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When it comes to cars from the late ’70s and early ’80s, one name that a lot of people will know is the Dodge Omni. The Omni’s seemingly less-well known brother is the Plymouth Horizon, and together they were the cars that kept Chrysler in business long enough to produce the K-Car. However, there was […]

This oddly-weighted box art is what bad Photoshopping looked  like... before Photoshop!

The Soviets always had a knack for finding interesting and original solutions to their armament requirements. When there was a need for a high performance fighter bomber, they took a proven design, the Su-7, added swing wings and got the Su-17. These “Fitters”, as NATO continued to call the new family, proved to be tough […]

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If it’s one thing that cars from the late ‘70s and early 80s had it spades, it was anemia. No matter how many gaudy decals, flares or other overwrought “appearance packages” they had stuck on them, there was little that could change what was stuck IN the cars of the time. Of course, what was […]

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Just like with the monkey’s paw, sometimes, what you get is not quite what you asked for. I was hoping to one day find a 1/76 Flakpanzer IV “Wirbelwind” so I could add it to my 1/76 armour collection. Well, I did, but the result wasn’t as happy as I thought it would be. While […]

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Well, it’s just about Christmas. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I thought I’d beat old St. Nick to the punch and give you a present early. It’s that time of year, the time for stars and or angels on the tops of Christmas Trees everywhere. However, it’s not only on the tops of […]

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The open seas weren’t the only place for U-boats to be found wreaking havoc on shipping during WWII. To combat Allied ships in littoral waters, the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) comissioned a new class of small, advanced subs mid-war. These were the Type XXIII “Electroboats”; the shrunk-down “brown water” brothers of the larger Type XXI. Check […]

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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 […]