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June 7, 2019

Gambling

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:07 pm
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A really good article on sports betting.  Fascinating.

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June 6, 2019

Another D-Day account

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Read the whole thing.  Great Churchill story at the beginning, but the meat of the story is the interview after.  Read it and be in awe.

Blue Steel

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:49 pm
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I’d considered buying an Airfix Victor B.1 to get the Blue Steel missile that comes with the kit.  It turns out that Air Graphics is going to produce a Blue Steel in resin.  Yea.

June 6th, 1944

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:12 am
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As we remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this column makes a very good point that, in addition to a lot of combat bravery, there was an incredible logistical challenge that had to be overcome.  Everyone alive today owes these folks a debt of gratitude.

 

June 2, 2019

The American revolution in Kentucky

Filed under: Kentucky — dknights @ 12:09 am
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A nice article on battles of the American revolution fought in Kentucky.

May 6, 2019

Fox Moth sprue shots and decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:34 am
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I recently posted regarding the upcoming Fox Moth kit by AVINow we have sprue shots and a look at the decal sheet.  Me want!

April 17, 2019

Special Hobby Sunderland

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:00 pm
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Special Hobby has release the Mk V version of the Sunderland.  This fills a gap for those who model seaplanes and flying boats.

April 3, 2019

Movie review: Doodlebug Summer (2012)

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 6:31 am
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One of my areas of interest is the late war development of Germany’s hi-tech weapons.  Doodlebug Summer isn’t really a movie, but rather a 6 part British documentary.  I initially started watching for my interest in the weapons themselves and their development.  Sadly, there is very little of that.  Rather, the episodes consist mostly of interviews with people who experienced the V-weapon attacks.  The stories were fascinating and the scale of the tragic losses, almost all civilian, were horrendous. There was some footage and discussion of the attempted defenses against the V-1 (there was no defense to the V-2), but mostly there is archival film of the sites of the weapons impact with survivor stories.  While not what I had originally expected, it was well worth watching.  It was on Amazon Video and included free with Prime.  4 out of 5 stars.

March 30, 2019

Leyland RAF Type

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:00 pm
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Follow this build on 72nd scale forum.  You won’t regret it.

March 26, 2019

Dora Wings Lysander

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:54 pm
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Some CAD renders, for those interested.

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