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June 6, 2019

Another D-Day account

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Read the whole thing.  Great Churchill story at the beginning, but the meat of the story is the interview after.  Read it and be in awe.

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June 6th, 1944

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:12 am
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As we remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this column makes a very good point that, in addition to a lot of combat bravery, there was an incredible logistical challenge that had to be overcome.  Everyone alive today owes these folks a debt of gratitude.

 

May 23, 2019

Potez XXV(25)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:45 pm
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For such an obsolete aircraft, the Potez 25 hung around quite a while.  Long enough to be used in wars in South America in the 30s, in Spain and even in some corners of WWII.  Now it looks like we will soon have a kit of it.  Sprue shots.

CSS Stonewall

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:56 am
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I have an interest in ships of the civil war.  The Stonewall was one of the more interesting looking in my opinion.  Some of the details on the interesting story of the ship are here.

April 26, 2019

SBS C.450 testbuild

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:29 pm
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If this kit wasn’t by SBS, I’d have no interest in it.  As it is, seeing this test build, I could see myself buying one.

April 16, 2019

Curse you SBS

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:17 am
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SBS keeps making kits of these obscure 1930s aircraft that I didn’t have any interest in…until I learned that SBS was making a kit of them.  The latest is the C.450 racing plane.  History here.

April 1, 2019

Is it wrong….

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of me to love this story?  I don’t think so.

March 29, 2019

Michel Bacos

Filed under: General — dknights @ 5:00 pm
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All jokes about French “cheese eating surrender monkeys” aside, this is the example of a man’s man.  RIP.

February 28, 2019

May her memory be a blessing

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:53 am
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A great story here.  I’ve been through Goshen, Indiana on several occasions.  I’d never heard this story before.

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.

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