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    CANicoll reacted to cbk57 in On The Bench, episode 85 "what happened to WNW"   
    Hi All
     
    Just listened to episode 85 of "On the Bench" scale modeling podcast.  It has an in-depth interview on the demise of Wingnut Wings, insights into what may happen in the future.  Spoiler Alert, the party being interviewed makes a credible case that Peter Jackson will never sell the molds and if we get the kits again it will be under his terms.  Very enjoyable interview.  
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Kevin in On The Bench, episode 85 "what happened to WNW"   
    On Facebook recently, Richard Alexander brought up an interesting issue that I hadn't thought about, which will directly affect any company's ability to re-release many of these kits (beyond the ownership and licensing issues). And that is that a great many of their kits are actually not complete toolings - especially with regard to the engines (but other components, too). Essentially, once they tooled an engine sprue once for a particular kit, they re-used that tooling for subsequent kits, meaning that those subsequent kits relied upon the tooling from another kit to be complete. This will make it quite difficult for a prospective purchaser to cherry-pick the catalogue.
     
    Kev
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    CANicoll got a reaction from dodgem37 in Removing Gloss Acrylic Finish (Future, Etc.)   
    Superb!  I thought you were going to say you soaked the part in Windex, but the paper towel idea is outstanding!
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Sprue Cutters?   
    Same same, only I'm still using some off brand junk nippers I got at the 2011 US NATs.   I find the Dspiae ST-As  cutters pretty nice. I think Im going to have to break down and get a set. There are only so many times you can fix divots like that and feel ok about it. 
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Kevin in Sprue Cutters?   
    This is pretty much me, too - though for rough cuts of parts off sprues, almost anything will do.
     
    Kev
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    CANicoll reacted to thierry laurent in Sprue Cutters?   
    Xuron for larger parts and DSPIAE for the smaller ones. This covers 99% of the parts. For the last percent (very fragile parts or brittle ones such as some clear canopies) a very fine razor saw is the best way to avoid damages as you cut the sprue gates. 
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    CANicoll reacted to dodgem37 in Removing Gloss Acrylic Finish (Future, Etc.)   
    I ran into an unexpected problem with the gloss acrylic finish on an aircraft I've been working on from my 'Shelf of Doom'.
     
    I decided to use a gouache paint wash, which is a water-based paint, on my Hungarian Bf109G-14.  After it had dried I wiped the model down and I didn't like the results.  So I then decided to soak the model in water to loosen the pigment to make removal easier.  It was then I ran into an unforeseen problem.
     

    Lots of dimples and discoloration.
     

     

     
    So I covered the effected area with a paper towel.

     
    Soaked it with Windex.

     
    And once dry, removed it.

    The windex dissolved the acrylic gloss finish and the paper towel absorbed the residue.
     
    I thought others may be interested.
    Sincerely,
    Mark
     
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Kevin in Rules of the Road   
    Welcome to The Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Group Build!
     
    Here are the parameters qualifying builds:
     
    Any aircraft engaged in the battle starting from June 1940s nuisance raids through to the end of the peak bombing raids in November. Support units, RAF bombers and aircraft held in reserve at the time are all eligible. Also included are aircraft from the Battle of Britain movie, if you want to build Maj. Fohn's Buchon or Squadron Leader Skippers Spitfire as they appear on film. You can also build an aircraft of the Battle of Britain memorial flight or BoB commemorative aircraft, such as the Eurofighter painted as a Hurricane. 25% rule applies to entries, if you are unsure of how far along you are in a project and you wish to enter into the GB, please ask.
     
    Have fun!
     
    Kev
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Saying goodbye to a Sweetheart   
    Gorgeous!  And a convertible to boot.  I hope she brings you a pretty price for your next toy.  

    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to Jennings Heilig in 1/48 Tamiya P-38H   
    Possibly because so much of what little has been written on the P-38 has been outright wrong.  We’ve been amazed at the level of misinformation and ignorance there is out there (which we were very much part of before this project).  Given how many were built and how widely it was used, it’s probably the lest well documented US aircraft in history.  We know more about some late war German types than we do about detail differences in P-38s.
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    CANicoll reacted to Jennings Heilig in 1/48 Tamiya P-38H   
    Our P-38E/F/G/H-1 decal should be shipping from Cartograf this week.  With the imminent release of the H kit from Tamiya, and the announcements by Vector and CMK that they’re doing photo-recon noses of various descriptions, Jonathan and I were just discussing a follow-up sheet covering those, and a couple of Fs and Gs that didn’t make it onto our first sheet.
     
     
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Kevin in Barracudacals Still Around?   
    Roy has just confirmed that it's a technical issue that they're currently working to resolve.
     
    Kev
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in Saying goodbye to a Sweetheart   
    Gorgeous!  And a convertible to boot.  I hope she brings you a pretty price for your next toy.  

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in 11 years here for me today   
    And GOOD to have you here for all of us too!  Happy Anniversary!!

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Saying goodbye to a Sweetheart   
    Gorgeous!  And a convertible to boot.  I hope she brings you a pretty price for your next toy.  

    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_K2 in 11 years here for me today   
    Hard as it is for me to believe, today marks my eleventh year here, fellas, over half of that as a moderator.
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    CANicoll reacted to Shoggz in 1/48 Tamiya P-38H   
    Indeed, and I'm currently building the 1/48th P38G and it's a thing of real beauty.
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Saying goodbye to a Sweetheart   
    Meet Belle,
    Shes 52, a little high maintenance,  has great curves, is a bit loud, looks great topless, attracts a LOT of attention wherever she goes and is exceptionally spoiled.
    Shes not perfect, but its time for us to part ways. I know shes not everyone's "cup-a" as they say, but shes a hell of a looker, and SO much fun to drive around on the street. The SOUND she makes at warm idle is near a heaven on earth.
     Ive been debating about this sale for awhile now, and know the car although numbers matching all around (engine/trans/rear) shes not 100% original so the value is declined some there.  However her VIN reveals she is in fact a genuine 442 (as the story goes, "4" barrel carburetor, "4" speed trans and "2" *dual* exhausts) so there is extra value there. Shes been a blast to have and own, but its time to say my good byes.
     
    Shes up for auction on EBay, and my reserve has in fact been met, so its only gravy from here. Thought I might share some pics before she goes to a new (hopefully good) home .............
     

     

     

     
     
     
     
    Her big block 400 makes quite a heavenly noise with a nice cam and some headers (8 MPG or less does hurt though)
     

     

     
     

     
     

     
     
     
    Soon to be goodbye sweetheart, here's hoping your new home will care for you like I did!
     
     
     
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    CANicoll reacted to chrish in HGW seatbealts - how to make them less 'springy'?   
    I've had great success with "Micro Liquitape" It's kind of like a contact cement of some kind. Brushes on white dries clear and doesn't affect the stiffness of the belts. If unhappy with the lay they are easily (relative to normal glue) moved to another location. I've got several models with seatbelts fastened in that way now, some for many years. I can even put the glue on before threading the buckles etc. then fold them over, squeeze with a tweezers and they stay stuck. Not saying it's the only way to go, but it's the way for me.  
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MikeMaben in Revell Desert Rat P-51D   
    Mike:  With a little finagling I got the spread down to 1mm which is workable.  Thanks for pointing out where the problem is - definitely I'll keep in mind for the second build.  Much appreciated!
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MikeMaben in Revell Desert Rat P-51D   
    Mike,
    Thanks for this and I MAY still be able to get the interior out as I've only glued the top of the fuselage nose together.  I have not had to force the front top or bottom of the fuselage together except at the very rear where you noted that the rear 'firewall' (for lack of a better name for it) is a tad too wide.  I had sanded that down to narrow it and now it closes up nicely.  I'll see about pulling the interior out and sanding the outside of those side walls....
     
    oh, crap.  I just remembered that I DID glue the interior in place.  Rats.....  Ok, this will be fun....
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MikeC in Revell Desert Rat P-51D   
    Michael,  Very cool and I wonder how many people stop to look at the sign and the Mustang.
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Revell Desert Rat P-51D   
    Mike:  With a little finagling I got the spread down to 1mm which is workable.  Thanks for pointing out where the problem is - definitely I'll keep in mind for the second build.  Much appreciated!
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to MikeC in Revell Desert Rat P-51D   
    Incidentally, just for interest's sake: Leiston airfield, home of the 357th, is now the "Cakes and Ale" holiday caravan site.  Here are a coupleof photos from way back in 2006, last time I was there. 
     

     

     

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    CANicoll got a reaction from MikeC in Revell Desert Rat P-51D   
    Mike,   Thanks for this.  No matter what Roy keeps saying, you are a scholar and a gentleman!  
     
    No clue to the dark bit behind the canopy.  Oh well! 
     
    Somehow or another I did have the Kitsworld decals in my Spruebrothers shopping basket, but on further inspection Kitsworld has 2 sets of decals for Passion Wagon:  132001 and 132003.  003 has the early kill marking surrounded in red (and a more complete set for his later planes, while 001 does not.   SO its a matter of do you think they were surrounded in red, or just plane?  I'm ordering the 003 set.
     
    Cheers Mike!
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