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November 6, 2015

Wine and war

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:28 am
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I I had never heard of this. I wonder if this was done in the  US as well?

November 3, 2015

Faster than a speeding bullet

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:04 pm
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Not really, but close.  The theory has been around for years, but these folks look like they are going to make it happen.

2015 Modeling report #23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:12 am
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Date: September 8th, 2015

Time:  9:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Time: 1.0 hrs)

Yearly total: 30.54 hrs

More work on the “Battle of the Barristers” Hurricane.  Sanded the wing panels and painted the interior.

Hurricane wing panels

Hurricane wing panels












RAF Interior Green

RAF Interior Green

November 2, 2015

2015 Modeling report #22

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:06 pm
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Date: September 5th, 2015

Time:  10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Time: 1.5 hrs)

Yearly total: 29.54 hrs

I am filling in a few posts that I didn’t get posted when I modeled.  I’ll be posting them over the next few days.

I worked on the SBS Gladiator engine.  It is as awesome a piece of aftermarket resin that I’ve ever come across.  I also did some work on the “Battle of the Barristers” Hurricane.  This is a very nice kit, but Airfix put fabric effect where the panels were actually metal.  Therefore, I had to do some scraping and sanding and then coating the area with Mr. Surfacer 1500 black.

SBS Glladiator engine

SBS Gladiator engine


















Hurricane wing

Hurricane wing

The future

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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I am not sure this guy is right as far as timing goes, but I do think that self-driving cars will disrupt society and the economy in ways we can only dimly foresee.

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