Welcome to the Sprue Lagoon! Click on About to see what you’ve gotten yourself into! Please, browse around and have a look. I’ll be adding new content regularly, so please check back often! Please note that all content on this site is Copyright the Sprue Lagoon, and cannot be used without written consent of myself, […]

Dinky Toys were, in the 1950s and 1960s, a dominant force in the toy car market. In fact, they were so dominant that, to this day, a lot of people use the term “dinky cars” to refer to (mostly 1/64) toy cars in general! However, no one company is infallible, and even in their heyday, […]

There is a veritable smorgasbord of interesting designs that come from the various “Build” series of Gundam. With slight mods and totally custom suits, and all points in between, there’s got to be something in there for everybody. One of the first kits from this series that I’ve built is the “Gyancelot”. The Gyancelot is […]

There’s nothing like taking a perfectly good aerodynamic shape and throwning extra lumps on it. This is a common enough practice, as some of the most finely-crafted and refined aeronautical shapes have, over the years, grown to have large “hunchback” spines. Thuds, F-16s and Skyhawks all did it, and so did the MiG-21! I, personally, […]

With the bodywork complete and the engine and chassis done, it was time to get things really underway on the BRAT.  This meant getting the interior done, and getting the body into paint. Normally, I’m used to interiors taking quite some time. However, being a pickup, and a small one at that, the BRAT doesn’t […]

When last we left off, I said that the next update would the engine and chassis. Never one to be a liar, this update covers those two items. As you’ve seen, the BRAT is something of a challenge to build correctly. Sure, there was a lot of body work to do, but how did the […]

For those interested in loser cars, everyday cars or just non-supercars, there isn’t a car that’s much more of all of those than the much venerated (or is that reviled? ) Ford Pinto. This most basic of cars offered by Ford during the ’70s is a true nadir in so many ways, and its reputation […]

If happiness is where you find it, then my brother and I found it big time in Michigan a couple of weeks ago. We did a hobby shop tour, and I think we did pretty darned well. With a trunk full of vintage car model goodness, you can’t say we didn’t get our cheap American […]