Tag Archives: Airfix
What Has Four Pounds and Biplanes?
If that sounds like a trick question to you, then you can imagine how I felt! This box-full-o-awesome arrived at my door just a week or so ago from my excellent friend Alan. He said he had some kits he thought I might like, and knowing my penchant for the weirdly awesome, he gathered together […]
One Man’s Trash is Another’s WHIF
Quite probably one of the worst kits I have ever owned is the Heller-Airfix 1/72 Bf-109G. This hunk of scrap wasn’t even a very good kit back in the day when it was made, let alone 50+ years later. However, the fact it’s so cruddy also makes it very, very useful. For what? Yes, maybe […]
Five If By Mail
How exciting is it to be told you’re getting a surprise in the mail? It’s very exciting, especially when you know that the surprise is model kits, and that the person sending them has a pretty good read on what it is that you appreciate in a kit. Of course you out there know that […]
Swift maybe, but still not all there!
When the engineers at Supermarine (producer of the legendary Spiftire) tried to rescue their oh-so portly and pedestrian Attacker from utter mediocrity, they did so by adapting what was all the aeronautical rage at the time; swept wings and tricycle landing gear. While this may not sound like much of a stretch, it was, and […]
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 […]
In Defiance of Good Sense
The crucible of war is the most severe test of any military technology or tactic. History is full of new ideas and inventions that have changed the face of battle, and it is just as full of those that got chewed up and spit out. To fail in battle is fatal, but it does make […]
A Good Hour, but not Their Finest!
So I stirred up something of an internet bee’s nest when I dared to proclaim that there were issues with the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22 in my Out of Box review of said kit. Now I’ve gotten the kit finished and am ready, Charlie Brown-like, to take another kick at the football! Check out the […]
Somewhere… but not over THAT Rainbow!
Man, sometimes, you just have to wonder what the heck people are thinking. Case and point: the 308 GT Rainbow from Ferrari and Bertone. This is a car so ugly it’s… UGLY! Check out the Out Of Box review for the 1/24 MPC boxing of this automotive misanthropy!
New Dog, Same old Tricks
The resurrection of Airfix held great promise, and many, including hardcore Airfix haters like myself, were intrigued with their newest releases. One such release was the bubbletopped Spitfire F.22, one of the last Spits. Unfortunately, while it looks nice, this is a new dog that has learned all the bad old tricks from Airfix’s very […]
Don’t Knock It Until You’ve Tri-ed It!
After that, you’re free to knock it around as much as you want! Check out the ancient (and best left forgotten) 1/72 Airfix Ford 5-AT Trimotor, painted up as the one impressed by the RAF in 1940!