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The Angel Interceptor – Wired For Lights: a lit model in construction by: GF Willmetts.

August 29, 2021 | By | 2 Replies More
The Angel Interceptor – Wired For Lights: a lit model in construction by: GF Willmetts.

It seemed crazy to work on an expensive Thunderbird 2 model kit when I could work on a cheaper Angel Interceptor model kit first and work out any flaws in wiring for lights. I knew had photographs of them with red lights on the right wing and if you watch them launch in the episode […]

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Aliens Pulse Rifle – the Nerf version (gadget news).

August 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Aliens Pulse Rifle – the Nerf version (gadget news).

I want to introduce you to a little friend of mine … the Colonial Marines M41-A Pulse Rifle – Nerf edition! This collectible Nerf dart rifle from the Aliens movie comes with over and under barrels for dual blasting. Unleash a barrage of Elite darts with the motorised fly-wheel mechanism on top. If the job […]

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Alien King sculpture: never tyre’d (lifesize xenomorph made from old tyres).

August 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Alien King sculpture: never tyre’d (lifesize xenomorph made from old tyres).

If you’ve got a monstrous pile of old tyres hanging around your yard, then you might want to start a monster project – like putting together a lifesize Alien King xenomorph, minus the acid blood, of course, which would probably be against health-and-safety regs. Modder Cao Shennge used 200 old car tyres to create this […]

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Steam-powered steampunk Land Rover (project).

August 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Steam-powered steampunk Land Rover (project).

Frank had a dream after reading steampunk classics like The Court of the Air – to build the world’s first fully functional steampunk Land Rover. It was a dream he is happy to finally fufil. You’ve heard of petrol-heads – now, meet the world’s greatest steam-head!

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The British Ikea worker who constructed a £2000 hobbit hole in his back garden (video).

July 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
The British Ikea worker who constructed a £2000 hobbit hole in his back garden (video).

If you’ve got a spare £2000 to buy the materials, you could do worse than construct your own Hobbit-themed man-shed Hobbit Hole at the back of your home. Let’s all take a leaf out of Ikea worker Ali Hughson, 47, who has been a fan of JRR Tolkien since he was a teenager and loved […]

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CHiPs – California Helicopter-Man Interceptor Patrol (video).

June 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
CHiPs – California Helicopter-Man Interceptor Patrol (video).

Meet the air-police of the future, from a land of sun and frolics – Australia this time, rather than California – although I’m sure TV series with names like Heli-Cops, or CHiPs v.2 can’t be too far behind. Yes, the Oz-based CopterPack Company makes an electric backpack helicopter with a self-leveling autopilot and lightweight airframe […]

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Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

June 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
Knight Rider Retro Watches (er…watch review).

When I saw these watches on Ebay, I thought they deserved a closer look. I mean, if you can’t buy those expensive 1990s watch copies of the ‘Knight Rider’ commlink, then getting something that looks like it in modern times and at a much lower price has to be a good idea. This firm actually […]

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More Power Loader : an article by: GF Willmetts

May 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
More Power Loader : an article by: GF Willmetts

Since showing my building of the Halcyon model kit of the Power Loader in February, it suffered two falls and a couple more arm repairs and tubes, chiefly on the back of the chassis, to be put back on. In doing this, a drop of glue got on the CD case I was using and […]

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Mandalorian Razor Crest starship: full size replica built in Russia (video).

March 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Mandalorian Razor Crest starship: full size replica built in Russia (video).

Ah, those crazy Russians – a bunch of fans of the Mandalorian got together and spent $10,000 building a working (well, apart from the flying) full scale replica of the Mandalorian Razor Crest starship in their local park. Now, that’s dedication, comrade.

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Ice-biker mods his cycle with buzz-saw wheels (crazy projects).

February 15, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ice-biker mods his cycle with buzz-saw wheels (crazy projects).

If you have a strange yearning to ride your cycle across frozen lakes, rivers, and even Arctic seas, then you could do worse than mod your bike with buzz-saw wheels and ride it towards glory – or possibly a frozen watery death, if the ice proves thinner than you hoped for. Don’t take our word […]

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