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Welcome to the Sprue Lagoon!

My name is Adam Rehorn. I am an Engineer by trade, but there’s a lot more to my life than just that. I am also an avid scale model builder, and have been since I was twelve. I build a lot of different things (variety is, after all, the spice of life), and you can see what I do by clicking on the “Model Kits” tab. I used to write modelling articles and reviews for Animerica, a now-defunct anime magazine, as well as the short-lived “PiQ” magazine, that was a bit of everything. Thus, I’m no stranger to writing about kits and my builds.

There’s more than just plastic to my life, though. You’ll also see section on Real Cars. There,  you’ll see some pics of my other passion: Pontiacs! They may be extinct now, but they’re not forgotten. I’m the proud owner of two Ponchos, and there will be some good photos up in their respective sections. I’ll likely also be posting other interesting car pics as I get them, so make sure you check back.

If you have any comments, or want to contact me about anything on this site, just email me at sprue.lagoon@gmail.com, or leave a comment.

Have fun!


  1. Pierre Lagacé · · Reply

    I could not comment on your Airfix 1/72 scale Boulton Paul Defiant review.
    I have found it useful although I have a 1/48 Defiant. In fact I have two to build.

    1. Bonjour Pierre!

      Oh, c’est d’hommage. Je ne peux pas comprendre pourquoi vous ne pouvez pas laisser un comment. C’est tres etrange.

      Merci Beaucoup pour votre comment ice. Je suis heureux que vous trouvez mon article interessant. J’espere que vous trouvez quelques autres articles interessant et peut-etre amusant aussi!

      I apologize for the lack of accents. I don’t have a French keyboard, and I haven’t used my French for a long time. I was fluent in High School, but that was many, many years ago! 🙂

      Both the 1/72 and 1/48 Defiant kits are real beauties, as is your webpage! I love that you are digging up stories about those that history has forgotten. Such good Defiant pictures too!

      Merci beaucoup, mon ami!

      1. Pierre Lagacé · ·

        I will have so many things to search for. I am just thrilled to have bought two. One is for the niece of Flight Sergeant Pelletier. The other is for “moi”. Follow my blog you won’t regret it.

  2. Pierre Lagacé · · Reply

    About the turret of the Defiant.

  3. Hey I got this car, now I wanna get a model
    So where to buy it? I foind nothing on ebay…

    1. Hey Marc!

      Unfortunately, I don’t know where to get one of these. I’ve only ever seen my kit, but the promo used to be common as dirt. I did a quick look, and there was one on Amazon for like $45.

      The promo IS the kit, so if you can find one, you’re good to go. I got mine years and years ago, so I’ve got no clue as to the market on them now.

      It’s cool to have a real car there’s a kit of. It can be a challenge finding the kit of it. However, I suggest you take lots of photos of the real car, so you can be ready to go whenever you get the kit. Not to be morbid, but the car might not be around long enough for you to find a kit, so having photos will ensure you can still model it, even if it’s gone.

      I’m still amazed it would be so hard to find this… someone out there must have one, but I can’t find one either, other than on ebay.au.

      Good luck!

  4. Here’s what’s stupid about calling the molded-in exhaust system on a Monza model kit ‘stupid’ : The fact that you knew it was molded-in after you bought the first one yet continued to buy more of them and THEN complained after the fact.

    As far as your remark “Of course, the Monza was the subject of an extreme, almost obscene, amount of badge engineering” ….. you’re hopelessly ignorant about the great number of differences between each GM division’s version of these cars.

    Worst of all is showing off a 4.9 Trans Am as if it is something more than a sissy’s car.

    1. Dude… Calm the heck down.

      It is stupid to mould in the pipes and then give side exhaust. It’s just cheap and lazy. I’ll complain about it because it’s just that – dumb. Doesn’t mean it’s a deal killer, or that I don’t like other features of the Monza kits!

      Um, no… I’m pretty sure I know about the H-Bodies. That’s a lot of cars that are the same save for some cosmetic tweaking.

      I don’t appreciate you insulting my car. I also don’t appreciate the choice of insults you used.

      I don’t insult other people’s real cars. I think anyone who preserves old cars, and any old cars preserved, deserve respect.

      Clearly, respect (for yourself, and others) is something you lack.

      Please do not return to this site if you cannot conduct yourself in a more responsible way.

      Congrats! In seven years, you’re the first person I’ve blacklisted! Good job!

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