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Tuesday 26 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds a fantasy livery with the Hasegawa 1/72 Spitfire IX 'Strike Witches'.     

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford checks out the Bandai 1/72 Resistance X-Wing Fighter.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Images of war series is  Pen & Sword's Allied Armies in Sicily and Italy 1943-1945.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   When Alan Wanta was submitting articles, he did a lot of Luft '46. One of them was the  Unicraft 1/72 Blohm und Voss P.207/2.        

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thank for helping out.  

Monday 25 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his build of the Italeri 1/72 RF-4E Phantom II.     

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice resin car kit is the Starter 1/43 1952 Mercedes 300SL (Le Mans).

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra shares his impressions of First Kill - The Illustrated Biography of Wladyslaw Gnys.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, it is Caz Dalton's Revell 1/72 BV P.194.        

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

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

Friday 22 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor builds the rather nice HobbyBoss 1/72 A-4F Skyhawk.     

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly recent kit is the Hobby Boss 1/72 Rafale B.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is for the Hasegawa kit; Eduard  CX099: P-40E Warhawk Canopy Mask .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great read and you'll learn a few things in Osprey's MiG Alley.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   One of my early vac kits was the Wings '72 1/72 Bv-155v1 .        

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thank for helping out.   

Thursday 21 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh picks a fairly difficult kit to build; the Siga 1/72 FJ-1 Fury .     

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at another limited edition kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire VIII 'S.E.A.C.'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, it is Bob Swift's Airfix 1/72 Blohm & Voss Bv 141 B .        

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thank for helping out.   

Tuesday 19 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro built the Tamiya 1/48 Me-262A-1a .     

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the most recent boxing of the Airfix 1/72 Vampire T.11/J.28C.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great book on an interesting subject is  Pen & Sword's The Doolittle Raid.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit I built in the 80s was the Supermodel 1/72 BV-138C.        

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thank to Scott Falkenberg for helping out. 

Monday 18 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou does another dark knight kit, the AMT 1/25 Batskiboat.     

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is a bit different from the norm is the Special Hobby 1/48 SG.38.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From time to time one runs across a book that is well done and a bit different. Such is the case with Avonmore's Pacific Adversaries Vol 2.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Lester built the interesting Czech Models 1/48 Bv40 Glider-Fighter.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks Leon van Belzen and Marion Morris for helping out.

Friday, 15 May

KIT  REVIEW:  A kit I'm glad I finally got around to building is the Airfix 1/72 MiG-17F 'Fresco'.     

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that must have seen a zillion pressings is the Hasegawa 1/72 P-40E Warhawk 'Nose Art'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their Images of War series is  Pen & Sword's Early Jet Fighters 1944-1954.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The offering for today is the Huma 1/72 Bücker Bü-181 'Bestmann'.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

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

For those wondering, the current backlog is to the first week in March.

Thursday 14 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Michael Rohde does a fine job with the Classic Airframes 1/48 IMAM Ro.37bis.     

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit still well worth building is the Fujimi 1/72 A-6E TRAM Intruder.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: A neat concept for a sheet is AOA Decals 48-016: HMM-264 (REIN) Black Knights. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is the Valom 1/72 Northrop BT-1.       

INDUSTRY NEWS: On the way from Valiant Wings.                   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Raul Vargas and Richard Wadsworth for helping ou

Tuesday 12 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Frankk Reynolds provides today's feature article with his Tamiya 1/35 SAS Jeep.     

KIT PREVIEW:  This older Limited Edition kit is worth trying to find; the Hasegawa 1/72 F4F-3 Wildcat 'Yellow Wings'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: For their second 1/72 Intruder sheet is AOA Decals 72-010: Punchers and Tigers. 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is for the Tamiya kit;  Eduard  EX 032: F2A Buffalo Canopy Mask.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard has today's oldie, his Revell 1/48 PAH-1/Bo.105.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.     

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

Monday 11 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro kicks off this week with his build of the Pegasus Hobbies 1/48 FW-190A-3.     

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest is this very cool pair; the Kitty Hawk 1/48 Ural 4320 & APA-5D.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: A sheet I think will sell well is AOA Decals 72-002:  Intruder Sandbox. 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A nice set for your next German night fighter is Master AM72-016: FuG 220 German Radar Aerials .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, we have Paul Mahoney's Hasegawa 1/48 B5N2 'Kate'.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.    

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

Friday 8 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor hopes this inspires you to build something for the current contest. Here is the Qmen J-20 Mighty Dragon.     

KIT PREVIEW:  How about another Limited Edition kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire VIII 'S.E.A.C.'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another one from the early days, the Hasegawa 1/72 B5N2 'Kate' .    

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.    

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

Thursday 7 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver provides another nice build, the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-4.     

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford tells us about the Bandai 1/72 TIE striker.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the Tarangus/Special Hobby kit we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 72176: SAAB Viggen Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A very old and crude article from the early days is the Modelart 1/72 Berezniak-Isaev BI-1.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.    

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

Tuesday, 5 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell put a lot of work into his Williams Bros 1/32 P-35.     

KIT PREVIEW:  Another Limited Edition kit is the Hasegaswa 1/48 P-47D '47th Fighter Squadron'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the Trumpeter kit we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 72175: Tu-22 Blinder Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver did nice work on the Classic Airframes 1/48 BF2C-1 Hawk.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.    

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

Monday, 4 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou does another nice armor build. This go around it is the Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I (early).     

KIT PREVIEW:  There is no 'bad kit' of the 1/48 Airacobra and that includes the Hasegawa 1/48 P-400 Airacobra.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This nice set is for the Bobcat kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48378: IL-28 Beagle Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Scott Lyle did his usual exemplary work on the ProModeler 1/48 Bf-110G-4.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Cornelia Vogelaar and David Richard DeBace for helping out.    

Friday, 1 May

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor builds what turned out to be a very nice kit, the Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109G-6.     

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their nice limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 US-2B Tracker 'VC-10'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: A most welcome reprint is Leading Edge Decals 72.87 CF-18 Combat Hornets.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Pat Cauthery did nice work with the Italeri 1/72 Bf-110G-4.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.  

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

Thursday 30 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santor had a pleasant experience with the Hobby Boss 1/48 FW-190D-9 .     

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of this French fighter is the Revell 1/48 Rafale C.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The Eduard 1/48 Bf-110G-2 was nicely built by Tom Cleaver.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.  

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

Tuesday, 28 April

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford builds the neat Ebbro 1/48 Honda Jet.     

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is a kit originally released in 1952, the Atlantis 1/48 H-25 Army Mule.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee built the Eduard 1/48 Bf-110E     

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.  

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

Monday, 27 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg has a go at the Heller 1/72 Fouga CM.170 Magister.     

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice Limited Edition kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87B-2/R-2 'Greece Theater'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo CD is Aero Research's Commando.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Tom Cleaver's Dragon 1/32 Bf-110C-7     

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Egg.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to George Ruscoff and William Ferrante for helping out. 

Friday, 24 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler builds the AML 1/72 Fiat G.50bis/AS 'Freccia'.     

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice Limited Edition kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 P-40K 'CBI Campaign'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Frank Reynolds fills us in on a nice conversion:  Attitude Aviation 1/32 HA-1112 K1L. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Patrick Grué put a lot of effort into the Fujimi 1/48 Bf-110C/D     

MM CONTEST:   The next subject will be Egg.  Now accepting entries

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

Thursday 23 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker does the interesting A-Model 1/72 Nikitin-Sevchenko IS-1.     

KIT PREVIEW: This is a fairly old kit but still well worth building, the Hobbycraft 1/72 International Sabre 6.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: Chris Ismael reviews Fightertown 48-005: VFA-103 F-18F.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tim Peters did what is actually a fairly nice kit, the Matchbox 1/72 Bf-110C     

MM CONTEST:   The next subject will be Egg.  

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

Tuesday 21 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou builds another neat armor kit. This time it is the Tamiya 1/35 M109A6 Paladin.     

KIT PREVIEW: From 2006's line up of Limited Edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet "VFA-213 Black Lions".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: J-P Poisseroux tells us about Shyart #110: F-16AM 'Solo Display 2018 Belgian AF' .               

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Andy Garcia built the rather cool Eduard 1/48 Bf-110 Royal Class Kit (Bonus Part)     

MM CONTEST:   The next subject will be Egg.  

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

Monday 20 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Stephen Foster presents one of his superb scratchbuilds, the 1/72 Siemens-Schuckert R.1.     

KIT PREVIEW: Here is another oldie that is pretty much the only choice for this in this scale, the Revell 1/72 HH-3E 'Jolly Green'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: J-P Poisseroux tells us about Shyart #105: Mirage 2000-5 EC 1/2 'Cigognes' 2017.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver kitbashes a  Messerschmitt 1/48 Bf-109Z      

MM CONTEST:   The next subject will be Egg.  

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

Friday 17 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor completes what is really a fairly nice kit, the Minicraft 1/48 T-34A Mentor.     

KIT PREVIEW: An incredible new kit is the Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000D/N.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: For the 1/72 modeler, we have Caracal Models CD 72095: Dassault Rafale .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Brian Baker built the interesting Amodel 1/72 Bf-109X     

INDUSTRY NEWS: On the way from Valiant Wings.                 

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

Thursday 16 April

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford does a bang up job with his ICM 1/32 Gloster Gladiator.     

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their great 1/48 military vehicle kits is the Tamiya 1/48 Tiger I (late production).

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: Here is something interesting for the Viper fan; Caracal Models CD 48160: F-16 - The Early Years .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109v15 (a 109T prototype)     

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

Tuesday 14 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Michael Rohde builds the Hasegawa 1/48 E8N1 Type 95.     

KIT PREVIEW: Their second offering in this series is the Qmen F-35 Lightning II.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: A nice sheet for the Modelsvit kit is Caracal Models CD 48167: P-51H Mustang.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A bit late finishing this, but well worth the time spent is Osprey's Holding the Line.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is Mark Fordham's MPM 1/72 Bf-109T    

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

Monday 13 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker starts us off with his build of the Avia 1/72 Beriev MBR-2.     

KIT PREVIEW: A neat kit that should be a fun build is the Qmen J-20 Mighty Dragon.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: An excellent sheet for the Revell kit is Caracal Models CD 48156: Dassault Rafale .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very complete reference on the type is Kagero's Focke-Wulf FW-190A/F/G/S.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the then-new Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109K-4    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks  to Brett Mason and Charles Pilkington for helping out. 

Friday 10 April

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds did a fine job building the Tamiya 1/35 LRDG Chevy Truck .     

KIT PREVIEW: One of their Limited Edition releases is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet "VFA-102 Diamondbacks CAG".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW: Chris Ishmael looks at Speed Hunter Graphics 48-016: Export Vipers.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a nice one in a series I don't recall seeing before; Osprey's The Royal Dragoon Guards.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is an oldie from 1999, the Fujimi 1/48 Bf-109K-4    

MM CONTEST:   Results have been posted for Africa 1940-1943

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Cyrus Tolman and Frederick Warren for helping out.  

Tuesday 24 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra put a lot of work into the F.M. 1/48 Hampden .     

KIT PREVIEW: Another older limited edition boxing is the Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202 "Italian Co-belligerant Air Force".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is a nice upgrade for the recent Eduard kit;  BarracudaCast BR 48424: Tempest Ailerons and Elevators. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their Weapon series is Osprey's The Browning High-Power Pistol.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Pierre-Andre Boillat has our oldies with the Otaki 1/48 Bf-109G-6    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Monday 23 March

KIT  REVIEW:  George Oh starts our first full week of Spring (northern hemisphere version) with his Matchbox 1/72 Do-18G-1.     

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that I know will build well is the Hobby Boss 1/48 EMB-312 Tucano.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is a nice upgrade for the Airfix kit;  BarracudaCast BR 48348: Sea Fury Main Landing Gear Bay. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The story of a good airplane hampered by an engine is MMP's Blackburn Shark.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the Fujimi 1/48 Bf-109G-6 trop (Tropical Pik-as)     

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Friday 20 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor builds something fairly easy for today's article, the Tamiya 1/48 GAZ-67B.     

KIT PREVIEW: Another older limited edition kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 Kittyhawk Mk.IV.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is a nice upgrade for the big Trumpeter jets;  Master Details 1/32 J-57 Nose Accessory Cover and Fin Unit. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to the Images of War series is  Pen & Sword's The F-4 Phantom.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the Hasegawa 1/72 Bf-109G-6 'Gustav 6'                      

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Thursday 19 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh does another oldie from the 60s, the Monogram 1/64 P-40N Warhawk.     

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look at the Academy/Italeri 1/35 Staghound Mk.I 'late'. This is actually a pretty large vehicle .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set has a different tread pattern than yesterday's offering;  BarracudaCast BR 24413: F6F Hellcat Cross Tread Wheels. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest of their themed offerings is Scale Model Handbook: Theme Collection #6.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Gran built up a nice Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109G-5     

INDUSTRY NEWS: On the way from Croco.                 

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Today's main article complete's December's submissions.

Tuesday 17 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Michael Rohde does a very nice job with his Italeri 1/72 C.A.N.T. Z.501 'Gabbiano'.     

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their very nice 1/48 armor kits is the Tamiya 1/48 Panzerjäger 'Jagdtiger'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Hot off the presses is BarracudaCast BR 24412: F6F Hellcat Diamond Tread Wheels. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is volume 2 on this conflict;  Helion's Nicaragua 1961-1990 Volume 2: Contra War.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's nicely done ProModeler 1/32 Bf-109G-4    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Monday 16 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Spahr kicks off this week with his superb WEM 1/700 HMS Sussex.     

KIT PREVIEW: A nice short run kit is the RS Models SIPA S.10/Ar-396.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting reference book is Aero Research's Military Aircraft Insignia 1912-2016.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Even an old kit can look nice;  the  AMT/Otaki 1/48 Bf-109G-4/R-6 trop     

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

Friday 13 March

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford shares with us his build of the Hobby Boss 1/48 P-61C Black Widow.     

KIT PREVIEW: It is worth nearly $50 retail? Here is a look at the HobbyBoss 1/72 A-4F Skyhawk.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Another great bomber crew figure is Master Details 1/32 USAAF Copilot (Europe). 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next title in their 'Combat' series is Osprey's French Soldier vs German Soldier - 1916.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Tom Cleaver's ProModeler 1/32 Bf-109G-2    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Thursday 12 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh presents another of his wonderful old kit builds. This time the Revell 1/72 P-40E Warhawk.     

KIT PREVIEW: A nice kit that should be a fairly quick build is the Tamiya 1/48 GAZ-67B .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their list of world conflicts is this unexpected volume, Helion's Portuguese Dragoons 1966-1974.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf-109G-1/2  is still a fairly nice kit.      

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Tuesday 10 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra  adds the Airfix 1/48 Harrier GR.3 to his collection.     

KIT PREVIEW: By all accounts a very nice kit, the Wingsy 1/48 Ki-51 'Sonia'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  To go along with today's preview kit, Rising Decals RD 48029: Ki-51 'Sonia'.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Brian Baker's Hobby Boss 1/72 Bf-109G-2.     

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Monday 9 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Joel Hamm starts us off today with his AZ Models 1/72 X-3 Stiletto.     

KIT PREVIEW: John Summerford shares his opinions on the Wolfpack 1/48 T-38 Talon 'NASA'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Something to consider for the Italeri kits is Print Scale 72-329: Do-217K/M

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in this popular series is Tank Craft #20: Tiger I - Eastern Front Summer 1943.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Henri vanderStraeten's Hasegawa 1/48 FiSk 199 .    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Friday 6 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor has today's offering with the Weekend Edition of the Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MF.     

KIT PREVIEW: A reboxing of a fairly old kit is the Italeri/ESCI 1/72 F-4C/D/J Phantom II™ Aces .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the new Airfix kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72173: Blackburn Buccaneer Landing Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in the New Vanguard series is Osprey's Tanks in the Battle of the Bulge.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver did the 21st Century Toys 1/32 Bf-109F.    

INDUSTRY NEWS: On the way from Valiant Wings.  New from Barracuda Studios.               

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Thursday 5 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Johan deWolf builds the AZ Models 1/72 Mraz M-1D Sokol.     

KIT PREVIEW: A viable alternative to the Hasegawa kit is the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-II 'Oscar'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new set in time for the Eduard and Airfix kits is Exito Decals 48008: Yoxford Girls.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Eduard kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72172: Fokker Dr.I Landing Gear . 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great addition to their Images of War series is  Pen & Sword's Hitler's Light Tanks.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The first Hasegawa 1/48 109 I built was the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109F-4/trop.    

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest from Noy's Miniatures.              

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

For those wondering why their article hasn't shown up yet, I'm currently working on articles sent in during late December.

Tuesday 3 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg shares his build of the Special Hobby 1/72 CAC-12 Boomerang .     

KIT PREVIEW: Another oldie and perhaps the first of their 1/72 F-4 specials is Hasegawa 1/72 F-4C/D Phantom II.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb new set for your favorite Yak-1b is Exito Decals 48007: Yak Attack.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The best book I've ever read on the Canadian T-33 is Double Ugly Books: Canadian Silver Stars.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is one of Tom Cleaver's conversions, the Trumpeter 1/32 Bf-109F-2.    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

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

Monday 2 March

KIT  REVIEW:  Joel Hamm builds the ancient Lindberg 1/96 F7U-1 Cutlass.     

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look at another older kit, the Huma 1/72 Ar-396.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their latest in the Campaign series is Osprey's The Naval Siege of Japan 1945.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still a very nice kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109F-2.   

INDUSTRY NEWS: Good news from Master Details.             

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for Africa 1940-1943

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks for helping out. Last donation 17 Feb.

Friday 28 February

KIT  REVIEW:  A fair short run kit of an interesting type is the RS Models 1/72 Ambrosini SAI 207.     

KIT PREVIEW: Donald Zhou has a look at the  Hobbyboss 1/350 Typhoon SSBN.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their latest offering is Aero Research's Biz Jets #3 .                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This one is fairly crude, the Eduard 1/144 Bf-109F.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943. Tomorrow is the last day.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks for helping out. Last donation 17 Feb.

Thursday 27 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the recently released Airfix 1/48 P-51D-5 Mustang .     

KIT PREVIEW: I've had this kit for about 10 years but never previewed it. Here is a look at the Tamiya 1/48 Komatsu G40 Bulldozer.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very detailed look at the Soviet advances late in the war is Helion's Tank Battles: East Prussia and Poland 1944/45.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A decade back, Tom Cleaver built the Eduard 1/32 Bf-109E-4.   

INDUSTRY NEWS: Coming from  Aero Research .            

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943. Saturday, 29 Feb is the last day.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks for helping out. Last donation 17 Feb.

Tuesday 25 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee builds a model with an interesting side story; the Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang.     

KIT PREVIEW: Released in 1996, the Italeri 1/72 Do-217K-2.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice book on this WWI type is Kagero's Nieuport 1-27 French Fighter Family.                      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Mike Moore's Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943. Saturday, 29 Feb is the last day.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks for helping out. Last donation 17 February.

Monday 24 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra kicks off this week with his Monogram 1/48 Harrier GR.1.     

KIT PREVIEW: A very nice new kit is the ICM 1/48 B-26B-50 Invader.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice upgrade for the HK kit is Master Details 32049: B-17G Cheyenne tail turret zippers . 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a fairly unusual subject; Pen & Sword's Hungarian Armored Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have one of my earlier 109 builds, the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109E.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943. Saturday, 29 Feb is the last day.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks for helping out. Last donation 17 February.

Friday 21 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor gets seduced by the shadowy side with the Tamiya 1/20 Lotus 25 Coventry Climax.     

KIT PREVIEW: Probably their initial boxing of this generation kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-4E Phantom II.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This will be almost a 'must have' for the Hasegawa kit; the Eduard  CX 159: Ju-88A-4 1/72 Canopy Mask. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their Images of War series is  Pen & Sword's The Fall of Berlin.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Mark Mallinson's big Airfix 1/24 Bf-109E.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943

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

Thursday 20 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver shares his build of the new Airfix 1/72 Buccaneer S.2C.     

KIT PREVIEW: Rick Reinbott shares his impressions of the old Tamiya 1/35 Sturmgeschuetz III Ausf G.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a look at volume 2 of this unit's history:  Air Doc's TaktLwG 73 'Steinhoff' Volume 2.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kevin Krueger has the look back with his Hasegawa 1/32 Bf-109E.            

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943

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

Tuesday 18 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg presents his build of the Pavla 1/72 Martinet TT.1.     

KIT PREVIEW: One of their Limited Edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ju-88-6 "Nachtjagdgeswader".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A huge and most impressive book is  Stratus' Caudron-Renault CR.714 Cyclone: The ultimate story.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving up a scale from yesterday, we have the Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E-3.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943

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

Monday 17 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee kicks off this week with his nicely done Eduard 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat.     

KIT PREVIEW: A recent tooling is the Fly 1/72 Hs-123A.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something that will be very useful with today's preview kit is LF Models M7253: 1/72 Hs-123 Camouflage Masks. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great read from their Images of War series is  Pen & Sword's US Navy Submarines 1900-2019.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still considered by many to be the best in this scale, the Tamiya 1/72 Bf-109E-3.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest news from Valiant Wings.            

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943.

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

Friday 14 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor completes a kit that was pretty close to the shelf of doom, the ProModeler 1/48 F-86D 'Sabre Dog'.     

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a kit that many of you have already built, the Tamiya 1/48 P-47M Thunderbolt.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  An option for the 1/72 builder is Hi Decal 72-017: MiG-23BN.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  An option for the Eduard kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 72171: Fokker D.VII Landing  Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a very neat book on the subject; Frontline's German Military Vehicles in the Spanish Civil War.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Tom Cleaver's Eduard 1/32 Bf-109E-1.

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks for helping out. Last donation 7 February.

Thursday 13 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his Mustang collection with another Eduard 1/48 P-51D-5 Mustang.     

KIT PREVIEW: Today's preview is the Trumpeter 1/72 Challenger I MBT.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kitty Hawk kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 14433: Fokker 100 Landing  Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From their Men at Arms series is Osprey's Japanese Armies 1868-1877.                      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another oldie that has been superseded is the Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf-109E-1 .   

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

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943.

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

Tuesday 11 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart shares with us his build of the Revell 1/32 Bell X-1.     

KIT PREVIEW: One of their early quarter scale military kits is the Tamiya 1/48 Schwimmwagen type 166.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Moving on to 1/72 scale we have Euro Decals 72120: Panavia Tornado GR.4/4A Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Kitty Hawk kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32151: Mirage 2000 Landing  Gear. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that has been somewhat superseded by the recent Airfix offering is the Heller 1/72 Bf-109E.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943.

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

Monday 10 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg starts our week with his Italeri/Testors 1/48 F8F-2 Bearcat.     

KIT PREVIEW: A nice looking recently done short run kit is the Fly 1/72 Fiat G.50bis.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available for the 1/48 modeler is Euro Decals 48120: Panavia Tornado GR.4/4A Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Z-M kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32150: Hs-129 Landing  Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice history of this unit is Air Doc's TaktLwG 73 'Steinhoff' Volume 1.                     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving to 1/48 we have the Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf-109D.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open for Africa 1940-1943.

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

Friday 7 February

KIT  REVIEW:  Scott Lyle really nails it with his diorama; Battle of France 1940: Crossing the Muse.     

KIT PREVIEW: Today, Joel Hamm tells us about theLindberg 1/72 F7U-1 Cutlass.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                     

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a killer set for the Phantom Phreak; House of Phantoms HoPD 48001: F-4C - 58 TFTW.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice bit for the HK kit is Master Details 32045: B-17G Nose turret zipper covers. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Campaign series is Osprey's Constantinople 717-718.                     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that is dated by today's standards, but is nonetheless worth building is the Heller 1/72 Bf-109B/C .   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  New item from Master Details. Here is what's on the way from Exito Decals.           

MM CONTEST:   Entries are closed for Africa 1940-1943.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Bruce Hilton and Kelly Yoho for helping out    

As some of you are aware, my computer died last Thursday morning. Hence the lack of updates. I've since gotten it back (obviously) and should be good for another 7-8 years.

Thursday 30 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Mikesh does another of his neat presentations using the Revell 1/72 MC.200 Saetta.    

KIT PREVIEW: Another oldie is the Hasegawa 1/72 GMC CCKW-353 Truck.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a sheet for those who like the larger scales;  FCM 32025: Ki-84 Hayate.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Images of War series is Pen & Sword's The Vought F4U Corsair.                     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's blast with a conversion to make the Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109v14.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943. Friday is the last day for entries.        

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

A note to those who have submitted articles. I am currently working my way through those sent in mid-November. That is why the delay. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday 28 January

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford builds the exotic-looking AMP 1/48 Piaggio-Pegna P.C.7.    

KIT PREVIEW: A nice set that diorama builders should consider is the Academy 1/72 WWII US Ground Vehicle Set 4.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the post war Mustang modeler is  Iliad Designs 48036: More ANG Mustangs.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their latest offering is Aero Research's USN/USMC A-4 Skyhawks Pt.5.                     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From their early years is the  MPM 1/72 Bf-109v1.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943. Friday is the last day for entries.        

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

Monday 27 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg kicks off the week with his Frog 1/72 Airspeed Oxford II.    

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their multiple variant boxings is the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-10 (WNF).     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at FCM 48055: EMB-312 Tucano.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A neat accessory is Noy's Miniatures 1/72 Luftwaffe Hangar . 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a cool book on a little reported subject;  Casemate's American Armor in the Pacific.                    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Fordham has today's oldie; the alleged Starfix 1/48 Bf-109E.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943. Entries have been updated. Last day for entries is Friday.     

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

Friday 24 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor willingly subjects himself to building the F-RSIN 1/144 Martin 202.    

KIT PREVIEW: One of their many short run kits is the Amodel 1/72 Ki-32 'Mary'.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A super new sheet is Iliad Designs 48020: Starfighters in Combat.    

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A failed operation that had long-reaching consequences is chronicled in Osprey's Operation Eagle Claw 1980.                    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's look into the archives with his Eduard 1/48 Bf-108B.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943. Entries have been updated.        

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

Thursday 23 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker returns with a lesser built subject, the RPM 1/72 Beriev Be.4/KOR-2.    

KIT PREVIEW: John Summerford has a look at the Hobby Boss 1/48 P-61C Black Widow.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A great selection of units is on  Furball Decals FDS 4818: Colors & Markings of the F-14 Tomcat Part IX.    

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting look at a Gulf State military is Helion's Armed Forces of the Gulf States: Oman.  .                    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is Peter Kwong's LS 1/72 BD-5.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Tuesday 21 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg provides another interesting Scandinavian subject using the Amodel 1/72 DH Vampire F.1.    

KIT PREVIEW: Another fairly old kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado F.3 "1998 Tiger Meet" .     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A great selection of units is on Furball Decals FD48-072: USAFE Mod Eagles .    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the fairly early days of MM, the  Dragon 1/48 Ba-349A 'Natter'.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Monday 20 January

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford starts our week with his Monogram 1/32 Gulfhawk 2.    

KIT PREVIEW: An older kit that looks quite nice is the Zvezda 1/72 Ju-88G-6.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice set of commemorative F-15s is Furball Decals FD48-071: Heritage Eagles.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  To go along with today's preview kit we have Eduard  CX 191: Ju-88G 1/72 Canopy Mask . 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their Images of War series is Pen & Sword's The Normandy Air War 1944.                   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of Joel Hamm's favorite putty monsters was the AMT 1/72 XB-70 Valkyrie.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Friday 17 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Today, your editor builds a fairly mediocre kit, the Akkura 1/72 MiG-21PFV 'Thunderchief Killer'.    

KIT PREVIEW: John Summerford takes a look at the rather neat Thunder Model 1/35 Case Air Corps Tractor.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available in 1/72 scale is Furball Decals FD72-009: Sundowner Anthology.    

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A welcome addition to this growing series is Peko's Sturmgeschutz III on the Battlefield (5).                   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The oldie for today is the Testors/Italieri 1/72 B-66B Destroyer.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  New item from Master Details. Here is what's on the way from Valiant Wings.           

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Thursday 16 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker does another interesting build: the Amodel 1/72 Kamov KASKR-2.    

KIT PREVIEW: A fairly recent kit is the Roden 1/144 Convair CV-340 .     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A very useful sheet for the 1/72 Tomcat builder is Furball Decals FD72-010: F-14 Stencils & Data.    

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super addition to their Air Campaign series is Next in their 'Squadrons' series is Osprey's Battle of the Atlantic 1939-41.                   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is the Monogram 1/121 B-58 Hustler on a stand.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Tuesday 14 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart builds a classic, the Monogram 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak.    

KIT PREVIEW: Here is a look at the alleged easy assembly Hobby Boss 1/72 F-14A Tomcat .     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done Navy F-4 sheet is AOA Decals 48-015: VF-154 Black Knights F-4J.     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their 'Squadrons' series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #38: Spitfire II - Rhodesian, Dominion, & Eagle Squadrons.                 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Ben Brown's nicely done  Classic Airframes 1/48 B-57B Canberra .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Tim Kirner, Ken Noe, and Brendan McGovern for helping out 

Monday 13 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg begins our week with the Special Hobby 1/48 Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann.    

KIT PREVIEW: John Summerford has a look at the Ebbro 1/48 Honda Jet.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome new sheet is Caracal Models CD 48164: CV/MV-22 Osprey.     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to the New Vanguard line is Osprey's American Privateers of the Revolutionary War.                   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Fabio Bandera has today's oldie, the Dragon 1/200 NB-52B w/X-15A-2 & Pegasus.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Chris Mikesh and John Hernandez for helping out 

Friday 10 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor's first build of the year is the Amusing Hobby 1/48 Focke-Wulf Triebflügel.    

KIT PREVIEW: Fairly fresh from the presses is the Airfix 1/72 MiG-17F 'Fresco'.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great F-4 offering is AOA Decals 48-014: Spooks from the Beach: USMC F-4B/J Phantoms in Vietnam.     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A supersized Images of War offering is  Pen & Sword's Air War Over North Africa: USAAF.                   

BLAST FROM THE PAST: An additional resin prototype bomber is the Anigrand Craftworks 1/72 Martin XB-51.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at the latest from Noy's Miniatures.           

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Thursday 9 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the new Modelsvit 1/48 P-51H Mustang.    

KIT PREVIEW: John Summerford shares his impressions of the ICM 1/32 Gloster Gladiator.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet that should sell very well is Caracal Models CD 48161: NASA F-104.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the HK Models kit we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 48377: B-17 Landing Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From the Great White North we have Random Thoughts 41/4.                   

BLAST FROM THE PAST: An interesting resin kit was the Anigrand Modelworks 1/72 XB-42 'Mixmaster'.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Tuesday 7 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Michael Rohde has today's feature with the Academy 1/72 PBY-2 Catalina.    

KIT PREVIEW: Helicopter fans will be pleased with the  Kitty Hawk 1/48 SA.365N Dauphin 2.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet for the quarter scale F-4 modeler is AOA Decals 48-013: F-4B/J Stencils.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the recent ICM kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48376: A-26 Invader Landing Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Images of War series is Pen & Sword's Early Jet Bombers 1944-1954.                   

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's oldie is Fabio Beato's Hasegawa 1/72 XB-38 (conversion).  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

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

Monday 6 January

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker starts off this year with his RPM 1/72 Beriev KOR-1.    

KIT PREVIEW: A superb looking kit with a ton of 'things under wings' is the Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000C.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                    

DECAL REVIEW:  Continuing from where we left off last year;  Caracal Models CD 48158: F-18 - The Early Years .    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Italeri kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32149: F-104 Starfighter Landing Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo CD is Aero Research's USN/USMC F-4 Phantoms Pt.6.                   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.               

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Lee Kolosna has today's oldie and a real space taker; the Monogram 1/72 B-36 Peacemaker.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.            

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Ray Staley, Chris Tew, Frank Spahr, Neil Walsh, Herbert Plott III, Earl Richmond, Tony Hodun, and Ivan Zsingor for helping out 

Friday 20 December *

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee finishes up our year with his nicely done Revell 1/72 Mi-28N Havoc.    

KIT PREVIEW: A neat looking kit in an odd scale for an aircraft is the MiniArt 1/35 Flettner FL-282v21 'Kolibri'.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  Another of their nice campaign sheets is Starfighter Decals 48-15: Operation Leader - USS Ranger North Atlantic 1943.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Italeri kit;  Montex SM72096: 1/72 Do-217E. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting read on an equally interesting subject is Casemate's German Fighter Aircraft in WWI.                 

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A model that takes up a bit of shelf space is the AMT 1/72 X/YB-35A

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

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

Thursday, 19 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver had done a nice job building the AMG 1/48 Hawker Hart (Demon).    

KIT PREVIEW: An early special release from these folks is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18A Hornet 'US Navy CAG Bird'.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done set is Caracal Models CD 48139: F-111A Aardvark .       

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here's a look back at Andy Abshier's impressive Anigrand 1/72 Consolidated B-32 Dominator

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Richard Schrum and Ranier Bussek for helping out

Tuesday, 17 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker builds the Pavla 1/72 Arado Ar-231v1.    

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that really is for experienced modelers is the F-RSIN 1/144 Breguet Br.765.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome offering is Caracal Models CD 72086: F-105F/G  Wild Weasel .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Lee Kolosna went big when building the Monogram 1/48 B-29 Superfortress

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

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

Monday, 16 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg shares another Scandinavian pair with the Heller 1/72 SAAB 91 Safir.    

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that should build fairly quickly is the Tamiya 1/48 Volkswagen 82E.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the Roden kit is Caracal Models CD 14402: C-131 Samaritan .     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A very useful set for the Revell kit is Eduard  CX 309: Ju-88A 1/72 Canopy Mask. 

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at kit that literally falls 'short', the Minicraft 1/144 B-29 Superfortress

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Robert Sanges, Ray Whitton and Paul Sloup for helping

Friday, 13 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Brian Baker provides today's article with the Pavla 1/72 Yak UT-1.    

KIT PREVIEW: If you like short run airliners, you might consider F-RSIN 1/144 Martin 202.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for those who like the latest and greatest;  Wolfpak Decals 72133: Fifth Generation.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Academy kit is Eduard  CX 144: Ju-87G 1/72 Canopy Mask. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their revised book list is Valiant Wings Publishing: FW-190 (Radial Engine).                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at the Anigrand 1/72 XB-28.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

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

Thursday, 12 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver presents his fourth Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR.XIVe.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great multiple aircraft sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72132: Raider's Lance.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds has a look at the Ammo 17ml Paint Storage System. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A fine addition to their books on 20th Century wars is Helion's Paradise Afire Vol 1: Sri Lankan War 1971-87.                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at the Italeri 1/72 B-26K Counter Invader.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Nils Hedlund, Henry Blecha, Eric Sjoekoer, and Randy Dossier for helping to reach this year's goal. 

Tuesday, 10 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Donald Zhou has today's feature article with his Takom 1/35 M60A1 w/ERA .    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  These won't last long. Wolfpak Decals 12-19: Thank You.     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in what is a popular series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 10: PZL TS.11 Iskra R Novax.                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at the Hasegawa 1/72 B-26F/G Marauder.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  We have almost reached this year's goal. A few weeks to go. Thanks to Daniel Muller for his generous support.

Monday, 9 December

KIT  REVIEW:  A nice two-fer that includes a conversion is Torben Plesberg's Novo 1/72 Miles Magister.    

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their Limited Editions is Hasegawa's 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet "VFA-154 Black Knights CAG".   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/72 modeler;  Leading Edge 72.21: Harvard Mk.4 Goldilocks Team.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Italeri kit;  PMask Pk72039: Me-210/410. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  I believe this is the first aircraft in this series: MMP Books' Camera On #14, MS.406C1.                

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is the Monogram 1/48 B-26B Marauder by Blair Stewart.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit over $100 shy of this year's goal. A bit under a month to go. Thanks to Kevin Kincaid, Stephen Towles, Jean-Jacques Bastien, David Womby, and Lawrence Cherniak for their help.

Friday 6 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds builds a legacy kit, the Tamiya 1/35 Universal Carrier Mk.II.    

KIT PREVIEW: One of their Profipack offerings, the Eduard 1/72 Bf-110G-2.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/48 modeler;  Leading Edge 48.65: Skylancers Sabres.     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An interesting title from the Napoleonic era is Osprey's British Rifleman vs French Skirmisher.                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has the oldie with his Valom 1/72 B-26A Marauder I.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $300 shy of this year's goal. A bit under a month to go. Thanks to Callum Ward for his help.

Thursday 5 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice navy biplane for us, the Freedom Models 1/48 Hawk III (BF2C).    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                   

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome reprint is Leading Edge 48.18: Harvard Mk.4 Goldilocks Team.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful set when building the Trumpeter kit is Aires 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre Wheels and masks. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice on on the early days of flight is AirWorld's Early French Aviation 1905-1930.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a group build of the Monogram 1/48 B-25J Mitchell .

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $400 shy of this year's goal. A bit under a month to go. Thanks to Bill Michaels, Helmut Simonis and Zachary Chapman for their  support.

Tuesday 3 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg shares with us another interesting subject, the Stoppel 1/72 Kramme and Zeuthen KZ-VII Lark.    

KIT PREVIEW: Another very nice Russian missile system kit is Panda Hobby 1/35 9K330 TOR Air Defense System.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                  

DECAL REVIEW:  Good to see this one reprinted and at a lower price;  Leading Edge 72.65: Skylancer Sabres.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful camo mask is LF Models M7239: 1/72 Me-410. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their Single series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 09: PZL P.11a.                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This really is a nice kit and I don't know why I've not done more. The Hasegawa 1/72 B-25J Mitchell.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit more than $400 shy of this year's goal. A bit under a month to go. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks for his continuing support.

Monday 2 December

KIT  REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard provides another brief article on a vac kit. This time it is the Joystick Models 1/72 Avro Bison.    

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou goes through the Takom 1/35 Panther Mid/Early w' Interior.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                  

DECAL REVIEW:  Another discovery sheet is Detail & Scale 0748: 33 TFW F-15A Eagle .     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the new Tamiya kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48375: P-38F/G Lightning Landing Gear. 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   J-P Poisseroux reviews another very nice book;  Camouflages & Marques De l'Aviation Francaise 1939-1945.                

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Lee Kolosna's nicely done Revell-Monogram 1/48 B-25H Mitchell .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Visit Master Details cyberMonday sale.         

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for Africa 1940-1943.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are around $500 shy of this year's goal. A bit under a month to go. Thanks to Bo Roberts and Gary Parker for helping out.

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