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October 31, 2010


Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 9:05 pm
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Over the weekend, IPMS/Dayton held an invitational contest.  I was unable to attend, but Scott “Skippy” King took a couple of my models.  My Me-163B received a 3rd place award in 72nd scale Jets. (Yes, I know it isn’t a jet but a rocket fighter.)

Jim Bates attended and took this photograph.

Me-163B at Dayton

October 30, 2010

The Joy of Fall

Filed under: Family — dknights @ 6:12 pm


October 27, 2010

And you thought only attorneys were crazy.

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 6:36 am
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You were wrong.  Proof here. Read the whole crazy thing here.

October 26, 2010

Seeking Asylum in Canada

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:48 am
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Clearly Randy Quaid is crazy.  Story here.

October 25, 2010

72nd Scale Modeling

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:01 am
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There is a new modeling forum that started up recently.  It is the 72nd scale aircraft modeling forum.  I’ve been posting there.  I have to say I am happy to see a forum devoted to 72nd scale aircraft.  It is nice to post on a board where you never have to ask, “Hey, what scale is that?”

In my opinion this is a trend we will see continue.  The big all-encompassing forums are losing members, while the number of forums related to specific subjects are growing.  Stop on by.  I think you’ll like it.

October 24, 2010

A special place in hell…

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 6:45 am
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for people who do this.  As an adoptee himself I can’t believe he would inflict such pain on prospective adoptive parents.

October 23, 2010

October MMCL meeting

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 6:27 am
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On Thursday, MMCL held its monthly meeting.  It was pretty well attended with close to 30 members in attendance.  Below is a photo from the meeting.  If you are in Louisville KY on the third Thursday of any month, come by our meeting.

October meeting

October 22, 2010


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:31 am
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I try not to put much political stuff on this blog, other than pointing out the occasional stupidity of government at all levels.  However, this analysis is probably the best I’ve read to explain the upcoming elections. (Besides, I have to link to any article on politics that has a “zombie apocalypse” reference.)

October 21, 2010

Why you shouldn’t go to law school

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 6:57 am
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If you are a lawyer, this is funny.  If you are considering going to law school, this should serve as a warning.

October 20, 2010

Magazine review: Small Air Forces Observer Vol. 34 #2 (134)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:06 am
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The latest issue of SAFO is in, and like ever issue, I’ve read it from cover to cover.  While its production values are not up to the standards of the latest Society magazines, (i.e. The Journal or RT), its content is fantastic.  Every issue has article covering little known air forces and aviation history.

This issue has part two of an article on the air war between Slovakia and Hungary in March of 1939. Avia B-534 and S-328 vs. CR.32bis.  Who can resist that?  There is also a story about a replica B-339 (export F2A Buffalo) that has just been unveiled in a museum in the Netherlands.  Have you read about that anywhere else?  There is also the second part of an article on T-6s in the Congo in the late 1960s. 

As always, the issue also contains the usual review of the content of magazines of small air force interest and new kits, books and decals that have been recently released.  Some of the items reviewed are items I not seen or read about anywhere else.

I’d love to see this magazine get a technical upgrade like the one the IPMS/USA Journal got a few years back.  However, even in its current, black and white, home produced version, it is still one of the magazines that I look forward to.

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