Friday, June 16, 2017

MAKING MATCHBOX TOYS HALF A CENTURY AGO



COURTESY PATHE FILMS here’s a look at the early years of this famous brand.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

INCOMING: SMALLSPACE 6: 40 YEARS OF K-9, THE ROBODOG



HEADSUP TIME for your diary. Stardate: Sunday July 16 is the countdown date for the sixth Smallspace Show.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SCALE MODELS: ARE YOU A BUILDER OR A COLLECTOR? OR IS THERE A THIRD WAY?

THE SCALE MODEL PASSION divides pretty neatly into two worlds - the craft-driven hobby of scale modelling, and the collector-driven desire for a ready-built collection. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

SCALE MODEL NEWS AT THE SHIZUOKA HOBBY SHOW 2017, JAPAN



FROM THE EXCELLENT folks at Hobby Link Japan, here's a report from the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017. Lots of build-worthy stuff to see - enjoy.

Monday, May 8, 2017

STARSKY AND HUTCH ‘STRIPED TOMATO’ FORD GRAN TORINO SPORT: AN ALTERNATIVE SET OF WHEELS?

WHEN THE ORIGINAL TV SERIES STARSKY AND HUTCH was being made, the producers needed suitable wheels for David Starsky (Paul Michael Glazer), who drove the car. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

SPECTACULAR WORKING MODEL ROLLER COASTER



THIS FULLY FUNCTIONAL scale model of a classic wooden roller coaster was made by YouTuber Adam Throgmorton.


Monday, April 24, 2017

CITROEN DS 19: A FRENCH GODDESS FROM EBBRO OF JAPAN


AND ABOUT TIME TOO!  It’s taken 60 years for a 1:24 scale Citroen DS 19 to be released - and it’s not from Heller of France, but from Ebbro of Japan.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:25 SCALE BATMOBILE, AS FEATURED IN ‘SUICIDE SQUAD’ MOVIE

THE SUICIDE SQUAD BATMOBILE KIT comes from the 2016 movie, and is a repackaged version of the existing Moebius Models 1:25 scale Batmobile, as issued for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Friday, April 14, 2017

STAR WARS 'THE LAST JEDI' FIRST OFFICIAL TRAILER

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY IN HOLLYWOOD and the new Star Wars teaser-trailer is already here. The countdown begins for the latest movie in the long-running saga, called The Last Jedi.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ORIGAMI ARTIST: SCIENTIST TURNS PAPER MODEL CREATOR



A QUARTER CENTURY AGO, physicist Robert Lang worked on laser technology at the US space agency, NASA. Things changed in 2001, when Lang left his job in order to follow his childhood interest, the paper-folding art of origami.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VISIT TO THE PEGASUS HOBBIES MEGASTORE

PEGASUS HOBBIES is billed as the largest hobby store in southern California (SoCal), and having walked all the aisles, I can confirm the statement is true.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

CLASSIC SABRE JET FROM AIRFIX


YOUTUBER TOM GRIGAT"S stop-frame video builds are hypnotically excellent. And here's another one for you, of the Airfix 1:72 scale F-86F Sabre.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MINIATURE WINDMILL ADDS REALISM TO SCALE MODEL DIORAMAS



WE RAN ACROSS an old Airfix windmill kit in an antique shop recently. The kit was one of the Trackside Series range, all produced to model rail 00/H0 scale.