Unmanned

D-21 Reconnaissance Air Vehicle par Lockheed Martin
Via Flickr :
Conceived by the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, the D-21 was an unmanned Mach 3+ reconnaissance air vehicle initially designed to be launched from the back of the M-21 carrier aircraft, a variant of the Lockheed A-12 aircraft.

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An unmanned Army surveillance blimp which broke loose from its ground tether in Maryland floats through the air about 1,000 feet about the ground while dragging a several thousand foot tether line just south of Millville, Pa., Oct. 28, 2015. (Jimmy May/Bloombsburg Press/AP)

From This Week in Pictures by MSNBC Photo.

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Work in Progress

Hasegawa 1/20 Scale Grosserhund KYKLOPS

My first Hasegawa kit! And my first attempt at combining hand painting with airbrushing- ID bands and chips were done all by hand, no salt weathering or hairspray technique, all done with a little brush and varying amounts of patience :D

Those little rivets all had to be attached individually, and you can imagine that was a huge pain… many ended lost on the floor of my studio.

Waiting for the oil paint coats to cure before I get out the enamels and add streaks and final fresh coats of chipping, might try a muddy base on this one with water effects.

Also, thanks for 200 followers! I’ll post a video of my workspace and workflow soon!

This Map Shows Where You’re Not Allowed to Fly Drones in the US

All laid out in an easy to read map

“Unmanned drones like quadcopters and fixed-wing aircraft are at the center of new airspace regulations by the FAA. While the FAA deliberates on rules and regulations, states, cities and other national organizations have implemented their own no-fly zones. To help people find safe places to fly, we’ve mapped established no-fly areas where drones are not permitted around all major airports, military bases, and national parks across the country. All the no-fly area data we collected to make these maps is now open data under CC-0Go explore the map

via MapBox

The future fighter pilots itself.

An Unmanned QF-16 aircraft launches for a graduation exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The graduation exercise tests the aircraft’s capabilities and connectivity to the White Sands Test System at White Sands Missile Range. The Unmanned QF-16’s were converted to remotely piloted aircraft from retired F-16 Fighting Falcons. This is the second Unmanned QF-16 to launch in history and the first to launch at Holloman AFB.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. E’Lysia Wray, 14 MAY 2014.)