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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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