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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. Flyboyf18

    Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey Team tragedy

    Good on 'em, they are a class act!!!! Put my stick on the porch a couple of nites ago.
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    1/72 B-2 Aftermarket Options

    Picked up my Eduard sets for the B-2 on the way to Heritagecon!!!!! O (colourful adjective) M G!!!!!!!
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    Quality control issue with Modelcollect B-2

    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??!!?
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    1/72 B-2 Aftermarket Options

    EDUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhh, I luv that new etch smell!!!?!!!!
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    HeritageCon coming up March 25th.

    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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    One of the things I miss about flying

    Agreed - seen a lot of similar sights, Mother Nature is quite the cook!!!! There's nothing like taking off and getting to altitude and watching all the lightning in the clouds ahead, above and below our flight altitude!! Knowing we could not climb over that stuff (in F-5B) and flying under it, totally not smart and as we turned to RTB, realising the met report was pretty much bogus as that flashy crap was not reported!!!! Oh well......
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    International shipping changes

    I really don't know if this is feasible since I don't do much (any) shipping BUT; Sprue Bros have an option to ship to Canada by UPS with a big difference, they stop at the border and turn the package over to Canada Post/Customs!! It only applies to small packages (weight threshold) and I have been very happy with this system. Something to look at.....
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    I'll second the vote on Hobby Easy (online name) or store name - Fat Frog Models, that's great!! My kit arrived today; the new nose is resin, along with torps & mounts. Base plastic is the same as all previous kits with the resin as mentioned and a slightly bigger etch fret with a bunch of details. The tractor is well done, will look good near the helo or you could scratch build a torp cart bringing a re-load to the bird?? Wonder what they will do next? There's a few military versions with the extended nose that will look good in a collection with the other kits!?!!
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    Tamiya extra thin - new formula?

    A couple of warnings, ask me how I know of these; you cannot use this stuff for gluing very thin plastic (.005") if you are putting any stress on it, say gluing a strip around a tire, it is hot so hot the very thin plastic breaks (melts) so beware!! #2 - fingerprints, be very aware of where those big sausages attached to the ends of your hands are located when using this glue! It runs like a cheetah!!!! So the finger print you will see is yours set in plastic (your kit), if you notice it quickly enough let tit dry thoroughly then sand the print away!!! I like it, but you must treat it carefully padewan!!!!
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    Wow there is something messed up in this post??? The Navy bird has been listed now for a couple of weeks and one is winging it's way to me right now!!
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    1/72 AH-64 APACHE

    So, are the new blades longer? Or did they make the shape changes within the earlier rotor diameter?
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    britmodeller forums

    It's those Russian navy ships off the coast - they're phishing!?!?!????
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    My buddy got his wings 😢

    I have also been down this road 3 times, it doesn't feel any easier if repeated. I hope you have lots of pics so you can remember the happy times!! If he comes across a Siamese cross, technically a Tonkinese, don't; I repeat; don't try to chase him, he doesn't run from dogs actually he has done the opposite, scared the Shepard quite a bit!! Harry Cat and I are blood brothers, my blood his claws!?!?!?!!!! Take care.
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    Model Collect B-2

    Agree with everything mentioned in above 2 posts & overall am very happy with the kit. My only gripe is the boundary layer bleed ducts, the saw tooth area where the intakes meet the fuse, as in the Testors kit they are solid!!??? The way MC designed the kit these could have been separate parts, oh well, mine is taped off and some saw cuts made!
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    B-1 SNIPER pod pylon

    Agreed it looks really nice, has some machine lines but they are very light and clean up easily without losing any detail! Guess I have no reason not to start work on the Bone; got the updates, got Eduard Brassin Sniper pod, and now the pylon to mount it on, so........