David Knights' Weblog

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


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.

September 18, 2020

Zvezda C-130H

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:28 am
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More info on the Zvezda C-130H due to be released soon.  Looks like USANG, Polish, South Korean, British and Japanese markings.

August 16, 2020

Falklands war

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:30 am
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If you have an interest in this conflict, you’ll want to build an Argentinian Mirage IIIEA.  Now you can.  I will be getting one of these, even though I have more kits to build now than I’ll ever finish.

August 10, 2020

A good idea

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:25 am
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This is a very good idea, and is in the interests of all the countries involved, as well as the United States.

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