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Tuesday, 6 December

KIT REVIEW:  Ian Jackson has today's feature article, the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-18A Hornet.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those that don't want to spend a lot of time building; the Revell 1/25 '57 Chevy Bel Air.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Hobby Boss kit, we have Scale Aircraft Conversions 48319: IAR-80 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sticking with WWI stuff, here is Tom Cleaver's Aeroclub 1/48 Re.8

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $400.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Richard Hacker for helping reach the goal.

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Monday, 5 December

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg starts our week with his nicely converted Italaerei 1/72 Ju-86E-1/2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou has a look at the AMT/Ertl 1/72 Star Trek: DS9 Rio Grande Runabout.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Wingnut Wings set: Scale Aircraft Conversions 32112: Pfalz D.XII Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is the latest in their Airframe and Miniatures series:  Valiant Wings Publishing: Dornier Do-335 Pfeil.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look from the archives: Carmel J. Attard's Rosemont 1/72 Re.5

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Valiant Wings is offering some neat book bundles. Follow this link for more.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $400.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Fred Duley and Greg Binder for their support.

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Friday, 2 December

KIT REVIEW:  While not the latest and greatest, the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-5 is a kit your editor enjoyed building.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I swore I'd never build again, but I got such a nice deal: Eduard 1/48 Bf-109E-4.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful set with a long title: Thundercals 48-005: Thunderbolt National Insignia type 4 and Data Decals part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Hasegawa kit: Quickboost 1/72 Spitfire IX Engine Cover with Radiator.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  The type of model one can only do from resin or vacuform: Anigrand Craftworks' 1/72 Platt LePage XR-1/1A

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $500.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Jean-Jacques Bastien and Harald Wallutt for their support.

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Thursday, 1 December

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds the new Airfix 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is your editor's take on the new Airfix 1/48 P-40B Warhawk(sic) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Tamiya kit: Quickboost 1/48 F-6D Mustang Conversion  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that has a lot more to it than you'd think is Osprey's He-162 Volksjäger Units.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 2002, here is Tom Cleaver's Warrior Models 1/48 PZL P.24F/G

MM CONTEST:  Voting now closed for the Hot Rod Contest. You may start sending in your entries for the Vigilante, Intruder/Prowler, and Corsair II Contest (AKA the A-5/6/7 Contest).

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $500.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Philip Azarian and William Cammon for their support.

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Tuesday, 29 November

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli presents another of his Viper builds:  the Revell 1/72 F-16C Block 52.

KIT PREVIEW: A nice older kit from these folks is the Revell 1/72 Do-228-201.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Tamiya kit:  Quickboost 1/72 P-51D Exhaust with Shroud.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next great photo CD offering is Aero Research's USN/USMC CAGS #4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the vast MM modeling archives is the Mirage 1/48 PZL P.11c

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November, which is tomorrow.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $600.00 shy of this year's goal with only a month to go. Thanks to Amelia Island Aerobatics for their support.

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Monday, 28 November

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment provides a delightful scratch build for us, the 1/6 1885 Daimler Reitwagen.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson provides another superb model-based work of art in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW: A revamped kit is the Italeri 1/72 F-5N Tiger II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Eduard kit:  Aires 1/48 MiG-21 Wheels and Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the past is the Heller/Airfix 1/72 Puma

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $600.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks

Friday, 25 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds an inexpensive sci-fi kit, the Arii 1/100 VF-1A Valkyrie.

KIT PREVIEW: Rick Reinbott takes a look at an oldie, the Italeri 1/72 OH-6A Cayuse.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Trumpeter kit: Quickboost 1/48 A-37B Control Sticks.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A look at another club magazine, the APMA (Australian Plastic Modellers' Association) 2-16.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the past is Carmel J. Attard's Rareplanes 1/72 FMA IA-58 'Pucara'

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Starfighter Decals is having a great sale. Time to stock up.  Hobby Link Japan is having a big winter sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $600.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday, 24 November

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard builds another of his fine vacuform kits, the Airmodel 1/72 Fokker C.V-E.

KIT PREVIEW: Rick Reinbott takes a look at an oldie, the ESCI 1/72 Panther Ausf A.

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a timely sheet for your Tomahawk: Starfighter Decals 48-12: P-40B/C/G in USAAF Service.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   I always learn something from this series. Here is a look at Osprey's Bazooka vs Panzer.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has our look into the archives with his Azur 1/48 Potez 631

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is what's new from Attack Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $600.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks to James Bacher and Glenn Hancock for their support.

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Tuesday, 22 November

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Young builds a couple of ace's planes using the Monogram and Revell-Monogram 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

KIT PREVIEW: Here is your editor's take on the new Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat.

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for the Heller kit is Starfighter Decals 72-150: SBC-4 Helldivers Part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great reissue for the Revell 1/48 Bf-109G-10 is the Medallion Models MM-21: Bf-109K-4 Conversion Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 2004 here is one of their earliest kits, the Valom 1/72 Polikarpov TIS

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $700.00 shy of this year's goal with a bit over a month to go. Thanks.

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Monday, 21 November

KIT REVIEW:   A very nicely done build is David Cummings' Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra "Cobra II" .

KIT PREVIEW: A nicely done preproduction AFV is the Dragon 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV A-0 .

DECAL REVIEW:  Three great options designed for the Meng kit: Starfighter Decals 72-149: F-102 Daggers in ANG Service.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A quickie conversion piece is the Medallion Models MM-100-6: Bf-109G-14 tall tail.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   Here is a look at a recent issue from the APMA: APMA (Australian Plastic Modellers' Association) 1-16.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the review vault is Frank Spahr's pretty cool Eduard 1/72 L-4 Cub 'Stripdown'

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is a look at the latest from PJ Production.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $700.00 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to James Girardeau, Michael Kippenhan, and David Cummings for their support.

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Friday, 18 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor almost gets done in by the Monogram 1/72 F-4J Phantom II.

KIT PREVIEW: A relatively recent kit is the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (early).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for today's preview kit is the Aires 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (early) Cockpit Set .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Osprey's M50 Ontos & M56 Scorpion 1956-70 is a neat book on two very interesting vehicles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit from way back is the Aeroclub 1/72 Pilatus PC-7

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $800.00 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Master Details, Russell Schmidt, and Richard Roy for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 17 November

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver does a nice job on an older kit, the Hobbycraft 1/48 F-94B Starfire.

KIT PREVIEW: One of their many short run offerings is the AZ Model 1/72 Spitfire F.14e.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This piece is for the Italeri kit: Quickboost 1/48 Bf-109G Exhaust.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  If you have watched Indiana Jones movies, you will recognize Carmel J. Attard's Hallam vac 1/72 Pilatus P.2

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day to vote is 30 November

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $900.00 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Jeffery Simpson, Stephen Towle, and Edward Kinsel for their support.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 15 November

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J.Attard builds the still very nice Monogram 1/72 F11C-2 Goshawk.

KIT PREVIEW: This one is the base boxing: the Hasegawa 1/72 RF-4C Phantom II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This piece is for the Italeri kit: Quickboost 1/48 Re.2002 Correct Fuselage Spine.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An interesting but somewhat complex kit was the Special Hobby 1/72 Piaggio P.108B serie IIM

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is today.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1,100 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 14 November

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares his second go at the Hasegawa 1/48 F-22 Raptor II.

KIT PREVIEW: A super modern Russian AFV is the new Panda Hobby 1/35 Bumerang IFV Object K-17 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful upgrade piece for the Tamiya kit is Furball Aero-Design FPE-001: F-14 Late Model Tail Reinforcement Plates.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  One of their more interesting titles in the Duel series is Osprey's US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Kyle Bodily's excellent  Pegasus 1/72 Phonix D.I

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is tomorrow.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1,100 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Harry Crumpocher (and I hope I didn't botch spelling your last name, Harry) and Eric Sjoekoer for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday, 11 November - Veteran's Day in the US. Thank a veteran or send money to help his web site!

KIT REVIEW:  Jonathan Prestidge produces a fine model using an older kit, the Academy 1/48 Bf-109G-5.

KIT PREVIEW:  Rick Reinbott has today's preview, the AMT/ERTL 1/35 M60A1 'Blazer'.

DECAL REVIEW:  In a scale that many prefer, Furball Decals FD72-005: Top Gun Tigers & Talons.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Wingnut Wings kit: Scale Aircraft Conversions 32111:  Sopwith Pup Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The second title in this new series is a great choice: Osprey's Messerschmitt Me-264.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is Bob Laskodi's very nice JMGT 1/48 Pfalz E.1.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is 15 November.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   A new jet coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda. Dragon USA has their update of coming items .

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,200 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 10 November

KIT REVIEW:  Ingemar Caisander does a very neat in-flight display using the Mark 1 Models 1/144 He-219A-7 'Uhu'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome new kit for the modern Russian army builder is the Panda Hobby 1/35 Kurganecs-25 BTR Object 693 .

DECAL REVIEW:  A great F-14 sheet for the new Tamiya kit is Furball Decals FDs 4810: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Tying in nicely with today's decal review is Scale Aircraft Conversions 48318: F-14 Tomcat Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's oldie is the Special Hobby 1/48 Pfalz D.XII built during Tom Cleaver's biplane phase.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Last day for entries is 15 November.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming next from Specialty Press.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,200 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday, 8 November

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg provides today's feature article with his Special Hobby 1/72 FW-58 'Weihe'.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a real oldie that has been overshadowed several times, the AMT 1/48 F-4C/D Phantom II 'MiG Killer'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Twenty-two great markings options on Furball Decals FD48-056: Top Gun Tigers & Talons.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the recent Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48317: F2H-2 Banshee Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's olide is the Roden 1/32 Pfalz D.III  by Tom Cleaver.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Just a bit over a week to go for entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,200 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Gary Sluder, Robert Gower, and Fabio Hirai for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday, 7 November

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou continues our s-f build articles which his AMT/ERTL 1/1400 Enterprise C.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking kit is the Special Hobby 1/72 Mirage F.1CE/CH.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the 1/72 Tomcat builder; Furball Decals FD72-006: Bombcat Weapons Set.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the recent Bronco kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48316: P-40C Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another excellent and interesting read is Helion's Libyan Air Wars Part 2: 1985-1986.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's olide is the Eduard 1:48 Pfalz D.IIIa Profipack by M. Dan Cartagine.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Just a bit over a week to go for entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1,400 shy of this year's goal with under two months to go. Thanks to Eric Berg, Mike Wilson, and Gary Schurr for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open Updated

Friday, 4 November

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds his first 109 of the year using the Airfix 1/48 Bf-109E-1/3/7trop kit.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a real oldie, the Aoshima 1/700 IJN Battleship Yamashiro.

DECAL REVIEW:  For their second large scale sheet, here is Furball Decals FD32-002: Top Gun Tigers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Eduard kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72132: FW-190 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Kyle Bodily did his usual sterling work on the Roden 1/72 Pfalz D.III/D.IIIa .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1500 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Scott Lyle for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Thursday, 3 November

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart shares his very nicely done Roden 1/48 Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice figure set is Dragon's 1/35 Battles of Smolensk & Roslavl - 1941.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A welcome bit for the Tamiya kit, Furball Aero-Design FMS-024: F-14 Spoiler and Flap Mask Set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another superb addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sometimes one just wants to build a light aircraft. So it was with the neat Kiwi Resins 1/72 Percival Vega Gull .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is an update from Valiant Wings

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1500 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Phil Perkins, Donald Hardstad, and William Robinson for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday,  1 November

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle starts off November with his very nicely done Takom 1/35 Mk.I Female.

KIT PREVIEW:  I like Eduard's low budget kits like this one, the Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MFN (Weekend Edition).

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at the second sheet; Berna Decals 7277 MiG-21 African Air Forces Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice upgrade bit for the Fine Molds kit is Quickboost 1/72 Bf-109G Tropical Dust Filter.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joel Hamm built a pair of planes; the Airmodel & Pavla 1/72 Culver PQ-14.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to William Cammon for setting up a monthly assistance program through paypal.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday,  31 October

KIT REVIEW:  Dan Lee ends our month with another fine Star Wars build, the Bandai 1/12 Sandtrooper.

KIT PREVIEW:  A great kit from the 80s, the Testors/Fujimi 1/72 A-7D Corsair II.

DECAL REVIEW:  More MiG madness on Berna Decals 7276 MiG-21 African Air Forces Part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade part for the Fine Molds kit is Quickboost 1/72 Bf-109G Exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  I always look forward to reading this series, so here is the next one, RAF-In-Combat's Squadrons #16: North American Mitchell - Dutch, French, & Poles.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Alan Wanta has today's olide with the very difficult MPM 1/48 Pe-2T .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday,  28 October

KIT REVIEW:  A kit that gave your editor considerable consternation, the Minicraft 1/144 B.757.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit I thought was overpriced, the Fly 1/144 DC-9-40 (Ozark).

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet with interesting options for the 1/72 builder is Berna Decals 7269 MiG-17 African Air Forces Part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great model photo background and nice in its own right is Noy's Miniatures Modern Fighter Hangar.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their great photo CD series is Aero Research's World Wide Military #6.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Moving up a scale from the last blast, we have Dale Rannals' Monogram 1/48 PBY-5A Catalina.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is the latest from Master Details.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday,  27 October

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Tom Cleaver's workbench provides us the  Eduard 1/48 Bf-109F-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another impressive armor kit is the Dragon 1/35 King Tiger (Henschel Turret w/zimmerit).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade piece for the Eduard kit is Quickboost 1/48 FW-190D-9 Exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their fine Air Vanguard series is Osprey's Mitsubishi A6M Zero.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Bill Michaels' work is our article from the archives; the Academy 1/72 PBY-5 Catalina.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Pablo Pons Santala and Michael McDaniel for helping.

Tuesday,  25 October

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg  builds a pair of 70s kits, the Tamiya 1/48 Ki-84 Hayate.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to Lightnings in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat project armor kit is the Dragon 1/35 Bergepanzer 38(t) Hetzer mit 2 cm FlaK 38.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set for the ESCI kit is Aires 1/48 Mirage IIIE Cockpit Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  An old kit that still holds up well is Peter Hobbins'  Revell 1/72 P1Y1/2 'Ginga'.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to John Green for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday,  24 October

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli  starts us of with a very nice build, the Revell 1/72 F-16BM.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their non-premium boxings is the Eduard 1/48 MiG-21MF (Weekend Edition) .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice bit for the Airfix kit is Quickboost 1/72 Spitfire IX Exhaust (Fishtail).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb look at the 'other' side of the air war in Vietnam, Osprey's MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A relatively old article is Tom Cleaver's Eduard 1/48 P-400 Airacobra.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday,  21 October

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds  completes our week with an excellent conversion, the Airfix/Blackbird 1/72 Manchester B.I.

KIT PREVIEW:  Adding to their assault gun range is the Dragon 1/35 StuG III ausf E.

DECAL REVIEW:  More great subjects on Wolfpak Decals 72-099: The Grim Reaper Cometh.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade for your Hasegawa kit is Quickboost 1/48 F-8 Crusader air scoops.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1998, a look at the CzechModel 1/48 XP-77 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open Updated today.

Thursday,  20 October

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg does a superb job with his S&M Models 1/72 C-46 Commando.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice limited edition boxing is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet "Low Visibility".

DECAL REVIEW:  Six great options for you on Wolfpak Decals 72-098: On Guard .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the 1/72 Airfix kit is Quickboost 1/72 Bf-109E Exhaust.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is another look at Lee Kolosna's Koster/Monogram 1/48 Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1600 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Fred Duley for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday,  18 October

KIT REVIEW:  Our resident sci-fi builder, Dan Lee, continues with his Bandai 1/72 Resistance T-70 X-Wing.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older kit is the Hasegawa 1/72 Jaguar A/GR.1.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their Second WWII sheet has a bunch of great subjects: Wolfpak Decals 72-097: Rumble in the Jungle.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For those wanting to do an early F-16: Quickboost 1/72 F-16A/B Block 5/10 stabilizers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A surprisingly large model is the Anigrand 1/72 Republic XP-69.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Updated book information from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit under $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Michael Callinan and Peter Marshall for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Monday,  17 October

KIT REVIEW:  Serkan Özgen starts us off this week with this very nice Italeri 1/72 F-84E/G Thunderjet.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou looks at a bit of an oldie, the AMT/Ertl 1/6 Star Wars: Episode I STAP W/ Battle Droid.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their first all WWII sheet is Wolfpak Decals 72-096: East of Eden.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Nothing improves a jet kit like a nice bang seat. Here is a peek at the Quickboost 1/72 F-16A/C Ejection Seat.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great start to a new series is Osprey's Bell X-1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back when this company was known for horrible kits, the Aoshima 1/72 P-63A Kingcobra.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to James McCrae for helping.

MM Sales Page is open

Friday,  14 October

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit he's been wanting for a while, the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F2H-2 Banshee.

KIT PREVIEW:  Their latest Limited Edition release is the Hasegawa 1/72 MV-22B Osprey "VMM-265 Dragons".

DECAL REVIEW:  42 markings options are on RV Models 48-012: MiG-21MF.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This upgrade set is for the Tamiya kit, Quickboost 1/48 Ju-88G-6 FuG240 "Berlin" radar nose (short).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back before he was seduced by the dark side, Frank Spahr built the Revell AG 1/48 P-61 Black Widow.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Now available from Ampersand Publishing. Dragon USA has their update of coming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

MM Sales Page is open

Note to reviewers: I am still backlogged so if it seems a bit slow in getting to your article, that is why.

Thursday,  13 October

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver  does an easy conversion to produce a Tamiya 1/48 Corsair IV.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their early engraved panel line kits from the 80s is the Hasegawa 1/72 Mirage F.1C.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This upgrade set is for the Tamiya kit, Quickboost 1/48 Bf-109E gun barrels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb story of a 50's CIA operation is Helion's PB Success.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Another resin prototype kit, the Anigrand 1/72 Curtiss XP-60C/E.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently a bit over $1700 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Bruce Hilton, Scott Tolman, Tony Rigby, and Antonio Perez for helping out.

MM Sales Page is open

Tuesday,  11 October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee  continues with his Star Wars subjects. Today it is the Bandai 1/12 C3PO Droid.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to 109s with a major rework from the original in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice looking kit of this pre-war aircraft is the Fine Molds 1/48 A5M2b "Claude".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice upgrade for the Revell kit, Quickboost 1/72 MiG-21F-13 Air Intake.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another neat book from Hawaii is Pacific Monograph's Rivetcounter 1: USS Arizona.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has the archive entry with the Hobbycraft 1/48 P-59A Airacomet.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $1900 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Corey Ransom for his generous support.

MM Sales Page is now open

Monday,  10 October

KIT REVIEW:   David Cummings  builds a delightful  Aurora 1/48 P-12E.

KIT PREVIEW:  A 2016 Limited Edition kit is the Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11E "Electronic Warfare Squadron".

DECAL REVIEW:  Four options for the Airfix or Hobby Boss kit, Caracal Models CD 48108: RCAF/RAAF Hawk.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Roden kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 14424: C-141 Starlifter Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent history of the British tank up to WWII is Osprey's British Battle Tanks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A rather challenging kit was the Anigrand 1/72 XP-58 Chain Lightning.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks for helping out.

Friday,  7 October

KIT REVIEW:   Andrew Garcia  has today's feature article with the  Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (late) .

KIT PREVIEW:  Going back a few years on the Limited Editions, here is a look at the Hasegawa 1/48 Hurricane IIC "S.E.A.C." .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Great Wall Hobby kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48315: T-33A Shooting Star Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard provides today's look into the archives with the MPM 1/72 XP-56 'Black Bullet'.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming later this month from Panda.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 (which is 40%) shy of this year's goal with less than three months to go. Thanks.

Thursday, 6 October

KIT REVIEW:   Donald Zhou  builds another large scale plane for us; this time it is the  Trumpeter 1/32 A-1H Skyraider.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their nice reboxings; the  Hasegawa 1/48 QF-86F Sabre 'Full-Size Drone'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the TanModel kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48314: RF-84F Thunderflash Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Tom Cleaver's Czech Models 1/48 XP-55 Ascender.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   News on the latest from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks.

Tuesday, 4 October

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides another of his super s-f build, the Bandai 1/12 R2D2 Droid.

KIT PREVIEW:  An older kit that shows up at swap meets is the Minicraft/Hasegawa 1/72 F-18 .

DECAL REVIEW:  Eight options on this very nice sheet; Caracal Models CD 72023: Air National Guard F-4C/D.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter 'porcupine' exhausts.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Brian Baker has our article from the past with the Airmodel 1/72 XP-54 'Swoose'.   .

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Andrew Garcia for his welcome assistance.

Monday, 3 October

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Peachment starts off this month with another of his fine scratch builds. This time it is the 1/72 RWD-2.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at the Pegasus Hobbies 1/32 T2 Terminator Killer Tank.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the recent GWH kit, Caracal Models CD 48119: USAF T-33A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This is a useful set for the Airfix kit, the Quickboost 1/48 Bf-109E Exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well done book on a little-known aspect of aviation history; Pacific Monograph's I'll Fly to Hawaii.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look from the archives at a less than great kit, the HiPM 1/48 P-51H Mustang.   .

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2000 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Brian Francis for helping out.

Friday, 30 September

KIT REVIEW:   A kit that your editor enjoyed building is the Tamiya 1/48 British 7 ton armored car Mk.IV.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit from the king of short runs, the Special Hobby 1/48 Bu-181 'Bestmann'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most usable set for the Eduard kits, Quickboost 1/48 MiG-21MF air scoops.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their superb collection of photo CDs is Aero Research's Business Turbines.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Len Roberto built the much maligned  Dragon 1/32 P-51D Mustang .

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks. 

Thursday, 29 September

KIT REVIEW:   Tom Cleaver takes us to the last day of WWII with his Special Hobby 1/48 Seafire III.

KIT PREVIEW:  Still the only one in this scale, the Testors 1/48 OV-10A Bronco.

DECAL REVIEW:  A super set for those who like their F-4s big, AOA Decals 32-016:  VF-143 Pukin' Dogs: Taproom 102.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/32 Bf-109G (early) tropical filter.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is Bob Laskodi's nicely done Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks. 

Tuesday, 27 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dale Rannals builds a neat prototype US Army vehicle, the Dragon 1/35 M6A1 Heavy Tank.

KIT PREVIEW:  The Amusing Hobbies 1/35 Object 279 is previewed by Dan Lee.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now for something totally useful for USN modelers; AOA Decals SS-002: Tailhook stripes.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something I've recently been fiddling around with is the Vallejo AFV Paint Set for UK Bronze Green.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From 2002 we have Michael Leduc's Tamiya 1/48 P-51D Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks. 

Monday, 26 September

KIT REVIEW:    Another sci-fi start to our week with Dan Lee's Pegasus 1/32 Hunter-Killer Aerial.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of an impressive vehicle, the Panda Hobby 1/35 9K330 TOR Air Defense System.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice set designed for the Trumpeter kit is AOA Decals 32-014: Combat Scooters (4).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another bit for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/72 F4F-3 (late) cowling .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super title for enthusiasts of the subject is Valiant Wings Publishing: Messerechmitt Me-163.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Greg Ewald added his own interpretation of the venerable Airfix 1/72 P-51D/K Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. The next contest in the series is P-47.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Robert Faulks for helping out. 

Friday, 23 September

KIT REVIEW:    It has been a busy few weeks for your editor, but I did mange to finish the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G 'World Starfighter' .

KIT PREVIEW:  A short run kit of as subject I particularly like is the Mikro Mir 1/48 Lavochkin La-9.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This one is for the Hasegawa kit; Quickboost 1/72 F4F-3 Wing Conversion.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent edition for those who are Hurricane fans is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 38/3.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  It was an easy conversion to make the Tamiya 1/72 F-6D Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  Now accepting entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Winners for the Frog contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Coming next from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal. 

Thursday, 22 September

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler does a great job with the Antares 1/72 SC-1 Seahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A highly anticipated kit is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F2H-2/2P Banshee.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful option for the Italeri kit is Quickboost 1/48 Ar-196 exhaust.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent addition to their Campaign series and a book that seems to have been in the works for a while is Osprey's River Plate 1939.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver has today's archival article, the Tamiya 1/48 P-51B Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest. Winners for the Frog contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2100 shy of this year's goal.  A big thank you to George Oh for his help.

Tuesday, 20 September

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment scratch builds another very cool historic airplane, the 1/72 1921 Fokker T.2 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a plane that must have been a maintenance nightmare in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A great kit for car enthusiasts, the Revell 1/25 1967 Camaro SS.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A useful set is Quickboost 1/48 Ar-196 corrected cowling.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Often considered a copy of the Tamiya kit, the ICM 1/48 P-51B Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2200 shy of this year's goal.  Thank you to Mogens Lund for helping out.

Monday, 19 September

KIT REVIEW:  George Oh builds an oldie but goodie for us, the Airfix 1/72 UH-46 Sea Knight.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting release from the late 90's is the Hasegawa 1/72 F2A-2 Buffalo w/Carrier Deck.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Xtrakit kit: Freightdog 1/72 Hunter T.7 Improvement Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A nice and often overlooked kit is the Academy 1/72 P-51B Mustang.

MM CONTEST:  You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2200 shy of this year's goal.  Thank you.

Friday, 16 September *

KIT REVIEW:  Andrew Garcia provides our feature article with his impressive AMK 1/48 MiG-31BM/BSM.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another old and probably forgotten kit is the  WK Models 1/72 He-70F.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A rather interesting title from their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Going small, here is a look at the Sweet 1/144 P-51B Mustang from the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now closed for the Frog Contest. You may start sending in your entries for the Hot Rod Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Hobby Link Japan is having a summer sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. We are currently about $2200 shy of this year's goal.  Shervin Shambayati was good enough to help. Thank you.

Thursday, 15 September

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's feature article with the big Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Kingfisher.

KIT PREVIEW:  An old favorite that many still think is the best in this scale, the Monogram 1/48 F-80 Shooting Star.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A rather interesting title from their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's FW-200 Condor Units of World War 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver has this one from a number of years back: the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 P-51A. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest. Last day to cast your vote is today.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. We are currently about $2300 shy of this year's goal. Thanks to Tom Goulding for his assistance.

Tuesday, 13 September

KIT REVIEW:   George Oh combines a bit of reality with fantasy in his build of the Heller 1/72 Arado Ar-196.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice small scale kit from the late 1980s, the Ben 1/100 F-104G Starfighter .

DECAL REVIEW:  This particular sheet is for the TanModel kit: Caracal Models CD 48094: RF-84F Thunderflash.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: A kit that would be shunned by most, but was an easy build: the Novo/Frog 1/72 P-51A . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest. Last day to cast your vote is Thursday.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. We are currently about $2300 shy of this year's goal.

Monday, 12 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee continues with his neat Star Wars builds with the Bandai 1/12 AT-ST.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another look at a metal car kit from my small stash, the  FDS 1/43 Ferrari 126c (turbo).

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for the Revell/Italeri kit is Caracal Models CD 48116: AH-1W Whiskey Cobra.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb read from their New Vanguard series is Osprey's BT Fast Tank 1931-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the files we have Tom Cleaver's Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47N Thunderbolt . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Kevin Krajniak for his very welcome assistance.

Friday, 9 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor has, for today's feature, the Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat.

KIT PREVIEW:  A bit late previewing this, but thought you'd find it useful, the Academy 1/48 F-4B Phantom II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Five very nice markings options; Caracal Models CD 72048: F-106A part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Something you may wish to consider, Kamoi 7mm Washi Tape.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From the archives, the Italeri 1/72 P-47N Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Thursday, 8 September

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster treats us to another of his great scratch built models, this time the 1/72 1911 Avro Type D Biplane.

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice kit and the best in this scale, the Hasegawa 1/72 B-25J Mitchell 'Foreign Air Force' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A very colorful sheet for the big Revell kit, Caracal Models CD 72050: Thunderbirds C-54.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Meng kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72131: F-106 Delta Dart Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Dale Rannals  let his imagination take flight with the Monogram 1/48 Thunderbolt Floatplane. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Tuesday, 6 September

KIT REVIEW:   Nicolai Plesberg builds a kit that has been around for quite a while, the Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 Zero.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at one that has been around a bit, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104G 'World Starfighter'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Special Hobby kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72130: Mirage F.1 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver provides today's look in the archives with the  Trumpeter 1/32 P-47D 'Razorback' Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest information from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Tom Solinski for his help.

Monday, 5 September

KIT REVIEW:   Dan Lee provides another of his super s/f builds with the Bandai 1/12 Boba Fett.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice quarter scale military vehicle, the Tamiya 1/48 German 3 ton 4x2 Cargo Truck.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A 'must have' for anyone wishing to crew his big bomber kit, Master Details 1/32 USAAF Navigator .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  This one was a great read and well researched, Helion's Libyan Air Wars Part 1: 1973-1985.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mark Gran has today's blast with the Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt . 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks.

Friday, 2 September

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds a kit that has had its share of commentary, the Bronco 1/48 P-40C (Hawk 81A2) "AVG" .

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice multi media kit, the Record 1/43 Ford C100.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Special Hobby kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32110: Tempest V Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb resource, Aero Research's Modeler's Guide to the Skyraider - Revised edition.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Brian Shields shares his build of the nice Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Richard Smith for his assistance.

Thursday, 1 September

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  has another go at the Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8 .

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat quarter scale military vehicle is the Tamiya 1/48 British 7 ton armored car Mk.IV.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the Zvezda kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 14423: Boeing 777 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mike McLeod did fine work on his Monogram 1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt. 

MM CONTEST:  Voting is now open for the Frog Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Rollie Legaspi for his welcome help.

Note to reviewers: I am currently backlogged to mid/late July so if it seems a bit slow in getting to your article, that is why.

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