Author Archives: adamrehorn

From Hay Wagon to SAM Launcher – Just add Natter!

If the whole concept of a semi-expendable wooden (or even cardboard, as was proposed!) Vertical Take-Off rocket interceptor doesn’t sound wacky enough, imagine trying to launch it! When the Luftwaffe high command decided to back he Bachem Ba-349 Natter point defence interceptor, they realized it would only be useful if it could be moved around. […]

A Fool and His Money…

You know what they say, right? Well, a great place to separate modellers and their money is, of course, a model show’s vendor area! The HeritageCon 13 show on March 24, 2019, was no exception. Of course, it would have been foolish NOT to have snapped up the epic kits I found! For more info […]

AAAHHH… My Seats!

The threat of a horde of Soviet bombers racing over the North Pole to rain destruction on US (and Canadian… c’mon, we count, right?) cities was a major concern for the USAF (and RCAF) back in the ’50s and ’60s. The need to find and destroy these bombers was the major “raisons d’etre” of the […]

Big Milestone… Big Van!

If I may be self-indulgent for a moment, I must admit I didn’t think I’d see the day that my little website, solely maintained and updated by myself, would ever see the magic number of a quarter million hits. To be honest, I’m very humbled and, of course, very, very pleased. As it became apparent […]

Supermarine’s “Big-Boned” Sailor

The old saying of “If it looks right, it flies right” is not to be taken lightly. Before computer controls, that was a good rule of thumb. So, then, I’m assuming that you can also say “If it looks fat, slow and pedestrian, it’ll fly like a moving truck” and be similarly correct. Well, as […]

Slot Mags and Shotguns. Pick Up Your Toys!

All good things must come to and end, and so it was with the once-illustrious “Chevy Nova” nameplate. Bowing out in 1979, the final Nova was a de-tuned, lacklustre ghost of it’s former self. Now, MPC had always had a way to taking outdated models and making them into something fresh and new, or at […]

To the Future, and Beyond!!

Inspiration is a funny thing. It can come from anywhere, and usually no two people will get inspired the same way from the same thing! However, a lot of modelling isn’t based on inspiration. Instead, a lot of modelling is about recreating, in miniature, the details of a real thing or event. that doesn’t mean, […]