Monday, February 19, 2018

DID HEAVY METAL INSPIRE ELON MUSK'S TESLA IN SPACE?


ANYONE WHO SAW the SpaceX Falcon Heavy lift off on February 6, 2018, must have enjoyed the sight of Elon Musk's old Tesla Roadster in orbit, complete with its Starman passenger.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

GARBAGE MUSIC BAND IN THE BACK OF A 1:24 SCALE MONOGRAM CUSTOM TRUCK KIT

THIS 1:24 SCALE GARBAGE TRUCK KIT FROM MONOGRAM is a custom design that only ever existed as a model kit, never being built as a full-size machine. 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

RICHARD PETTY'S PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE DAYTONA 500 WINNER

A CLASSIC NASCAR RACER FROM 1964 is released by AMT.

1:32 SCALE BUCHER Bu 131D BIPLANE FROM ICM OF UKRAINE


THE BUCHER BU 131D JUNGMANN IS ANOTHER LARGE SCALE kit of an aircraft dating from the mid-1930s. It would sit nicely next to the recently-released Polikarpov I-16 to the same scale.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SCIENCE-FACT OUTPERFORMS SCIENCE-FICTION, AS FALCON HEAVY BLASTS INTO DEEP SPACE



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL AT SPACEX for successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket on its first test flight. And seeing those two Falcon boosters make a near-simultaneous landing after their mission was amazing.

Monday, February 5, 2018

STAR WARS MODEL FANS HEADS-UP: TRAILER FOR 'SOLO' SHOWS NEW SPACESHIP DESIGNS



SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY LOOKS LIKE A MUST-SEE movie this summer. And for sci-fi model makers, it'll be another cornucopia filled with fantasy techno to keep us busy nights.

'PACIFIC RIM UPRISING' OPENS DOOR FOR SCI-FI SCENES USING BANDAI JAEGER ROBOTS

ROBOT LOVERS REJOICE because Pacific Rim Uprising, the second movie in the monsters from the deep franchise is due for release soon.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EXPLORER 1: THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL UNITED STATES SATELLITE, LAUNCHED INTO SPACE 60 YEARS AGO


THE US LAUNCHED ITS FIRST successful artificial satellite, Explorer 1, on January 31, 1958. By February 1, it was in orbit, becoming the third satellite, after the Soviet Sputnik 1 and Sputnik 2.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

DOUGLAS A-26B INVADER: 1:48 SCALE LIGHT ATTACKER FROM REVELL



THE DOUGLAS A-26B INVADER FROM REVELL makes a good addition to a 1:48 scale combat aircraft collection.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BALLAST MAGIC HELPS A CALIFORNIA DIORAMA LOOK PERFECT



SOLVING A MODELLING PROBLEM sometimes comes from a different direction. In this case, with a product called Ballast Magic.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

MEL'S CLASSIC DRIVE-IN DINER FROM THE MOVIE 'AMERICAN GRAFFITI'


THIS 1:87 SCALE MEL’S DRIVE-IN KIT will please model makers and movie buffs alike, as it features the famed restaurant seen in the classic 1973 movie American Graffiti.