Author: George Collazo

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The cunning of the Russian Bear

When it comes to espionage and counter-intelligence in World War II, most people think of British exploits or the fake vehicles of Patton’s fictitious army group before the Normandy invasion. Today, we’ll look at a lesser-known but impressive operation performed by Soviet agents. In 1941, a Russian called Alexander Demyanov...

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Hasegawa 1/24 Taka-Q Toyota 88C Limited Edition

Designed by Hiro Fujimori, the Toyota 88C first appeared at the 1988 All Japan Sports Prototype Championship. During its debut, the 88C scored a pair of top-five placements, showing enough promise to enter that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans Race. Two 88Cs participated, each equipped with a powerful Toyota...

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Hasegawa 1/24 LANCIA DELTA HF integrale ”evolucione”

The first Delta (Tipo 831) was a five-door hatchback, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and released in 1979. Between 1980 and 1982, it was also sold in Sweden by Saab Automobile, badged as the Saab-Lancia 600. The Delta was voted the 1980 European Car of the Year. A special Delta HF...

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Win an Iconic Star Wars Ship Model Kit from Revell

Don’t miss your chance to win one of four fantastic prizes when you enter FineScale Modeler’s Star Destroyer Sweepstakes. Partnering with Fine Scale Modeler publication and Hobbico™, Revell® is giving away two Star Wars™ Imperial Star Destroyer™ model kits: One Master Series Imperial Star Destroyer 1/2700 scale paint & glue...

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Revell 1/25 Kenworth K-100 Aerodyne Kit No. 85-2514

Kenworth was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1912 by brothers George T. and Louis Gerlinger, Jr. as a car and truck dealership known as Gerlinger Motor Car Works. In 1914, they decided to build their own truck with a more powerful inline six-cylinder engine, the first put into a commercial...

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History of the bazooka

Immediately recognizable due to its name and appearance, the bazooka is one of the most iconic weapons of all time. Developed in the early 20th Century, it first saw widespread use during World War II. The development of the bazooka entailed two separate technologies: rocketry and shaped-charge warheads. Like many...

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Operation Tidal Wave

In 1943, with Soviet oil fields getting farther and farther away from Hitler’s grasp, the Third Reich’s need for fuel became a vulnerable Achilles’ heel. British war plans have already identified Germany’s hard-to-serve needs for oil as a weakness before the war and now the Allies saw a chance to...

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Ron Howard reshot Han Solo’s entire movie

Ron Howard’s work on Solo: A Star Wars Story reportedly involved reshooting just about the entire film, which may have doubled the tentpole’s budget. Over the summer, Lucasfilm shocked the entertainment industry when they fired original Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who were hired in 2015) after four...

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