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February 9, 2019

More F-35 news

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:29 am
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Japan is now scheduled to be the largest foreign purchaser of the F-35.  Hmmmm, I wonder why?


February 7, 2019

MXY-7 Ohka update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:15 pm
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Sand and fill. Sand and fill.  Having gotten past the stage in the build where I just wanted to chuck it, I continue working on the Ohka.  I managed to get in about 45 minutes of modeling the other night.  I should be ready to attached the canopy and begin painting soon.  More photos as soon as I have something new to show.

Fine Molds Ki-43 I

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:33 am
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More on the upcoming Fine Molds Ki-43 I.

February 4, 2019

Cool space website

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:50 pm
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This is the website for the Hayabusa II.  No, not the Ki-43, but the Japanese asteroid exploration satellite.   It is a neat site.  In a modeling related tie-in, there is a 32nd scale kit of the Hayabusa II.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 3, 2019

MXY-7 Update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:10 am
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Sorry, no pictures.  I hit this point in almost every build.  That point where I am ready to give up on the build.  This usually happens after priming.  I think the model looks good and I hit it with primer, and then, nothing but disappointment.  Well, that is what happened here.  However, I haven’t given up.  I haven’t quit.  I am pushing thru it and I hope to post some nice update photos soon.

January 30, 2019

Ki-51 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:28 pm
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New Ki-51 decals.  I have a soft spot in my heart for the Sonia.

January 28, 2019

RS E8N1 released

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:08 pm
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The RS kit of the E8N1 has been released.  Yea!

January 27, 2019

Japanese Airfield Equipment

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:51 pm
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As readers know I’ve been doing some research on Japanese Airfield Equipment in WWII.  Super modeler Jeff “Inch High” Groves pointed me toward the series on the Arawasi blog on Japanese Airfield Equipment.  Well worth studying.

January 26, 2019

Fine Molds Ki-43 in 72nd scale

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:18 am
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On Twitter I saw a Japanese language tweet indicating that Fine Molds was doing an early Ki-43I to be released in Model Graphix magazine.  Can anyone point me to more info on this?

January 22, 2019

Brengun MXY-7 Ohka update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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Y’all may not remember, but I do actually model from time to time.  I’ve been working on the Brengun MXY-7 Ohka.  Given how small it is, you would think it would take a lot less time than a larger kit.  This isn’t the case.  In any event, it is together and due to the shorter run nature of the kit, I’m having to put a little extra time in on the seams.






















Yes, the seat seems to have a slight tilt to it.  No, I am not going to fix it.

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