Model Art Modeling Magazine, #858, December 2012

Published: December 27th, 2012     
Reviewed by: Mike Van Schoonhoven - IPMS# 41627
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910087331224
Other Publication Information: Monthly publication. Japanese text (with some English subtitles), 160 pages in color and black and white photos
Price: $13.50
Product / Stock #: No. 858
Product provided by: Model Art

Model Art Modeling Magazine is a Japanese publication that is published monthly. The text is mainly in Japanese with some English subtitles throughout. One feature about these magazines is the high quality of the photographs and the models that are used.

In the December issue of Model Art, they start out with a modeler's how-to guide. In this section they cover how to replicate wood on WWI aircraft, accenting panel lines (washes), and shading.

The next article covers the 2012 All Japan Plamodel Hobby Show. While there does not seem to be much coverage on built models, they do several pages of new releases. To modelers, it looks like 2013 will be another banner year for new kits in all genres.

Following that is a comparison review of six different Tony fighters in 1/72nd scale. They compare Fine Molds, Hasegawa and RS Models kits.

The new kit review is up next. This month they review a 1/24th McLaren MP4-12C GT3 by Fujimi, 1/72nd F-15E Strike Eagle by Hasegawa, 1/700th USS Yorktown by Tamiya, 1/35th German Sd.Kfz.254 Tracked Armored Scout Car, 1/48th F-5A/CF-5A/ NF -5A Freedom Fighter by Kinetic, and last but not least is a 1/144th C-124A by Roden.

The last article is a feature article that runs every month, S. Kitazawa's Neo Historic Garage. This month's kit from the past is the Laurel Medalist C-33 from Aoshima in 1/24th scale.

The remaining pages are dedicated to future releases and advertisement.

All in all, a satisfying magazine for modelers. I would like to thank Model Art and IPMS for providing me with this magazine for review.

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