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August 17, 2019

This happens more

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 7:18 pm
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often than we hear about.  Good outcome.

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Color me skeptical

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:34 am
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News out of China on stealth technology.  Could just be hype.

August 16, 2019

Armory WWI British truck

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:36 pm
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Apparently this has been announced.  Only place I can find any info is here.  I’d like to see a picture of the kit or a CAD or boxtop.  Anyone know where I can find more info?

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol.41 #5 (July 2019)

I’ve looked back and realized I haven’t done a SAM review in about 4 years.  I used to do them all the time.  Out of the habit I guess.  I still get the magazine and live through its ups and downs.  This issue is the last by its current editor.  A new editor took over for the August issue.  I’ll review that when I get the time.

In this issue, two subjects I am greatly interested are covered.  There is a long form build review of the Revell/ICM MiG-25 RB.  While the RB is a recon version is a recon version, the cover of the magazine features a nice drawing of one of the interceptor versions.  There is also a color article on pre-WWII RAF far east colors, centering around whether any Vildebeestes were wearing a blue/green far east scheme. (They probably weren’t)  A good issue.  I enjoyed it and it took me more than 30 minutes to read it, which is a good sign.

My one criticism would be that in man of the short build reviews, the models built for the review don’t look very good.  If I were a manufacturer, I’d be worried about the impression these photos left of my models.

 

August 15, 2019

Sooner rather than later

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:45 pm
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we are going to get whacked from out space, and I just hope it isn’t a big one.

Not my cup of tea

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:31 pm
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but I know people who are eagerly anticipating the Dora Wings Lysander. (ahem, Jim Bates.)

Missile defense

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:15 am
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A necessity.

August 14, 2019

MiG-41

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:24 pm
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It is vaporware for the moment.  Given the financial situation in Russia, color me skeptical that it will see the light of day anytime soon.

Carrier news

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:23 pm
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South Korea getting into the game.

 

Meanwhile, China and the US having trouble with their latest.

August 13, 2019

Drones and naval warfare

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:13 am
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This story of China using a drone to keep tabs on US Navy ships passing through the Taiwan straight raises an interesting question of how drones (UAVs) will affect naval warfare in the future.  I am not sure anyone knows.

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