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August 26, 2020

Falling down the rabbit hole

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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Talking with Jim Bates the other day, we were discussing the latest Starfighter Decals sheet for the B-25.  This led into a discussion of the new Airfix B-25B kit and which Doolittle Raider each of us wished to model.  One of the crewmen on one of the planes was from Kentucky, and I’ve known this for years because there is a historical marker in Elizabethtown, KY near the courthouse.  I’ve passed that marker a number of times and always thought I’d want to build the aircraft that he crewed.

That crewman, George Larkin, Jr. was a member of crew #10, and flew on aircraft 40-2250.  While this aircraft isn’t one of the more colorful Doolittle Raiders, as it doesn’t have any unique nose art or unique markings, there are several good photos of the aircraft, showing its weathered appearance at the time of the raid.  There are several great websites regarding the Doolittle Raiders with lots of great photos.

Since the DK Decals sheet allows you to do most of the Doolittle Raiders, but not 40-2250, I think I can use the sheet and piece together the tail numbers I need.

Jim, I blame you for this post.

August 17, 2020

AScaleCanadianTV Ep. 16

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:53 am
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The latest episode is out. Go check it out.

August 13, 2020

An interesting modeling blog

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:54 am
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Militarymodelers.com.  They do something that the old MMP magazine used to do, which is builds of models out of the box with no paint or filler.  This will be a great resource for someone building a kit once the site gets more content up. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

August 8, 2020


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:22 am
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Episode 15 is out.  It just gets better and better.

July 24, 2020

AScaleCanadianTV Ep.13

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:34 pm
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I totally forgot to mention that a new episode of Jim Bates YouTube video modeling blog came out recently.


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


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

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:02 pm
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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.

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