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February 16, 2017

Don’t dismiss a kit just because it’s old…

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:00 am

I have a near opposite opinion from Mr. Pollard in his blog post below. I came to the conclusion a few years ago that with so many things I want to build and my limited time, the effort it takes to build an older kit and turn it into something that is acceptable to me is just too great. Therefore I have generally been purging older kits from my inventory and building modern releases of what is available that I want to build. YMMV.


Ancient kits can be fun as well, especially when they are of subjects with no modern replacement…

“We all like the modern kits that are released almost daily, but sometimes it is good to grab something from an older vintage and see where the journey takes us”


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Indian Navy

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:02 am
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One of the players in the South China Sea may be having a bit of problems with their navy.

February 15, 2017


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For years, those of us in 72nd scale had only the old Monogram Do-17.  Now we have the Airfix kit, the ICM kit and now Revell re-boxing the ICM kit.

February 13, 2017

United pilot has a meltdown

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Sad story.  Clearly this pilot shouldn’t be flying for Untied, or anyone else.


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:35 am

Spencer hits another one out of the park.


Did MENG really copy Tamiya’s large scale P-51 Mustang to create their smaller and simpler kit..?

“I agree that MENG may have been inspired by Tamiya, but to say it’s a copy is no more true in this case, than if I were to say that my local park team were a copy of FC Barcelona, simply because they both played football…”

16734898_1858742111067551_1064242651_o Brett Green’s stunning Tamiya 1:32 P-51D Mustang as featured in ADH Publishing’s book “How To Build… Tamiya’s P-51 Mustang”

Yesterday you may recall that I posted images of my MENG P-51 and this wrapped up a most enjoyable build with a model that I really like. It’s been a while since I’ve embraced a kit so wholeheartedly and then been so taken with the finished result, so my pleasure in revealing it to the world was something that I couldn’t wait to do.

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February 11, 2017

The hits just keep on coming

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:36 am
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More and more new kit announcements.  More and more companies I’ve never heard of before.

February 10, 2017

Modelcollect B-52

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More CAD here.  Can wait for this one.

February 9, 2017

Your feel good space story of the day

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This is a great story.  There isn’t anything I can add other than Mike Nofsinger would have loved this story.  Miss you, Mike.

More Zero decals

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These will sell a lot of the Tamiya Zero kits.

February 8, 2017

Whose Opinion Do you Trust?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:07 pm

I agree with the thoughts expressed in this.


Online, how do you sort the wheat from the chaff..?

“The Internet has become awash with echo chambers of the incapable, resonating to the pulse of an airbrush compressor humming disappointment from beneath a bench of broken dreams.”

The Internet, that place where if you look hard enough, you can find anything you need and more. Want to build the perfect model? Click that mouse! Need to know if that new kit is worth buying? Click that mouse! Click, click, click! We all use it, we all check it every day and chances are you’ve been swayed by the most vocal exponents in the ‘art’ of model making, whether you like it or not.

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