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April 30, 2021

More UFOs

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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More on the impending release of the government UFO report. (post just for Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

March 13, 2021

Stealing a space telescope

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:21 pm
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A great article on an interesting problem. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

September 26, 2020

Wonder where they got the plans

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:27 pm
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Looks like Chinese espionage scores again. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves.)

July 13, 2020

Does this look familiar?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:17 am
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Japan’s hypersonic missile.  This looks like the one the US is developing. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

June 11, 2020

Japanese trucks in color

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:10 am
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A great YouTube of japanese trucks in color footage.  Great camo reference. (h/t Jeff Groves)

May 27, 2020

This one is for Inch

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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See here.  Clarity on this issue is necessary.

March 24, 2020

Japanese bombs

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:28 am
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As I mentioned on a previous episode of the Plastic Model Mojo podcast, I had found a company making resin WWII Japanese bombs.  I ordered one of each of their sets and they arrived yesterday.  A review will follow. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves, who spotted them in stock at HLJ.) Here is a Wikipedia article on the different types of Japanese WWII bombs.

 

March 9, 2020

MXY-7 info

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:19 pm
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My last model completion was the Brengun kit of the MXY-7 OhkaHere is a blog post by someone who assisted in the restoration of the one at the IWM. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

January 30, 2020

Cool modeling video

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:13 am
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Not the right scale, but this is a really nice YouTube video build of the Airfix F6F in 24th scale. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

December 27, 2019

US Navy acquisitions

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:46 pm
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Looks like the USN is getting a new fleet of harbor and patrol craft.  Good news, I hope. (post for Jeff “Inch High” Groves who misses the smell of salt air)

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