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Putting the “Cannon” in Cannon-Fodder!

In the world of Gundam, everybody knows that the GM is the suit most likely to be destroyed in any given battle. I think it stands for “Getting Mulched” or “Give up, Man”, because these dime-a-dozen cannon-fodder Gundam wannabes usually take it to the face in the worst way possible. However, they are also amazingly […]

Two’s a Crowd

Unlike swimming, where it’s always good to go with a buddy, dogfighting is often better left to a single pilot in an appropriatley-sized aircraft. That was certainly proven to be the case by the Boulton Paul Defiant, one of two “turret fighters” put into service by the British in WWII. While it might seem cool […]

Palm ‘er or Pop ‘er? Give a Man a Hand!

If you’ve ever read anything on this site, then you know full well that I love the odd and unusual, both in terms of subject matter and the maker of the kit. While my tastes do tend to run to the esoteric, I’m not above picking up kits of more mainstream subject matter. As proof […]

Big Bird Settin’ the Pace!

Despite the 301T’s propensity to be mocked by the automotive press, the turbo-powered Trans Ams of 1980-1981 were good performers in their day. They were so good, that they were chosen to be pace cars in both years! That’s something few, if any, cars can claim. Also, the Turbo T/As didn’t need many mods, just […]

A Surprisingly Good “Jack” in the Box!

The Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden was an attempt to create an interceptor for dealing with the very real threat of heavy, high-altitude bombers. Sadly, it was only availble too late, and in too few numbers, to make much difference. That hasn’t stopped it from being kitted lots, though. One of the more unsung models of the […]

… 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” […]