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November 20, 2020

The USN’s new aggressor schemes for the Super Hornet

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:02 pm
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I love aggressor schemes.  I always have, particularly the ones the USAF and USN use in their aggressor squadrons.  The USN has just revealed the schemes for the  Super Hornet which is moving into the aggressor role.  Article here.  Scroll all the way through.

November 18, 2020

Trumpeter Tu-128 review

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:34 pm
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A review from 2019 in FineScale.  One of the few reviews of this kit I’ve been able to find.

November 10, 2020

MiG-17 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:20 pm
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Ohhh.  More MiG-17 decals.  I have not heard of Model Maker decals before.

November 4, 2020

Dora Wings PC-6

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:35 pm
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The Dora Wings PC-6 is closer to release.  See here.  I can’t wait to do an Air America one.

November 2, 2020

RQ-180

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:51 pm
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Something mysterious was spotted in the sky out west recently.  Story here.  Not sure if it is an RQ-180, but it is very interesting.

October 27, 2020

Canadian Fokkers

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:12 pm
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I have the Eduard 72nd scale Fokker D.VII.  I think when I get around to it, I’d like to build a post-war Canadian one.

October 16, 2020

The 1942 raid on Oslo

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:17 am
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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.

September 27, 2020

Su-27

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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A great article on the Su-27s flown by the Ukrainians and some real life input from the pilots on the aircraft.  Enlightening.

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.

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