Author Archives: adamrehorn

This One Labels Itself

Segment-crossing vehicles are all the rage these days. You’ve got Sport-Urban-City-Ute-Crossovers that are everything BUT cars acting like they want to be cars, and cars that get jacked up suspension and cladding trying to pretend they’re all rugged like trucks. It’s really a bit confusing, but it’s nothing new. One vehicle was doing this kind […]

Build Here, Get Gas!

The US Air Force tanker crews have a saying: “No one kicks ass, without tanker gas!”. Well, long before air-to-air refuelling was a common practice, this maxim still held true. The best planes in the world were just so much scrap without fuel! For aircraft dispersed in the field, or operating from more primitive airstrips, […]

The Devil’s Lawn Dart

If you remember lawn darts, then you remember dangerous, heavy pointy sticks with a few fins that  you would throw at a target for fun. They were dangerous if used improperly, and really didn’t do much else other than fly in a straight line. This, then, is a perfect analogy for the Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon […]

Euro-Style that is both Euro, and Style!

Trying to look European has long been a dream of North American car makers. I can’t really say I get why; if you compare a ’69 Renault to a ’69 GTO, I can’t help but think most people would opt for the goat. However, be that as it may, the need to have “import fighters” […]

Bandai’s New-Old Cluster

No, I don’t mean a Cluster as in the derogatory term indicating something that is largely messed up! Rather I mean one of Bandai’s relatively-recent “from-the-vault” retro-reissues! It seems like Round 2 isn’t the only company that is resurrecting old kits, because in 2018 Bandai went full-on and hauled out a bunch of classics from […]

Tamiya Sierra Update 2: A Rainbow of Greys

You know all that talk about “It’s what’s inside that counts” and the endless reams of insufferably positive refrains dealing with “inner beauty”? Well, I wish someone would have told the ‘80s about that! By the time the middle ‘80s rolled around, cars were starting to emerge from the morass of the Automotive Dark Ages […]

Some Tanks I Get… You’re Welcome!

It’s fun to put a lot of similar things together and see what they all look like within their own context. This is even more the case when you realize that you have actually amassed a number of similar things and didn’t even mean to. For me, that can definitely be said of Matchbox airplanes, […]

What Has Four Doors and Fails?

Well, the answer to that question is actually more difficult to pin down than it may seem, since the world has seen a veritable plethora of terrible cars. However, there are some cars that, when you see them, you do have to wonder: “What? Who thought of THAT?” One of those cars, I’m sure it’s […]

Sierra Update 1: All Things “Go”

They say you have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Well, that assumes you’re not politically connected or independently wealthy… However, for our purposes, I think it’s safe to assume that the old words are wise indeed. I often start with the body of a car, and while I actually did […]

What has two wings and an engine?

If you’re thinking: “Hey, he’s never done a biplane before, that’s cool! Something new!”, well, you’re wrong. I do have biplanes, and I’ll get to them eventually, but this is not the day. However, I am talking about a very unusual and hard to find kit, and that is a Tamiya kit that has a […]