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October 16, 2020

The 1942 raid on Oslo

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Listeners to the podcast know that I am engaged in a group build of the Tamiya Mosquito.  Because I have a great interest in the invasion of Norway in 1940, and the subsequent occupation, I decided to build one of the aircraft that participated in the 1942 raid on the gestapo headquarters in Oslo.  These four aircraft were from 105 Squadron and were the first use of the new Mosquito that were acknowledged in the British press.

The raid was not exactly a success.  However it was the first of many of these precision strikes including the Arhaus raid and the Shellhaus raid.  In fact, the Oslo raid was repeated in late 1944.

I am a fan of Stan Stokes prints, and here is a print of the raid.

More on the raid here.

This is the building today.

More here.

October 10, 2020

AScaleCanadianTV episode 19

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:14 pm
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The new episode is out.  It took Jim Bates to long to give us all an update, but it is here now.  Enjoy.

October 7, 2020

Amazing

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This story is amazing. I hope the item gets bought and put in a museum in either the UK or Poland.

October 6, 2020

Photographing scale models

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Here is a tutorial by the folks at Finescale for photographing your completed models.

https://finescale.com/videos/how-to-videos/2020/09/how-to-photograph-your-scale-models

September 23, 2020

SF.260

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:50 pm
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In addition to KP releasing a kit of the SIAI-Marchetti SF.260, now comes word that Special Hobby will do so as well.

September 22, 2020

MB.151/152

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:51 pm
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Dora wings has announced a new kit.  This is good news for modelers of the early WWII era.

September 18, 2020

Zvezda C-130H

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:28 am
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More info on the Zvezda C-130H due to be released soon.  Looks like USANG, Polish, South Korean, British and Japanese markings.

September 16, 2020

MiG-17 build

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:59 pm
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A great build of a DML MiG-17 in VPAF markings. (h/t to Jim Bates for the link)

September 14, 2020

Wolfpack F-5E/F

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While Dream Models has recently released an F-5, I am intrigued by the forthcoming kit from Wolfpack.  It appears they will be providing more options at a much cheaper price.

September 12, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Ep. 20

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It is out.  Come and get it.

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