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About BlrwestSiR

  • Birthday 08/04/1971

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  1. Now that's definitely jumping into the deep end. Using an AM set and being the guy who gets to write the instructions as he goes. Good plan on gluing the fuselage floor to one side. That should help with placing stuff. Carl
  2. Ok, major milestone in the build. The front and rear fuselage halves are now joined together. Looks a bit anorexic without the flaps and slats or LEXs on. Meantime I've been figuring out what order for the paint colours. Hope to have that figured out soon. Carl
  3. Phil, I'm going check with them this coming week and see if there's been any changes. I've seen a couple builds of the Whirlwind and its seems to go together nicely. As for the Viggen, I think there's a link to someone building that on ARC. Haven't seen any for the Helldiver. Carl
  4. I've run into a small snag. I thought I had a set of AM burner cans but it turns out they're for my Super Hornet. I debated using them anyways as they're close enough but bit the bullet and ordered the correct ones. Meantime I'll continue on with the rest of the build. Carl
  5. Thanks Kai! It worked out better than I'd hoped. The bonus is I can use regular glue to attach them when it's time. I'm going to leave them off for the moment as it'll be easier to mask the tiger head that goes on the inside of the tailplanes. Carl
  6. I can do you one better Ernie. They took the one I ordered to the post office 2 weeks ago to send it out. When they got there they were told Canada Post isn't accepting packages so they're holding onto it until they do. They even sent me a pic of it boxed and labelled. No idea on when I'll get it. Probably at the same time as you do. At least that gives me time to finish the Hornet. Carl
  7. The CF-18 is back on the bench. I finished off engraving the panels lines that were sanded off. I'll double check them when I get to primer. I took a look at the resin replacement vertical tails that I have. They're nice but one was a hit warped and has a bit of mould slip. The big difference between it and the kit ones are the omission of the centre radar fairing. I used a thin chisel to shave it off. Then, once it was flush I had to scrape away the base plate of the antenna. One more to go.
  8. Peter, in Canada the de minimus amount for tax free shipments is $80 CAD. The order was just over that amount. The tax itself was less than $10 but DHL charged a processing/brokerage fee of $19 to collect it. FedEx charges $10 as does Canada Post when they actually bother to check for duties. Not unreasonable but one more cost to add. I'm glad I got the extra paints to spread it out over. Makes its less painful. At least it wasn't UPS who charge $100 for brokerage fees. I don't even bother with companies that only ship UPS for that reason. Carl
  9. Had a credit with Lucky Model for the longest time so I finally used it and picked up a couple of them new fangled 3D decal sets. I also got a set of M134 miniguns for my HH-60 kit. The Hataka paints arrived but I got dinged for taxes and processing fees so that added another $30 to their cost.
  10. That's the Q Branch option for you. I made a stand using leftover sprue from the kit. The decals are on and the cars are finished. Now back to the CF-18.
  11. Incredible looking model there. The foil work is absolutely superb. Nice to see a Canadian Starfighter too. Carl
  12. Me too. The longer nose with the 5 bladed prop or even better, the contra-props adds a measure of mean to the Spitfire. Carl
  13. Got all the assembly done on the Esprits. All that's left is decals.
  14. Slow and steady Harv. But nice clean work at the same time. It looks like there won't be much left of the Fly kit once you're done. Carl
  15. I think I'd better get at least one. Need something to balance out all those Tamiya ones in the display case. Carl
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