Tag Archives: Arii

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 […]

Five Kits, But Only 15 Wheels!

For many, when they think of the cars of the “fabulous Fifties”, images wild colours, acres of chrome, and fins that would make the Panavia Tornado jealous, are what spring immediately to mind. To them, I say “Bah!” That’s waaay to normal for here at the Lagoon. However, there were other parts of the world […]

Arii’s Sad Flak-Failing

Just like with the monkey’s paw, sometimes, what you get is not quite what you asked for. I was hoping to one day find a 1/76 Flakpanzer IV “Wirbelwind” so I could add it to my 1/76 armour collection. Well, I did, but the result wasn’t as happy as I thought it would be. While […]