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June 1, 2021

More of this, please.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:48 am
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These types of tests need to be conducted a lot more often, especially by the seaborne forces of the USN and our allies.  If you would have peace, prepare for war.

January 26, 2021

SBS

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:20 pm
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This company out of Hungary does some of the finest resin kits of some very unusual subject. Here is a lovely build of their Caudron C.450. I have two SBS kits in the stash and need to get them onto the table.

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.

August 19, 2020

Oops

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:18 am
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The French, or someone, lost a live missile.  It turned up in Florida.  I wonder if we’ll ever learn the back story on how this happened.

July 15, 2020

French catapult

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:31 am
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Mike Baskette brought this to my attention.  I was unaware of this kit.  Now I must have it.

January 30, 2020

The amazing stuff you find on YouTube

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:38 pm
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Was doing some research and found the video below.  It is from a French officer’s home movies that he took while participating in the 1940 Battle for Norway.  Freaking amazing!

January 7, 2020

Potez 25 TOE

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:53 pm
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Special Hobby has released the box art for their upcoming Potez 25TOE.  As luck would have it, those are the markings I’d like to do it in, which I believe are an aircraft in French Indochina.

December 18, 2019

Podcasts

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:33 pm
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I listen to a lot of podcasts. (more news on that front soon).  One of the ones I really enjoy is We Have Ways a podcast by a historian and a comedian about WWII.  Was listening to it the other day and there was a discussion about Germany’s failed attempt to field a 4 engine strategic bomber.  One of them mentioned that the French had developed a 4 engine bomber that was really good that flew just around the time that France surrendered and that the Germans captured it and used it as a transport, but never sought to develop it.  It was faster than the B-17 (though more lightly armed) and had a bigger bomb load.  I’d never heard of such a thing.  A bit of Goggling, and here you are, the Bloch MB.162There is even a vacuum-form kit of it.

September 3, 2019

Special Hobby Potez 25

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:51 pm
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Here is a preview of color schemes and markings options.  Color me…..interested.

June 6, 2019

Another D-Day account

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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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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