Articles for the ‘Recent Kits - Reviews and Interviews’ Category

The 1/350 SS Normandie Modeling Project

Monday, October 31st, 2016

By Alan Bussie & Ken Friend   We are happy to announce that Oldmodelkits.com has received exclusive license from the French Line to produce and sell the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner model kit!  The first batch are ready to ship.  These are limited run kits in resin with photoetched details. Photo of ... Read the rest of the article...

1/48 Scale Northrop F-15A Water Bomber/Fire Tanker from the Great Wall Hobbies P-61 Black Widow

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Return to kits for sale By Steven Krick History This build represents the Northrop F-15A Water Bomber, serial number N9768Z.  This aircraft was built originally as serial number 45-59300, which was the first production F-15A Reporter.  59300 was the only F-15A to survive into the mid 1960’s.  It was used for NACA/NASA ... Read the rest of the article...

Moebius Models reissues of Aurora “Monster Scenes” -The Pain Parlor and Gruesome Goodies

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Return to kits for sale By Justin Humphreys © Justin Humphreys - 2010 Who was the marketing savant who decided to put “pain” in a kid’s toy’s name? Does Barbie drive a Pain Ferrari? Would the Great Garloo have sold better if Ideal had called him The Big Green Pain Demon? Has Wham-O ... Read the rest of the article...

Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde- Aurora Monster Kit reissue by Moebius Models

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Return to kits for sale By Justin Humphreys © Justin Humphreys - 2010 For the last seventeen years, model kit aficionados have seen a steady stream of superb replicas of Aurora Plastics’ iconic styrene monsters, from warhorses like the Frankenstein Monster to heretofore un-reissued rarities like Dracula’s Dragster. But one of Aurora’s ... Read the rest of the article...

From Mexico to Venus with Paul Schiola-Ultratumba Productions’ Mastermind Speaks!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Return to kits for sale By Justin Humphreys © Justin Humphreys - 2008 Please note that this interview with Paul Schilola took place in 2008.  Ultratumba ceased production in 2009. - Alan Bussie Over two decades after his death, the delightfully lurid cinematic monstrosities of creature creator (creaturist?) Paul Blaisdell remain perennially ... Read the rest of the article...