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July 20, 2018

MiG-25RBT

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Yea!  ICM is doing a recon version of the MiG-25.  We’ve needed this for a while.

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Anti-satellite aircraft

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:03 am
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Have the Russians developed an aircraft with an anti-satellite capability.  Color me skeptical.

July 19, 2018

MMCL monthly meeting tonight

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:25 am
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7pm.  Be there!

Russia, Russia, Russia

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:21 am
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With Russia in the news lately, it is worth noting that the US is making huge investments in countries close to the Russian border to upgrade their ability to host and support US forces.

Habitable moons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:17 am
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Interesting article on looking for habitable planets among the moons of gas giants.  I am skeptical that a moon of a gas giant could be habitable given the extended period of darkness that would be the result of most orbits. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 18, 2018

The golden age of modeling

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:28 pm
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Proving once again that we live in the golden age of modeling, news comes that their will be an injection molded kit of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer.  I was surprised to learn that so many civil operators operated this aircraft.

Printscale Decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:39 am
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Printscale has some new 72nd sheets out.  The knock on their sheets is that some are of questionable accuracy and some of the printing might not be opaque.  However, they do some neat subjects.

July 17, 2018

More 2018 Year of the Pole

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:51 am
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IBG’s PZL P.11.

July 16, 2018

MiG-25 stencil decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:20 pm
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Foxbot releasing them here.

Finished one

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:33 pm
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Here it is.  Details to follow.

 

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