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About smithery

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    You are a bad, bad man! Veddy bad!
  • Birthday 06/12/1970

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    Ottawa, ON, Canada
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    Plastic Models (duh!)
  1. I'm happy to hear about this kit being released, but I'm also happy to wait until I get the email from the local shop saying they're in town before I pull the trigger.
  2. I've got about 100 or so of these sheets in my basement looking for a new home..... 442 Sqn Mustangs $15 for members, $20 for non-members, including shipping.
  3. I have it and like it. I find it comparable to Tamiya tape. The 3mm width is great for for masking in tight areas. My only complaint is the cardboard roll the tape is attached to is pretty flimsy, so the roll of tape crushes pretty easily. Pretty minor point though.
  4. Just got word this week they're in stock in Ottawa. Have 1 of each set aside for me, and will pick them up today.
  5. Out of curisoity, is there a problem with the one from UMM? I just bought one, and UMM was dead easy to deal with. The jog took about an hour to assemble and glue, and I was good to go.
  6. If it has that slightly vinegar smell to it, yes. Any PVA glue will work.
  7. I use plain old white glue. Dries clear, and doesn't leave a mess. One the PE sandwich is completed, I apply it with a toothpick to all of the exposed edges, and remove it with a Mk.I licked finger. Let dry, and you're good to go.
  8. Not in my experience. Bottle says it can be thinned with water, but I found the adhesion to be quite poor this way.
  9. If you are going to airbrush the Citadel, thin it with Tamiya thinner. If you use plain old alcohol, the paint will congeal and make you spend about an hour cleaning your airbrush. Ask me how I know. If you stick to the good thinner, and thin the paint heavily (3 parts thinner, 1 part paint), you'll get some beautiful results.
  10. My screen name is basically a play on my last name. When I was growing up, our house was on the Trans Canada Highway, and became not unlike a hotel or B&B, as there were many folks "just passing through" that my parents invited to stay the night and have a hot meal and a shower. The house kind of became known as "The Smithery". As for my sig pic, no real reason......I just find it humourous, but has been known to change from time to time, if I think of it, and if I feel like it.
  11. Really? The last time I was in The Hobby Centre a few weeks ago, they had some.
  12. Can't help you with your search, but I applaud your choice of markings. I used them on my 1/32 bird, and they were fantastic.
  13. Around the same time I believe. X-35 is the code.
  14. I tried both Tamiya thinner, as well as Life brand rubbing alcohol that I pay $2 for at the local Shopper's.......pretty much same effect.
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