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Monday, 15 July
Apologies to all, but I've become quite ill so no update today or tomorrow.

Friday, 12 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Martin McClendon put a lot of effort into his Hasegawa 1/48 F-14A Tomcat . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is the Thundersport 1/43 1972 Porsche 917/10   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  First book I've read on this subject is Tempest Books' Messerschmitt Me-328   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Sinuhe Hahn built the Hobbycraft 1/48 P-40B/C  .

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Thursday, 11 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds another Eduard 1/48 P-51C Mustang . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their limited edition kits is the  Hasegawa 1/72 F-14D 'Tomcat': VF31 Tomcatters  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  A kit I've built several times since this one is the Airfix 1/72 Hawk 81A-2   .

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Tuesday, 9 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler put a lot of work into this long duration build of the Novo/Frog 1/72 Beaufort Mk.I  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  An easy assembly kit is the HobbyBoss 1/72 Spitfire Vb/trop    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Here is Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/48 P-39Q Airacobra  .

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Monday, 8 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his build of the HobbyBoss 1/72 MiG-15bis  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is one that should interest large scale plane builders, the  Border 1/35 Spitfire Vb  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the new Dora Wings kit is Techmod 48083 M.S. 406 C1    .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  From 2000 is the Academy 1/72 P-39N/Q Airacobra  .

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Friday, 5 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Marcello Rosa put a lot of effort into his Hasegawa 1/450 HMS Vanguard  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nicely done kit with a lot of parts is the Modelsvit 1/72 Mirage IIIEA/EBR  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their photo book series is Peko's Panzer-Rgt./Abt.18 on the Battlefield  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  A kit that still makes a very nice model is the Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming next from Valiant Wings .

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Thursday, 4 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a pair of Kitty Hawk 1/48 F9F-8 Cougars

KIT PREVIEW:  Her is their most recent reboxing of the Eduard 1/48 P-39N Airacobra .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Lee Kolosna did his usual clean work on the Academy 1/48 F-5E (P-38) Lightning .

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Tuesday, 2 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford builds another of his civil subjects, the AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR9

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas previews the Airfix 1/72 F-18 'Top Gun'.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Greg Ewald did nice work on the Monogram 1/48 P-38M Lightning .

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Monday, 1 July 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee starts us off with his HobbyBoss 1/48 Yak-38 Forger A

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, it is the Italeri 1/72 Spitfire Vb.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Part of their Asia at War series is Helion's Soviet Military Aviation in Central Asia .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Richard F built the  Dragon 1/72 P-38M .

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Friday, 28 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor builds the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Vc

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is an easy assemble kit, the HobbyBoss 1/72 P-39N "AirCobra".  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Nice to find a company that makes some interesting shades, Arcus enamel paints.   .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice photo compilation book is Peko's Through the Lens #3 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Tom Cleaver built the Trumpeter 1/32 P-38L Lighting  .

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Thursday, 27 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Rob Hart provides a review of the Tameo 1/43 Alfa Romeo 177 . 

KIT PREVIEW:    A real oldie is the Revell 1/72 P-39 Airacobra.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Always a delight to go through, here's the latest: Aero Research's USN/USMC A-4 Skyhawk Pt.9 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Part of their easy assembly line, the Hobby Boss 1/72 P-38L-5 Lightning   .

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Tuesday, 25 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Joe Essid builds a double kit, the Encore 1/72 Ba-349 & Fi-103R . 

KIT PREVIEW:   Rob Hart provides his opinions on the Techmod 1/48 Ansaldo A-1 “Balilla” .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  With the new season comes Random Thoughts 46/2 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Tom Cleaver went big with the Trumpeter 1/32 P-38H Lightning  .

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Monday, 24 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford does another very nice civil aircraft, the Brengun 1/48 Extra EA300L . 

KIT PREVIEW:   This is a welcome rebox as it includes a bunch of extras;  the Eduard 1/72 Marauder B-26F/G.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the large plane builder is Euro Decals 32139: Vought Corsair Collection   .      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Ship Craft #33:  British Light Cruisers  is a welcome addition to this series.

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Going  back to 1996, we have the  Hasegawa 1/48 P-38F/G/H Lightning .

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Friday, 14 June 2024 *

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds one more for his Greek AF collection, the Academy 1/48 F-86E(M) . 

KIT PREVIEW:   A fairly new kit is the Dora Wings 1/48 Morane-Saulnier MS.406C1.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb book with lots of images and profiles is Classic Books' Macchi MC.200/202/205 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  From the archives we have Tom Cleaver's Trumpeter/Cutting Edge 1/32 Hawk 75s .

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Note that I'll be taking a week off for site maintenance and recuperation. Next update is 24 June.

Thursday 13 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his large Mustang collection with the Eduard 1/48 P-51D Mustang . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas has a look at a fairly old one, the Hobbycraft 1/72 F2H-3 Banshee.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  From the early days, the Hobbycraft 1/48 P-36 .

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Tuesday, 11 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  H Davis Gandees  builds a presentation model using the Atlantis 1/92 B-24J Liberator . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One I've had in my stash for probably 35 years is the Williams Bros. 1/72 C-46 Commando.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their Middle East War series is Helion's Airpower and the Arab World 1909-1955 Volume 10  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Today it is Drew Nix' Azur 1/72 Curtiss Hawk 75A-4  .

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Monday, 10 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart puts his efforts into the Monogram 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  What looks like a very nice kit, the Arma Hobby 1/72 Hurricane Mk.IIB trop .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST   Mike McLeod does an epic build of the  Williams Brothers 1/32 P-35  .

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Friday, 7 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor completes yet another one, this time the Academy 1/48 MiG-21MF   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I bet most of you didn't know existed, the Matchbox 1/32 Citroen Legere .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST   From 1996 is the Meicraft 1/72 P-35  .

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Thursday, 6 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds another classic car, the Monogram 1/24 Mercedes 540K Roadster  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another limited edition boxing is the Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5K Hellcat 'Target Tow Plane" .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST   Joel Hamm put in quite an effort with the LF Models 1/72 Curtiss XP-31 'Swift' .

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Tuesday, 4 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas does a fine job with his Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another limited edition boxing is the Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IX 'Continental Spitfire'   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  After a bit of a hiatus, the latest sheet is Max Decals 7226; Irish Civil Classics Pt.1   .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST   A kit from the early days is Brian Baker's  Revell 1/72 P-26A  .

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Monday, 3 June 2024

KIT  REVIEW: John Summerford built a very nice Airfix 1/72 Heron II   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Today it is an older MPC/Airfix kit, the MPC 1/72 Lockheed U-2   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in the Tank Craft series is Tank Craft #42: Jagdtiger Tank Destroyer  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST   Today, it is Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/32 P-12 E  .

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Friday, 31 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Your editor builds the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190A-3  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from the late 60s that is still the best in this scale is the Hasegawa 1/32 Ki-43-II 'Hayabusa': 59th Flight Regiment  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  It has been a while since we've seen one from this series; Valiant Wings Publishing: The Falklands War  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST   A fairly basic older kit is the Matchbox 1/72 P-12E  .

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Thursday, 30 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds the Eduard 1/48 P-51C Mustang  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly recent kit and one I'm keen to build is the Modelsvit 1/72 Mirage IIIE .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set I bought to go along with today's preview kit is Reskit 1/72 Mirage IIIE Exhaust Nozzle .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Michael Stanley did nice work on the Accurate Miniatures 1/72 P-6E .

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds the Kinetic 1/32 F-86F-40 Sabre   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their mid-war kits is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Potez 25 Salmson 18 CMb  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An informative title with lots of illustrations is Stratus Publications' Polish Wings #38: Morane-Saulnier MS.406    .

BLAST FROM THE PAST A Hasegawa 1/72 EP-3E Orion was built by Carmel Attard.

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Monday, 27 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Hans Gertje adds a full engine to the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51 Mustang  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice newer kit is the Arma Hobby 1/48 Hurricane Mk.IIB   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This one is particularly interesting; Helion's Decades of Rebellion vol.1   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST Carmel Attard built the Frog 1/72 Airspeed Oxford .

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Friday, 24 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice conversion to make a Airfix 1/48 Sabre Mk. 6  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest release is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Potez 25 Renault 12 Kg  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice reference is Stratus' Fighting Ships of the US Navy 1883-2019 Vol.4 pt.2  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST Today, it is Matt Swan's Testors 1/48 Ohka  .

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Thursday, 23 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell shares his build of the Tamiya 1/48 F2A-2 Buffalo   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I bought because of a recent decal review is the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Vc  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Rob Hart reviews Schiffer's Kaman H-43  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST Joel Hamm built the AZ Models 1/72 Stinson OY-2 Sentinel.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Joe Essid finished work on his Monogram 1/72  B.737-100    . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is another car kit, this one from the mid-60s, the MPC 1/32 Volkswagen    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well done profiles book on these famous Polish fighters is MMP Books/Stratus PZL Combat Fighters  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST John Anthony's Academy 1/72 OV-10A Bronco is our pick from the archives.

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Monday, 20 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Mark Rossman provides a nice history and photos of his Hasegawa 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  How about a model of Toyota's first car, the Tamiya 1/24 Toyota Model AA    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Spitfires are the feature on Euro Decals 72141: Supermarine Spitfires over Malta  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST Tom Cleaver has our look into the archives with his Roden 1/48 OV-1A Mohawk.

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