David Knights' Weblog

January 26, 2022

I love these products.

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This is my go to building jig.

https://www.vertigo-miniatures.com/vertigo/eshop/15-1-JIGS

Making a Macchi: Paint, landing gear and the rest

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A great job by Chris B.

Flat Spins and Milk Runs

The finished model – decals made all the difference in this build.

It was painting time for my C.202, and I like to add the windscreen and any other fixed clear parts before painting so I can ensure there are no seams to fill after painting. It also protects the gunsight reflector. I dipped the windscreen and the hinged-to-the-side canopy in Future for additional clarity and, once they were dry, added the windscreen to the fuselage with white glue. Once the windscreen was dry, I attempted to mask it with Parafilm M, my usual approach. Then, disaster – my ham-handed attempt to apply the Parafilm knocked the windscreen off, which knocked the gunsight reflector off. Oof! I fixed the gunsight reflector, then re-attached the windscreen with CA glue – then bought a set of pre-cut masks from Eduard! These went on with zero drama.

The wing tip lights were masked…

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January 24, 2022

David Niven

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:28 pm
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Would that our actors today were so modest. I was unaware until watching this that David Niven got the Iron Cross in WWII.

January 17, 2022

Kratos

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:36 pm
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This company has come from nowhere to be the huge player in the UAV market.  They are doing some amazing things, and I suspect that we don’t know the half of what they are really doing.  Latest here.

Pour one out

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Pour one out for a true patriot. A man’s man. The word hero applies in this case. Story here.

January 16, 2022

New video

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Evan (Panzermeister 36) dropped a new video on YouTube. As always, it is great. Evan is a natural teacher. Give it a look.

January 14, 2022

Plastic Model Mojo Episode 55

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A new year and a new PMM episode.  Give it a listen.

January 11, 2022

Way to go ESA

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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It looks like the James Webb telescope launch last week will be in service much longer than expected thanks to the ESA’s Ariane 5’s efficiency. Story here.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 10, 2022

Missile torpedoes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:33 pm
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Who would have thought there are missile launched torpedoes?  India has them now.

January 6, 2022

Really liked this video

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