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  1. Carl Yup, a milestone in progress and she is starting to look like a Hornet. Getting the paint order all sorted out is always a task unto itself. Keep 'em comin Peter
  2. Craig Congrats on buttoning up the fuselage - a milestone for sure. She is looking mighty good and can't wait to see the Fortress with all the metal skin on. Keep 'em comin Peter
  3. Harv So you're writing the instructions - now 'ain't that something' Keep 'em comin Peter
  4. Gaz Attention to details is nerve racking, time consuming and needs an ultra steady hand - of which you have conquered all. Absolutely looking simply fantastic. Part of the problem on how our models look in photographs, especially closeups, is the un-natural magnification. We're looking at a photography of a small area larger then life and what is seen in the photograph isn't how we will ever see that part or area on the model without a magnifying glass. Closeups are great to check out details and whatever but should never be used to judge the actual work as it's unrealistic. Step back a foot from the model and what you see is what your photographs should show. Applying small decals is a PIA at times. Here is where a super glossy surface works against you as the small critters slide all over the place. What seems to work best for me: I slide the tiny decal into place, after the spot has a drop of wet water (water and a drop of Dawn to break the surface tension) and a few drops of Micro Set - my decal soak water. Position the decal and leave it alone. No matter what you do, it's going to move. Let it dry a bit until it has started to adhere and then with a Q-Tip dampened with my soak water, I very gently tap it with an up and down motion. If it doesn't move, then I'll roll the Q-tip across the decal to remove any excess water and/or air. Micro Sol after dry and all should be good. Personally I always was a huge fan of Letraset Rub On stencils on a flat finish as they were fire proof but time has passed them buy. Keep 'em comin Peter
  5. Carl Can't understand how your post office as they did accept the package already and just hanging onto it makes zero sense. I found the build on ARC and the kit looks as if it will take me a good year to build. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/318474-saab-ja37-viggen-jetmads-132/page/2/ I have the Whirlwind, kit looks very good and I'm assuming it will be a easier build then the tempest as the cockpit looks a lot more traditional. Keep 'em comin Peter
  6. Richard Welcome aboard - an amazing story and thank you for sharing Keep 'em comin Peter
  7. Rog I'm with you and hope there are a lot more early Spits on the way. of course, a BOB Hurricane Mk.Ia would be brilliant as well Keep 'em comin Peter
  8. Harv Yes ... getting everything to align perfectly is surely the key in eliminating problems down the road, which at times has always plagued me. Keep 'em comin Peter.
  9. Carl Thanks for the explanation but all those fees just add to the cost, no matter what is purchased outside of Canada. UPS charges are outrages and I can't see how they allowed to continue to charge those handling fees. Just makes us here in the states appreciative of only paying state sales tax and shipping. I rarely purchase outside the states these days as shipping is ridiculous and most vendors will not ship paints to the US. Keep 'em comin Peter
  10. Carl Nice additions for sure. WOW, $30 extra in taxes on top of the original purchase price for the paints. I'm a bit unsure how the taxes work in Canada... I'm assuming you pay shipping and taxes at purchase and then an additional tax when delivered or is it just one tax? In any case glad you have he paint set and now all that's missing, is the Viggen. I'm #10850, so I'm still months away from my kit shipping. Keep 'em comin Peter
  11. Mark Great idea and looking forward to the build down the road. Keep 'em comin Peter
  12. Thanks Craig So very much appreciate your kind words on the build and my photography. Keep 'em comin Peter
  13. Kev I've heard lots of good things about the Revell version and they might even have improved on the instructions, which I'm finding as I get deeper and deeper into the build leave a lot to be desired - nice to look at but are very vague on part placement. For the money, knowing what I know now, I would pass on the SH Hi Tech version and go for the Revell kit myself. Hope you do a build thread on the kit. so we can follow and enjoy. Keep 'em comin Peter
  14. Rob I'm speechless - brilliant build and a stunning finish! Bravo on a build to beautifully done. 🏆🏆🏆 Keep 'em comin Peter
  15. Gus Absolutely stunning work and what a finish, simply gorgeous. No question that you met all your goals; beautiful work Keep 'em comin Peter
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