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January 28, 2016

Well this isn’t encouraging

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 3:46 pm
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The more this stuff occurs, the more chance someone is going to get hurt. And who knows where that will lead.

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WW I U-boat found

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 1:05 am
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Story here.

January 19, 2016

2016 Modeling report #5

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:08 am
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Date: Jan. 16th, 2016

Time: 2.05 hrs

Yearly total: 8.92

As in the past two years, January starts with a bang.  Last year, I think I got fully 30 percent of my modeling for the year done in January.  I predict a slow down coming, but we shall see.  More work on the Hurricane.  Got the entire canopy masked in just an hour using the Eduard pre-cut masks.  I will never build another model that doesn’t have a set of these available.  The model is moving along nicely.

Hurricane Canopy

Hurricane Canopy

January 18, 2016

2016 Modeling report #4

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:05 pm
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Date: Jan. 14th, 2016

Time: 2.0 hrs

Yearly total: 6.87

A solid 2 hour modeling effort.  Got work done on the Airfix Hurricane and the RAF ground crewmen.  While a bit more fiddly than my previous Airfix builds, I am enjoying this one.

Instapundit strikes again

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:02 pm
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Prof. Reynolds dishes out another load of wisdom.

Octarine

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 10:18 am
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A move is afoot to name one of the four new elements to the periodic table Octarine, in honor of Terry Pratchett.  I support this effort.

 

January 14, 2016

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol. 36 #4 (June 2014)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:33 pm
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OK, I admit it.  I am behind.  I am back-filling.  This issue is so old that it is back when Jay Laverty was editing SAM.

I will admit that Jay’s period at SAM isn’t my favorite.  However, this is a pretty good issue.  Lots of 72nd scale content.   There are the usual typos that were the hallmark of the Jay era.  The feature article is on the Pucara.  The overall theme of the issue is Latin American air forces.  Nice review builds of a 72nd scale Vampire and P-51.  While not an issue of the Alan Hall era, it is certainly worth having.

January 13, 2016

I want this, (entry number??)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:42 pm
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I want to get this.  I would make a nice compliment to the Zvezda Topol kit.

 

This too.

Moving models

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:44 am
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How the Smithsonian moves 800 of the models in their collection.

January 12, 2016

Meng F-106

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:30 pm
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The new Meng F-106 is out!!!

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