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October 16, 2021

Australia’s new submarines

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:24 am
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Where should they be built?  I think this is a pretty strong argument.  However, I also see an argument for diversifying the capability to build these to as many places as possible.

September 24, 2021

I will never learn enough about WWII

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 1:06 am
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I had never heard this story.

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.

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