David Knights' Weblog

April 8, 2021

Rest easy

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The oldest living Medal of Honor recipient has died.  Clearly a life well lived.

April 1, 2021

Valom C-46

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:05 pm
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On the Plastic Model Mojo podcast a few months ago I was talking with Mike about the abundance of new 72nd scale aircraft kits that have been released in the last few years. I talked about how few mainstream subjects were left that needed updating. One aircraft I did mention is the C-46. Well, it turns out Valom must have heard me. (ha). They have announced a new C-46, in several different boxings.

March 30, 2021

I never thought I’d see….

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An injection Ki-54. Now, if it isn’t too much trouble, can I get a Ki-57?

March 19, 2021

Operation Archery

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This commando operation in Norway is one of my areas of particular interest.  This is a good YouTube on it.

March 18, 2021

Save The Sullivans

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The USS The Sullivans needs help.  Dig into your pocket a bit if you can.

February 23, 2021


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Thanks to Twitter, I learned a piece of history today.  I had never heard of this unit or their fight against the Fugo balloons. Amazing.

February 17, 2021

German Commerce Raiders

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I have always been fascinated by this subject.  This is a great video. (P.S. Check out this persons other videos.)

February 12, 2021

New HS-126

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:01 am
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Brengun has announced a new Hs-126.  This is good news as the previous kits of the Hs-126 are well over 30 years old,. if not older.  The HS-126 was used by several smaller air forces and a new kit will surely be better than current offerings.

February 8, 2021


Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 1:28 am
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I love the XP-47H.  Probably my favorite aircraft that never made it into production.  Scrolling through YouTube. I came across this.

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.

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