Tag Archives: Tamiya

Euro-Style that is both Euro, and Style!

Trying to look European has long been a dream of North American car makers. I can’t really say I get why; if you compare a ’69 Renault to a ’69 GTO, I can’t help but think most people would opt for the goat. However, be that as it may, the need to have “import fighters” […]

Tamiya Sierra Update 2: A Rainbow of Greys

You know all that talk about “It’s what’s inside that counts” and the endless reams of insufferably positive refrains dealing with “inner beauty”? Well, I wish someone would have told the ‘80s about that! By the time the middle ‘80s rolled around, cars were starting to emerge from the morass of the Automotive Dark Ages […]

Sierra Update 1: All Things “Go”

They say you have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Well, that assumes you’re not politically connected or independently wealthy… However, for our purposes, I think it’s safe to assume that the old words are wise indeed. I often start with the body of a car, and while I actually did […]

What has two wings and an engine?

If you’re thinking: “Hey, he’s never done a biplane before, that’s cool! Something new!”, well, you’re wrong. I do have biplanes, and I’ll get to them eventually, but this is not the day. However, I am talking about a very unusual and hard to find kit, and that is a Tamiya kit that has a […]

Swedish Suburban Sophistication – ’90s Style!

When it came to getting groceries, picking up the kids and hauling topsoil bags in the 1990’s, few cars were as useful as the station wagon. Long before SUVs took over, these extended car/van hybrids ruled the roads, and parking lots, of Suburbia. One such classic is the 1993 Volvo 850 Turbo Estate. This stylish […]

Civic: Each “C” is for “Coal Oil”

Bracketed by tasteless black rubber bumpers and featuring all the style of a shoebox, the redesigned 1985 Honda Civic was a major player when it debuted. It began the long reign of the Civic in North America, and confirmed that the Automotive Dark Ages were indeed at their depths. The Tamiya 1/24 Honda Civic is […]

Expensive for corn!

Whenever I hear the word “Buccaneer” I can’t help but think of the silly title line for this post. However, there’s nothing silly about the Tamiya 1/100 S.2/S.50 Buccaneer! Despite it’s age, the Tamiya Bucc is a nice little kit, and the fact that it can be built in SAAF colours is a nice bonus! […]

Fly Like a Pirate!

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. […]

Today is the Honda you worried about yesterday…

In North America, the Honda Civic of the mid-80’s was considered small. However, there were cars a LOT smaller than that, and this proves it! Check out the new Out Of Box review for the Tamiya 1/25 Honda Today. It’s from yesterday, but won’t be built until tomorrow. So it really is today… I think…

Scoots ahoy!

Well, a couple of people have asked for it, so, ahead of original schedule, here it is: the Suzuki Gemma 50 that came with the Skyline 2000RS. Take a peek and try and convince yourself you don’t want one. I dare you.