Saturday, January 24, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Labels: 1953 Studebaker
Monday, January 19, 2015
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN model kit companies weren’t averse to bringing in some star names to help push sales, which we saw in an old bound volume of RAF Flying Review magazine, which was loaded with ads for kits old and new.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
GRAZING THROUGH A BOUND VOLUME of old aviation magazines recently, we came across rare treasure in the form of ads for some barely remembered models and kits. With some scratching of memory cells, some did seem familiar, but we had to work hard to track down the story behind a full-page advert for the 'Vapour Trails' range of model aircraft.
Labels: Vapour Trails
Thursday, January 15, 2015
FOLLOWING THE EXCELLENT CITROEN 2CV VAN KIT released recently, Ebbro has now come up with two 1:24 scale kits, representing that other icon of 20th Century French motoring, the Renault 4, first introduced in 1961.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
GRANDPA MUNSTER HAS FINALLY stirred out of his coffin long enough to allow Moebius to finish his likeness in 1:9 scale model form. The box top (above) features Al Lewis, the actor who played Grandpa Munster.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
MPC MOONSCOPE LUNAR ROVER POSTSCRIPT - WHY DID THE ORIGINAL BARRIS DESIGN FEATURE SIX WHEELS INSTEAD OF FOUR?
MPC kits that have featured both six and four wheels.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
HERE'S A BRILLIANT piece of video on the making of Space: 1999.
It's just loaded with fascinating footage, including a righteous concentration on getting rid of the shine on those pesky suspension wires. Enjoy.
Monday, January 5, 2015
After Thunderbirds, arguably the second most popular Gerry Anderson production was the live-action TV series Space: 1999, originally aired from 1975-77. The series was based around the unlikely premise that the Moon was knocked out of its orbit round the Earth, to become a wanderer in space.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Here’s a neat little item that was first displayed at the 2014 Scale Model World show in Telford, UK. The 1:35 scale Taxi de la Marne was released by French manufacturer Mach 2, to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
HO HO HO - ’TIS THE SEASON TO MAKE MODELS OF SANTA, AND TO WISH ALL OUR READERS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND SPLENDID FESTIVE BREAK
HERE’S A QUESTION you could ask a fellow model maker: “Has there ever been a model kit made of Santa Claus?
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
HERE'S AN UNUSUAL and delightful kit to look forward to, a 1:48 scale Albion AM463 refueller truck. When assembled, the Albion should be suitable for any diorama featuring British warplanes of World War II.