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September 7, 2019

AS-1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:18 pm
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I am currently building the AModel AS-1.  I had previously started a resin version of the AS-1, but due to wing warping and other issues I stopped that build.  One of the things I have to decide is the color scheme.  I have an interesting set of choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This one is overall painted silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a ground launched version in a Cuban museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a gray one with a white radar nose.

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a museum example red, with a yellow nose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think I am going to go with overall bare metal as illustrated on the boxtop, since I want to push myself with a bare metal finish.

 

 

August 30, 2019

I must have this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:13 pm
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Turns out Bronco Models out of China is going to be doing a 72nd scale DF-1 SRBM.  The DF-1 is the Chinese copy of the Soviet SS-2 Sibling SRBM.  This will definitely fill a hole in my collection.

August 29, 2019

Good

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:34 am
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Glad to hear it.

August 26, 2019

Russian nuclear accident

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:29 pm
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The folks over at The Drive are staying on the story of the recent radiological accident associated with a possible failed missile test.  As I’ve said previously, we may never know what really happened but I am glad to see at least some news sites continuing to follow the story.

August 22, 2019

More on that Russian nuclear accident

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:38 am
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More of the story here.  I suspect that we may not know the full story of what happened here for 20 or 30 years, if ever.  However, I think this is a much more important story than we’ve been led to believe and I hope reporters keep digging.

August 20, 2019

V-2 tail art

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:56 am
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I have a keen interest in the V-2.  While looking at the comments on a post on Jeff “Inch High” Groves blog, I came across this fascinating blog post.  I never knew.  What a great piece of research.  Definitely want to keep this in mind.

August 15, 2019

Missile defense

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:15 am
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A necessity.

August 12, 2019

Is it just me

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:39 am
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or should the fact there was a small explosion in Russia involving a release of radiation be a bigger deal? WTF?

 

UPDATE:  Here is a much more detailed analysis of what we know or think we know.

 

July 29, 2019

Huh?

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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Sometimes you just have to wonder.  I am sure this guy was thinking, “It is just an empty tube”, but seriously, did you think that was going to pass without notice?

ABM news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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This sounds like good news.  Sooner rather than later one of these systems is going to get a real world workout.

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