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    Robert A Wheeler

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  1. I probably will build it one day but the Jetson was built in '21 and I try to build a variety of modelling themes each year so it will probably be a few years before I get around to the Homer-mobile. I also have the Snoopy and His Sopwith Camel built up for my Odd Ball collection but the a/c is painted in the markings of Canada's Aerobatic Team the Snow Birds. I'm a Canadian and their home base is only about a hundred miles from where I live.
  2. Well done. Love to get out of the box sometimes and do something nutty. Have both the Flintstone car and the Jetson vehicle in my display case but have never thought of doing up a car. I do have the Homer car that Polar Lights did some years back but haven't decided to whether to build or save it as a collectors item. Again well done.
  3. Brings back memories. The second car I ever owned and the first car that I paid for myself (yes I'm an old geezer). Mine was white with, as I recall a blue interior. Gave me few problems so I don't remember why I got rid of it. Been looking for the model of one for years since it is one of the few cars that I owned that was done in model form but haven't found one yet. Seeing your build brought back some good memories.
  4. How about a store that sell house paint as its main stock and trade. Haven't been back there for a few years but the last time it had a nice selection of kits, model paint and train stuff. Don't remember the name of the store but it was in the Canadian province of Manitoba.
  5. No photos but I have used the Tamiya Pearl over several colours, white yellow and orange come immediately to mind. I was very satisfied with the results. Over light colours the effect is subtle. I would say that the effect is not unlike metallics but softer and if you want a colour that does not have a metallic equalent then TS-65 is the way to go. I've never used TS-3 but isn't that a matte colour? If it is you may end up using TS-13 Clear as well.
  6. Very nice! It's a model that I'd certainly be willing to park in my model cabinet. As for the incorrect colour...just don't tell anyone! I love those Fujimi kits, while most have no or minimal engine detail they fit together well and the body-chassis joint is simple and accurate, They are fairly expensive kits and not easily found in most hobby shops but since I've never had serious problems building one I'm always willing to pay the price for one when I see one.
  7. Looks very nice. You did very well with all the decals.
  8. Heven't been in Winnipeg in years. Redline has become iffy. The original owner sold it a couple of years back and it has slipped quite badly since then although the last couple of times I've been in he had a nice selection of preowned kits at decent prices and of course no tax. Express Hobbies in Saskatoon is excellent with the best selection of paints I've ever seen. They carry the complete Tamiya line, spray & bottle laquers, enamels & acrylics, Alclad, Mission Models Gunze, Valejao and several other lines. Also of course an excellent selection of kits. I did the long trip up there last week to stock up on paints for the winter modelling season. As I often tell others, "if you're a modeller in a small out of the way community then you have to be your own hobby shop." Have you ever checked out the hobby shop in PA. I haven't visited it in a few years but it did have a good reputation. Did a trip to Calgary and Edmonton about three years ago and while the number of shops has decreased the quality of the remaining ones is still good. If I can I prefer to shop in he brick & mortar stores rather then online for the simple reason of helping them stay in business after all there are not that many of us who still play with plastic. Enjoying the chance to chat, although there are model clubs in both Regina and Saskatoon both had to shut down their monthly meetings because of COVID. Keep on building,
  9. We're a fair distance apart. I live about a hundred miles south of MJ near the Montana border although I have relatives living in Esterhazy which as I recall is not that far from your location. Are you able to get kits and supplies in your area or are you like others, myself included, having to drive into Regina or Saskatoon to get what you need ? As I recall I've only been in Yorkton a couple times in my life and both were brief stops.
  10. There are a few of us. I'm in southern Saskatchewan and the only builder in my community.
  11. Welcome from the province on your eastern side.
  12. I consider myself both a collector and a builder , although I have some collector kits that I would have a tough time forcing myself to build. Some over 30 years ago, after buying myself a 1to1 Corvette, I decided it might be fun to build a model of each year which led to the idea of trying to collect at least one of every Corvette kit ever released. The collection now numbers a little over 390, 25th & 24th scale kits but not counting Vette promos and other scales. There are still kits I'd like to find and I've yet to build one for each year but the challenge has been fun. Have an AMT '76 currently on the bench.
  13. Beautiful model, excellent build video. The work I fear the most is always the masking for the second colour, I live in fear that some how paint will leak under no matter how hard I try. Any Ferrari or sports car fan would be proud to have this built on their display shelf. Well done!
  14. Nice almost scratch build. I got around to building the Jetson kit a couple of months ago but was lucky enough to have had one of the Polar Lights kits in my stash. It is always nice to have some of these kinds of kits around when you get bogged down on more complex projects or just need a break. A couple of companies make kits of the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci and I use them as slump busters as well. A little clean up, a bit of improvement and a lick of paint and you've finished a project that was satisfying, looks not bad and took less then a week of work.
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