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Flyboyf18

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About Flyboyf18

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    Canadian Aviation Fan!!

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    Ottawa, Canada
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    primarily Canadian Aviation with special interest in the a/c that I have flown. WW II but mostly with Canadian connections. Modern aviation.

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  1. With credit to John Gillespie McGee; Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark or even eagle flew -- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God. From one aviator to another, may all your days be CAVOK. Great story, my condolences.
  2. For sure but with the usual caveat; weather and will M. Nature be good to us??
  3. This is great, you could almost take up one sheet with Canadian stuff!!! The 600 srs alone came in the F-18 grey scheme, the newer overall grey (36170???), white 'family' model scheme with and without the racing stripe!!! They carried markings for 414 Sqn, 434 Sqn, 412 Sqn & AETE!! The newer birds have been pretty much the same with the 'family' scheme and the dark blue ones with the small nose art!!! Yes, I'm in for one of these!!!!
  4. That's why I only build AA armour!! 😉
  5. That's funny (not ha ha) because a while back I asked if I could buy a photo-etch set from an armour kit since the vehicle had 5 crew platforms and they only gave us 4!!? After explaining clearly what I wanted all I got was crickets.............
  6. That's funny & not Ha, Ha!!?? I re-call seeing some CAD work or a set of instructions for the ground launched cruise missile truck which included a missile or two with some nice stands to display them!! When I got the kit in hand and removed all the truck parts & trailer parts all I had was a ball of dust rolling around the box??? Guess they launched the missiles before shipping the kit???? Oh, I got some now..........
  7. They are good and quick to ship BUT there is really only 1 choice of shipper UPS. If you don't want them you can ship uninsured and no tracking.
  8. I've said it before and let me repeat; LACK OF INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS!!! In this image what do you see the truck in the fore ground doing. I found the original image online, right down to the red crane!!! I see a recovery vehicle with the 2nd MAN truck raised for towing, right?? Well you cannot build this truck from the parts in the box, a sprue may be missing??? I don't know; couldn't get an intelligent answer from MC?? Based on the instructions all you can build is another towing tractor, with a fifth wheel where the recovery rig should be???? They absolutely need to talk as a group before kits are released, maybe even before that!!!???!!!
  9. From my experience with MC (Model Collect), armour kits, they respond better on Facebook apparently, since I don't do FB cannot say for sure. I recently e-mailed them about a kit, supposedly according to the boxart a MAN recovery truck. Even found the pic the artist used to do the box, and both clearly show the second vehicle with front wheels off the ground being towed!!!??!!!! My reply was very short; "see the picture." In this pic they showed 3 of their MAN trucks, they put coloured squares around 2 boxes and a 30Kw genny on the back of the trucks, I was asking about the fifth wheel??? Which a recovery truck does not have; but their kit does????? For those not familiar with trucks the fifth wheel is usually centered on the rear wheels and it is where the king pin from the trailer attaches to the tractor, & rotates on the flat plate, hence wheel. MC appears to have a plastic dept., an etch dept., an instruction dept., boxart dept., design dept., and none of them talk to each other????? This is based on building some of their armour kits; etch numbers on the instructions but no such number on the etch tree?? So my B-52 arrived today and overall it fits MC and their practices. The tail is wrong, have gone thru a lot of pics to see this, it can be fixed but will take a little work! Yes I know we shouldn't have to do this but, IMHO the tail is a lot more accurate in width than the Italeri one!! I tried to fix that one but gave up!?!?!!!! No strakelets, well not all Gs had 'em, in fact the decals (mine were in the box) depict a Desert Storm bird and they dropped conventional weapons from research I did on the net, hmmm my MC B-2 had a bunch of regular bombs..... I plan to forge ahead with the kit and do one carrying some Desert Storm era weapons. OK, Eduard I bought all your MC B-2 etch what are you planning for this bird???
  10. Well mine is winging it's way to me right now! Or maybe it has landed and is going thru customs inspection?? Could have it in hand by the end of the week, early next week for sure.
  11. Good on 'em, they are a class act!!!! Put my stick on the porch a couple of nites ago.
  12. Picked up my Eduard sets for the B-2 on the way to Heritagecon!!!!! O (colourful adjective) M G!!!!!!!
  13. Well have you sent them an email????? I pre-ordered mine and about a month ago I got a box in the mail I wsn't expecting!!??!?! So looked at the labels and recognized the name of the e-mailer from MC, opened package and found a B-2 cockpit glass on the sprue!!! You have just explained why they sent it to me, no info in the box??!!?
  14. EDUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhh, I luv that new etch smell!!!?!!!!
  15. I will be there dragging 2 other IPMS Ottawa members along, also expecting 2 others to attend and maybe 2 more if the flu bug get's killed!!!!!!
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