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November 15, 2018


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Jeff “Inch High” Groves and Jim “Cranky Canuck” Bates have shamed me with their qualitatively superior posts that aren’t just interesting links, but are actual research and model related information, with photos to boot.  I am going to try and change that.

Thanks to Scott “Skippy” King, I’ve been working on the Brengun MXY-7 Ohka.  Now that the great migration has finished and I’ve once again put down modeling roots, I’ve finally been able to model a bit.  Last night I broke out the airbrush and painted the interior of the Ohka.  Since sources are kind of sketchy, I decided to paint the interior floor and seat and instrument panel WEM Nakajima Interior Gray Green. I like the color.

Ohka cockpit

More to follow.


November 14, 2018

Neat find

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:41 pm
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Jim Bates sent me this link, in which NASA provides us with files for a lot of 3D printable models.  If these things are scaleable, and I don’t see why they wouldn’t be, then this opens up a bunch of opportunities for 72nd scale space modelers. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 8, 2018

Upgraded J-10

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:47 pm
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Looks like China has upgraded the J-10 with a thrust vectoring exhaust.  For modelers I wonder if this is a simple nozzle replacement conversion to the Trumpeter J-10, or is it more complicated?

November 6, 2018

Oh happy days!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:01 am
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Special Hobby is re-releasing their Vildabeeste kit.  This makes me very happy.

November 5, 2018

Zvezda Su-27UB

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:48 am
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Zvezda is releasing an Su-27UB.  Will  be nice to have a modern release of this aircraft.


November 4, 2018

Modelcollect B-52 update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:21 pm
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Modelcollect is releasing an update/correction for their B-52 nose on their B-52G kit.  Good for them.

109 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:07 am
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I am fond of AIMS Models products.  Here is a sheet of new late war 109 decals.

October 29, 2018

Modelsivit An-225

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:27 am
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Well, not yet.  However, they are asking about it.  I think that would present some real challenges molding it in injection polystyrene.

October 25, 2018

ICM Do-17

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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Wonder how this kit is?  Wonder how it compares to the Airfix kit?


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:15 am
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It is out and we have sprue shots and cover art.  I’ve wanted one of these to add to my collection of Romanian aircraft.

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