Scale Model News wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous 2012.
And then we'll be back tomorrow and beyond with news of... a stunning ultra-large scale World War II fighter with amazing interior detail... a science-fiction flying cop car... a NASA hot-rod... and much, much more...
But for now, enjoy today's New Year Slide Show!
Here's Mat Irvine in his scale model kit-packed studio to wish you all the best for 2012. And (below) a boxful of miniature X-series goodness, all made by Mat.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Mekon, here he is in a collected Dan Dare volume (below). As created and illustrated by science-fiction legend Frank Hampson, he was a nasty little vat-bred critter, constantly trying to conquer the Universe.
But luckily for the peace-loving citizens of the galaxy, the melon-headed monster was always outwitted by his human nemesis, Space Fleet hero Dan Dare and his chums.