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Colin K

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About Colin K

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  • Birthday 05/04/1975

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    www.kestrelaviationimages.ca

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    Saskatoon, SK Canada
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    military aircraft, modern jets, WW2 aircraft

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  1. Colin K

    Kinetic 1:48 F/A-18s

    I know the rear IP shroud is incorrect, but wouldn't the rear IP be correct for an F/A-18D, that was not set up as a Marine AW jet?
  2. Colin K

    Leading Edge 2018 CF-18 Demo Decals

    Technically, they did do last years demo jet. Leading Edge designed the artwork for Kinetic. Personally, I'd like to build the 2016 demo.
  3. Colin K

    kinetic 1/48 hornet nose issue

    Building up of the nose section really doesn't have any effect. The windscreen is simply not designed to fit. I know it's an error, but it should have been addressed, in the early build-ups, before it was produced. Just my opinion. So, it's more than likely anything you did.
  4. Colin K

    Leading Edge 2018 CF-18 Demo Decals

    Sorry. Wasn't my intent to argue anything. Leading Edge has been putting out older sheets for about the last year now. Leading Edge had been doing the artwork, for this scheme, for a major model company. They decided not to pursue it, so Leading Edge decided to finish the artwork and release the decals, under the Leading Edge banner.
  5. Colin K

    Leading Edge 2018 CF-18 Demo Decals

    Not sure why it's confusing. Doing the demo decals isn't exclusive to one decal company. Plus, it's nice to have a choice.
  6. Colin K

    CD144016 - 1/144 KC-10 Extender

    So, is stock running low on the KC-10 decals, or can a guy wait another month? Asking for a friend.......
  7. Not sure if anyone knows, but Leading Edge is releasing decals for the 2018 CF-18 Norad 60th demo Hornet. Should be available sometime, this month. http://www.lemdecal.com
  8. Colin K

    kinetic 1/48 hornet nose issue

    I've sanded the base, as well as the inside and outside of the windscreen, and I still have a bit of a step to deal with. Would be great if there was a revised windscreen, if it's feasible.
  9. Colin K

    Kinetic 1:48 F/A-18s

    Just to tag onto Emil's post. If you were to buy the F/A-18A/B/CF-188A/B kit, you can pretty much build an A through D Hornet, with everything in the box. Kit has the standard US main gear, Canadian standard main gear, both A/C tails, and it even has the ATARS nose.
  10. Colin K

    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    Looks good! Is that for Pierre Clement?
  11. Colin K

    Kinetic CF188 1/48 Production Line x4

    I have done this with all of my Kinetic Hornet builds, and it has worked for me. It enables me to get a good, seamless intake. Than I do the paint fill method, empty the paint and let it dry. I did have to remove some plastic from the right intake opening, as you did, in order to get the right side to fit. Left side always seems to be a better fit for some reason. Weird.
  12. Colin K

    1/32 CF-18

    Actually, the SAC gear would be appropriate for a CF-18. All that needs to be added, is the correct shock absorber. I used SAC gear on a 32nd CF-18B build, many years ago (article is in R/T 34-4). What I did for the shock strut was assemble the kit parts, then cut off the ends that attach to the gear legs. Then, I made the new strut out of plastic tubing, glued the attachment points to either end, and done!
  13. Colin K

    Kinetic Kits Any Good?

    I have to disagree. The Kinetic F-5A and B kits are very easy to build. I am on my fourth F-5 and I love them. Fit is good, for the most part. Intakes can be a bit tricky, but can be made to fit with a little extra work. Joining the front and rear fuselage halves are a breeze. Virtually no filler required and the seams form natural panel lines. I don't get R/T at the moment, so I cannot read the article.
  14. Colin K

    Group builds. really people?

    I used to be gung-ho for group builds. Nowadays, I'm hardly on the forums. I'm so immersed in social media pages on Facebook, that I simply don't visit the forums anymore. Also, the biggest thing for me is forgetting to take in-progress photos, then having to upload them to a hosting site, then upload them here. Add in the editing and I simply lose interest. Posting photos on social media is just faster for a lot of people. Also, maybe there are too many group builds going on at a given time? I'm thinking limit the number of GB's per year and maybe have longer time frames? Just spit balling it as, like I said before, I'm hardly on the forums anymore.
  15. Colin K

    Another F-18, Blue Angel Question

    Actually....looking at a copy of the checklist, there is an ON/OFF function for the displays. So I guess that answers that. No one in the back seat, no powered up displays.
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