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modelglue

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About modelglue

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    Apologetic Canadian - Generationally misplaced
  • Birthday 08/29/1979

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  1. Nice work, I had to try a few times to get this model, I found it difficult to source and I am sorry to read that it really isn't up to snuff considering the price and the hassle.
  2. There was a special release a few years back of Canadian Hornets in special paint that I bought two of. I don't plan to use the decal schemes included so if you think you want them please let me know. It was this one: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/canuck-model-products-03572-cf-18a-hornet--949308 I can also send the instruction sheet and any additional "Canadian parts" you might need. I think the boxing came with extras but i have to dig it out to be sure.
  3. Jumping back into this topic, I've just seen a post by Jamie Haggo on Facebook concerning a new release of the FM-2: http://www.armahobby.com/70031-fm-2-wildcat-expert-set.html I have no experience with this company, but they have posted renders of the sprues if any expert cares to compare the plans posted in the above link. Happy holidays folks!
  4. Here is a link to a copy I found for sale, I could not find the tote with my copy (I think it may have fallen off the moving truck?) https://www.biblio.com/book/modeling-second-world-war-victory-50th/d/1090058040
  5. I'll try to dig it out soon. Please message me to remind me.
  6. I'll do it for you guys then. Thanks all for your replies so far. Perhaps I'll build the Admiral kits as is, and if I feel motivated I'll add details I like from the Airfix line as @Graham Boak suggests. I hadn't thought of that. If I can live with the two kits side by each, then I'll abandon the idea and if not I'll hack a Hobby Boss FM-2 up to accomodate my desires. Thanks again, and I am happy to continue the conversation and digest any other opinions.
  7. Back in the 90's, FSM produced a yearly series at the 50th anniversary of each of the wars years. In one of the magazines an author described how to achieve exactly this with a technical pen and black ink on a white field. It's tedious but the results are sharp and they preserve the details of the cowl vs. what an Academy decal would leave you with (i.e. nothing). If you are interested I can see if I can dig it out.
  8. Hello fellows, As I am digging back into the hobby I am picking up some project concepts that I shoved into storage before we moved houses. I am currently working on an FM-1 that I have converted from the newer Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 kit and have a few varieties of the base kit in my stash. Namely more F4F-4 and Martlet IV, as you probably know they are the two variants produced so far. Is it likely Airfix will continue to branch off from this base mold and create the FM-2, F4F-3, various Martlet mks, etc? I have a few Admiral kits for the US versions I listed but they really don't hold up well next to the Airfix kits now that I have built one and fallen in love with it. I am considering sacrificing the Admiral kits to harvest parts to graft onto the Airfix kits to make the FM-2 to start, but if there has been any indication from Airfix I have missed, or, their previous production patterns would indicate that they might expand the line up I will hold off. Cheers, Jeffer.
  9. Hello Mister Bill, 

     

    I had to check in and see how you were doing since I haven't been on in a long while. I'm happy to see you're still on and active.

  10. These pictures are breathtaking. I only realized there were two half way through! Very nice!
  11. This is going back aways, Would one be able to make the grey bird minus the flashy decals with what's in the box in this one?
  12. How is the gang doing?

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    2. Stew Dapple

      Stew Dapple

      I'm pretty good mate, good to hear from you, hope the same goes?

       

      Cheers,

       

      Stew

    3. rob85

      rob85

      Well enough to be fair! But no where near enough modelling 🙁

       

      Hope you and the family are good?! 

       

      Rob

    4. modelglue

      modelglue

      Hey Fellows,

       

      Yes, I am still walking and breathing! Awhile back I mentioned we were moving to a bigger place and I would have some hobby area to myself. Well, I am finally getting around to working on that area of the house and should be modelling again by late spring. I recently unpacked all my finished and near finished builds and stuck them into a display case in our newly finished rec room. That caused me to want to audit my kit collection and try to compile like subjects into totes. 

       

      Premove, I had unboxed and bagged 300+ kits and packed them (like tetris) into large totes for element proof storage and transport. The movers were fascinated with how many kits I had and one of them admitted that he would love to get back into the hobby.

       

      Fast-Forward today, my two toddlers are an absolute handful, and I am a stay-at-home-dad until they both get into school. It's not easy on us both from an energy and financial standpoint, but it's easier than trying to send them to daycare and work my business to pay for the care.

       

      Thanks for taking the time to say hi, and hopefully I'll see you in a thread sometime soon(ish).

       

      Jeffer.

       

       

  13. It's been so long since I've been able to pop in and give your work some proper attention.* Great stuff as always!!!
  14. Sigh, now I need one. Very nice Tony! I shall return to read more and look at the pictures again once I free up some minutes. Cheers!
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