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January 31, 2020

B-21

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:21 pm
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New info here.

Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 2020

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 5:02 pm
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Thanks to the German chapter of IPMS, here you will find all the new items announced at this year’s Nurnberg hobby trade show.

January 30, 2020

The amazing stuff you find on YouTube

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:38 pm
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Was doing some research and found the video below.  It is from a French officer’s home movies that he took while participating in the 1940 Battle for Norway.  Freaking amazing!

Cool modeling video

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:13 am
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Not the right scale, but this is a really nice YouTube video build of the Airfix F6F in 24th scale. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

January 29, 2020

Even fewer of The Few

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 11:13 am
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With this death, there are only two living pilots who flew combat in the Battle of Britain.  May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.

January 28, 2020

This is a good idea

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:31 pm
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I know it is somewhat controversial, but allowing tourists onto the ISS will stimulate the entire private space travel industry.   Yes, at first only the super-rich will be able to afford space travel, as it grows and normalizes, it will become cheaper and more open to everyone. It will lead to more people in space, more space stations and then development to the moon and beyond.  Faster, please. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

SpaceX starlink

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:27 pm
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SpaceX is having to delay the launch of the 60 latest Starlink satellites.  Better safe than sorry. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

US-UK military space cooperation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:07 pm
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This is good to see.  The US needs to forge closer ties with both the UK and Japan when it comes to space matters. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

China is serious about space

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:30 am
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and we should be too. Story here.  Don’t believe that they aren’t planning a base on the moon. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 27, 2020

Good news, Polish addition

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:58 pm
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The Poles are buying 32 F-35s.  This will help them integrate further into NATO and provide them true 5th generation capabilities.  The Poles understand the need to be vigilant to their East.  I dam sure wish the rest of Europe did.

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