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Friday 24 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor tortures himself with another relatively crude short run kit, the Pavla 1/72 Nakajima Ki-87. This was their second kit.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their Weekend Edition kits is the Eduard 1/72 Avia B.534  4.serie.

DECAL REVIEW:  With 32 options, this is a set that will keep you building for a long time, Fantasy Printshop 1/48 RAF Hawker Hunters (Single Seat).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Adding to their Weapons series, here is a look at Osprey's Hand Grenade .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that I thought was very nice, the Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR.42 LW.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Quite a few new kits coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Thursday 23 April

KIT REVIEW:  Dale Rannals headlines today with his build of the Heller 1/35 Souma S-35.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their seemingly endless limited edition kits is the Hasegawa 1/72 F-18C Hornet 'Stars and Stripes'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Richard F looks at Real Space 1/144 Space Shuttle decals.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  An excellent modeling reference from their Photosniper series is Kagero's Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back before he spent his off time churning turf, Mark Fordham built a very nice Mr. Kit 1/72 Fiat CR.42 Falco.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Tuesday 21 April

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F once again, provides us with a nice kit review, this time the Kopro/KP 1/72 Piper L-4H.

KIT PREVIEW:  An excellent first war kit is the Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Pup .

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice set, this time for the big Tamiya kit is Eagle Cals 163: FAA Corsairs.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A fine addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's T-26 Light Tank.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Chris Busbridge provides today's oldie with the Special Hobby 1/72 Fiat CR.25.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming next from GWH. This is next from Kitty Hawk Models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 20 April

KIT REVIEW:  Richard F adds to his growing (lifting) body of work with the Anigrand 1/144 Martin X-24A.

KIT PREVIEW:  A combo kit in 1/48 is the recent Kinetic 1/48 CM.170 Magister.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice set for your H-K Models kit, Eagle Cals 164: Do-335 'Pfiel'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great look at jets south of the Rio Grande, Harpia Publishing's Latin American Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back at Carmel J. Attard's Contrail 1/72 Fairey Gordon/Seal.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Aviaeology.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 13 April.

Friday 17 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds a kit from 40 years or so ago, the Mania 1/72 Ki-51 'Sonia'.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their combo series, the Hasegawa 1/200 KC-767 'World Tanker Combo'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another great Mike Good sculpture, Ultracast 54016: 1/32 Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot (mid-late war).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A most interesting read from their Duel series, Osprey's Panzer II vs 7TP.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another Luft '46 build was the Cape Hobby 1/72 FW Fighter (BMW 8011 Engine).

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday 16 April

KIT REVIEW: Richard F continues his lifting body builds with the Anigrand 1/144 Northrop M2-F2/F3.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat exotic that isn't on many radars is the Hasegawa 1/24 Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B "Police Car" .

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is for the Revell AG/Italeri kit, HAD Models 72104 1/72 JAS-39C/D Gripen .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  For those who love plans, there is Kagero's TopDrawings #22: The Pocket Battleship Admiral Graf Spee.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From well more than a dozen years back, here is a Luft '46 build, the Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf 'Flitzer'.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday 14 April

KIT REVIEW: Scott Lyle did a great job building his Meng 1/35 Renaut FT-17 (Riveted Turret).

KIT PREVIEW: Adding to their Limited Edition releases is the new Hasegawa 1/72 EA-18G Growler 'CVW-5'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A superbly sculpted figure for your big Tamiya Corsair is Ultracast 54015: 1/32 'Pappy' Boyington (Seated) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  In anticipation of Revell's new C-54 kit, here is Aero Research's Skymaster.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back more than a decade at the Hasegawa 1/72 Fw-190F-9 'Panzerblitz 1'.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 13 April

KIT REVIEW: Pablo Calcaterra has a nice start to this week with his Hobbycraft 1/48 CT-114 Tutor .

KIT PREVIEW: A neat three-pack of kits with a somewhat different take on things is the Hasegawa 1/72 Shidenkai no Maki Shidenkai, Hien, & Zero type 21.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet that should be quite welcome for some, Rising Decal 72060: Japanese Light Bombers Part II.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This nice set is for the Z-M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48284: Ta-152 Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie with the ProModeler 1/48 Fw-190D-11 .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Harald Wallutt for his assistance.

Friday 10 April

KIT REVIEW: It is nice to have a pleasant, trouble-free build from time to time and so it is with your editor's Hobby Boss 1/72 UH-1F Huey.

KIT PREVIEW: A neat bust that is perfect for those wanting to get their feet wet in the subject is the MJ Miniatures 1/16 British Army 91st Foot Regiment 1846.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet that I wish I'd had several weeks back is the RV Aircraft 72-018 MiG-15.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This nice set is for the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48283: Mirage III/V Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:   An interesting and rather topical title in their Combat Aircraft series is Osprey's Su-25 'Frogfoot' units in combat.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  Anyone still reading this or am I wasting my time posting them.

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rick Brownlee did some incredible painting on his Revell 1/32 FW-190D-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Dragon USA. Here is the latest from Barracuda Studios.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Thursday 9 April

KIT REVIEW: Dale Rannals does his usual sterling work building the Panda 1/35 BMD-1 .

KIT PREVIEW: This is not a new kit, but it still looks pretty nice, the Italeri 1/72 Saab JAS-39B Gripen .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: More Russian things under wings with the Advanced Modeling 48230:  Kh-25ML Short Range Modular missile .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Rodrigo Santos de Oliveira built an interesting looking Tamiya 1/48 FW-190D-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest . The results for the DC-3/C-47 Contest have been posted.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday 7 April

KIT REVIEW: Richard F builds another interesting subject in resin, the Anigrand 1/144 Northrop HL-10.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson does a pair in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW: An older kit that still makes into a very nice model, the Testors/Italeri 1/72 B-25C Mitchell.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Airfix kits, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48282: Spitfire I/V Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fascinating title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Gunboats of WWI .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A fairly nice representation of this plane is the Academy 1/72 Fw-190D-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Lou Neil for helping out.

Next update is Thursday

Monday 6 April

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment presents another of his great early aviation scratchbuilds. This time it is the 1/72 1910 Fabré Hydroplane.

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that is really very nice and this one offers 15 markings options, the Hasegawa 1/72 F-104J/CF-104 Starfighter.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Another fine pair of Russian missiles is Advanced Modeling 48207-1: Short Range Missile with P-62-1 Launcher.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next title in their Squadrons series is RAF-in-Combat's Squadrons #9: The Forgotten Fighters.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Back before there was the Hasegawa kit, Erik Whipple built the Rutman Productions 1/32 FW-190A-8.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Eric Berg for his kind assistance.

Friday 3 April

KIT REVIEW: Your editor goes on and on about the Revell AG 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper.

MM FEATURE:  Here is the second installment on Model Photography.

KIT PREVIEW: A kit that I hope Airfix adds to its update listing, this one a US boxing, the MPC 1/72 F-84F 'Thunderchief' (sic).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This next metal gear set is for the Airfix kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72104: Gnat T.1 Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next title in their recent Airframe Detail series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Do-17Z .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ray Snazel did a super job building his Dragon 1/48 FW-190A-8 .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from our friends at Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 27 March.

Thursday 2 April

KIT REVIEW: Mike Kleber goes really big with his Airfix 1/24 Ju-87B Stuka.

KIT PREVIEW: Donald Zhou takes a thorough look at the Meng 1/35 M2A3 Bradley w/BUSK III.

DECAL REVIEW:  How about a nice, big Warhawk sheet, FCM 32017: 1/14 G.Av P-40s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Gotta have something to move all that Russian ordnance, so how about with the Advanced Modeling 48111: Bomb Loading Cart .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that has been superseded over the years but is still out there is the Italeri 1/72 Fw-190A/F-8 .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries in the TV & Movies Contest .

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Wednesday 1 April

KIT REVIEW: Brian Baker does some major work to produce the Revell 1/72 Huff-Daland 'Duster'. No foolin'

MM FEATURE:  Here is the latest update in the world of N-gauge, Silver Rails #11

KIT PREVIEW: Though a kit that is older than some readers, it is worth picking up if you find one, the Mania 1/72 Ki-51 'Sonia'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice 1/72 drone sheet is Caracal Models CD 72034: MQ-9 Reaper.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: More cool Russian ordnance with Advanced Modeling 48075: KAB-500L 500kg LGB.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another fine photo CD, this time it is Aero Research's Warbirds Collection #6 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has the blast today with his Dragon 1/48 FW-190A-7  .

MM CONTEST: You may now submit entries for the TV & Movies Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what is coming from Kitty Hawk Models.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Monday, 30 March *

KIT REVIEW: Frank Spahr works his usual magic on the Naval Models 1/350 HNLMS Friesland.

KIT PREVIEW: A truly crude short run kit is the undoubtedly ancient Flugzeug 1/72 Arado Ar-240.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great Hornet sheet that includes both legacy and super bugs is Furball Aero-Design 48-040: 2014 NAS Oceana Air Show Review.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A great set of 'things under wings' is the Advanced Modeling 48074: KAB-500Kr 500kg TV Guided Bomb.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A part of their 'Elite' series and one I very much enjoyed reading is Osprey's WWI Battlefield Artillery Tactics.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  One of their limited edition kits with resin upper wing tanks was the Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A-7.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Today is the last day to vote.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Wednesday

Friday, 27 March

KIT REVIEW: Your editor installs several times the base price of the kit in aftermarket to bring you the Hobby Boss 1/72 MiG-15UTI.

MM FEATURE: One of the most important parts of any article are image. Here is the first installment on Model Photography.

KIT PREVIEW: One of their many limited edition kits, the Hasegawa 1/72 RF-4C 'USAF Special'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available in 1/72, Caracal Models CD 72033: F-16 Florida Makos.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A great set of 'things under wings' is the Advanced Modeling 72227: Kh-25 Short Range Missile (AS-10).

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver went big with the Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190A-5.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March. For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Japanese Twins.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Dragon USA has their update of coming items. A new book series is coming from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to George Oh for his generous assistance.

Thursday, 26 March

KIT REVIEW: Gilles Pepin provides today's feature article with his Hobbycraft 1/72 CF-100 Mk.5 'Canuck'.

KIT PREVIEW: Today's look into the box is the superbly done Bronco 1/35 KV-85.

DECAL REVIEW:  A very well researched sheet for the Revell kit is Aviaeology AOD48034: Venturas in Canada 4.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their monographs is Kagero's Ju-88 Volume 1.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A kit that was considered the best when it came out was the Academy 1/72 FW-190A-5.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March. For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Japanese Twins.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Tuesday, 24 March

KIT REVIEW: Chris Peachment brings us another one of his great scratchbuilt aircraft, the 1/72 Bloch M.B. 80/81 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns to Messerschmitts for this installment of Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW: A neat anime related space ship is the Hasegawa 1/1300 Bentenmaru

DECAL REVIEW:  A This nice sheet is for the Italeri kit, Caracal Models CD 72028: T-45 Goshawk.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A super addition to their New Vanguard series is Osprey's US Standard-type Battleships 1941-45 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Crude by today's standards, the  Matchbox 1/72 FW-190A-4.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March. For those who need a lot of lead time, the next contest in the series will be Japanese Twins.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bruno Muller for his assistance.

Next update is Thursday

Monday, 23 March

KIT REVIEW  Richard F begins our week with his Airfix 1/144 BAC 1-11 .

KIT PREVIEW: If you are into drones, then this is a nice one, the Revell AG 1/48 MQ-9 Reaper .

DECAL REVIEW:  A well researched sheet for the Minicraft kit, Aviaeology AOD72034: Venturas in Canada 3 .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another of their superb reference books is  McFarland Publishing's American Military Training Aircraft since 1916.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver did a nice conversion to make the Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190A-3 (conversion).

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Friday, 20 March

KIT REVIEW  Your editor goes cheap today with the Airfix 1/72 MiG-15 .

KIT PREVIEW: A nice choice for this series is the Black Label 1/35 Saladin Mk.2.

DECAL REVIEW:  For modern USAF modelers, here is a nice one, Caracal Models CD 48080: F-15C/D Lakenheath Eagles .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A well written reference on Japan's somewhat unique WWII fighter, Kagero's Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien & Ki-100.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Fernando Rolandelli has today's peek back into time with the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190A-3.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March.

Thursday, 19 March

KIT REVIEW  Otis Goodin has today's feature article with his superbly done Wingnut Wings 1/32 DFW C.V (late).

KIT PREVIEW: A great tank kit that comes with extras is the new Dragon 1/35 Tiger I ausf E (early).

DECAL REVIEW:  This is a very nicely done and superbly researched sheet, Aviaeology AOD72012: "First Kill" Hudsons.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Another great reason to join IPMS Canada is Random Thoughts 37/1 .

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A very nice kit for those who model in this scale is the Tamiya 1/72 FW-190A-3.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is news on Valiant Wings' most recent book.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March.

Tuesday, 17 March

KIT REVIEW  Richard F has today's feature article with his Hobby Boss 1/72 AH-1S Cobra .

KIT PREVIEW: Another nice figure set is the Master Box 1/35 'British Infantry, Somme Battle Period - 1916'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Their second sheet for the ICM kit is Caracal Models CD 48079: C-45 Expeditor pt 2.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives is a look back at the Planet Models 1/48 FW-190v18/U1 Känguru.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

Next update is Thursday

Monday, 16 March

KIT REVIEW  Frank Spahr begins our week with a superb conversion to make the Airfix 1/600 HMS Marlborough.

KIT PREVIEW: A neat and very detailed British tractor is the Bronco 1/35 Loyd Carrier #2 Mk.II.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another nice 1/700 air wing set is Starfighter Decals 700-107: Lexington Air Group 1941-42.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Tarangus kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48281: Viggen Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Air Vanguard series is Osprey's Messerschmitt Bf-109 A-D series.

MM FEATURE: Question of the Day.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today, our look back is from the king of reboxes, the Italeri 1/72 FW-189A-1 'Uhu'.

MM CONTEST: Voting in the DC-3/C-47 Contest is now underway. Last day to vote is Monday, 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from DMC models. Next from Kitty Hawk Models; a UH-1Y.

FUND DRIVE: The 2015 Fund Drive is now underway. Please help keep MM funded.

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