Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

Mark Harris
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mark finished Monogram’s 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher with Polly Scale acrylics, several dry-brushed tints, and custom-faded decals. 

Posted 5/4/2010 2:15:22 PM by MeganMc
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  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    Nicely done weathering, it's an interesting subject to model. Who says you can't build an old Monogram kit into a great-looking model? Well done! Regards, Brad
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    Love it.. looks well used...
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    It's a nice looking model. My father who served on USS Colorado as a mechanic for a pair of Kingfishers would have been appalled. His plane was always ship shape.
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    The planes that had been at sea for a good bit got a complex blotchy look to them that I can't exactly describe except to say that it was characteristic. If you look at a number of the period photos (color would be best, they do exist) you'll see what I mean. It's not like your effect. This is not to say that what you have done is wrong or inaccurate, I don't know that and do not assert it.
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    great weathering job !!!!!!!!! your monogram kingfisher had me timewarpping back to when i was growing up in the late 60's-early 80's building them when they were out.
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    sweet
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    Fantastic weathering job on a great old Monogram kit.
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    I think your use of the fading decals is good,as to try to get this effect from box would not be as good.Overall very good considering the age of the tooling,as we are all our own worst critics if you are satisfied that is what really matters keep modelling dave
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    i think it so cool.
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    Nice work on the weathering, but I gotta say that I think it's pretty heavy-handed for an aircraft... It looks like it was in trail with a four-engined heavy that was blowin' oil form all four motors.. Don't get me wrong, the weathering itself is a well-applied effect, just way too much IMHO... It would have lent itself better on an AFV...
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    Beautiful job. I have 3 of these waiting on the shelves and now I have inspiration to at least start one, thanks!
  • re:Monogram 1/48 scale OS2U Kingfisher

    The fantastic work of Taylor Anderson in his DESTROYERMEN series of books relates the tale of a few four-stack destroyers transported on the eve of WW2 into another dimension where they fight sailing ships loaded with monsters. This model looks exactly like what the author had in mind for the one surviving airplane that was transported with them. Terrific model work. Thanks.