I was pleasantly
surprised by a visit from Phil Hastie. We got together with his lovely
wife for lunch at Samuels
before Phil and I hit the local hobby shop....BC
Shavers & Hobbies,
while Phil's wife went shopping elsewhere. BC
Shavers & Hobbies
is my local hobby shop and a darn fine shop it is with a good
variety of kits and aftermarket items.
As good luck would have
it....Alvis was working at the hobby shop that day and Phil got to meet the
legendary "What-if modeler" and all around nice guy. Alvis was too shy
to get his photo taken with us....but he did take the above photo.
The selection of Ultra Cast resin had Phil thumbing through the resin items like
a man on a mission.
sifting through all the resin and decals made realize that some parts of
our little blue planet don't have quite the variety of resin that us North
Americans are blessed with in abundance. Phil and I also checked out
Bakery as no trip
to Victoria BC is complete without a sampling of their tasty
pastries. We also hit a camera shop, but the suddenly high Canuck
Buck and equally high prices helped convince Phil he's better off
trying a different country for camera goods at the current time. All in all it was a
darn enjoyable afternoon.