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When is Airfix Not Airfix?

Unboxing two Airfix kits from the early eighties. But they’re not Airfix kits. Sort of…..

All will be explained in the video.

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What’s on the Workbench?

Here’s an update on the ongoing projects on the work table.

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Unboxing Car Wars 6th Edition

The Kickstarter for Car Wars 6th Edition ended two and a half years ago, but then…. stuff happened.

So the game only shipped in the last few months, and I finally got my copy this week. This is a first look in the box, to see what I got. Playthroughs and painting videos may come later.

There’s a section of the Spinneyworld store with 1:64 scale accessories perfect for Car Wars and Gaslands if you’re interested.


South Cheshire Military Modelling Club – Model Extravaganza 2022

I haven’t been to the Crewe model show- previously South Cheshire Militaire- for years, even before Covid. But I made it this year, and I think I got every model on video.

Inner Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

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Unboxing vintage hot rod kits

Some models I found whilst searching through the stash. These three hotrod/vintage Fords were a mystery to me at first. I definitely can’t remember where I got them from (it was probably Ebay ;-P), but I’ve got a better idea what they are now. Look out for one or more of them becoming builds in the next few months.

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Sorting a Model Car Scrapyard Car Boot Sale Find

Having bought a small job lot of model cars at the car boot, I sat down and sorted them, separating them into the ones I was interested in, and a few for Ebay.

Music: Avant Jazz – Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

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The Vesperadoes Ride!

There are new videos on my YouTube channel most weeks. I’ve not been cross-posting all of them here, but I thought I’d share this one. The Vesperadoes diorama is a step up in terms of quality- both of the subject model and my filming and editing. There’s still a lot of room for improvement, but one of the reasons I’m doing videos about my builds is to get better over time.

The Vesperadoes are from Green Miniatures in Poland.


Footage and Photos from Fitted 2021

I have the luxury of not needing to own a car, being within walking, cycling or public transport distance of the places I need to be most often- with car clubs for those occasional delivery runs too big for a pannier. So, if I do buy a car, the urge to have something custom will be strong. Luckily, there are show like Fitted to give me inspiration for what that imaginary ride might look like.

This year’s show was in Manchester Convention centre, so I grabbed my camera and phone, and headed over to shoot some video and take a lot of photos. As well as the video above, there’s a photo gallery on Flickr.

While I put more pennies in the change jar to go toward a full size car (and the electric engine swap that’ll be part of my customisation plan), I can apply some of the inspiration to the contents of the model stash. I’m sure I’ve got at least one Mini waiting to be built….

Fitted 2021

The Workbench – now with video

As we all go into social distancing, it’s time to get back to the workbench.

I’ve made a couple of videos already, and I’m likely to make more. The exact timetable will be worked out as I go along, but, for now, some timelapse I shot over the last two weekends.

1- Putting some figures together, so I can practice figure painting-

2- Diving into the big box of dismantled Gundam I won on eBay, and seeing how many I can put back together-

More coming soon!


Alternative Olympics

It’s an Olympic year, and, if I’ve replaced my recently deceased TV by then, I will be watching some of the action from Tokyo. But in the mean time, it seems that YouTube wants to show me some alternative sports that didn’t make the cut.

It started with extreme gravity racing, with lots of clips of downhill carting in, mostly, Ecuador. Check out this crazy drift trike race, and tell me you wouldn’t watch a show dedicated to it.

The redneck delights of Barbie Truck Racing are positively tame compared to it.

Then, I spotted Longsword fencing. I haven’t a clue what the scoring system is. But I don’t know it for standard fencing, either.

Because I’d watched the longswords, it was suggested I have a look at Medieval Combat. Which appears to be LARPing meets car park brawl. Of course they’re playing The Final Countdown in the background, and it goes without saying that the American commentator can’t understand why the Polish crowd is cheering on the home team, rather than the USA.