Model Art No. 06 Air Model Special

Published: November 1st, 2014     
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Reviewed by: 
Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Company: Model Art
ISBN #: 491008734084401800
Other Publication Information: Monthly magazine, B5, Japanese text with some English text, color and black and white photos
Price: $10.95
Product / Stock #: No. 06

Model Art has long set the standard for excellence when it comes to covering modeling subjects related to Japanese military history. The Model Art No. 06 publication is no exception, covering the Mitsubishi Zero variants.

The publication covers the A6M3, A6M5, A6M5 Night Fighter, A6M5C, A6M7, and A6M8. While coverage of the Zero variants dominates this issue, there are some other aircraft highlighted in some short "build" articles as well.  

Beginning on page 96, Model Art changes the era of coverage from WWII to modern times with a great article on a 1/32nd F-104J in JASDF markings. Eight pages filled with excellent images provides the reader with a visual "how to" for a natural metal paint scheme and some super detailing on the engine and in the cockpit.

The new Freedom Models 1/48th scale UCAS X-47B is featured in a four page "how to" article. Again, the photographs are excellent and very instructive, and especially helpful with the paint scheme and markings placement.

A four-page article featuring an F-16 CJ (Block 50) fighter in 1/72nd scale follows the same pattern as the previous two articles. Some excellent photographs feature the detail in the main wheel wells and also the cockpit.

The final article features a "how to" for the Italeri 1/48th scale MH-60K Converted. A number of detail photographs of a real MH-60K are followed by images of a kit being detailed based on those references.

Throughout this publication the stunning modeling revealed in the excellent images will serve as a resource for those wishing to build a Zero, an F-104J, an X-47B, an F-16CJ, and an MK-60K.

Thanks to Model Art for supplying this publication for review by IPMS/USA. This publication is highly recommended for the quality of the photographs and the high level of modeling skill exhibited in those images.

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