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BloorwestSiR

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  1. We'll, I found the kit listed on Tamiyablog so I guess that's confirmation that the kit is indeed coming out. https://tamiyablog.com/2019/12/some-upcoming-2020-tamiya-releases/ It's not under the list of January releases so may be coming in February. With the relationship that Borgfeldt Canada has with Tamiya, I wonder how quickly it'll show up here. Carl
  2. Unfortunately those holes are in the wrong spot to be suitable for rocket mounting points. Not to mention way too big in diameter. Aviaeology includes a placement guide for the rockets on the Coastal Command decal sheet. On the Banff Wing one, they even have plans for the rockets rails and the drop tank guard rail as well. Sadly their actual rocket rail set is still MIA. Carl
  3. Tamiya may be coming out with a Korean War F-51D. Lucky Model has one listed as a future release. https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TA 60328 No release date is listed though. Carl
  4. Gundam kits and most Japanese sci-fi/mecha models are referred to as Gunpla in the Japanese market. Gunpla being an abbreviation of Gundam Plastic Model. Likewise, scale plastic models are often referred to as Plamo for Plastic Models. Kind of like Kleenex for tissues etc...
  5. One thing I've always been curious about is what if Bandai were to produce an LSP kit? Their mould technology is fairly impressive from the kits of theirs that I have in the stash. This from both a detail stand point as well as the moulding process itself. Some have parts that are moulded in more than one colour. I have one kit where there are moving pistons inside a cylinder but they're one piece. They have primarily stuck to sci-fi and mecha kits with the very occasional real world subject popping up (last one I recall were some 1/43 car kits) in recent times. Tamiyablog has several interesting interviews with folks from Tamiya about the hobby. They're a bit of a long read, the translation can be a bit off at times and the articles don't always discuss scale models so you sometimes need to skip around a bit. https://tamiyablog.com/2019/06/creator-of-mini-4wd-the-future-of-plastic-models-interview-with-the-president-of-tamiya/ https://tamiyablog.com/2019/06/mr-shunsaku-tamiya-i-will-convey-the-pleasure-of-making-plastic-models-to-children/ Carl
  6. Netflix obtains licensing agreements for films and programs that are region and/or country based. So for example there are programs available in the US that Canada doesn't receive and vice versa. A few years ago, the disparity between Canadian and US Netflix was so bad, people in Canada were using VPNs and proxy servers to get around the regional restrictions and watch shows not otherwise available here. So hopefully it shows up where you are as it's a great film to watch. The BluRay was a real pain to get a copy of. Carl
  7. Will be fun to watch this. Mine is still unfinished at my parents' house i think. I'll have to possibly dig it up. Carl
  8. Thanks for doing these. I've just ordered a set of markings and stencils. Carl
  9. Thanks Mark! Thanks Kev! It really was quite the shock. Even the cardiologists were shocked that I had to get the bypass surgery. They figured a stent was all i needed but the angiogram showed otherwise. Thanks Brad! I've been home since Saturday but have to watch what I do so I don't hurt myself. I've told I'll be back to normal in about 6 weeks so we'll see. One thing's for sure. I'll have a great costume for next Halloween seeing as I'm covered in scars. Carl
  10. Thanks everyone! It took much longer than. I expected to finish this build. Part of that was having to order a replacement pitot tube. That arrived about a month ago. I was then into a different build and got that finished before the Hind would make a return visit. Unfortunately two weeks ago I had a heart attack while dropping my boys off at school. That led to triple bypass surgery a week ago. I've been home since Sat and finally ventured down to the bench. The pitot is on as well as the chin gun and before I stress out any further, I think I'm going to call this one done. I know there's still the wipers and a step to add so maybe one day I'll get to those.
  11. Hornet closed a couple years ago from my understanding.
  12. I picked up a re-issue of the Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer kit. While at LHS, I commented the box felt particularly heavy. It was brand new and had just arrived from distributor. Upon opening it, there was two complete kits in the box, down to the decal sheets. The shop owner jokingly said I needed to pay for the second one. Still have them in the stash somewhere. Carl
  13. Michael, I just couldn't resist after I first heard about this kit coming out. I've wanted a large scale Valk for a while, just never thought it wouuld be this large. But you're right in that I have no idea where it will go once I'm done. Carl
  14. I was talking to Mark (Marek?) there a little while back and he said they're going to try and get back into the hobby side of things. So hopefully they'll be back at it soon.
  15. Wheels and wings for sure. If you know what you're looking for, try emailing them and see if they have it in stock. They may even be able to set it aside for your son in law to pick it up. It was great to meet you there Thomas and I'm glad the shop was everything we all said it is. Carl
  16. Got a really big box from HLJ on Friday. At 1/20 scale, it's definitely large scale: The manufacturer had fun with the outer box putting caution labels on each corner And inside the brown box was something I never thought I'd see. If you're wondering about the size of the box, here it is compared to a HB B-24 which isn't a small box in its own right. I'm going to need a lot of paint for this sucker. Carl
  17. There are some sprue shots of the Hs-129 kit partway down the page. Not sure if they're new. https://hobby.dengeki.com/event/859363/ Carl
  18. Glad to see he's home. Our older cat doesn't go out much anymore either after she got into a nasty fight with another cat and came out with some puncture wounds. Carl
  19. We took him to the vet today. Other than some ear mites(no real surprise there) he's a healthy litttle guy. One thing I didn't expect was how cuddly he is. He loves company.
  20. Very unexpected and not an LSP or even kit related. While visiting a dairy farm with some friends, we ended up taking home an abandoned kitten. The farmer said he'd just shown up about three weeks ago and the barn cats were giving him a hard time. She didn' t think hecwould last too long as a result. So we took him in. His name is Sunny and I'd say he's adjusting very nicely to his new home. Carl
  21. I used stencils for most of the markings. I can't recall what compamy made them atvtge moment though.
  22. Thanks Sophie! They're the marking of the one that Eric Brown flew at the end of the war. Carl
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