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May 26, 2020

A new episode of AScaleCanadianTV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:41 am
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Jim has a new episode out.  Give it a watch.

Link here.

 

May 16, 2020

The things you learn

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:19 am
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I had never heard this story.  Wild.  (h/t to Jim Bates who brought it to my attention.)

April 27, 2020

MiG-23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:29 pm
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This is very nice.  I’ve seen the original at the USAFM. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

April 24, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Episode 10

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Though I noted that the episode had been recorded here, I completely forgot to post several days ago when the episode actually became available. It is out and you can listen here.

April 15, 2020

A new episode of AScaleCanadianTV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:47 pm
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Jim Bates has posted his sixth episode of AScaleCanadianTV.

March 31, 2020

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:36 pm
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Episode 4 has been released.  Give it a watch.

March 27, 2020

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:56 pm
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Jim Bates has started a YouTube channel with short broadcasts on his modeling adventures during this time of quarantine. Watch and subscribe.

February 10, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:47 pm
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I’ve been anxiously awaiting this kit and thanks to friend of the blog, Jim “The X-Acto” Bates, I’ve now got one.  I was anxious to get going, so after a quick examination of the instructions, I started.  The cockpit on almost all MiG-17s is a mid-gray color.  I used a gray from the Colourcoats line.  The instrument panel is represented by a decal in the kit and the instructions call for the panel piece to be painted black.  I went with a dark gray for a little more visual interest.

MiG-17 cockpit pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve already decided that I am not using the kit decals for the main markings.  Instead I am going to use marking off a new Xtracals sheet for the one and only MiG-17 operated by Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso markings

November 19, 2019

Pilot defections

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:00 am
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Thanks to late night texting with Jim Bates, I came across this Wikipedia list of pilot defections.  Way cool.

November 6, 2019

Lysander

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:32 am
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This should make Jim Bates happy.  I am surprised it has taken this long to get a new kit of this aircraft.

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