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Build: Fairy Castle

Build: Fairy Castle

It is with thanks to a very generous member of the Metal Earth models facebook group that I get to present my very first Picture Kingdom build, the Fairy Castle. I happened to notice a post about an extra model, commented on it to help direct the member to the appropriate location for sales posts, […]

Two Bits of News

Two Bits of News

One slightly delayed, one fresh off the press. Late last week, Piececool added the Garuda Coronet model, and just tonight, Metal Earth added the F/A-18 Super Hornet to the coming soon page. The Super Hornet was teased in a recent Metal Earth Newsletter (as well as on the back of another aviation model), but now […]

Checklists Revived! (And Improved)

Checklists Revived! (And Improved)

It’s alive! I mean, they’re alive! But not really. Because they are inanimate, non-physical collections of ones and zeros. But you get my point. After much more time than it should have taken, I have finally restored my Metal Earth and Piececool Checklists to function properly. I’ve had to relocate them to a new home, […]

Build: Wild West Revolver

Build: Wild West Revolver

So, I know it’s not a sci-fi blaster or anything, but I just really, really want to start this review by saying “Pew-Pew-Pew! Pew-Pew! Pew!” Of course, I have to limit it to just those six pews, because reloading, and this isn’t a movie. Alright, silliness aside, my latest build here is the Wild West […]

Piececool: New and Old News

Piececool: New and Old News

If you like paper cranes, then you’ll want to read this post. And if you like stale news that I forgot to post about, I’ve got something in here for you, too! All of it from Piececool, and some may already be available. For the old news, I’ve gotta tell you about the Shen Lou […]

Coming Soon: Buckbeak!!!!

Coming Soon: Buckbeak!!!!

Okay, so… obviously I’m excited. But even for people who are not Potterheads, you have to admit that the feathered models that Metal Earth and Piececool have released are generally some of the more gorgeous ones. Ironically, when Metal Earth asked what other flying creatures people might want, this (and Fawkes, the phoenix) were top […]

Build: Tenyo AT-ACT, Color Mod

Build: Tenyo AT-ACT, Color Mod

Well, I was finally able to get it for a good price. I don’t often get Tenyo models, because the price + shipping from Japan makes them rather expensive (I still want to get the Buzz Lightyear model someday). But I came across this model for not a terrible price, and since it’s both Star […]

Survey: To Rage or Not to Rage

Survey: To Rage or Not to Rage

Over the years of building these models, I’ve noticed that there are generally two camps when it comes to reactions to things not going well with a build: rage quitters and the doggedly stubborn. Of course, there are also those that cross over, depending on the scenario. I, myself, fall into the doggedly stubborn group, […]