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Tuesday, 11 June 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Monday, 10 June 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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Friday, 7 June 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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Thursday, 6 June 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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Tuesday, 4 June 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Monday, 3 June 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Friday, 31 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Thursday, 30 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Tuesday, 28 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Monday, 27 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Friday, 24 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Thursday, 23 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Tuesday, 21 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Monday, 20 May 2024

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

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

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

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

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Friday, 17 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler put some additional effort into the Arma 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice older kit if you have the space is the Italeri 1/72 Me-323 Gigant   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This volume completes the set; Stratus' Mitsubishi Babs Vol 2    .

BLAST FROM THE PAST A nice kit that apparently has a too short central float is the Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher (Hi Tech)  .

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Thursday, 16 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver goes automotive again with the Monogram 1/24 1934 Duesenberg SJ   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice metal car kit is the FDS 1/43 Ferrari Turbo 126C2 - 1982  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Hurricane fans will be pleased with Euro Decals 72140: Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb Collection.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Joel Hamm struggled with the Lindberg 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher .

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Tuesday, 14 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell builds a nice stand model using the Microscale 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray w NOTS  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One that many of you will recognize though in a different box, the Academy 1/144 KC-135R Stratotanker .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Nice to see a new series get underway. Here is Stratus' Rare Birds: PWS-10  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  From the archives is Carmel Attard's Pavla 1/72 Douglas O-46A .

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Monday, 13 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart put a lot of work into his Revell 1/24 1970 Plymouth Road Runner . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Rob Hart takes a look at the Pilot Replicas 1/48 SAAB SK60A/B.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next book in this popular series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single #50: Caudron-Renault CR.714 Cyclone.

BLAST FROM THE PAST  A kit that was a lot of work, the Model USA 1/48 O-1 Bird Dog .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming next from Valiant Wings.

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Friday, 10 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee does a nice job on the Meng 1/48 F-18E Super Hornet

KIT PREVIEW:  This one is from a while back, the Dragon  1/200 B-52G Stratofortress  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the Kinetic kit is Aztec Decals 48070: Pucara  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Peter Burstow did nice work on a resin kit, the Planet Models 1/72 GAF Nomad .

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Thursday, 9 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver presents an Academy 1/48 F-86F-30 Sabre  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of an interesting subject is the  Fist of War 1/48 Focke-Wulf 1000    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Hans Gertje reviews the Verlinden 1/48 P-51A Engine .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Carmel Attard built a vacuform kit, the Formaplane 1/72 Nimrod MR.2 .

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Tuesday, 7 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Chris Campbell shares his work on the MPM 1/72 J8M Sushui   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  An early short run kit is the AML 1/72 A6M2-K Zero     .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Joe Essid reviews a work of fiction, The Slot .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Tom Cleaver kitbashed to make the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Nimrod .

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Monday, 6 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds the Komosur 3D 1/48 IAI Dagger   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their more interesting double kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 CF-104 & CF-104D 'Starfighters' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another well written and well researched book is Helion's The Beagle Conflict vol.2  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Chris Peachment built the Azur /Frrom 1/72 Nieuport-Delage NiD.29 .

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Friday, 3 May 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Peter Chiu does nice work on the Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell P.34  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A well done small scale kit is the Platz 1/144 N1K2-J Shiden-kai "343 Naval Flying Group"  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart takes a look at Print Scale 48-275: French Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Part 1 .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Back when he was doing a lot of WWI subjects, Tom Cleaver built the Blue Max 1/48 Nieuport 28

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Thursday, 2 May 2024

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely detailed kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14B Tomcat 'VF-103 Jolly Rogers'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Those of the nautical persuasion will like Ship Craft #32:  British Aircraft Carriers  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Bob Laskodi has today's oldie with his Eduard 1/48 Nieuport N 23

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Tuesday, 30 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds another large scale aircraft, the Revell 1/32 F-18A Hornet

KIT PREVIEW:  An older metal car kit is the FDS 1/43 Ferrari 330P4  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great volume in this series is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 13    .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Candice Uhlir did a nice Eduard 1/48 Nieuport 21

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Monday, 29 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford did nice work on his Special Hobby 1/48 Bugatti 100 . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I don't see built too often is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-86D Sabre Dog 'JASDF'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

OOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The first volume in the history of this event is Helion's The June 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War Vol 1   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Carmel Attard built a nice Eduard 1/72 Nieuport 17

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Friday, 26 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Christopher Campbell did a simple conversion to make the Lindberg 1/72 Yokosuka MXY8  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas previews the Redux 1/48 F-84F 'OTAN'   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their latest photo compilation is  Aero Research's F-16 'Viper' Pt.3 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Tom Cleaver did a nice Special Hobby 1/32 Nieuport 11 'French Aces'

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Thursday, 25 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Peter Chiu built the Revell 1/72 Bv-138C-1/MS . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Rob Hart tells us about the Sword 1/72 F2H-2P Banshee  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Hans Gertje reviews a nice F-4 sheet,  DXM Decals 'Phantom 3' .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  The look back is Richard F's Heller 1/170 Nord Noratlas

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Tuesday, 23 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford produces another fine civil subject, the Czech Model 1/48 G-21A Goose . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Keeping with the civil theme, the  Minicraft 1/48 Cessna 150  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

MM FEATURE:  Tom Berto comes up with an ingenious way to produce Ejection Seat Pull Handles  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Carmel Attard built the Azur 1/72 Nardi F.N. 305 .  

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Monday, 22 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas starts us off this week with his Monogram 1/48 B-58 Hustler   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their fairly few limited editions for this kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 S-3B Viking 'VS-21 Fighting Redtails'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Rob Hart provides his insight on Osprey's Afghanistan 1979-88 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Scott Weir tackled the Tomy 1/32 N1K2 Shiden-Kai “George”   .  

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Friday, 19 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor builds what is supposed to be a bad kit, the Hobby Boss 1/48 Lavochkin La-11 Fang  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that builds well is the Trumpeter 1/48 T-38C Talon II  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next volume in a series I really like is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 14.

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Dan Lee built a reboxed Mania kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 N1K2-J Shiden-Kai   .  

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Thursday, 18 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler provides today's feature article with his Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B/PR.IV  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice kit is the  Kinetic 1/48 IA.58 Pucara 'RAF'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Joe Essid reviews something many of us already use, The Masters Brush Cleaner.

BLAST FROM THE PAST  From 2004, the Hasegawa 1/72 N1K2-J Shiden-kai  .  

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Tuesday, 16 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro has today's offering with his Zoukei-Mura 1/48 Ta-152H-1  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit in the box is the Hasegawa 1/48 F-18B Hornet 'Test Pilot School'    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart reviews DK Decals 72016: 100 Group RAF.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  Another from the early days is Tom Cleaver's Tamiya 1/48 N1K1-J Shiden  .  

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Monday, 15 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds another nice easy assembly kit, the Hobby Boss 1/72 T-6G Texan . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of dozens of limited editions for this kit is the  Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A 'VF-154 Atsugi 25th Anniversary'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next for this quarterly offering is Random Thoughts 46/1  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  From 1996, the  Tamiya 1/48 N1K1 `Rex'  .  

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Friday, 12 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor finishes something that has been on his bench for a while, the  Roden 1/144 KC-135R Stratotanker . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Hans Gertje provides his insights into the Airfix 1/72 Vulcan B.2  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A super nice offering for the big Trumpeter kit is FCM 32034: A-7E "VA-147 Argonauts"  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST  A kit that turned out well was the  Azur/Frrom 1/72 Mystere IVa: India  .  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Also from Azur/Frrom is this update.

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Thursday, 11 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW: H. Davis Gandees did nice work building the Hobbycraft 1/48 F8F-2 Bearcat  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many Limited Editions is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-44-IIhei 'Flight Training Division'   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Rob Hart provides his impressions of Valiant Boys  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST  An impressive resin kit was the Anigrand Craftworks 1/144 Myasishchev M-6 Bison C.  

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Tuesday, 9 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Christopher Campbell provides his build of the Matchbox 1/32 Sea Venom FAW.22  .  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking newer kit is the Airfix 1/48 HAS.1/HAS.5/HU.5 Sea King  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The second volume of a well researched series is Avonmore's Solomons Air War Vol 2 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the Tamiya 1/48 Mustang III  .  

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Monday, 8 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Spiros Pendedekas builds a classic kit, the Glencoe 1/32 XV-1 Convertiplane  .  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their Limited Edition kits is the  Hasegawa 1/72 Avenger AS Mk IV 'Royal Navy'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The continuation of a great series of books is Helion's Italian Soft-Skinned Vehicles Vol 2   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice build was the Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B.XX  .  

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Friday 5 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Your editor builds a kit from 1967, the LS 1/24 Chaparral 2C .  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, it is one of many limited editions, the Hasegawa 1/72 AV-8B Harrier II Plus "VMA-223 Bulldogs"  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet that would go well with the recent Airfix release;  FCM 48067: SH-3D/H Sea King  .      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is another well done monograph with lots of photos and profiles;  Valiant Wings Publishing: The Heinkel He-177 Greif .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Greg Ewald built the Airfix 1/72 Mosquito NF .  

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 Thursday, 4 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Joe Essid runs into issues with his MPM 1/72 P-35A .  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Sometimes you don't get what you pay for. Such is the case with this  Hasegawa 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt 'D-Day Markings' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is another well done monograph with lots of photos and profiles;  Stratus Publications' Polish Wings #37: UTI MiG-15 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A simple conversion produced a Matchbox 1/72 Mosquito B.XVI .  

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 Tuesday, 2 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Peter Chiu builds something out of the ordinary, the Heller 1/24 Citroen Fourgon H Van  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice kit is the Kinetic 1/48 F/TF-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well done second volume is Helion's Copper Wings Vol 2   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee has today's look into the archives with the Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito FB.VI/NF.II .  

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 Monday, 1 April 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas does an EZ Build kit, the HobbyBoss 1/72 MS.406   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking multi-media kit is  Thundersport 1/43 1966 McLaren M1B    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart reviews a sheet of somewhat unusual subjects, DP Casper 48010 Left Hook May 2000  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  William Alcott built the  Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito FB.VI/NF.II.  

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 Friday, 29 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee takes a break from the usual and builds the Mikro Mir 1/350 USS Thresher    . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is the AFV Club 1/35 MIM-23 Hawk    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo compilation is MMP Books' Camera On #32: Staff Cars Vol 3   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Grenville Davies built the very nice Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito B.IV/PR.IV.  

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 Thursday, 28 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Peter Chiu does a whiffer with the AZ Models 1/72 Seafang F.32      . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at an oldie, the Heller 1/72 SAAB J.21A   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet of somewhat unusual subjects is Euro Decals 48139: Vought Corsair Collection  .      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo compilation is  Aero Research's USN A-7 Corsair II Pt.7  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An interesting concept;  the AMP 1/72 Moskalev SAM-23 battle plane  .  

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 Tuesday, 26 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas build the fairly large Academy 1/48 F-111E     . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Joe Essid previews the Encore 1/72 Ba.349 Natter & Fi.103  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart has a look at Begemot Decals 1/48 P-63 Kingcobra  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Chris Peachment scratch-built a 1/72 Moisant Red Crayfish  .  

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 Monday, 25 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Spahr does another neat ship build with the Airfix 1/600 RMS Mauretania   . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Rob Hart provides his impressions of the Lukgraph 1/48 JN-4 Jenny .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet is FCM 48066: C-47 Skytrain .      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great book on the Aleutians campaign is Helion's Into the Endless Mist  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that was pretty fun is the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A & Ju-88G-1 "Mistel S2"  .  

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 Friday, 15 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Berto provides something unusual with the Bandai 1/100 Zaku  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Their next boxing is the Fine Molds 1/72 F-4D 'Night Attacker'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the Eduard kit is Euro Decals 48138: General Motors FM-2 Wildcat Mk.VI.      

MM FEATURE: Brian Baker provides a nice article on Wire Rigging Biplane Models.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another from the site's early days is the Heller 1/72 Mirage 2000N  .  

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 Thursday, 14 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Martin McClendon did very nice work on his Revell 1/32 Spitfire II  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas tells us about the Glencoe 1/32 XV-1 Convertiplane   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet if you want something a bit different is FCM 72051: B-25B/J Mitchell parte 1 .      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Rob Hart reviews The 11 Days of Christmas  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Julian Dixon built the Airfix 1/72 Mirage 2000C.  

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 Tuesday, 12 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee builds his first Eduard 1/48 P-51D "VLR: Tales of Iwo Jima" . 

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice multi-media kit is the Thundersport 1/43 1972 Porsche 917/10  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome reprint is Fantasy Printshop 1/48 RAF Two Seat Hawker Hunters .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that took a bit of effort, but turned out very well was the Kitty Hawk 1/48 Mirage F.1B  .  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is an update from Valiant Wings.

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 Monday, 11 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Otis Goodin did his usual fine work on the Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Ia . 

KIT PREVIEW:   Another of their boxings of this fine kit is Academy 1/72 F-8E VF-162 "The Hunters" .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart shares his opinion of the Vintage Flyer 1/72 PSA DC-4 .      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This is a well done book with lots of photos, Fonthill's The F-100 Units of USAFE  .

FROM THE PAST:  Pablo Calcaterra built the ESCI 1/48 Dassault Mirage IIIEA .  

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 Friday, 8 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds a somewhat crude kit, the LTD 1/48 CAC Boomerang  . 

KIT PREVIEW:   Probably the only kit of this aircraft in this scale is the  Hasegawa 1/48 B7A1 Ryusei  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for the Border kit is Euro Decals 35001: Supermarine Spitfire Vb   .      

FROM THE PAST:  A nice multi-media kit was the PJ Production 1/72 Mirage IIIE .  

MM FEATURE:  Richard Dowhower provides his impressions on ModelFest 2024 .          

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 Thursday, 7 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds yet another T-bolt, the Miniart 1/48 P-47D-30 Thunderbolt  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his view of the  Revell 1/390 Boeing 747-200    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice book with lots of photos/profiles on a little known aircraft is Stratus Publications' Polish Wings #36: TS-11 Iskra .

FROM THE PAST:  From 2007, we have Mike Turnbull's Heller 1/48 Mirage III B/C  .  

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 Tuesday, 5 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Hans Gertje put a lot of effort into his Monogram 1/48 F-8 Crusader  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at a fairly new kit, the Sabrekits 1/72 Hs-126     .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

FROM THE PAST:  Patrick Earing has today's oldie with his Special Hobby 1/48 Miles Magister  .  

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 Monday, 4 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW: Frank Spahr does another of his excellent ship builds with the Atlantic Models 1/350 HMS Hurworth  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their earlier moldings is the Kinetic 1/48 F-18A/C/D Hornet     .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great addition to their aircraft in detail series is HMH's Fairchild A-10A/C Thunderbolt II  .

FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built a vacuform kit, the Aeroclub 1/48 Meteor NF.14  .  

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 Friday, 1 March 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor finishes another one. This time, it is the Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F-40 Sabre  . 

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly old kit of a subject that I really like is the LS 1/24 Chaparral 2C   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next up in their Singles line is Mushroom Models Publications' Single #47: PZL-104 Wilga 35A  .

FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the Classic Airframes 1/48 Gloster Metero NF.11 .  

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 Thursday, 29 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does another 109, this time the Wingsy 1/48 Bf-109E-4

KIT PREVIEW:  Rob Hart gives us his impressions of the Fly 1/48 Ansaldo SVA.5 'early'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Part of their illustrated history series is Casemate's The Vistula-Oder Offensive .

FROM THE PAST:  Patrick Earing did a nice conversion to produce the C.A./Tamiya 1/48 Meteor PR.10 .  

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 Tuesday, 27 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee builds a very nice looking Hobby Boss 1/72 U-2A Dragon Lady

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a real oldie that I bet many of you have built, the  MPC 1/72 E.E. Lighting F.1A    .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest photo compliation is  Aero Research's USAF Collection No.17  .

FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the Classic Airframes 1/48 Meteor F.4.  

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 Monday 26 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas goes small with the CCLee 1/144 F-15C Eagle

 KIT PREVIEW:  A kit worth seeking out is the AMT 1/48 P-70   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to a well done series of books is Classic Books' Heinkel He-162  .

FROM THE PAST:  David Womby built the Novo/Frog 1/72 Meteor IV  as a stand model  .  

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 Friday 23 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor manages to complete another model, this time it is the  Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A Talon 'ROCAF'

 KIT PREVIEW:  A reissue of a fairly old kit is the AMT 1/25 'Dyno' Don Nicholson's Eliminator II  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A really great read from our own Tom Cleaver is Osprey's Clean Sweep .

FROM THE PAST:  TC also has our oldie for the day with the Tamiya 1/48 Meteor F.3 .  

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 Thursday, 22 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver finishes a kit started a few years back, the Special Hobby 1/48 Fairey Albacore I  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  One from the past is the Lindberg 1/48 Curtiss P-6E  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Rob Hart reviews American Military Aircraft 1908-1919  .

FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Michael Stanley's Tamiya 1/48 Martlet II.  

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 Tuesday, 20 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Berto shares his experience building the Clear Prop 1/48 D-21 Drone  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice kit for the auto builder is the Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari GTO  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

FROM THE PAST: Here is Chris Peachment's Inpact 1/48 Martin-Handasyde .  

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 Monday, 19 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Rob Hart does a very nice Eduard 1/48 Albatros D. II .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas has a look at the Academy 1/48 F-111E .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Peter Burstow's Unicraft 1/72 Martin-Baker Tankbuster .  

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 Friday, 16 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does a very nice job on the KP 1/72 Hs-126A/B-1  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking new kit is the Tamiya 1/72 F-35A Lightning II .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

FROM THE PAST:  Carmel Attard tackled the Glencoe 1/74 Martin MB-2 . 

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 Thursday 15 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds another MiniArt 1/48 P-47D-25 Thunderbolt  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  One of their early sets in this scale is the  DML 1/144 Gulf of Sidra 'F-14A vs Su-22J'   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A really great addition to their Airframe and Miniatures line is Valiant Wings Publishing: The Junkers Ju-88 pt.1 .

FROM THE PAST:  Frank Reynolds has today's look back with the Wingman Models 1/48 Fouga Magister . 

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Tuesday, 13 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds the fairly large Trumpeter 1/48 RA-5C Vigilante  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the Revell AG 1/32 BAe Hawk T.1A   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

FROM THE PAST:  Mark Hiott did nice work on the SMER 1/50 Macchi Castoldi MC 72  . 

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 Monday, 12 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dave Cummings shares his build of the Airfix 1/72 C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Rob Hart provides his take on the Clear Prop 1/48 I-16 type 5  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brad Gaff has today's look back with his Macchi C.205 Veltro

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 Friday, 9 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford does another air racer. This time it is the Testors 1/48 Laird Solution .

 KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that looks very nice in the box is the Hobby Boss 1/48 Lavochkin La-11 Fang .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver built the 21st Century Toys 1/32 Macchi C.202 . 

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 Thursday, 8 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his Sabre collection with the Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F Sabre  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee previews the Mikro Mir 1/350 USS Thresher  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart tells us about Xtradecal's Yanks with Roundels Pt.4 (P-47)  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the early days, the Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi MC.202 Folgore "Cavallino Rampante"  . 

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Next in line from Valiant Wings.          

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 Tuesday, 6 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee builds the very nice Arma Hobby 1/72 P-51B Mustang .

 KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from the early 60s is the AMT 1/25 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice resin kit at the time, the Astrokit  1/48 Macchi C.200 Saetta . 

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 Monday, 5 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro tackled the Airfix 1/72 Do-17Z  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Originally released in the mid 50s is the Monogram 1/82 Douglas RB-66A  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in what has become a favorite series is Avonmore's Pacific Profiles Vol 12

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rick Crabill built the  Sweet 1/144 Macchi C.200

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 Friday, 2 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your editor finishes a kit he's wanted to build for quite a while, the Airfix 1/72 B-25C/D Mitchell .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Hans  Gertje previews the new Sword 1/72 RF-8 Crusader .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver built the  Azur 1/32 Morane-Saulnier M.S. 406C.1 . 

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 Thursday 1 February 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a resin racer, this time the Halberd 1/48 P-51 'Beguine' .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas looks at an older kit, the Tamiya 1/100 Me-262 & Me-163  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A set I know will be quite useful is Quinta Studios 1/48 F-104G Interior Decal.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit you should probably avoid is the Hobbycraft 1/48 MS.406 . 

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 Tuesday, 30 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  George Oh builds another fairly unusual subject, the Kolibri 1/87 DeMag AC665 boom crane  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit, but one worth looking into, the Airfix 1/48 Sabre F.4  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker did a group build of 1/72 Morane MS.406s  . 

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Now available from   .          

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 Monday, 29 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Joe Essid builds a kit he recently previewed, the KP 1/72 Yak-23 .

 KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking car kit is the Italeri 1/24 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1600   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo compilation is Aero Research's Museum & Display Aircraft No.5

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Chris Peachment did a fine job on the Smer/Heller 1/72 MS.225 . 

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 Friday, 26 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee adds to his sci-fi collection with the MPC 14" Eagle 4 w Lab Pod and Spinal Booster.

 KIT PREVIEW:  One of their double kits is the  Eduard 1/72 Bf-109F 'Wunderschone Neue Machinen Pt 1' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very well written book is Helion's Pigs, Missiles and the CIA vol.2 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A very brief article and certainly not up to today's standards was Nick Brigg's Italeri 1/72 Mig-37 "Ferret E" . 

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 Thursday, 25 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver rehabilitates a kit, the Monogram 1/48 C-47 Skytrain  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is the Kinetic 1/48 F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice article is on the Academy 1/48 MiG-29A Fulcrum . 

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas adds to his 1/48 jet collection with the Heller 1/48 Tornado IDS   .

 KIT PREVIEW:  A new resin kit is the Croco 1/72 YAU-22A  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the MPM kit is  Xtradecal X72087: Meteor T.7  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A fairly nice kit is the Italeri 1/72 MiG-29 Fulcrum A  . 

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 Monday, 22 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro adds to his whiffer collection with the Kinetic 1/48 Mirage 2000D/N    .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Here is another old car kit, the Merit 1/24 GP Vanwall  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

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

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  George Oh did a neat display with a pair of Academy 1/144 MiG-29 Fulcrum . 

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 Friday, 19 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford does something a bit different for him, the  Academy 1/48 F-16C  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  One of their weekend editions, the Eduard 1/48 P-39Q Airacobra .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet is Print Scale 72-474: EA-6A/B Electronic Aggressors  .      

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A model that turned out pretty well is the Zvezda 1/72 MiG-27D 'Flogger'

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 Thursday, 18 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds another conversion to his shelf with the Halberd/Tamiya 1/48 XP-72 Ultrabolt  .

 KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas previews the Italeri 1/72 Hawk 100 .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very nice photo book is Peko's Panzerwaffe on the Battlefield 4   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Juan Solazaro did very nice work on the Revell 1/48 Mig-25P 'Foxbat'

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 Tuesday, 16 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Mark Rossmann builds a poplar kit, the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt .

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting kit for racing car fans is the Union 1/24 Brabham F.3.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More on the Russo-Ukraine war in Helion's War in Ukraine Vol 3  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Not the greatest kit, but one which still makes a nice model, the Heller 1/72 MiG-23 Flogger

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 Monday, 15 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas builds a fairly large fighter, the Revell 1/48 F-89J Scorpion .

KIT PREVIEW:  A well done short run multi-media kit is the Croco 1/72 Polikarpov R.5   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The second volume on an interesting African conflict is Helion's Sanctuary Lost Vol 2 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Richard F did nice work on the Kopro 1/72 MiG-21R

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Friday, 12 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Sometimes you finish a kit just so you can get it done and move on. So is the case with the Automodelli Hi-Fi 1/43 Lotus 98T .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their limited edition offerings is the Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11EL 'Elint'  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Fans of the type will like the Kits-World 172143: F-86 Sabre .      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A set I know will be quite useful is ResKit RSM72-007 F-4E (early) canopy and wheel masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that I found quite interesting (probably because it has lots of pictures) is Helion's Italian Soft-Skinned Vehicles Vol 1.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit I would not reccomend is the MasterCraft 1/72 MiG-21MA "PinUp Girl"

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Thursady, 11 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does another conversion, the Halberd Models 1/48 XP-47H Thunderbolt .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit is the GWH 1/48 T-33 Shooting Star 'Late Version' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Rob Hart provides his impressions of Xtradecal X72276: Suez Crisis Pt.1.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest addition to this popular series is Helion's The Arab-Israeli War of Attrition 1967-73  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Gordon Zammitt built a bevy of Fujimi 1/72 Mig-21bis “Fishbed” 

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Tuesday, 9 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart did a great job building his Academy 1/48 F-4C Phantom II .

KIT PREVIEW:  A recent release is the Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-51 'Sonia' w Starter Truck .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest addition to this popular series is  Pen & Sword's Kings of Battle: US SPG 1963-2023 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A somewhat difficult resin kit was the PH Models 1/72 MiG-21 I-2 Analog  . 

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Monday, 8 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford does another nice racer, the Testors/Hawk 1/72 Howard DGA-6  .

KIT PREVIEW:  Rob Hart has a look at the AMP 1/48 HH-43B Huskie  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This month's photo compilation is Aero Research's Sabre  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kevin Thompson did a pair using the Zvezda 1/72 MiG-21PFM

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Now available from Valiant Wings  .          

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Friday, 5 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor managed to actually finish something over the holidays, the ESCI 1/72 A-7E Corsair II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their Talon line-up is Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A Talon 'ROCAF' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:     A nice sheet for the F-14 fan is Print Scale 72-390: F-14 Tomcat.     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A very interesting read is Helion's War in Ukraine Vol 4 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is this short run kit, the Amodel 1/72 (Y)e-7PD

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Thursday, 4 January 2024

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver starts off the year with his Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-10 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas shares his thoughts on the CC Lee 1/144 F-15C Eagle .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to an interesting series is Casemate's The German Infantryman on the Eastern Front .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An older kit that can be made into a fairly nice kit is the Revell 1/48 MiG-21 PF

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Tuesday, 19 December 2023*

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas adds to his bomber collection with the  ESCI 1/72 Tu-22M .

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting new kit is the Takom 1/35 M29 Weasel   .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Always a delight to read, the latest IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 45/4.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Martin Pohl has today's oldie with his Lindberg 1/72 MiG-21 PF.

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This is the last update of 2023. MM will return after the new year. Thanks to you all for helping to make this a great year and I hope you all have a very happy holiday season full of friends, family, and model kits!

Monday, 18 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  George Oh builds the neat little Matchbox 1/72 Siskin III  .

KIT PREVIEW:  A welcome newer kit is the Special Hobby 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Moving up a scale from the last review is the Leading Edge 48-048: 433 Sq CF-18A Special: 60 years of 433 Sq and 100 years of flight    .     

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their illustrated history series is Casemate's The Soviet Infantryman on the Eastern Front .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Jeff Brundt's Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-19PM 'Farmer E'.

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Friday, 15 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor actually finished another kit. This time the really nice  Border 1/35 IJA 28cm Howitzer  .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a real oldie from the mid-1950s, the Merit 1/24 1956 Ferrari GP  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome reprint is Leading Edge 72-048: 433 Sq CF-18A Special: 60 years of 433 Sq and 100 years of flight    .     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the early days, the Dragon 1/72 Jian Ji-5 (Mig-17F) .

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Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Thursday, 14 December 2023

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat looking 3D printed kit is the Planet Models 1/72 60cm Flack Scheinwerfer mit Sd.Ah.51  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great book for the F-14 fan is Scramble4Production's Atlantic Tomcat   .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kevin Thompson did a nice job building the Hobbycraft 1/32 MiG-15bis .

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to Paul England, Clifton Ray, Llarry Amrose, Craig Okabe, and Pablo Pons Santala for letting us reach this year's goal. In addition, thanks to everyone who supports Modeling Madness both monetarily and with content. Without you, this site would not exist.

Tuesday, 12 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Martin McClendon put a great deal of work into his diorama using the Hasegawa 1/200 Space Shuttle  .

KIT PREVIEW:  Joe Essid provides today's preview, the KP 1/72 Yak-23 'Flora' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  Moving up a scale from yesterday's offering is Leading Edge 48-10: RCAF 1 Wing Mk.6 Sabre   .     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Probably not my best paint job, the Tamiya 1/48 Mig-15bis from 1997 .

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks. Currently, we are $46 shy of this year's goal with a few weeks to go.

Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Monday, 11 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro adds to his large models collection with the Revell 1/32 Spitfire I .

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is the Dream Model 1/72 F-5F Tiger II  .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome reprint is  Leading Edge 72-10: RCAF 1 Wing Mk.6 Sabre   .     

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Shawn Payne built the HobbyBoss 1/72 MiG-15bis .

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to Dave Dyke, Kelly Yoho, and Richard Roy . Currently, we are $46 shy of this year's goal with a few weeks to go.

Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Friday, 8 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor completes a near SOD kit, the Special Hobby 1/72 Bf-109E-3 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas provides his insight on the ESCI 1/72 Tu-22M 'Backfire' .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  John Lester takes a look at a neat conversion set; Wells Props Models 1/48 Vampire I conversion  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Richard F built the KP 1/72 MiG-15.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to Civil Training LLC, Keenan Chittester, Kevin Dolin, and John Brugger . Currently, we are $199 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month remaining in the year.

Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Thursday, 7 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice resin kit, the Halberd Models 1/48 Mustang I .

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their growing kit catalog is the Valom 1/72 Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CC.1 .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DECAL REVIEW:  An option for the Trumpeter kit is L Decals Studio 1/48 Mi-4   .     

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A pretty small kit is the Anigrand 1/144 MiG-9 .

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to David Cummings,Thomas Reichl , and Carl D'Alessandro . Currently, we are $361 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month remaining in the year.

Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Spiros Pendedekas continues our French theme with the Fonderie Miniature 1/48 Vautour IIB  .

KIT PREVIEW:  George Oh provides his impressions of the Avis 1/72 PB.25 Scout   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the recently previewed Meng kit;  Eduard  EX412: Me-410 Canopy Mask .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their Airframe and Miniatures series is Valiant Wings Publishing: The Grumman F4F Wildcat  .

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Dave Cummings' Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-3 'early' .

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to Antonio Perez, Richard Smith, Lars Ruhmann and Tom Berto . Currently, we are $509 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month remaining in the year.

Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Monday, 4 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Rob Hart does fine work on his Azur/FRROM 1/72 Super Mystere B.2 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking older kit is the Revell 1/72 F-4F Phantom II   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in a favorite series is Helion's Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Vol. 2  .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  This next book from Valiant Wings is one I'm really looking forward to.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to Jeremy Bense and Michael Peters. Currently, we are $735 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month remaining in the year.

Future updates depend on input so if you have been sitting on an article, or you'd like to write one, it would be a good time to send it in.

Friday, 1 December 2023

KIT  REVIEW:  Your Editor actually finishes a kit, the Airfix 1/48 Vampire FB.5/9.

KIT PREVIEW:  This new kit looks to be very nice, the Arma Hobby 1/72 P-39Q Airacobra   .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.      

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their history books is Helion's Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East Vol 4 .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Gordon Zammit did nice work on his Italeri Mil Mi-24D Hind D .

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  My thanks to Kerry Hendricks. Currently, we are $772 shy of this year's goal with a month remaining in the year.

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