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Panzer II (OOB) 001

When the Nazi Germany unleashed the Blitzkrieg on the world in 1939, one of the most important instruments in its victorious conclusion was the Panzer II. This small, light tank spearheaded the assaults across Europe, both to the west and then the east. Check out the Matchbox 1/76 Panzer II Ausf. F on the Out […]

The small bits of orange and light grey help break up the monotony of the main beige colour. It makes a rather subdued mech really "pop".

Sometimes, more is better. When tangling with both the Sleeves and renegate London Bell personnel, the Federation obviously felt the same way. This lead to the ReZel Type C (Defenser-b) configuration; double the cannons and even more engines than before! Check out the final flavour of Unicorn ReZel that Bandai put out: the massively over-armed […]

AT-3 (OOB) 001

Despite the lack of export potential, a lot of countries still like to design and build their own jet trainers. The problem with this is that very often we don’t get to have kits of these home-grown planes! Thankfully, the folks at LO Model decided that Taiwan’s AT-3 was worth the effort to kit in […]

This picture shows how Matchbox's "fabric" effect works without highlighting. There's no need to pick out the high- or lowlights on the pseudo fabric covering  the fuselage and wings; natural light gives just the right effect!

Testbed aircraft are always interesting thanks to their sometimes bizarre modifications. One example of a little-known testbed aircraft was the Vickers Type 289, which was a Wellesley bomber (itself not that well known today) adapted to test the Hercules two-row radial engine. In order to make sure that this important aircraft is not forgotten, I […]

It's a toad! It's a Kammback! No! It's MPC's Vette Van! 
Get ready Show Rod fans, this one's gonna get weird!

What do you get when you mix imagination, narcotics, Vannin’ culture and the era of Show Rods? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but MPC answered that question with what is undoubtedly one of their more bizarre and interesting kits; the Vette Van! Part Vette, part Van and all weird, it’s a lot […]

Matchbox Armour 003

There are times when one of something (or even 5 of it) just aren’t enough. Sometimes the Fates are with you, and you can score a whole bunch of interesting kits all at once, and at other times you can build up a collection of a specific interesting type of kit over the course of […]

You have to love Matchbox's flair for colour! The artwork is nice, but not overly exciting, like the Skyknight itself!

While not as glamourous or sexy as other jets of its day, the Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight was an important asset for the US Navy and Marines. It gave good night fighting service in Korea, a well as serving in an EW capacity in Vietnam. Until Sword came out with its Skyknight in 2013, the 1/72 […]


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