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Sometimes, the simple things can be just as much fun as the more complex ones, right? Well, when you think “Simple”, one of the first names that should come to mind is “Homer Simpson”! As one of TV’s most famous, and least mentally well-endowed, father figures, Homer has been a symbol of, well, something, all […]

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always something that pops up to amaze you and drive you to continue learning. For me, that’s an interesting feeling, since I was pretty sure I was familiar with pretty much all of Japan’s considerable stable of flying boats and seaplanes. However, just when you thought […]

You know when you’ve got it made. One way to show that to others is to drive a very fancy, or very one-of-a-kind car. For many in Hollywood, that has been an easy choice to make, and since cars and movies came to be, stars have often driven ostentatious custom machines. A perfect example of […]

There’s a lot to be said, both good and bad, about stepping out of our comfort zone. Like Calvin’s dad would say about shovelling a driveway in sub-zero temperatures: “It builds character”. True enough. However, the other side is that if it’s too uncomfortable, you might never want to do it again, given the option. […]

Despite the general weakness of early WWII German tanks, the Wehrmacht was still able to sweep across Europe in 1939 and 1940. When the invasion of France came, it pitted the nearly training-tank-level German armour against an odd mix of ancient WWI relics and more modern, much heavier tanks. However, bad tactics and the German […]

In the annals of aviation history, the Supermarine Spitfire is certainly one of the all-time greatest aircraft ever produced. It constantly evolved from the days before WWII, and naval variants were fighting in the Korean war. It’s not hard to argue that anyone interested in aviation’s history or WWII should pretty much HAVE to have […]

There’s a reason we were always taught to respect our elders; they generally know what’s going on, and everything we think might be some new revelation is quite often just the newest form of something they’ve already done. Whether that’s a life lesson or a automotive design philosophy, the concept is just as valid! The […]

Now, it’s not abnormal for me to bring home the “weirdo” kits, is it? It is a little bit less normal for me to get quite so many Japanese kits, both in subject and maker, all at once, though. This is doubly true when it’s airplanes we’re talking about, not Mobile Suits or other mecha. […]

Trying to make something exciting out of the everyday can be difficult. Let’s face it, plain white bread is okay, but it’s not the kind of thing you really pine for on a daily basis. That same kind of responsible utility typified cars of the Automotive Dark Ages, driven partly by the rise of the […]

Talbot is a name that has a long and proud history, at least in Europe. Mind you, by the time Chrysler got their hands on them and applied their storied nameplate to things like the Omni/Horizon hatchback, you could say that they were really on the way out. However, when Chrysler sold the name to […]