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April 26, 2022

The more I study WWII

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:27 pm
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The more I learn.

A worthy cause

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:42 pm
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If you have some spare change, can you send a bit to help save this museum ship (USS The Sullivans)?

April 25, 2022

Are Russian weapons really crappy?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:38 pm
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Yes, but why?  Read here.

April 24, 2022

Upsides of Bandai’s Gray Market Crackdown

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:44 pm

As always, Mr. Lee has some well expressed thoughts, this time on one of my favorite subjects, the business side of the hobby.

Sprue Pie With Frets

A month or so ago, the online Gundam modeling community buzzed about Bandai’s distribution policies, which apparently changed in recent months to curtail sales to international buyers of kits intended for the Japanese domestic market.

Here are two threads from Facebook on the topic: (Warning: lots of hot takes! Also, must be a Facebook user)

And here’s a thread on Reddit: (immediately viewable, Reddit account not necessary, but still lots of hot takes)

The TL;DR is that Bandai is cracking down on gray market sales of their kits outside of the domestic Japanese market. Bandai is attempting to channel sales in regions outside of its principal Japan market through its designated, official regional distributors. Apparently, our model building brothers and sisters in Japan are finding Bandai kits in short supply, because Japanese hobby shops are directly…

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April 23, 2022

A Mike Grant masterpiece

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:48 pm
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He does such beautiful models.

BTW, join 72nd scale aircraft forum.

April 21, 2022

Elon making it look easy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:34 pm
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Crew-4 ready to launch on Sunday not a few short weeks after the SpaceX/Axios private mission to the ISS.  Musk is making it look like he is running an airline. (Which is what he wants and what we need)(Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Don’t panic, all is well

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:32 am
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Could things get any worse for Putin?

 

 

April 20, 2022

Where have all the children gone?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:09 am
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A really interesting read.  I predict when the sex robots arrive, the birth rates are going to make today look like boom times.

Weird things I find interesting

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:47 am
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Bees can’t fly over mirrors or calm water.

April 19, 2022

Feel good story of the day (Ukraine edition)

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:47 am
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