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If getting there is half the journey, then surely it’s no fun having the trip interrupted by a natural obstacle. For an army on the march, such disruptions can lead not only to lost time, but may ultimately lead to heavy losses or even defeat in a battle. To compensate for such occurrences, specialist bridging […]

When it comes to festivals, Japan comes second to none in the variety and number of events. One of the most famous of all is the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, a multi-day festival with parades, floats, dancing and drumming that takes place in August. If you’re asking what this has to do with a site dedicated […]

For the first time since 2019, I was actually able to get to a model show! And, with a model show, comes the vendors’ room! This is, of course, my very favourite place to be; lots of weird and esoteric stuff and usually at pretty good prices! The Heritagecon 14 Vendors’ Room was no exception, […]

Deciding what to do with leftovers isn’t just a problem when you have half a turkey left after Christmas, or half a plate of cold chicken wings left after Superbowl Sunday. No, it can happen even to the biggest enterprises, like car makers! A perfect example of this happened when the Vega ceased production at […]

Breaking in to a competitive market is risky, and the mech model business is getting more crowded than it has been since the early 1980s, when Bandai had to contest with the likes of Takara, Arii, Imai and others for a slice of the styrene pie. Into today’s busy, but apparently profitable, market came the […]

While the Spitfire is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful aircraft of WWII, if not ever, not all versions of this legendary bird looked as good as the others. One of the more oddly-shaped and less “Spitfire-like” of the lot was the LF. XVI. The clipped wings and bubble top combined with the […]

The early days of motoring saw a great number of companies start, and fail. Dreamers, tinkerers, engineers and outright charlatans competed in what would prove to be the most cutthroat industry that mankind has ever seen. So many fell by the wayside, but a few have survived. One of those, perhaps amazingly, is Buick. Back […]

Because two sets of eyes are better than one, the US Marine Corps decided that the two-seat TF-9J Cougar (aka “Twogar”) would make a great forward air control asset over the jungles of Vietnam. Thus, equipped with 20mm cannons and rockets, the venerable trainers took to the skies of Southeast Asia on the hunt for […]

Getting into new subjects is one of the most fun parts of modelling. I went from being a “modern jet guy” to a “Gundam guy” and since then have been branching out ever farther. One of the newer types of kit that I’m fascinated with are early cars. Really, anything from a horseless carriage up […]

Well, I did it! Just in time for Christmas, I got my angel finished! This newest Gundam-based Christmas decoration took a bit of elbow grease, but turned out really well. To see how you can take a Gundam Girl kit and make it look like a legit anime figure, check out the Super Fumina Christmas […]