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Everything posted by BloorwestSiR

  1. Next up I built the recent Meng Jagdpanther. This is a really nice kit, especially for the price. Our kitty watching me build a kitty. I did the zimmerit by hand using Vallejo putty. There was some trial and error but I'm happy with the final results I didn't use the kit tracks but went with some I swiped out of my Rye Field Panther instead. A size comparison between the two: A pair of fun builds that I was able to just work through. Carl
  2. I took a break from most of the kits on my bench and decided to start a couple new builds over the last month and a bit. To mix it up, I went with some 1/35 armour kits. First up is the Miniart Dingo Mk1b Some of the parts were truly small.
  3. I set aside the Hind for pretty much all of June as I thought I'd misplaced the intake cones and wasn't up to looking for them in my pile of organized chaos....I mean workbench. Turns out they were still on the sprues. So with those recently found, I started back up on it. I fitted the intake cones and then the pilot's door. The fit is nice but I wanted to make sure it was flush with the fuselage and didn't get pressed in too far. Next up, I sanded off a mould seam line on the canopy and polished it up. The gunner's canopy is a touch warped so I have glued it on in steps. This way I got it to line up much better. There's some interior detail to add to the canopy and then I can install it.
  4. Thanks! Fursnake (that's her name, my wife named her) hasn't been as interested in hanging out while I'm at my bench lately. But if I'm reading in the living room, she's there.
  5. Really nice Thomas. Your seats look fantastic. Mine kept falling apart every time I looked at them.
  6. These days I always check to see what shipping will cost for any online orders. A number of times the shipping is way more than the price of the kit as Ron has experienced. So I go on the total price before deciding if it's worth it or not. Lucky Model's surface shipping special offers are always a great way to save a bunch of cash if you're willing to wait a bit. I picked up the Hobby Boss B-24 for $115 USD shipped. Sure it may take 2 months to get to me but I'm in no rush. Ron, see if Great Hobbies has any of the kits you're looking for. They're having a sale on now for selected kits and a bunch are car kits. If the order is over $99 CAD it's free shipping too. I just grabbed the Revell ME-262B kit for $41 from them. Carl
  7. Any chance we can have both options? One with and one without the engine? Looks like in going to have to stock up on Tamiya Spitfires again.
  8. One possible problem besides finding the conversion kit is that is was designed for the PCM Spitfire kit. It takes some work but can be made to fit the Tamiya kit.
  9. I imagine you would be able to find one at a local show for sale. The last show I went to had several for sale. Carl
  10. If you have any anime shops in Montreal, check them out as some bring Mr Color in. The only problem with mail order for Mr Color is the shipping. Most will only send them via surface mail Seal Models from Hong Kong use to send them by air but I don't know if they still do. Carl
  11. Neo, whereabouts in Canada are you? If you're in/around Toronto, Animextreme carries Mr Color. They're downtown near Chinatown. Carl
  12. I've used the Ammo paints a couple times now. For me, I say they sprayed very nicely with the odd incident of tip drying. One nice thing was the easy clean up with windshield washer fluid. They also have very little smell. Here's a Dingo I just finished using Ammo paints. I didn't use an clear coat on it. You may want to also look at AK's Real Colors. They're very similar to Mr Color in terms of how they spray. Out of the bottle, they're a bit thicker.My LHS here in Toronto stocks them so they're easy to get for me. One interesting thing with Real Colors is the armour colours are dead flat while the aircraft ones have a satin finish. This is the Jagdpanther I'm currently working on. And my BF-110 from earlier this year Carl
  13. It's interesting that we had opposite issues with the fit. Hopefully the rest goes better. Carl
  14. Really nice progress Joachim! I kept reading yours and Max's comments about the belly panel not fitting as I couldn't recall any such issues on my build. I went through my pics and found that I had shimmed the lower insert panel. This got rid of the step on either side at the wing root and the nose ended up fitting better too.
  15. If you mean the tail, it has a different fuselage profile relative to the Matchbox kit. I tried it on my build and decided it was too much work to blend together. This was after cutting the tail off my Spitfire.
  16. I've also got a Bestå which I didn't post earlier as the doors on it are discontinued. The top shelf has a 1/32 Mossie and I can fit (just!) a slat wing F-4E as well as a F-104. This one came with a mirrored back so it's not as dark but I think are no longer offered either.
  17. Just catching up on this Brian. Great progress. It looks like you've got the power supply issues solved but did you consider any of the really tiny LiPo battery packs out there for the micro RC helis and drones? They do come with other concerns (exploding if over discharged) though. Here's some real world inspiration for your mounting choice: Carl
  18. Here's my Detolf with the shelf mod. I used plexiglass for the additional shelves as that was cheaper than getting tempered glass. These are the wire anchors I use to hold the shelves up. I bought mine off eBay as they seemed to be the cheapest option. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153228367013 There's also a mod where you make your own base and top and Siamese two of them together, leaving out the glass in the centre. This is supposed to give enough room for three Spitfires per shelf. You'd need a router for this. I'm planning to do this later this summer hopefully. Carl
  19. Sadly no, I may have a few laying around but that's it. I stopped playing when my classmates ended up spending their tuition on buying cards rather than paying for their classes. It got quite out of hand.
  20. Neat! I didn't know that. I did play Magic back in university when it first came out.
  21. Years ago I'd play the boardgame version of Civilization with my friends It would easily take a weekend to play so we'd set up and play it at the cottage where we could leave it set up. Right now with my boys we play Ticket to Ride as they're both big into trains. Carcassonne is lots of fun as is Settlers of Cataan. Robo Rally is fun but even more fun (and possibly slightly evil) if you play it as a drinking game. Carl
  22. Here's the seam after sanding. I then installed the engine covers. These are supplied clear so I gave them a quick spray on the inside. The fit here was really good. Which was a nice surprise. Next up will be the nose turret and some of the various sensors.
  23. Due to the left fuselage half having been badly bent and warped during shipment, I had to use some clamps to make sure the cockpit was in correctly. The warp also made it a challenge to close up the fuselage. I started at the rudder and worked my way forward. I ended up with a bit of a step on the bottom side. It took a couple applications of Mr Surfacer to level things out.
  24. Time for an overdue update. I gave up using the Part PE set. It was just too fiddly for me this time around. I found an Eduard set and started using that instead. The set also came with belts so I took the easy way out. I later found out the seat cushions are the wrong colour. Oops With everything installed into the cockpit and that into the fuselage.
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