David Knights' Weblog

March 19, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:34 pm
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I’ve never really like the Navy trainer scheme of white and orange.  Thus, I’ve never really liked the T-2C.  I had the Matchbox kit at one time as I intended to do a Greek T-2C, but I sold it or gave it away, because…..Matchbox.  However, Wolfpack has done a T-2C that is very nice and I’ve found a scheme that I’d like to do.


February 26, 2018

5 places where WWIII could start in 2018

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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Interesting article.  While they mention Taiwan, they don’t mention the South China Sea.

Underwater drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:56 pm
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An interesting article on the future of underwater drones.  IMHO, subs will play a much greater part in an all out war than most people think.  Underwater drones make that even more likely.

February 7, 2018

Fine Molds F-14A

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:44 pm
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The Fine Molds F-14 kit appears to be available.

U.S. Navy upgrades

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:36 pm
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Looks like the amphib carriers are getting upgrades to handle the F-35B.  That will be a significant increase in the power of these ships.

February 3, 2018

South China Seas happenings

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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The US continues to assert its rights to freedom of navigation.  China is on track to create 50 or so artificial islands in the next 20 years in the South China Sea.

January 26, 2018

This is outrageous

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 7:59 pm
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Story here.  The Indonesian government needs to actively pursue those who desecrate these sites.  Frankly, the US Navy should be authorized to attack and sink any vessel involved in such activity.

January 24, 2018

More on the Russian spy ship

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:53 pm
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A Russian spy ship has been spotted off the North Carolina coast.  The Russians seem to have stepped up surveillance activities lately. I previously noted this here.

January 18, 2018

Russian spy ship

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:33 am
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I’ve had this story around for awhile and meant to post it.  The Russians have a couple of interesting spy ships that may be doing undersea spying and aircraft recovery.

January 12, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:13 pm
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I’ve always like the He-60.  I don’t know why.  It isn’t an especially attractive plane.  It really was obsolete before WWII and thus didn’t see much service.  Naturally, it hasn’t been kitted by the injection molding manufacturers….until now.  AIM Fan Model company, which is apparently in the Ukraine is releasing a kit of the He-60.  I’d never heard of the company.  They are apparently fairly new, having previously released a series of 6 military motorcycles in 35th scale.  Jeff Groves needs to get started scratch-building a 72nd scale German cruiser! 🙂

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