Category Archives: Swashbucklers and buccaneers

Atlantis rises on a tidal wave of plastic to bring back
more of the model kits from hobbyists’ past and future

This month’s entry comes with a soundtrack. Hit the play button below if you’re up for a little music.

Donovan – Atlantis

What a great time for fans of plastic figure models. Five years ago, it seemed the “big guys” had declared our hobby dead and not worth resuscitating.… Read the rest

Sinbad’s ‘Silver Age’ advertising appearance

Monarch’s ad for the upcoming Sinbad kit. Says Scott McKillop of Monarch: “I was hoping to achieve the DC comics look that the Aurora ads had back in the Silver age.”… Read the rest

The Black Heart of George Stephenson: GEOmetric founder reunites with Earthbound, Simon, returns to GK production

Some people like pro football, so they pay attention to NFL players, and not just when the players are on the field. Same goes for fans of every other sport, or movies, books, daytime television … whatever. If something interests us we study it, and the people involved, with more enthusiasm than anything our social studies teachers could have dragged out of us.… Read the rest