Author Archives: adamrehorn

Swift maybe, but still not all there!

When the engineers at Supermarine (producer of the legendary Spiftire) tried to rescue their oh-so portly and pedestrian Attacker from utter mediocrity, they did so by adapting what was all the aeronautical rage at the time; swept wings and tricycle landing gear. While this may not sound like much of a stretch, it was, and […]

The Cutest Carrier Going!

Aircraft carriers are serious pieces of military hardware; they always have been. They came into their own during the furious struggle in the Pacific in WWII, and one of the most hallowed names among them is “Lexington”. The first Lexington, CV-2, fought until she finally went down in the Battle of the Coral Sea. It […]

Haulin’ in Style

When Chevy began tidying up the design of their C/K series trucks in 1962, they also began to offer more more amenaties and options, as well as more appearance upgrades. By the time the 1964 models came around, you could get all kinds of varieties of side trim, two-toning and cab options. Like all ’60s […]

Lada 2121? Niva heard of it!

There’s not a lot more obscure than Russian civilian vehicles, at least in the West! One thing that might be more obscure are Russian/Soviet die cast replicas of those same vehicles. That having been  said, the Lada model 2121 is suprisingly well-known, even in the West, albeit under the name “Niva”. A tough, somewhat ugly […]

Bandai’s Forgotten Bird-Man Battler!

When it comes to fairly obscure animes, Metal Armour Dragonar is right up there with the best of them. What started out as an attempt to replace Gundam as the reigning mech anime franchies fell flat on its face. However, it did give us some pretty cool designs, and almost everything had a jet pack! […]

’64 Chevy Fleetside Update 2: Inner Conflict

As I’ve mentioned before, the interior of a modern pickup truck is as nice as, if not nicer than, a lot of cars. Truck owners expect that they will have seats fittings that are as nice and comfortable to use as those found in even high-end automobiles, and expect nothing less than the full roster […]

Episode IV: An Old Hopeless

Some movies come and go, and some create a lasting impression so strong that it can create an entire franchise, sustainable over years or longer. For 40 years, fans the world over have been awed, entertained and downright enthralled by the veritable Empire of movies, books and TV Shows (and a horrible Christmas Special) that […]