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September 14, 2021

New S-boat

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:48 pm
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This is the kit that Mike mentioned on the episode of The Scale Model Podcast that he and I were recently on.  I agree with Mike, this is a must have.


August 15, 2021

A quick King Tiger

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:57 pm
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Panzermeister36 strikes again.  Check it out.

April 14, 2021

A new kit

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:42 pm
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A new kit, a Bu-181, from a manufacturer I have never heard of. (h/t to Jim Bates)

February 17, 2021

German Commerce Raiders

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:17 pm
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I have always been fascinated by this subject.  This is a great video. (P.S. Check out this persons other videos.)

February 12, 2021

New HS-126

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:01 am
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Brengun has announced a new Hs-126.  This is good news as the previous kits of the Hs-126 are well over 30 years old,. if not older.  The HS-126 was used by several smaller air forces and a new kit will surely be better than current offerings.

January 9, 2021


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:04 pm
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Brengun has announced a new Hs-126.

Hope it is good.

December 15, 2020


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:43 am
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Inspiration can come from almost anywhere. I recently came across this video on YouTube and it now has me doing some thinking and planning, more to come.

December 14, 2020

The M-30 enters the paint shop

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:21 pm
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Those of you who have listened to the podcast, have been following the saga of Mike having sucked me into building a 1/35th scale Soviet armor piece. (That may be placing too much blame on Mike, but hey, what do I care.)  I’d have finished construction sooner, but frankly, the Trumpeter instructions appear to have been produced using the infinite monkey theorem.  And let me tell, you, they ain’t Shakespeare.  (I will have more to say on the Trumpeter instructions once I am done, but I need to give them time to buy the asbestos underwear they will need.)

Well, the M-30 has entered the paint booth.  This is good as the paint booth was empty since the completion of the Biber.  Now that the M-30 is off the construction cutting mat, I can move the Mosquito back on and make some  progress.  Also, I am planning the 2021 campaign season. (Who am I kidding.  Every year Mike and I exchange lists of our top ten planned builds for the coming year, and when I get to the end of the year, my list of completions look nothing like my beginning of the year list.)

Now, before you judge me too harshly on the M-30, keep in mind the last time I finished a 35th scale artillery piece was 1996. (BTW, that was my most productive year ever.)  That year I finished a Tamiya Pak 35/36 and a Flak 38. (Pictured below)

OK, you can stop laughing now.  Please keep in mind that this was the mid 90s, weathering was still in the dry-brushing era and these were the only two 35th scale kits I built.  (How about that really slick base job on the Flak 38) Naturally, with the M-30, I am striving for a bit more.  I am binge watching Uncle Night Shift episodes and am alternately inspired and depressed.

Stay tuned.

November 5, 2020

German Midget Subs of WWII

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:25 pm
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A really interesting short YouTube documentary on German WWII Midget subs.

October 21, 2020

Eduard 109s

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:40 am
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Looks like we will be getting the promised Me-109s in 72nd scale sooner than we might have thought.  See here.  Looks like they might have decided to start with the late 109s and possibly an Avia S-199.

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