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November 30, 2018

Jeff Groves wins the Internet

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If you haven’t been reading Jeff “Inch High” Groves blog, you are missing some of the best stuff on the internet.  Jeff’s blog is what I want this blog to be when it grows up.


September 12, 2018

A neat WWII story

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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.

March 29, 2018

Blog update

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My goal for 2018 has been to get more of my own modeling posted on the blog and to have at least one post a day.  So far, I had 2 days in January with no posts, 4 days in February and 6 days in March.  On the other hand, I had more posts in January that I have had in any single month since I started the blog.

I promise you, dear readers, that I will redouble my efforts.

February 22, 2018

New Spitfire book

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Spencer Pollard had published a new book on modeling the Spitfire.  Take a look here and order it.  I can’t wait to see a copy.

February 2, 2018

2018 Modeling #12

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Date: 1/31/2018

Time 7:30 p.m. to 8:40 a.m. (1.17 hrs.)

2018 Total time: 12.99 hrs.

Worked on the Trumpeter T-34/85.  Man, I don’t see how armor modelers get thru dealing with road wheels.  It made me dream fondly of masking greenhouse canopies without pre-cut masks.  Also, given that filing and sanding seams is more difficult on armor, you have to really work on making sure everything fits well.  Finally, this kit has some flash on some of the parts.  Frankly, I’ve been building new kits lately and haven’t had to deal with flash on parts in a while.  It isn’t awful flash, but it is annoying.

Now, on a more serious note, the month of January is in the books.  I managed to model for 12.99 hrs in January.  Usually, January is a good month for me, so it is unlikely that I’ll keep up this pace all year, but if I did, I’d model for 155.88 hours.  Since I’d like to complete 5 models this year, and I figure it takes me about 40 hours to complete an average model, I don’t see any way in hell I finish 5 kits this year.  Stay tuned.

January 27, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:20 am
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This post by a fellow modeler describes exactly what I’ve been going thru.  Like him, I am not sure what the fix is, but I am looking.

January 16, 2018

Dr. Dave’s modeling blog

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Dr. David Geldmacher has a nice little blog.  It is about modeling and other stuff.  Go and visit and encourage him to post more.

January 7, 2018


Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:13 pm

One of my goals for 2018 is to have at least one post every day in 2018.  However, I missed yesterday.  I thought I had posted one or had one scheduled to post.  I will try to not let it happen again.

December 31, 2017

My last post…..of 2017

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:59 pm
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Looking back, 2017 wasn’t my best year, in blogging or generally.

As far as blogging goes, I’ve been posting for 8 1/2 years.  This year I cut back on posts.  That caused the number of visitors to drop.

I am going to try and make a lot of changes for 2018.  In addition to at least one post a day, I also and going to try and go back over the last 8 1/2 years and read all my old posts.  I suspect this will be disappointing, but I need to look at the past to improve the future.

I hope you will all join me on this journey. #mementomori

September 13, 2017

An international modeling blog

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Paulo is a Brazilian who lives in Australia.  He runs a nice blog.  Take a look.

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