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Tuesday 11 December

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee does another neat Start Wars subject, the Bandai 1/72 B-wing.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a Luft '46 subject in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Lee Fogel provides us his insight on the Maquette 1/35 T-26-4.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the recently previewed Special Hobby kit; PMask Pk72119Y N-3PB.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the early days is T.Garth Connelly's Airfix 1/72 Vosper MTB.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Updated.     

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

Monday 10 December

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle tried a new technique on his Tamiya 1/35 BT-7 model 1935 that worked very well.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their earlier kits is the Special Hobby 1/72 Focke-Wulf Flitzer.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their Weapons series is Osprey's The Sterling Submachine Gun

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: John Reid has today's oldie with his amazing Sergal 1/78 HMS Victory.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Stephen Towle, Andreas Gordes, and Robert Sanges for their support.

Friday 7 December

KIT REVIEW:  Ben Brown does another nice car model, the Fujimi 1/24 Porsche 917K “’70 Le Mans Gulf Color”.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit of a fairly obscure aircraft, the Special Hobby 1/72 Northrop N-3PB.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Modelcollect kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72164: B-52D-H Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another nice selection from their Top Drawings series is Kagero's USS Astoria

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another of Frank Spahr's superlative builds is the Samek 1/700 HMS Vanguard.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

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

Thursday 6 December

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver finishes another from his 'shelf of doom', the Special Hobby 1/48 Gloster E.28/39 'Pioneer'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Thanks to a sale, your editor picks up an Airfix 1/48 'Boeing' P-51D Mustang.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Next in their metal gear sets for big WWI planes is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32138: Sopwith Triplae Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another winner in their Airframe Album series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Bristol Beaufighter

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is your editor's Mirage Hobby 1/400 U-1064 U-Boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

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

Tuesday 4 December

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee builds the still quite nice Tamiya 1/35 KV-1C.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their next 1/48 release is Fine Molds 1/48 Mitsubishi Karigane Aircraft 'Kamikaze'.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A great new book in their Duel series is Osprey's USN Destroyer vs IJN Submarine 1941-42

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Our next submarine is Kelly Jaimison's Revell AG 1/125 U-99 U-boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. A big thank you to Michael Kleber and Tom Glowacki for putting us over the top.

Monday 3 December

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does some extra work on his MPM 1/72 Hudson I/II 'Patrol Bomber'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice kit of a failed weapons system is Panda Hobby 1/35 M8 AGS.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A second volume of this impressive work is Histoire & Collections: French Air Force in North Africa 1940-67 #2

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kyle Bodily did his usual masterful work on the Yankee Modelworks 1/350 WWI German U-Boat U-35.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $300 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Eric Berg for his help. 

Friday 30 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor completes a kit that was nearly banished to the shelf of doom, the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2-N 'Rufe'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A bit of an oldie is the Special Hobby 1/72 EMW A4b.     

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  For their second sheet, we have Wurgers; Exito Decals 48002: FW-190A 'Wulf Pack' 1.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their next photo CD is a first for them; Aero Research's Helos No.1

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Jeff Simpson did something interesting and smaller than usual, the Figurehead 1/1250 T1 Type LST Japan 1944-45.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $300 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Harry Crumpacker, Tim Trostle, Richard Roy, Wendy Meyer and Glen Cannon for their welcome help. 

Thursday 29 November

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver increases his Luftwaffe collection with the Eduard 1/48 FW-190A-3.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does an early jet in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit that will be very large when done is the KittyHawk 1/48 MiG-25 RB/RBT Foxbat.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Five neat options for the 1/72 builder are on Euro Decals 72119: Bubbletop Mustangs.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A seemingly forgotten American victory from WWI is Osprey's Blanc Mont Ridge 1918

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is your editor's turn for a submersible; the ICM 1/144 Type XXIII U-boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $500 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Philip Azarian for his assistance.

Tuesday 27 November

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra builds another Flying Tiger. This time using the Airfix 1/48 P-40B Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those who like prototypes, consider the Planet Models 1/72 FW-190v13/16.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat item for the large scale modeler is Pacific Monograph's PMAVI005: 1/32 CBI Patches.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A welcome addition to their Squadrons series RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #29: Spitfire XVI - The Dominions

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Greg Ewald's very cool Revell AG 1/144 Type XXI Uboat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $500 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Frank Spahr for his generous assistance. 

Monday 26 November

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg goes big today with his Airfix 1/48 Sea Vixen FAW.2.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I bought because of a decal sheet is the Amodel 1/72 DH-104 Dove.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice 109 sheet from a new player in the market, Exito Decals 72001: Gustavs over the Balkans.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An updated version of a popular title is Valiant Wings Publishing: Dornier Do-335 Pfeil

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.             

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's submarine is Peter Hobbins' MiniHobby 1/200 Type IXc U-boat 'U-511' .

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the next title from Valiant Wings.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $600 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Helmut Simonis, Andy Marriott, PG Bolt, Marc Schattenberg and Thomas Hall for helping get that much closer.

Friday 23 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor finishes a kit from days long past, the Heller 1/72 F-84G Thunderjet.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that certainly looks nice in the box is the Trumpeter 1/48 deHavilland Hornet F.1.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW: I know that several of you will find this sheet of interest; Pacific Monograph's PMAVI007: 1/32 Tiger Moth.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very well done compilation is Osprey's The Second World War

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, it is Tom Cleaver's Revell AG 1/144 Type VIID U-boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs around $900 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Harald Wallut and Nils Hedlund for helping.

Thursday 22 November

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver completes a shelf of doom kit, the Airfix 1/48 Canberra B.2.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice resin kit is the Planet Models 1/72 XFL-1 Airabonita 'Late Modification'.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW: Another great 1/48 P-40 sheet is FCM 48023: 1°/14° G.Av. P-40 Warhawk.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   It is always great to read the latest from these folks; Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #28

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Moving up to the big scale for these is Len Roberto's Revell AG 1/72 Type VIIc U-boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is what's coming from Special Hobby/CMK

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $1,000 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Mark Igglesden for his help.

Tuesday 20 November

KIT REVIEW:   Joel Hamm's offering today is the Valom 1/72 North American Navion L-17A.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is an interesting boxing of the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51C Mustang.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW: A welcome new sheet for your Airfix P-51D is Euro Decals 48119: Bubbletop Mustangs.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The next new title in their Air Campaign series is Osprey's Sink the Tirpitz 1942-44

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From about a decade back, here is Kevin Powers' Flagman 1/350 Type VIIc U-boat.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

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

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $1,000 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Mark Igglesden for his help.

Monday 19 November

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro provides another of his Luftwaffe builds with the Eduard 1:48 Bf 109G-14.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a kit that should sell very well, the Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5F Tiger II.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW: The next Skyraider sheet is AOA Decals 72-009: Vietnamese SpADs (2).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The next new title in their Famous Airplanes series is Kagero's Albatros D.III/D.V: Ace's Fighter

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From back in the early days, here is Frank Spahr's Revell 1/144 Lightship 'Trinity'.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $1,000 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Rob Mooijart and Bill Wagner for their welcome support.

Friday 16 November

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg switches scales for the Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB Mk 9.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to 109s for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A brand new kit for modern jet fans is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 Yak-130.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW: P-40 fans will like all the options on FCM 48022: P-40 Warhawk (1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A superb new figure that allows you to do one of two historical figures:  Pacific Monograph's PMFIG 004: 1/32 Tiger 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An excellent addition to their Battlefield series is Peko's Panzer III on the Battlefield (2)

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Robert Shockley built the venerable Revell 1/480 USS Toledo (CA133).

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Page has been updated.     

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

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs about 1200.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Andy Garcia, Scott Lyle, and   Fabio Hirai .

Tuesday 13 November

KIT REVIEW:   Joel Hamm continues his building of second line types with the LF Models 1/72 Spartan 7W Executive UC-71.

KIT PREVIEW:  Trainer fans might like this one, the Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-21UB.    

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  It is nice to have these available for the 1/72 builder;  AOA Decals 72-008: Vietnamese SpADs (1) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   An interesting and useful set for the scratchbuilder is Pacific Monograph's European Shingles.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Their latest in the Duel series is Osprey's B-52 Stratofortress vs SA-2 Guideline SAM

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Kevin Krueger continues with our nautical oldies and his  Tamiya 1/350 DKM Tirpitz.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs about 1200.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.

Monday 12 November

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro does a category we've not seen in a while with his Luft '46 Revell 1:72 Arado Ar E.555 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a 40 year old tooling that is apparently not that difficult to find, the Lifelike 1/32 1932 Plymouth Roadster.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for the 1/32 builder is FCM 32024: Bf-109E/F/G.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Wingnut Wings kit: Scale Aircraft Conversions 32137: DFW C.V Landing gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The first book in a new series is Kagero's The Leopard 1 & Leopard 2

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Jeff Simpson built the Hobby Boss 1/1250 USS Ticonderoga CG-47.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs about 1200.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to David Hansen for helping out.

Friday 9 November

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg provides another Nordic airpower subject with his Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T 11.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that I know I'll have fun building is the Fine Molds Tiger Moth.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second quarter scale sheet for VNAF Skyraiders is AOA Decals 48-012: Vietnamese SpADs (2) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A most welcome accessory for the Phantom Phan is Top Notch TNM72-M112: F-4 Phantom (Vietnam)  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another interesting and unusual title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Dutch Navies of the 80 Years' War 1568-1648.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today the oldie is from Kyle Bodily and it is his U-Boat Laboratorium’s 1/350 Austro-Hungarian SMU-10 submarine.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is Info on a new decal company. Visit their web site for more info.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1300.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.

Thursday 8 November

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver goes big today with the Airfix 1/72 Victor B.2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at their second boxing of this kit, the Eduard 1/72 MiG-21MF 'Interceptor'.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the Tamiya kit is AOA Decals 48-011: Vietnamese SpADs (1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the Wingnut Wings kit we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 32136: Bristol F2.B Landing Gear

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From 2008 is Tim Reynaga's Hasegawa 1/700 Sinking Merchantman.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1300.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Ian McLean for his help.

Tuesday 6 November

KIT REVIEW:   A two-fer today is Nicolai Plesberg's Italeri & ESCI 1/72 RF-4 Phantom II.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the recent Fine Molds Kyushu Q1W1 'Lorna' .   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great sheet with interesting subjects is Wolfpak Decals 72-121: Bad Animals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A set that undoubtedly sells well is Top Notch TNM48-M50: Spitfire I-V Pattern A  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very impressive book in both size and scope is Osprey's The Battleship Bismark.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From back when we have Frank Spahr's Airfix 1/72 Severn Class Lifeboat.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.     

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1300.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.

Monday 5 November

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster treats us to one of his superlative scratch-built models, the 1/72 Caudron G.IV .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the recent Eduard 1/72 MiG-21MF 'Fighter-Bomber'.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  This set covers the lo-viz era:  AOA Decals 32-028: VA-75 Sunday Punchers (2) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For the Trumpeter kit we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 48361: Firefly I Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Kagero's Rogožarski IK-3 is a well researched and interesting book on this less known fighter.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.            

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Chuck Manns built the venerable  Revell 1/542 USS Saratoga CV-60.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.    

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1300.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Edmund Roache, Nicholas Rosso, and Jim Bacher for their support.

Friday, 2 November

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg builds the rarely seen Italeri 1/72 Go-244.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does what many consider the most graceful of propliners in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A rather well done kit is the AMP 1/72 Canberra T.11/Tp.52.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  The first of two new sheets is Wolfpak Decals 72-120: USAFE.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A useful set for your next RAF P-51D/K is Top Notch TNM48-M84: Mustang IV Pattern E  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superbly written account of this engagement is Osprey's British Destroyer vs German Destroyer.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today, we have the Trumpeter 1/350 USS San Francisco (1942) by Tom Cleaver.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1400.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to James Chirm and Alex Murray for their welcome help.

Tuesday 30 October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee returns to the depths of space with the Hasegawa 1/48 VF-1A/J Valkyrie “Vermillion Squadron”.

KIT PREVIEW:  From the Seven Mortal Sins anime is E-2046 1/7 Leviathan (hot pants version).   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  The first of two sets on this unit is AOA Decals 32-027: VA-75 Sunday Punchers (1).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A useful set for your next Tiffie build is Top Notch TNM48-M12: Typhoon Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  For their next photo CD, we have Aero Research's Worldwide Military #8.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Pierre-Andre Boillat provides our look into the archives with his Revell 1/72 S-100 Schnellboot.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.   

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1500.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.  

Monday 29 October

KIT REVIEW:   Michael Stanley presents a rather unusual feature today with A Short History of Paper Models.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit for the rodder modeler is the Revell 1/25 1930 Ford Model A Touring Street Rod.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a useful set for the big scale A-6 builder;  AOA Decals 32-026: Intruder Airframe Stencils & Markings (High Viz).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A set I'm currently finding quite useful is Eduard  EX 245: A6M5c Zero 1/48 Canopy Mask.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The first book I've seen of this series is Kagero's Fokker D.VII; The Kaiser's best fighter.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Len Roberto's article on the Tamiya 1/700 Prinz Eugen states it is one of the best kits he's built .   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.  

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under 1500.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Llarry Amrose for helping.  

Friday 26 October

KIT REVIEW:   Mike Kleber did a superb job on his Trumpeter 1/48 FW-200C-4 Condor.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that is still the best in this scale is the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Mustang IA.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A very impressive new sheet is Euro Decals 32117: Tornado GR.4/4A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   One of the more interesting bases that I've seen is Signifer SN 48017: French airfield plates (chevron model).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Jean-Paul Poisseroux provides a look at THE DASSAULT MIRAGE 2000B/C/D/N and International Versions .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.           

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joe Lyons built Destroyers and Seaplanes; An Uncommon Marriage.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over 1500.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to David Womby, Fred Duly, Mark Veile, and Michael McDaniel .  

Thursday 25 October

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro does another nice one with his Airfix 1/48 Bf-109E-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  What should build into a superb model is the Tamiya 1/48 M4A3E8 Sherman 'Easy Eight'.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great Catalina sheet is Aviaeology AOD48013: RCAF Overseas Catalinas.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A perfect accessory for your big scale Spitfire is the Signifer SN 32007: RAF Power Cart (WWII).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This publisher always has fascinating books. This one is Helion's MiG-23 Flogger in the Middle East.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Charles Landrum's Mirage 1/400 Projekt 1241.8 Missile Corvette.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is what is on the way from Specialty Press. Latest info from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $1700.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.  

Tuesday 23 October

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg returns to his normal scale with the Novo/Frog 1/72 Venom NF.3.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely molded kit from a few years back is the Trumpeter 1/48 J-7B Fighter.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A new sheet that should find a lot of fans is Aviaeology AOD72019: Eagle Squadron Spitfire Vc.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the later versions: Top Notch TNM48-M42: P-40E-N Kittyhawk  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nice addition to their X-plane series is Osprey's Dornier Do-335.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, we have Greg Ewald's Trumpeter 1/72 PT-815 Torpedo Boat.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $1700.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.  

Monday 22 October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee takes a break from roaming the galaxy and builds the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Razorback .

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit, but one that sells out rather quickly when reissued, the Hasegawa 1/48 F-16B Plus Fighting Falcon.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A new sheet for Canadian Catalinas is Aviaeology AOD72024: RCAF Canso A (PBY-5A).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A nice set for the Tamiya or Airfix kit is Top Notch TNM48-M30: Mosquito IV & VI  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  For folks who like plans we have Kagero's TopDrawings #52: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Len Roberto provides our look back with his Trumpeter 1/350 USS North Carolina BB-55.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit under $1700.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Harald Wallutt, Jean-Jacques Bastien, and Del Miller for helping.  

Friday 19 October

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds a third option from the same aftermarket sheet using the Hobby Boss 1/48 FW-190D-9.

KIT PREVIEW:  The best kit of this aircraft in this scale prior to the Tamiya offering is the Revell 1/72 F-16C Block 50/52.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice one for the Airfix kit is Lifelike 72-SP-01: B-25 'Desert Warrior'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   For their fourth set on the Mustang, we have Top Notch TNM48-M83: Mustang Pattern D  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that surprised me by how well it drew me in is Osprey's Operation Linebacker II 1972.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.          

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Frank Spahr sometimes builds inexpensive kits. So it was with the Income Toy and Hobby USS New Jersey.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $1700.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Corey Ransom, Jeffery Forrest and Nicholas Rosso for helping.  

Thursday, 18 October

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver provides today's feature article with his Eduard 1/48 Bf-110C-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  A racing sedan this time; the Arii 1/32 1971 Nissan Skyline KPGC10 (GT-R) .   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a new sheet for the Trumpeter kit;  Caracal Models CD 48124: Chengdu F-7.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is their second set for early P-40s: Top Notch TNM 48-M41: P-40B/C Tomahawk II Masks (Early RAF) .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Gary Beebe's Aoshima 1/700 IJN Battleship Mutsu.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Time is growing short and the drive needs a bit over $1800.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.  

Tuesday 16 October

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg builds what turns out is a very small aircraft, the Flugzeug 1/72 Bolkow Junior (MFI-9).

KIT PREVIEW:  Another recent reissue is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M7 type 62.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.           

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice set of options for the 1/72 modeler is on Lifelike 72-038: North American P-51 Mustang Pt.4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Their third Allison Mustang set is Top Notch TNM48-M82: Mustang Pattern C  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Next in their 'Squadrons' series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #28: B-24 Liberator - The Australians.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The look back for today takes us to 2009 and Carmel J. Attard's Pavla 1/72 'Molch' midget submarine.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are two and a half months left in the year and the drive needs a bit under over $1800.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.  

Monday 15 October

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou begins our week with the rather striking Modelkitonline 1/6 Bayonetta (Cereza).

KIT PREVIEW:  A fairly recent double boxing is the Hasegawa 1/72 A-1H Skyraider 'USS Ticonderoga'.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Another new sheet is Caracal Models CD 72081: DH-104 Dove part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A useful set for the recent Airfix kit is Top Notch TNM48-M70: Defiant I Pattern A  Camouflage Masks .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A well done addition to their Yellow series monographs is Mushroom Model Publications' Bf-109G with DB605A Engine.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.         

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tim Reynaga has the Skywave/Pit Road 1/700 Minekaze for today's oldie.   

MM CONTEST:   You may start sending in your entries for the A-4 Skyhawk contest. Tallies for the It Floats contest have been posted.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are two and a half months left in the year and the drive needs a bit over $1800.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks.  

Friday 12  October

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds the last of the line, the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M8 type 54/64.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their more recent releases, the Sword 1/72 RF-84F Thunderflash.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/72 F4F modeler, we have Starfighter Decals 72-159: Wildcats at Midway 1942.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This is the set your need for your AVG P-40:  Top Notch P-40B/C Tomahawk II Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very nice title for the airliner fan; AirWorld's The Vickers Viscount.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's very colorful offering is Greg Ewald's Revell AG 1/300 Research Vessel 'Meteor'.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest.  Sorry for the long delay, but life has been very busy on other fronts.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are three months left in the year and the drive needs a bit over $1800.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Stephen Sundberg for his welcome assistance.

Thursday 11  October

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver keeps the Luftwaffe run going with his Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E-7.

KIT PREVIEW:  Once the best there was of this plane in this scale, the Hasegawa 1/32 P-51D Mustang.   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the 1/72 John Landers Mustang modeler is Lifelike 72-037: North American P-51 Mustang Pt.3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   Another set for the Allison Mustang is Top Notch TNM48-M81: Mustang Pattern B  Camouflage Masks .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A fascinating history is Specialty Press' US Cruise Missiles.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Eric Bergh built the ancient Lindberg 1/245 LST .   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest.  Sorry for the long delay, but life has been very busy on other fronts.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are less than three months left in the year and the drive needs a bit under $1900.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to  David Gondek and Kerry Hendricks for helping out. 

Tuesday 9  October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides us with a (brief) break from the Luftwaffe with his AMT 1/1400 Vor'cha Klingon Battlecruiser.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to 109s for today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A 2003 release is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18A Hornet 'Adversary' .   

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the AModel kit is Caracal Models CD 72079: DH-104 Dove part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Stuka; Top Notch TNM48-M60: Ju-87B-G/R Stuka  Camouflage Masks .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:    Next in their Airframe and Detail series is Valiant Wings Publishing: The Boulton Paul Defiant.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's look into the archives is Peter Hobbins' Trumpeter 1/72 LCM(3) Landing Craft.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest.  Sorry for the long delay, but life has been very busy on other fronts.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    New book announcement from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are three months left in the year and the drive needs a bit under over $1900.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Roy Spencer for helping out.  

Monday 8  October

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro continues our Luftwaffe builds with his Academy 1:48 Bf 109G-2/G-6 "JG 27".

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I've had for a while is E-2046's 1/7 Kashiwazaki Sena 'Y shirt' .   

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for the F4F builder is Starfighter Decals 48-14: Wildcats at Midway 1942.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Spitfire Vb; Top Notch TNM48-Desert Spitfire (Gleed)  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:    A look at this quarter's edition; IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 40/3.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Len Roberto has today's oldie with his nicely done Imai 1/350 La Esmerelda.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest.  Sorry for the long delay, but life has been very busy on other fronts.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are less than three months left in the year and the drive needs a bit over $1900.00 to meet this year's goal.

Friday 5 October

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor does another late war Luftwaffe plane, the Hasegawa 1/48 FW-190A-9.

KIT PREVIEW:  A look back and an older, but still buildable kit, the Hobbycraft 1/48 MiG-17F .  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  For the Italeri/ERTL kit is Caracal Models CD 48087: F7F Tigercat part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A welcome set for the Allison Mustang is Top Notch TNM48-M80: Mustang Pattern A  Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:    A superb addition to their military history hardbacks is Osprey's Forts: An illustrated history of building for defense.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look back at Ingemar Caissander's Zvezda 1/350 Submarine K-19 (Hotel class SSBN).   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Casemate Publishing is having a 60% off sale on select Kagero titles. Here is a direct link:    https://www.casematepublishers.com/kagero-sale.html . A welcome revised edition coming from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are three months left in the year and the drive needs a bit under over $1900.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to Roy Spencer for helping out.  

Thursday 4 October

KIT REVIEW:   Ryan Grosswiler has today's article, a nicely done ICM 1/72 Ki-27b 'Nate'.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Another super sheet for big Mustang builders;  Lifelike 32-021: North American P-51 Mustang Pt.4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the AMP or S&M kit: Scale Aircraft Conversions 72163: Canberra B.2/6, T.4/11 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Harpia Publishing's Modern Chinese Warplanes (PLAN) is an interesting look into a little-known subject.        

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Hiott has our look back at his Hasegawa 1/700 Battleship Ise.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest. 

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Casemate Publishing is having a 60% off sale on select Kagero titles. Here is a direct link:    https://www.casematepublishers.com/kagero-sale.html  News from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. There are three months left in the year and the drive needs a bit under under $2000.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to George Oh and Daniel Muller for helping out.  

Tuesday 2 October

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Spahr presents another of his nautical works of art with the Atlantic Models 1:350 HMS Arrow.

KIT PREVIEW:   A 20 year old kit but one that fits with today's book review is the ProModeler 1/72 Spitfire Vb.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new sheet for those who like civilian warplanes is Caracal Models CD 48062: F-104 'Starfighters'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48360: Sea Vixen Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Another great read from their Squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #27: Spitfire V 'The Bombay Squadrons'      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is the Tamiya 1/700 USS Indianapolis by Len Roberto.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running.here are three months left in the year and the drive needs over $2100.00 to meet this year's goal. Thanks to those of you who have been helping out.  

Monday 1 October

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg kicks off the month with something big; the Revell 1/32 Sea Venom.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is a look at a rebox, the Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for big scale modelers is Lifelike 32-020: North American P-51 Mustang Pt.3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32135: Junker J.1 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The October disc has a number of well known types; Aero Research's Biz Jets #2      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today we have Bruno Schielzeth's Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Submarine.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Once I tally things up, I'll start accepting entries for the next contest. 

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Getting down to the last three months and we are $2100.00 short of this year's goal. Thanks to those of you who have been helping out. 

Friday 28 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor adds to the Luftwaffe builds for this week with the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-14 .*

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a nice Cougar in today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   The most recent new kit of this aircraft in this scale is the Fine Molds 1/72 F-14A Tomcat.  *

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  An oldie from a while back is Cutting Edge 48-011: Su-27 Flanker.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A nice addition to their monograph series and the first one on this plane in English is MMP's PZL P.23 Karas      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today we have Thomas Braden's nicely done Cottage Industries 1/72 CSS Hunley.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Please note  that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Thursday 27 September

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds the recently released Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-10.

KIT PREVIEW:   The Takom 1/35 VW T3 Transporter is previewed by John Miller.  

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  For the upcoming Airfix kit is Euro Decals 48115: Blenheim I/IF .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A very well done volume on this troubled aircraft is Crecy's Boeing B-47 Stratojet      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rick Cotton built the rather large Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Tuesday 25 September

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro shares his build of the venerable Revell 1/72 Ta-152H-1.

KIT PREVIEW:   Today's preview is another 40 year old kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 P-47D Thunderbolt 'Razorback'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet with a goodly number of options is Euro Decals 72116: Meteor FR.9.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   One of those 'must have' books is Valiant Wings Publishing: Spitfire part 1      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is another look at Tom Cleaver's Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Hood.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Monday 24 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dave Cummings builds a modified Fortress using the Academy 1/72 B-17E “Pacific Theater”.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit every 1/48 Zero buyer should have is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M8 type 54/64

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  This excellent sheet goes with today's book; Start's 1/48 Emblem der Luftwaffe Band 1.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   A superbly researched book with many never before published photos is Start's Embleme der Luftwaffe Band 1      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another nice build by 'the Doc' was the Trumpeter 1/200 Harbin Destroyer.   

MM CONTEST:   Voting is closed for It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Chris Braines for his generous assistance.

Friday 21 September

KIT REVIEW:   Carmel J. Attard builds another of his great vacuform works, the Formaplane 1/72 Mi-24 Hind A .

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that many of us have built over the years is the Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72 P-40N Warhawk

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful sheet for the quarter scale modeler is Furball Decals FD48-069: F-35 Anthology III.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   One of the better additions to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's British Ironclads 1860-75      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, it is Len Roberto's very nice Heller 1/400 DKM Gneiesenau.   

MM CONTEST:   Today is the last day for voting on It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Tuesday 18 September

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg does another nice two-fer with his Special Hobby 1/72 SAAB A-21R & A-21A.

KIT PREVIEW:   Want a speedy build? Consider something like the AMT 1/32 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is perfect for your Airfix kit; Euro Decals 72115: Blenheim I/IF.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Fans of large color profiles will like Stratus' Spotlight On Junkers Ju-88A.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's article from the past with his Trumpeter 1/144 USS Gato (1944).   

MM CONTEST:   Today is the last day for voting on It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Next update depends on getting in some articles. 

Monday 17 September

KIT REVIEW:   Joel Hamm does a great job on what is a difficult kit, the Azur 1/72 Vultee V-11.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:   Drew Pratt tells us about the Mikro-Mir 1/35 CSS Hunley

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Another great Tomcat sheet for the 1/48 builder is Furball Decals FDS 4813: F-14 Tomcat Part V.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Well worth the wait is Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #27.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Bill Michaels has for us his excellent Revell Clipper Ship Flying Cloud.   

MM CONTEST:   Tomorrow is the last day for voting on It Floats.  Please note that the sponsor of the contest has sold his business so the award is in doubt.

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

Friday 14 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has actually finished a kit. It is the Academy 1/72 F-18E Super Hornet 'VFA-143 Pukin Dogs'.

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice kit for the Star Wars fan is the BanDai 1/72 Tie Striker

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome new sheet for the new Airfix kit is Euro Decals 48116: Meteor FR.9.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today, we have Frank Spahr's superb Airfix 1/600 HMS Fearless.   

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats

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

Thursday 13 September

KIT REVIEW:   The Italeri 1/72 Vickers Wellington X is Tom Cleaver's latest project.

KIT PREVIEW:   Based on the earlier A version, the Revell 1/72 Arado Ar-240C-2 Night Fighter

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Their latest Tomcat sheet is Furball Decals FDS 4812: F-14 Tomcat Part IV.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Pete L'Heureaux has today's dig into the archives with the Revell 1/720 USS Essex .   

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Jeroen Koen for his assistance. 

Tuesday 11 September

KIT REVIEW:   Torben Plesberg does more wonders with older kits with his ESCI 1/48  AD-4W/AD-6 Skyraider.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their very nice helicopter kits is the Italeri 1/72 H-21C Shawnee

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  Hot on the heels of their previous sheet is Pacific Monograph PMAVI-009: Not So Fresh Kuomintang Chinese Roundels.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   To go along with today's preview, the Eduard  72 322: H-21 Exterior Set.*

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   The story of a plane that was pretty much doomed from the start is in Osprey's Heinkel He-177 Units of WW2.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today it is the Revell 1/350 SMS Emden by Kyle Bodily.    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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

Monday 10 September

KIT REVIEW:   Pablo Calcaterra does what he says is his last car model, the Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW07B.

KIT PREVIEW:   While Hasegawa does a lot of 'new decal' releases so do these folks. Here is the Minicraft 1/144 Lufthansa B.737-300 'Futbol'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new sheet with over 20 options is Furball Decals FD48-068: A-7E Low Viz SLUF.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A great tool for the advanced modeler is the Pacific Monograph PMAVI-002: Navigation Light Template Tool.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's oldie is Len Roberto's Revell 1/96 USS Constitution .    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Jeroen Koen for his assistance. 

Friday 7 September

KIT REVIEW:   The Special Hobby 1/72 TT-1 Pinto is the latest completed project of Joel Hamm.

KIT PREVIEW:   Francisco Santoro provides his impressions of the Academy 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2/G-6 "JG27"

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   First time I've seen a sheet like this;  Pacific Monograph PMAVI-008: Fresh Kuomintang Chinese Roundels.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   A nice set for the new Kitty Hawk kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32134: F-5E Tiger II Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Greg Ewald recommended avoiding the  Revell Caribbean Pirate Ship.    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Now at press from Valiant Wings.    

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

Thursday 6 September

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver does another nice single engine prop WWII fighter, the Airfix 1/48 Bf-109E-1.

KIT PREVIEW:   The Modelcollect 1/72 B-2 Spirit is given a good going over by Donald Zhou

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome new sheet for USMC Lightning II fans is Furball Decals FD72-008: F-35 Anthology III.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:   This set is for the Revell kit;  Scale Aircraft Conversions 72162: Shackleton Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Hiott went to town on his Dragon 1/350 USS Buchanan.    

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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Tuesday 4 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee built a very cool model, the  Hobby Boss 1/200 USS Pegasus PHM-1.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another of their neat kei car kits with a twist is the MicroAce/Arii 1/32 1962 Mazda Carol Patrol Car

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   An older sheet for the big scale folks is Cutting Edge 32-011: F-104 Tiger Special

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Osprey's The FN MAG Machine Gun is a nice addition to their Weapons series.       

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Len Roberto built a very nice Heller 1/400 Bismark .  

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

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Monday 3 September

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown starts off this month with his AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is one from 1994, the Revell 1/72 Arado Ar-240A-02

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A most welcome new sheet for the Airfix or Italeri kit is Iliad Designs 72019: North American B-25B/C/D

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Peter Burstow introduces us to the ArtwoxModel Wooden Deck.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   George Oh did nice work on the Revell 1/25 Batboat .  

MM CONTEST:   You may now start voting for It Floats.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Coming soon from Kitty Hawk/Panda.   

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Friday 31 August

KIT REVIEW:   Ryan Grosswiler shares with us his epic build of the Aviation Usk 1/72 B-32 Dominator .

KIT PREVIEW:   Though a few years old, here is a look at the Academy 1/72 F-4J Phantom II

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Here is a useful sheet for Luftwaffe fighter modelers; FCM 48024: Luftwaffe numbers for fighters

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A most welcome set for the Revell kit is Starfighter Decals 7222: PT-13/17 - N2S Cockpit Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their CD sets is Aero Research's Civil Collection #6.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nicely engineered kit is our archive feature today; the Hobby Boss 1/350 HMS Astute.  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats. Today is the final day for entries.

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Thursday 30 August

KIT REVIEW:   Francisco Santoro built the Hobby Boss 1/48 Bf-109G-6.

KIT PREVIEW:   Bob Kudbya has a good look at the TAKOM 1/35 Soviet SMK Heavy Tank

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome reprint with an extra is Iliad Designs 48001: Prewar Hurricanes

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great primer on the subject is Osprey's WWII US Marine Infantry Regiments.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Frank Spahr's Airfix 1/600 HMS Argonaut .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats. I have uploaded all entries sent in until now.

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Tuesday 28 August

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides us with another nice British tank. This time it is the Tamiya 1/35 Cromwell Mk IV.

KIT PREVIEW:   Something I know I'll find useful is the  Greenmax N-Gauge Structure Kit

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A very nice selection for the big scale 109 fan is on FCM 32024: Bf-109E/F/G

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Here is one for the RAF modeler:  Top Notch TNM48-M53: Spitfire IXc, JE-J  Camouflage Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jeff Simpson built the Len Jordan 1/1200 P&O liner 'Arcadia' .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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Monday 27 August

KIT REVIEW:   Continuing with things Argentine, Pablo Calcaterra presents the Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari 312T3.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at something that has him rather excited, the Modelkitonline 1/6 Bayonetta (Cereza)

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the Trumpeter kits; Cutting Edge 32022: MiG-21 Fishbed

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    The third set of G model masks is Top Notch TNM48-M25 Bf-109G Erla Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a nice addition to their Air Campaign series:  Osprey's Operation Crossbow 1944.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From way back when is Len Roberto's Hasegawa 1/700 IJN Akagi .  

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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Friday 24 August

KIT REVIEW:   Nicolai Plesberg continues with his Danish subjects. This time it is the Special Hobby 1/72 Spitfire PR.XI.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another new release is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 RF-101C/G/H Voodoo

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the Monogram kit;  Cutting Edge 72052: Me-262

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another well done mask set for 109 modelers; Top Notch TNM48-M24 Bf-109G WNF Camouflage Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's article from the archives is the Maquette 1/400 Alfa submarine. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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Thursday 23 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver continues his run of Luftwaffe models with the Dragon 1/48 FW-190A-6.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release is the Panda Hobby 1/35 M1 IP Abrams

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   This sheet is for the Monogram kit;  Cutting Edge 48-116: B-26B Marauder

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another well done mask set is a boon for 109 modelers; Top Notch TNM48-M23 Bf-109 Regensburg/MTT Camouflage Masks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This series of books has proven to be a great read. This one is Osprey's British Battle Tanks: American Made Tanks.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From a dozen years back, here is Frank Spahr's Airfix 1/600 HMS Alacrity. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Tuesday 21 August

KIT REVIEW:   Michael Rohde does very nice work with his Airfix 1/72 Swordfish I .

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a brand new kit, but a nice one nevertheless, the Academy 1/72 F-35A Lightning II

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice older sheet for the Tamiya kit is Cutting Edge 48-091: F4D-1 Skyray part 3

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another well done mask set is  Top Notch TNM48-M11 Hurricane Mk.I B pattern Camo.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Steve Pietrobon has today's look back with his Airfix 1/600 HMS Ajax. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Monday 20 August

KIT REVIEW:   Brian Baker starts off our week with his RS 1/72 Arado Ar-65 .

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit of a car with which your editor is actually familiar is the Arii 1/32 1961 Toyota Publica

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Hun fans may want to keep an eye open for ESCI #91: F-100D Super Sabre 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A useful set for the Luftwaffe modeler is Top Notch TNM48-G10 General Luftwaffe Mottling.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is from 2000, the  Revell 1/144 Ekranoplan A-90. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Friday 17 August

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has completed another very nice kit, the Fine Molds 1/48 C5M2 'Babs'.

KIT PREVIEW:  In case you cannot tell, I really like this series. Here is another, the Arii 1984 Daihatsu Mira Van

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   An older sheet worth seeking out is CAM 72-019: F-4B Phantom II

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another great resin wheel set for the Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48344: Sea Fury Wheels (Block Tread).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Greg Ewald built the Bandai 1/35th Zeon Mobile Scout Set (UC Hardgraph). 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Thursday 16 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver backdates their 510 kit to make the Dora Wings 1/48 Dewoitine D.501.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their recent Limited Edition boxings is the Hasegawa 1/48 A6M2N 'Kashima Flying Group'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A nicely done sheet with three options is Cutting Edge 48-106: F-84 MiG Killers & Nose Art

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Vinyl masks have become quite popular and one that I think will find a lot of favor with some modelers is Top Notch TNM48-G00 Generic Luftwaffe Shapes.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Dan Lee is the Fine Molds 1/48 X-Wing. 

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Tuesday 14 August

KIT REVIEW:   Pablo Calcaterra continues with his Argentine subjects. This time the Hasegawa 1/72 UH-1D 'Huey'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another neat addition to their Owner's Club line is the MicroAce(Arii) 1/32 1955 Toyopet Crown

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Another useful sheet is Cutting Edge 48-109: F-84 Stencils

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Something that adds to yesterday's review is BarracudaCast BR 48343: Sea Fury Wheels (Diamond Tread).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Shawn Payne is the Testors 1/72 XR-7 Thunderdart.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Monday 13 August

KIT REVIEW:   Ryan Gosswiler builds a neat group of vehicles in the Airfix 1/72 USAAF Bomber supply set .

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at the Tamiya 1/35 Challenger II - desertised

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Another fine special schemes sheet is DXM Decals DXM 81-4227: JASDF F-15J Eagle - 201 TFS Air Show & 30th Anniversary

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A cast brass set for the Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48345: Sea Fury Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another superb title in this series and one that was a great read; Crecy's British Secret Projects 2.      

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From Dan Lee, the oldie is the Hasegawa 1/72 VF-1A Valkyrie.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats..

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Friday 10 August

KIT REVIEW:   Jacob Hendershott builds another biggie. This time the Monogram 1/48 B-29 Superfortress.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit with resin upgrade bits is the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa '64th Flight Regiment'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A very cool Tiger Meet scheme is in DXM Decals DXM 71-4230: Mirage 2000C, EC 1/12, Tiger Meet 2009

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A nice set for the Kitty Hawk kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48359: UH-1D Huey Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the semi-distant past is the  Flying Fish Models 1/72 Vostok I.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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Thursday 9 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds the renamed Dora Wings 1/48 Bf-109A.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their Owners Club offerings, the Arii 1/32 1967 Fairlady 2000GT

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Another superb sheet which some will really like:  Starfighter Decals 72-158: PT-13/17 & N2S-3/5 Kaydet

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A superbly done resin set for the Airfix kit is BarracudaCast BR 48347: Sea Fury Cockpit Set  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another engrossing read is MMP Books' Japanese Anti-Submarine Aircraft of the Pacific War.     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Mike Idacavadge has today's oldie with his RealSpace Models 1/144  Titan IIIC.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats.

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Tuesday 7 August

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou has today's article with his nicely done Tamiya 1/35 M26 Pershing .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another interesting anime tie-in boxing is the Hasegawa 1/20 Strike Witches Gertrud Barkhorn w 1/72 FW-190D-9

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   Most welcome for T-34 Mentor fans who work in the smaller scales is Croco 1/72 T-34A/B/C Mentor/TurboMentor . 

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another nice gear set for the Eduard kit:   Scale Aircraft Conversions 48358: Spitfire IXe/XVI Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee has our look into the archives with his Fine Molds 1/72 Tie Interceptor.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats. I'm really tardy on catching this one up. This week for sure.

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Monday 6 August

KIT REVIEW:   Pablo Calcaterra summarizes his earlier Warhawk articles:  1/48 P-40Bs; a comparison .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a simple kit for car builders who don't have a lot of space,  the Arii 1/32 1966 Hino Contessa

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.          

DECAL REVIEW:   A super Strike Eagle scheme is on  DXM Decals DXM 81-4232: USAF Strike Eagle- 75th Anniversary 4th Fighter Wing

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Another nice wheel set for the Revell kit:  BarracudaCast BR 32381: P-51D Wheels (Block Tread)  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  George Oh built the Hobbycraft 1/100 Armed Robot 'Surge'.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks and Scott Tolman for their donation. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.   

Friday 3 August

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has finished his Kotobukiya 1/35 Logicoma .

KIT PREVIEW:  A new release is the Hasegawa 1/72 V-22 Osprey 'JGSDF First Aircraft

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A very nice special scheme set is DXM Decals DXM 81-4231: JASDF F-15J Eagle - 304 TFS 40th Anniversary

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    This set is for the Eduard kit:  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48357: Spitfire IXc Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A rarely covered subject is Osprey's Italian Armored and Reconnaissance Cars 1911-45 .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 20 years back, here is the  Revell-Monogram 1/72 Star Fury Mk 1  .

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

INDUSTRY NEWS:    News from Valiant Wings

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Richard Smith for his donation. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.    

Thursday, 2 August

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver has today's feature with the  Special Hobby  1/32 IAR-81C.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many Limited Edition boxings is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A 'VF-21 Freelancers'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice offering for Super Bug fans is DXM Decals DXM 71-4228: F-18E/F Super Hornet VFA-102 Diamondbacks Anniversary

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A welcome set for the big Revell kit is BarracudaCast BR 32380: P-51D Wheels (Diamond Tread)  .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Jeff Simpson provided his 4M Solar System Model, not to scale.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Rainer Bussek for his donation. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal. 

Tuesday, 31 July

KIT REVIEW:   Dale Rannals presents his build of the E2046 Kaga (Kantai Collection).

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done kit that is hard to keep on its nose gear is the Hasegawa 1/72 Fuji T-3

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   Here is a nice sheet for the Super Phantom: DXM Decals DXM 81-4133: JASDF F-4EJ kai Super Phantom

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    For the Heller kit and various reboxings: Scale Aircraft Conversions 72161: T-6/SNJ Texan Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Interesting match-up in this Duel edition:  Osprey's P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero.     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dan Lee has our oldie from 11 years back, the Fine Molds 1/72 Slave One.

MM CONTEST:   Accepting entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.   

Monday, 30 July

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou has another of his superbly built AFVs. Today it is the Tamiya 1/35 M4A3 Sherman (Early).

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice new kit is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 CASA  C.212-300

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   Another fine multi-subject sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-119: Bolt out of the Blue. As a  note, their F-35 RAM sheet is in its third printing so pick one up.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Andrew Garcia shows us a very useful item; Airscale  AS48JPN: WWII Japanese instrument dials.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More great aviation eye candy on Aero Research's USN-USMC Collection #11 .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A resin kit that has since been made redundant was the Masterpiece Models SSRN Seaview.

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Great news from Kiwi Models. On the way from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.   

Friday, 27 July

KIT REVIEW:   Unbelievably, your editor finishes a model in two weeks. The very nice Fine Molds 1/48 A5M4 'Claude'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that is most welcome but also a bit of a throwback, the Minicraft 1/48 T-34A Mentor

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   This is a welcome sheet for the Sword kit, Caracal Models CD 72059: TF-9J 'Twogar'

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A nicely done photo book is Peko's T-34 on the Battlefield 2 .     

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Geigle has the article from the archives with his Nitto 1/20 S.F.3.D.

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.

Thursday, 26 July

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown has a second article this week and it is the PAS Resin 1/144 Boeing 717.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice new kit of a somewhat obscure type is the Azur/Frrom 1/72 Renard R-31

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   Another nice sheet with an interesting mix is  Wolfpak Decals 72-118: Shamal

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    Some useful photo-etch parts are in Croco Etched Parts #1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that has been around for quite a while was the  Airfix 1/144 Orion 2001 Spacecraftdid the .

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

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Tuesday, 24 July

KIT REVIEW:   Frank Spahr has today's feature article with his superb Kinetic 1/48 Sea Harrier FRS.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  A new kit I'm pleased to see being released is the Fine Molds 1/48 C5M2 'Babs'

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome sheet for the new Minicraft kit is Caracal Models CD 48086: T-34 International

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next book in this series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #26: Hurrican I/II - The Canadian.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Kevin Powers did the Babylon Wars Omega Class Destroyer.

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to John Angus for helping. We are currently 2/5ths of the way to this year's goal.   

As a note, it appears that zetaboards has sold out to tapatalk as I had to relog into the Forum. The format has also changed and I'm not sure I like it as I was fond of the old one. We'll see.

Monday 23 July

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown adds a bunch of aftermarket into his Academy 1/48 F-4B Phantom II .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson continues with his great computer art work with today's Slipping the Bonds.

KIT PREVIEW:  Thanks to the resin folks we have another interesting subject. Here is the Croco 1/72 RU-8D Seminole

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A nice new sheet for those that their models big is Caracal Models CD 32023: RCAF CT-155 Hawk - 419 Squadron

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From their New Vanguard series here is Osprey's Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   The first anime related kit I ever built was the Tsukuda 1/72 Nausicaä - Gunship of the Valley of the Wind * .

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks to Paul Sloup and Shervin Shambayati for their welcome help. 

Friday 20 July

KIT REVIEW:   Once again, it takes your editor longer than thought to build what looks to be a simple kit. This time it is the Fujimi 1/72 Ki-43-I Hayabusa.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit about which I was unaware until I saw it on an auction page, the Pro Scale 1/72 T-33 Shooting Star

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A sheet that should please Hun fans is  Caracal Models CD 48128: F-100D in Vietnam part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A nice resin figure for a diorama or as a stand along subject is the Rado 35014: Achtung Jabo. This can be posed with the previously reviewed one.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great title in this photo series is MMP Books' Camera On #5 SdKfz 10.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Richard F has today's look into the archives with his Revell 1/144 Space Station MIR.

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the latest from Barracuda Studios. New from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: Please donate. Your support keeps this site up and running. Thanks. Last donation 29 June.

Thursday 19 July

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver builds his third one of these big Avros. This time it is the Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster B.III 'Special'.

KIT PREVIEW:  For the builder who likes trainers, the Special Hobby 1/48 Oxford I/II

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A well done sheet for the Minicraft kit is Caracal Models CD 144010: EC-121 Warning Star.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    A nice resin figure for a diorama or as a stand along subject is the Rado 35013: Achtung Jabo.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Figure modelers will like Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 21 .    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that looks deceptively easy in the box, but is typical of the products of the 50s is the Glencoe 1/144(?) Mars Liner .

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

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

Tuesday 17 July

KIT REVIEW:   Nicolai Plesberg builds an oldie for us today, the Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  Not a new kit, but a nice one is the Special Hobby 1/72 Hornet F.3/4

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A welcome new sheet for the Academy kit is  Caracal Models CD 48111: FB-111 Dark Varks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The books in this series are really superb. Here is the next offering;  Osprey's The History of the Panzerjäger Vol 1.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is another nice Greg Ewald build from the archives; the Bandai M61A5 Main Battle Tank “Semovente” Phantom Element .

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting has been tallied.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

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

Monday 16 July

KIT REVIEW:   Ben Brown builds a model of an aircraft I always like to see done, the Monogram 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I am very pleased to see being done is the AMK 1/72 L.29 Delfin.

MM FEATURE: Photo of the Day.         

DECAL REVIEW:   A great new sheet for the B-52 modeler is Caracal Models CD 144005: B-52H Stratofortress.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:    This nice set is for the Minicraft kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 14428: DC-8 Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is the latest from IPMS Canada;  Random Thoughts 40/2.    

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.        

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Michaels has our look back with his Arii 1/100 Super Valkyrie VF-1S.

MM CONTEST:   Bf-110 Contest voting is closed.  You may now start submitting your entries for It Floats

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