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  1. My question is: Once the main paint is down (camo pattern etc), do you then put a layer of gloss down and then start using your paint masks for insignia, bars, lines etc? Or do you skip the gloss layer step? I'm doing a Ju87G, just finished off the two colour camo and I'm getting ready to use the excellent Maketar set (Kabuki and Vinyl) for all the other markings (crosses, colour bars, lines etc). I haven't done a gloss layer in the past and have had a few minor issues (paint pulling up) but no show stoppers. Thanks for the info. Simon
  2. This is in Canada, so they're must be something like this in the States. https://www.displays2go.ca/C-1160/Museum-Display-Cases-Pedestals-Showcases
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    Dragon Kit Sale

    Thanks for this info. I couldn't resist. Picked up the 110 trop. should work out to $65 CDN, which is a smoking deal Simon
  4. i used AK air with Badger stylrenz primer (black). Works pretty well for me. Had a bit lift on one spot once (I think the plastic wasn't clean when i put the primer down) lifted all the way to bare plastic (using maketar masks). Everywhere else was perfect. Two builds that was the only problem I ran into.
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    jig stands any big benefit?

    I have the 3201 model and it's fantastic. It's used continuously once the fuselage is put together. Makes it easy to apply decals, all the small bits and pieces, ordnance, and weathering. I don't use my with my spray booth (i use a tamiya turntable) . It's a great addition to my work bench. Simon
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    Mr. Paint in Canada

    I'd be interested too. A Calgary connection would be perfect....just sayin. Simon
  7. Great Hobbies is good. http://www.greathobbies.com/plastics-diecast/ Some good deals and free shipping over $99. For example Tamiya Mossie for $163 cdn black friday. I agree with Model Land, good selection if they are a bit pricey. Good for paint etc though. Simon
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    Make the others jealous

    This arrived today. A great Kijiji find. $200 CDN, shipped to my door. Simon
  9. A new kit, plus a bit of AM, some new paints.... still cheaper than a round of golf (with eats and drinks). Least that's what I keep telling myself (and my wife). For record here's my stash 1/32 Planes Hasegawa F6F Hasegawa A6M5c Hasegawa JU87G - Kanonvogel (started) PCM Spitfire Mk IXc Trumpeter P38L HKM B17E Wingnut Wings Camel Le Rhone Wingnut Wings SE5a - in the mail on the way to me 1/35 Armor (4 tanks) Warhammer - Imperial knight warden (it just a cool looking model) My want list is pretty short. Tamiya's 1/32 Mossie, 1/32 Mustang, 1/32 F4u1a, and the coming sooner or later HK 1/32 Lancaster. With my current completion rate of about 3 / year. This should take me another 4-5 years (hopefully). As a previous poster said, there's nothing very unique in what I'm looking for, so no real reason to have a huge pile unless there's a good deal to be had. Example, I got the Trumpy P38 for $50 CDN on Kijiji in Calgary and PCM Spit for $60 CDN during the XMAS sale at the LHS Each to their own. I do get a little rush when I see a good deal and hit the 'BUY' button though. Simon
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    Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito

    Just got the Black Friday Newsletter from Great Hobbies http://www.greathobbies.com/productinfo/?prod_id=TAM60326 Pretty great deal. $191 CAD. One left. Simon
  11. smoke417

    A good matt varnish?

    I use Tamiya TS-80 Flat, right out of the rattle can.
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    Everything just ends up at random Amazon.com sellers. (least when I click on stuff) Simon
  13. smoke417

    HLJ - 20th Anniversary Sale

    Some pretty good deals to be had. LINK HERE 1/32 Tamiya Mossie - $101 USD plus shipping 1/32 ZM Mustang - $80 USD plus shipping
  14. Absolutely fantastic! One of the best I've ever seen. Simon