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June 7, 2019


Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Interesting article on the loss of an RC-135 50 years ago.


June 6, 2019

June 6th, 1944

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:12 am
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As we remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this column makes a very good point that, in addition to a lot of combat bravery, there was an incredible logistical challenge that had to be overcome.  Everyone alive today owes these folks a debt of gratitude.


May 21, 2019

Things I didn’t know

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:57 am
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Man, this is going to be a looong blog post. 🙂

Actually, I didn’t realize that there was an Indiana Military Museum.  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves for bringing it to my attention)  Looks like it would be worth a visit and its only a couple of miles from Louisville.

May 16, 2019

The plane that accidentally flew around the world

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:23 am
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A great story from WWII.  I had never heard it before.  It makes me want to build a Boeing 314.

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.


May 1, 2019

Totally worth it

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:55 pm
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I love the internet sometimes.  I’ve never heard this story before.

Fundraiser to help preserve the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

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Story here.  Give a little.

April 26, 2019

What makes a good blog post?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:46 pm
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I’ve been wondering about this as I’ve watched the traffic numbers for this blog ebb and flow.  I really am not greatly concerned with traffic as this blog serves as much as a place where I keep notes on things I am interested in.  However, visiting the blogs of modelers like Jeff “Inch High” Groves, Jim “Cranky Canuck” Bates and Tommy Thomason, I realize that my stuff just doesn’t have the same quality.

Each of those blogs, and many others are different in their own way, but all have a mark of quality.  They make me muse on what makes a good (modeling related) blog post.  One thing these sites all do is make use of photos.  I don’t do that enough.  Also, all of these sites go deep on history in many of their posts.  Those are some of the best posts.  I’d like to find more time to devote to posts like that, but until I get better organized, I don’t know if that will be possible.


SBS C.450 testbuild

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:29 pm
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If this kit wasn’t by SBS, I’d have no interest in it.  As it is, seeing this test build, I could see myself buying one.

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.

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