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March 31, 2018

Another SBS kit

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:25 pm
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SBS, one of my favorite manufacturers is coming out with a Fiat G.50.  This should be an awesome kit, as SBS does nothing but quality work.  Yea.

Super Mystere

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:20 am
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Fans of the 1950s French Air Force and of the Israeli Air Force will be please by this announcement from Special Hobby.

March 30, 2018

Chinese space junk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:58 pm
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The first Chinese space station is crashing back to earth.  Here is some advice if you find a piece of it.  Good luck. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Norway 1940

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:14 am
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A really nice high level analysis of the British failures in the 1940 Norway campaign.  I don’t think it lays enough blame at the feet of Churchill, who deserves a huge amount of blame, but nonetheless it is a good overview.

Israeli F-35s in action

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:22 am
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I have my doubts about this story.  I can’t imagine it would be worth it to give away that the F-35 had this level of capability.

March 29, 2018

2018 Modeling #24

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:03 pm
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Date: 3/24/2018

Time 3:26 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (3.15 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 29.78 hrs.

Marathon Saturday modeling session with guest modeler Scott “Skippy” King.  Since the Platz T-33 is on a deadline to get finished, I devoted all my time to it.  Got the seams filled and smoothed.  Refilled them and they are ready for final sanding.  This one should be ready for paint before too long.

Unfortunately, this is it for March.  Due to circumstances, I won’t be able to model for the first part of April.  I am now averaging less than 120 hours for the year. Given other changes in my life, I don’t see this getting better later in the year.

The ugliest aircraft

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:35 pm
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The TBM-3W Guppy may not be the ugliest aircraft ever made, but it is certainly in the running.  Now Sword is making a kit of it.  Canadians will be happy.

Blog update

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:54 am
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My goal for 2018 has been to get more of my own modeling posted on the blog and to have at least one post a day.  So far, I had 2 days in January with no posts, 4 days in February and 6 days in March.  On the other hand, I had more posts in January that I have had in any single month since I started the blog.

I promise you, dear readers, that I will redouble my efforts.

March 28, 2018

2018 Modeling #23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:52 pm
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Date: 3/23/2018

Time 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (1.0 hrs actual modeling time.)

2018 Total time: 26.63 hrs.

Managed to get a little time in at the bench.  March isn’t looking much better than February so far.  Worked on the Trumpeter T-34/85.  Work has slowed to a crawl as I am trying to improve the kit a little.

I have noticed that, in general, when I model solo, I can only get about an hour’s worth of work in before my eyes start to give into the strain and my back starts to hurt. Old age sucks.

March 25, 2018

Oh, boy. Oh, boy!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:03 pm
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The new B-52s are getting close!!!

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