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Friday, May 6

KIT REVIEW: Your editor builds his first large scale plastic figure, the Moebius 1/8 Catwoman.

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

KIT PREVIEW:   Jeffery Simpson provides our look in the box for today with the Revell 1/35 UDT Boat and Team.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set for the Hobby Boss kit,  Scale Aircraft Conversions 48306:  J.32 Lansen Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A super war birds book with huge images, Osprey's Spitfire: The Legend Lives On.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Victor Scheuerman did a superb job with the ancient Airfix 1/72 Mirage IIIC.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union 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, May 5

KIT REVIEW: Tom Cleaver's offering for today is the nice Eduard 1/48 Spitfire XVI 'Lowback'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is a look at the somewhat pricey Hobby Boss 1/72 Jaguar E.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice sheet for a plane still in the development stage is Caracal Models CD 48105: Guizhou JL-9 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A set that fixes some fit issues of the Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48305:  AMX/AMX-T Landing Gear .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: The latest of a superb figures book is Scale Model Handbook: Figures vol 16.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   An easy conversion was the Matchbox/Aeroclub 1/72 Meteor FR.9.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

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

Tuesday, May 3

KIT REVIEW: Nicolai Plesberg continues his planes of the RDAF with the Matchbox 1/72 Meteor TT.20.

KIT PREVIEW:   If you are looking for something a bit different, I might suggest the Ebbro/Tamiya 1/24 Citrően 2CV Fourgonnette.

DECAL REVIEW:  I'm pleased to see this sheet for the Testors kit, the Caracal Models CD 48084: O-2 Skymaster.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A neat book for the armor enthusiast is Camouflage & Markings: Armor in Theater - Eastern Front Spring/Summer 1943 Vol 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look at Tom Cleaver's Classic Airframes 1/48 Meteor F.8.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  News from Valiant Wings.

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

Monday, May 2

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart starts off our month with his nicely done Verlinden 120mm WWII British Paratrooper .

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that gearheads should find interesting, the Fujimi 1/24 Porsche 911 GT3R .

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice new sheet for the Monogram kit, Caracal Models CD 48083: AC-47 'Spooky'.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: Another interesting title to their Weapon series isOsprey's German Machine Guns of WWI .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Victor Scheuerman has today's archival entry, the Matchbox 1/72 Meteor T.7 .

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Good news from OZ Mods.

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

Friday 29 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor returns to the realms of short run kits with the RS Models 1/48 Fokker D.XXIII.

KIT PREVIEW:   One of their seemingly endless limited edition boxings, the Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-10 "Reich Defense".

DECAL REVIEW:  A very nice new sheet for the Revell kit, Caracal Models CD 72044: Dornier Do-228.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  If you are building the Trumpeter kit, you need these; Aires 1/72 F-100D wheels.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: Adding to their superb collection of photo CDs, Aero Research's Before AMARC.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Victor Scheuerman has today's archival entry, the Frog 1/72 Meteor F.IV.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  More neat items coming from Dragon USA.

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

Thursday 28 April

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver provides today's feature article with the new Sword 1/48 Lightning T.4.

KIT PREVIEW:   This is a very nice kit of a tank that did not quite meet expectations, the Dragon 1/35 M60A2 'Starship'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great new sheet for the Italeri/Dragon kit is AOA Decals 35-001: OH-6A Cayuse in the Vietnam War.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A great book for those into prototypes and project aircraft, Crecy Publishing's American Secret Projects 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   An old kit that still makes a fairly nice build is the Frog 1/72 Martin Maryland.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

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

Tuesday 26 April

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard has today's feature article with his Heller 1/72 Mirage F.1 .

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson takes a new look at an older offering in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:   Since I already previewed the C model, here is a look at the Trumpeter 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre.

DECAL REVIEW:  A welcome sheet for the 1/48 Skyhawk fan, AOA Decals 48-004: Skyhawk Airframe Stencils.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver's Tamiya 1/48 Martlet III is the subject of today's oldie.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  More neat news from Kitty Hawk.

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

Monday 25 April

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle goes back in time to do the  Aurora 'Sail Back Reptile' (Dimetrodon).

KIT PREVIEW:   Another variation on the theme is the Bronco 1/72 Blohm und Voss BV P.178 Nachtjäger  .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A fascinating read is Osprey's SR-71 Blackbird .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Carmel J. Attard has today's oldie with his Pavla 1/72 Miles Martinet TT I.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for The Soviet Union Contest. The winner of the Sea King contest has been announced.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Minicraft.

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

Friday 22 April

KIT REVIEW:  Another kit rescued from oblivion, your editor's Italeri 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre.

KIT PREVIEW:   This one will have many purring with pleasure, Moebius 1/8 Catwoman.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: A fine addition to their Duel series, Osprey's F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 'Frank'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Typical of many older kits, this one is still nice, the Heller 1/72 CM-170 Magister.

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Dragon USA.

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

Thursday 21 April

KIT REVIEW:  Bill Michaels builds something totally unexpected; the Victoria Miniatures 28mm Spanish Inquisition Figure Set.

KIT PREVIEW:   Another interesting WWII kit is the Riich 1/35 Hf.11 German Field Kitchen.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From a few years back, here is a look at the Noix Models 1/48 Macchi M.39.

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at what's coming from Kitty Hawk/Panda.

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

Tuesday 19 April

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg gives us today's feature article with the AZ Model 1/48 Firefly TT.1.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit from 2009, the Trumpeter 1/72 F-100C Super Sabre.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: An excellent reference and very nice read is the new Valiant Wings Publishing: Arado Ar-234 'Blitz'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has today's look into the archives with his Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.205V 'Veltro'.

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

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

Monday 18 April

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment provides another of his delightful scratch builds with the 1/72 HL-2 "Haroldek".

KIT PREVIEW:   An interesting late war subject is the Dragon 1/35 8.8 cm FlaK36 auf Panzer IV ausf H.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW: The latest in the New Vanguard series is Osprey's British Guided Missile Destroyers.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Still a pretty nice kit, the Supermodel 1/72 Macchi C.205 'Veltro' .

MM CONTEST:  You may now submit your entries for The Soviet Union Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is a look at the next book from Valiant Wings.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Kerry Hendricks and Christian Compagnion for helping out.

Friday 15 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds the very nice Hobby Boss 1/48 J.29F 'Tunnan'.

KIT PREVIEW:   It seems as if the redo got things right; the Eduard 1/48 Bf-109G-6 (late).

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Trumpeter kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48304:  Su-24 Fencer Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Regnery History's The Bridgebusters: The true story of the 'Catch-22' bomb wing is by our own Tom Cleaver and a superb read. 

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Bob Laskodi has today's oldie with Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest. Voting closes today.

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

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

Thursday 14 April

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg adds to his RDAF builds with the  Xtrakit 1/72 Meteor NF.Mk.11.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here's a look at the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire XVI.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Gas Patch kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48303:  Salmson 2A2 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: John Hudak did very nice work on his Hasegawa 1/72 Macchi C.202.

MM CONTEST:  Tomorrow is the last day to vote for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's coming from Specialty Press. News from Valiant Wings.

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

Tuesday 12 April

KIT REVIEW:  Ryan Grosswiler subdues the difficult RS Models 1/72 P-38H Lightning .

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

KIT PREVIEW:   A welcome early panzer kit is the Bronco 1/35 Panzer III ausf A.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Skunk Model Works kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 48302:  F-16XL Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Staying with Macchis for a while, here is Tom Cleaver's Pacific Coast 1/48 Macchi C.200 Saeta .

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest. Voting closes Friday.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's coming from Specialty Press.

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

Monday 11 April

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds begins our week with his build of the new Airfix 1/48 Defiant I.

KIT PREVIEW:   A welcome reissue is the Fujimi 1/72 J1N1-R 'Gekko'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Another fine sheet is Iliad Design 72016: Berlin Airlift C-47s.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Airfix kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 72124: He-111 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: This is one that qualifies as an oldie in its own right, the Revell 1/72 Macchi MC.200.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is what's coming from Specialty Press.

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

Friday 8 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor has today's feature, the very pleasant to build Trumpeter 1/48 Spiteful F.14.

KIT PREVIEW:   Richard F has today's preview, the PM 1/72 C-45 Expeditor.

DECAL REVIEW:  A great sheet for the recent Revell kit is Iliad Design 48030: Stearman PT-17.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Kitty Hawk kit; Scale Aircraft Conversions 32105: T-28 Trojan Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of those infamous French short run kits is the Fonderie Miniature (F.M.) 1/48 MS 472 Vanneau.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King 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 David Womby for his kind assistance.

Thursday 7 April

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow has today's feature article with a nicely done Fujimi 1/72 F1M2 'Pete'.

KIT PREVIEW:   A superbly crafted kit is the Tamiya 1/48 F-16C Block 25/32 'ANG'.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is another of their great theme sheets, Starfighter Decals USAAF/USMC at Midway-June 42 .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32104: AEG G.IV Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Nathan Stevens' build of the Hasegawa 1/72 MS.406 "Finnish AF" is today's look into the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is news from Scale Aircraft Conversions about an error with two of their sets.

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

Tuesday 5 April

KIT REVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson presents another interesting build, the Meng 1/35 EOD team and robots.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit I'm currently building is the Hobby Boss 1/48 J.29F 'Tunnan'.

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet provides Sea King markings for four Apollo missions; Old 66 Decals/Starfighter Decals AD7201B: Old 66.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Tom Cleaver provides our archival article with the Battleaxe 1/48 MS.225.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 28 March.

Monday 4 April

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment begins another week with one of his superb scratch builds, the 1/72 1911 Gakkel V.

KIT PREVIEW:   A very nicely done kit is the Ebbro 1/20 Lotus 49.

DECAL REVIEW:  This nice sheet is for the Valom kit, Caracal Models CD 72047: RF-101C.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The best reference I've ever read on the subject is Ampersand's US Half Tracks part 2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's look back is the Zvezda 1/72 MiG 1.44.

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

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

Friday 1 April

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor does a two-fer for today. No foolin'. The Platz 1/144 F-82F/G Twin Mustang . *

MM COLUMN:  For the few of you who like trains, here is the next installment of Silver Rails

KIT PREVIEW:   A nice looking though tad pricey kit is the new Hobby Boss 1/72 Jaguar A.*

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a look at a new sheet for the Meng kit, Caracal Models CD 72043: F-106A Part 1.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Today's look back is the ICM 1/72 MiG-29 Fulcrum C (9-13).

MM CONTEST:  Voting now open for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is an update from Valiant Wings. DMC has the Lukegraph 1/32 F7C in stock.

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

Thursday 31 March

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg continues his Danish Meteor builds with the Airfix/MPM 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8.

KIT PREVIEW:  Frank Reynolds provides a look at the new Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8 .

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb offering for the Italeri kit, Caracal Models CD 72024: B-58 Hustler.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their next CD release is a great one for airliner fans, Aero Research's The First Jumbos.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Mike Rybak has today's blast with his Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-25 'Foxbat'.

MM CONTEST:  Entries closed for the Sea King Contest. Voting starts tomorrow.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is an update from Valiant Wings.

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

Tuesday 29 March

KIT REVIEW:  Donald Zhou has today's feature article with the  Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35A Lightning II.

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

KIT PREVIEW:  A very neat car kit is the  Fujimi 1/20 Brabham BT-46B.

DECAL REVIEW:  For their first 1/144 sheet, here is Caracal Models CD 144001: KC-135R Stratotanker.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Fred Krause provides today's archive article with the ESCI 1/48 MiG-23MF 'Flogger'.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is Tomorrow.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   More images from the GWH 1/48 T-33. Additional info on upcoming kits from Kitty Hawk.

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

Monday 28 March

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart really seems to be into doing historical figures. His next is the Tamiya 1/16 Luftwaffe Pilot 'Adolf Galland' .

KIT PREVIEW:  Donald Zhou shares with us his impression of the rather large Trumpeter 1/35 Mil Mi-24V Hind-E.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A great addition to their Allied Wings series is RAF-In-Combat's Allied Wings #19: Canberra B(I).8.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Serkan Özgen has today's look into the archives with his Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21 MF 'Jay Fighter'.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale

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

Friday 25 March

KIT REVIEW:  Sometimes things go as planned. Other times they don't. Here is your editor's Azur/FRROM 1/72 Ikarus IK-2 "VVKJ".

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a kit with more decal options that you can shake a stick at, the RV Aircraft 1/72 MiG-21 MF .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their Squadrons! series is this most informative edition, Squadrons #12: Spitfire XVI (British units).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sort of tying in with today's preview here is a look at the Fujimi 1/72 Mig-21bis 'Black Lynx' from the archives.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.  Here is the latest in what is coming from Dragon USA.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to David Gondek, boy's toys, and George Oh for their welcome assistance.

Thursday 24 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  has today's feature article with his Roden 1/48 He-51B-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  By no means a new kit, but one that is still nice, the Tameo 1/43 Ferrari 156/85.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Dan Lee has today's look into the archives with his Academy 1/48 MiG-21 PFM.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Here is what is new from Ampersand Publishing.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Tuesday 22 March

KIT REVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson shares his build of the Italeri Leonardo Da Vinci Ornithopter.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson returns with another nice Belgian WWI offering in Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:  A kit that I'm looking forward to building is the Fujimi 1/24 Ferrari 330 P4.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A most welcome arrival in the mails is IPMS Canada's Random Thoughts 38/1. This is a rather special edition.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Here is a look back at Kevin Thompson's Fujimi 1/72 MiG-21PF 'Phantom Killer'.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. Last day for entries is 30 March.

INDUSTRY NEWS:   An update from Valiant Wings. Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Monday 21 March

KIT REVIEW:  Carmel J. Attard helps to start off Spring in the northern hemisphere with his build of the KP 1/72 Letov S.328.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice kit to use for your 1/144 IJNAF collection is the Sweet 1/144 Japanese Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A series that I find quite interesting and with great photos is Ampersand's Allied-Axis #33.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Tom Cleaver has the archival entry today, the HobbyBoss 1/48 MiG-17F.

MM CONTEST:  Still accepting entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  DMC Models has added the Deco Art line. Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Last donation 10 March

Friday 18 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds one of their earlier short run kits, the Pavla 1/72 BT-13 Valiant.

KIT PREVIEW:  For their third boxing, the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Breguet 1050 Alizé 1G 'India'.

DECAL REVIEW:  How about 50 markings options? Begemont 72046: MiG-31 part 2.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to their visual history series and now in hardback, Ampersand's German Panzer I.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Kevin Thompson shared his build of the DML 1/72 Jian Ji-5 (MiG-17F).

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Sea King Contest. less than two weeks to go.

INDUSTRY NEWS:  Here is the latest from Dragon USAHobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Coming soon from Kitty Hawk/Panda .

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

Thursday 17 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  provides today's feature article, the Eduard 1/72 FW-190A-8 .

KIT PREVIEW:  Another boxing of a superb kit is the Sweet 1/144 A5M4 'Chitose Flying Group'.

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb offering that I'll call a decal set but you could also call it a book is MMP Books Camouflage & Decals #4.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A minor conversion bit that is quite useful is the Medallion Models MM-100-3: P-47 Fin Fillet.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in their Warrior series is Osprey's US Army Green Berets in Afghanistan 2001/2.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A nice small scale kit is the Attack Hobbies 1/144 MiG-17F.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Coming soon from GWH.

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

Tuesday 15 March

KIT REVIEW:  Nicolai Plesberg  adds to his Gloster collection with the Xtrakit 1/72 Meteor T.7.

KIT PREVIEW:  Jeffery Simpson takes a look at the Italeri Leonardo da Vinci Ornithopter.

DECAL REVIEW:  A useful decal set for those building the AFV Club kit are Furball Decals FD 48051: F-5E/F Canopy Frame Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  To use prior to the above, Furball Aero-Design FMS-022: F-5E/F Canopy and Wheel Hub Mask Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   For today's oldie, we have Kevin Thompson's  Hobbycraft 1/32 MiG-15bis.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale. Here is info on new kits from Arma Hobby.

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

Monday 14 March

KIT REVIEW:  Peter Burstow  starts us off this week with his build of the new Airfix 1/72 R.A.F. Be.2c .

KIT PREVIEW:  One more from the masters of the limited edition kit, the Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-100-I koh '5th Flight Regiment'.

DECAL REVIEW:  There can never be enough F-4 sheets and so we add in Speed Hunter Graphics 48011: USAF Gunfighter Phantoms.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Those who just want the flaps from the previously reviewed set can get those. Medallion Models MM-100-2 F6F-3/5 Hellcat flap set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest in this interesting and eye-opening series is Harpia Publishing's Arab MiGs Volume 6.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Rodrigo Santos de Oliveira built a very colorful Tamiya 1/48 Mig-15bis.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Hobby Link Japan has their Spring Sale.

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

Friday 11 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  dabbles in small scale armor again with the very nice Tamiya 1/48 BA-64B Armored Car.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another great boxing of this interesting subject is the Azur/FRROM 1/72 Breguet 1050 Alizé ALM.

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet is something very useful for 1/48 Tomcat builders;   Furball Decals FD 48050: F-14 Walkway Decals.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A great set for an older kit is Medallion Models MM-11: F6F-3 Hellcat upgrade set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their Aces series is Osprey's J2M Raiden and N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-kai  Aces.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Les Dorr Jr. has today's oldie with what was, for the longest time, the most accurate kit of this plane, the KP 1/72 Mig-15.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at what is on the way from Dragon USA.  

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

Thursday 10 March

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver   has a nice 'yellow wings' build with the Arma Hobby 1/48 F2F-1.

KIT PREVIEW:  Another nice kit from this series is the Zvezda 1/72 Ju-87B-2.

DECAL REVIEW:  This sheet has eleven options for special markings F-16s; Speed Hunter Graphics 48013: Heritage Vipers .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Another very nicely done set is DN Models 32/827-006 Bf-109K-4 Markings and Canopy Mask.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Andrew Desautels built the unusual  Skarabei 1/72 MiG-9 UTI.

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 to Mark Joyce for his assistance.

Tuesday 8 March

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart   has another nice figure for us today, the Verlinden 120mm General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

KIT PREVIEW:  A neat little kit for the 1/48 military line is the Tamiya 1/48 BA-64B Armored Car .

DECAL REVIEW:  A sheet with lots of options for the A-10 builder is Speed Hunter Graphics 48012: Hogs in Reserve.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This nice set is for the Kinetic kit; Furball Aero-Design FMS-023: MiG-31 Canopy and Wheel Hub Mask Set.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A kit I thought was very nice, the Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-3 (early).

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 7 March

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment starts us off with another of his superb scratch-builds, the 1/72 Messerschmitt M.33.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the new Azur/FRROM 1/72 Breguet 1050 Alizé 1G "France".

DECAL REVIEW:  A superb sheet for the F-18E/F is Furball Decals FD 48049: Air Wing All Stars - Super Hornet part 3.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  Just the ticket for the AFV modeler, DN Models 35/827-032 Chinese ZTZ 99 MBT Camouflage Masks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   Another of their neat Luft '46 kits was the Huma 1/72 Messerschmitt P.1106.

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 to George Ruskoff for his generous assistance.

Friday 4 March

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor finishes up the week with the Matchbox 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter .

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a look at the new Meng 1/72 F-106A Delta Dart.

DECAL REVIEW:  Here is a great sheet for this aircraft, Furball Decals FD 48048: Growler Anthology.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal gear set is for the quite large Kinetic kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48301:  Su-33 Flanker Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their New Vanguard series is Osprey's Valentine Infantry Tank 1938-45.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ray Snazel has today's look back with his Revell 1/48 Me-410B-2/U4.

MM CONTEST:  Accepting entries for the Sea King Contest.

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at what is on the way from  Dragon USA.  

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

Thursday 3 March

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Nicolai Plesberg presents his build of the Revell/MPM 1/72 Meteor F.4.

KIT PREVIEW:  A pair of kits that fit the brand name, the Sweet 1/144 A5M4 'Soryu air wing'.

DECAL REVIEW:  For the 1/48 F-14 fan, here is Furball Decals FDs 4808: Colors & Markings of US Navy Tomcat Part 1.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal gear set is for the recent Zvezda kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 48300:  Petlyakov Pe-2 Landing Gear.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From 1997, here is the Fine Molds 1/72 Me-410A-1.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at what is new at Masterpiece Models.  

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

Tuesday, 1 March

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Spahr  performs his usual magic to bring us the Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Eskimo.

KIT PREVIEW:  A nice looking kit of this Soviet jet trainer is the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15UTI.

DECAL REVIEW:  Now available for the 1/72 builder, Furball Decals FD 72003: LoViz Devil Dog Scooters .

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  This metal gear set is for the Wingnut Wings kit, Scale Aircraft Conversions 32103: Gotha G.IV Landing Gear.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  The latest title in their Airframe Detail series is Valiant Wings Publishing: Supermarine Swift.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Dale Rannals has today's look back with his Czech Model 1/48 Me-309.

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

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

Monday, 29 February

KIT REVIEW:  Blair Stewart  begins our week with his Verlinden 120mm Napoleon 'Field Commander'.

KIT PREVIEW:  When I saw that this was going to be released, I had to order it, the Platz 1/144 F-82F/G Twin Mustang.

DECAL REVIEW:  A nice little sheet is LF Models C7287 Latin American Vibrators pt IV .

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Next in their line of superb photo CDs is Aero Research's F-15 Eagle.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Today's look into the archives is the Huma 1/72 Ju-248/Me-263  .

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

Friday, 26 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor  gets small with the Eduard 1/144 Spitfire IXe.

KIT PREVIEW:  More smaller scale stuff with the  Eduard 1/144 MiG-15 bis.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A nice set of wheels for the Navy SLUF, Royale Resin 1/48 A-7E Wheels.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Ray Snazel has our look into the archives today with the Dragon 1/48 Me-262B-1/U-1.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the revised link to DMC Models. Here is what is coming from Dragon USA

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks to Bruno Muller for assisting to reach this year's goal.

Thursday, 25 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver  builds the recently released Airfix 1/72 Whitley V.

KIT PREVIEW:  RIchard F provides his impressions of the PM 1/72 Yak-15.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A book that I found fascinating is Ampersand's Gun Trucks.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Probably the best kit of this plane in this scale, the Tamiya 1/48 Me-262A.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is a look at the next book from Valiant Wings

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

Tuesday, 23 February

KIT REVIEW:  Torben Plesberg  does a superb conversion to his Revell/Frog 1/72 Shackleton MR.3.

MM COLUMN:  George Paterson presents another nice 109 in today's Slipping the Bonds

KIT PREVIEW:   If you like working in Lilliputian scale, consider the Eduard 1/144 Spitfire IXe.

DECAL REVIEW: Andrew Garcia takes a look at a neat sheet, Wingman Models WMKD 48007 MiG-21F-13 .

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Blair Stewart built a model that, despite its age, is still very popular, the Monogram 1/48 Me-262A-1a.

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, 22 February

KIT REVIEW:  Scott Lyle  does a superlative job with his Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought (1907).

KIT PREVIEW:  Les Dorr Jr tells us about a very nice kit, Space Helmet Models 1/12 Apollo 1 Crew.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW:  A most welcome set, at least for me, is the Hasegawa 1/48 Type 95 Seaplane etched set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Continuing their epic works on USN aircraft, RAF-in-Combat's USN Aircraft 1922 to 1962 Volume 4.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Joe Youngerman provides today's look into the archives with his Revell AG 1/72 Me-262B-1a/U1 .

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:    Here is the latest news from Attack Squadron/Arma Hobby

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

Friday 19 February

KIT REVIEW:  Your editor builds what is one of their nicest new kits, the Airfix 1/72 Ju-87B-1 Stuka.

KIT PREVIEW:  From their Limited Edition line, here is a look at the  Hasegawa 1/48 Bf-109G-4 'Hartmann'.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Another oldie from the files is the High Planes 1/72 Me-262v1.

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

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

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

Thursday 18 February

KIT REVIEW:  Tom Cleaver performs a nice conversion to make the ICM 1/48 UC-45J Expeditor.

KIT PREVIEW:  Here is a nice kit of a current PLA tank, the Panda 1/35 PLA ZTZ-99A MTB.

DECAL REVIEW: An older sheet with a lot of options is Print Scale 72014: Ju-87 Stuka.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST: One of MM's earliest articles, the Huma 1/72 Me-209 v1 .

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:   DMC Models is coming back on-line.

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

Tuesday 16 February

KIT REVIEW:  Frank Reynolds goes really big with his Tamiya 1/12 Lotus 49B.

KIT PREVIEW:   Rick Reinbott shares his views on the DML 1/35 JS-2m UZM Production Chinese Volunteer Heavy Tank.

DECAL REVIEW: For those who like to do more than one option from a sheet, AOA Decals 32-012: Skyhawk Airframe Stencils.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  Their second expanded visual history book is Ampersand's 251 Half-track.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Tom Cleaver has today's oldie, the Revell AG 1/48 Me-163B 'Komet' .

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 to Dave Roberts for helping out.

Monday 15 February

KIT REVIEW:  Chris Peachment starts our week with another of his superlative builds, the 1/72 Lloyd 40.08 Triplane.

KIT PREVIEW:   Here is something a bit different from the norm, Atlantis Models;  Sighting over Monument Valley (glow).

DECAL REVIEW:  Nine more great options for the big scale builder in AOA Decals 32-011: Combat Scooters (2).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  More neat stories and great photos for the Luftwaffe fan in Start's Luftwaffe im Focus #25.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  From the archives comes Caz Dalton's Academy 1/72 Me-163.

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

INDUSTRY NEWS:   Here is what is new from OZ Mods.

FUND DRIVE: The 2016 Fund Drive is underway. Please help keep MM funded. Thanks. Last donation 4 February,

Friday 12 February

KIT REVIEW:  It may seem like a bit of déjà vu; your editor's Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-43-III Hayabusa '48th Flight Regiment'.

KIT PREVIEW:   Gotta love the many plastic colors of the Matchbox 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter.

DECAL REVIEW:  For those who like their small planes big, AOA Decals 32-010: Combat Scooters (1).

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  A superb addition to their visual history series, Ampersand's Consolidated B-36.

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Martin Pohl has our look back with his Heller 1/72 MD.450 'Ouragan'.

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. Last donation 4 February.

Thursday 11 February

KIT REVIEW:  Today, Tom Cleaver builds the very nice Zvezda 1/48 Pe-2.

KIT PREVIEW:   A kit that has been much anticipated by this writer, the Kitty Hawk 1/32 T-28B/D Trojan.

DETAIL SET/ACCESSORY REVIEW: Blame me for being tardy with this, but finally, here is Andrew Garcia's look at the Maestro Models Saab Sk37 Viggen conversion set.

BOOK/CD/DVD REVIEW:  To start off their expanded visual history books, Ampersand's USS California (BB44).

MM FEATURE: Did you Know.  

BLAST FROM THE PAST:   A fairly nice kit from the archives is the Supermodel 1/72 MB.339A.

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

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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