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October 30, 2021

Another Panzermeister36 track review

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:09 pm
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These are very helpful to armor modelers.

October 29, 2021

How many times do I have to say it?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:43 pm
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China is serious about space.  We need to get serious too.  Thank God for Elon Musk. ( post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would be pulling his hair out over this, if he had any left. 🙂  )

October 27, 2021

AScaleCanadianTV Episode 40

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:14 pm
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Episode 40 is out.  Come and get it.

October 26, 2021

A private space station

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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Blue Origin is touting plans for a private space station for research and tourism.  I can see a demand for this, especially for countries without a space program who still want to conduct space based micro-gravity experiments. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

October 24, 2021

I’ve said it before….

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:19 am
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I love WWII history.  Another story I didn’t know.  Also, I have a kit of this aircraft.

October 23, 2021

Dragon Panzer IB

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:51 pm
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Evan walks you the corrections needed to this version of the Pz. IB.  It is worth your time.

October 22, 2021

It’s here. Come and get it!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:00 am
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The new episode of Plastic Model Mojo is here.  Come and get it!

October 21, 2021

Type A Ko-hyoteki (甲標的甲型) Target “A” Midget Submarines and the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:00 pm

Another great Inch High post

Inch High Guy

The Japanese Ko-hyoteki midget submarines were used in several theaters of the Pacific War, but their first and most famous use was during the attack of Pearl Harbor on 07DEC41. They were 80 feet in length. They were powered by a 600 horsepower (447 kW) electric motor, which could drive them at a maximum speed of 23 knots (43 km/h) or for 100 nautical miles (190 km) at a low speed. They carried a crew of two and two torpedoes, which were loaded externally from the bow.

For the Pearl Harbor raid they were carried piggy-back by five I-16 class fleet submarines and launched outside the harbor entrance. The minisubs were launched during the night before the raid, with orders to penetrate the harbor and attack. Nominally they were to rendezvous with their parent submarines after completing their missions, but the crews were under no delusions of the likelihood for…

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Of interest to me

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:51 am
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This particular raid is of great interest to me.  I’d like to visit Norway to see the place and walk the ground..

October 20, 2021

Dr. Strangebrush returns

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:30 pm
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Plastic Model Mojo episode 49 drops on Friday with the return of Dr. Strangebrush and the answers to many of your airbrushing questions.

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