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August 18, 2011

Kentucky law enforcement news

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Turns out that an Australian criminal was captured here in KY.  Story here.

August 17, 2011

The US space program

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is now relying on private contractors.  Story here.

Canadians at the Nats

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Here is a photo of the Canadians at the IPMS Nats in Omaha.

IPMS/Canada at the Nats

August 16, 2011

2011 IPMS/USA Omaha Nats winner’s list

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The list of winners at the Nats in Omaha is now available on the IPMS/USA website.  The direct link is here.

August 14, 2011

MMCL’s website is back up

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The website of the Military Modelers Club of Louisville is back up.  Check it out.

August 12, 2011

More wizz bang

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DARPA is apparently testing out a new high speed missile.  I hope it works.  The story is here.

August 11, 2011

Magazine review: IPMS/USA Journal Vol. 23 #3

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I’ve had this one for a while but just didn’t get around to doing the review.  As I have said in previous reviews, the IPMS/USA Journal is currently the best value of any modeling magazine.  This issue doesn’t disappoint.  In fact, this issue has two MMCL tie-ins.  THere is a book review I did that originally appeared in Tactical Notes, the newsletter of MMCL.  In addition one of the main articles, on the Hunter FR.10 in 72nd scale is an article that previously appeared in Tactical Notes as well.  There are several other good articles as well, and all are worth reading.  As always, recommended.

August 10, 2011

Another modeling magazine

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Jim Bates reviews Brett Green’s new modeling magazine.  His impression was the same as mine.

August 9, 2011

2011 IPMS Nats Omaha #4

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 12:44 pm
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The show is over.  It was great.  In the next few days I’ll try and post a summary, but for now, a few more photos.

Me-110 nightfighter

 This was the much modified Italeri kit.  A very nice job in 72nd scale.

72nd zero

There were a number of different 72nd zeros.

109 dio

There were quite a number of really nice aircraft dios this year.

Happy hour

The coonvention hotel we were in had a free happy hour each night.  Great for getting together with other modelers.

August 8, 2011

I got lucky

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Proving that a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.

Me-163 and award

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