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Review Build: …And Trailer

Review Build: …And Trailer

Concluding the build of the ICONX Western Star 4900 Log Truck and Trailer, I present to you… the Trailer (and logs)! Now, you can build this puppy without the Trailer, from the Metal Earth classic-scale line, but the Trailer really completes the picture, so I suggest you go for the ICONX version. And you don’t […]

Review Build: Log Truck…

Review Build: Log Truck…

It’s been a while since I built an ICONX, so I thought it was about time. And so I’ve started on the ICONX Western Star 4900 Log Truck and Trailer, another model that Fascinations has been kind enough to send me to review. This model has been quite a detailed and intricate build, taking roughly […]

All Your Ford Are Belong To Us

All Your Ford Are Belong To Us

Metal Earth is just cranking out the Fords! Got this update showing a sixth Ford model that should be appearing in the coming soon section in the coming weeks. This is a dark-green variant of the classic 1908 Ford Model T, and will be widely available, which should somewhat appease those of you that are […]

Build: Donald Duck

Build: Donald Duck

This fun, quirky, and blocky rendering of Donald Duck is one of those really hard-to-get Disney Parks exclusives that is only available out of the Disneyland in Shanghai, China. I am humbled and honored to be able to build this model, because it was sent to me by a fellow builder, Instagram’s @tomz971. Not only […]

Ford Classics Sneak Peak

Ford Classics Sneak Peak

Well, I’ve got an update for you on the post from yesterday! My inside source was able to get me these pre-production shots of the 5 classic Ford models that should be appearing on the Coming Soon page in the next few weeks. Now, keep in mind that these are builds of what I believe […]

HobbyTown’s In-Store Exclusives

HobbyTown’s In-Store Exclusives

So if you watch AnimateOrange’s news videos, or you read my Rumor Mill post when I first published it, you’ll know that there were some rumblings about HobbyTown getting some in-store exclusive colorized versions of the Ford Mustang and Model T. Well, I’ve finally got your confirmation right here, with some photographic evidence! Personally, I’m […]

Build: Drum Set

Build: Drum Set

I may have had a little too much fun with the inclusion of Chewie here. I mean, I do try to include one photo with him in every post, as a way for people to get a sense of the size of the models (it took me a while to figure out an internationally appropriate […]

BAM! Exclusive Hogwarts Express?

BAM! Exclusive Hogwarts Express?

Say what? My inside source shared a few details about this new exclusive Harry Potter model that’s going to be coming to Books-A-Million this fall (October-ish? Also, possibly appearing at Second and Charles, part of the Books-A-Million family). I was a bit surprised, because it seemed like my local BAM was clearing out their Metal […]

What About Other Brands?

What About Other Brands?

When it comes to metal model brands, I started with Metal Earth. If you’ve found this blog, it’s likely that you did as well. But what about the other brands that are out there? What about the sub-brands? And international brands? Knock-offs? Quality? This post is going to be my attempt to answer some of […]