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Customer Builds: Brad Hair and Brian Gentry

Posted by on Aug 17th 2016

This week's customer builds come from Brad Hair and Brian Gentry.Brad built Atlantis' Flash Gordon with a modified helmet. Build on a BHP vacuform rocket ship base, he airbrushed the figure with acrylics and inks to get this beautiful finish.Brian built this 1957 Chevy using an AMT Body, Revell's Bob Glidden Thunderbird chassis, and scratch built the cage -- fully plumbed and wired! … read more

The German Blücher and the Battle of Drøbak Sound

Posted by on Jul 29th 2016

Per the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was limited in the number of battleships and cruisers that they could have in their military after World War I – and those they were allowed had significant restrictions with regards to their size, strength and capabilities. But after the rise of the Nazi Party in the mid-1930s and the formal rejection of the Treaty, the German Navy, the Kriegsmarine, began work on the Admiral Hipper class, a group of cruisers that would help lead ships into battle in … read more

​The Sullivan Brothers and the Mark They Left on the US Navy

Posted by on Jul 11th 2016

On January 3, 1942, five Iowan brothers enlisted in the United States Navy: George, Frank, Joe, Matt and Al Sullivan. With seven years separating their age, the brothers stipulated to the Navy that they be allowed to serve together, despite the Navy’s policy of separating family members that enlisted. The five brothers were assigned to the USS Juneau, a light cruiser that saw battle during World War II.In November 1942, the Juneau was in the midst of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal (as pa … read more

Introducing Mega Rewards:'s New Customer Loyalty Program!

Posted by on Jun 28th 2016

We are pleased to roll out our new customer loyalty program, Mega Rewards! This Loyalty Rewards Program is designed to reward you for shopping with the family, at no extra cost!To earn Mega Rewards, all you need is a customer account on the website and to place an order while logged in. One point per dollar spent will be added to your rewards account. It’s that easy!To access the Mega Rewards dashboard, click on the “My Mega Rewards” link at the top righ … read more

Customer Builds: Augustus Stanton

Posted by on Jun 13th 2016

This week's customer build comes from Augustus Stanton, who shared with us the photos of his completed International Transtar 4300 from AMT. "I consider myself very creative," he said, "I take all my builds seriously and try to give the finest detail."Augustus took the trailer and customized it to resemble the famous Hess toy trucks that we all remember from our childhood. He found the perfect green color in Dollar General, then used Testors Alert Red and Gloss Yellow to complete the paint job. … read more