David Knights' Weblog

September 15, 2018

Japanese missile defense

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:31 am
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Looks like the Japanese are seeking closer integration of missile defense with the US. Smart on their part and makes sense for the US as well.

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September 14, 2018

So do I

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:44 pm
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The U.S. Army wants a new 120mm mortar that can reach out 12 miles.  Sounds like a good idea to me.

DDG-1000

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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The DDG-1000 program (the stealth destroyer) has been a money pit for the Navy.  If the armed forces want more money, they need to eliminate crap like this.

New Mirage III family

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:02 am
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Modelsivit looks like they are going to do this.  Glad to see it.

September 13, 2018

IBG PZL-37a

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:01 pm
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Man, this looks good from the CAD.  Of course, they all look good from the CAD.

More neat decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:24 am
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I am not the biggest 109 fan (forgive me, Barry!) but, this new sheet from Heroes Models looks tasty.

September 12, 2018

Another space success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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SpaceX scores another launch success for the year.

A Kentucky hero

Filed under: Kentucky — dknights @ 4:04 pm
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4 combat paratroop jumps in WWII was a rarity.  A Kentucky soldier who achieved that feat recently passed away.

A neat WWII story

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:17 am
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Author Chris Bucholtz has an occasional blog with some really good WWII stories, as well as the occasional modeling entry. (who am I to cast such shade?).  I recommend you take a look.

September 11, 2018

B-52 upgrade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:25 pm
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No, not the new Modelcollect kit.  The actual aircraft.  Story here.

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