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July 25, 2018

The Germans are not serious

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:08 am
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The Germans are not serious about defending themselves and we shouldn’t be doing it for them.


July 12, 2018

ZM Ho-229

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:33 am
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I am glad to see Zoukei Mura getting into 72nd scale.  Not sure how much better their Ho-229 will be than the current Revell kit, but we shall see.

June 11, 2018

Luft ’46 Me-163

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:38 pm
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I have a fascination with the Me-163.  I was unaware that it was wind tunnel tested with canards.  However, apparently it was, though no prototype was built.  Now there is a resin conversion for that option.

May 22, 2018

Boxer APC

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:01 pm
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Australia is buying the German-made Boxer APC.  For you modelers out there, there is at least one 35th scale kit of the Boxer, and more importantly, one in God’s One True Scale.

April 9, 2018

Early 109 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:42 pm
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The AMG 109s are really great.  Ask Barry Numerick.  Now there are some new decals for these kits.  See here.  Oh, more decals

March 20, 2018

Takom V-2

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:00 pm
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Good news.  Takom is scaling down their V-2.  This is good news.  The Special Armor one is good, but I am looking forward to this one as well.

March 3, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:50 am
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RS Models has announced a new kit of the Bu-133.  While not an aircraft I really have much interest in, the choice of markings on this kit looks to be amazing. If you have any interest in this aircraft, keep an eye out for this kit.

February 2, 2018

WWI German war plans

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:20 pm
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An interesting discussion/analysis of the WWI Imperial German war plans here.  Worth a read.

January 12, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:13 pm
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I’ve always like the He-60.  I don’t know why.  It isn’t an especially attractive plane.  It really was obsolete before WWII and thus didn’t see much service.  Naturally, it hasn’t been kitted by the injection molding manufacturers….until now.  AIM Fan Model company, which is apparently in the Ukraine is releasing a kit of the He-60.  I’d never heard of the company.  They are apparently fairly new, having previously released a series of 6 military motorcycles in 35th scale.  Jeff Groves needs to get started scratch-building a 72nd scale German cruiser! 🙂

January 4, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:46 pm
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A number of years ago I built an Me-163.  One thing I found out at the time was that there were almost no aftermarket decals for the Komet.  That appears to be changing.  Print Scale is releasing a sheet of decals for the 163. (among some others.)

Me-163 and award

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