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August 16, 2019

Armory WWI British truck

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:36 pm
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Apparently this has been announced.  Only place I can find any info is here.  I’d like to see a picture of the kit or a CAD or boxtop.  Anyone know where I can find more info?

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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.

 

August 15, 2019

Not my cup of tea

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:31 pm
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but I know people who are eagerly anticipating the Dora Wings Lysander. (ahem, Jim Bates.)

July 30, 2019

Movie review: Master and Commander (2003)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:53 am
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While I had seen bits and pieces of this film from time to time, a recent modeling session and the purchase of the DVD finally led me to see the whole film.  It was worth it.  I am a fan of Crowe and I have heard a lot of good things about the books in the series that this movie was based on.  The movie was excellent.  It was well paced and really gave a feel for life in the age of sail.  The action scenes are compelling, well-paced and well shot.  The films was a small success at the box office when released, but not enough of one that the hoped-for sequels were made.  This is a shame.  It seems that all we get out of Hollywood is superhero movies these days, when movies like this would be much more compelling IMHO.  The movie did win two minor Oscars.  Four and a Half out of Five stars.  See it.

 

July 22, 2019

Royal Navy

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:43 am
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Glad to see the Royal Navy upgrading and expanding their fleet.  One of the few NATO partners who is pulling their weight.

July 11, 2019

Hot Spot

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:52 pm
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The Persian Gulf may be moving up the list of world hot spots.  It may even now be above the South China Sea in the likelihood of shooting breaking out.

July 2, 2019

Speaking of aliens . . .

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:03 pm
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The scientists at UKs SETI program want to get the public’s input on how we should respond to alien contact.

June 27, 2019

PZL P-7 and P-11

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:25 pm
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Arma has a very nice blog with some nice history articles that tie into their products.  This one is very good.  I will have to check back periodically.

June 26, 2019

Arma Navy Hurricanes

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:08 pm
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I have the Arma kit.  It is very nice. They are now releasing a version with markings for naval units.  Cool.

June 20, 2019

Brexit

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:19 am
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Best Brexit explainer I’ve read.

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