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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.

December 9, 2016

Diorama possibilities

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:20 pm
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Oh, this just screams diorama possibilities. 

September 27, 2016


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:32 am
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A new model with launcher from Modelcollect

October 8, 2008

Ohhhh, I want one.

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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I didn’t know this was coming out.  I have an interest in the V-1.  I built one in 72nd scale a couple of years ago from the MAC kit.  I have several others I was to build .  The new Bronco Models kit in 35th scale has some real diorama possibilities.  I will have to put it on my list.

Here is my 72nd scale build.



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