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  1. "Using very thin paint, I sprayed over much of it, then lightly sanded much of it back to light, but not all. This provides a layered look of variable wear, rather than just chipped paint. Later, when I apply weathering, it will knock down the shine and abruptness of the contrast even more." Great technique and results, Chuck. You're right. It's a more realistic appearance of paint chipping and fading. Mike
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    AX 365

    You flatter me, frankycee. Thanks for your kind words.
  3. 1- Chuck broke the internet. 2 - Good for you. Build it the way you want to. Chuck - after my last post, I was looking through some photos I have here. Regarding the notch at the muzzle of the cannon barrel, it's supposed to be there. Although the photo I have is that of the cannon armed Hurricane of Vintage Wings of Canada, you can clearly see the notches in the barrel. And, I asked a friend who flew Spitfires and your supposition for the notches is correct; to screw the barrels into the wings and to remove them. Mike
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    Kinetic CF188 1/48

    Welcome back, sir. Good luck with the resin casting thing. Looking forward to your progress on thee builds. Mike
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    1/48 Hasegawa F-86 fit issues

    Sorry Darren. No offence intended but it must be a 'user error'. I've built about 25 of them and I've had no issues whatsoever. Mike
  6. I have a set of Kinetic kit decals you can have. Be forewarned though that there aren't enough of the footprint 'No Step' decals on the sheet to do the entire airframe. It's a deficiency of the Kinetic sheet. The sheet I have is complete. Send me a PM with your address and I'll throw them in the mail. Mike
  7. Remarkable progress and informative tutorials as usual. Thank you, Chuck. I always look forward to your updates.
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    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    I like the revised repair job ALF. She looks much better. Glad you were able to make the repair. Mike
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    The Book Thread

    I've read a number of good books over the last while. Now that I'm retired, I've been doing more reading. The Madman and The Butcher - Tim Cook - this history and animosity between Arthur Currie and Sam Hughes No Prouder Place - Dave Bashow - accounts of Canadians in the RCAF and RAF during WWII Rogue Heroes - Ben Macintyre - history of the formation and exploits of the SAS during WWII The Necessary War - Tim Cook - part 1 of Canada's involvement in WWIi Fight to the Finish - Tim Cook - part 2 of Canada's involvement in WWII At The Sharp End - Tim Cook - part I of Canad's involvement in WWI Shock Troops - Tim Cook - part 2 of Canada's involvement in WWI No Place To Run - Tim Cook - the Canadian Corps and gas warfare in WWI Capturing Hill 70 - Delaney and Durflinger - the failed Canadian offensive on Hill 70 and Lens in WWI All The Fine Young Eagles - Dave Bashow - first hand accounts of Canadian fighter pilots in WWII Vimy; The Battle and The Legend - Tim Cook - the battle of Vimy Ridge The Canadair Sabre - Larry Milberry - a complete account of the Canadair Sabre from development, manufacture and Canadian and foreign use at home and abroad CF-100 - Larry Milberry - the development and deployment of Avro CF-100 Canuck CF-104 - Dave Bashow - development and deployment of the Starfighter in Canadian service along with many personal anecdote
  10. Hiya Chuck! I just visited the LSP site and learned of your and your Spitfire build's migration to ARC. Too bad there were unfortunate circumstances that caused you to leave LSP but you can 'take your ball and go home' anytime you like. I'll continue to follow your build here. Enjoy the top down weather and I look forward to your continued progress here in these parts. Take care. Mike
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    1/72 Canadair Mk 6 Golden Hawks

    Never get tired of seeing a Sabre in RCAF livery. Fantastic work John. Saw how you did the sugar scoops in the "In Progress" thread. Nicely done.
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    And another sign

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I have to share this with my vet. He'll love it.
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    1/48 Revell Sabre "Hawk One Canada"

    Oh well. Life goes on. Not the end of the world. If you've just cut it off with a knife and not removed it off with a razor saw, you night be to repair it okay. A saw will remove too much material and you'll end up with lopsided wings. Ick. I just checked the stash to see if I had an F-86F-40 or Sabre 6 upstairs. I was going to trade you your wings for a new set from my stash but all I have are F-30's / 5's with the fence. It'll still look like a GH when you're done and that's all that matters. Mike
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    Canadair Sabre Mk 5

    Coming along very nicely, John.