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Monogram Kit # 85-00057

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Monogram Kit # 85-00057
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:33 PM

Does this sound familiar to anyone ?

 I ask for one good reason .( gees ,I hope I got the number right ) .This kit is a whole herd of Cats Meows ! I know , I know tell us please ? okay .My Son wanted to get Dad a kit from way Back in his ( Dad's ) Childhood. He did .The 1/32 P-51 Clear Mustang with turning Prop,Working Landing Gear ,Dropping Bombs and Control Stick ! 

 Oh , My Gosh You could've knocked me over with a feather when I opened this nice purple fabric Bag , Tied in a Red ribbon with a Birthday card from him , curtousy of Amazon ! This Kit was Number two to build on my Bucket List ! !  T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, May 09, 2019 1:58 PM

What you've got there, Tank-Builder, is a Monogram Phantom Mustang! Kit #850067. I've built several over my lifetime plus the solid version with no interior structure.

I see them at hobby shows once in a while. They can be pretty pricey due to their rarity.

Kudos to your son!

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, May 09, 2019 2:03 PM

This is the "solid" version: Kit #PA77-198, 1962.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:22 PM

Yeah, I did that one in the sixties my self.   I never have done the clear one.  I could not see a reason for doing one that way.  Of course I was just a silly teen kid then.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:49 PM

I have that kit, but no real desire to build it.

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, May 09, 2019 6:46 PM

I have the clear "phantom" stang in my stash as well. Not sure when or even if it will get staged to build.

Ben

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- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, May 10, 2019 8:39 AM

DRUMS01

I have the clear "phantom" stang in my stash as well. Not sure when or even if it will get staged to build.

Ben

 

DittoDitto

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:32 AM

FotoFrank ;

 I thank You .But Please call me Tanker - Builder .We don't want anyone to be confused . I build Ships Mostly .Especially lately , ones that carry Beer ! T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:43 AM

Hi FotoFrank and all'You all .

      Thanks for the replies . I guess he got the idea from another plane I built .Anyone have the " Tamiya ? or Hasegawa ? Clear M.E.262 .?  I did one about two years ago .All the plumbing is inside both engine cowls and the Fuselage .Including the Mechanicals for the guns . I painted parts of it as per the Box Cover but left most Clear . The Instrument panel was produces by creating a new one out of P.E colored scraps from other Planes .

 Never had so much fun in me life .That's why I think I started Boat and Ship cut-aways too ! Revell's German U-Boot ( Gunther prien's Boat ) had me figuring out how to create a clear cover for the exposed side so the inside could be seen But , The hull looked complete ! . Got it done and went back and started a Coast Guard Cutter that way and on the old bench ( not where I work now ) stands a Titanic with cut-aways all over her . Especially the Second class and Third class spaces as well as the engine rooms and holds .

     I keep checking out this book that has the Cut-Away pictures and the Librarian thinks I have an obsession with the Ship !LOL.  T.B.

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