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October 31, 2020

Plastic Posse Podcast Ep. 6

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This is worth a listen. The PPP guys have a a conversation with Uncle Night Shift.

October 30, 2020

1/48 A2N3 Biplane Fighter by AB&K

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:13 pm

An awesome build of a lesser known Japanese aircraft.

Model Airplane Maker

When it comes to building models I think most of us strive to develop the skills that will get us consistent results with few surprises along the way. The idea being that consistency will lead to a lot of successfully completed models on the shelf. But it can also lead to that feeling of rinse and repeat. A modeling rut, if you will.

To break from the rut, sometimes we have to take chances.

I was feeling bold after my successful foray into semi-serious weathering on the P-38. Normally I am not a huge risk taker when it comes to making models. Taking a risk may lead to a pleasant result but it could just as easily mess up something beyond fixing. Yes, the whole point of this is to enjoy a relaxing hobby no matter what the result. But I don’t want to spend a hundred hours on…

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Private enterprise in space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:38 am
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SpaceX strikes again.  Once again showing that private enterprise can be just as responsive, if not more responsive to safety issues.  Hell, at this point I am ready to simply sell NASA to SpaceX. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

October 29, 2020

Speaking of Fokkers

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:20 pm
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I was previously posting regarding Canadian Fokkers. (late h/t to Jim Bates)  Well, it turns out that MikroMir has announced a Fokker G.1 of WWII fame.  I have to admit this will be tempting.

October 27, 2020

Canadian Fokkers

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:12 pm
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I have the Eduard 72nd scale Fokker D.VII.  I think when I get around to it, I’d like to build a post-war Canadian one.

October 24, 2020


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:39 pm
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I am David and I have a decal problem.

October 23, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Episode 23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:28 am
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The new episode is out.  Give it a listen and let us know what you think.

October 22, 2020

Micro drills

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:44 am
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Like most modelers, I have a set of micro drills, that runs from 61 thru 80.  However, in working on the Tamiya Mosquito, I found myself needing a slightly larger bit size.  Luckily, my local, well stocked hobby shop has them available individually all the way up to 51.  I got what I needed.  However it raised a question for me.  How large to the numbered bits go up to?  Anyone know?

October 21, 2020

Return of the Battleship?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:07 pm
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Color me skeptical, but maybe.  Story here.

A new King of the Britons

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:40 pm
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I think this little girl is now the new king of the Britons.

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