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If it’s one thing that cars from the late ‘70s and early 80s had it spades, it was anemia. No matter how many gaudy decals, flares or other overwrought “appearance packages” they had stuck on them, there was little that could change what was stuck IN the cars of the time. Of course, what was […]

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Just like with the monkey’s paw, sometimes, what you get is not quite what you asked for. I was hoping to one day find a 1/76 Flakpanzer IV “Wirbelwind” so I could add it to my 1/76 armour collection. Well, I did, but the result wasn’t as happy as I thought it would be. While […]

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Well, it’s just about Christmas. For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I thought I’d beat old St. Nick to the punch and give you a present early. It’s that time of year, the time for stars and or angels on the tops of Christmas Trees everywhere. However, it’s not only on the tops of […]

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The open seas weren’t the only place for U-boats to be found wreaking havoc on shipping during WWII. To combat Allied ships in littoral waters, the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) comissioned a new class of small, advanced subs mid-war. These were the Type XXIII “Electroboats”; the shrunk-down “brown water” brothers of the larger Type XXI. Check […]

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If you are superstitious, then you know the power of the “Evil Eye”. However, in the early ’80s, there was another, much less malignant Evil Eye, and that was the Fast 111’s racing rig by the same name. Sporting huge pipes and an even bigger spoiler, this customzied bruiser was not just a 1/64 die […]

"Over the river and through the woods..."  but where are these L/70s going? That's the question, isn't it!

Even though  I’m not a huge armour guy, I know what I like. One thing I like, are German WWII tanks. Another thing I like are Matchbox armour kits! Combine the two, and now you’re talking my language! One of Germany’s most potent tank killers of WWII was the Jagdpanzer IV. The upgunned version, with […]

This is the Tamiya 1/100 Buccaneer S.50 in early SAAF colours. The Bucc is a nice model that doesn't take a load of time to build. That's gotta be good!

Whenever I hear the word “Buccaneer” I can’t help but think of the silly title line for this post. However, there’s nothing silly about the Tamiya 1/100 S.2/S.50 Buccaneer! Despite it’s age, the Tamiya Bucc is a nice little kit, and the fact that it can be built in SAAF colours is a nice bonus! […]