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  1. Here you go: http://www.hobbyworld-usa.com/Store/index.php?id_category=1248&controller=category
  2. Received an email from Mr Molnar this morning saying that MRP no longer ships to Canada or the U.S! He directed me to their U.S distributor (so I'm assuming he can supply them) but no more direct sales to North America. Too bad.
  3. Was $11 a bottle in US funds or Canadian?
  4. So I just tried placing an order direct with MRP and when I tried to select the shipping method, it said no shipping method available. Like I said, they need to get the distribution figured out.
  5. I agree about them needing to get their distribution together before expanding their range. I love their product, but if you can't get it, what's the use?
  6. How long ago did you make your last order direct from MRP? I tried a couple of weeks ago to order direct through MRP and it wouldn't let me place the order. I wasn't sure why, but I needed the paint (5 bottles) so I ordered them through a seller on eBay.
  7. I've also heard the same thing "great paints but hard to get". I know Red Star models (who used to carry them) no longer does I think in part due to the difficulty in getting stock in a timely manner. The owner did say (back in 2016) that MRP was at that time a one man operation and that was a big part of the problem in getting the paints. Hopefully they have hired a few people and are able to keep up with the growing demand. Good luck Martin if you do decide to take this on. I will certainly be buying through you!
  8. I'm sure it will be worth the wait!
  9. Great to see a fresh Wolf build on here. Looking forward to more posts as they come. Thanks, Chuck.
  10. I've ordered the paint from the US (Red star models) as well as direct and it is fantastic. I recently tried to place another order direct from MRP and it wouldn't go through from me. I ended up buying from a dealer on eBay, but it would be great if someone in Canada decided to bring it in. You thinking of being that "someone" Martin?
  11. Yup, exactly. I've used it to make tiny rivets with .005†and .01†thick plastic card as well as other shapes.
  12. I have this punch set and it does have its uses. It isn't as sharp as a regular punch a die set BUT, it does allow you to produce some unique shapes. Also, I've been able to make rivets as small as .2mm using it and a pin for the punch. That's much smaller than my smallest punch and die set.
  13. I think you nailed it there Clunkmeister: "this kit will bring new guys in". Amen! Just preordered one myself. Thanks WNW!
  14. Update: My sample print came in the mail the other day and my initial excitement turned to dissapointment when I had a closer look at the images under a microscope. What looked like sharp items to the naked eye turned out to be jagged pixelated items under magnification. The shop send me images printed at 1200 dpi which after more research turns out to be much too low a resolution for photo etch work. In order to be able to print images with a minimum cross section of .3mm (which is the smallest you can etch onto .1†thick brass) you need a printer with a resolution of 10,000 dpi! Yes you read that correctly (and no I didn't hit the zero button a couple of times too many). The good news is I'm corresponding with photoplotting print shops who are able to offer print jobs at this higher dpi setting for a reasonable cost. Once I have more to report I'll post something here.
  15. FANTASTIC! I've been hoping they would release a D.1 and now my dreams have come true. I know not everyone is going to be as excited as I for this release, but I think its a great kit for someone who wants to try early aircraft but is scared of all the rigging. This should open the door to more to give a WNW kit a try and hopefully move onto more complicated kits at a later date. Good choice WNW!
  16. I was looking at some scratch built canopies the other night on scale navy stuff's Facebook page and he uses adhesive backed copper for canopy frames. It's looks very good and holds the paint well. It's thinner than plastic strips (and easy to apply) but thicker than bare metal foil. I found some online at amazon. Other than that option the painted decal film sounds like it might work well too.
  17. Found an old do it yourself photo etch article by a fellow named Wojtek Fajga. It in he mentions using a imagesetter service for having high detailed prints done for use in photo etching. After much searching I found a print shop out of Texas that is sending me a test print for inspection before I have future artwork done up by them. Fingers crossed they are able to offer what I'm looking for!
  18. After doing some tests, neither my laser or inkjet printers were able to give me the resolution I need to produce sharp artwork for photo etching. I did a bunch more reading on the subject and found out that what I need is an industrial photo plotter (in the 16,000 dpi range!) Being that I don't have an extra $20,000 dollars laying around to buy my own photo plotter, I've contacted several shops that offer these type of printing services for photo etching. If that ends up being too costly, does anyone have any other ideas on where I can have artwork printed onto clear film at 9600 dpi or higher for a reasonable cost?
  19. I agree. It also sounds like using inkjet film for silkscreening gives greater density to the negative, so I have some on order to try.
  20. Thanks. I have some film coming for both my laser and inkjet printers to do a comparison with. I'll post the results once I've done some tests. God luck, Chuck.
  21. I'll shoot some tomorrow and get back to you. Thanks again for the info, Chuck.
  22. Perfect! That's exactly the kind of info I was looking for. Have you used Tamiya's fine surface primer and if so, how does it compare? Thanks, Chuck.
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