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If you remember lawn darts, then you remember dangerous, heavy pointy sticks with a few fins that  you would throw at a target for fun. They were dangerous if used improperly, and really didn’t do much else other than fly in a straight line. This, then, is a perfect analogy for the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon […]

Trying to look European has long been a dream of North American car makers. I can’t really say I get why; if you compare a ’69 Renault to a ’69 GTO, I can’t help but think most people would opt for the goat. However, be that as it may, the need to have “import fighters” […]

No, I don’t mean a Cluster as in the derogatory term indicating something that is largely messed up! Rather I mean one of Bandai’s relatively-recent “from-the-vault” retro-reissues! It seems like Round 2 isn’t the only company that is resurrecting old kits, because in 2018 Bandai went full-on and hauled out a bunch of classics from […]

You know all that talk about “It’s what’s inside that counts” and the endless reams of insufferably positive refrains dealing with “inner beauty”? Well, I wish someone would have told the ‘80s about that! By the time the middle ‘80s rolled around, cars were starting to emerge from the morass of the Automotive Dark Ages […]

It’s fun to put a lot of similar things together and see what they all look like within their own context. This is even more the case when you realize that you have actually amassed a number of similar things and didn’t even mean to. For me, that can definitely be said of Matchbox airplanes, […]

Well, the answer to that question is actually more difficult to pin down than it may seem, since the world has seen a veritable plethora of terrible cars. However, there are some cars that, when you see them, you do have to wonder: “What? Who thought of THAT?” One of those cars, I’m sure it’s […]

They say you have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Well, that assumes you’re not politically connected or independently wealthy… However, for our purposes, I think it’s safe to assume that the old words are wise indeed. I often start with the body of a car, and while I actually did […]

If you’re thinking: “Hey, he’s never done a biplane before, that’s cool! Something new!”, well, you’re wrong. I do have biplanes, and I’ll get to them eventually, but this is not the day. However, I am talking about a very unusual and hard to find kit, and that is a Tamiya kit that has a […]

Fighting a war is obviously a life-and-death matter. However, doing it in some of the most inhospitable terrain on Earth ratchets the stakes to a whole new level. This is what the British and Commonwealth forces found out when they fought the Italians and Germans in Africa. However, there was a group that took on […]

When it comes to capturing the headlines, it’s usually the fighter planes that get all the glory. Often forgotten are the workaday utility types, going about their often hazardous duties behind the scenes. A perfect example of this is the World War II observation plane. While scouting and spotting are vital to the ground forces’ […]