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October 5, 2019

A new B-10?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:14 am
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It looks like it.  Yes!  Now, please do all the versions.

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Ki-51

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This looks good.

September 27, 2019

Badass

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:56 pm
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Again making the point that there are so many WWII stories that aren’t widely known, here is another one. What brave women.

September 26, 2019

So much history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:54 pm
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There is so much WWII history that I have never heard of.  Here is a small example.

September 21, 2019

There is so much going on here.

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:18 pm
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I could stare to this photo for hours.

September 16, 2019

Amazing photo

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:14 pm
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Photo here.  Photo of the USS Savannah in the immediate aftermath of getting hit by a German Fritz X bomb.  An amazingly-well timed photo.

September 11, 2019

I love it when a plan comes together

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:25 pm
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I’ve blogged this before here.  However, now that Special Hobby has released the Delta on floats, I can start one of my “before I die” builds.  The story of the aircraft in question is here.

September 5, 2019

Book review: The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:12 am
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The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II

Author: Eduardo M. Gil Martinez

ISBN:978-83-65437-55-6

108 pgs

The stories of the air forces of the Axis minor allies are some of the more interesting stories of WWII.  I have a particular fascination with the Romanian air force.  One of the smallest axis allied air forces was that of Bulgaria.  The book tells the story of the Bulgarian air force before during and immediate aftermath of WWII.

The book is a good book with plenty of information for the modeler interested in doing a Bulgarian aircraft.  Where it suffers is that English is not the author’s first language and the translation from Spanish to English on the subject of Bulgarian aircraft makes for some awkward sentences.  There are some really nice photos that go well with the text and numerous color illustrations that make me want to build several of these aircraft.  The Eduard B.534 is a particularly good model for a Bulgarian aircraft.

I do recommend this book, even with the limitations imposed by some awkward translation issues.

August 22, 2019

Bad British Tanks

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:28 pm
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I quite enjoyed this.

August 20, 2019

V-2 tail art

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:56 am
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I have a keen interest in the V-2.  While looking at the comments on a post on Jeff “Inch High” Groves blog, I came across this fascinating blog post.  I never knew.  What a great piece of research.  Definitely want to keep this in mind.

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