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September 16, 2019

Amazing photo

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Photo here.  Photo of the USS Savannah in the immediate aftermath of getting hit by a German Fritz X bomb.  An amazingly-well timed photo.

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September 14, 2019

Inch is killing it

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:12 pm
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Go to his blog, every day.

September 11, 2019

In memory

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:25 pm
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An important story of this day.

I love it when a plan comes together

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:25 pm
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I’ve blogged this before here.  However, now that Special Hobby has released the Delta on floats, I can start one of my “before I die” builds.  The story of the aircraft in question is here.

September 10, 2019

AS-1 build

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:29 pm
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No, not mine.  This is one from about 12 years ago when the Amodel kit was still marketed under the MP Models label.  It is built by master modeler Yufei Mao.  This is something to tide you  over until I get my but in gear and do some posting of my build.

Airships

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:03 pm
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I read this same article every few years.  Every few years the return of the airship is just around the corner.  Yet, it never happens.  I don’t think it ever will.

September 6, 2019

Happy Viktor Belenko day

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Story here.

September 5, 2019

Book review: The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II

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The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II

Author: Eduardo M. Gil Martinez

ISBN:978-83-65437-55-6

108 pgs

The stories of the air forces of the Axis minor allies are some of the more interesting stories of WWII.  I have a particular fascination with the Romanian air force.  One of the smallest axis allied air forces was that of Bulgaria.  The book tells the story of the Bulgarian air force before during and immediate aftermath of WWII.

The book is a good book with plenty of information for the modeler interested in doing a Bulgarian aircraft.  Where it suffers is that English is not the author’s first language and the translation from Spanish to English on the subject of Bulgarian aircraft makes for some awkward sentences.  There are some really nice photos that go well with the text and numerous color illustrations that make me want to build several of these aircraft.  The Eduard B.534 is a particularly good model for a Bulgarian aircraft.

I do recommend this book, even with the limitations imposed by some awkward translation issues.

September 3, 2019

Special Hobby Potez 25

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:51 pm
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Here is a preview of color schemes and markings options.  Color me…..interested.

August 29, 2019

Trumpeter Tu-22

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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The Trumpeter Tu-22 has been released.  This will be a welcome addition to modelers of Russian/Soviet aircraft.  The old ESCI/AMT kit is long in the tooth.  Can’t wait to see it in person.

 

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