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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Folks, I am VERY sorry to say that I will miss Chattanooga.      My 83 year old mother took her first flight in 30 years to see my oldest son and visit Portland, Maine.  Less than 6 hours after arriving, getting the scenic tour by my son, she mis-stepped off a curb and broke her leg in 3 places.  I'm currently in Portland, bringing her home tomorrow (Monday), but I'll have to stay around for a few days to get her settled and get her surgery scheduled (she wanted to come home to Virginia for the surgery).  Really sorry to miss Nationals and seeing you guys but I hope to see you all next time.  Telford maybe?
     
    Looking forward to seeing LOTS of pictures and hearing your stories.  

    Who is getting Eduard's Mustang????
     
    Cheers, guys.
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from KUROK in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Folks, I am VERY sorry to say that I will miss Chattanooga.      My 83 year old mother took her first flight in 30 years to see my oldest son and visit Portland, Maine.  Less than 6 hours after arriving, getting the scenic tour by my son, she mis-stepped off a curb and broke her leg in 3 places.  I'm currently in Portland, bringing her home tomorrow (Monday), but I'll have to stay around for a few days to get her settled and get her surgery scheduled (she wanted to come home to Virginia for the surgery).  Really sorry to miss Nationals and seeing you guys but I hope to see you all next time.  Telford maybe?
     
    Looking forward to seeing LOTS of pictures and hearing your stories.  

    Who is getting Eduard's Mustang????
     
    Cheers, guys.
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Yeah yeah yeah.  'I got married' ... SUCH a lame excuse....    Brian, Actually, thrilled for you and congrats!!  Definitely will miss seeing you this year.  Just means you have to come to Telford to make up for it.  Tell your new bride you are taking her on a trip to London in the fall.  
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Folks, I am VERY sorry to say that I will miss Chattanooga.      My 83 year old mother took her first flight in 30 years to see my oldest son and visit Portland, Maine.  Less than 6 hours after arriving, getting the scenic tour by my son, she mis-stepped off a curb and broke her leg in 3 places.  I'm currently in Portland, bringing her home tomorrow (Monday), but I'll have to stay around for a few days to get her settled and get her surgery scheduled (she wanted to come home to Virginia for the surgery).  Really sorry to miss Nationals and seeing you guys but I hope to see you all next time.  Telford maybe?
     
    Looking forward to seeing LOTS of pictures and hearing your stories.  

    Who is getting Eduard's Mustang????
     
    Cheers, guys.
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Kagemusha in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Folks, I am VERY sorry to say that I will miss Chattanooga.      My 83 year old mother took her first flight in 30 years to see my oldest son and visit Portland, Maine.  Less than 6 hours after arriving, getting the scenic tour by my son, she mis-stepped off a curb and broke her leg in 3 places.  I'm currently in Portland, bringing her home tomorrow (Monday), but I'll have to stay around for a few days to get her settled and get her surgery scheduled (she wanted to come home to Virginia for the surgery).  Really sorry to miss Nationals and seeing you guys but I hope to see you all next time.  Telford maybe?
     
    Looking forward to seeing LOTS of pictures and hearing your stories.  

    Who is getting Eduard's Mustang????
     
    Cheers, guys.
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Shoggz in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Folks, I am VERY sorry to say that I will miss Chattanooga.      My 83 year old mother took her first flight in 30 years to see my oldest son and visit Portland, Maine.  Less than 6 hours after arriving, getting the scenic tour by my son, she mis-stepped off a curb and broke her leg in 3 places.  I'm currently in Portland, bringing her home tomorrow (Monday), but I'll have to stay around for a few days to get her settled and get her surgery scheduled (she wanted to come home to Virginia for the surgery).  Really sorry to miss Nationals and seeing you guys but I hope to see you all next time.  Telford maybe?
     
    Looking forward to seeing LOTS of pictures and hearing your stories.  

    Who is getting Eduard's Mustang????
     
    Cheers, guys.
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ray in Crash in Star Wars canyon   
    Unfortunately it has just been reported the pilot died in the crash. Seven civilians (watchers?) were injured in the crash but it sounds like none seriously. 
    RIP, whoever the pilot was.
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in Calling All Airbrush Cleaners!   
    ...........except for MRP. Lacquer thinner cleans MRP out of the ab like no ones business, and makes the ab pristine as a newly cleaned babies but. 
     
     
    MM enamel works great, but their acrylic is some of the worst paint on the planet IMHO. 
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ron in Kermit tours his B-24J   
    Part 2
     
     
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ron in Kermit tours his B-24J   
    I think many of you will enjoy this.  It's very original.
     
     
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in 1/24 Airfix Hellcat   
    Nice work! The OOB belts actually look really good to my eye. 
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    CANicoll reacted to Vynce804 in 1/24 Airfix Hellcat   
    Hi All,
     
    i remember when Airfix first announced a new 1/24 kit was on the way and all of the speculation started.. maybe a p51b,  a gloster  gladiator,   A Corsair (how awesome would that be!).  Or even a P38!!  So when the hellcat was announced I was a bit disappointed and a little underwhelmed!    That didn’t last long and as more and more details of the kit emerged I came around to the idea and nearing release I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!  I’m not disappointed,  what a great kit,  the plastic is great to work with,  the detail is brilliant. And the  finished model will have real presence in any collection.  I’ve made a start on the cockpit and engine.  The plan is to have all the panels open like my bubble top typhoon. And if I’m brave I may also fold both wings but may end up with one out.
    cheers
    Matt

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    CANicoll reacted to phantom in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    We can meet up at GT Resins table in the vendors room before our meet and greet on Friday at 1.
    Mike
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    CANicoll reacted to Rick Griewski in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    I will be thinking about all you guys while I am movIng. Kitchen and my hobby room contents and kits are first to go over.   The wife's art studIo too.  Movers show up next week with the lucky stuff.  Model building could commence mid August?
     
    Have fun, take photos and bring back good stories.
     
    Rick
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    CANicoll reacted to KUROK in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    I cannot get there until Friday morning.  Just wanted to confirm that if I get my models on the table before lunch on Friday they will not miss judging?
    I mean, it's not like I'll win but want to belly up and give it a try.
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    CANicoll reacted to phantom in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Yes, the vendors are done and gone. The awards are announced after the "banquet". The model room opens after the awards have been announced. They usually have to have the place cleared out by midnight.
    Not sure how far you have to drive to get home.
    Mike
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    CANicoll reacted to phantom in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Judging is Friday evening.
    Mike
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    CANicoll reacted to Out2gtcha in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Nice, nice!  That will surely look superb when it is finished. 
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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Hi there
     
    A few weeks have passed and I am a tiny bit forward with this build than I was in the last post!...and I want to tell you where I am at with this!
    For a long long time now I have been fretting over how I will display this B17G when it is all done!....I felt I just had to  make a decision before I continued on what was to be done.
    Originally it was going to be so simple as I was only planning to build the nose section and just put it on some sort of stand!....but of course with a little encouragement from some of my fellow modellers on this forum!!... I decided to continue with the rest of the fuselage....I mean... I really enjoyed building the nose section...lets do the rest of it!
    So I then separately built the bomb bay and the the radio room (as some of you who are following this are aware) and started to build stands for them to sit on. I put the nose section/bomb bay and the radio room next to each other and it just didn't look right!....not only that , it was almost impossible to try and build a stand for the radio room section because of the ball turret hanging below!....the stand would have got in the way of the turret!
    There was only one solution to the whole mess and that was to permanently attach all sections together making one complete fuselage ...as it would be on the real thing......that's when the real problems started!
    Now ...because I built each section separately and now have decided to join them all together I realized that the length of the fuselage will be too long by at least 1.5cm...maybe 2 cm...this is because I built each section from one bulk head to the next (for example bomb bay was built from Bulk head no's 6-8 ....and then the radio room was built from bulk heads nos 8-10.....each bulk head is about 5 mm ....so when you put the bomb bay section to the radio room you have gained 5mm!)....and so on adding to the length of the damn thing!!.....I hope you understand my ramblings!!!
    I had to lose those millimeters!...and so you can imagine what I had to do!.........
     

     
    By shortening each section by 5mm it of course put some of the detail out of scale!.....aaaaagggghhhh!...utter nightmare!....not only that ....getting the sections to line up perfectly was very difficult to say the least.
     
    I have to say I spoke to my wife and said that the whole project after 6 odd years was going to have to be stopped!....she told me not to be so stupid!.....again!.....and get it sorted!
     
    .....and so I persevered and after hours of re constructing ...scrapping a lot of the detail already done....de scaling this and that.... I finally joined the bomb bay with the radio room. The photos you will see show you that I have a load of tidying up to do but this will be no problem for me later on...I hope!
     
    Here we go...................
     

     

     

     

     
    Now I can get on with the wing root detail ........here is as far as I have got so far!......
     

     

     

     
    Yesterday I made these two plates that will eventually be attached to the wing root...
     

     
    Just to let you know that I have also re constructed the nose section to make sure that it will fit onto the forward bulk head of the bomb bay......and if I thought the R. room and B.bay was a difficult task...then this was just................don't want to think about it!!
     
    The joys of scratch building!
     
    See you on the next post
     
    Fozzy 
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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Hey Chris...I certainly will let you know if I need any information etc.....thank you very much!
     
    Just to let you know that my B17G was featured as a small back page article in the 447th BG Newsletter by Steve Heeb (Ol'scrapiron)
     

     
    Fozzy
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    CANicoll reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    I would if I could CANicoll ....but the logistics of getting her to UK from Bulgaria for the show and then back again to finish it  would be a nightmare!.....but rest assured when she's done I will attempt to get her across to Telford!
     
     
    Yes Rigor....so far I have done the nose section ...the bomb bay and now finishing off the radio room which just leaves the tail section to go !....then of course I have to join it all together!
     
     
    Well Ol' Scrapiron....why the hell didn't I think of that obvious solution to rounds!....how simple and how stupid I am to not think of it!......Thank you very very much for the heads up!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Mike:  Looking forward to the pictures!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Royboy in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Yeah yeah yeah.  'I got married' ... SUCH a lame excuse....    Brian, Actually, thrilled for you and congrats!!  Definitely will miss seeing you this year.  Just means you have to come to Telford to make up for it.  Tell your new bride you are taking her on a trip to London in the fall.  
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Bring what you have and put it on the LSP table for everyone to gawk at.  Give 'em (and us!) a preview for next year!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from MARU5137 in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    Amazing work!  LOVE following along. Are we going to see this beauty at Telford this year?  Chris
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