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January 8, 2020

Podcast news

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:32 pm
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The first three episodes of the podcast are out.  Give them a listen. If you have any input or suggestions, email Mike and me at plasticmodelmojo@gmail.com.


January 1, 2020

Happy 2020

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:27 pm

2019 was a decent year for the blog.  It had the most visitors since 2015.  Over 5100 people visited and there were over 680 posts (about 2 a day.)

For 2020 my goals are:

  1. More modeling content including more photos and reports on actual modeling.  (That means I’ll have to model more, but I am willing to make that sacrifice for you, dear reader.)
  2. At least one post every day.  I need to take more advantage of the scheduling function for posts.
  3. More book reviews.
  4. Some new surprises.
  5. I’ll continue to post on real world military developments, military and space technology while keeping American politics to a minimum.

I hope to keep these promises to you.  Please comment freely and let me know what you want and what you like.

December 11, 2019

Latin American Aviation

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:30 pm
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I just happened to stumble across this website while looking for something on the internet.  Amazing what is out there that none of us know about.  Really interesting stuff.  Well worth some of your time.

December 3, 2019

Blog thoughts

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 5:58 pm
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I’ve been emailing with Jeff “Inch High” Groves on the one year anniversary of the start of his blog.  If you don’t go there every day you are missing a lot.  We’ve been discussing what works and doesn’t work, what gets views and reactions and what doesn’t, etc.  That caused me to do a little looking at the numbers, etc for this blog to see if I can discern any pattern regarding engagement.  Sadly, I can report that I’ve gained little insight from looking at the statistics.  This blog has been going for over 11 years.  The stats don’t really reveal any pattern.  It does look like book and movie reviews are fairly popular posts.  Surprisingly, for a blog on modeling, modeling posts, with actual modeling and photos and such,, don’t seem to draw any more engagement than your average post.

I do note that more posts in a day does seem to draw more traffic, which is natural.  Also, if I go a day or two with out a post traffic falls off quickly and seems to take time to recover.  I’ve started to go back through all the old posts, starting at the beginning to see if there is anything I was doing that maybe I should bring back.  THe one positive thing I’ e noted is that very few of the links in old posts are broken.  (As I am reading the old posts, when I find a broken link I am trying to note it and update the post.)

So, let me know what you like and don’t like.  Let me know what you want to see more of and what you want to see less of.

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


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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. 

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