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Everything posted by BloorwestSiR

  1. I haven't tried this company yet but the have some camo masks listed for the F-5E and F http://www.advmodprds.com/f532.html
  2. Some things are more expensive here for some reason. But it probably would work out in the end of you do enough masks. Maybe something to consider down the road. One thing that seems to be ok price wise is Tamiya kits. Go figure. Just bought a Tamiya RC car for 1/3 less than anywhere outside Canada before shipping. And it's a new release too.
  3. They're $350 CAD here in Canada. Even with the exchange rate, that's quite a bit more than the US.
  4. Nice spiny as my son would say. I've got that and their T-Rex and Triceratops kicking around the bench. They are really nicely done. I believe that they're 1/20 scale but I'd have to double check that. Carl
  5. Looks like the Pegasus Spinosaurus. Which is a very nice Dino kit and heavy too. Carl
  6. That was my impression as well. That the clear ones were made and then they added the rivet detail to the mould for the regular run.
  7. They're probably meant to represent blocks of levels rather than individual ones. Which would make some sense. Build it in sections and then join them together.
  8. Thanks Brian! Here's one for you but it's not the 1/72 one. I still need to work up the courage to tackle that one. That more or less brings me up to date. Carl
  9. Continuing with the armour theme, I built a Sherman III. I thought I could use this to kitbash into a Firefly 1C but it was the wrong hull type so I built it as is. I picked up a Marder III and did that OOB except for the tracks which are Modelkasten.
  10. I've been working on a bunch of different kits over the last while. The HK B-25s burned me out badly so those got pitched and I started with some other stuff from the stash. I've always loved Macross since I first saw it playing in a comic book shop back in the '80s. Thankfully there's been kits released recently to replace some of the older ones. First up is a Wave Destroid Tomahawk. This the Wave 1/72 kit OOB. A nice fun build. I actually lost track of the kit but in cleaning up recently found it and decided to finish it.
  11. My understanding is that the clear fuselage halves were made prior to the moulds having all the engraving work done on them. They ran off a 1000 that way and then had the surface detail finished on the moulds for the regular solid parts. The clear parts I have don't have the rivet detail on them but are otherwise the same as the grey ones lends credence to this. That's not to say they won't do clear halves, just they'll be a bit more obscured. Carl
  12. Even though Sunward Hobbies is fairly close to me, I've been taking advantage of their free shipping on orders over $60 CAD. I usually get the order the next day. They have great customer service. I had a bottle of Tamiya Panel Line wash arrive broken and they immediately sent out a replacement. Edit: forgot to mention that they carry Gunze paints as well. Both Mr Color and the acrylic Aqueous lines. Carl
  13. I recently used that set on my JE-J Jr build but subbed in Master barrels instead of the resin ones. It's pretty much a resin copy of the parts on the LL sprue. Carl
  14. I dug around and so far have found: - a complete Eduard cockpit set. It says it's for the gunship but they're all the same inside. You'd need the separate nose section set for the glass nose. - main tires and hubs from Eduard - Kits World RAF stencils decal sheet - various control surfaces, one metal MLG leg, I'll keep looking around but there's definitely more that I've seen around. Just need to remember where I put it. Carl
  15. Warren at Tyridium Models could probably help you out. https://www.tirydiummodels.co.uk/ I've used his Millennium Falcon lighting set and it very straightforward. Carl
  16. Sadly I did. Burned out badly on them and got fed up. Wasn't the best idea to tackle two at once. They went out as part of a huge purge of my workspace.
  17. Ade, I've got a bunch of leftovers from my binned kits including a bunch of what's on your list. Let me dig around and confirm what I have. I know for sure I have - AMS props - Eduard wheels - GMF canvas cover - some ED PE. - Kits World stencil decals Carl
  18. The corrected seat set is the one that has a tall and short seat. The tall seat is completely replaced with PE. The cockpit sets include extra detail for the kit seats which give you a pair. The stock fitting was the corrected set. The shorter seat was to help with ingress but many crews retrofitted a full seat in the copilot's position for comfort. I built one of each set to mix it up. For the gun barrels, I forgot that some of the the kit ones are the wrong length. All 0.50 cal barrels are the same length and there shouldn't be any variations in length.
  19. The closet I come with AFV Club is their late Tiger. That went together ok. Rubber band tracks in the box so I subbed in some metal ones from Kariya.
  20. I built the Tamiya one years ago but on first glance, the Rye Field kit has finer details. There isn't quite a full crew interior but again, what's there is more detailed than the Tamiya kit. Tracks are working Indy link.
  21. I forgot to post pics of the finished display case. With the doors on: This is the first time I've had all my finished Tamiya Spitfires in one spot. I swung by my LHS today and picked up some new armour kits.
  22. The cowl openings need to be enlarged as well. Some folks have wrapped sandpaper around a dowel to increase the radius. As others have mentioned, there isn't much visible of either the waist gunner or tail gun positions once assembled. Here's a couple pics of mine to try and give you an idea of what's visible. I added a bunch of detail and you can see almost none of it. The cockpit is definitely the place to out the most effort into. If you can't find the G-Factor gear, HK makes
  23. I've got two ready and waiting. Pretty much the only way I'll get a low back XIV. Carl
  24. Well, my well traveled package from Volks USA finally arrived. Now just to wait for the Hs129 to show up. Meantime, for all the grief that we give our postal service, I had another package arrive that didn't have our house number on it. Yet, they still got it to me so thanks for getting that one sorted. Carl
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