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Friday 17 May

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor completes yet another shelf of doomer. After 4 years, the Kinetic 1/48 Mirage IIIE.

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford shares his views on the Dora Wings 1/48 Percival Vega Gull.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for 1/48 'Fin' builders;  Euro Decals 48117: Panavia Tornado GR.4/4A   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their Squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #33: Brewster Buffalo.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is another anime figure, the E 2046 1/6 Shion.

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the Airliners contest. Coming 1 June is Towed Artillery

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. 40% of this year's goal has been met.

Thursday 16 May

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver tackles their first 1/48 scale kit, the Zvezda 1/48 La-5F.

KIT PREVIEW:  Wannt go big? How about the Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt II.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Their third new sheet is DXM Decals 91-4235: F14D Tomcat - VF-31 Tomcatters   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very well done book on armor modeling is Casemate's German and Russian Tank Models 1939-45 .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is Blair Stewart's Verlinden 120mm Squad Automatic Weapon Gunner, 82nd Airborne.

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for the Airliners contest.        

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Shervin Shambayati and David Schmidt for helping out. 40% of this year's goal has been met.

Tuesday 14 May

KIT REVIEW:  John Summerford did great work building his Planet Models 1/48 Hughes H-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice Indy Car kit from the late 1980s is the AMT 1/25 Provimi Veal Lola T-8800.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second new sheet is DXM Decals 81-4230: F14A Tomcat - VF-1 Wolfpack   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great addition to their Top Drawings series is Kagero's Messerschmitt Bf-109G/K.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the Ikki Tousen anime series is the E2046 1/7 Ryoufu Housen
(Innocent Pose)
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MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest. Tomorrow is the last day to vote.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Tom Berto for helping out. 40% of this year's goal has been met.

Monday 13 May

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou starts us off in a big way with the Bandai 1/48 Star Wars X-Wing (Moving Edition).

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's look in the box is the Eduard 1/48 FW-190A-4.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A new sheet for the Phantom phan is DXM Decals 81-4134: F-4EJ Kai - JASDF 8 Squadron   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The next title in their Airframe Album series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Gloster/A.W. Meteor.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is Steven Corvi's Hard Hero 1/6 Red Sonja.

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest. Wednesday is the last day to vote.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Mark Joyce for helping out. Currently, over 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.

Friday 10 May

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor finishes a very long term build, the Valom 1/72 Fisher P-75A Eagle.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does another nice 109 in today' Slipping the Bonds.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second new sheet is Exito Decals 48004: Luftwaffe Ground Attackers 1   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A well done new crew figure kit is Master Details 1/32 Luftwaffe Bomber Pilot.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their Top Drawings series is Kagero's Messerschmitt Bf-110 part 1 .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From many years back is the Tsukuda 1/20 Nausicaä and Kai.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is what is on the horizon from Valiant Wings. Coming soon from Leading Edge Models.    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Soles for helping out. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.  

Thursday, 9 May

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does another Mossie. This time it is the Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito NF XIII/XVII.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their Super Bug boxings is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet "VFA-102 50th Anniversary.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A very cool new sheet is Exito Decals 48003: Sexy Spitfires   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Airfix kit Scale Aircraft Conversions 48368: Hawker Hunter Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very cool new camo and markings book is South African Air Force Fighter Colors #1.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 'Secret of Blue Water', E 2046 1/4 Nadia Bust .

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.  

Tuesday, 7 May

KIT REVIEW:   Drew Pratt provides something a bit off the beaten path, the Eureka XXL 1/35 Wooden Well.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not quite the improvement I thought from the box top, the Minicraft 1/144 KC-97L.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This older sheet has several neat options:  Aeromaster 72-018: Ki-43 Hayabusa Collection   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the AMP kit Scale Aircraft Conversions 48367: Sikorsky HO3S and variants.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's android oldie could be NSFW;  1/6 MHX-13 Multi (P unit B).

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to David Cummings for his generous support. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.  

Monday, 6 May

KIT REVIEW:   Blair Stewart begins our week with a very complex build, the TAKOM 1/35 Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger w/Full Interior .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that shows you can make even simple planes complex, the Special Hobby 1/72 Ki-115 Tsurgi.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  An older sheet is Aeromaster 48-337: Me-262 Stormbirds part 4   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the really big HK kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 32145: Avro Lancaster Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A book that is a cautionary tale as well is Pen & Sword's Night of the Long Knives.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Amelia Pearce has today's oldie with her Tamiya 1/35 Mesozoic Creatures.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.

Friday, 3 May

KIT REVIEW:   Brian Baker concludes our week with his Hobby Boss 1/72 Ju-88C-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that will, at times, challenge your eyesight is the Special Hobby 1/72 F-86L Sabre.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome reissue plus is Leading Edge 48.006: CF-101 Voodoo   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Roden kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 14429: C-133 Cargomaster Landing Gear.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Shawn Payne built the Monogram King Kong .   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.

Thursday, 2 May

KIT REVIEW:   Today, Tom Cleaver has built the Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito FB.VI.

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly recent addition to their line-up is the Minicraft 1/144 B-52D/F Stratofortress.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  The last of their large scale Vietnam War Phantom sheets is AOA Decals 32-033: VMFA-232 Red Devils F-4J   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another useful set for a Hasegawa kit is the Eduard  CX141: Ki-46-II 'Dinah' Canopy Mask .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A super book that is a great read is Fonthill's Monte Cassino January-May 1944.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of my earliest large scale resin figure kits was The Juggler.  

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.  

Tuesday, 30 April

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee took a while to build the MPC 1/48 Space 1999 Eagle Transporter.

KIT PREVIEW:  A car kit that even I can finish is the AMT 1/25 'Taz' 57 Plymouth Belvedere.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A super sheet for those who have the early B-17 kit is Starfighter Decals 72-160: Fortress of the Skies part 1: B Models

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the 1/48 Hasegawa kit is Eduard  EX193: Ki-43 'Oscar' Canopy Mask  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their next photo CD is Aero Research's USN/USMC F-4 Phantoms Pt.5  .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit I thought turned out fairly well was the Ultracast 1/32 Japanese Naval Pilot.    

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.         

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.  

Monday 29 April

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Reynolds starts us off with another big scale fighter, the Revell 1/32 Bf-109G-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their super racing car kits is the Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 911 GT2 .       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at a very nice early Eagle sheet;  Caracal Models CD 48150: F-15, the early years

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Finishing up their recent releases is BarracudaCast BR 48404: Tempest late main wheels (block tread)  

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another 'must have' title for fans is Specialty Press's America's Round Engine Airliners.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A great build of a less than easy kit is Kevin Krueger's Polar Lights Headless Horseman.  

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.        

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Suresh Patel for helping out. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.  

Friday 26 April

KIT REVIEW:   Today's showcase is Otis Goodin's Wingnut Wings 1/32 Salmson 2-A2 “USAS” .

KIT PREVIEW:  A recent buy that was motivated by a decal sheet is the Valom 1/48 BN-2/2A Islander.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great sheet for the big scale Phantom is AOA Decals 32-034: VMFA-212 Lancers F-4J

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This mask set is for the Hasegawa kit;  Eduard  CX096: Ki-46-III 'Dinah' Canopy Mask.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Steve Budd did the Testors Grey Alien Figure.       

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.        

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Richard Smith and Lawrence Cherniak for helping. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

 Thursday 25 April

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Mikesh has a real treat for us, the 1960s Revell 1/72 P-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit is the Monogram 1/24 Lotus Esprit Turbo.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new Shooting Star sheet is FCM 48052: F-80 & T-33

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Next in their wheel sets is BarracudaCast BR 48403: Tempest late main wheels (smooth tread).

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Michaels build the Monogram Godzilla.       

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest from Exito Decals  

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.       

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

 Tuesday 23 April

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee builds an interesting kit, the Skunkworks 1/48 F-16XL.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of the few kits I cannot recommend to most modelers is the Firefox 1/72 Beriev Be-4.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Another cool set for big scale Phantom builders is AOA Decals 32-032: VMFA-323 Death Rattlers F-4B 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another very useful upgrade bit for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48402: Tempest Series I wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of my better large scale figures was Double Swords Girl (Sonsaku Hafuku).       

MM CONTEST:   Voting is open in the Airliners contest.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Monday 22 April

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Reynolds starts us off with his build of the Revell 1/32 P-51D-5 Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  Tom Hall provides his impressions of the 20 year old Italeri 1/72 Me-210A-1/2.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  If you have the big Italeri kit, you should consider Euro Decals 32121: Mirage III  

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another very useful upgrade bit for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48401: Tempest V intake correction set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of my first figures and hence not that good was Phoenix Miniatures 90mm Freya the Viking.       

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting in the Airliners contest.      

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to George Ruscoff for helping. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Friday 19 April

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor finishes another. This time it is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-II (late).

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, John Summerford has a look at the Planet Models 1/48 Hughes H-1 Racer.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for that Tamiya Nighhawk you have in your stash, the Caracal Models CD 48138: F-117

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Next in their large scale bomber crew figures is Master Details 1/32 USAAF Radio Operator.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Fresh from the postman is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 41/1.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:    Erv Schultze build a very nice EVA 1/32 Eugene Cernan.       

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting in the Airliners contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Thursday 18 April

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver continues with his run of Luftwaffe fighters with the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today we look at the Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-19S Farmer C .       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  More interesting subjects in Wolfpak Decals 72-125: Last of the Mohicans

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another fix it piece for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48399: Tempest V corrected DH Spinner.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a look at the next in this series:  RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #32: Spitfire V - Norwegian Squadrons .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The Encounter: Bigfoot and Tonto was another of Scott Lyle's imaginative builds.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Master Details is having a Spring Sale.

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting in the Airliners contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to William Gilchrist for helping. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.

Tuesday 16 April

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Reynolds provides another of his big scale 109s with this conversion; the Revell/Alley Cat 1/32 Bf-109G-12.

KIT PREVIEW:  The latest Limited Edition boxing is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-46-III type 100 Dinah '17th Company Independent Flight'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Another big scale sheet is the AOA Decals 32-031: Phantom Airframe Data (stencil type)

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the new Eduard kit that could be adapted to others is the BarracudaCast BR 48398: Tempest V/VI exhaust.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is the ORI 1/5.5 Emma.       

INDUSTRY NEWS:  An update from Valiant Wings  

MM CONTEST:   Entries are closed for the Airliners contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Jay Nakasone and Anthony Burt  for their most welcome help. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Monday 15 April

KIT REVIEW:   Carmel J. Attard does a fairly brief article on his build of the Matchbox 1/72 Wellington V.

KIT PREVIEW:  Known for their 1/144 line of kits, here is a look at the Minicraft 1/144 C-130J Hercules.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  To go along with today's preview kit is Caracal Models CD 144018: RAF C-130J Hercules

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Apologies to Roy for being tardy in posting this one. Here is the first of a series of upgrade bits for the new Eduard kit, BarracudaCast BR 48397: Tempest Seat w belts.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today we have Erik Wauters' Verlinden 200mm Dutch Grenadier.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Today is the last day for entries.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Friday 12 April

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds the last of his stash of Airfix 1/72 F-86F Sabres.

KIT PREVIEW:  An incredible new kit that offers lots of options and a super set of resin figures to boot; the Kitty Hawk 1/35 MH-60L Blackhawk.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A super set for the big scale Phantom builder is AOA Decals 32-030: VF-154 Black Knights F-4J

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   After over a year we now have Start's U-Boot im Focus #16.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Probably NSFW is the 1/6 Dragon Knight Marlene.       

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until Monday, 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Otis Goodin for helping . Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met.

Thursday 11 April

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds the Eduard 1/48 Tempest V srs 2 for today's feature.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, it is the Special Hobby 1/72 Ki-43-II otsu Hayabusa.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Multiple offerings on this sheet:  Wolfpak Decals 72-124: Rebels with a Cause

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another of their fine plans books is Kagero's Top Drawings:  Messerschmitt Bf-109G-5/6/8/12/14.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another neat Scott Lyle figure offering; the Tamiya  “Chasmosaurus” & “Parasaurolophus” Dinosaurs.      

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks . Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Tuesday 9 April

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Reynolds presents another of his large scale builds with the Hasegawa 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf-109F-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their Super Bug kits is the Academy 1/72 EA-18G Growler 'VAQ-141 Shadowhawks'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Tying in with today's book review is Start 1/48 LG 2 Decals

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A fairly complex set for the Kitty Hawk kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48365: Su-34 Fullback Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their latest offering chock full of unpublished photos, many in color is Start's Mit der Kamera an der Front -- LG 2.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today it is Christopher LeClair's Countess Karenstein.     

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks . Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Monday 8 April

KIT REVIEW:   Jonathan Prestidge begins our week with his HiPM 1/48 Petalyakov Pe-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very neat resin civil aircraft kit is the Croco 1/72 Miles M-65 'Gemini'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet is for the recent Valom kits, Caracal Models CD 48153: Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal set is for the Wingnut Wings kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 32144: Halberstadt CL.II Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A superlative Luftwaffe photo reference book and history is Luftwaffe Gallery: JG 5 - Special Album #4. Many images are published here for the first time.  

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Moving on to figures, here is Scott Lyle's Aurora's 'American Bison.    

INDUSTRY NEWS:  An update on the next book from Valiant Wings  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Richard Smith, Dan Lee, George Oh, and Eivinde Lunde. Currently, 1/4 of this year's goal has been met. 

Friday 29 March*

KIT REVIEW:   Two weeks in a row from your editor. Today it is the Hasegawa 1/72 A-1H Skyraider.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done addition to their 1/48 line is the Tamiya 1/48 38cm Assault Mortar Sturmtiger.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet is for the Revell kit:  Caracal Models CD 144016: KC-10A Extender.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another fascinating title from this publisher is Helion's Showdown in Western Sahara 1945-1975.   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   One of my rare hot rod builds was the Monogram 1/24 Ford - ZZ Top

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

NOTE: MM will be on spring break starting April 1 and will resume publishing on April 8.

Thursday 28 March

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver offers his opinions on the KittyHawk 1/48 F2H-P Banshee.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their catalogue of unusual types we have the Croco 1/72 Iomax Archangel.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the 1/48 modeler is Iliad Designs 48034: MiG-21F-13

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  To go along with today's preview kit we have the Croco 1/72 Iomax Archangel Weapons Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   One of their easy to assemble metal kits, the Testors 1/32 Dodge Viper SRT-10

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Mike Wilson for helping. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

NOTE: MM will be on spring break starting April 1 and will resume publishing on April 8.

Tuesday 26 March

KIT REVIEW:   Scott Lyle presents another of his superb armor builds. This time the Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf F1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly recent kit that looks quite nice in the box is the Special Hobby 1/72 Ki-43-II ko Hayabusa.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the 1/72 modeler is Caracal Models CD 72080: AV-8B Harrier II Plus

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Now available in PdF format, Aero Research's A-6 Intruder and Prowler #4 .   

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that surprised me when it first came out was the CMK 1/35 Volkswagen Type 82E

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Stephen Sundberg for helping. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

NOTE: MM will be on spring break starting April 1 and will resume publishing on April 8.

Monday 25 March

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Spahr has today's feature article with his superb Airfix 1:440 PS Great Western.

KIT PREVIEW: Today's preview is the just reissued Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F-40 Sabre 'JASDF'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome updated sheet for fans is Iliad Designs 48005: MiG-19/J-6

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A perfect figure for your huge bomber kit is the Master Details 1/32 USAAF Waist Gunner.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   You can't get much simpler than Testors 1/32 Salt Flats Racer " Turbo-Go"

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Keith Weldon for helping. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

NOTE: MM will be on spring break starting April 1 and will resume publishing on April 8.

Friday 22 March

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor actually finishes something, the Trumpeter 1/48 L-39C Albatros.

KIT PREVIEW: Today's preview is the AMT 1/25 1968 Shelby GT 500.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  For the big Revell kit we have Caracal Models CD 48144: B-1B Lancer Part 2

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in this well researched series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #31: Spitfire V - New Zealand Squadrons.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   This time it is Mark Hiott's Hasegawa 1/24 Taka-Q Toyota 88-C

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Now available from BarracudaCast.   

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

Thursday 21 March

KIT REVIEW:   Michael Rohde did nice work on his Classic Airframes 1/48 P-6E Hawk.

KIT PREVIEW: Today's preview is the Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11FC 'JASDF Flight Check Squadron 60th Anniversary'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  To go along with the last review is MYK Decals A48055: Ki-43-II Insignia and caution markings(late)

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice reference for the armor modeler is Tank Craft #11 Sherman Tanks.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A very small model is the Attack Hobbies 1/72 Tatra T-97

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's in the works from Croco.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   Entries have been extended until 15 April by request.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

Tuesday 19 March

KIT REVIEW:   Brian Baker builds a real oldie, the KVZ 1/75 An-2 'Colt'.

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that has been reissued quite a few times is the AMT 1/25 1969 Corvair.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  An interesting way of doing decals is MYK Decals A48056: Ki-43-II (late)

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A most welcome updated edition is Valiant Wings Publishing: Hawker Tempest-2nd edition.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Zelkjo Segen did a nice motorcycle, the Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki GSX1100S

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks for helping. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met.

Monday 18 March

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou begins our week with the pretty large Kinetic 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 2000.

KIT PREVIEW: Another neat new resin kit for the experienced builder is the Croco 1/72 Miles M-8 'Peregrine'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the big Revell kit is Start 1/72 Type IX U-boat conning tower markings

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their scale plans series is Kagero's Top Drawings: Focke-Wulf FW-190A.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice resin slot car body is the Penelope Pit Lane 1/32 1960 Scarab F.1 Car

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Master Details.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Phil Hays for helping. Currently, 1/5 of this year's goal has been met. 

Friday 15 March

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Young has today's feature with his Airfix 1/48 Mosquito FB.VI.

KIT PREVIEW: A neat new kit for the resin builder is the Croco 1/72 Aero Commander 520.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Those who like to build older ship kits will want Starfighter Decals 500-101:USN Cold War Cruisers

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their Images of War series is Pen and Sword's The Desert Air War 1940-1943.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   One of the more complex kits in this scale is the Provence Moulage 1/43 Saleen S7-R

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   

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

Thursday 14 March

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds the new Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire I.

KIT PREVIEW: A 1994 release is the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109E-4/7trop.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/48 modeler we have Furball Decals FD 48-070: Legacy Bug Bandits

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is Shawn Payne's Monogram 1/24 Rommel's Rod 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   

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

Tuesday 12 March

KIT REVIEW: Frank Reynolds has today's feature with a double build of the Eduard 1/32 Bf-109E-3/7 .

KIT PREVIEW: One of their older releases is the Tamiya 1/100 F-4EJ Phantom II.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second car sheet is Starfighter Decals 2402: Ford GT-40 MkIV - Sebring 1967 Winner

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This edition takes place in Stalingrad: Osprey's German Soldier vs Soviet Soldier.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Ben Brown did a pair of  Revell 1/25 Reynard 98 Champ Cars

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   

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

Monday 11 March

KIT REVIEW: Donald Zhou starts off this week with his Tamiya 1/35 JS-2 (IS-2).

KIT PREVIEW: A rather unusual scale for this sort of subject is the  Hasegawa 1/24 Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen type 82.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  For the recent Tamiya kit, there is Furball Decals FDS 4808: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part 1(updated)

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great first edition is Pacific Monograph's Aero Pacific #1.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's offering from oldie land is Mark Hiott's Tamiya 1/20 Renault RE-30B

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Valiant Wings .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.   

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

Friday 8 March

KIT REVIEW: A kit I never thought I'd actually finish is the Sword 1/72 FJ-3 Fury.

KIT PREVIEW: A new release is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14B Tomcat 'VF-103 Jolly Rogers w high detail nozzle parts'.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Speaking of Tomcats, here is one I know most fans will like; Furball Decals FDS 4815: F-14 Tomcat Part VII: Heater-Ferris Camouflage

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice title in their Combat series is Osprey's US Soldier vs Afrikakorps Soldier - 1943.   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Graham Mison has today's older article and it is the Heller 1/43 Porsche 962 (Kenwood)

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.  

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

Thursday 7 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds an older kit that he and others think is still the best around for this subject, the ProModeler 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet.

KIT PREVIEW: A very nice car kit for those who like the type, the Tamiya 1/24 NISMO Clarion GT-RLM .       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Three super anniversary options for the big plane builder is Euro Decals 32120: Panavia Tornado GR.4/4A Part 2

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Also for the Wingnut Wings kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32143: Re.8 Late Landing Gear.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, it is one of their easy to build curbsides, the Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 936-78

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.  

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

Tuesday 5 March

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh provides his take on the Academy 1/72 Sopwith Camel.

KIT PREVIEW: Another of their superb rocket kits is the  Horizon Models 1/72 Redstone Launcher.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice set has six options for big scale modelers;  Furball Decals FD 32-004: Legacy Bug Bandits

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Wingnut Wings kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32142: Re.8 Early Landing Gea.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the dim past of MM, Lee Kolosna's Tamiya 1/24 Porsche 911 GT1

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest.  

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

Monday 4 March

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds kicks off our week with a nice conversion; the AML/Revell 1/32 Avia S-199 (late) .

KIT PREVIEW: For those who like the challenge of a resin kit, here is the Croco 1/72 Nakajima Ki-34.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful set for those who like to build big is Euro Decals 32123: Lancaster 48x24x6 Code Letters

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For those who like REALLY big kits, Scale Aircraft Conversions 18004: F-18 Hornet Main Landing Gear.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice small scale resin kit was the Provence Moulage 1/43 Porsche 908/1

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Valiant Wings.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. 

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

Friday 1 March

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Young did a great job building the Kitty Hawk 1/48  XF5U-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares his impressions of the Tamiya 1/35 M40 “Big Shot”.       

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A superbly done Tomcat sheet is Furball Decals FDS 4814: F-14 Tomcat Part VI: VF-154

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice addition to your Heller kit is Croco 1/72 Alouette III Tropical Filters.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their Air Campaign series is Osprey's Operation Linebacker 1972 .   

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the early days of MM, the Revell 1/25 Pontiac Club de Mer

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries into the Airliners contest. 

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

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