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Airplanes, Rocketry, Missiles, Spacecraft and things that go WHOOSH! in the night.
What's flying around my head at the current time.

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Just got back from the second Thanksgiving get together.  Good food, good company.  Now suffering through the digestion blues. . .

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Long, long Time ago.... 

To misquote Mark Twain: "Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated."  I'm still here and kicking, if a little worse for wear and a bit frayed about the edges.  Time to blow the cobwebs out and dust a bit.  More to come....

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tap, Tap, Tap...Is This Thing Still On? 

Been  a long time since I last posted anything.  Lots of stuff has gone under the bridge.  Look for changes and updates.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Willow on being brought out from boarding at the vet last Sunday. She just saw us in the front lobby.

I cannot deny that she is MY dog.

Latest Completions 

Ezer Weitzman's "Black Spitfire"

Ezer Weitzman was a fighter pilot, the first commander of the H'eyl Ha Avir (Israeli Air Force), and later Prime Minister of Israel. He flew this plane as a personal transport in the 50s and 60s. Currently on display at the at the Israeli Air Force Museum at Hatzerim AB, just southwest of Beersheba, It still is occasionally flown at airshows.

The kit is the new Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX, probably the best 1/72 scale Spit IX currently available. The markings are from an old Microscale IAF sheet. Paint is PollyScale Night Black with Tamiya gloss clear brushed by hand

This aircraft is also on display at the IAF Museum in Israel. The kit is the old Kovozavody Prostejov (now known as KoPro / KP) 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXLF from Czechoslovakia. The kit dates back to the 1970s. The decals are from a Czech decal sheet for Israeli Spitfires from the 80's. Paint is standard British day fighter camouflage using Polly Scale paint.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Look to Lockheed for Leadership 

A 31-minute short film made in 1941 extolling Lockheed's commercial aircraft. Footage includes coverage of design and construction. Kelly Johnson makes a cameo and then P-38 appears late in the film in a segment on Lockheed's military work.

And on a lighter note:

These bargains will not last long, so hurry down and buy yours today!

HT: The DEW-Line

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Kind of Guy 

Although I don't have to be suffering from H1N1, I might have done this at least once.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Impressive. . . 

A Nimitz-class CVN, with air wing made out of Legos.

Lego Super carrier USS Harry Truman

Who Knows What Evil Lurks...? 

You Are 32% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil.
How Evil Are You?

Cynical? Moi? 

You Are 68% Cynical

You're a full blown cynic... and probably even skeptical of these results.

You have your optimistic moments, but most likely, you keep them to yourself.

How Cynical Are You?

Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head 

I don't think I will be able to take the Carnivore Challenge. But it sounds like a tasty pizza. I'd like to try it in one of the smaller sizes.

An Embarrassment, and Damn Proud of It 

I'm an embarrassment to Barack!

I only scored 14 on the Obama Test

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