Saturday, May 23, 2015

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - MAT’S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM

A GOOD READ coming soon will be MAT’S MARVELLOUS MODEL MUSEUM, an interest-packed book that takes you on a guided tour through Mat Irvine’s incredible treasure-trove of scale models.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

STAR WARS CR90 - PRIDE OF THE CORELLIAN ENGINEERING CORPORATION



Here is a VERY detailed unboxing and full content review, featuring the powerful CR90 blockade runner space craft from Star Wars.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

AUTOMODELLISMO MINIATURE CAR SHOW TOMORROW SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015

SCALE CAR FANS have their annual treat at the HaMeX miniature vehicles show, held at Hanslope, UK. There will be the usual mix of beautifully crafted autos.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS - AND A 1:25 SCALE HUDSON HORNET


THIS IS A NEAT CONVERSION from resin manufacturer Jimmy Flintstone Studios, based on the Moebius Models 1:25 scale1953 Hudson Hornet. This creates a Flower Car, a type often seen accompanying American funeral processions.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

REVELL X-WING IN SPACE



NEVER SAY THAT STAR WARS fans are short of ideas when it comes to scoring movie tickets.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

CHICAGO TOY FAIR 2015 REPORT - aka THE KANE COUNTY TOY SHOW DOSSIER


THE 2015 CHICAGO TOY FAIR (though everyone still calls it the Kane County Toy Show) was held a couple of weeks ago at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Chicago. It was blessed with fine weather this year, and five of us turned up there bright and early, at 8 o’clock sharp.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AMAZING MINI STRANDBEEST KIT - JUST BLOW GENTLY AND IT WALKS ON BY

WE FEATURED THE DELIGHTFUL wind-powered Strandbeest, created by Dutch artist Theo Jansen. And now a Strandbeest is available as a kit from Gakken, a highly regarded Japanese publisher.

Friday, May 1, 2015

BIG 1:6 SCALE ROBOT B9 FROM THE ‘LOST IN SPACE’ TV SERIES


THE ROBOT B9 FROM THE 1960s TV series 'Lost in Space' is one of the best-known screen robots, though its role often seemed to consist mainly of flailing its arms around, while intoning the warning, “Danger, danger, Will Robinson.” However, Robot B9 is an iconic design and one that’s welcome as a 1:6 scale kit from Moebius Models.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEVER SAY DIE - BLUE BEETLE RETURNS AS THE BLUE BANDITO 1:24 SCALE MONOGRAM CUSTOM CAR

THIS IS ONE OF Monogram’s classic 1:24 scale Hot Rod kits, originally released in 1964 as the Blue Beetle, but now renamed the ’29 Ford Street Rod Blue Bandito.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

TOMORROWLAND: A WORLD BEYOND



THIS TRAILER FOR TOMORROWLAND: A WORLD BEYOND marks the movie as one that we're looking forward to very much.

Disneyland visitors may recall that Tomorrowland was an important part of the original California theme park, and to lure you in, a third-scale Moonliner stood on its three landing legs, resplendent in the red-and-white markings of TWA (Trans World Airlines).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PONY CAR REVIVAL - 1:25 SCALE FORD MUSTANG-BASED MALCO GASSER FROM MPC


This is an MPC reissue of a 1:25 scale drag racer kit, “Ohio” George Montgomery’s Malco Gasser. The Gasser is based on a 1969 Mustang, but the body shape is where the resemblance ends, as everything else is pure dragster.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

EARTH vs THE FLYING SAUCERS: WE COME IN PEACE - NOT!


Atlantis Models seems to be vying for the title of ‘model company making the most saucers’, with this latest UFO addition, the Attack Saucer from the 1956 movie Earth vs. The Flying Saucers.

Monday, April 20, 2015

RAY MEYERS, A TALENTED SCULPTOR BEHIND AURORA FIGURE KITS


RAY MEYERS, who sculpted Aurora figure kits in the 1960s and 1970s, passed away on April 7, 2015. Meyers’ deft hands gave Aurora models incredible detail and when they were assembled, an appearance of hugely realistic and dynamic motion.

Monday, April 13, 2015

ADIOS TO SHERIFF ROSCO COLTRANE FROM THE DUKES OF HAZZARD



The modelling world lost one of its ‘characters by association’ with the death of American actor James Best on April 6, 2015. The modelling association is that although Best featured in over 40 movies and appeared in nearly 300 episodes of various TV series, it is one of the latter, The Dukes of Hazzard, for which he will almost certainly be best remembered.

Friday, April 10, 2015

COLLECTING VINTAGE PLASTIC MODEL AIRPLANE KITS


HERE'S A GOOD-LOOKING BOOK that's of interest to any kit enthusiast, and particularly if you have a pile of unbuilts keeping a corner of the house warm.