Model Art Modeling Magazine, #860, January 2013

Published: December 28th, 2012     
Reviewed by: Mike Van Schoonhoven - IPMS# 41627
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910087330135
Other Publication Information: Monthly publication, Japanese text with some English subtitles, 160 pages in color and b&w photos
Price: $13.50
Product / Stock #: No. 860
Product provided by: Model Art

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

The feature article in this months issue showcases the IDF (Israel Defense Force). They use a multitude of well-built models, photographs, and drawings to represent the aircraft and armor that the IDF use.

There are two short articles following the IDF's. One pertains to Republic of China destroyers that were American at one point, the DDG-995 USS Scott and DDG-994 USS Callaghan. This is followed by a quick preview of Model Art Modeling Magazines JASDF (Japanese Air Self-Defense Force).

The next section is the New Kit review. This month they cover Hasegawa's 1/72nd Eurofighter Typhoon, Trumpeter's 1/350th HMS Type 23 Frigate-Kent [F78], Cyberhobby's 1/35th Pz. Kpfw. IV Ausf. A, AZ Models' Nakajima J9N "Kikka", Aoshima's 1/24th Aventador LP700-4, and Fine Molds' Type 73 Light Truck (Canvas Top & W/MG).

The Final article is a monthly feature called Neo Historic Garage. This month the car they feature is the Fujimi 1/24th Toyota MR2 SW20 '93.

The rest of the magazine consists of new kit releases and ads.

Even though the majority of the print is in Japanese, I still find this magazine a wealth of modeling information due to the great photography.

I would like to thank Model Art Magazine and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this product.

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