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February 9, 2013

Ki-44 cockpit

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:07 pm

In my continuing research on the Ki-44 for my up coming build of the Sword kit, I’ve been perusing the reference available. Said reference having been mentioned in a previous post.

So far, with all my research I’ve only found 3 photos of the Ki-44 cockpit. None is overly helpful.

Ki-44 cockpit

Ki-44 cockpit

Photo from Monogram Japanese Aircraft Interiors Part #1


Ki-44  Cockpit #2

Ki-44 Cockpit #2

Photo above and below from Osprey Aircraft of the Aces #100, Ki-44 Aces by Nicholas Millman


Ki-44 control stick

Ki-44 control stick

February 8, 2013

More whizz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:08 pm
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I think our military will become drastically more automated in the next few years.  Story here.

Iranian aerospace

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:33 pm
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I knew this as soon as I saw the photos that Iran released the other day.  You could tell immediately it wasn’t a real airplane and that there were tons of odd things, including a cockpit that was too small and a canopy that was so distorted as to be unuseable.

The 2013 modeling project (week 5)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:51 am
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Five weeks are in the books. A decent week model-wise. 3 hours and 22 minutes of modeling.  I wish I had made more tangible progress, but  lot of things are close.

February 7, 2013

The 2013 modeling project (entry 12)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:49 pm
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Date: 2/3/2013

Time:  6:00 p.m.-10:45 p.m.

Session time: 2 hours (actual building time.)

Total time for the Year: 15 hours 23 minutes.

A combo of modeling and Super Bowl watching.  Given I got in 2 hours of modeling, I didn’t actually make a lot of substantial progress.  The game was OK too.

February 6, 2013

Graf Zeppelin

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:20 pm
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See here.


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:36 am
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So when will this happen in the US?  Not if, but when?

February 4, 2013

Cool model

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:33 pm
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I am not sure why, but this kit appeals to me.  Not normally one that is in my area, but there is just something about it.

The 2013 modeling project (entry 11)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:03 pm
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Date: 2/1/2013

Time:  9:20 p.m.-10:42 p.m.

Session time: 1 hour 22 minutes

Total time for the Year: 13 hours 23 minutes.

A short, end of the week session.  I did get some airbrushing done.  That is one of the places I tend to get stalled on my projects.

As promised, a photo.


This could be a problem

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:36 am
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Ya think?

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