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Norm In Toronto

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About Norm In Toronto

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  • Birthday 05/18/1944

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    Barrie Ontario Canada (just north of Toronto)
  1. Interesting. Hope all you folks "south" of the border don't feel too upset about the removal of your nation from the map
  2. Would "North America" not include the U.S.?
  3. Gerhard, you can take a virtual tour of the shop on their site: http://www.wheelswingshobbies.com/ Click on the "virtual tour" label on the left side of the home page, then use your mouse to direct your view left, right, up, down, and move the arrow ahead and click to move around. Don't forget to go "downstairs". Norm.
  4. Nice Spit there Peter - but what it really needs is "metal foil" finish. All the best in the New Year! Norm.
  5. Looks like the documentary was lost more thoroughly than the original aircraft. Too bad Google Earth can't find the video like it can the 70 year old wreck (9°11'51.78"S Long 148°39'43.00"E) Apparently some mysteries are destined to remain unsolved. Norm.
  6. Sorry Peter, but I counted the number of rivets on the wheel well panel - and I think you may be short one! Just kidding, of course - outstanding work my friend. BTW, I have to say how impressed I was in receiving my order from Airscale in only 5 days!! All the way from Merry Ol' England to remote Barrie Ontario. And this during the Christmas rush for deliveries - Thanks also to the Royal Mail and good ol' Canada Post. It's comforting to see the attention to detail you exhibit in your model masterpieces is reflected in the operation of your company. Best of the Season Peter, to you and yours - and keep the updates coming. Norm.
  7. Oh, and by-the-way, the CF 100 was a CANADIAN aircraft (AVRO Canada - just in case anyone reading Clunk's post got the impression it was a British development) - AND it was a bloody beautiful aircraft - at least in my mind's eye. Perfectly suited for it's intended role of long-range interceptor, over some of the world's most desolate landscape. Take that, you men of failing style appreciation, you!! Norm.
  8. I've got to agree with most of the comments here. SAC products generally leave me scratching my head with the question "WHY" bouncing around inside. I must admit that I have little respect for a company that attempts to capitalise on our hunger to upgrade to aftermarket items, by providing "direct copies" of an existing product (with little or NO attempt to upgrade or detail said part) and then reproduce that copy in a medium that MAY provide more long term problems than the original. I see little evidence of this supplier doing much more than pressing existing kit parts into modelling clay and then pouring in inferior grade white metal to produce crude replicas of the original parts - the packaging probably cost him more than his "manufacturing" process. Norm.
  9. Ok, I'm NOT going to repeat myself, nor will I attempt to "outdo" comments made by others here, soooo... I will NOT tell you that you are doing a terrific job, I won't - NO you can't make me. So there! Norm.
  10. Kevin, I agree. What would also be interesting to know, is whether a kit's original gear was THAT prone to breakage. In other words, if increased detail is not a requirement to the purchaser, does the situation warrant the use of a stronger replacement (if, indeed, SAC gear is stronger)? Norm.
  11. I agree wholeheartedly. Ernie does a great job on his products. G-Factor gear are usually much more detailed than the plastic original they replace AND are cast in a MUCH more robust brass alloy material. First rate products! Norm.
  12. "Kicked Up A Notch" - Naaaaah, Blasted into orbit!! Outstanding Chuck, Norm.
  13. Quote from review: "I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. However, the gear of the 1/24th kits are quite substantial in diameter so the SAC gear will not bend as easy as it does in smaller scale kits. So I am confident it should hold up well. Recommended as a quick and relatively low-priced replacement for the kit gear." Still leaves the question WHAT'S THE POINT? If the SAC product lacks the fidelity (or at best, only matches) that of the original plastic part, and may provide only marginal structural integrity (compared to the original part) - Why bother buying this product? This is one line of After Market products that leaves me shaking my head. Norm.
  14. 500 MPH Bear... Wow, when I read this I HAD to check - and sure enough, a quick Google search reveals the Bear had a top speed of 925 KPH that translates to 574 MPH - damn quick for a prop driven monster of this size! Guess I should spend more time researching some of these old Cold War weapons. Thanks for opening my eyes. Norm.
  15. Peter, thanks for your reply, much appreciated. Chuck, great tip with Great Planes Debonder - I'll have to find some and give it a try. Thank-you! Norm.
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