Astronauts!

Lots of people have been trying to talk the problem of space flight to death. Space X is actually doing something about it. Right now, at 17:00 Central Daylight Time the final portion of the Demo 2 Mission to the ISS is getting ready to start up. If everybody were like me, the streets would
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Right now, I’m upset about one of my usual beefs–s’mores. I know, for a fact, that this “old fashioned treat” was, pretty much, invented by the Hershey chocolate company in the 1980’s, and promoted by them (like crazy) as a way to sell chocolate bars. I’m really tired of reading about how “everybody grew up
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I’m building a model of a PZL P.11a. Revell made a kit in 1/72 and I never built it when I was a kid. Old Lew Glaser tried to teach me something but I was too stubborn and stupid to get it. The fight between Germany and Poland was a grudge match. Poland has been
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The old Scale Modeler Magazine was my lifeline. At the age of 14, I would have considered suicide if I’d had a phone smart enough to suggest it. As it was, with the only phone we had being a rotary dial, wire-in-the-wall product of Western Electric made for Bell Telephone with an IQ of zero–I
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I’ll bet you’ve been wondering what happened to this guy? Many things. Many things have happened. But the main one was that I could not decide how to paint this model, and without that bit of firmament permanently affirmed I was at a loss. Also, I’m short of shelf-space for display so I have to
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I’d be much more inclined to believe certain self-appointed experts if they demonstrated fluency in the language of the people they claim to know so much about. I’d like give the stuffed-shirts over at Britmodeller or Hyperscale a language exam. Luftwaffe “experten” could demonstrate fluency in German, those who claim to know all about Japanese
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My father was old when I was born. His father was old when he was born. This means that I’m just two generations removed from The Old West and the attitudes and outlooks of people from the nineteenth century. So, this blog entry is going to be yet another essay on how we can’t paste
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This entry is going to be an attempt at a “two-fer.” I’m going to talk about two things in one blog entry. It may just end up being confusing (I’ve done this before) but I’ll try to avoid that outcome by telling you WHAT two things I’m going to discuss. First, I’ll talk about the
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The Great Red Spot is a persistent high-pressure region in the atmosphere of Jupiter, producing an anticyclonic storm, the largest in the Solar System, 22 degrees south of the planet’s equator. It has been continuously observed since 1830. Wikipedia The beauty of plastic model kits is that you can always shift lanes, gears or underwear without
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As we all know, the F-102A Delta Dagger came in two “versions”– a fact which is now just an incredibly annoying micro-detail to everyone but a typical plastic model kit fan, who will probably want to build a model ensuring that the version of the model being depicted is correct for the markings chosen. The
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