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Real Life

The need for speed!

Yep! I feel it! Although it’s too bad the Super Hornet is just not as sexy as the Tomcat. View this post on Instagram #Day1 A post shared by Tom Cruise (@tomcruise) on May 30, 2018 at 10:40pm PDT...

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Completed Works, Real Life

My boy’s kit : Games Workshop Ultramarines Intercessor

This is actually my son’s third finished kit (the second one has broken to pieces before any photos have been taken) but is his first figure. Bernard, the owner of M Workshop kindly gave my son this small set when we dropped by his shop earlier this year. The figure is painted primarily with Vallejo …...

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Hobby News, Real Life

Forever a Toys R Us kid

Ah well, the other shoe has fallen. Toys R Us will be closing all its US stores with the intention to sell all the ones overseas. They previously shuttered 180 stores in the US and all its British stores but alas, too little too late. Even though I didn’t live in the US until my …...

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Hobby Musings, Real Life

A visit to Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku

A scale modeler’s trip to Tokyo is never complete without visiting at least one of the Yodobashi Camera stores. On my trip in December, I stayed in Shinjuku and happily, Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku was only a 5 minutes walk away. Very dangerous indeed for this modeler. It turns out that this particular Yodobashi Camera is …...

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Happy 2018!

Time flies and it’s the new year again! Here’s wishing all my visitors a more positive new year for everyone!...

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Upcoming : Ready Player One

The book is chock full of pop culture references. Looks like they managed to pull it off with the movie. Don’t quite remember the RX-78 even making an appearance in the book but it’s always cool to see a giant robot on screen. I just hope we’re getting pre-Schindler’s List Spielberg here....

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Adam West (1928 – 2017)

Adam West has passed away at the age of 88 from cancer. Besides the one from the Super Friends cartoon, Adam West was THE Batman of my childhood. The show was campy as heck with the BAM! BIFF! POW! onscreen visual effects, the ‘Bat’ prefix in front of every gadget and the general silliness of …...

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Roger Moore (1927 – 2017)

Sir Roger Moore died today at the ripe old age of 89. He was the first James Bond to me. My first memory of James Bond was The Spy Who Loved Me with the rather cheesy Moonraker being the most memorable (not necessarily best) entry. In fact, The Spy Who Loved Me remains one of …...

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Tommy Page (1970 – 2017)

Tommy Page’s songs in the late 80s and early 90s basically filled my cassettes through my teenage years. I remember listening to ‘<a href=”https://youtu.be/AlGvRwalchQ” target=”_blank”>A shoulder cry on</a>’ on my Walkman while out cycling with my friends on rental bikes at East Coast...

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Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

A few days ago, Bill Paxton passed away due to complications from surgery. For me, his most memorable role was always as Private Hudson in Aliens. So much so that I still quote his character in my daily life. With the news of his death I realized just how many movies I’ve enjoyed that he …...

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