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If you see this van a rockin... well, you CAN'T HELP  but see that, now can you? Gold Rush takes Vannin' to new extremes; this is not for the faint of heart, my friends!

Well, after a lot of hard work, the old 1/25 MPC Gold Rush show van is done! This is one of MPC’s wilder customs when it comes to vans, and it’s an IMSA-flarin, whale-tailin’ good time! As expected, it wasn’t the easiest kit, even in final assembly, but it’s worth every swear word and and […]

2016-07-13 My B'day Here 037

As it turns out, the cool Firebase Cake that my brother and sister-in-law made to celebrate my 40th birthday wasn’t the only Dinky-based surprise to be headed my way! There was also a completely custom-made Dinky 40Y Gift Set (aka Geezer Set) to help me get “over the hill”. Made up of a surprising number of […]

Howitzer Cake (1)

Some people love to make a big deal out of their birthdays, and others don’t. I, personally, am  one of the former. I don’t mind getting older. As my grandfather  used to say: “Getting older isn’t really the problem. It’s when you STOP getting older that you’ve got an issue.” I’m definitely on board with […]

Predaking 074

Well, I’m back at it. When I see one thing that reminds me of another, I just can’t stop until I’ve tried to make everyone else see it too. This time, I saw the old Transformers G1 Predaking in the Build Fighters Try “Gundam Tryon 3”. It took some re-eingineering, but I was able to […]

And "BAM"! It just hits you. Only MPC could make a box like this. Kudos to Round 2 for reusing this epic piece of retro packaging!

They say you can’t put lipstick on a pig, but it seems that putting stripes on a horse is a totally different thing! To cash in on cash-strapped would-be Vanners in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ford did just that, and created the Pinto Cruising Wagon!  Not surprisingly, MPC kitted the 1980 version, but […]

Very classy with less of a busy feel: Nice box art indeed, Bandai!

The arrival of a new Gundam series usually heralds the coming of lots of new model kits, and the newest series, Iron Blooded Orphans, has proven no exception that rule. One of the more unconventional Gundams to date, both in terms of colour and gimmicks, is the Gusion Rebake. Check out the 1/144 Gusion Rebake, […]

Gold Rush 124

To me, the best part of doing a custom van kit is the interior. That’s why I love the old MPC vans (and of course the Sundance Express); the full interior really gives you a chance to cut loose and let out your inner Vannin’ Design Demon. Thankfully, the good folks at MPC made darn […]

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