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September 27, 2021

Well, well well…..

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:51 am
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Look at what we have here.  The biggest question this raises is how did Border Models get the molds?  Inquiring minds want to know.

September 14, 2021

A bit of closure

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:51 am
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Glad to see this family get a bit of closure.  A neat story.

February 3, 2021

Operation Mutton

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:42 am
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WWII is endlessly fascinating.  I learn something I didn’t know all the time.  The latest was Operation Mutton. HP Harrows in combat as anti-bomber aircraft.  Wild.

August 16, 2019

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol.41 #5 (July 2019)

I’ve looked back and realized I haven’t done a SAM review in about 4 years.  I used to do them all the time.  Out of the habit I guess.  I still get the magazine and live through its ups and downs.  This issue is the last by its current editor.  A new editor took over for the August issue.  I’ll review that when I get the time.

In this issue, two subjects I am greatly interested are covered.  There is a long form build review of the Revell/ICM MiG-25 RB.  While the RB is a recon version is a recon version, the cover of the magazine features a nice drawing of one of the interceptor versions.  There is also a color article on pre-WWII RAF far east colors, centering around whether any Vildebeestes were wearing a blue/green far east scheme. (They probably weren’t)  A good issue.  I enjoyed it and it took me more than 30 minutes to read it, which is a good sign.

My one criticism would be that in man of the short build reviews, the models built for the review don’t look very good.  If I were a manufacturer, I’d be worried about the impression these photos left of my models.


January 31, 2019

RAF drone gets new missile

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:04 am
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The RAF version of the the MQ-9B is going to be armed in the future with the British-built Brimstone missile.

November 1, 2018

U-boat wreck

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:39 pm
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Story is from back in July, but very interesting.  The wreck of the U-966 found off Spain after it was sunk by RAF Sunderland, which was shot down in the process.

September 20, 2018

Grumpy Russian Bear

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:58 pm
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Or actually a pair of BlackjacksLooks like Putin is flexing his muscles again.  I saw a few days ago that B-52 were doing the reverse route penetration practices, so this may just be a reaction.

August 18, 2015

Jim Bates finishes one!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:58 am
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And does it “Blitz style” no less.  Way to go Jim.

July 20, 2015

You have to love the Vulcan

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 10:40 am
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Story here.

July 10, 2015

2015 Modeling report #19

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:48 am
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Date: July 3rd, 2015

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (Time: 1.25 hrs)

Yearly total: 25.79 hrs

Modeled for the first time in just over a month.  This has gone from a bit sad to truly depressing.  Since I was off on the third I was able to take my youngest daughter to the MMCL shop with me for a club modeling session.  It was very nice.  I got some work done on some detail parts for the Airfix Hurricane.  Also, for no reason, I started working on a resin engine for a Gladiator.  I will post more photos, assuming I ever model again.

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