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  1. We had a number of shops here in Toronto growing up that I would try to go to. - Rigby's was the closet to me. A 15 minute bike ride. Every year, they would bring their big display cases of finished models to the Ex. - Keith's Hobby Shop was further away but was a great, well stocked shop. One of the best at the time. - Leisure World was in the basement of a building in the downtown core, practically suurounded by office towers. Then there was Mr Gameways Ark, Northstar Hobbies, Dragon Hobbies and some smaller shops that specialized in Anime mo
  2. Near the top right of the Tamiya Japan page for the kit it says production pause. Just above the pics of the kit. https://www.tamiya.com/japan/products/60316/index.html Wonder what that means.
  3. I was planning to attend and then have the family join me on the weekend and make it a family trip. But the mandatory 2 week quarantine on return has kiboshed those plans. We can't quite afford a 3 week vacation. So it'll have to wait another year. Carl
  4. Now the fun began with the wiring. Upon installing the ignition harness and after checking several reference photos, I noticed that some of the wires thread through the metal cylinder head plates. Some go over and through, others under and through. It was a bit of a struggle to make sure I got them all oriented correctly. Here's the end results.
  5. Deciding that I should pay a bit more attention to the instructions, I noticed that I needed to assemble and paint the exhaust and intake stubs prior to joining the two cylinder banks together. Once dry, I installed them on the back of the front cylinder bank. The exhausts were installed onto the firewall at this time.
  6. Thanks folks! It's been fun making the small changes. There's still a couple more I need to make including the tailwheel fork. Meantime, I worked on the engine. The cylinder banks were painted with AK Extreme Metal Aluminum. I then masked them off for the grey crankcase. I repeated this with the pushrods. I drilled out and wired the ignition harness. Getting the holes centred was a bit of a pain.
  7. I just am email from DN that mine are on their way along with a custom project they did for me.
  8. I started on the changes to the fuselage that the plane had as it was built as a land based fighter. The tail hook was removed and the opening was covered over. In addition, the rear half of the tail wheel doors were fixed shut. Tamiya include the multipart doors so I used the closed option for the rear part. On the inside, it's even marked where to cut it. After cutting it apart, I glued it into place along with the rear fairing. After looking at some pics of what the cover for the hook opening looked like, I cut on
  9. Tom, here's the best I can do comparing the two. It's definitely not based on the kit seat and the seat pan is much shorter than the kit one. Edit: I decided to trim away some of the frames so here's a better comparison.
  10. I just received the new Resin2Detail Lancaster seat and it's stunning.
  11. I built their Jagdtiger in the same series as the Panzer III kits and it went together very nicely. This was OOB with nothing added. The price was great too, less than $40 CAD when I bought it. Carl
  12. Nice start on your cockpit Michael. I have the Eduard PE set but decided against it on my Corsair. I still have a few more in the stash so it won't go to waste. Carl
  13. I double checked that but the buckle is etched to fold a certain way. I just checked their Skyraider belt set and the buckles there are correctly made. So a minor goof up.
  14. Before I closed up the fuselage, I painted around the cockpit opening. This way it'll be easier to mask it off. Then it was time to close things up. While that dries, I can start on the engine.
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