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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Build: Droid Pack Threepio

Build: Droid Pack Threepio

As promised, I did finish building the C-3PO from the Disney Parks exclusive Droid Pack. Honestly, when I first saw the paint modification for this (at least as shown on the packaging), I was not impressed. I just didn’t like how it looked, to be honest. Having built it now, I have a different opinion. […]

This Is Long Overdue…

This Is Long Overdue…

I mean, really, I should have done this a long time ago, right? I decided to build my latest Threepio build in an out-of-order sort of way, constructing all the extremities and torso sections without connecting them all, just so I could take a photo of Threepio in a pile of parts. Then, when sharing […]