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July 30, 2014


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:00 pm
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Can’t wait for this one to arrive.  I suspect its release is being timed for Scalemodelworld in November.

Foiling the police state

Filed under: Legal,Technology — dknights @ 2:10 pm
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I had never considered this.  It has an interesting tie-in to WWI and WWII camouflage.   I could see this becoming a fashion trend among both hipsters and anti-government types.

July 29, 2014


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:58 pm
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I’ve always wanted to do a Demon (F3H) and these decals just make me want to do one even more. Now, if someone other than Emhar would make a kit in 72nd.

July 28, 2014


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:18 am
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A couple of interesting articles comparing the Japanese and Chinese navies.  Here and here.  I am convinced that this is one of the areas where a regional war, or even a general war could break out.

July 24, 2014

Low profile

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:31 pm
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This kind of thing makes it hard to keep a low profile.

Can’t possibly be true

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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This can’t possibly be true.  I can’t believe a U.S. government agent would pull a gun on a boy scout.

Eat out their substance

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 3:59 pm
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Every time I read a story like this……

I recall this line from the Declaration of Independence. “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

July 23, 2014

Bad news for southern Maryland

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 3:24 pm
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Story here.  I go by this plant when I drive to my in-laws house in Indian Head. The area can ill afford to lose these manufacturing jobs.  Seems like the state government shot themselves in the foot.


Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 8:26 am
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Man, this was expensive.  I cannot imagine the insurance fight that is going to take place on this claim. Remind me not to fly to Tripoli.

July 22, 2014

Next generation “stealth” helicopter

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 2:23 pm
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I hadn’t heard anything about this, much less that there was a prototype under construction.

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