Aug 18

Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind with a new episode of Gunpla TV! Todd and Lindsay return from their summer break to check out the all new RG Unicorn. With so many small parts and transforming feature does this RG make the grade? Watch to find out!

Kits featured in this episode:
1/144 RG RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
1/144 HGBF Ninpulse Gundam
1/144 HGBC Ninpulse Beam

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Aug 10

1/32 Mitsubishi A6M7 Zero Fighter Type 62 302nd Flying Group by  Hasegawa

Available from Hobbylink Japan here


Zero Mythology or Zero Facts?

The Mitsubishi Zero series of planes have long stood tall in the minds of veterans, wargamers, and modellers alike since the US first endured their wrath at the opening of the war. Since then, something of a myth was raised around the ghost of the Zero, before it was utterly busted, and finally reassembled around the genius – admittedly flawed genius – which went into the design of this aircraft.

The main areas of complaint surrounding these fighters seem to focus on the poor guns, light frame (sans armour for the pilot), poor control surfaces, and lack of self-sealing fuel tanks.

All of which could be said of the first marks, which flew operationally between 1940 and 1943, when the improving US fighters operating in the Pacific prompted responses from the Japanese Navy Armament Board.

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