Category Archives: Periods – Science fiction

Review of HALO Urban Warthog model

Jonathan Aird likes this model of a lightly armed and armored fighting vehicle. The review is on the Reviews page.

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A robot? Or what?

By Rob Morgan I was in the pound shop and found these hooks, but I didn’t need any hooks. Four for a pound and made by a German company, Powerfix. I thought they could add something to my science fiction … Continue reading

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Some uses for aliens

By Rob Morgan This one isn’t the best of photos, but I was in the local “Pound Shop” buying crayons and colouring booksfor my granddaughter. Next to them were racks of “toys,” poor quality for the most part, but I … Continue reading

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Fast and Furious Ripsaw model review

Jonathan Aird reviews an AFV-like vehicle from Mattel that can be used in several ways, depending on the scale of figures it’s matched with. The review is on the Reviews page.

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Steam Punk and the USS Galena

By Rob Morgan The USS Galena gunboat design was not one of the great successes of the Federal Navy, I’ll admit. Attractive, of course, with the awesome tumble home and quite powerfully armed as, essentially, a broadside ironclad. Never destined … Continue reading

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Review of Star Wars AT-AT and snowspeeder models

Jonathan Aird reviews more Hot Wheels offerings from the new Star Wars movies and finds these to be out of scale. It’s on the Reviews page.

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A solar system for wargamers?

By Rob Morgan The scientific name for this is an Orrery, but as this is largely plastic and less than mechanical, I won’t be pedantic. I still operate on the principle founded by the late Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, one of … Continue reading

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Review of Star Wars Imperial AT-ACT cargo walker

Jonathan Aird finds another Hot Wheels model from the latest Star Wars movies. His review, with photos, is on the Reviews page.

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Review of Hot Wheels – Resistance X-Wing Fighter

Jonathan Aird finds an X-wing model — upgraded from the original 1977 version — at a ridiculously cheap price. His review and photos are on the Reviews page.

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Review of Star Wars snow speeder model

Jonathan Aird finds a useful 1/72 model of another Star Wars vehicle. It’s on the Reviews page.

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