David Knights' Weblog

May 11, 2017

Model photography

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:48 pm
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A nice YouTube series on photographing models.  Basic in some respects, but still a good place to start.


December 23, 2016

National Geographic B-17

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:39 pm
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This photo of B-17 Button Nose appeared in the March 1945 issue of National Geographic.  Oddly enough the aircraft itself was lost in August 1944 over France.  Luckily, the crew pictured below all survived.



October 12, 2016

Model photography

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:24 am
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I’ve been practicing with the camera to see if I can get a bit better results when photographing my models.

I’ve determined that my main issue isn’t lack of photography skills, but a lack of model skills.








July 27, 2016

Airliner photo

Filed under: Family,Modeling — dknights @ 8:54 am
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This photo comes from a previous trip to Jamaica.  The plane was photographed at the airport in Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ).


October 9, 2015

Cool on every level

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:01 pm
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Way cool. (h/t Iowahawk)

September 26, 2015

Norway’s Fairchild PT-19s in Canada

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:35 pm
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Photo from March 1943 National Geographic



July 27, 2015

Cool Russian paint scheme

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:34 am
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This MiG is in a scheme I’ve only seen on the T-50.  My question is, is this a MiG-29 or MiG-35?  29 I think.



July 13, 2015

Great WWII photos

Our Canadian Washington state correspondent, Jim Bates, came across some great WWII photos posted on Flickr.  These are awesome.  Take a look, and thanks to Jim for finding these and sharing them.

June 17, 2015

A neat photo

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:15 pm
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Many times photos will inspire me to say to myself, “I’d like to build that”.

Courtesy of famed Canadian, Ohio,  Washington lawyer Jim Bates we have this.

Cool Turbo Otter

Cool Turbo Otter













Here is a news story about the aircraft.

And, if you are inspired to build a model in 72nd scale (GOTS), then here is a conversion kit.

January 21, 2015

Preserving history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:33 pm
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A neat website where a family member is taking old letters and photos from a WWII veteran and typing them out and posting them on a blog.  I wish more folks were doing this.  A lot of people don’t realize what some of the information in those letters and photos can contain for a history buff.

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