Faust added a topic in All the RestOne big prize!Just like in the now-classic Christmas movie “A Christmas Story”, I too am the recipient of a “Major Award”! While it might not be the hoped-for bowling alley, and it isn’t a leg lamp (kind of a shame, I know…) it is awfully cool.
I entered the Gundam Mid-Year Campaign 2015, and was lucky enough to be a winner in the contest! I won a set of 20 (Yes, 20!) Build Fighters Try kits. While some might criticize the show as being a big commercial for kits, I’ll say this; it works! The kits are beautiful, right on par with any other Bandai offering, and getting a 17lb box of models in the mail is just freakin’ sweet.
The only hard part was the waiting. I won in August, 2015, and just got these in the mail on January 26, 2016! Good things come to those that wait, I guess!
Check out the box of awesomeness here:
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Faust added a topic in All the RestMatchbox M16 halftrack done!One thing I like about modelling as a hobby is that it always gives me a chance to try something new. In this case, that’s building armour! I’m not really an armour builder by “trade”, but I do find tanks and fighting vehicles very interesting.
I have been scared off by the complexity of armour kits in general, but then I found some old 1/76 Matchbox kits! With their small size and cool diorama bases, I figured I could get some practice on weathering and doing groundwork, all at the same time!
So, here’s what is actually my second piece of armour in recent times, the old M16 “meat chopper” from Matchbox.
Please let me know what you think, and I’d really appreciate feedback since I’m new at this and would love to hear how to get better!
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Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & ReviewsWhen Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of boxYou know how, at this time of year, there’s a big push for “out with the old, in with the new”? Well, certainly you MUST have known that I would do just the opposite!
Just in time for New Years, then, I thought I’d treat everybody to a great remind of just how far we’ve come from some of our darker days in motoring history. Nothing makes the past look better than distance, but it’s still going to take a few years to make anyone miss, pine for or maybe even forgive this horrible little toad of a car: The Daewoo Lemans!
Remember when the great LeMans nameplate got stuck onto a horrible sputtering little Korean junkbox? If not, you will when you check out the out of box like below! Have a peek, and be glad that, with each passing day, ever fewer of these things can be seen on the roads!
Happy New Year!
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Faust added a topic in Diecast and Resincast ModelsDinky Corporal Launcher - The Ultimate Christmas Present!There’s always that one massive “mega toy’… the really expensive and complicated one that everybody wants, but almost no kid gets.
When it comes to Military Dinky Toys from the 1960s, that title goes to Dinky No. 666, the Corporal Missile Transporter. As Britain’s first tactical nuclear weapon, this rocket system was a big deal, and Dinky made sure to commemorate it with a first-rate, and exceptionally expensive, toy.
When I was little, I’d seen pictures of it in my uncle’s old catalogues, and wished he’d been more into military stuff. I figure’d that’d be the only way I’d ever get to see one. Well, my brother proved me wrong, and for Christmas a few years ago got me one.
So, in the spirit of the Season, I thought I’d share one of the coolest Christmas presents ever, in any age.
Have a great holiday, everyone, and remember: Duck and Cover!
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Faust added a topic in All the RestFarpro Saiun - All done!Well, after a bit of time away to work on some other stuff, I managed to get back to the Farpro Saiun that I was getting closer to finishing.
I can say that while the Saiun is a very attractive plane, the Farpro kit needs a bit of work to get it to do the real airframe justice. Still, with a bit of work and some patience, I think I got this old chestnut actually looking pretty darn good.
I love to see what I can manage to do with an older kit. I like to see if I can make an old kit look like a new kit, or at least not look quite so out of place on a show table!
Check out the fruit of my labour, and let me know what you think! Thanks!
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