Archive for June, 2016

Deccabeatgirls

Another nice compilation from Ace Records in the UK. “Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970” features 24 tracks by 21 artists. Billie Davis, Dana Gillespie, Marianne Faithful, Beverley, Twinkle, The Orchids, The Satin Bells, Truly Smith, Adrienne Poster, Lulu, Barry St. John, Goldie & The Gingerbreads, The Exceptions, Louise Cordet, Sandra Barry & The Boys, Elkie Brooks, Jean Martin, Beryl Marsden, The Vernons Girls, and Babbity Blue. Two songs each by Marianne Faithful, Billie Davis and Twinkle.

Nicely done.

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UK publication Motor Sport takes a look at the classic 1967 movie “Grand Prix” with James Garner in the August 2016 issue.

Cool.

HMS Victory from Revell

Posted: June 29, 2016 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby

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Now may be a good time to add HMS Victory to your collection. There are many versions out there, this is the 200 Anniversary box of Trafalgar from Revell, so it must have been issued back in 2005 then. Nice box. The ship sailed for the first time in 1765 and became immortal after Trafalgar under the command of Lord Nelson in 1805.

You can see it in Portsmouth today.

Commando 4927

Posted: June 29, 2016 in Comics, General

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Just in from Commando HQ over in the UK. This is an exclusive preview of Commando (issue) 4927, one of four to be released tomorrow. “Survive The Somme” has a story by Richard Davies, inside art by Rezzonico and the cover art is by the one and only Ian Kennedy. First time in print.

Now The Battle of Somme took place 100 years ago (it started in July 1916) and over 1,000,000 men died within five months. Crazy when you think about it.

Makes you wonder if the elites are any better now?

91:an 14 2016

Posted: June 29, 2016 in Comics

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91:an (issue) 14 2016 popped up in the mail as I was writing the last post. Brilliant cover by artist Gert Lozell.

Got to love this.

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UK publication Meng AFV Modeller sports an interesting theme in issue 89 (July/August 2016) as they showcase the first 3D printer kit in 1/35 of a tank.

Where the hell will all this end?

Bud Spencer is gone

Posted: June 28, 2016 in General, TV & Movies

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Italian actor Bud Spencer has passed away, aged 86. I saw many of his films when I was a teenager and I loved them. I still do. Especially the ones with co-star Terrence Hill, like the Trinity films. But there were many others too. I own several on DVD.

(Thank you Kalle for the news).