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Life-Like’s Own Off-White Streak

The early days of motoring saw a great number of companies start, and fail. Dreamers, tinkerers, engineers and outright charlatans competed in what would prove to be the most cutthroat industry that mankind has ever seen. So many fell by the wayside, but a few have survived. One of those, perhaps amazingly, is Buick. Back […]

Vintage Wheels Indeed!

Getting into new subjects is one of the most fun parts of modelling. I went from being a “modern jet guy” to a “Gundam guy” and since then have been branching out ever farther. One of the newer types of kit that I’m fascinated with are early cars. Really, anything from a horseless carriage up […]

Putting the “Kei” in Pickup

When it comes to making small vehicles for all occasions, the Japanese Auto Industry of the late ’50s and early ’60s really had it dialled in. From tiny little micro sedans and vans to itty-bitty Kei-class pickup trucks, Mazda, Daihatsu and their ilk had the emerging Japanese consumerist public covered! One of the stranger (at […]

White Tires… Black Truth

The sad truth is that humans are adaptable. Why is this sad? Well, it means that we can come to terms with, and even embrace, situations and/or environments that may be significantly sub-optimal. And, let’s face it, not much screams “sub-optimal” louder and with less taste than the Automotive Dark Ages. A perfect case in […]

A Fancier Shade of Fail

Luxury isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. A perfect example of this is the Mercury LN-7. The LN-7 was an attempt to create an upmarket sporty coupe for Mercury dealers to sell to young, sporting and better-off people. Unfortunately, it was based on the anemic, crampedly-useless and bizarrely styled EXP. How do you […]