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Earth vs the flying Saucers model kit

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (aka Invasion of the Flying Saucers, Flying Saucers from Outer Space, and Invasion of the Flying Saucers) is a 1956 American black-and-white science fiction film from Columbia Pictures, produced by Charles H. Schneer and Sam Katzman, directed by Fred F. Sears, and starring Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor. The film's storyline was suggested by the bestselling, non-fiction book Flying Saucers from Outer Space by Maj. Donald Keyhoe. The technical effects created

Revell 2014 Mustang GT Plastic Model Kit

Since its introduction in 1964, the GT has been the peak of the performance lineup for the famous Ford Mustang line. Even after fifty years, however, the Mustang GT still delivers the performance, the style, and the bang for your buck that the American public thirsts for. 2014 marks the final model year for the 5th generation Mustang. With incredible performance and big 5.0 liter V-8 engines, the 5th gen was one mean machine but

Monogram Armored Half Track Model Kit

The Half Track was developed from the concept of the scout car as a troop carrier and recon vehicle. Many more uses became apparent by mounting a 37 mm cannon with two .50 caliber machine guns, 75 mm and 105 mm cannons. Also built was an M16 multiple machine gun mount called a "Quad 50". The M16 mounted a M45 Maxson .50cal MG "quad" arrangement. The U.S. half-track was first used in the Philippines where several

Model Kits back at Walmart

A few years ago, we were able to get some model kits from the Walmart shelves along with Testors spray paint and the classic square bottle of enamel paint and brushes. Suddenly everything was put on clearance and the model kits were history. In reality, they didn't have a physical presence in the stores. Walmart kept selling them on-line. As part of the new toys layout of the 3rd quarter and starting to get ready

Modelcollect Models now in the USA

Good news for 1/72 scale armor model kit builders. Rick Apple from William Tell International Inc.,  -a Minneapolis, MN based company- has contacted MKR to let us know that Modelcollect Models has found a distributing home in the United States. The line begins with a beautiful set of 1/72 Russian tanks model kits like the T-72B w/ERA, TOS-1A w/T-72 Chassis, T-90,  T-90A, T-90SM MBT, TOS-1A w/Heavy Flame Thrower System. Judging by the parts count of

Hasbro V-19 Torrent Starfighter

The V-19 Torrent manufactured by Slayn & Korpi is an assault fighter with exceptional speed and maneuverability. Widely used by the Republic during the Clone Wars, the V-19 was unique in that it had folding airfoils that gave the ship added maneuverability and was armed with two blaster cannons and two concussion missile launchers. Among many of the Star Wars universe of vehicles, the V-19 Torrent Starfighter is one of my favorites. The new Revell Snap-Tite

Testors 1/48 F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles.  Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft

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