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The end of the ’70s saw the final nails driven into the coffin of automotive excitement and performance. The Gas Crisis and government-mandated emissions standards choked all the fun out of driving. However, as the sun set on what had been a glorious chapter in the history of the car, a few car makers were […]

Basic training is an essential part of any airforce’s curriculum. Let’s face it, you can’t fly a Mach 2 superfighter if you don’t know your pitch from your yaw, and you think a Dutch Roll is something you eat for dinner! One of the classic aircraft used for such basic flight training was the Percival […]

Thanks to everyone who took part in the poll regarding what they wanted to see out of my London Model Show haul over the past week and a bit. I was completely overwhelmed by all the amazing, everyday losers and weird stuff I had managed to acquire, and I needed cooler heads to help me […]

For me, finding unusual car kits that appeal to me is an ongoing quest, and one that meters out results in “ones and twos”. While I may find a treasure trove of Luft ’46 kits at one vendor’s table and a model show, or a tonne of Matchbox kits at a flea market, finding large […]

Not much screams “lame ’70s performance package” like trying to cover up a lack of power and refinement with stripes and graphics. A common theme in this era was the “Sunset Stripe”, a combination of many small stripes in the colours of a sunset, often found in some rather inappropriate places! Even the mainstream manufacturers […]

Because the outside of a car is the part of the car that everyone else sees, it’s part that designers work at making the most visually interesting. Colour, shape, profile; these all combine to give a first impression of a vehicle.  However, if you think about it, the part of a car the driver most […]

In the world of Gundam, some of the most memorable pilots are the Zeon aces. Colourful people with custom-painted and modified machines to match, they tend to have a fanbase all their own. One of the most tragic of these is Norris Packard, from 8th MS Team. His final, hard-fought battle is one of the […]