Model Art Modeling Magazine, #892, May 2014

Published: May 27th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Mike Van Schoonhoven - IPMS# 41627
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 4910087330548
Other Publication Information: Monthly magazine, B5, Japanese text with some English text, color and black and white photos, 160 pgs.
Price: $11.65
Product / Stock #: 892
Product provided by: Model Art

Model Art Modeling Magazine is a monthly magazine that covers aircraft, armor, ships and car modeling. Model Art started releasing magazines in 1966 and has evolved from there over the past forty six years.

Each issue of Model Art consists of a multitude of articles that reach out to all genres of modelers. From what I see, Model Art makes small changes to its format to keep each issue up to date and interesting to the reader.

Each issue of Model Art Magazine has one feature article and several monthly series. The main article in this issue focuses on the Ki-100. The Ki-100 was a Ki-61 with a redesigned airframe to accept a Mitsubishi engine, which resulted in one of the best interceptors that the Japanese had in their arsenal. The Ki-100 or Type 5 fighter was never given an Allied code name and was often mistaken for a "Tony." In this article they use several models to represent this aircraft. They are as follows: Aoshima 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-100-1 Kou, Aoshoima 1/72 Kawasaki Ki-100-1 Otu, Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-100-1 Kou, Arii 1/48 Kawasaki Ki-100-1 Out, and the Alley Cat 1/32 Kawasaki Ki-100 Razorback conversion for the Hasegawa Ki-61. A comparison to the P-51D and the F6F-5 is done by using models as an example. To finish out the article is a ten-page walk around of the Ki-100 in the RAF Museum.

The monthly series comprise of IJA/IJN Airplane Illustrated, which features canopy detail of the Aichi B7A "Grace;" Combined Fleet Organization Course No. 429, featuring the seaplane tender Nisshin; photo coverage of the Kiya Hobby Contest 2014; JASDF, covering the F-15's of the JASDF; and Neo Historic garage, featuring the Fujimi 1/24 Mitsubishi Starion GSR-X.

I saved the best for last: the New Kit Reviews. This month's new kits are the Great Wall Hobbies 1/48 F-15B/D Eagle, the Meng 1/35 Leopard 1 A3/A4, the Hobbyboss 1/48 A-6A, the Fujimi 1/20 Ferrari F138, the Trumpeter 1/35 Russian SP 152mm Howitzer 2S19, the Aoshioma 1/72 JGSDF Type 60 SP 106mm recoilless gun and Material Carrier Vehicle, and the Aoshima 1/700 Akizuki JMSDF Defense Ship.

The rest of the magazine consists of coverage of future releases of models and model products, book reviews, and hobby shop ads.

Even though Model Art is mainly printed in Japanese, I still find it to be a very valuable resource. For those that are more technologically advanced, there are apps that will translate Japanese to English. I use one of these, and it really aids in understand the articles. I recommend Model Art to my fellow modelers as another publication that you can pull information from.

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

  • Back Cover
    Back Cover
  • Ki-100 Article Sample Page 1
    Ki-100 Article Sample Page 1
  • Ki-100 Article Sample Page 2
    Ki-100 Article Sample Page 2
  • Ki-100 Article Sample Page 3
    Ki-100 Article Sample Page 3
  • Ki-100 Article Sample Page 4
    Ki-100 Article Sample Page 4
  • Ki-100 Article Sample Page 5
    Ki-100 Article Sample Page 5
  • Ki-100 Walk Around Sample Page 1
    Ki-100 Walk Around Sample Page 1
  • Ki-100 Walk Around Sample Page 2
    Ki-100 Walk Around Sample Page 2
  • Ki-100 Walk Around Sample Page 3
    Ki-100 Walk Around Sample Page 3
  • Fleet Organized Course Sample Page
    Fleet Organized Course Sample Page
  • JASDF Sample Page
    JASDF Sample Page
  • New Item Special Sample Page
    New Item Special Sample Page
  • Neo Historic Garage Sample Page
    Neo Historic Garage Sample Page
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 1
    New Kit Review Sample Page 1
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 2
    New Kit Review Sample Page 2
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 3
    New Kit Review Sample Page 3
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 4
    New Kit Review Sample Page 4
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 5
    New Kit Review Sample Page 5
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 6
    New Kit Review Sample Page 6
  • New Kit Review Sample Page 7
    New Kit Review Sample Page 7

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