It was about 15 years ago that I purchased Vol. 3 of the Popular Mechanics Do-it-yourself Encyclopedia at an estate sale. Inside that red, hardbound collection of reprinted PM feature projects, I found an article that would ignite a long-standing, sometimes dormant but never extinct desire to build my own car. Specifically, my own 3-wheeled […]
Archive for March, 2007
One of the things that I have noticed about model driver figures, is that they tend to end up with a really alarmed, kind of Marty Feldman on crack sort of bug-eyed stare. I thought that by toning down the “whites” of the eyes a bit, I could achieve a more relaxed look.
    In 1980 I saw a TV commercial for the most remarkable model car that I had ever seen. It was a radio-controlled off-road buggy from Tamiya called the Sand Scorcher, and it could jump through the air, blast through water, and generally tackle the terrain like no other “toy” that I […]