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February 5, 2016

Interesting whiz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:35 pm
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Turning artillery and naval guns into ABM weapons.  Hmmm.

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August 10, 2015

2015 Modeling report #20

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:32 am
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Date: July 10th, 2015

Time:  10:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (Time: 1.25 hrs)

Yearly total: 27.04 hrs

I meant to put this report in when it occurred in July, but I kept putting it off and forgetting.  I actually got a bit of modeling done, and it felt good.  Reminded me of why I like the hobby and why it is so sad that I get to do it so little.  Started fixing the decals on the Airfix Mustang and did a bit of work on the Takom Siege gun.

July 7, 2015

A powerful story

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:23 pm
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This really personalizes this story.

June 4, 2015

2015 Modeling report #18

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:43 am
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Date: June 2nd, 2015

Time:  10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Time: 2.0 hrs)

Yearly total: 24.54 hrs

Actually got some modeling done.  Real progress for the first time since the end of January.  Man, that is sad.  As promised, I am including a photo with this report.  Worked on the Takom Siege gun.  Also got to reconnect via Skype with famed Canadian modeler Jim Bates.  That was nice.  It is amazing how a bit of modeling can improve your attitude.

Takom Siege Gun

Takom Siege Gun

June 2, 2015

2015 Modeling report #16

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:24 pm
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Date: April 15th, 2015

Time:  10:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. (Time: .75 hrs)

Yearly total: 21.54 hrs

I am over a month late in putting this report up.  My hobby has ground to a halt, which is killing me.  I worked on the Takom siege gun for about 45 minutes.  No visible progress.

May 29, 2015

Keep watching

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:21 am
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The South China Sea is where it is going to eventually happen.

February 9, 2015

Supergun

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:34 pm
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The Navy has unveiled the railgun they have been working on.  Story here.

February 5, 2015

2015 Modeling report #12

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:25 pm
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Date: Jan 29th, 2015

Time:  10:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m (Time: 0.75 hrs)

Yearly total: 17.18 hrs

A bit of work on  the Siege gun.  Not much progress.

February 2, 2015

2015 Modeling report #11

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:53 am
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Date: Jan 27th, 2015

Time:  10:20 p.m. to 11:00 p.m (Time: 0.67 hrs)

Yearly total: 16.43 hrs

A little more work on the Takom kit.  This kit is turning out to be a more complex build than I had at first thought.  It is different from building an aircraft in that there is a lot less stopping and painting.  At this point it is pretty much all construction, all the time.

January 27, 2015

2015 Modeling report #10

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:25 pm
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Date: Jan 25th, 2015

Time:  10:20 p.m. to 11:15 p.m (Time: 0.91 hrs)

Yearly total: 15.76 hrs

More work on the Takom Skoda Siege gun.  I got the base assembled.  This is a bit out of sequence, but the base is in some ways a separate item from the gun and carriage.  As of right now, I am averaging 221.24 hours for the year.  I know that won’t hold.  If I was able to finish the year having done 150 hours, I’d be well pleased.  I promise pictures soon.

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