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    Qualicum Beach, B.C.

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  1. I’m now using AK Interactive Gen 3 acrylic usually brush painted over stynylrez primer. One drop of AK thinner in a palette with a couple of drops of paint. Brushes like my old favourite Humbrol. I’m using their ‘rubber black’ most times. However, I can’t get this stuff to airbrush. No way, no how…
  2. Hi all, 1. Does anyone know how much weight it takes to make the A-6 sit on its nose gear? 2. Is there a good line on the center line fuel tank to cut to make a shorter A-6E (rounded end) fuel tank? I'm looking at BuNo 161661 during Desert Storm. If I can use the longer tank supplied in the kit, that's a bonus. 3. Any cockpit issues with the HobbyBoss kit and 161661 during Desert Storm? (Using MicrosScale 48-416) Thanks Bill Inglee
  3. I really like Mission Models Paints, however I also had a bottle of Mission Models thinner go bad. It would create tiny particles in the paint. I have no idea of the cause. The label says it contains 2-Butoxy Ethanol. The MSDS says: "2-Butoxyethanol (CAS No. 111-76-2) ----10.00-15.00% Ethylene glycol (CAS 107-21-1) ------ Less than 1% The remainder of the formulation is composed of non-hazardous ingredients." It's not clear to me why this product should have a short-ish shelf life once opened. My Tamiya thinner doesn't 'go off.' Cheers Bill https://www.eduard.com/out/media/gunze/
  4. Great idea! So many kits fill up the spares box way beyond what we can build. Looking forward to giving this a try. Bill Inglee
  5. My shipment of decals from Hannants took 14 days from order date to mailbox on Vancouver Island in May. Cheers Bill Inglee
  6. You could try looking at Canadian vendors first. In the past when the dollar tanked, I would look inside the country first. Many vendors bought at a higher dollar and take some time to raise their prices. Cheers Bill Inglee
  7. The funny part is how my modelling adventures have prepared us for any coronavirus issues. I have n95 masks to wear when sanding resin. I have a box of rubber/whatever gloves to wear while painting. I have IPA to thin Tamiya paint. Biggest challenge was looking through the modelling desk without getting injured by falling objects. cheers Bill Inglee
  8. Most recent order was nine weeks from Hong Kong to Vancouver Island -- late June to mid/late August. Cheers Bill
  9. ES-3A from VQ-5 on the ramp at NAS Whidbey Island July 1997. Cheers Bill Inglee
  10. RCAF CH-148 Cyclone was in town yesterday for our local airshow.
  11. Except the Canadians add a wrinkle on the outside: Cheers Bill Inglee
  12. My first order from Lucky Model using the new system of low-cost shipping arrived today on the West Coast of Canada. At the early end of the projected timeline. All present and correct in a pristine box. Congratulations Raymond. Bill Inglee
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