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  1. The Spitfire kits have hit Canadian retail stores!!!!!!!!!
  2. No problem Bear, good to see you have your heals together for me. 😉
  3. Sadly the author Robert Bracken passed away soon after the books were released and it doesn’t appear there will be a second run. He was much too young when he passed away. I actually bought them both volumes new at Costco.
  4. We had a lot of planing link failures, I dragged a few jets into our hangar with mangled gear due to a planing link failure. We couldn’t push them, we had to drag them. Not a strange thesis at all.
  5. You’d need to adjust the length of the connecting link too. As I mentioned it wouldn’t be an easy task to model the gear retracting.
  6. I was going to send him that link but for some reason the pictures weren’t visible when I tried.
  7. Great story Chuck, must bring back memories with 401 Squadron reactivating. Also amazing your uncles survived. I’m currently reading “Luck of a Lancaster.” It is the story of the crews that flew a particular Lancaster that survived all operations in 9 Squadron during the War. Most of the crews that flew this particular airframe were not so fortunate. I had a neighbor who was an upper turret gunner in a Lancaster and he always told me how brutal the losses were during raids although I didn’t fully comprehend this until I started reading this particular book. The numbers lost on each raid is staggering, often if a Lanc was lost no one survived. The previous book I read to this one was a recent Dambusters release (next up is another Dambuster read, this one focusing on the Canadian’s). To reach 30 missions was a feat. I just read about a crew that was shot down on their 30th last night. The pilot was on his 31th, he flew an extra to complete his tour with his crew. Luckily only one didn’t make it in his crew. Bomber crews had it tough.
  8. From a Medical Supplier for labs, I think Fisher Scientific. I’ll get the specifics when I get home.
  9. As I expected, good to hear that you are well.
  10. Probably be easier to replicate it hanging, you’d need to change the extension on the planing links too.
  11. I buy those pippettes in a box of 1,000 for under $15.00. Don’t buy the Testors packages.
  12. I do, I’ve been involved in a lot of retraction tests on Hornets. I honestly don’t think it will be easy to replicated.
  13. It wouldn’t be easy as the oleo extends and the gear extends when the gear is weight off wheels. I may have the gear sequence in one of my technical manuals but I don’t think the pictures would help.
  14. Probably Condor, they also do an A-4AR set with resin, decals, etc.
  15. The Alberta Lancaster’s are heavily stressed. They look just like the WNWs kits. It all depends on the hours on the airframe. It is also possible FM104 was re-skinned while in service or it had very low airframe hours which is why it was selected for Post War Service. More pictures here: https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/93366-lancaster-fm104-canadian-air-and-space-museum?91149-Lancaster-FM104-Canadian-Air-and-Space-Museum=
  16. Are our orders secure, do you still know who paid and are waiting for their decals?
  17. They still offer the $2.00 shipping, I know plenty of people who use it whenever they offer it. It is very popular for those who are not in a rush. I think it is closer to 3 months.
  18. I’m so excited to get this kit, the most anticipated kit in a long time for me.
  19. Labeling is very complicated. https://www.latmultilingual.com/3-important-facts-about-canadian-labelling-laws/ In reality the only thing that needs to be French/English is the product identity. Which is often one and the same. The other requirements are the volume must be in metric (numbers are considered bi-lingual) and the place of manufacture can be French or English. My place of employment imports a lot of chemicals used in the medical world. Most our products are only in English. What must be bi-lingual is the SDS (Safety Data Sheets) for WHIMIS. Which is what the CRA is looking for at the border.
  20. They say CRA is radomly seizing packages and destroying them. Even the surface shipments.
  21. raymond@luckymodel.com This is his direct email
  22. No, it is Raymond Cheung. info@luckymodel.com
  23. When a new portion of the Free Trade Agreement kicked in Jan 1/1999 it had a clause that said all Hobby supplies were free of duty and GST. I was aware of it at the time as I was working with Cutting Edge and sample product was being sent over the border to me. All charges ceased in 99. Whenever I challenge charges (only twice), I always quote the hobby exemption.
  24. I dispute them and get the money back. I’ve only had to do that twice, since 1999 I haven’t paid a cent extra on any kits or assesories shipped to Canada.
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