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Tuesday 9 February

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart  does a great job with his Verlinden 120mm Ulysses S. Grant.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson presents another nice Starfighter in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:   Another of their neat UFO kits is the  Atlantis Models; Earth vs the Flying Saucers.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Z-M kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48299: Horton Ho-229 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Today's pick from the archives is Robert Myers' KP/KoPro Bloch MB.200.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest. The winner for the 21st Century contest has been announced.

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

Monday 8 February

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  provides a two-fer for us, the Frog 1/72 Westland Wallace/Wapiti.

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee has a look at the Skunkworks 1/48 F-16XL .

DECAL REVIEW:  Seven nice options for foreign F-16s in the Caracal Models CD 48085: F-16 Vipers Against Terror.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Pilot Replicas kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48298: J.29F Tunnan Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great book for the modeler and enthusiast alike, Ampersand's M48 Patton.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From way back when, here is Tom Cleaver's Classic Airframes 1/48 MB.152.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest. The winner for the 21st Century contest has been announced.

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

Friday 5 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  cruises off into the weekend with his Tamiya 1/48 1942 Ford.

MM FEATURE:   Here is a short update to Silver Rails.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a nice addition to their growing prototype collection, the Dragon 1/35 Panther ausf D v2.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a nice sheet with 18 options, Caracal Models CD 48007: Turkish AF F-16C/D part 2.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new AMK kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48297: MiG-31 Foxhound Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A somewhat difficult kit was the Silver Cloud 1/48 Martin Baker MB.5.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is the latest in what's coming from Dragon USA.

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

Thursday 4 February

KIT REVIEW:  Dale Rannals  goes nautical with his Dragon 1/700 German Destroyer Z-39 .   

KIT PREVIEW:  A UFO buzzing around the corporate HQ turns out to be the Atlantis Models;  Sighting over Monument Valley.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Trumpeter kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48296: Su-11 Fishpot Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   From the archives, something you'll only find from the short run crowd, the Anigrand 1/144 Myasischehev M-50 'Bounder'.

MM CONTEST:  You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is a note from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Richard Tremblay for helping out.

Tuesday 2 February

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  builds the rather nice Hobby Boss 1/72 F-84E Thunderjet in today's main article.   

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their many Limited Edition releases is the Hasegawa 1/48 A-7E Corsair II 'Last Mission'.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Airfix kit, BarracudaCast BR 72275: Shackleton MR.2 Exhaust (early) .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Here is a look at Harpia Publishing's African MiGs, Vol 2 which is just as good if not better than the first volume.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver's  build of the Gavia 1/48 Lysander III is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST: You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

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

Monday 1 February

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard  provides another nice vacuform build, the Rareplanes 1/72 Beechcraft UC-12B.   

KIT PREVIEW:  One might well consider this to be more of a diorama accessory, the Bronco 1/35 Horsa Glider Wings and Tail Unit.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the Miniwing, Shelf Oddity SO 214414: 1/144 Attacker FB.2 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Richard F has today's look into the archives with his Airfix 1/72 Navy Lynx Mk 8

MM CONTEST: Voting is closed for the 21st Century Contest. You can now send in your entries for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Dale Rannals and Art Murray for their assistance.

Friday 29 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  often just grabs something from the shelves on a whim and such was the case with the Italeri 1/72 Ju-87D-5.   

KIT PREVIEW:  Another variation on the theme is the Bronco 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV P.178 Torpedo Jet Bomber w/LTF5b.

DECAL REVIEW:  Need markings for your Revell kit? How about Caracal Models CD 48092: B-1B Lancer.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Italeri kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32102: Mirage IIIC Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The next edition of their great photo CDs is Aero Research's F-18 Hornet part 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Here is a look back at Otis Goodin's Blue Max LVG C.VI .

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest. Saturday is the last day to vote.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming soon from Ampersand. Here is Dragon USA's weekly update.

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

Next update is unknown as I have run out of feature articles.

Thursday 28 January

KIT REVIEW:  Stephen Foster  presents another of his neat WWI kitbashes with the 1/72 RAF FE 2b.  

KIT PREVIEW:  It's about time this variant was kitted, the Airfix 1/72 Ju-87B-1 Stuka.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice new sheet for the Trumpeter 1/35 kit is Caracal Models CD 32018: HH/MH-65 Dolphin.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A welcome upgrade for the Airfix and Revell kits, BarracudaCast BR 72274: Shackleton MR.2/AEW.2 Wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of the more interesting looking French WWII planes, the Azur 1/48 Loire-Nieuport 411.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

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

Tuesday 26 January

KIT REVIEW:  John Cheyney does his second article for us. This time the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-80C Shooting Star .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson provides a square wing 109 in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A nicely done and very detailed kit is the Bronco 1/35 Horch Kfz.15 Radio Car.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This neat set is for the Great Wall Hobby kit, Shelf Oddity SO 214412: 1/144 Victor B.2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From a decade or so back, Carmel J. Attard's  1997, Airmodel 1/72 Lodestar.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Coming soon from Great Wall Hobby.

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

Monday 25 January

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment produces another neat interwar airliner for us, the Azur 1/72 Farman NC 223.1.

KIT PREVIEW:  One of their more unusual offerings, the Bronco 1/35 Morserzugmittel 35(t).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This set is for the new Kitty Hawk kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48295: XF5U-1 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: From 1997, here is the Revell 1/48 Lippisch P13a.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bruce Hilton for helping out.

Friday 22 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor steps into the grey side with the very nice Tamiya 1/48 JS-2 model 1944.

KIT PREVIEW:  A superb new kit for the real space modeler, Horizon Models 1/72 Mercury-Atlas.

DECAL REVIEW:  An interesting but small offering is Kora Decals 7254: Ju-87D-5.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This instrument panel is perfect for the Airfix kit,Yahu Models YMA 7268: P-40B/C Tomahawk.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  From Mr. Black Publications comes their latest, Scale Model Handbook: WWII Special.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Carmel J. Attard has today's look back with his 1/72 Avro Lincoln Mk II .

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   More new items coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda. This is the weekly update from Dragon USA.

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

Thursday 21 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver has today's article with recently released Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a nicely engineered kit that is probably out of most people's comfort areas, the  Huntly's Paper Warplanes Se.5.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: This is for the Kinetic kit, BarracudaCast BR 48279: Grumman Tracker early mainwheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sebastien Privat has today's look back with his Airfix/Aeroclub 1/48 Lightning T.5.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest. The next contest in the series will be another OOB contest, Frog.

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

Tuesday 19 January

KIT REVIEW:  Brian Baker has today's article with his Hobby Boss 1/72 A5M2 "Claude".

KIT PREVIEW:  A well done kit for the 1/48 AFV fan is the Tamiya 1/48 JS-2 model 1944.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: A well done set for the Sweet kit is Shelf Oddity SO 214410: 1/144 FM-2 Wildcat.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's article from the archives is Drew Nix's Airfix 1/48 E.E. Lightning F.2.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

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

Monday 18 January

KIT REVIEW:  The week starts with Stephen Venter's superbly build 1/6 Oerlikon 20mm A-A Gun.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nicely detailed AFV kit is the Dragon 1/35 Tiger I "Tunisian Initial".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the new Airfix 1/72 kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72123: F4F Wildcat Landing Gear .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Martin Pohl has today's item from the archives with his Mach 2 1/72 Leduc 021.

MM CONTEST: Voting now underway in the 21st Century Contest.

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

Friday 15 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  builds a kit that has been in his stash for quite a while, the Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice subject either alone or in a diorama is the Masterbox 1/35 French Solider WWII Era.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice upgrade set is for the Eduard 1/48 kit, BarracudaCast BR 48197: Spitfire XVI Cockpit Upgrade Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Keeping with a big Avro, here is a look back at Mark Mallinson's Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster B.III.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Today is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Valiant Wings. More upcoming items from Dragon USA.

COMING EVENT:  http://heritagecon.ca/index.html

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

Thursday 14 January

KIT REVIEW:  Fernando Rolandelli  did a very nice job building and improving the Revell 1/72 MiG-21F-13.

KIT PREVIEW:  An interesting and rather unusual kit is the Riich 1/35 If.5 Maschinengewehrwagen 36.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  For the Airfix kit, here is a look at Yahu Models YMA 7259: Beaufighter Mk.X.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Here is a look back at Vic Scheuerman's Matchbox 1/72 Lancaster.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Tomorrow is the last day for entries.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest in what's coming from DragonModelsUSA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Markus Torma for his support.

Tuesday 12 January

KIT REVIEW:  John Cheyney  has today's feature article, the Renwal 1/32 M47 Patton Tank.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a kit I am very pleased to see released, the Kinetic 1/48 AMX-T/A-1B.

DECAL REVIEW:  A neat option for the Eduard kit, Shelf Oddity SO 314411 1/144 Spitfire LF.9c.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This set is for a kit about which I know very little, Scale Aircraft Conversions 72122: F-4 Phantom II Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the review archives, here is Blair Stewart's Lindberg 1/32 Laird-Turner Meteor Air Racer.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

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

Monday 11 January

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  begins this week with his AMC 1/72 Curtiss XP-40Q-2 Warhawk.

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit of an interesting late war vehicle, the Bronco 1/35 SWS 60cm Infrared Searchlight Carrier "Uhu".

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set for the Special Hobby kit, BarracudaCast BR 48261: AF-2S/W Guardian Mainwheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Part of a four kit set, the Anigrand 1/144 Lavochkin La-250.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Scott Tolman and Brendan McGovern for helping out.

Friday 8 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  has a go at the new Kitty Hawk 1/48 XF5U-1 "Flying Flapjack".

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee gives us his take on the Italeri 1/72 RAH-66 Comanche .

DECAL REVIEW:  More great decal options for the 72nd modeler are on  Wolfpak Decals 72-089: Checkmates.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A super detail set for the Eduard kit isYahu Models YMA 7253: Fiat G.50 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From way back, here is a look at Mark Fordham's Siga 1/72 Lavochkin LA-9.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Neat stuff coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda Hobby.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Shank for helping out.

Thursday 7 January

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds a pair this time around, the Airfix 1/72 Blenheim I/IV.

KIT PREVIEW:  This is a very nice kit of a relatively unknown variation, the Bronco 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen II (FI) w trailer.

DECAL REVIEW:  A half dozen super markings options are on Wolfpak Decals 72-088: The Drop of a Hat .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A super detail set for the Eduard kit is BarracudaCast BR 48195: Spitfire VIII Cockpit Upgrade Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A nice build with minimal fuss was the Eduard 1/48 Lavochkin La-7.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Mike Wilson for helping to getting us undeway.

Tuesday 5 January

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart  did a fine job on his Verlinden 120mm US Marine - Pacific.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another of their fine limited edition kits, the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa '48th Flight Regiment' .

DECAL REVIEW:  A special sheet that goes quite quickly is Wolfpak Decals 12-15 Thank You .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another great instrument panel is the Yahu Models YMA 7252: P-51D (early).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie, the Zvezda 1/48 La-5FN.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Entries close on 15 January.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to John Hernandez for helping out.

Monday 4 January

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr  gets the new week going with his superbly done Heller 1/200 Smit Rotterdam .

KIT PREVIEW:  Dan Lee has a look at the Bandai 1/12 Boba Fett Bounty Hunter.

DECAL REVIEW:  Six very nice markings options on this one, Wolfpak Decals 72-087: The Devil Made Me Do It.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Here is a superbly done pilot for RAF fans, BarracudaCast BR 48270: RAF pilot Mid/Late War

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A decade back Jon Hudak built the Zvezda 1/72 La-5.

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest. Less than two weeks to get in your entries.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to John McElwain, Wolfgang Hoelzle, Anonymous, and Eric Bergh for getting us underway.

Friday 1 January

KIT REVIEW:  Your Editor  starts off the new year with an old kit, the Hasegawa 1/72 T-33A Shooting Star.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice addition to their growing line of flak vehicles, Dragon 1/35 German 3t 4x2 Cargo Truck w/2cm Flak 38 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another nice instrument panel is the Yahu Models YMA 7248: Spitfire Mk I.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next photo CD is a special edition, Aero Research's Stearman.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  A few years back, Pierre-Andre Boillat built the South Front 1/48 LaGG-3 (series 3/4) .

MM CONTEST: Accepting entries for the 21st Century Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Panda Hobby announces the T-15 tank due early in the year. David Cooper is getting in a limited number of the Aerotech 1/32 DH.88 Comet. Contact him for more info.

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

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