Tag Archives: 1/144

Neptune’s Shrimp Fork, maybe…

Secrecy and Derring-Do are two of the hallmarks of special missions forces and the operations they undertake. Such missions are considered successful if the mission is accomplished and no one’s the wiser. However, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan, and details about the mission slip out. Sometimes, they go so off-plan, that not only […]

A Fool and His Money…

You know what they say, right? Well, a great place to separate modellers and their money is, of course, a model show’s vendor area! The HeritageCon 13 show on March 24, 2019, was no exception. Of course, it would have been foolish NOT to have snapped up the epic kits I found! For more info […]

Fly like an eagle, but walk like a Schwalg!

Even though Metal Armour Dragonar is not an anime that most people today know, it was a good show that, back in the later ’80s was intended to be the “next big thing”. To that end, Bandai made all kinds of kits from this show, including some of the “bad guy” mecha from the evil […]

Germany’s Coastal Killer

The open seas weren’t the only place for U-boats to be found wreaking havoc on shipping during WWII. To combat Allied ships in littoral waters, the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) comissioned a new class of small, advanced subs mid-war. These were the Type XXIII “Electroboats”; the shrunk-down “brown water” brothers of the larger Type XXI. Check […]

(Preda)King of the Beasts!

Well, I’m back at it. When I see one thing that reminds me of another, I just can’t stop until I’ve tried to make everyone else see it too. This time, I saw the old Transformers G1 Predaking in the Build Fighters Try “Gundam Tryon 3”. It took some re-eingineering, but I was able to […]

A Major Award!

Lady Luck can be fickle, but when she’s with you, she’s really with you. As proof, I offer this look at the HG Build Fighters Try Special Set, a prize in the Mid-Year Campaign 2015 from Bandai. There wer only 82 of these prizes available in the entire world, so I consider myself lucky to […]

Pin the Tail on the Gundam!

While it may look like “just another Gundam”, the 1/144 HG Gundam Legilis has a few things that set it apart from others bearing the Gundam name. As the final enemy protagonist in Gundam AGE, the Legilis is one of the most powerful MSs of that series, and its lean lines and aggressive styling befit […]

When One Gun Just Doesn’t Do It

Sometimes, more is better. When tangling with both the Sleeves and renegate London Bell personnel, the Federation obviously felt the same way. This lead to the ReZel Type C (Defenser-b) configuration; double the cannons and even more engines than before! Check out the final flavour of Unicorn ReZel that Bandai put out: the massively over-armed […]

Small and Late but Still Rockin’!

It took a long time to get the petite and attactive F-91 Gundam into the HGUC Lineup. The lack of Gundam F91’s success and the small size of the model meant that Bandai was in no hurry to get the F-91 onto shelves. However, now that it’s here, can we really say it was worth […]

Ones and Fours: Mig’s 1.44 in 1/144

See, I told ¬†you that was a lot of ones and fours! The Mig 1.44 was that maker’s entry into the then Soviet Union’s next fighter demonstrator competition. However, due to the fall of Communism and the end of the Cold War, the big Mig didn’t get much of a chance to strut its stuff. […]