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June 30, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #12 Finished!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:05 am
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Well, it is done.  I took a few cell phone shots. (see below) I hope to have studio shots and some thoughts posted in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 29, 2020

Spy subs

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:52 pm
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Unmanned spy subs.  An interesting concept. hiding boomers will get much more difficult in the coming years.

June 25, 2020

I hate vacform canopies

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:21 pm
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Maybe this article will help.

June 24, 2020

US Carriers

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:53 am
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Looks like we have three in the Pacific now.  I suspect that absent a flair up elsewhere, this will be standard for the foreseeable future.

June 23, 2020

Takom V-2

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:39 pm
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A very nice build of the Takom V-2 kit.

A helicopter on Mars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:11 am
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This is cool.  Glad to see that we are finally putting an effort into really studying Mars.  Now we just need to get there. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 22, 2020

Interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:32 am
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Story here.  Looks like the latest versions of Russian short range air defense may not be quite as good as advertised.  I suspect this applies to much of Russian military technology.

June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day

Filed under: Family — dknights @ 11:06 am
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The best explanation of fatherhood ever put on film.

June 18, 2020

The Mark 14 torpedo

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:20 am
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One of the biggest US failures of WWII.  A great explanation in the video below.  While watching it I can’t help but reflect on how many of our weapons development problems today seem to stem from the same issues from 80 years ago.

June 17, 2020

Yes, please!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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This.

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