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… And Thank You, for Your Support!

Sometimes, a weapon is so big and cumbersome that just getting it up and into position isn’t enough to make it work. Not everything is just point and shoot, and this applied ever-so-truly to early tactical rocket systems. (What? What did YOU think I was talking about?) A perfect example of this was the US […]

Improved? Yes. Enough? No.

The evolution of armoured warfare during the Second World War saw tanks evolve from lightly armed and armoured scouts and infantry supports to become massively armed and armoured battlefield titans. This was the case for most combatants’ tanks, at least. However, Japan’s requirements and particular war situation didn’t result in this. Thus, even their “Kai” […]

Mustang? Probe-ably not!

While it never replaced the Mustang, the Ford Probe GT, first issued in 1989, was a popular sporty car that did well for Ford and gave people something fun and a bit futuristic to toot around in. With a turbocharged engine and smooth lines, the Probe GT was well-suited to takeon its rivals like Daytonas […]

The Detail is IN the box, but not on it!

The old adage of not judging a book by its cover is sound. Sometimes, some of the most interesting things are found in the most ¬†unlikely, or least attention-grabbing places! A perfect example of that is the Revell 1/25 1964 Chevy C/K Fleetside. With clean but not-overly-exciting styling and a box so boring it makes […]

How Devious are You?

That was the heart of the question behind the ad campaign for Xevious, a video arcade game from the early 1980s. This game was so popular in Japan that is spawned many sequals, and even led to the model company WAVE issuing a commemorative kit of Solvalou, the main fighter the player uses in the […]

Panzer II, Low Countries 0

What kind of a score is that? Well, it’s the score from the European front in 1940, of course! The Panzer II helped blast a path through Western Europe (then Africa and Russia) despite its failings and overall weakness. This do-it-all little stopgap fought everywhere until it became brutally apparent that it was no match […]

Mainstream, Short-Run Back-Breather!

One thing you have to give Chinese modelling companies credit for is exploring subjects that most companies won’t touch. This includes many foreign subjects as well as esoteric ones much closer to home. A perfect example of this is the 1/72 Trumpeter F-107 Ultra Sabre. The Ultra Sabre was North American’s attempt to continue it’s […]