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September 16, 2020

MiG-17 build

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:59 pm
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A great build of a DML MiG-17 in VPAF markings. (h/t to Jim Bates for the link)

September 10, 2020

Su-57

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:56 pm
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Will Algeria become the first export customer for the Su-57?  If so, what does that say about the aircraft?

September 8, 2020

Another Russian jet down in Libya?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:06 pm
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Maybe.  Story here.

August 31, 2020

Close encounter

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:48 pm
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Looks like a couple of Russian pilots got a little frisky.  Next time the USAF ought to have a couple of F-22s in trail.  Also, the camo on those Su-27s looks a little grayer than usual, but that could just be the film.

August 26, 2020

Tsar Bomba

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:58 am
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I’ve previously written about the worlds largest man-made explosion, the 50 megaton Tsar Bomba, here, here and here.  Now the  Russians have released footage of the explosion and the preparations leading up to it.  Amazing.

August 20, 2020

Indian F-18s?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:54 pm
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It may eventually happen.  India seems to be moving away from Russia and China and more toward the US.  This is good news for them and us.

August 13, 2020

Su-57

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:20 am
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The Russian Air Force is about to receive its first production Su-57. (really its second, because the first one crashed)

July 31, 2020

Sonny Bunch spits hot fire

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 11:17 am
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Sonny Bunch @SonnyBunch is one of the best movie reviewers out there.  If you  don’t read his stuff, you should.  His review of Mr. Jones should be required reading.

July 28, 2020

Well, this is not good

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:09 pm
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Just because they are weak and disorganized, doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous.

June 30, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #12 Finished!

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:05 am
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Well, it is done.  I took a few cell phone shots. (see below) I hope to have studio shots and some thoughts posted in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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