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Wednesday 30 July - at 135 KM2 is Christmas Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds a popular subject, the Tamiya 1/48 MiG-15bis.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit that one doesn't see modeled very often, the Academy 1/72 Bf-109G-14.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the Trumpeter kit is Caracal Models CD 48047: USAF/USCG SA-16A Albatross.

BOOK REVIEW:  An excellent book on an equally excellent aircraft, Osprey's RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   David Womby tackled the Eastern Express/Frog 1/72 Canberra B((I)8.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest on a new kit from Attack Squadron.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Tuesday 29 July - at 3.7 KM2 is Caroline Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster adds to this week's "things with strings" with his 1/72 Sopwith Type 806 Gunbus.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many limited edition boxings, the Hasegawa 1/48 F-104G Starfighter "NASA".

DECAL REVIEW:  For the large scale builder, here is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 USAAF/USAF Backing patches.

CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest disc of eye candy for jet fans is Aero Research's F-16 'Viper' part 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Typical of their helo kits, this one took a bit of work, the Italeri 1/72 CH-146 Griffon.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Cooper's Models offers a last chance for the 1/32 P-6E. Here is the latest from Mirage Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 22 July.

Monday 28 July - at 105 KM2 is Madeline Island -- map 

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Peachment builds another early days of aviation type, the AZ Models 1/72 Morane-Saulnier type WR.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another older short run kit that will require some effort is the Octopus 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher .

DECAL REVIEW:  For the small scale carrier builder, here is Starfighter Decals 700-104: Generic Air Group Markings.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another super addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's French Tanks of WWII (2).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Back before Frank Spahr was seduced by the dark side, he built the Italeri 1/72 CANT Z.501 Gabbiano.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Last day for entries is 31 July.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 25 July - at 67 KM² is Pamban Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds a sales table special, the Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 'Beagle'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at a kit from about ten years back, the Hasegawa 1/48 RF-86F-30 'USAF' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb set for the recent Kinetic kit is Caracal Models CD 48044: Alpha Jet.

BOOK REVIEW:  For their second great figure book this week, here is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 11.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit doesn't have to be expensive to make a nice model, the LS 1/72 C5M2 'Babs'.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About a week to go. Last day for entries is 31 July.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. Here is the latest news from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 24 July - at 67 KM2 is Rarotonga  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Pablo Calcaterra builds the much maligned Hobbycraft 1/48 P-40B/C Tomahawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  Somewhat in tune with today's decal review is the Hasegawa 1/72 F4U-2 'Night Corsair'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet with six subjects is Starfighter Decals 72-143:  Bent Wing Birds pt 1.

BOOK REVIEW:  A very nice addition to their Air Vanguard series is Osprey's MiG-21.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that required a substantial amount of time was the Anigrand 1/72 C-141A Starlifter.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About a week to go. Last day for entries is 31 July.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 23 July - at 6 KM2 is Utsira --  map

KIT REVIEW:  For the midweek article, Tom Cleaver builds the Special Hobby 1/48 He-115.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does some early war stuff for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  Their fourth 'Stormbird' kit is the Hobby Boss 1/48 Me-262A-1a.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nicely done sheet is Hi Decal 72-043 IL-28 Beagle.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Kauck did a series of Presidential aircraft, including the Minicraft 1/144 VC-137C.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday 22 July - at 1.6 KM2 is Isla Palenque -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Stephen Foster does a really old favorite today, the Revell 1/72 Albatros D.III .

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a welcome reissue, the Revell 1/25 BRE Datsun 510.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very colorful sheet is Caracal Models CD 48066: EMB-314 Super Tucano.

BOOK REVIEW:  Their next superb figure modeling book is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 10.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Peter Fey built a large stand model using the AMT 1/72 AC-130U.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Kiwi Resins announces a neat new conversion set. 

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Scott Nelson for his most generous assistance.

Monday 21 July - at 62 KM2 is Raasay -- map

KIT REVIEW:   Chris Peachment starts us off this week with his RS Models 1/72 Avia Ba.122.

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou takes a look at the impressive  Meng 1/35 D9R 'Doobie' Armored Bulldozer.

DECAL REVIEW:  A most welcome sheet for the Hasegawa kit is Starfighter Decals 72-144: SOC-1/3 Seagull at War .

BOOK REVIEW:  A great addition to their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's F9F Panther Units of the Korean War .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver did one of his rare multi-engine builds with the Heller 1/72 Super Constellation.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Cooper's Models announces a great new 1/32 MiG-15

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 18 July - at  20 KM2 is Elafonisos -- map 

KIT REVIEW:   Your editor builds another airliner, this time it is the Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing 737-400 'Solaseed Air'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Finally, a proper injected kit of this variant, the Sword 1/72 Lighting T.5.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice accessory sheet is Fantasy Printshop 1/32 Prototype markings.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Kauck did a very nice job on his Minicraft 1/144 C-118A.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 17 July - at  1.8 KM² is Martin Garcia Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Jack Bruno continues our tank run with his Tamiya 1/35 Panzer IV ausf J .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is one from way back, the Supermodel 1/72 Reggiane Re.2002 'Ariete'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice sheet for the Italeri kit is Caracal Models CD 48065: Blue Angels C-130.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard did a nice pair of kits for this one, one of which was the Pavla 1/72 Cessna UC-67 Bobcat/Crane.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. About two weeks to go.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 16 July - at 45 KM2 is Great Keppel Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Robert Myers builds the very nice Bronco 1/35 M-22 'Locust'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Though not a brand new kit, it is a recent arrival at the LHS, the Revell 1/32 Bf-109G-10 (Erla)

DECAL REVIEW:  For those who like really small scale Tomcats, here is Starfighter Decals 350-100S: VF-84 Jolly Rogers, 1980.

BOOK REVIEW:  A superb reference book with great photos and some controversial info is Hikoki's Soviet & Russian Military Aircraft in Asia.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Probably the nicest Minicraft kit I've built was the Minicraft 1/144 C-54 Skymaster.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Tuesday 15 July - at 180 KM2 is Niihau --  map

KIT REVIEW: Jonathan Prestidge continues his 1/48 military builds with the Hobby Boss 1/48 M4A4 Sherman (mid-production).

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome new kit is the Kitty Hawk 1/48 F9F-8T Cougar.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their next set of letter/code sheets is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 Night Fighter Grey Codes (2).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Now available for the large scale builder, Propblur 1/32 propellers.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Andrew Garcia did a lot of work on his Monogram 1/48 AC-47.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Anthony Stachiw and Richard Schrum for their most welcome assistance.

Monday 14 July - at 26 KM2 is Saint Pierre -- map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment builds another of his great early aviation subjects, the 1/72 1901 Gustav Whitehead.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their interesting figure sets is the Master Box 1/35 Somewhere in the Middle East (present day)

DECAL REVIEW:  Their next set of air wing decals is Starfighter Decals 700-103: USS Enterprise AG-20/AG(N)-90 Markings 1944/45.

BOOK REVIEW:  Some books are 'browsers' and such is the case with Frontline Books' The American Arsenal.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Alwyn Broeckelmann did a nice job on the older Airfix 1/72 DC-3/C-47.

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is some great news from IPMS Canada.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Friday 11 July - at 8 KM2 is Farquhar Atoll -- map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds a vehicle for this week's offering, the Tamiya 1/48 US 2.5 ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck.

KIT PREVIEW:  For those who don't want to spend money on what they don't need, the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 bis (Weekend Edition).

DECAL REVIEW:   Moving up a scale, here is Fantasy Printshop 1/48 USAAF/USAF Backing patches.

BOOK REVIEW:  A fascinating read and part of their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Axis Midget Submarines.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Not the most accurate model, but one that can look fairly nice is the PM 1/72 C-45.  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

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

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to an anonymous donor from London and Stephen Prior for their generous donation.

Thursday 10 July - at  55 KM2 is Amsterdam Island -- map 

KIT REVIEW: Pablo Calcaterra builds a nice Malta-based model using the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire V/trop.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their early kits is the Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 Beagle.

DECAL REVIEW:   A useful sheet for RAF fans is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 Night Fighter Grey Codes (1).

BOOK REVIEW:  A nice set for plan fans is Mushroom Model Publications' Scale Plans #3: MiG-15.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Another interesting figure set is the Dragon 1/35 German Infantry Bivouac .

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   John Kauck did his Minicraft 1/144 C-32A in an 89AW scheme.  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Wednesday 9 July - at   136 KM² is Principe  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver builds the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109E-7/trop for his mid-week feature.

KIT PREVIEW:  Ray Mehlberger takes a look at the Gunze Sangyo 1/35 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 Antitank Gun.

DECAL REVIEW:   A neat idea for a decal sheet is Fantasy Printshop 1/72 USAAF/USAF Backing Patches .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the really big Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 24007: P-47D Thunderbolt Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  A great addition to their Weapons series is Osprey's Soviet Submachine Guns of WWII.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Greg Ewald built the Anigrand 1/144 C-17 Export Version (RAF).  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Tuesday 8 July - at  .93 KM2 is Kili Island --  map

KIT REVIEW: Carmel J. Attard builds a real oldie, the Aurora 1/70 Hiller X-18 Convertiplane.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to the first big war for this installment of Slipping the Bonds  

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nice, but somewhat pricey new kit is the Airfix 1/72 C-47 Skytrain.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new ICM kit, the Scale Aircraft Conversions 48263: Do-215 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Another interesting figure set is the Master Box 1/35 Accident: Soviet & Germans - summer 1941.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit from 14 years back that I get asked about all the time is the Hasegawa 1/200 KC-10A.  

MM CONTEST: Entries are being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Monday 7 July - at  6 KM2 is Bikini Atoll  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment starts us off with his build of the new Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth.

KIT PREVIEW:  Judging by the number of e-mails I get regarding this aircraft, this should be welcomed by many modelers, the  OZ Mods 1/72 Pilatus PC-9.

DECAL REVIEW:   An excellent sheet with 27 different options is Xtradecal X48047: Bae Hawk T.1/T.1a .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for the new Sword kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72090: Lightning T.4/5 Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  From our friends at IPMS Canada, here is Random Thoughts 36/2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is Tom Cleaver's build of the Inpact 1/48 Bristol Bulldog.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Last donation 30 June.

Friday 4 July - at 3.4 KM2 is Desroches Island --  map

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds an airliner, the Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing 737-400 'Skynet Airways'.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice variant kit is the Dragon 1/35 StuG III ausf G mid-1943.

DECAL REVIEW:   Not forgetting the Luftwaffe, here is a look at Xtradecal X72197: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their first new metal set this month is the Scale Aircraft Conversions 72089: C-47/DC-3 Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  A book I found totally fascinating is Hikoki's Early Soviet Jet Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit from the archives that was a bit of a challenge was the Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer S2/S2C/S2D/S50.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Thursday 3 July - at 196 KM2 is Grand Cayman --  map

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment did a nice job with what is a really old kit, the Monogram 1/24 Kurtis Kraft Racer.

KIT PREVIEW:  Dedicated airliner fans should be pleased to have the Amodel 1/144 IL-14P.

DECAL REVIEW:   Moving to the USAAF, here is Xtradecal X72196: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 3.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with his build of the Tamiya 1/48 Buffalo I.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Wednesday 2 July - at 88 KM2 is Ascension Island  -- map

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver does a quite nice conversion to make the PCM 1/32 Hurricane II.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely detailed kit with lots of options is the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-6E Intruder.

DECAL REVIEW:   A superlative set for the quarter scale builder;  Impact Decals 48-007, Marine Corps Spirit of '76.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another of their excellent sets is the AK Interactive Landing Gear Weathering Set.

CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next title has more images than any of their others; Aero Research's Unlimited Racer 1986-1996.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Mark Fordham did a nice job building his Pegasus 1/72 Bristol M.1C.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Here is the latest kit from OZMods. Photos of the new Kitty Hawk F9F-8T. Cooper's Models is accepting pre-orders on the new 1/32 P-6E.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Monday 30 June - at 339 KM2 is Nuku Hiva -- map*

KIT REVIEW:  Robert Myers does a rebuild using his Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 Sherman.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice Japanese tank kit is the Dragon 1/35 Type 95 Light Tank 'Ha Go' late.

DECAL REVIEW:   A set that has a lot of multi-engine options is Xtradecal X72195: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 2 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Their final new set moves up a scale; True Details 1/16 Nuts & Bolts.

BOOK REVIEW:  A new title in their Men At Arms series is Osprey's The Spanish Civil War (1) Nationalist Forces.osprey

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look back at the Classic Airframes 1/48 Brewster Model 239 Buffalo.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their latest update.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Robert Sanges for his help.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Friday 27 June - at 45 KM2 is Tubuai  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor continues with his jet builds, but at least it only has one seat; the Bronco 1/48 JF-17 'Thunder'.

MM FEATURE: Here is more of your editor's continuing adventures in model railroading in Silver Rails.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another very neat Soviet light tank kit is the new Hobby Boss 1/35 Soviet T-30S Light Tank.

DECAL REVIEW:   A set that has a ton of options is  Xtradecal X72194: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another of their super paint sets is AK Interactive RAF Camouflages.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Kyle Bodily was brave enough to build the Hi-Tech 1/48 Breguet 14 A2.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Next contest in the series is S.E.A. 1920-1940

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their latest update.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to David Linton for his kind assistance.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Thursday, 26 June - at 102 KM2 is Montserrat --  map

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds has a simple conversion to make the Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire IIa(LR).

KIT PREVIEW:  The next addition to their large scale planes catalog is the Dragon 1/32 P-51K Mustang.

DECAL REVIEW:   Their second great multi-subject sheet for this month is  Wolfpak Decals 72-072 'Gamblers'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  More resin fasteners for you, True Details 1/35 Nuts & Bolts, 2.5mm.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Chris Busbridge did a fine job on the Warrior Models 1/48 Breda Ba65 A80.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Next contest in the series is S.E.A. 1920-1940

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Wednesday, 25 June - at 24 KM2 is Chichi-jima -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment does another of his wonderful scratch-built models, the 1/72 Moisant Red Crayfish.

KIT PREVIEW:  A much anticipated kit (at least by me) is the new Azur/Frrom 1/32 IAR-81C.

DECAL REVIEW:   Another of their great multi-subject sheets is Wolfpak Decals 72-071 ' Hunters and Gatherers' .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A very nicely done display area is Noy's Miniatures NM 72171/2: Battle of Britain Airfield .

BOOK REVIEW:  A very well done book for the WWI aviation fan is Osprey's Nieuport 11/16 Bebe vs Fokker Eindekker.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  Another nicely done Soviet tank kit is the Hobby Boss 1/35 Soviet OT-130 Flame-Thrower Tank.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice resin kit was the ProResin 1/72 Bouton Paul P.120.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Next contest in the series is S.E.A. 1920-1940

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Monday, 23 June - at 344 KM2 is Grenada -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard does a pair with the Emhar 1/72 FJ-4 Fury.

KIT PREVIEW:  Those who like modeling captured vehicles will like the Dragon 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen T34-747(r).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  The next in their detail sets is True Details 1/35 Nuts & Bolts, 2mm.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another fine addition to their 'Aces' series is Osprey's F6F Hellcat Aces of VF-9 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look at an old 'S' kit, the Revell 1/169 "IL-38" Bison .  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest. Next contest in the series is S.E.A. 1920-1940

INDUSTRY NEWS: Aerotech Speed Spitfire on sale at DMC Hobbies.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Dale Schwettmann Jr for his generous donation.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Friday, 20 June - at 7.3 KM² is Little Diomede  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  A kit that I enjoyed doing is the new AMK 1/48 L-29 'Delfin'.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does another nice Sabre for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A very nicely done kit with all the goodies is the recent Encore 1/32 Blue Max Pfalz.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another well done metal set  for the Revell kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32086: Spitfire II Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  A nicely done WWII figure set is Master Box 1/35 German Tankmen, WWII era.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Joel Hamm has today's oldie with the PM 1/72 C-45 Expeditor.  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Dragon USA has their weekly update of upcoming items.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to Bo Roberts for his generous assistance.

Thursday, 19 June - at 38 KM2 is Anegada --  map

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster builds a rather difficult kit that turned out great, the Roden 1/72 PKZ-2 Helicopter.

KIT PREVIEW:  A quite nice double boxing is the new Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A/B Tomcat 'Jolly Rogers History'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another useful weathering set is AK Interactive Aircraft Engine Effects.

BOOK REVIEW:  Another of their fine monographs is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #5: Spitfire XII.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW II: A nice detailing set is True Details 1/35 Nuts & Bolts, 1.6mm.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   One of Tom Cleaver's earliest articles is the Tamiya 1/48 BEAUFIGHTER VI  

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is information on the next book from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Wednesday, 18 June - at 34.2 KM2 is Sable Island -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver builds what is apparently the most accurate kit of this plane in this scale, the Zvezda 1/48 Bf-109F-4.

KIT PREVIEW:  What I found to be a very nice tank kit is the Dragon 1/35 M48A3 Patton.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A rather neat detail set is True Details 1/32 or 1/35 Couplers and Connectors.

BOOK REVIEW:  A very nice aircraft modeling magazine is Aces High #1: Night Fighters of the Luftwaffe.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW II: A nice metal set for the new Special Hobby kit is Scale Aircraft Conversions 32085: T-2 Buckeye Landing Gear.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit that was a lot more work than I'd hoped was the Frog 1/72 Beaufort I.

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest news from Luftfahrtverlag - Start on their new Barkhorn book.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

Monday, 16 June - at 277 KM² is Kiska  -- map

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F. begins our week with his very nice build of the Revell 1/144 Concorde.

KIT PREVIEW:  A most welcome armor kit is the  HobbyBoss 1/35 French R 35 Light Infantry Tank.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the newer Tamiya kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48262: A6M Zero Landing Gear.

BOOK REVIEW:  What should be a popular seller and with lots of color is Squadron/Signal P-47 Thunderbolt In Action.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.    

KIT PREVIEW II:  A nicely done WWI figure set is Masterbox 1/35 "British and German Soliders - Somme 1916".

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A rather unusual subject was the JACH 1/72 Baynes Bat.

MM CONTEST: Entries now being accepted for the Battle of the Atlantic contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2014 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM going. Thanks to D.E. Shank for his support.

Please note that over the next several weeks, I'll be skipping an update here and there while I take care of some long overdue housekeeping.

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