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January 3, 2021

New Year’s resolutions

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:10 pm
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In general, new year’s resolutions don’t pan out.  This is especially been true in the past regarding my modeling resolutions.  This year I am keeping them more modest, but at the same time I am going to try harder to stick to them.  Here they are.

  1. Finish the M-30 and Mossie
  2. Build the Trumpeter Tu-128 and do a bare metal finish
  3. Build Fine Molds Ki-43 I
  4. Build Fine Molds Type A mini sub
  5. Finish one other aircraft to be named later

Now, that would be 6 kits if I finished them all which would be a record for me.  Time will tell.

December 29, 2020

Another “story like this”

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:47 pm
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I linked previously to an interesting story of Polish air combat in WWII.  Here is another one of those endlessly fascinating WWII stories.  A submarine that killed an airplane with a torpedo

December 6, 2020

Type A Japanese mini sub

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:14 pm
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Jeff “Inch High” Groves has a nice build of the Fine Molds Type A mini sub.  Go check it out.

December 3, 2020

I love WWII history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:42 am
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I find WWII history endlessly fascinating.  The video regarding the Japanese attack on Madagascar is just one small example.

November 15, 2020

Das Werk U-9 build

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:52 pm
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I previously mentioned that I was very excited by the Das Werk U-9 announcement.  Well, a YouTube channel, Andy’s Hobby Headquarters, has a build of a test sample.  Enjoy.

November 11, 2020

US Navy to get new boomers

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:08 pm
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The USN is going to get new SSBNs, with contracts just signed for the first two subs.  Story here. (Hey Inch, want to place a bet on when the first one is actually delivered?)

November 5, 2020

German Midget Subs of WWII

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:25 pm
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A really interesting short YouTube documentary on German WWII Midget subs.

September 14, 2020

Glad we are doing this

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:31 am
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All US forces need to train against aggressors with the best equipment possible.  The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

July 21, 2020

How have I never heard of this?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:04 pm
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Story here.  I was completely unaware that this had ever occurred.  More here.

July 10, 2020

Submarines: The future or the past?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:37 pm
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If the technologies in this article ever get developed, then the submarine may have outlived its usefulness.  This would be both good and bad for US interests.  It would make one of the legs of our nuclear triad more vulnerable, but it also would mean that our CVNGs would be less vulnerable.

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