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This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

Aviation

Reading about and flying the Canberra

Last week I got a copy of the English Electric Canberra by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny (must have lost the ‘f’ somewhere along the way of history) and today I downloaded and installed the Just Flight Canberra to go with it.

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Scale Models

Incredible model railway

You will want to see this (check out the video). It is amazing what people can dream up and make. So creative, and above all, so persevering ! The Taj Mahal may be classified as a miracle, I think works

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Flightsim

A380 SCAM – BEWARE!

  We received this message from Just Flight from the UK. It appears that even our little hobby isn’t safe from criminals anymore! |….. It appears that the crooks behind Genuine Simulations have sent out an email about their A380

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Flightsim

Rise of Flight news

Rise of Flight (777Studios) sends us the following press release: Dear Pilots, The winter is passing us and it’s time to recall a couple recent events in the Rise of Flight world. First of all, let us remind you about

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Major WW2 event next year in Holland

The people from Keep Them Rolling (an organization that keeps old WW2 vehicles moving !) have planned a major event for next year, celebrating and commemorating the liberation of the east of The Netherlands back in 1945. Only a couple

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Travel

A walk on the beach

Nina and I decided it was high time for some exercise for a change. And since the sun was shining when we got up, we thought to drive west and walk on the beach. Unfortunately, after we finished baking the

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Flightsim

Dolomiti X Longarone for FSX

Our Italian developer Daniele Tona has now released the next in his series of FSX sceneries enhancing the Dolomiti alpine area in northern Italy. Longarone is the valley just north of Belluno airport (the latter is available as a free

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Flightsim

Some download problems

or rather: upload problems. From me to my shop, that is. I put DolomitiX -Longarone up for sale on the shop and it turns out that the upload didn’t work out at all. Apologies to the first few customers who

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Flightsim

FeelThere moved their support forums

….. and can now be found HERE on the simFlight.com forums. FeelThere’s latest product is the ATC simulator and its number of dedicated airports to go with it. Check them out here.

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Flightsim

FranceVFR has released a new product

FranceVFR, our partner in crime for the D-Day Project and long-time specialist in French FS scenery, has released Bretagne Sud VFR 3D Automation. That’s a long product name…… Laurent wants to emphasize that it is made with his new 3DAutomation

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General

Yay ! More Dutch Gold !

….. and bronze ! Yesterday Margot Boer FINALLY made it into the medals after a life of having been 4th ! And now Groothuis won the 1000 meters for yet another gold medal for the skating team. And Mulder for

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Grumpy Tales

My GPS track is all off !

For some reason my Galaxy S4, its GPS or the App I use get all confused when I am jogging. Today I did 4,5 rounds on the track and it puts the start ACROSS the main road …… the distance

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3D Design

LCA’s galore !

My little LCA (Landing Craft Assault) has finally made it into Flight Simulator X and is seen here beached on the sand of Courseulles-sur-Mer. It has been a long road to get her this far, using Trimble’s Sketchup, various texturing

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General

And now for some patriotic news….

…. which is really exceptional for me, because I don’t think any ‘country’ deserves any special feeling…… but I think Sven Kramer has remained ‘normal’ in spite of all of his successes…. and he’s a great sportsman with a true

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World War 2

WW2 in colour

Surprisingly clear colour movie with clips covering the Invasion and beyond. MUST SEE !  

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Book Reviews

Book Review of Waffen SS Colours

Just found this BOOK REVIEW of Waffen SS Colours (by Mig Jimenez) on the inScale website. I have been studying various tutorials on scale model painting recently to see how it is done and to use it in my DIGITAL

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Flightsim

New FS Top 100 website

Garry J. Smith has set up a NEW FS Top 100 website, with the aim of providing a list of REPUTABLE flight simulator add-on companies and associated sites (like forums, VA’s and what not). The idea (as with his old

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General

New tables and content

I am hard at work to re-do the ‘blog’ as you can see. Part of the work includes finding/adding featured images to all the posts (that’s almost 900 to go… yuck!), re-arranging pages and menus, and also to update the

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Scale Models

Scratch-built hangar

Here’s a link to a Facebook page (by Milan Radulovic’s  Aviation Art) showing the progress of a scratch-built background for an aircraft model. Awesome work !

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Scale Models

How to make model water

I have been admiring many dioramas lately featuring this new (to me) water modeling, giving so much more realism to ship models and other dioramas. There are many ways to make the water and make it look real. Some use

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Italy

Italian home !

A tutti i nostri (Facebook) amici italiani: siamo lieti di annunciare che siamo in procinto di acquistare una bella casa in Umbria, in un piccolo villaggio chiamato Pomonte. Siamo estremamente felici che possiamo fare e che saremo orgogliosi di essere

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