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Tuesday 15 October

KIT  REVIEW:  Blair Stewart builds a favorite of many, the Monogram 1/48 F-106 Delta Dart

KIT PREVIEW:  For their second boxing, we have the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Potez 25 A2/B2 Hispano.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second resized sheet is Caracal Models CD 72089: SR-71 and variants part 2 .     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A handy set for doing an armed T-6 is  Croco 1/72 T-6 Texan Armament (Pylons and Rockets) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Nice to have a book on the last of the 109s;  Kagero's Hispano Aviacion Ha.1112.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is a resin Luft '46 offering, the Just Fantasy 1/48 Arado Ar-248.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to David Wilson for his help.

Monday 14 October

KIT  REVIEW:  Dan Lee begins our week with his Wingman 1/48 Kfir C2/C7

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford has a look at the Sharkit 1/48 Rutan Long-EZ.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/72 modeler we have Caracal Models CD 72088: SR-71 and variants part 1 .     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another set for 1/72 helo fans is the Croco 1/72 Alouette III Tropical Filters.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ingemar Caissander has the offering from the archives with his Revell 1/72 Arado Ar-234C-3.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery. I'll have results this week.         

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Andreas Gordes for helping out.

Friday 11 October

KIT  REVIEW:  A very nice kit that needs a canopy masking set is the Hasegawa 1/72 TBM-3 Avenger

KIT PREVIEW:  It is about time someone did a good kit of this prewar plane. Now we have one, the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Potez 25 A2/B2 Lorraine.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet I know many of you will like; Starfighter Decals 72-162: Fortress of the Skies part 3: E Models.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice piece for the 1/72 H-1 Huey is the Croco 1/72 UH-1 Nozzle Cover.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another great title in their Campaign series is Osprey's Java Sea 1942.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/48 Ar-234B-2N for our oldie.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest product information from Master Details.         

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Glen from Phoenix for helping out.

Thursday 10 October

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver's offering for this week is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-84 'Hayate'

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A rarely seen modeled aircraft, at least in the US, is the Italeri 1/72 MB.339 PAN (2018 livery).

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  A very impressive set for the 1/32 jet builder is Leading Edge 32-95: 60 years of NORAD CF-18A.    

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An excellent book that explains the civil war in this nation; Helion's Nicaragua 1961-1990 Part 1: The downfall of Somoza.            

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have the DML 1/72 Ar-234B-2.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Glen from Phoenix for helping out.

Tuesday 8 October

KIT  REVIEW:  Here is Mark Joyce's nicely done  Special Hobby 1/72 Kittyhawk Ia

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is an oldie that many of us have built, the KP 1/72 La-7.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second new car sheet is Starfighter Decals 2405: Texas Roadrunners 2 - Chaparral 2E Can Am 1966.     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  There was always something interesting from Greg Ewald. Here is his Airfix 1/72 Arado Ar-196A-3.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Julien Dixon for helping out. .

Monday 7 October

KIT  REVIEW:  George Oh builds the venerable Airfix 1/72 Hannover CL.III

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their superbly detailed military kits is the Panda Hobby 1/35 M109A7 'Paladin' .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  Adding to their racer decal selections is Starfighter Decals 2404: Texas Roadrunners - Chaparral 2A USRRC 1964-1965.     

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This new set is for the Kitty Hawk kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 35006: MH-60L Blackhawk Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A fascinating addition to their Duel series is Osprey's Panzerfaust vs Sherman.           

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Greg Ewald's Airfix 1/72 Arado Ar-196A-3.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Info on updated reprints from .         

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.  

Friday 4 October

KIT  REVIEW:  John Summerford builds a very colorful Roden 1/48 UC-43 Staggerwing

KIT PREVIEW:  Another unusual kit is the Special Hobby 1/72 BV-155v1.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This new set is for the subject of a recent build review, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48372: M-346 'Master' Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A superb book on a subject rarely covered is MMP Books' French Bombers of WWII.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with his Planet Models 1/48 Ar-95A/W.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.  

Thursday 3 October

KIT  REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver provides the recent Moddelsvit 1/48 XP-55 Ascender

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting choice of subjects is the Roden 1/35 BL 8 inch Howitzer Mk.VI.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their Single series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 05: MiG-17F.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Brian Baker's Huma 1/72 Ar-80v2.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Info on updated reprints from Valiant Wings.         

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

Tuesday 1 October

KIT  REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds moves to something a bit different for him with the Tamiya 1/35 8 ton Semitrack Sd.kfz7/1 w Flakvierling.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit, but a nice one, the Italeri 1/72 MB.326K Impala.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  After a few years, another great P-47 set;  Thundercals 48-006: ETO Thunderbolts part 1 .     

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is Carmel J. Attard's RS Models 1/72 Ar-65.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Currently, we are a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.  

Monday 30 September

KIT  REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg does a two-fer with the Monogram 1/48 Mosquito Mk.II/VI.

KIT PREVIEW:  For their second boxing of these molds, the Airfix 1/72 Mitchell Mk.II.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another very nice large scale crew figure is Master Details 32067: 1/32 USAAF Pacific Theater Bomber Pilot.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in what appears to be a popular series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #36: Spitfire V - Special Reserve Squadrons.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A kit that has gone through multiple pressings is the Revell 1/72 Arado E.555 Bomber.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

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

Friday 27 September

KIT  REVIEW:  I'm probably one of the last people on the planet to build this kit, the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire I.

KIT PREVIEW:  Something you might find of interest is the Amusing Hobby 1/48 Focke-Wulf Triebflügel.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very good book on this time period on the Eastern Front is Osprey's Retribution: The Soviet Reconquest of the Ukraine.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is Brian Baker's unusual Anigrand Craftworks 1/72 Antonov A.40 Flying Tank.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Coming soon from Specialty Press.         

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

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

Thursday 26 September

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver has the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M3 Model 32 'Hamp' for today's feature article.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of Round 2's many reissues is the AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their line of photo CDs is Aero Research's USN-USMC Collection No.12.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Candice Uhlir did a superb job building the Spin Models 1/48 Ansaldo SVA.5.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  New decals on the way from Exito.         

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

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

Tuesday 24 September

KIT  REVIEW: Stephen Foster presents another of his superb scratch-built models, the  1/72 Breguet Br(M)4.

KIT PREVIEW:  Take the standard kit, add a new sprue and you get the Wolfpack 1/48 T-38C 'USAF'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Tamiya 1/48 kit; Eduard  EX 112: Ki-46 IIIkai 'Dinah' Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great history and reference is Osprey's Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Still a very nice model of this aircraft is the Heller 1/72 Alpha Jet E.

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

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

Monday, 23 September

KIT  REVIEW: Donald Zhou adds one more to the collection with the Revell 1/25 Batman Forever Batmobile.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit from 1982 that still makes into a very nice model is the Tamiya 1/48 A6M3 'Hamp' .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  To go along with today's preview kit is Eduard  EX 318: A6M3 Zero type 32 Canopy Mask.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has today's blast with the Revell 1/32 Alouette II.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest update from Master Details      

 MM CONTEST:  Voting Closed for Towed Artillery.          

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

Friday, 20 September

KIT  REVIEW: Michael Rohde builds the Merit 1/48 Gladiator I.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit of an aircraft that did not go beyond a single example is the Hasegawa 1/72 HH-60D Night Hawk.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set I know I'll find useful is Master AM 72-125: B-17 gun barrels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very well done history of the early months of the Pacific War is Osprey's The Imperial Japanese Army: the invincible years 1941-42.          

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bob Laskodi has today's feature with the Eduard 1/48 Albatros W.4.

 MM CONTEST:  Today is the last day to vote for Towed Artillery.          

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

Just to let you know about how long the current backlog of articles is, today's feature article was received 13 August.

Thursday, 19 September

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver does another Mustang kit, this time the Meng 1/48 P-51D Mustang .

KIT PREVIEW:  Sometimes you win a kit at a raffle that you know you'll never build. So it is with the Formaplane 1/72 Moraine-Saulnier AI .

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a set that is more useful than some others, the Eduard  CX046: TBF/TBM Avenger Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   From their Air Campaign series is Osprey's Guadalcanal 1942-43.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at John Reid's incredible Model Expo 1/16 Albatros D.Va (1917).

 MM CONTEST:  Tomorrow is the last day to vote for Towed Artillery.          

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

Tuesday, 17 September

KIT  REVIEW: John Summerford builds a neat trainer, the Kinetic 1/48 M-346 Master.

KIT PREVIEW:  Something a bit different from the norm is the Roden 1/72 Vauxhall D-type.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a neat resin set, BarracudaCast BR 24271: RAF Ground Crew Assembling 3" Rocket.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   From their Air Campaign series is Osprey's Ploesti 1943.          

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Otis Goodin has today's oldie with his Eduard 1/48 Albartos D.V/Va.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest update from Valiant Wings      

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.           

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Thanks to Kevin Krajniak for his welcome assistance.

Friday 13 September

KIT  REVIEW: Your editor finishes a build started in conjunction with the recent A-7A, the Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A staple of their catalogue is the Italeri 1/72 F-5F Tiger II.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Next from Barracuda Studios is BarracudaCast BR 32262: Mosquito Radio Upgrade Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is another nice addition to this interesting series: Tank Craft #15: Chieftain .          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  This very nice Roden 1/32 Albatros D.III (OAW) was built by Tom Cleaver.

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.           

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

Thursday 12 September

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds the venerable Monogram 1/48 F-80C Shooting Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  For big helo fans, here is a look at the Kitty Hawk 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                 

DECAL REVIEW:  These folks do great decals; MYK Decals 72153: Sea Blue TBM-3.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A great addition to your Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48349: Sea Fury Engine Front and Spinner Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is another superlative book on a little known subject; MMP Books' Bulgarian Fighter Colours 1919-48.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another fine WWI build is Bob Laskodi's Blue Max 1/48 Albatros D.III (OEF).    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.           

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

Tuesday 10 September

KIT  REVIEW: Michael Rohde builds a plane of a famous pilot using the MPM 1/72 Lockheed Vega.

KIT PREVIEW:  This one is based on their 707 kit, the Minicraft 1/144 E-3A/E-8.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   1/48 modelers can use this on their Z-M or Dragon kit; BarracudaCast BR 48395: Ta-152H Main Wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The best book I have ever read on the subject; period. Crecy's Mikoyan MiG-29 & MiG-35.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Clarence Wentzel did a great job on a small model; the Roden 1/72 Albatros D.III (Oeffag) S.53.2.    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.          

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.  Richard Roy and Anthony Burt were kind enough to help. Thanks.

Monday 9 September

KIT  REVIEW: Ryan Grosswiler kicks off this week with his Sword 1/72 P-66 Vanguard.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat new kit that will add interest to a diorama is Kitty Hawk's 1/48 Russian Weapon Loading Cart.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is for the new Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 24010: F6F Hellcat Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The latest in their Squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #35: Marauder Mk II.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bob Laskodi has today's look into the archives with his Passchendaele 1/48 Albatros D.II conversion.    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.         

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

Friday 6 September

KIT  REVIEW: Your editor completes a short run kit and as usual, it doesn't turn out as well as hoped. The RS Models 1/72 Airspeed Envoy.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those who like big and different aircraft in quarter scale, the Kitty Hawk 1/48 MiG-25 PU 'Foxbat'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For a post war Lanc in 1/72 scale, BarracudaCast BR 72415: Lancaster Main Wheels (Block Tread).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in the Tank Craft series is Tank Craft #18 Panther Tanks.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kyle Bodily did his usual super job building the Pegasus 1/72 Albatros C.III.    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.        

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Mark Cravens was kind enough to help. Thanks. 

Thursday 5 September

KIT  REVIEW: Tom Cleaver adds another aces plane to his shelves with the Hasegawa 1/48 P-38H Lightning.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit that should pique the interest of many modelers is Panda Hobby 1/35 HMEE-1.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the 1/72 bomber modeler, BarracudaCast BR 72414: Lancaster Main Wheels (Smooth Tread).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A well done look at two experimental aircraft in Osprey's Douglas D-558.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Patrick Barratt did superb work on his Special Hobby 1/48 Albacore.    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.        

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

Tuesday 3 September

KIT  REVIEW: Donald Zhou adds to his caped crusader collection with the AMT 1/25 Batmissile .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I'd say many of us have built is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-16B Falcon.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.                

DECAL REVIEW:  Their last new Mitchell sheet is Lifelike 72-042: North American B-25 Mitchell Pt 4.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the recent Airfix kit:  BarracudaCast BR 48406: Hawker Hunter Wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another well done plans book plus photos is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 08: Me-410A-1/U4.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has the oldie, the Valom 1/72 Ablemarle V.    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery. You may vote when ready.        

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

Monday 2 September

KIT  REVIEW: Chris Mikesh builds an oldie for us today, the KP 1/72 MiG-19S 'Farmer'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today's preview is the Hasegawa 1/200 P-8 Poseidon 'VP-8 The Flying Tigers'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.               

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great Mitchell sheet is Lifelike 72-041: North American B-25 Mitchell Pt 3.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For your ZM or PCM kit; BarracudaCast BR 32394: Ta-152H Mainwheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another excellent book of what could have been is Crecy Publishing's American Secret Projects 2.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's offering is the Aeroclub 1/72 AMX .    

 MM CONTEST:  Entries are closed for Towed Artillery.         

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

Friday 30 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor adds to his SLUF collection with the Fujimi 1/72 A-7A Corsair II  .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that has been reissued a number of times is the Heller 1/72 Alouette III.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.               

DECAL REVIEW:  Next up with some 345 BG markings is Lifelike 72-040: North American B-25 Mitchell Pt 2.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Next neat bit for the HK Lanc is BarracudaCast BR 32411: Lancaster Radio Upgrade Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The next book in their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's B-58 Hustler Units.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving up a scale here is Tom Cleaver's Hasegawa 1/32 A6M5c Zero.   

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Master Details is having a Labor Day Sale.  

 MM CONTEST:  Sunday is the last day to enter your model in Towed Artillery.         

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

Thursday 29 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver adds to his Airfix collection with the most recent boxing of the Airfix 1/48 F-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit from the late 90's is the Tamiya 1/48 Ki-46 'Hyakushiki Shitei IIIkai'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.               

DECAL REVIEW:  I always look forward to their releases and Lifelike 72-039: North American B-25 Mitchell Pt 1  shows why.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Another set for the HK Models kit is BarracudaCast BR 32410: Lancaster Main Wheels (Block Tread).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The Aero Research's Gooney Birds part 3 CD is the first they have done like this.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie was the 1985 Kit of the Year;  the Tamiya 1/48 A6M5c Zero.    

 MM CONTEST:  This is the last week to enter your model in Towed Artillery.         

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

Tuesday 27 August

KIT REVIEW:  Francisco Santoro builds the most recent boxing of the Airfix 1/72 A-4B/Q Skyhawk.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson provides a more modern aircraft in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their 135 variations is the Minicraft 1/144 EC-135Ctm.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.               

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Hot off the presses (so to speak), we have BarracudaCast BR 32409: Lancaster Main Wheels (Smooth Tread).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The latest in their Airframe Extra series is  Valiant Wings Publishing: The Battle of Midway.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another fine work from Bob Laskodi is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M3 Type 32.    

 MM CONTEST:  This is the last week to enter your model in Towed Artillery.         

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

Monday 26 August

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee starts us off this week with the Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is not seen built that often is the Tamiya 1/72 Bell X-1.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.               

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a  look at a very nice quarterly out of the UK; The Aviation Historian #28.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is the Hasegawa 1/72 A6M3 type 22.    

 MM CONTEST:  This is the last week to enter your model in Towed Artillery.        

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. George Oh has stepped up to assist. Thanks.   

Friday 23 August

KIT REVIEW:  Joel Hamm does another of his short run builds, the Kora 1/72 Curtiss Wright SNC-1 Falcon.

KIT PREVIEW:  For the Star Wars fan we have the Bandai 1/48 Snowspeeder.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their new series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 07: Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless .          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of Tom Cleaver's older builds is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2-N 'Rufe'.    

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Barracuda Studios     

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.       

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Thursday 22 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds his third Airfix 1/48 Spitfire XIVe and provides guidance on how to do it right.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit that has been around for a bit is Tamiya's 1/48 Mosquito B/PR.IV.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  Another welcome reprint is Furball Aero-Design 48-025: Iron Tadpoles (A-6A/B).   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their 'Duel' series is Osprey's German Flak Defenses vs Allied Heavy Bombers.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Koppos shared his build of the Tamiya 1/32 A6M2 Zero.   

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.       

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Tuesday, 20 August

KIT REVIEW:  John Summerford builds the somewhat difficult Dora Wings 1/72 Bellanca CH/J-300.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit but supposedly the best of the batch is the Revell 1/72 Tornado GR.1.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome reprint is Furball Decals FD 48016: Man Eater SLUFs .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their latest 3D Monograph is Kagero's Gloster Gladiator.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Part of a kit line that has to have made them a lot of money is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2a Type 11 Zero.   

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Monday 19 August

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard shares his build of the Aeroclub 1/72 Venom FB.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their most recent Limited Edition of this kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 S2F-1 Tracker "JMSDF 51 Squadron".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great sheet from these folks, this time for the Deuce; Furball Decals FD&S 48017: USAF F-102s.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A significantly revised edition is Mushroom Model Publication's Boeing B-17 in RAF Coastal Command Service.          

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of their many boxings, the Sweet 1/144 A6M2b Zero.   

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Friday, 16 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor manages to finish yet another kit. This time the Minicraft 1/144 KC-135R.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that is still quite nice, the Italeri 1/72 EA-6A Intruder.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  A great set for the 1/48 modeler is Furball Decals FDS 4816: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcats .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their plans and photos series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 06: Me-262A.          

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver did today's oldie, the Classic Airframes 1/48 A5M4 Claude.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Thursday, 15 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver is pretty jazzed about the new Eduard 1/48 P-51D Mustang .

KIT PREVIEW:  A rather welcome reissue that undoubtedly saddens the epaid price gougers is the Revell 1/72 Hunter FGA.9.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  A very welcome downsizing of a 1/48 sheet is Furball Decals FDS 7201: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part 1.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The first in a new series is MMP's FV4201 Chieftain MBT.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Koppos did his usual super work on the Special Hobby 1/32 A5M2 'Claude' .  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest on a new book from Valiant Wings     

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Tuesday, 13 August

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker tells us of his build of the ERTL/ESCI 1/72 DC-3A.

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford shares his impressions of the Kinetic 1/48 M-346 Master.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/72 builder we have Leading Edge 72-95: 60 years of NORAD CF-18A.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Russian Battleships & Cruisers of the Russo-Japanese War.         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Todays peek into the archives is Allan Wanta's Siga 1/72 AM-1 Mauler.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Monday, 12 August

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee begins our week with his nicely done Anigrand 1/72 A2D-1 Skyshark.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not exactly their finest hour is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vc/Seafire III.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.              

DECAL REVIEW:  Another interesting selection is in Wolfpak Decals 72-129: Isn't it a Daisey.   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the new Trupeter kit, we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 72169: Tu-128 'Fiddler' Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their latest monograph is Mushroom Model Publications' P-51B/C & F-6C Mustang.         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A very large chunk of resin is the Anigrand 1/72 AJ-2 Savage.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Friday, 9 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds the rather nice Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-46-III.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is another nice boxing of the Platz 1/144 F8U-2 Crusader.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  An incredible new set for the 1/48 builder is Leading Edge 48-95: 60 years of NORAD CF-18A.   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the new Airfix kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48371: Spitfire XIV Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An excellent reference for the military modeler is Casemate's US Army Vehicle Markings 1944.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm has today's oldie with his Ace 1/72 AF-2S/SW Guardian.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Thursday, 8 August

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice conversion for us; the Airfix 1/48 Meteor NF.11.

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome new tool kit is the Fine Molds 1/72 IJN Carrier Fighter Zero.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  More neat options for the 1/72 modeler in Wolfpak Decals 72-128: Giant Voice.   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This rather complex set is for the Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48370: Blenheim I Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a look at the next edition, Osprey's Battle of Berlin: 1943-44.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Triet Cam's Monogram 1/48 A-37 Dragonfly.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Tuesday, 6 August

KIT REVIEW:  Michael Rohde has today's main article with his Trumpeter 1/48 Whirlwind I.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest Limited Edition for this kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A 'VF-84 Jolly Rogers'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet is for the Trumpeter kit: Caracal Models CD 48157: L-39 Albatros.   

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This hefty set is for the Academy kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 35005: AH-1Z Landing Skids.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The oldie is Martin Sczepan's Academy 1/72 A-37B Dragonfy.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Monday, 5 August

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee does a neat scheme on his Hasegawa 1/48 CF-104 Starfighter.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that was first tooled 30 years ago is the Revell 1/72 Tornado F.3.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet is for the quarter scale modeler; FCM 48050: Lynx/Super Lynx .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a look at the next edition, Start's U-Boot im Focus #17.         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today it is Joel Hamm's Chemica 1/72 Vultee A-35 Vengeance.  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Friday, 2 August

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has finished a very nice fitting kit, the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Super Mystere B.2 (early).

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit whose origin dates to 1971 is the Union 1/24 Ferrari 512S.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second Blackbird sheet is Caracal Models CD 48101: SR-71 Blackbird part 2  .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A much anticipated new book is Valiant Wings Publishing: Spitfire part 2.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's archival offering is your editor's Pro Modeler 1/48 A-26B  Invader.  

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Latest info from Valiant Wings    

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Thursday, 1 August

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard provides us with another of his nice vacuform work. This time it is the Esoteric 1/72 Fairey IIID.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit is the Minicraft 1/72 PV-1 Ventura (early).

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  It is great to see a sheet covering this subject:  FCM 72048: Lynx/Super Lynx .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their next volume in this neat series is RAF in Combat's Fighter Leaders #7

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Tom Cleaver we have his Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 (A-24B).  

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Tuesday 30 July

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee shares with us his very nicely done Airfix 1/48 Gnat T.1 .

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado GR.1 "RAF/RSAF".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice new set is Caracal Models CD 48100: SR-71 Blackbird part 1 .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This next CD should prove popular; Aero Research's A-4 Skyhawk part 4.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1996 we have the AMT 1/48  A-20G Havoc

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Now at the printers from Valiant Wings    

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Monday 29 July

KIT REVIEW:  John Summerford did a very nice job on what is a difficult to build kit, the Dora Wings 1/48 Vega Gull.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest 109 release is Fine Molds 1/72 Bf-109G-6 "Regia Aeronautica".

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for 1/72 Eagle Modelers is Caracal Models CD 72087: F-15 'The Early Years'.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their new plans and photos series is Mushroom Models Publications' Single 04: P-51D-10.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Pat Cauthery's Matchbox 1/72 Boston IV is today's oldie. 

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Friday 26 July

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor doesn't build all that many resin kits as they take him an age. However, here is one, the Croco 1/72 RU-8D Seminole  .

KIT PREVIEW:  An oldie from the 60s is the Revell 1/25 Beatnik Bandit.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  An incredible set for the large scale modeler is Euro Decals 32122: F-15C - Oregon ANG 2016 Special .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   This is the best reference ever done on this little known aircraft; Mushroom Model Publications' The Curtiss-Wright AT-9 - The other Jeep.         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another nice pre-war model is the MPM 1/72 Northrop A-17

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.      

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Thursday 25 July

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the Eduard 1/48 FW-190D-11 for today's feature article.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  This is not a new kit, but it looks like a nice one; the Revell 1/48 Tornado GR.4.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a very nice sheet for those who like big 1/72 models; Caracal Models CD 72077: B-52 Stratofortress part 1 .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their Aircraft units series is Osprey's Do-17 units of WWII.         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mark Fordham has today's oldie with his Merlin 1/72 A-12 Shrike

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.     

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Tuesday 23 July

KIT REVIEW:  To commemorate tomorrow's anniversary of the Apollo 11 return, we have Frank Spahr's superlative Revell 1/540 USS Hornet (Apollo 11 Return).

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice rebox with extras is the Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIE (30th Anniversary).

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  For the MPM/Special Hobby kit we have FCM 72047: Gloster Meteor (Brazil).   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The second title in their new Land Craft series is Pen & Sword's Land Craft #2 M2/M3 Halftracks.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Wayne Hui put a lot of work into his Monogram 1/48 A-10A Thunderbolt II

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.     

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Monday 22 July

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh begins our week with his build of the 1/50 SZD-48 Jantar sailplane.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their Limited Edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 YF-4E 'Edwards AFB'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  For the recent Roden kit is Caracal Models CD 144021: C-133 Cargomaster.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great read from their X-Planes series is Osprey's Jet Prototypes of WWII.         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A resin kit of the loser to the A-10 is the Anigrand 1/72 YA-9A

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.     

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 Friday 18 July

KIT REVIEW:  In commemoration of this weekend's 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Christian Bruer presents his superbly done Dragon 1/72 Lunar Module and CSM.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat kit of a weapon that never made it into production, the Amusing Hobby 1/35 Rheintochter R-1.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A super sheet for the Airfix and CA kit is FCM 48054: Gloster Meteor.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   From our friends at IPMS Canada, here is a look at Random Thoughts 41/2.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A kit that is still quite nice is the Hasegawa 1/72 AV-8B Harrier II

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.     

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Thursday 18 July

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds another nice Airfix kit. This time it is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire F.XIV.

KIT PREVIEW:  Today, it is the Roden 1/48 L-19/0-1 'Bird Dog'.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A second nice sheet for early B-17s is Starfighter Decals 72-161: Fortress of the Skies part 2: C/D Models.   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   For their third excellent plans books we have Mushroom Models Publications' Single 03: Hurricane I.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A kit that was a bit of a challenge, but turned out well was the Czech Model 1/48 A-8 Shrike

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.     

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Tuesday 16 July

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou builds for us the AMT 1/25 Batmobile (Tim Burton).

KIT PREVIEW:  Mark Hiott tells us all about the Modelsvit 1/72 Bartini Beriev VVA-14.        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet I'm very pleased to see done is Caracal Models CD 144019: C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II .   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   First in a new series is Pen & Sword's Land Craft #1 The Jeep .         

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Andreas Gordes built the somewhat difficult Trumpeter 1/32 A-7E Corsair II

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.    

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Monday 15 July

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard begins our week with a nice vac; the Rareplanes 1/72 PV-2 Harpoon .

KIT PREVIEW:  John Summerford shares his impressions of the Dora Wings 1/72 Bellanca CH/J-300 .        

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.             

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome new sheet for your C.A. or Airfix kit; FCM 48053: Gloster Meteor (Brazil).   

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's British Escort Carriers 1941-1945.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Lee Kolosna has today's oldie with his Hasegawa 1/48 A-7E Corsair II

 MM CONTEST:  Accepting Entries for Towed Artillery.   

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