Tag Archives: Revell

Spring: When a Modeller’s Fancy Turns to LUV!

What do you do when your competition is beating you and you have nothing to use against them? Easy: Use captives! No, I’m not talking about taking hostages, but rather “captive imports”. This is precisely what the Big Three had to do in the early ’70s to fight back against the waves of light pickups […]

Monza Mania!

They say you can’t get enough of a good thing. However, if good things are in short supply, then you have to turn  your attention to what’s available. Thankfully, it seems that Chevy’s sporty-looking Monza 2+2 was available when it was needed! For reasons beyond current human understanding, everybody and his brother made a kit […]

Big Milestone… Big Van!

If I may be self-indulgent for a moment, I must admit I didn’t think I’d see the day that my little website, solely maintained and updated by myself, would ever see the magic number of a quarter million hits. To be honest, I’m very humbled and, of course, very, very pleased. As it became apparent […]

Have Gun, Will Travel!

In the days before tank destroyers and helicopters, the main anti-tank weapon was the anti-tank gun, a piece of field artillery specifically designed to kill tanks. Of course, just as had always been the case, the cannons weren’t really mobile, requiring a prime mover to get them into position and move them around the battlefield. […]

’64 Chevy Fleetside Update 2: Inner Conflict

As I’ve mentioned before, the interior of a modern pickup truck is as nice as, if not nicer than, a lot of cars. Truck owners expect that they will have seats fittings that are as nice and comfortable to use as those found in even high-end automobiles, and expect nothing less than the full roster […]

’64 Chevy Fleetside Update 1: Good Foundations

If it’s one thing that pickup truck ads are always going on and on about, it’s how tough their respective products are. Of course, in today’s world, being tough isn’t enough; luxury, power, economy and style all have to meld together. There was a time, though, when that wasn’t the case. Trucks were simpler, and […]

The Detail is IN the box, but not on it!

The old adage of not judging a book by its cover is sound. Sometimes, some of the most interesting things are found in the most  unlikely, or least attention-grabbing places! A perfect example of that is the Revell 1/25 1964 Chevy C/K Fleetside. With clean but not-overly-exciting styling and a box so boring it makes […]

Party (?) like it’s 1984!

Well, it’s finally done!  The Light Fern Metallic Citation X-11 that I’ve been working on has finally been completed, and man, is it… subdued!  The Citation X-11 notchback is a weird enough thing to make a kit of, but to make this kit into a 1984 model in such a rare and geeky colour only […]

X Marks the Spot!

The masses have spoken, and just like the automotive press of the 1980’s, they have chosen to go with Citation for the win! The Revell Citation X11  beat out its competition, but it wasn’t a total walk-away. Here’s how it broke down: 1982+ Citation X11: 41 Votes 2004 GTO: 29 Votes 1988 Beretta GTU: 25 […]

Get Out and Vote, this Notchvember!

November is a month often associated with choices. In the United States, the elections are always held in November, and for the rest of us, our choices are often centered around what weight of coat to put on or whether to try and get one more week out of our summer tires or switch, begrudgingly, […]