I love everything about it except the wheels. Which, frankly, to me make it look like one of Hot Wheels' more "caricatured" models... which is a shame, since the majority of the build is so nicely done and authentic-looking. YMMV, clearly... bestest, M.
I think sometimes you just have to let the past be the past: an awful lot of German soldiers rode to war in a GM truck, and an awful lot of Americans bought a "Strength through Joy Wagen" in the 1960s... The Mitsubishi selling cars in the 1980s is NOT the same Mitsubishi that built the materiel for Pearl Harbor, any more than the VW that will sell you a Tiguan today is the same company that created the "peoples car"... bestest, M.
Actors: 1. Dustin Hoffman 2. Kenneth Branagh (see "Much Ado about Nothing" and "Conspiracy") 3. Glenn Close 4. James Stewart 5. Leonardo di Caprio 6. Jimmy Cagney 7. Cate Blanchett 8. Jack Nicholson 9. Robert de Niro 10. Gene Hackman Stars: 1. Marilyn Monroe 2. Sean Connery 3. George Clooney 4. Errol Flynn 5. Elizabeth Taylor 6. John Wayne 7. Julia Roberts 8. Steve McQueen 9. Paul Newman 10. Elizabeth Taylor and special mentions for: "Actor for whom I will watch any movie if he's in it": John Cusack "Actress for whom I will watch any movie if she's in it": Sigourney Weaver best, M.
A big +1 to that. And I'd maybe add: try to walk a mile in their shoes, or if you can't, at least recognise that while their shoes shoes might not fit you, they could still be a perfect fit for them. bestest, M.
That looks absolutely fabulous, Harry. So crisp and neatly detailed. I wonder how the performance compared: I suspect the little'un could run rings round the monster in a real race... Now if only they'd add a couple of similar Alfa classics to that range... All te best, M.
I'm so sorry to hear that, Harry. My thoughts are with you, and you know we're all here for you. I don't know whether there's an equivalent in the US, but these people: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/index.html were fantastically helpful to my brother-in-law, his wife, and child when she was diagnosed and treated. There are a lot of support materials generally, and good advice on how to to talk to your children about it here: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/coping/talking-about-cancer/talking-to-children With very best wishes. All the best, Matt
Guest presenting, at Ken's invitation. You know the rules: year, make and model by PM to me before end of day Friday. No reverse image search...
And that would be a 1994-1999 Caterham 21. Similar underneath to your more familiar-looking Lotus 7-alike Caterhams but with a nice curvy body on top. Sadly, also a heavier body, which did nothing for performance...
Just be aware that the Airfix kit isn't exactly 1/24, so your interior will need some adjustment to fit. Thanks to the type of construction, which is designed to be plug-compatible (see what I did there?) with a well-known make of construction bricks, it's 1/26 in one direction and 1/22.5 in the other (I can't remember which one is which). That said, it's by far the best plastic construction kit of the P1 that there is... bestest, M.
Makes me wonder... did anyone EVER successfully pull off the "Classic European styling with bulletprood American reliability?" Facel Vega, Iso Grifo or Jensen Interceptor, maybe...? The Cobra and GT40 are the ur-beasts in this respect, but the Cobra lost the European styling somewhere along the way, and the GT40 was never really homologated as a road car. I suspect there's a philosophical mis-match between American engines and European chassis, which no amount of curvy bodywork can smooth over... bestest, M.
I'm sure there were Ike Asimov stories where people were prosecuted for driving cars on "manual"... Surely the only way this works (for at least a few decades) is if the human "driver" is always responsible for the behaviour of "their" car? It's gonna be a while before cars are smarter than horses, given that the current state of AI is about at ant level, if that... The biggest factor is going to be communication, not intelligence. As Tom says, it's the ability of one vehicle to tell all the others around it if there's a problem developing. And the ability of a "cloud" computer somewhere to learn from the behaviour of all cars in the same place over months and years. To take a specific example: cruise control. In the 50s/60s, you had a cruise control that held a specific speed. By the 80s you had one that had a "default" speed that it returned to even when you speeded up or slowed down with the pedals. In the 90s my Mondeo accelerated when you pressed the gas pedal, and slowed down when you braked, and held whatever speed you ended up at. Nowadays, they use the front parking sensors (and maybe radar) to lock onto the speed of the car in front and track it. Tomorrow they'll get a feed of "I'm thinking this...." from the cars in front, and those behind, and adapt their driving style accordingly. It's still a smart robot, though... ...when they start to think "I think this guy's a bit timid, I'll overtake him, but I'm not going to be tempted into a drag race with this idiot over here..." THAT'LL be AI... bestets, M.