Tag Archives: 1/100
What’s Grey and Red and Tall All Over?
A lot of people were waiting a long time for the Master Grade Jegan to show up, and when it did, a lot of people jumped on it. I took a more conservative approach. I like the Jegan, but I already had a couple HGUC flavours, and I wasn’t really feeling the hype. The great […]
Small Arms, Big Stick
Sometimes, all a design needs is a bit of freshening up to make it look brand new. A perfect example of this are the retconned Gundam Wing redesigns done by Hajime Katoki. Taking the Endless Waltz Gundams and backdating them to “original” versions has yeilded, almost without exception, designs that are cleaner and meaner-looking than […]
Expensive for corn!
Whenever I hear the word “Buccaneer” I can’t help but think of the silly title line for this post. However, there’s nothing silly about the Tamiya 1/100 S.2/S.50 Buccaneer! Despite it’s age, the Tamiya Bucc is a nice little kit, and the fact that it can be built in SAAF colours is a nice bonus! […]
Half a Suit – Needs the Pants!
Some of the early Gundam designs aren’t exactly practical or believable, even in a Mobile Suit-centric world. One example of this is the RX-75 Guntank, which is very difficult to take seriously. Part tank, part robot, the Guntank isn’t very mobile or agile, and it can’t really engage an enemy on equal terms. This, however, […]
Fly Like a Pirate!
The Blackburn Buccaneer was an amazing aircraft in its day, striking hard and fast and low level. Equally at home over the ocean, the trees of the NATO Central Front and the bushlands of Africa, the Bucc’ is a favourite of many. Tamiya’s 1/100 Buccaneer S.2/S.50 immortalized the “easy rider” way back in the 1970s. […]