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They may not have invented time travel yet, but that didn’t stop me from raiding my local hobby shop near the end of March, 2021, and coming back looking like Marty McFly had been doing the driving! The sheer number of old kits that one of the local shops recently came into was truly prodigious […]

While retro modelling might be a big thing for cars and airplanes, it wasn’t anything that had really seemed to catch on with Mobile Suits; until recently that is! A couple of years ago, Bandai rereleased all their early-90s catalogue of F-90 and SF-91 Gundam kits. These models may be old, but they’ve stood up […]

Due to sanctions, embargoes and many unfriendly neighbours, South Africa has developed a very robust and interesting armaments industry. Unfortunately, their products are pretty niche, and are intended primarily for domestic use. This means that, like Israeli equipment, South African armour is not something that is very well served in the world of the injection-moulded […]

While making jet fighters as aerodynamically clean and sleek as possible is usually the first concern for aeronautical engineers, the exigencies of combat and the need to get more out of a design often lead to the opposite. The need to carry more fuel and avionics is usually the driving force behind the addition of […]

If you want to sell me a Gundam, give it a beam shield or an over-the-shoulder cannon. If you want to sell me a plane, make it fat, slow and useless. But, if you want to sell me a ground vehicle, give it six wheels. I’m a sucker for six-wheelers. As it turns out, so […]

Fighting imports wasn’t something the Big Three really understood. I’m not sure they even really get it yet, but they’re closer now than they were. For some reason or another, various attempts to rival sporty European and Japanese cars by North American makers usually end in failure. They either can’t compete on quality and “flavour”, […]

No matter what may happen to us during the year, the Christmas Holidays (for those that celebrate them) are a great time to try to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Of course, this year, that wasn’t really easy with COVID flying around, and no one being allowed to go anywhere. Add […]

They say that nothing good comes easy. Of course, they’re wrong. It should be “easily”. (After all, “easy” needs to be an ADVERB modifying “comes”, and thus needs to be in the “ly” form to be correct.) However, the apparent ignorance of grammar aside, the kernel of wisdom is, like so many other old saws […]

Most modellers enjoy history and research as part of the hobby. Finding out all about the thing you just got a cool new kit of always makes it even more fun, I’ve found, and as a result most modellers are also amateur historians. However, you can also delve into the history of not only the […]

Navigating the featureless North African desert, deep behind enemy lines, cutoff from supplies and support may not sound like everybody’s dream job. Not surprisingly, there were only a handful of soliders from across the Commonwealth that had what it took to undertake such missions. Those that did were organized into the LRDG – Long Range […]