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If you are superstitious, then you know the power of the “Evil Eye”. However, in the early ’80s, there was another, much less malignant Evil Eye, and that was the Fast 111’s racing rig by the same name. Sporting huge pipes and an even bigger spoiler, this customzied bruiser was not just a 1/64 die […]

"Over the river and through the woods..."  but where are these L/70s going? That's the question, isn't it!

Even though  I’m not a huge armour guy, I know what I like. One thing I like, are German WWII tanks. Another thing I like are Matchbox armour kits! Combine the two, and now you’re talking my language! One of Germany’s most potent tank killers of WWII was the Jagdpanzer IV. The upgunned version, with […]

This is the Tamiya 1/100 Buccaneer S.50 in early SAAF colours. The Bucc is a nice model that doesn't take a load of time to build. That's gotta be good!

Whenever I hear the word “Buccaneer” I can’t help but think of the silly title line for this post. However, there’s nothing silly about the Tamiya 1/100 S.2/S.50 Buccaneer! Despite it’s age, the Tamiya Bucc is a nice little kit, and the fact that it can be built in SAAF colours is a nice bonus! […]

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We all know that the 1970’s were a weird time for the auto industry. Choking emissions standards and big bumpers were the main design points of the day, and style and performance suffered accordingly. However, AMC could be counted on to take things that wee bit further and came up with some of the oddest […]

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No, that’s not an “expletive deleted” moment in the title, but the designation for the Taiwanese AIDC Ching Kuo IDF. This indigenous defence fighter was a home-grown and home-built answer to the US’ weapons embargo on Taiwan in the ’80s. This is a pretty obscure aircraft, and the only “mainstream” injection kit of it I’ve […]

What the...? MPC, will you PLEASE apply good taste to customs in the future? What, you won't? Oh, well, okay.  Clearly, Fuzz Duster is not classy or restrained in any way, except performance.

If there’s one thing you HAVE to say MPC knew how to do, it was take an out-of-date annual model and really dress it up for the following years. There are few examples of this “lipstick on a pig” approach more optically violent than the 1980 Volare Road Runner that was dolled up as “Fuzz […]

This closeup of the upper body highlights the colour separation on the AGE-1. If you look closely, you can see the steel vents from the "frame" through the yellow breathers.

Even though the Gundam Age anime was criticized for being too “kiddie” (despite lots of miserable deaths and general anguish), it didn’t stop Bandai from making some very nice Master Grade kits of the main suits from the show, including the titular MS, the AGE-1 Normal! Check it out on the Sci-Fi Page in all […]