a most complete sheet for the Trumpeter kit; ArmyCast decals 48011: L-39C Albatros

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another superb title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's French Battleships 1914-1945 .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mark Hiott has today's oldie with his well done Testors 1/9 Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. You may now start sending in your entries of the Airliners contest. Once I stop procrastinating, I'll tally up the previous contest votes and post them.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Last donation 17 January  

Thursday, 31 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the second offering from a combo kit, the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou provides us his impressions of the Trumpeter 1/16 M1A2 SEP Abrams.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Airfix kit; Eduard  CX507: B-25C/D Mitchell 1/72 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very nice selection of oldies is in Aero Research's USAF Collection #12.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Blair Stewart did his usual fine work on the Lindberg 1934 Ford Pickup Truck

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Tuesday 29 January

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh presents another of his builds of things from the plastic Jurrasic, the Revell 1/72 A6M5 Zero .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from one of our favorite Korean companies is the Academy 1/72 F-14A "VF-2 Bounty Hunters".      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another useful set is the Eduard  CX500: Q1W1 'Lorna' 1/72 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This is a very well done new book on a popular subject; Stratus Publications' Polish Wings #25: Fokker E.V/D.VIII.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of my 1/43 Can-Am cars is the MA Models 1/43 Honker II

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Monday 28 January

KIT REVIEW:  Michael Rohde has today's feature article with his Classic Airframes 1/48 De Havilland Hornet F3 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that seems to have disappeared from general release is the Hasegawa 1/72 B-25H Mitchell.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set that could be useful with today's preview is the Eduard  CX016: B-25J Mitchell 1/72 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A new series to me is Tank Craft #9: Cromwell and Centaur Tanks .  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Ingemar Caisander built the rather large Monogram 1/8 1979 Firebird Trans Am

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Friday 25 January

KIT REVIEW:  A very nicely done kit that your editor would have no qualms about building again is the Tamiya 1/72 F-84G Thunderjet.

KIT PREVIEW:  A well done older kit that can be difficult to find is the Italeri 1/72 B-58 Hustler.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A superbly referenced sheet with six options is Starfighter Decals AD 7203: The Sea Kings of Project Apollo

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is a very nice set for all 1/48 wide wheel 109s: BarracudaCast BR 48391: Bf-109G-10/K-4 Wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A fun build of a classic from the 60s is the AMT 1/25 "Fireball 500"

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Thursday 24 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's feature with the new Eduard 1/48 Tempest V srs1.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is another kit that has a few years on it, but is still very nice, the Academy 1/72 PBY-5A 'Black Cat' .        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a useful RAF serial sheet for the 1/32 WWII modeler: Euro Decals FP1080: 1/32 RAF Serials (to 1946)

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice metal set is for the recent Airfix kit: Scale Aircraft Conversions 72166: Wellington Landing  Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another great read from their Campaign series is Osprey's Fall Gelb 1940 (2) .  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look at a nice metal car model, the FDS 1/43 Ferrari 1512

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Tuesday 22 January

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard provides his build of the Pegasus 1/72 Sopwith Salamander.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that is uncomplicated and worth building is the  Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf-109B.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  A very useful sheet for builders of old Revell box scale kits is Starfighter Decals 540-102 Midway Class CVB  Markings

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great wheel set for the big scale Wurger is BarracudaCast BR 32359: FW-190A-6 thru A-9, F, D Mainwheels - Smooth.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another superb offering from their Campaign series is Osprey's Brittany 1944 .  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From Grenville Davies we have his very nice Tamiya 1/24 Ferrari 360 Modena

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    More info on the coming book from Valiant Wings.    

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

Monday 21 January

KIT REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro has today's feature article, the Italeri 1/48 P-51D/K Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that looks like it will build into a fairly large model is the Special Hobby 1/48 Avia B-33.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  It is great that EuroDecals releases their sheets in all the major scales. After a bit of delay here is Euro Decals 32119: Bubbletop Mustangs

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Hasegawa kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72165: F-18A-D Hornet Landing  Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Plans fans will want to be sure to pick up Kagero's Messerschmitt Bf-110 volume II.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A very nicely done model is Mark Hiott's Hasegawa 1/20 Ferrari 312T2

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Friday 18 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor rescues another kit from the shelf of doom. This round it is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new tool kit to replace a golden oldie is the Airfix 1/72 Wellington IA/C.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome sheet for those who want their build to be a bit different is Caracal Models CDB 48003: USAF F-80, F-94, T-33 Buzz Numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another fine set that will also fit the recent Tamiya kit is BarracudaCast BR 48390: Bf-109G Wheels - smooth tire and plain hub.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A super history on a less than successful aircraft; MMP's PZL.23 Karas.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Though it is a slot car, it is a kit as well, the Penelope Pit Lane 1/32 1958 Ferrari 246 Dino F.1

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

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

Thursday 17 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his growing FW-190 collection with the Eduard 1/48 FW-190A-8/R-2 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A recent release that is welcomed by some of us, the Trumpeter 1/48 L-39ZA Albatros.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  1/72 'fin' builders will appreciate Euro Decals 72118: Tornado GR.4/4A Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Freedom Models kit we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 48362: IDF F-CK-1C/D Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A very nice Tamiya 1/12 Ducati MHR  was constructed by Patrick Barratt

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the latest from Special Hobby.   

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

Tuesday 15 January

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee shares his superb build of the MPC 1/72 Space 1999 Mk IX Hawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of a limited production aircraft is the Trumpeter 1/72 Nanchang Q-5Yi.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  A handy sheet of the F-86 fan is Caracal Models CDB 48002: USAF F-86 Buzz Numbers

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set will also fit the new Tamiya kit;  BarracudaCast BR 48389: Bf-109G Wheels - ribbed tire and plain hub.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another well done book on the 'backwater' front of WWII is Osprey's B-25 Mitchell Units of the CBI

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Wyll Jones built the AMT 1/25 General Lee (Dodge Charger)

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Today is the last day. 

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

Monday 14 January

KIT REVIEW:  Emmett Baker builds an old favorite, theMonogram 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest limited edition of this kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A Tomcat 'Top Gun'.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  A first from these folks is Starfighter Decals 2401: Mercury GT-40 Mk.II

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Wingnut Wings kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32139 AMC DH.2 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.              

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A fun build was your editor's Arii 1/32 1957 Daihatsu Midget

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Tomorrow is the last day. 

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

 

Friday 11 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor clears a kit from the 'shelf of doom', though it has taken months. Here's the Italeri 1/72 B-25B/C Mitchell.

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly recent release is the Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury FB.11.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  Moving to 1/48 scale for their stencil sheet is Euro Decals 48118: Tornado GR.4/4A Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Another nice set for the 1/32 modeler is BarracudaCast BR 32358: FW-190A-6 thru A-9, F, D Mainwheels - Ribbed.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   For their second compilation volume, here is a look at Scale Model Handbook: Theme Collection #2

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Russ Bundy produced a super model using the Bill Jorgensen 1/24 1977 Foyt/Coyote

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

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

Thursday 10 January

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh provides a delightful article on his build of the Revell 1/72 Hawker Tempest V.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their reputation is kept going with this new kit, the Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire I.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.            

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second sheet for this Sword kit is Caracal Models CD 72083:  FJ-3 Fury part 2

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Adding to their figure sets we have  Master Details 32064: 1/32 USAAF Waist Gunner .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   I love this series as they always cover neat stuff. Osprey's Superguns 1864 - 1991 is no exception.. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart did great work building the Accurate Miniatures 1/24 Corvette Grand Sport

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Coming soon from Specialty Press.  

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

Tuesday 8 January

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart does nice work with the old ESCI 1/48 F-86E Sabre.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson heads to the Pacific for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  The second boxing of this kit is the Airfix 1/48 Tomahawk Mk.II.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for those building this big plane is Euro Decals 32118: Tornado GR.4/4A Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Another of his superbly printed display platforms is Noy's Miniatures 1/144 Soviet/Russian bomber tarmac.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next up in their Squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #30: Spitfire V - Belgian & Dutch Squadrons

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's offering is one of my first metal car kits, the FDS 1/43 Cooper F.1 (1959)

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

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

Monday 7 January

KIT REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro begins our week with his Hasegawa 1/72 Kyushu J7W1 "Shinden".

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice limited edition offering is the Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11 'JMSDF 61 Sq'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  This great set is for the big Trumpeter kit:  Caracal Models CD 48137: EKA-3B Skywarrior 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A superbly cast set for the Tamiya and other kits is BarracudaCast BR 48388: Bf-109G Wheels - smooth tire and ribbed hub.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Always welcome, and this time moreso, is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 40/4

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A neat smaller scale car kit is the Tamiya 1/48 Citroen 11CV

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

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

Friday 4 January

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg does another double with the Skunkmodels Workshops 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that I somehow missed when it was released is the Special Hobby 1/48 D.558-1 Skystreak.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A comprehensive sheet for German Phantoms is Caracal Models CD 48136: Luftwaffe F-4F 'Norm 81' 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A superbly cast upgrade set for big scale Wildcats is Master Details 32063: 1/32 58 US Gallon Drop Tank

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another great issue is Scale Model Handbook: Figures #23

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A very cool large scale multimedia build is Blair Stewart's Revell 1/6 Chevrolet Corvette 327 Fuel Injected Engine.

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Eric Bergh for his support.

Thursday, 3 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver begins our year with the Airfix 1/48 Blenheim IF.

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome new release for modern military modelers is the Panda 1/35 M1296 Stryker Dragoon IFV.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the Kitty Hawk kit is Caracal Models CD 48073: RF-101C part 1 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Building a large scale early190A? Consider adding BarracudaCast BR 32357: FW-190A-1 thru A-6 wheels

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This latest CD is one of their more popular subjects:  Aero Research's Aggressors #4

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's oldie is from 2003, the ESDO 1/43 Chaparral 2A.

MM CONTEST:   Voting is underway for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Brett Mason, Neil Walsh, and Anonymous in SoCal for their support.

Friday 21 December*

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee takes us into winter with the  ICM 1/16 Night King .

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit, but one that looks very nice in the box, the Lindberg 1/25 '34 Ford Pickup.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome new sheet is  Caracal Models CD 72076: FJ-3 Fury part 1 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Another nice resin set is BarracudaCast BR 48356: FW-190A-1/A-5 mainwheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An excellent addition to their Combat series is Osprey's US Marine vs German Soldier 1918.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A real oldie from me is the Revell 1/25 1993 Trans Am Rain-Ex Camaro.

MM CONTEST:   You may start voting in the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Voting closes on 15 January.

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

This is the last update of 2018. MM is taking a break until after the new year. Thanks to you all for helping to make this last year a good one.

Thursday 20 December

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds a few extra bits to make his ProModeler 1/48 FW-190G-8 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Drew Pratt tells us about a neat set, the MiniArt 1/35 Railway tools and equipment.      

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet that ties in with yesterday's offering is Wolfpak Decals 72-123:Cruising 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A new release and a set that will fit the recent Tamiya kit is BarracudaCast BR 48387: Bf-109G Wheels - ribbed tire and ribbed hub.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: This neat little car kit was part of a FW-190 kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 BMW 327 .

MM CONTEST:   Entries Closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a link to what's new from Special Hobby

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

Tuesday 18 December

KIT REVIEW:  Joel Hamm treats us to another of his builds with the KP 1/72 Piper L-18C .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely molded large scale figure that is not connected with any series is E-2046 1/6 Yamashita's Sapphire.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great selection of subjects in Wolfpak Decals 72-122:Passing the Test 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the 1/72 modeler; BarracudaCast BR 72353: FW-190A-1 thru A-5 Mainwheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An excellent addition to their Campaign series is Osprey's Tsushima 1905.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Frank Spahr treated us to his Airfix Wallace and Gromit Anti-Pesto Van.

MM CONTEST:   Entries Closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

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

Monday 17 December

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg begins this week with his Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their Limited Editions is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet .     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at this year's 'thank you' sheet:  Wolfpak Decals 12-18: Thank You 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A superbly cast set for the new Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48350: Sea Fury Cowling Upgrade.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice compilation of articles is in Scale Model Handbook: Theme Collection #1

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Switching to things on wheels, we have Mark Hiott's SMER 1/24 Alfa Romeo 156.

MM CONTEST:   Entries are Closed for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the next neat item from Noy's Miniatures.  

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

Friday 14 December

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra & son add to their Flying Tigers shelf with the Revell 1/48 P-40B Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice variant on an early jet is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 S.E. 535 'Mistral'.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a set of the Hobbycraft kit; Expert's Choice 48-33: F-94B Starfire 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Len Roberto finishes out our run of items from the Ships archives with his Tamiya 1/350 IJN Yamato.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Page has been updated. Tomorrow is the last day to submit entries.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Bill Retoff for his support.

Thursday 13 December

KIT REVIEW:  Michael Rohde does his usual nice work on the Revell 1/48 C-45F Expeditor.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is the military boxing, the Amodel 1/72 DH-104 Devon.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice set for the Atlantis/Aurora kit is Vintage Flyer Decals VFD072-39: Continental DC-9-14/15 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Carmel J. Attard has our oldie with his Pavla 1/72 X-Craft Submarine.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Saturday is the last day to submit entries.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Jeremy Bense for his support.

Tuesday 11 December

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee does another neat Start Wars subject, the Bandai 1/72 B-wing.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a Luft '46 subject in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Lee Fogel provides us his insight on the Maquette 1/35 T-26-4.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the recently previewed Special Hobby kit; PMask Pk72119Y N-3PB.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the early days is T.Garth Connelly's Airfix 1/72 Vosper MTB.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Updated.     

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

Monday 10 December

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle tried a new technique on his Tamiya 1/35 BT-7 model 1935 that worked very well.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their earlier kits is the Special Hobby 1/72 Focke-Wulf Flitzer.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their Weapons series is Osprey's The Sterling Submachine Gun

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: John Reid has today's oldie with his amazing Sergal 1/78 HMS Victory.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Stephen Towle, Andreas Gordes, and Robert Sanges for their support.

Friday 7 December

KIT REVIEW:  Ben Brown does another nice car model, the Fujimi 1/24 Porsche 917K “’70 Le Mans Gulf Color”.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit of a fairly obscure aircraft, the Special Hobby 1/72 Northrop N-3PB.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Modelcollect kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72164: B-52D-H Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another nice selection from their Top Drawings series is Kagero's USS Astoria

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another of Frank Spahr's superlative builds is the Samek 1/700 HMS Vanguard.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

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

Thursday 6 December

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver finishes another from his 'shelf of doom', the Special Hobby 1/48 Gloster E.28/39 'Pioneer'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Thanks to a sale, your editor picks up an Airfix 1/48 'Boeing' P-51D Mustang.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Next in their metal gear sets for big WWI planes is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32138: Sopwith Triplae Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another winner in their Airframe Album series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Bristol Beaufighter

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is your editor's Mirage Hobby 1/400 U-1064 U-Boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

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

Tuesday 4 December

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee builds the still quite nice Tamiya 1/35 KV-1C.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their next 1/48 release is Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi Karigane Aircraft 'Kamikaze'.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great new book in their Duel series is Osprey's USN Destroyer vs IJN Submarine 1941-42

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Our next submarine is Kelly Jaimison's Revell AG 1/125 U-99 U-boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. A big thank you to Michael Kleber and Tom Glowacki for putting us over the top.

Monday 3 December

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does some extra work on his MPM 1/72 Hudson I/II 'Patrol Bomber'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice kit of a failed weapons system is Panda Hobby 1/35 M8 AGS.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A second volume of this impressive work is Histoire & Collections: French Air Force in North Africa 1940-67 #2

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kyle Bodily did his usual masterful work on the Yankee Modelworks 1/350 WWI German U-Boat U-35.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $300 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Eric Berg for his help. 

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