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November 19, 2019

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 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 11, 2019

Veteran’s day

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 12:00 pm
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No more fitting a story for this Veteran’s day.  What a great project.

and related, another important WWII USN ship is found.  The improvements in underwater technology clearly will lead to us at least knowing the final resting places of many WWI and WWII sailors.

November 7, 2019

Movie review: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:35 am
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Reviewing this movie is ridiculous.  It is acknowledged to be one of the greatest films ever made.  And it is.  This is just one of the best films ever made.  Every shot, every piece of dialogue is just amazing.  It was John Huston’s first film as director and he obsessed over it.  It shows.  Perfect cast, perfect script, perfect direction and cinematography.  I have watched it 5 or 6 times and it is just amazing each and every time.  There isn’t anything that isn’t flat out amazing.  If you have never seen it, you should. One of the many things of note is that thought the film was shot in 1940, there is no hint that there is a war going on in Europe.

And I want this for my desk.

October 15, 2019

Not impressed

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:44 am
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Who knows what this could be.

October 1, 2019

China

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:42 pm
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China held a military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the communist revolution.  Lots of interesting photos of drones and missiles and stuff.

 

September 21, 2019

There is so much going on here.

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:18 pm
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I could stare to this photo for hours.

September 14, 2019

Inch is killing it

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:12 pm
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Go to his blog, every day.

January 8, 2019

It is amazing what you come across on the internet

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:45 am
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You can get lost on the internet forever if you are not careful.  While looking for something completely different, I ran across this site on Australian aviation.  I was particularly interested in this page.  Be careful. Don’t get lost.

December 26, 2018

USS Louisville (SSN 724)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:38 pm
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A nice photo of the Louisville.

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