David Knights' Weblog

June 11, 2018

Russian activity in the English Channel

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:55 pm
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Looks like the Russians sent another spy ship through the channel.  The Royal Navy provided an escort. I’ve said before that I think the Russian military, especially the Russian Navy is a paper tiger.  However, it is still best for western navies to keep on their toes.

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June 4, 2018

BOAC 777

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:08 pm
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I am pretty sure I heard this story before, but I came across a mention of it recently and was intrigued all over again.  There are tons of these little WWII stories out there.

June 3, 2018

Well done Sherlock!

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:25 pm
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Story here.

May 1, 2018

DH.91

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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If you ask me, this and the Super Connie are the two prettiest airlines ever.  Can’t wait.

April 20, 2018

Vulcan

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:27 pm
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Trumpeter is teasing a Avro Vulcan.  Is it 72nd scale?  Who knows.

Russian Navy activity

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:25 pm
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Putin flexes his naval muscles.  The Russians seem to be doing this more often.

April 15, 2018

Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:17 pm
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Interesting report on the weapons used in the recent strikes on Syria.  Will see if it deters Assad from using such weapons.

 

More info here.

April 10, 2018

Operation Ju-jitsu

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:57 am
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I had never heard of this.  Interesting story.

March 30, 2018

Norway 1940

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:14 am
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A really nice high level analysis of the British failures in the 1940 Norway campaign.  I don’t think it lays enough blame at the feet of Churchill, who deserves a huge amount of blame, but nonetheless it is a good overview.

March 22, 2018

Display bases

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:30 pm
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I hadn’t heard of Coastal Kits Bases.  It is amazing all the new hobby companies out there.  Has anyone seen any of these bases?  They look nice on the website.

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