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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Gazzas in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    That hits a little too close to home. Although the firing wasn't for drinking on the job, rather it was...
     

     
    I wonder if I should have called  it extracurricular activity?
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to Dave Williams in PSA: Free e-books from Osprey   
    Heads up, Osprey Publishing is offering 5 free e-books (their choice) every week.
     
    https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Free_eBooks_week_1/
     
     
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from BiggTim in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    That hits a little too close to home. Although the firing wasn't for drinking on the job, rather it was...
     

     
    I wonder if I should have called  it extracurricular activity?
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from thierry laurent in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    That hits a little too close to home. Although the firing wasn't for drinking on the job, rather it was...
     

     
    I wonder if I should have called  it extracurricular activity?
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from scvrobeson in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    That hits a little too close to home. Although the firing wasn't for drinking on the job, rather it was...
     

     
    I wonder if I should have called  it extracurricular activity?
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from R Palimaka in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    That hits a little too close to home. Although the firing wasn't for drinking on the job, rather it was...
     

     
    I wonder if I should have called  it extracurricular activity?
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    That hits a little too close to home. Although the firing wasn't for drinking on the job, rather it was...
     

     
    I wonder if I should have called  it extracurricular activity?
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to mpk in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    Things are moving fast at my end. I am away from my studio for a month and will shop for groceries very early in the morning. I am now wearing latex gloves all the time. Apparently this thing sticks to metals and clothing for longer than normal durations. 
     
    I will use Zoom for teaching. 
     
    I am planning on doing lots of modelling. I have set aside my Frank until my fingers gain some feeling and will focus on jets, armour and cars. Although I can build Sakai's Zero due to him sawing off his antenna mast. I have both Tamiya Zeros.
     
    I need a larger cabinet for 1/32 jets so will build them in 1/48 & 1/72. I have some great 1/48 jets to build. Right now I am doing a speed build of the Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4. 
     
    It seems our government is doing things responsibly. I must be extremely careful due to my totally shot immune system. My doctor expressed the point that my danger level is in the extreme. "No soup for you!" 
     
    Good luck everybody. 
     
     
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to R Palimaka in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    Exactly...a lot of parents are going to find out that the teachers are not the problem!!
     
    I saw a meme on Facebook about schools being closed that i thought was amusing:
     
    "Homeschooling is not going so well. Two students expelled and one teacher fired for drinking on the job..."
     
    Richard
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to Gazzas in Make the others jealous   
    For my birthday today my daughter gave to me Ikea's Fabrikör.  She also did most of the assembly.  The shelves are fifteen inches (38cm) deep.

     

     
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to Jennings Heilig in Lost my best friend today...   
    Lulu P. Hound Dog.  I got her as a 4-month old bundle of energy in June of 2005.  She and I have been through an awful lot together.  But time and arthritis caught up with her.  She had about the best life a dog could have had, and was the best buddy a guy could possibly have ever asked for.  I sure wouldn't have made it through some of the stuff I've been through without her by my side.
     
    You're going to be missed more than I can possibly say Lulu.  I love you 
     

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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from John1 in A Separate Little War - Coastal Command Mosquito FB.VI   
    Nice subject there John. 
     
    If you end up needing the intake screens, Radu Brinzen makes them in PE. They also include replacement rad screens. 
     
    http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_68&products_id=647
     
     
     
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to R Palimaka in Building during COVID-19 Virus   
    I work for the Canadian Army, at the Command and Staff College in Kingston, and we have been instructed to work from home for the next three weeks, except for essential personnel. LIbrarians don't count as essential, strangely enough. :-) 
     
    Have to say it's a bit unnerving facing a forced stay at home, having your routine disrupted, but knowing that people affected by the virus are dealing with much worse. Worried about my 94-year old father, who is rather stubborn, and my children who are far away. Our province of Ontario has declared a state of emergency too, so that theatres, restaurants, bars and pubs are closed. I am grateful for, and in such awe of the health care professionals who go in to work every day not knowing what their shift will bring. I thank goodness for the health care system we have here in Ontario. 
     
    In the meantime I have plenty of kits in the stash, and that 1/24 Mustang to finish...with no excuses now. I think I have enough paints and supplies to keep me going, even though our local hobby shop has closed for good. We have a wargaming store that stocks the full line of Vallejo paints, so I'm ok that way as long as they stay open.  I also have three IBG PZL P.11c kits stuck in Canadian Customs, so they'll show up eventually. 
     
    Stay safe everyone, especially those of you in Europe! We in North America are probably two to three weeks behind Europe, so the curve is going to rise sharply. 
     
    Richard
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Daniel Leduc in Shipping costs US to Canada-Opps   
    Lucky Models has a fairly new system for shipping their surface orders to Canada. They have a warehouse now in Canada so they send their surface orders in the same container as their own inventory. Once in Canada it goes out regular ground shipping. The good news is the packages aren't anywhere as beaten up as they used to be.  The bad news is they can easily take an extra month or two to get here. So if you're not in a rush, it works out nicely. 
     
    Otherwise, I'm finding my LHS comes pretty close and sometimes cheaper than ordering from overseas once shipping is factored in since few offer surface shipping. 
     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from BiggTim in Shipping costs US to Canada-Opps   
    Lucky Models has a fairly new system for shipping their surface orders to Canada. They have a warehouse now in Canada so they send their surface orders in the same container as their own inventory. Once in Canada it goes out regular ground shipping. The good news is the packages aren't anywhere as beaten up as they used to be.  The bad news is they can easily take an extra month or two to get here. So if you're not in a rush, it works out nicely. 
     
    Otherwise, I'm finding my LHS comes pretty close and sometimes cheaper than ordering from overseas once shipping is factored in since few offer surface shipping. 
     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from chrish in Shipping costs US to Canada-Opps   
    Lucky Models has a fairly new system for shipping their surface orders to Canada. They have a warehouse now in Canada so they send their surface orders in the same container as their own inventory. Once in Canada it goes out regular ground shipping. The good news is the packages aren't anywhere as beaten up as they used to be.  The bad news is they can easily take an extra month or two to get here. So if you're not in a rush, it works out nicely. 
     
    Otherwise, I'm finding my LHS comes pretty close and sometimes cheaper than ordering from overseas once shipping is factored in since few offer surface shipping. 
     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR reacted to LSP_Mike in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    Some interesting kits. The RoJ Beau is nice, and sealed? The Shep Paine tip sheet is cool.
    I have also an original Charles W. Morgan whaling ship, boxart by John Steele.
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Dragon in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Out2gtcha in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Lee White in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from BiggTim in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from thierry laurent in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Kagemusha in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Trak-Tor in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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    BloorwestSiR got a reaction from Dany Boy in What is the oldest original kit in your stash?   
    The oldest original kit in my stash is a Revell Japan release of their Beaufighter. 
     

     

     
    Carl
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