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May 31, 2011

Damn hot

Filed under: General,Kentucky — dknights @ 12:32 pm
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95 in Louisville.  Must be that global warming.  😉

May 28, 2011

You’d think lawyers…

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 11:56 am
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would know better than to do this

May 27, 2011

SWAT

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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Another terrible story of a SWAT raid gone wrong.  Frankly SWAT teams and SWAT actions should be much more rare than they are.

May 26, 2011

Disturbing

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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This is a disturbing story.  They ought to remember that the Pax didn’t work out so well.  To quote Mal Reynolds, “A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave. “

May 25, 2011

More government madness

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:19 pm
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This story can’t possibly be true.  On second thought, it probably is knowing the size and scope of our government.

May 24, 2011

Skippy’s BT-1 nears paint

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:27 am
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Skip continues to take the Valom BT-1 and turn it into a masterpiece.  It has been primed.

BT-1 #1

Here it is with the canopy off and in primer.

BT-1 #3

May 18, 2011

F4F progress

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:29 pm
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image

It is coming along.

May 17, 2011

UK defense cuts

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:20 pm
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The UK’s recent deep defense cuts have apparently already come home to roost.  Story here.

May 16, 2011

Magazine review: Model Aircraft Monthly Vol.10 #4

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:17 am
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Model Aircraft Monthly Vol. 10 #4

MAM is back!  Well, sort of.  Having seen the error of thier ways, the folks at SAM Publications (the folks who bring you SAMI) has returned MAM to its former name and format.  The number 4 issue of Volume 10 is the first with the “new” old name and the old format, a mix of aircraft history and modeling.

It is a good issue.  It isn’t without its flaws.  It is plagued by typos, as is its sister publication SAMI.  Also, some of the modeling content isn’t up to the standards of the older issues.  However, there is clearly hope.  It is nice to have a model magazine that I can’t read in an hour and a half.

The main feature of this issue is a focus on the MiG-21, which is in concert with the Eduard release in 48th scale.  In addition, there is a very nice article on the different underside finishes of early war Spitfires.

I am glad to see this magazine go back to its roots.  It is the one that was closest to the old SAM prior to its “switch” to an all aviation format.  I look forward to further issues.  Welcome back.

May 14, 2011

Hell freezes over

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:18 pm
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Friend of the blog Jim Bates has been modeling again.  IN fact he has been airbrushing.  In related news, hell freezes over.

Blue Hurricane

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