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We all know that the 1970’s were a weird time for the auto industry. Choking emissions standards and big bumpers were the main design points of the day, and style and performance suffered accordingly. However, AMC could be counted on to take things that wee bit further and came up with some of the oddest […]

Ching-Kuo (OOB) 002

No, that’s not an “expletive deleted” moment in the title, but the designation for the Taiwanese AIDC Ching Kuo IDF. This indigenous defence fighter was a home-grown and home-built answer to the US’ weapons embargo on Taiwan in the ’80s. This is a pretty obscure aircraft, and the only “mainstream” injection kit of it I’ve […]

What the...? MPC, will you PLEASE apply good taste to customs in the future? What, you won't? Oh, well, okay.  Clearly, Fuzz Duster is not classy or restrained in any way, except performance.

If there’s one thing you HAVE to say MPC knew how to do, it was take an out-of-date annual model and really dress it up for the following years. There are few examples of this “lipstick on a pig” approach more optically violent than the 1980 Volare Road Runner that was dolled up as “Fuzz […]

This closeup of the upper body highlights the colour separation on the AGE-1. If you look closely, you can see the steel vents from the "frame" through the yellow breathers.

Even though the Gundam Age anime was criticized for being too “kiddie” (despite lots of miserable deaths and general anguish), it didn’t stop Bandai from making some very nice Master Grade kits of the main suits from the show, including the titular MS, the AGE-1 Normal! Check it out on the Sci-Fi Page in all […]

BOOM! Here's some in-your-face MPC Vette action! Check out that stripe and how shiny that Vette is. Also, check out the Kar Kraft  refugee behind it!

It’s hard to argue with the overall appeal and mystique of the Corvette. That’s why there are so many kits of them. So, does the world really need another one? Well, I think it does, especially when that model is the Round 2 re-release of the 1/25 MPC ’75 Open Corvette Roadster! That’s right, you […]

Umm... Okay. So, not really going for the "excitement" angle on the box art, then... Farpro's Shiun shares the same deeply bland box as its brethren.

Yes, that also spells SNAFU! In a way, that’s a bit what this ancient Farpro Japan boxing of the equally ancient Aoshima E15K1 Shiun (Norm) recon float plane looks like! If you want to see how they did things back in the day, the Farpro 1/72 Kawanishi Shiun will certainly make you glad they don’t […]

More MPC goodness! Everything from wild to super-mild in this particular shot. You can see how their box art evolved from the mid-'70s through to their demise in 1988.

Just thought I’d take a few minutes to update my MPC Cars collection pictures. I’ve had the good luck to amass EVEN MORE awesome MPCs in the last while, so I thought I’d throw up some more cool box art pics from the heyday of my favourite car kit maker. Check it out on the […]