David Knights' Weblog

September 14, 2019

Inch is killing it

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


July 16, 2019


Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:50 pm

That is the number of posts I’ve done on this blog in the last 11 years.  The blog has changed significantly over the years. (I’m not sure for the better.)  In any case, one of my goals is to go back and re-read all of the old posts, to try and get a feel for how its changed, and maybe recapture anything I was doing that I’ve lost.  I am also always open to suggestions for what you the reader want to see. (More modelling!  Yes, I know).  Ok this is now 3277, and I hope to continue for some time to come.

July 15, 2019

The Cranky Canuck rides again

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:01 pm
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Our friend, the Cranky Canuck, (aka Jim Bates) has started blogging again.  This pleases me as Jim always has something interesting to post.  In this case, he posted a link to a YouTube model building channel.  There are quite a number of these, and some of them are very good, as is this one that Jim referenced in his post.

June 20, 2019


Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:10 am
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I would watch any of these movies.

May 31, 2019

Blog update

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:47 pm

Due to work requirements I wasn’t able to post yesterday, which is the first day I’ve missed in a while.  I will attempt to do a bit better with scheduling when I know I have busy days in the future.

May 14, 2019

The Modelling News

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:54 pm
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I nice general interest website with lots of modeling news on all scales and genres. 

April 26, 2019

What makes a good blog post?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:46 pm
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I’ve been wondering about this as I’ve watched the traffic numbers for this blog ebb and flow.  I really am not greatly concerned with traffic as this blog serves as much as a place where I keep notes on things I am interested in.  However, visiting the blogs of modelers like Jeff “Inch High” Groves, Jim “Cranky Canuck” Bates and Tommy Thomason, I realize that my stuff just doesn’t have the same quality.

Each of those blogs, and many others are different in their own way, but all have a mark of quality.  They make me muse on what makes a good (modeling related) blog post.  One thing these sites all do is make use of photos.  I don’t do that enough.  Also, all of these sites go deep on history in many of their posts.  Those are some of the best posts.  I’d like to find more time to devote to posts like that, but until I get better organized, I don’t know if that will be possible.


April 24, 2019


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Sword recently released a new kit of the F3H Demon.  Tommy Thomason over on his Tailhook Topics blog has a great review of the kit.  I picked this one up at the LHS recently.

April 12, 2019

The highest compliment

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:03 pm
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Jeff “inch High” Groves pays me a high compliment on his blog today by blaming (or crediting) me with being responsible for him blogging.  I’ll gladly take the credit.  My legacy in modeling is now done.

April 4, 2019

Strategy Talk Podcast

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:06 am
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If you like podcasts, I recommend the Strategy Talk podcast, by the guys who run Strategypage.com.  The latest episode is on the South China Sea, which is one of the areas where I have a real interest.

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