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January 22, 2019

Brengun MXY-7 Ohka update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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Y’all may not remember, but I do actually model from time to time.  I’ve been working on the Brengun MXY-7 Ohka.  Given how small it is, you would think it would take a lot less time than a larger kit.  This isn’t the case.  In any event, it is together and due to the shorter run nature of the kit, I’m having to put a little extra time in on the seams.

 

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Yes, the seat seems to have a slight tilt to it.  No, I am not going to fix it.

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Hurricane decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:05 am
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Hi, I am David and I’m a decaloholic! (<crowd> Hi, David).  DK has announced a new sheet of Hurricane decals.  I have no doubt that there will be tons of options on the sheet, which is a hallmark of DK sheets.  Skippy recently used some DK decals and reports they are of high quality.

January 21, 2019

Special Hobby Potez 25

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:40 am
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Looks like Special Hobby is moving along on their Potez 25.  I’ll be interested to see how many versions you;ll be able to build.

January 20, 2019

MXY-7 Model 22

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:39 am
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Brengun is going to release a Model 22.  I am currently building their Model 11.  The 22 was produced, but never used operationally.

January 19, 2019

Japanese Airfield equipment–Good news

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:50 pm
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I’ve had some interest in WWII Japanese airfield equipment lately.  Now comes good news that Brengun is doing two pieces of such equipment.  Info here and here.

Aircraft mounted laser weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:12 am
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Interesting thoughts on the coming use of aircraft mounted laser weapons.

January 18, 2019

Russia loses two Su-34s

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Looks like Russians lost two Su-34s off the Asian coast of Russia.  Note: that at the time I linked to the story, the photo with the story was an Su-27UB, not an Su-34.  We’ll see if they correct that.

January 16, 2019

Hobbyboss A-4E

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:37 pm
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Hobbyboss has announced a new A-4E for later in 2019.  Frankly this is good news as a modern tooling of an A-4E would be most welcome.

January 15, 2019

Resin Texan

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:06 pm
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Grand Models ( a new company to me) has announced a resin Texan T Mk 1. (the modern aircraft, not the WWII trainer.)  Markings will be for the RAF, RCAF and RNZAF.

January 14, 2019

Boeing’s transonic wing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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Boeing is working on a “transonic wing” that will allow airliners to fly close to, but not exceed the speed of sound.  This would cut some longer flight travel times by a significant amount, at a much lower cost than a supersonic airliner.

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