Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. In 1946, the explorer Rick O'Connell and his wife Evelyn O'Connell are invited by the British government to take a relic, the diamond "The Eye of Shangri-La" to China. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. The guardian of Han's tomb (and Zi's daughter) Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han are to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Given the nature of this tank, this 135 scale Conqueror from Black Label has brand new parts, none of which are carried over from previous kit subjects. The complex rounded contours of the one-piece turret (which has hatches that can be displayed open or closed) have been carefully reproduced, while the incredibly long gun barrel is made by slide mold. The Horstmann-type suspension, which includes four units on each side (each with two road wheels) and four track return rollers, is accurately depicted too. Meanwhile, the tracks are made of DS for the best blend of detail and convenience. The hull is a one-piece item, and bolt detail throughout the kit is sharply rendered. The Conqueror served from 1955-66, a period that overlaps nicely with the service life of the Saladin 6x6 armored car, a subject also available in the Black Label collection. Ambitious modelers could thus produce a British-themed diorama featuring both these Cold War fighting vehicles side by side!