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May 17, 2019


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:32 pm
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I have never heard of Mars Models.  Nevertheless, they have a test build up of their to-be-released kit of the Do-23.  I’ve always liked this aircraft.  The Do-23 has a real 1930s vibe to it.  Can’t wait.


May 7, 2019


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:02 am
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OK,, internet, do your stuff.   I am interested in building a model of the U-64 (WWII version).  I’ve found one photo of the sub, and it doesn’t help much.  Can anyone out there point me to more photos or info on camouflage and markings.


April 25, 2019

Lydia Litvyak

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:43 pm
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Sometimes you just find yourself wandering around the internet.  I was doing so and ended up researching Lydia Litvyak.  I knew about her before, but hadn’t realized that a couple of German aces were among her victims.

April 18, 2019

Eduard Fokker D VII

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:54 am
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I am a 72nd scale purist.  However, one area where deviation from God’s One True Scale make sense to me is WWI aircraft.  Given the size of these and the rigging required, I see the sense in building in 32nd scale if this is your area of interest.  The EXCEPTION to THAT EXCEPTION is Eduard is releasing a 72nd scale Fokker D.VII.  Given the beauty of Eduard’s 48th scale kit and the lack of rigging required on the Fokker, I expect this will be a popular model for those of us into 72nd scale.

April 3, 2019

Movie review: Doodlebug Summer (2012)

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 6:31 am
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One of my areas of interest is the late war development of Germany’s hi-tech weapons.  Doodlebug Summer isn’t really a movie, but rather a 6 part British documentary.  I initially started watching for my interest in the weapons themselves and their development.  Sadly, there is very little of that.  Rather, the episodes consist mostly of interviews with people who experienced the V-weapon attacks.  The stories were fascinating and the scale of the tragic losses, almost all civilian, were horrendous. There was some footage and discussion of the attempted defenses against the V-1 (there was no defense to the V-2), but mostly there is archival film of the sites of the weapons impact with survivor stories.  While not what I had originally expected, it was well worth watching.  It was on Amazon Video and included free with Prime.  4 out of 5 stars.

March 5, 2019

Eduard 109s

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:08 pm
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Looks like Eduard is going to be releasing 72nd scale 109s.  Even with the recent Tamiya announcement, this is good news.


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:04 am
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I’ve always really liked the He-177.  Given its teething troubles and limited success in combat, I am not sure why, but I do.  For years, the only game it town was the old Airfix/MPC kit, which I built as a teenager.  Revell of Germany came to our rescue a number of years ago with a thoroughly modern kit of the 177.  I started the kit not long after it came out, but sadly, it currently sits on the shelf of shame.

Jeff “Inch High” Groves, on the other hand, took the kit and turned it into a beautiful model.

February 4, 2019

Eduard Fokker D.VII

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:14 pm
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Eduard surprised visitors to the Nurnburg Toy Show with copies of their new 72nd scale Fokker D.VII kit.  It looks nice.


February 2, 2019

Pepelatz Hs P.135

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:10 pm
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Time was when I could keep up with all the companies producing models, even the small cottage industry resin manufacturers.  However, these days not a week goes by where I don’t find a new company.  This one, Peplatz appears to be out of Russia and is producing a resin Hs P.135, a Luft’46 fighter design.

January 28, 2019

Tamiya Me-109G-6

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:13 am
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Image of the newly announced Me-109G-6.

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