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October 21, 2021

Of interest to me

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:51 am
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This particular raid is of great interest to me.  I’d like to visit Norway to see the place and walk the ground..

October 4, 2021

A question

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:28 am
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Below is a really nice PLASMO 72nd scale diorama.  In it he uses the AK foam product.  Since we know AK takes commercially available items and repackages them at a mark up for modeling uses, does anyone have any idea what the foam actually is and whether it is available from a more direct vendor?

October 3, 2021

I love training films

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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YouTube contains a bunch of training films.  These are a great insight into what our grandfathers were dealing with.  They are a valuable resource to the modeler.

July 12, 2021

A close run thing

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:46 pm
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An interesting story. I had not realized how much the new prop increased the Spitfire’s performance.

March 19, 2021

Operation Archery

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:48 pm
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This commando operation in Norway is one of my areas of particular interest.  This is a good YouTube on it.

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.

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.

October 21, 2020

A new King of the Britons

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:40 pm
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I think this little girl is now the new king of the Britons.

October 16, 2020

The 1942 raid on Oslo

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:17 am
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Listeners to the podcast know that I am engaged in a group build of the Tamiya Mosquito.  Because I have a great interest in the invasion of Norway in 1940, and the subsequent occupation, I decided to build one of the aircraft that participated in the 1942 raid on the gestapo headquarters in Oslo.  These four aircraft were from 105 Squadron and were the first use of the new Mosquito that were acknowledged in the British press.

The raid was not exactly a success.  However it was the first of many of these precision strikes including the Arhaus raid and the Shellhaus raid.  In fact, the Oslo raid was repeated in late 1944.

I am a fan of Stan Stokes prints, and here is a print of the raid.

More on the raid here.

This is the building today.

More here.

October 7, 2020

Amazing

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:17 am
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This story is amazing. I hope the item gets bought and put in a museum in either the UK or Poland.

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