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Captain America - The Winter Soldier, 1/9 Scale Figure

Published: November 16, 2014
Company: Dragon Models

Making his first appearance in comic books in 1941, Captain American began fighting the Axis Powers as a patriotic superhero. Fast-forward to today and Captain America (Steve Rogers) has had his own movie, been a member of The Avengers movie, and most recently again held the main stage in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The newest release from Dragon is a replication of the… more

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Herman Munster and Grandpa Munster

Published: May 20, 2014
Company: Moebius Models

Mention “The Munsters” and instantly the vision of an odd family on Mockingbird Lane comes to mind. Fortunately Moebius has introduced two new kits to bring the 60’s family icons of Herman and Grandpa to life in a pair of kits that combine to make a nice diorama of the duo. Moebius also did a great job with the sculpts, bringing the likenesses of Fred Gwynn and Al Lewis to life.

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Rat Fink with Diorama

Published: January 11, 2014
Company: Revell, Inc.

Mention the Rat Fink and any car enthusiast, or fan of 60’s Kustom Kulture, will immediately think of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s infamous anti-hero to Mickey Mouse. Revell originally issued the Rat Fink kit character in the early/mid 60’s and has seen fit to reissue the kit again.

The kit in itself is very simple and comprised of 7 pieces. A front and back half of the the body, two feet, a… more

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V-Twin Custom Wild Chopper

Published: April 19, 2012
Company: Aoshima

This is my second encounter with an Aoshima kit. The first was many years ago with a 1/24 Nissan Skyline. This latest offering from Aoshima is a nice change of pace, as it’s an American subject in the form of a traditional chopper motorcycle. Though MRC Academy is listed as the distributor, I was unable to find anything on their site regarding Aoshima products. I did, however, find two of the… more

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller, Volume 22

Published: October 2, 2011
Company: Happy Medium Press

This is my first go-around with Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller. I’d heard of the magazine/publication, but never had the opportunity to look at one up close in my area of the country. I must say that the first thing that immediately caught my attention was that this is not a typical “magazine”, but more of a soft-cover book. The materials for the publication are very sturdy with the pages made… more

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Model Art Auto Modeling, #827, August 2011

Published: September 12, 2011
Company: Model Art

This is my first experience with Model Art publications. This issue is dated August 2011 and titled Model Art “Auto Modeling” No. 827, Vol. 24. Its main focus is on the spectacular race cars of the ’70’s Formula 1 series. The first few pages are an index of topics and noted cars of 1973-78 in succession. The first noted car is the ’73 Tyrrell Ford from that year’s championship, driven by… more

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Tritium.TG Series - Dual Action Pistol Style Airbrush, Top Gravity

Published: January 6, 2011
Company: Grex USA

I had the day off from work and had some time to spend with the Grex Tritium TG3 airbrush I recently purchased. The basic kit included the TG3 gravity-feed airbrush, three interchangeable paint cups - 2ml, 7ml, and 15ml, one needle and one crown cap. The caps are magnetized for easy on/off switch outs. The magnetic, spare needle crown cap sticks to the back of the rear handle cap - NICE… more

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Genesis.XG, and XN Series Double Action Top Gravity Fed Airbrushes

Published: January 6, 2011
Company: Grex USA

Two more green machines added to the arsenal. The basic kit included the Genesis XG ( $149.98) airbrush with a 7ml cup capacity, .3mm nozzle, and weighs in at 4.2 OZ. To assist with consistent line widths, the Genesis has a Pre-set knob at the back of the airbrush rear handle cap. Turning is clock-wise limits the trigger and how much amount of paint sprayed. Turning it counter-clockwise,… more

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'72 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Published: December 1, 2010
Company: Revell, Inc.

My latest kit for review is the new Revell’s '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Upon opening the box, the first thing I noticed was the very clean molds. The mold seams on the body were scarce and very easy to clean up. Moving on, the kit gives a few different options to build the car. First off is the choice of an automatic or manual transmission (I'll be building the manual version) which also… more