Model Art Modeling Magazine, #866, April 2013

Published: April 5th, 2013     
Reviewed by: Mike Van Schoonhoven - IPMS# 41627
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910087330432
Other Publication Information: Monthly, Japanese text with English subtitles, 160 pages, color and black and white photos
Price: $13.49
Product / Stock #: No. 866
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 attractive feature of these magazines is the high quality of the photographs and the models that are used.

In this month's issue, the feature article covers dealing with aftermarket parts (resin and photo etch), and then they show the application to actual models. They cover everything from removing PE from the fret, bending PE, and cleaning resin. This article covers approximately the first quarter of the magazine.

The next article is the continuing series on building a JASDF T-28B. This month they cover the wings and landing gear.

The April new kit review covers the following kits: GWH 1/48 Mig-29 Late type 9.12, Kinetic 1/48 T-45 A/C "Goshawk", Pit Road 1/35 Crossley Armored Car Model 25, Tamiya 1/35 M109A6 "Paladin", and Fujimi 1/700 Aircraft carrier Cruiser Mogami.

Next is a short feature on what appears to be a master ship modeler. Several photos are shown of some of the ships he has built. All I can say is...unbelievable. The one thing I find interesting is that most of the photos of this modeler shows him with a cigarette in his mouth. God forbid that you could do this here in the United States.

In this month's Neo Historic Garage, they cover Aoshima's 1/24 Toyota Corrolla 1600GT. This is a monthly feature that is run in each issue.

To finish up the issue, there are fourteen pages of new kits and products newly available to modelers.

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 and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this product.

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