Tag Archives: Out of Box
We all know that the 1970’s were a weird time for the auto industry. Choking emissions standards and big bumpers were the main design points of the day, and style and performance suffered accordingly. However, AMC could be counted on to take things that wee bit further and came up with some of the oddest […]
Despite the lack of export potential, a lot of countries still like to design and build their own jet trainers. The problem with this is that very often we don’t get to have kits of these home-grown planes! Thankfully, the folks at LO Model decided that Taiwan’s AT-3 was worth the effort to kit in […]
Nearly unique in the annals of aviation history, the Supermarine Attacker was a tail dragger jet! Designed with a Spiteful’s laminar flow wing and a body that would make the Michelin Man feel svelte, the Attacker was slow and uninspiring. Because of this, the Attacker’s place in history is largely forgotten, and thus few kits […]
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. […]
Most of the time, Gundams try to be as realistic as possible, given they’re giant robots. Well, the exception is the Master Grade Perfect Gundam from Bandai! Check out the Out of Box (OOB) review of this Master Grade incarnation of the most spastic-looking MS of all! I think this is an old idea that […]
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 […]
Here’s an oddball for you! Check out one of my more recent rescues, the old Heller/Humbrol/Bobcat Harrier T.4, my newest Out of Box Review! You don’t see this kit much today, and once you read this, you’ll know why!