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March 31, 2020

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:36 pm
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Episode 4 has been released.  Give it a watch.

Valom Firebrand

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:30 pm
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Valom has released the boxart on their Firebrand TF.V.  Way cool.

March 30, 2020

Cold war spying

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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It amazes me how thoroughly the British intelligence serves had been penetrated during the cold war.  Story here.

March 29, 2020

MiG-17 #6 Prime time

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Last post here.

Work on the MiG has been progressing.  Finally got it to the point where she is ready for priming.  Here is where she sits.

Ready for priming

March 28, 2020

Go SpaceX, Go

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:31 am
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Mars or bust. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 27, 2020

Oh baby!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:55 pm
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This decal sheet was meant to go straight into my veins. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:56 pm
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Jim Bates has started a YouTube channel with short broadcasts on his modeling adventures during this time of quarantine. Watch and subscribe.

March 26, 2020

Information and the development of the Battlecruiser

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:17 pm
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A really interesting article on information warfare and how it lead to the development of the battlecruiser.

Plastic Model Mojo Episode 8

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:34 pm
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It is now available.  Please listen and enjoy.  Email any feedback to plasticmodelmojo@gmail.com.

March 24, 2020

Japanese bombs

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:28 am
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As I mentioned on a previous episode of the Plastic Model Mojo podcast, I had found a company making resin WWII Japanese bombs.  I ordered one of each of their sets and they arrived yesterday.  A review will follow. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves, who spotted them in stock at HLJ.) Here is a Wikipedia article on the different types of Japanese WWII bombs.

 

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