The Incredible Art of Jean-Yves Delitte

Jean-Yves Delitte is an artist who started out working for the famous and much beloved Tintin series of comics, he paired with writer Philippe Richelle on the Donnington series of comics in the Tintin universe that started in 1984. Over the next few years Jean-Yves worked with a series of writers to create the graphic novels The Behind the Scenes of Power, The Neptune, The New Tsars, Belem, Black Crow, and The Blood of the Cowards.

A native of Brussels, Delitte originally trained as an architect and a designer, this would remain his day job for many years even as he created countless thousands of individual artworks to illustrate over 50 comics and graphic novels that have been translated into countless languages and sold around the world. Continue reading

Tamiya Mercedes-Benz Unimog 425 1:10 Scale RC Model

This Tamiya Mercedes-Benz Unimog 425 is a 1:10th scale RC model with a 4×4 chassis, a lockable rear differential, transparent windows, a snorkel, and a set of large, chunky off-road tires.

The Unimog

The original Unimog was developed in the years after WW2 as an agricultural 4×4 with a power take off like a tractor, and a track width that was said to be the same as two rows of potatoes.

Much like the British Land Rover Series 1, the Unimog was a essentially cross between a Willys Jeep and a tractor, offering farmers a vehicle they could buy that would get them into town, but would also double as a tractor and workhorse on the farm. Continue reading