Airfix

10 Dec 18
Adventures in Plastic

I saw this kit in a model shop in Barnstable and as it was only £10 I thought I would buy it as a practice kit to try out some new methods. To be honest I wasn’t expecting great things from it but I was pleasantly surprised how well it went together.  This was also […]

10 Dec 18
Puppet Place News

An interview by puppeteer Josh Elwell with Puppet Coordinator, Andrew James Spooner, looking inside the new Gerry Anderson’s ‘Firestorm‘.   Andy, you are the Puppet Coordinator on the new production of ‘Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm’, an amazing new pilot minisode has just been released and it has got fans fizzing with anticipation! This short film has all […]

09 Dec 18
allan.d.man

Over the last month or so I have watched, from beginning to end, all nine seasons of the Seinfeld Show. Why? No reason. There needs to be a reason? Anyway, there is one episode in which George Costanza, perhaps the grossest, most depraved television sitcom character ever, is in a bookstore. He needs to go […]

09 Dec 18
Adventures in Plastic

Well I have just finished the Airfix 1:72 Red Arrow hawk which I bought as a practice kit I will include the build and photos in my next Blog with Pictures. So whats on the drawing board next; Well with Christmas approaching I have a few models being delivered by the fat chap in the […]

08 Dec 18
UNARMOURED

Being of a certain age, my brother and I both grew up with Sunday afternoon war films on TV, making Airfix models and playing with toy soldiers. As time passed this has morphed into a slight obsession with tanks, specifically, and WW2 history and kit generally. This growing interest in tanks led me to a […]

07 Dec 18
BookBloggerish

You shouldn’t be here. It’s too late… These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine – a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth £3,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn’t drink. Why this bottle? And […]

07 Dec 18
Adventures in Plastic

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton So, what exactly is this blog going to be about and why have I decided to start it. Well like all children of the 60’s and 70’s I used to visit shops (probably Woolworth’s) on a Saturday clutching […]

07 Dec 18
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 12/06/2018 Best Rate on12/05/2018 Adidas 4 (1) mi./$ 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Agoda 4 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Apple Store 6 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Bacon Freak Inc 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Barneys New York 8 (2) mi./$ 7 (2) mi./$ Best […]

07 Dec 18
Bloody Little Soldiers

It’s been a  year since I last inventoried the Shelf of Shame (er, technically that’s shelves-Ed) so it’s time for an update. After last winter’s Painting Challenge and a number of projects completed this year I should be well ahead compared with last December. Or I would be if more stuff had somehow not come […]

07 Dec 18
The Little World

Or ” Are You Stuck With it? “. A recent question on Phil Flory’s YouTube channel about dissolving old glue on a model kit – really old 1950’s Testor cement – was ably handled by the team of English modellers when they advised the questioner to put it away for another 50 years and wait […]

06 Dec 18
A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

Originally posted on Kyt Wright:
Answering the challenge at https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2018/12/06/daily-fun-three-9 Name Three … Things you can find in a garbage/rubbish/trash can beginning with the letter D? Damaged dish, a discarded disc and dogmess (best not look in my bin)! Things that can be found floating on the wind? Dandelion clocks, paper bags, the answer my…

06 Dec 18
Kyt Wright

Answering the challenge at https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2018/12/06/daily-fun-three-9 Name Three … Things you can find in a garbage/rubbish/trash can beginning with the letter D? Damaged dish, a discarded disc and dogmess (best not look in my bin)! Things that can be found floating on the wind? Dandelion clocks, paper bags, the answer my friend. Things in a river […]

06 Dec 18
toyland hobby modeling magazine

McDonnell Douglas FGR2 Phantom 1:72 Schemes: 1) XV466 D, No1435 FLT, RAF Mount Pleasant November 1991 2) FGR.2 XV469 H 2 Squadron June 1976 3) FGR.2 Phantom XV408 92 Squadron RAF Germany   As the Royal Air Force were looking to update their strike and close air support capabilities in the 1950s and 60s, they […]

06 Dec 18
Mike Pigott's Diecast Toys & Models

Mike Pigott looks at a range of diecast Captain Scarlet models from 1993 produced by a little-known British toy company called Vivid Imaginations. When Thunderbirds was re-broadcast on British TV in 1991, it led to a new wave of Thunderbirds-mania, with a huge range of toys and merchandise released. At this time, Matchbox gained the […]

06 Dec 18
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 12/06/2018 Best Rate on12/05/2018 Adidas 4 (1) mi./$ 1 mi./$ Best Rate History Agoda 4 mi./$ 3 mi./$ Best Rate History Apple Store 6 pt./$ 3 pt./$ Best Rate History Bacon Freak Inc 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Barneys New York 8 (2) mi./$ 7 (2) mi./$ Best […]

05 Dec 18
Pound Store Plastic Warriors

Or “Where did you get that tat, where did you get that style?” Regular reader CT asked in the comments section, after reading my link to the DeathZap! Blog post: “Where on earth do you find this stuff? Please answer in your blog”  Answer 1: Portal sites Where I find interesting new sites featuring Pound […]

05 Dec 18
A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

My Father In Reflection