Model Art Modeling Magazine, #878, October 2013

Published: October 18th, 2013     
Reviewed by: Mike Van Schoonhoven - IPMS# 41627
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910087330937 01095
Other Publication Information: Monthly magazine, 160 pages, in Japanese with some English text, color and black and white photos
Price: $11.25
Product / Stock #: No. 878
Product provided by: Model Art

The feature article in October's issue covers modeling MBT's. The article starts off with the Tamiya 1/35th JGSDF Type 10. There are actually two more sections in this article that cover the Type 10. One is a build that was featured on Tamiya Live, and then a walk around. The other models used in the feature are the Xact 1/35th T-80U, Cyber-Hobby M48A3, Meng 1/35th AMX-30B, Tamiya M1A2 SEP TUSK II, Tamiya JGSDF Type 90, and Perfect Scale Modellbau 1/35th Leopard 1 Fruhe Baulose.

Following the feature are several short monthly run articles. One appears to feature a kit of 1/700th Russian Cruiser (had difficulty trying to get a translation). Next is modeling the JASDF. They finish up modeling the Hasegawa 1/72nd Mitsubishi F-1. The last of the monthly series is IJA/N Airplane Illustrated. This is an article that covers aiming devices through the use of color drawings or photographs.

Next is the New Kit Review. The models covered are the Fujimi 1/20th Ferrari 150 Italia, Trumpeter 1/48th HU-16A Albatross, Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (special), Kinectic 1/48th Israeli Air Force Kfir C2/C7, Academy 1/350th USS Indianapolis CA-35, Aoshima 1/72nd JGSDF 31/2t Fuel Tank Vehicle for Aviation, and Doyusha 1/350th Hiroshima Castle.

Last up is Neo Historic Garage. This is also a monthly reoccurring article feature of mainly late 80's to early 90's cars. This month's model is the Hasegawa 1/24th Toyota Celica GT Four RC.

The rest of the magazine covers future kit releases, decals, aftermarket parts, and ads for hobby shops.

In closing, I feel that these are great magazines. Yes, they may be in Japanese, but the photography is awesome. I have also discovered a translator app that I can use. There is a loss of translation but you can get the point.

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

  • Back cover
    Back cover
  • Dragon M48 MBT
    Dragon M48 MBT
  • JGSDF Type 10 MBT
    JGSDF Type 10 MBT
  • Tamiya Type 10 MBT
    Tamiya Type 10 MBT
  • IJA/N Airplane article
    IJA/N Airplane article
  • JASDF article
    JASDF article
  • Neo-Historic Garage
    Neo-Historic Garage
  • New kit review 1
    New kit review 1
  • New kit review 2
    New kit review 2
  • New kit review 3
    New kit review 3
  • New kit review 4
    New kit review 4
  • New kit review 5
    New kit review 5
  • New kit review 6
    New kit review 6
  • New kit review 7
    New kit review 7
  • New kit review 8
    New kit review 8

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