David Knights' Weblog

November 30, 2018

Jeff Groves wins the Internet

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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If you haven’t been reading Jeff “Inch High” Groves blog, you are missing some of the best stuff on the internet.  Jeff’s blog is what I want this blog to be when it grows up.

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Let’s here it for the Swedes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:08 pm
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Cool story.  I always knew I like the Viggen.

Welcome home, Captain

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:22 am
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A hero returns home, finally.

November 29, 2018

The future of near-Earth space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:31 am
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Since space has been in the news lately, here is a nice article on the possible first permanent steps off the planet.

November 28, 2018

Good guy with a gun

Filed under: Kentucky,Legal — dknights @ 12:41 pm
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Homeowner’s son defends family from home invasion.  One intruder killed.  Kentucky style.

Birth of the Battlecruiser

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:32 am
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An interesting article on the development of the Battlecruiser class of naval ship at the turn of the 1900s.

Paint rack

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:18 am
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As I organize my new model room, one of the difficult parts to organize is my paint selection.  I found this on Amazon.  It looks like it may work.  In fact, in one of the purchaser photos, you can see someone using it to organize Model Master paint bottles.  I’ll report more when I get it.

November 27, 2018

D.510

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:09 pm
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Looks like we will be getting a new tool D.510 in 2019.  This is good news as I’ve wanted to do one in Chinese markings for a long time now.

More Crimea stuff

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:54 am
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Looks like the US is keeping a close eye on developments.  I suspect the info is being passed along to the Ukraine.

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:10 am
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Looks like the USA will be back in the manned crewed spaceflight business by next year. (Thank God!)  This was way too long in coming.

And, NASA just landed another probe on Mars.  Hopefully we will learn a lot and get men on Mars soon.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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