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  1. This will be my first WIP. It's the superb Tamiya kit, that we all know about. My neighbour is big Corsair fan (he's an RC plane guy), so I'm building him a Boyington markings version (as close I can make it). I'll be using the following AM. Barracuda - Cockpit Stencils Yahu - Instrument Panel Barracuda - Plain tread wheels EagleCals - EC 161 - F4U-1 Corsairs RB - seatbelts Maketar masks - for the primary insignia (maybe) Ultracast - Boyington pilot figure I'll be using AK Real Colours for main exterior and interior colours. Tamiya for everything else. AK, MIG and oils for the weathering items. Here's the progress so far. Yahu IPs are awesome! Stencils on. They are very very small. Not a huge fan of the RB belts. They're very stiff. Pappy waiting for some more paint Got my head but lost my arm. Cockpit complete. I've been following the paint instruction in the kit, so that's why the head rest is black and the oxygen bottle is silver. I'll be buttoning up the fuselage next and then onto the engine. All the pics are from my Iphone 8 and are hosted with the high quality option (not the original size) on Google Photos. Thanks for looking!
  2. +4 on the RB saws I got mine from Ultracast in Canada - https://www.ultracast.ca/Modelling-Tools-s/1051.htm
  3. Fantastic build Guy! Top notch!
  4. Jager, they have the VR bombing raid in Nanton as well. It was incredibly well done. If you go, as Jager says, it's a must do!
  5. This Lancaster can taxi. On June 29, they started up all 4 of the engines and it was a divine sound! They are also in the process of restoring to taxi condition, a Mosquito. Bomber Command Museum of Canada https://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/
  6. 7 Wonders - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders Pandemic - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30549/pandemic
  7. I'll donate the following Item 1: Jagdwaffe - Volume Three Section 1 - Strike in the Balkans April - May 1941 Item 2: Cutting Edge - FW 190A Part 1 Decal Sheet (CED 32068) SSI Decals - P-47 Razorbacks R.S. Johnson 32-121 SSI Decals - Me-109G - Hartman & Barkhorn - 32-47 Item 3: Vallejo Model Air - Luftwaffe Colours Set RLM 2, RLM 61, RLM 62, RLM 65, RLM 66, RLM 71, RLM 73, RLM 74, RLM 75, RLM 78, RLM 79, RLM 80, RLM 81, RLM 82, RLM 84 Simon
  8. Enter me into the raffle too please. I'll dig something up as a prize as well. Simon
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. I'd be interested too. A Calgary connection would be perfect....just sayin. Simon
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