I like what? Planes. Old west. Dinosaurs. I don’t have any entries on this blog about dinosaurs. It’s time to remedy that. I will never get off this planet free of the reputation that I am a man who is infatuated with childhood and my childhood in particular. I’m fully aware that saying that is …

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From time, I read a forum thread where various opinions are shared about how Germany could have “won” World War II if they’d only built a jet fighter or an atom bomb or if they had invaded England in 1940. It’s nonsense. Here are some myths about World War II that are often repeated on …

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This Spitfire model was built at a time when I was still building primarily for myself. My internet addiction had not yet developed into full-blown blogging, so my efforts were “good enough” for me, and the rest of the world be damned. I don’t really remember what I was doing, even though I documented it …

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I watch TV shows and movies with military people in them just like everyone else. The problem is that the actors on these shows often have no military experience and this can lead to saying the lines incorrectly, i.e., “wrong reading.” It clangs in my ears just like it does in the ears of any …

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I built this Airfix Spitfire back in the Spring of 2010. It’s due for an upgrade. It’s a conversion to a Spitfire IXe, made from the Airfix kit by clipping the wings and moving the cannon and the associated bulges. A detailed, step-by-step description of the build is here. But there were several things about …

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Here’s a link to a Youtube channel that you should not visit if you are at work or any other reasonably civilized place. Cool Hard Logic I ran into this site after watching a very interesting (but probably completely fictitious) little documentary about ancient Atlantis. I found that Youtube had thoughtfully provided a link to …

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