David Knights' Weblog

October 31, 2014

Neat story

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:23 am
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I just find this a neat story.  Amazing they could recover anything from a notebook frozen in the ice for 100+ years.

October 30, 2014

One of my favorite inks

Filed under: Fountain Pens — dknights @ 3:21 pm
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Aurora Blue.  Made in Italy, the ink has a slight purple cast.  Hardly noticeable, especially if you are writing with a fine nibbed pen.  I use it in my Namiki Falcon and the combo is nearly perfect.  For quick note-taking, they can’t be beat, though for longer writing assignments, the Montblanc is still my go to pen.

October 27, 2014


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:13 pm
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You hate to see the good ones die in war.

October 22, 2014

A look back at WW I

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:03 am
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An interesting story about an unusual tribute to a WW I soldier.

October 16, 2014

Clean, cheap, plentiful power

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:29 pm
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As The Instapundit says; “Faster, please.”

October 15, 2014

A unit I’d be proud to join

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:37 pm
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This is cool.  This is the first I have ever heard of it.

October 14, 2014

An honest kit review

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:08 pm
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You don’t see many honest reviews these days.  This is one.  The Hampden is an interesting aircraft, but having seen, close up,  a Valom kit being built, I have to say I would be reluctant to attempt anything by that manufacturer.

October 13, 2014


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:59 pm
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Its coming home.  Now, what has it been doing for so long?  I am surprised that there hasn’t been more reliable info on the X-37B.

October 9, 2014


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:15 pm
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I’ve said before that I am a decaloholic.  Thanks to technology advances, more and more companies are making and releasing decals.

I’d never heard of Plastic Planet before, but I want this set of decals for the Airfix Hurricane.

Print Scale has come out with this sheet for the HU-16.

Like I really need more decals.


October 8, 2014

Yes, I am still alive

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:42 am
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I apologize for the gap in posting here.  I’ve gone thru some life changes (all good) in the last few weeks and that has prevented me from posting here.  Sadly, there are still only 24hrs in a day.

I promise the drought will end and I hope to be posting regularly again starting now.  (OK, I won’t count this one).

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