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Everything posted by BloorwestSiR

  1. I got the decals applied to both sides. There aren't too many fortunately which is great for me. I also started working on the forgotten main rotor.
  2. I only got the kit after I saw the masks come out. After I bought these masks, I asked to DN do a couple of custom sets of Tiger Meet masks for a CF-18 and Mig-29UB in 1/32. The CF-18 I'm hoping to start at some point soon. As for the Hind, It has been a really great kit to put together. The step in mine is almost certainly due to the fuselage having been crushed. Everything else has just gone together very nicely.
  3. Thanks Kev, Brian and Brad!
  4. The stub wings and tailplanes were next. Once done, these were glued in place. So quite a bit done. A fair bit left too but it's moving closer to completion.
  5. Next up was more masking. Finally, time for the light grey to be applied. Here's all the various masks. I kept them on a sheet of waxed paper in case I needed to do touch ups. Which I was expecting due to the various lumps and bumps.
  6. Once the canopy was dry and I had sanded the bit of filler down, I masked it off and sprayed a coat of black. This was followed by Gunship Grey. Then I started on applying the paint masks. DN Models make a set of these which is the reason I got the kit.
  7. I made a bunch of progress over the last couple of days. I got the canopy glued onto the fuselage. The fit wasn't perfect so I glued it on sections. Once the back section was dry, I glued the gunner's part. Doing it this way pretty much eliminated the big issues and left a couple small seams that I filled with sprue glue. The benefit was I got a nice secure bond between the canopy and the fuselage and it self leveled as it dried so I didn't have much sanding to do.
  8. Congratulations on the wedding Brian! That's one way to get a trip somewhere nice.
  9. That's a bunch of great information. Thanks for sharing it. I still have a couple Panthers in the stash (one Dragon, one Rye Field) so it'll definitely come in handy when I get to those.
  10. Thanks CAT! Your comments about the waviness make sense to me. Something I hadn't thought of when I did the zimmerit. I'll have to definitely keep that in mind on my next attempt. As the unit was known to have removed the tool racks ,would they have then applied zimmerit to the missing areas? Or would it have been applied under the racks? I can see in several pics it's absent from under the spare track links.
  11. Thanks Maru! I think changing things up once in a while really does help keep my interest at the bench up. Thanks Kevin! When I looked at pics of the tank, it looked like the zimmerit wasn't applied where the tool racks were all originally mounted so I left it off there.
  12. I can't help you with any advice on casting resin or making moulds but I'm still interested in following along because of the subject matter. I've got a couple of the Mitsuoka kits in the stash too but didn't know about the track. These ones are still unbuilt. I've also got an F40 with a full interior and engine plus a Knight Rider KITT somewhere. If you like this sort of cute car, check out Neko Works. They make these cute style cars in resin. They're solid so no interior details at all. The bodies are very well detailed though. Carl
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Really nice Thomas. Your seats look fantastic. Mine kept falling apart every time I looked at them.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
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