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December 8, 2018

German commerce raiders in WWII

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:41 am
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Since I’ve been on the subject lately, here is a nice article with a general background on the subject.

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November 20, 2018

Midway secret leaked

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:48 am
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Hat tip to Jeff Groves who sent me the link to this story that revealed that the fact we had broken the Japanese naval code, or at least strongly hinted at it, was published in the newspaper at the time.  Luckily, the word never got back to the Japanese.  I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Joe Rochefort and especially fascinated by the fact that after Midway he was transferred to command of a floating dry dock.

November 13, 2018

B-17B in combat

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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A story of the only B-17B to engage in combat.  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves for the link)

November 12, 2018

An amazing story

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:26 pm
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I’ve seen the footage that is referred to in this story.  I suspect many WWII history buffs will recognize it.  Amazing to know the history behind it.  I look forward to the book.

November 9, 2018

Yet another decal manufacturer

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Man, it is tough to keep up with all these.  Here is Exito’s latest sheet.  I’d never heard of them before.  They appear to be a Polish model shop that is making their own decal sheets.

November 8, 2018

Interesting alcohol news

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:03 pm
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2000+ year old wine found in China.  Is it weird that I’d be tempted to taste it?  Knowing my luck I’d be like the guy who ate the slug.

November 3, 2018

Interesting discovery

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 6:04 am
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At Mt. Vernon in northern Virginia.

November 2, 2018

Kentucky gets a new National Monument

Filed under: Kentucky,Politics — dknights @ 8:53 am
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And it is a civil war monument to boot.  Great news.

October 31, 2018

Civil war news

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:30 pm
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I really like the history of the American Civil War.  Here is a bit of history uncovered that gives insight into the construction of a corduroy road.  Useful info for a figure or diorama modeler.

October 16, 2018

Amazing story

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:01 am
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A story worth remembering.

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