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  1. 13 minutes ago, LSP_K2 said:

     

    I just checked my own review of the Mosquito kit, and there are indeed numerous holes in the lower wings, but I have no idea what they're for.

     

    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


  2. 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...


  3. 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

     

     


  4. 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


  5. 10 hours ago, The Madhatter said:

    That's looking awesome!!!! Those masks seem to be really good. Maybe one day I'll build another one and use this scheme.

    I hope you get better soon. Take it easy

     

    5 hours ago, Azgaron said:

    Very nice work! It looks awesome! :)

    Take care and get better soon!

     

    Håkan

     

    Thanks guys! 


  6. 2 hours ago, mark31 said:

    I love it nice work you have done with here

    have he same kit and masks

    one day it will be build

     

    Mark

    Thanks Mark! 

     

    2 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

    Hind looks great, Carl! But shocked to hear about your heart attack and surgery, and glad to know that you're on the mend. Take care of yourself, and do what the medicos tell you!

     

    Kev

    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.

     

    28 minutes ago, BradG said:

    Oh no, that's no good mate, I hope you're feeling better! Hind looks super, I will add to the gallery!

    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.:D

     

    Carl


  7. Thanks everyone! It took much longer than. I expected to finish this build. Part of that was having to order a replacement pitot tube. 

     

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    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. 

     

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  8. 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

     

     


  9. 1 hour ago, Michael931080 said:

     

    Oh My Gosh Carl!  You Are Insane!  First the PG Falcon!  Now the VF-1???  You are going to have to clear out your side of the garage for sure and build a showroom for all your finished kits!

     

    :o

    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


  10. 4 hours ago, Winnie said:

    Is the model section at Aviation World completely gone now? I used to pick up some good AM stuff there...

    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.


  11. 6 hours ago, Gerhard said:

    Hi Guys, my son in law is visiting Toronto for two weeks, any good model shops you can recommend? He asked me for a shopping list. Ones that will have a decent collection of AM stuff will be a plus. 

     

    Thanks

     

    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.

     

    5 hours ago, Thomas Lund said:

    Having visited W&W just a few weeks ago I can stand behind Richard 1000% - what a shop !! I have taken the opportunity on business trips to visit many shops around the world... this one is one of the best I've ever visited

     

    It was great to meet you there Thomas and I'm glad the shop was everything we all said it is.

     

    Carl

     

     


  12. Got a really big box from HLJ on Friday. At 1/20 scale, it's definitely large scale:

     

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    The manufacturer had fun with the outer box putting caution labels on each corner

     

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    And inside the brown box was something I never thought I'd see.

     

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    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. 

     

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    I'm going to need a lot of paint for this sucker. 

     

    Carl

     


  13. 14 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

     

     

    Awww, he looks like such a sweet boy!  I have a big orange hunk of love at home and love him to death.  He looks ever so grateful to have been adopted in that last pic!  

     

    Cheers for being a good dude Carl...................I think he'll bring many years of happiness to your home. 

     

    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.


  14. 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.

     

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    His name is Sunny and I'd say he's adjusting very nicely to his new home.

     

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    Carl

     


  15. 3 hours ago, curiouslysophie said:


    I think I read about that one! Which decals did you use? I’m currently fighting with Fly’s decals, they aren’t great.

    I used stencils for most of the markings. I can't recall what compamy made them atvtge moment though.


  16. 33 minutes ago, curiouslysophie said:


    That is a lovely looking Ar 234 Carl! I love the captured markings too.

     

    Thanks Sophie! They're the marking of the one that Eric Brown flew at the end of the war. 

     

    Carl


  17. 9 hours ago, Sturmbock said:

    Looks very cool Carl, especialy with the britisch markings! Very nice!

    Can you remember how much weight do you ad for the ballance?

     

    According to my build thread, it was 18 pennies. They're not longer legal tender in Canada so that is what I've been using them for. 

     

     

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