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November 21, 2019

My favorite Modeling tools #10: Trumpeter seam scraper

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:29 pm
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I don’t know what particularly possessed me to buy this item from my local hobby shop.  For years I’d used the classic #11 Xacto blade for seam scraping and it worked very well.  But I picked this tool up and I must say, I am impressed.  It works well, better than the #11 blade.  It is solid-feeling in your hand and the scraper portion of the tool is hefty enough that it does a good job and you don’t get the flex that you sometimes get with a #11.  Sometimes I buy a tool and rarely use it.  That isn’t the case with this.  It is a tool I use all the time at the bench.  Worth the cost.

 

November 20, 2019

Modeling content

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:27 pm
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Can you identify this?

What is this?

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.

Weathering

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:23 am
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Look at this photo of and SBD on USS Santee CVE-29.  My guess on the date is late 42 or early 43.  Look at the weathering.  Look at the grime around the wing roots and notice even at this distance many panel lines are visible. Color period pictures like this are a real help to the modeler who wants to weather their model.

November 17, 2019

Modeling zen

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:19 am
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I find that basic construction, and especially sanding, is a very zen experience for me.  I like basic construction.  This explains why I tending to start more models than I finish.

November 13, 2019

This is amazing

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:16 pm
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Not really a fan of his music, but Rod Stewart’s train layout is fantastic.

November 8, 2019

SS-2

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:08 pm
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I noted previously that this kit had been announced.  Now it is apparently about to be released.  Looks like a a nice model with no obvious flaws.

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.

November 3, 2019

I want this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:47 am
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Hi. I am David and I am a decalholic. (crowd:”Hi, David”)

If you haven’t ever used any Starfighter decals, I recommend them.

Here is the latest, and I want it bad.

 

October 31, 2019

Hurricane IIC

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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Breaking news that Arma will follow there very nice Hurricane I with a Hurricane IIC.  Now, here is hoping they will do a IIB as well.

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