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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 […]

When it comes to cheap and dirty replicas of some cheap and ugly cars, I don’t think anyone can beat the French maker Solido with their “Solido Cougar” line of 1/43 metal-and-plastic replicas. Some of these are highly cheapified French Dinky Toys, and others are original Solido moulds. All, though are cheap and cheerful in […]

Despite not being the most advanced piece of kit in the Soviet Air Forces during its time in service, the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon was still used in good numbers and for a long time. It was considered importante enough by the USSR that it was kept largely in the shadows, only emerging on those few […]

There are two things I love about modelling. Making an accetably accurate replica of something of historical interest to me, and using my imagination. Rarely do those to meet in the middle, but when they do, it’s almost always a Luft ’46 project that brings them together! Usually, one thinks of Luft ’46 stuff as […]

With a nickname like that, you know the plane has got to be something special, right? Well, what could be more special that a plane of which there is still, in 2021, no other mainline injected kit than the 1978-vintage Matchbox original? The Supermarine Stranraer was something like a big-brother to the (marginally more famous?) […]

Blasting up the charts and into the collective conscience of millions comes that Fabulous Foursome from the late 80s, that radical bunch of wacky co-habitators, that musical juggernaut… the New Monkees! Wait… whaddaya mean you “Never heard of them?” C’mon, that can’t be so. I mean, they’re Monkees, but they’re “New”, or they were in […]

They may not have invented time travel yet, but that didn’t stop me from raiding my local hobby shop near the end of March, 2021, and coming back looking like Marty McFly had been doing the driving! The sheer number of old kits that one of the local shops recently came into was truly prodigious […]