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About DaveCS

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  • Birthday 10/27/1965

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    Toronto Canada
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    Primarily Canadian flown/used aircraft from past and present with the occasional interesting non-Canuck bird here and there.

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  1. Thanks again Graham! Maybe I'll just stick with the Wimpy III and attain the markings I want for the Mk X Cheers, Dave
  2. Thanks Graham, I thought the Airfix kit had the parts but, I guess, it likely doesn't. I know it seems like, based in the reviews I had read, that most of the radial engined Wimpys could be built from it but these differences are probably too much vs the MPM kit (or I could just suck it up and find myself the Italeri Mk X kit.... which is still MPM) Cheers, Dave
  3. Hi All, Been a while since I’ve posted here but still building.... I’ve been hunting to determine if this is feasible - making a Wellington Mk X from the Airfix Wellington Mk Ic. I’ve hunted online and here on the forum and I haven’t found any info. It may be easier just to use an existing MPM Wellington Mk III that I have in my stash but the Airfix kit, being more modern, and from what I’ve read, an excellent build as well I’d love to see if I could use it instead. Any input is welcome on this. Thanks kindly, Dave
  4. I am DYING to snag the Yale... all Canadian too!! Having built the RS Models Magister.. i can say that, if the Yale is of the same quality, these are going to be great little kits if only short run - the build for the Magister was fairly straightforward and, surprisingly, a lot easier than some Special Hobby kits that I have come across in my time. So looking forward to this!! Cheers, Dave
  5. I hadn't realized Stocky had an FW-190 F8 with his markings on it. Well now, here I thought I was "finished" garnering all the kits that I could have garnered that had been flown by RCAF pilots and then THIS thing shows up... *LOL* Thanks for posting Grizly! Cheers, Dave
  6. I recall attempting the MPM Mk I when it was released - and I would concur with Ben's conclusion - it's a pain in the b-o-t-tom to get fit and alignment well. I also have the Italeri kit which I'm holding off on until I have mastered the Zen art of patience......
  7. Excellent... I often wonder about some of their "earlier" work (while this isn't "earlier" per se.. it's now about 10 years old so.... just curious) Thanks for the input Graham.. I always loved the look of the Boston/Havoc so perhaps it should be a "next up" on my workbench. Cheers, Dave
  8. I see a lot of "In The Box" reviews from folks on Scalemates (IPMS Deutschland etc. ) but I don't know if anyone's done a "build review" of the MPM Kit. I have one of these in my stash (the MPM RAF/SAAF Mk III to build for the RCAF) but I'm curious if these are going to have the "usual" MPM fit issues that some of their kits have. Cheers, Dave
  9. Yep.. I just checked the site today before coming here - and this would suggest to me that he's shipping these conversion kits now. Cheers, Dave
  10. I sent Mr Belcher an email regarding the Northstar conversion - the link on his site to the instructions points toward the "Minuteman III" kit of his so I'm curious if these have even started shipping as of yet. According to the auto reply I received it appears that all orders from him are currently delayed and will begin again on October 25. Once I hear back and get more information I'll post here. Cheers, Dave
  11. Thanks Nick... I was wondering about that... they (Airfix) provided a lot of ordnance but you're right... only one of the 250kg bombs Dave
  12. Mike, Thanks for that input - it actually has helped... I found this info on the site: This seems to help a bit Cheers, Dave
  13. I'm hoping someone can provide the answer as I'm at the stage where the camo is going to go on (one way or the other) *LOL* Cheers, Dave
  14. Hi all, Just a curiosity as I'm almost complete the Airfix 1/72 B5N2 Kate and I've chosen to do it straight OOB and I'm having difficulty deciding how best to portray the camouflage/paint scheme that is shown for Shigekazu Shimazaki's aircraft (EI-311) on Airfix's instructions: What I'm curious about is the following: Was this camo applied in the field with a brush? I'm trying to figure out if this is how it should be "painted" - I've seen others spray paint this type of hap hazard camo but I'm unsure if the edges should be so soft (or for that matter so hard as they are if you b
  15. Whoa..... I keep missing these announcements and while it's not my scale... I do want this!!! Cheers Dave
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