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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. That sucks, I thought Lucky was better than that. I'd send em an email and ask where the package is. Re cargo on 777s - I worked here at the Ottawa AP for a couple of years and it boggled my mind what people would take on an a/c!! You see a woman with 5 bags (quite big too) and a kid in a stroller, trying to get from the luggage carousel to the doors???? I luved to watch the ones who thought they were construction engineers, they stacked their bags on the luggage cart a mile high then got about 5 steps before it collapsed!!! I guess these courier companies have their routes, efficient or not. But their Ops Centres should have a big sign on the wall above the door to the ramp; I have said it before but here goes again -"North America, go to Pacific Ocean, turn left!!!"
  2. I do mine by laying some tin foil down over the tile patterned Evergreen Styrene (pick appropriate size) then using a cloth or balled up kleenex pushing the foil into the tile pattern. Then cut to size.
  3. Yeah sorry Chris, back in post 3 I sent this train of thought down a branch line!?!? I must say Hobby Easy has ALWAYS had super shipping in the the range of 7 to 10 days delivery!!! This other evil bay store is a different story; bad comms, really poor packing, that they have tried to blame on their shipper???? I got an email from them yesterday trying to buy a better feedback rating!?!? A word of warning to on line buyers - this DHL Global Mail thing is interesting??? It appears to be space available shipping? My package (free shipping IIRC) took 1 day to go from the store to the 'transit facility' then 5.5 more days to get on an aircraft (I think) then sat around Frankfurt for 6 days before finally flying to Toronto!!!! I thought I didn't have to specify 'no courier companys' but I guess with stores I don't know it is still required!!!
  4. For those who may have been following this; my package arrived today after holidaying in Frankfurt for 6 days!??!?!?! And yes it was given to Canada Post in TO. These guys have no clue on packing; one kit was Italeri and the 2 kits were in a bubble envelope, the other kit was Hasegawa. There was crush damage to BOTH boxes, fortunately the kits weren't damaged. I am going to leave Positive feedback - I'm positive that I won't shop there again!!!
  5. Since my package right now is in Frankfurt it may well arrive in Montreal, as well as yours!! Customs has a big (I think) clearance center in one of the suburbs. Now from Montreal it may well only take a day depending on when the plane arrives and whether the customs folks work 24/7?? I don't want to pre-pi$$ you off but your parcel may arrive in Montreal then go to Toronto then to BC!!??!! Oh the joys of the international internet economy!! Worst thing is; if I had checked Hobby Easy they have both kits I want!!!! One of those learning moments!!
  6. Well here's hoping that's the way it works!!! Sprue Bros have a new system for lite weight packages, UPS to the border then CP to destination, so far it has worked really well. Only problem so far is that CP gives the package a tracking # but UPS doesn't forward it to Sprue Bros or the customer????? Ah you west coast guys are funny, 1 day to go from TO to Ottawa!!?!! We are talking about C.P., right?
  7. So they plan to deliver the parcel to Canada Post? Gawd, I hope DHL does the same, if they deliver then want a gazillion dollars for their broker and other fees, I'm sending it back and filing a complaint with Paypal!! Yeah it seems funny, HK to Canada; go to Pacific Ocean turn left!?!?!?
  8. I would have to third, this their service & HK Post are super!! BUT if you order from an evil bay store named RCxxxx make sure you specify using HK Post otherwise you are liable to get DHL?? Of course they didn't ask and they stated in the e-mail saying DHL had my parcel that if I didn't specify (and I DIDN'T!!!) shipping, it would go HK Post registered mail. DHL took 3.5 days to go from the store to the 'transit facility', 3 more days to get moving and now has been in Frankfurt for a day???? If they had used HK Post I would have my package now!!!
  9. Got some progress on the Bo-105 Medevac chopper; Since there was a nice stretcher in the kit thought it would be nice to display it, then I got carried away!? Added guide rails inside for the stretcher and have the rear doors thinned to proper thickness. A couple more shots of the inside, coz the doors will be open! Thinned and added the rear strake; Started on the main rotor; Cheers
  10. There is a good Venezuela helo here in this link;
  11. Stunned; I was utterly stunned when I read this, I stared at the post for a long time and only now am I able to post a reply, BUT, words fail me as with others. My deepest condolences.
  12. Yes it is and the etch adds so much to it!!! We are truly living in a golden age of modelling! And I don't mean guys wearing the latest head magnifiers & modelling jeans & T-shirt!?!?!?!?? Just rec'd the latest from Master Details - the AH-64 chain gun detail up set, so as they say pics have a set amount of words; starting from the left side of the pic; we have the whip aerial from the tip of the tail, then the 2 pitot tubes, then top to bottom, the etch sheet with brackets to hold the gun barrel and recoil shocks then the gun barrel, the cooling jacket and the 2 recoil shocks, next is the 2 (yes 2!!!) 3D printed muzzles for the gun!! My assistant in the top right corner handles the more delicate pieces!?!! The dental pic is the IMHO best way to handle the cooling jacket & muzzles. I used it to remove them from the pic below. This unique and very smart way to ship the delicate parts saves them from bouncing around and possibly getting damaged. Across the bottom of the foam is some tape which holds the parts enough to keep them in place!!! I put the dental pic in one end (barrel end for the muzzles) and gently lifted them from the tape, they weren't stuck on very tight. To do this you cut the barrel off the kit part and add all the brass & resin bits in place of the plastic, the only down side I see is that we need the ammo feed done in etch to complete this!!!
  13. If you suspect kit decals of being old get Micro Scale's Decal Film. It is like a clear paint that dries exceptionally flat and if you don't remember which decal you coated you will never find it - ask me how I know this?!?!?? It will keep older decals from cracking up so you can use them. I'm sensing a theme with your home made decals?
  14. Donald the....................President!?!??
  15. The Apache got some more attention this weekend at 'our' model building session. An explanation - our club gets together every second Sat at the Canadian Air & Space Museum and builds models and answers questions from the public about modelling. So the Apache 'pit got a second collectivectomy and here is the results; Also started painting the 'pit after getting all the Eduard etch attached. Here are the instrument panels and the rotor shaft with a AK Interactive silver paste coating & polishing. It's a bit hard to see properly will fix that in a later pic. I glued the British specific ECM/RW lumps onto one side of the fuse. Got to adding the etch to the rotor; 'Til next update, cheers.