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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:05 AM

This is the last Monogram build I did.  Completed earlier this year.  It is a re-issue (1990s) of the old 1960's era P-38L Lightning, built in the Pathfinder configuration.  Paint is Alclad with Model Master for the blue accents.

Monogram P-38L Lightning

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    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:16 AM

Here is the Monogram 1/48 F-20 Tigercat. It is a very simple kit yet the pit is really well made. Unfortunately the decals are not the best and none are available as AM for this particular scheme. The decals that came with the kit looked really good, actually looked mint until they went into the water. The adhesive just flaked off and the decal looked like a piece of plastic tape.

Thanks to fellow member Fly N High who was generous in sending me his spare decals which turned out to work out really well with the help of Future. I had to brush Future where the decal was going on then slid the decal in place. Very carefully all the bubbles were pressed out using a water damp paper towel. Once the film looked ok, another light coat of Future was brushed on over the decal. The clear carrier film was a bit hazy and milky looking but once the Future cured, it looked perfect.

The paint is MM Anthracite Metallic Gray enamel, a close match to the prototype's BMW's paint scheme.

  

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    February, 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:33 AM

Built 20+ years ago, here's a build never before photographed at the airport.  It's the Monogram 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX.  I added some resin wheels and a vac-formed canopy from Squadron.  I scratchbuilt an entire cockpit interior based on drawings from Watanabe's Great Planes of World War Two.  The paint was probably Humbrol or Model Master enamel, sprayed with a Paasche H.  I used some old car model radiators to fit in the underwing radiator scoops.  All in all, way too much time spent on an old kit like this but this was built before the Internet, and I didn't know there was anything "wrong" with the kit. Big Smile

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

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    February, 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:36 AM

Yet another old classic never photographed before, here's my Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber.  It was built around 1993-94. 


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:13 PM

Allright! Some nice new (older) additions! I'm loving it! All true classics Toast

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Posted by SubarooMike on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:51 PM

I started building Monograms Dauntless back in the winter.  She is all ready for paint, but on the back burner now. I spent ovrer 4 hours sanding all the flash and mold seam lines off all of the parts LOL! My fingers hurt at the end haha It was nice when I was a child and didnt worry about miticulosly cleanig and prepping all of the parts... I want to build their Helldiver again (my favorite "working" monogram kit) but I honestly don't feel like cleaning all of the partsStick out tongue

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 03, 2016 4:27 PM

Here is my first completed kit for this year. I had to glue on the pitot tube so that is all the work that was done this year! I replaced the guns. That is all the mods I made to the kit. 

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, January 03, 2016 4:54 PM

That is a prime example of what the models SHOULD look like on the side of the box. That is clean!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, January 04, 2016 4:54 PM
Aggieman how in the world did you get those nice prop spinner circles? The last ones I tried I finally gave up trying to airbrush them so I just dipped them
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Posted by The Migrant on Monday, January 04, 2016 7:17 PM

Wow, that looks brilliant – who knew that old kit could look so good. 

 

Mike G

Western Canada

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 5:41 PM

Here is my Monogram boxing of the Revell Me-109G in 1/48 scale I recently completed for the Bf-109 group build.

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 06, 2016 7:22 AM

Greatmaker
Aggieman how in the world did you get those nice prop spinner circles? The last ones I tried I finally gave up trying to airbrush them so I just dipped them
 

 
The Monogram spinners are a two piece job (front and rear pieces). I am guessing he painted the two parts different colors :-)
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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 07, 2016 5:11 PM

cb, that P-47 looks outstanding! Toast

free, any chance you can share a few more shots of your 109 here? Looks real good and I would love to see more Eats

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, January 07, 2016 5:23 PM

Some completed builds from group builds and just for fun builds.

Revell 1/48 f-14D

Revell 1/32 Tornado

Revell USS Lionfish converted to USS Flasher

Revell 1/32 Sea venom

Revell 1/48 F/A-18C

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, January 07, 2016 7:23 PM

Greatmaker
Aggieman how in the world did you get those nice prop spinner circles? The last ones I tried I finally gave up trying to airbrush them so I just dipped them
 

The spinners were 2 parts, so it was just a simple matter of painting the forward sections blue and the rear parts where the props attach white.

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Thursday, January 07, 2016 9:14 PM

Here are a few that I got done that I haven't posted in this thread yet.

F-18C

F-4C

F-14A

A-7A

F-105D

F-5F

A-4E

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 07, 2016 10:10 PM

Damn Darren, those are all sweet! Those look like the Jug above and should be on box tops and sides to sell the kits! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Friday, January 08, 2016 5:51 AM

stikpusher

Damn Darren, those are all sweet! Those look like the Jug above and should be on box tops and sides to sell the kits! 

 

Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. I do have the honor of building the model for the box art for the rerelease of the R/M F-18F.

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    January, 2010
  • From: St. Louis
Posted by Shawn M. on Friday, January 08, 2016 10:23 AM

1/48 PV-1 OOB

 

Shawns PV1

I love the smell of plastic in the morning

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 08, 2016 3:28 PM

Darren Roberts

 

 
stikpusher

Damn Darren, those are all sweet! Those look like the Jug above and should be on box tops and sides to sell the kits! 

 

 

 

Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. I do have the honor of building the model for the box art for the rerelease of the R/M F-18F.

 

I can see why. You have a knack for it. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 08, 2016 4:55 PM

Here is my Monogram B-25J 

 

 

 

Nick

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, January 08, 2016 5:19 PM

Old thread, great builds! Poor Doog (not our "The Doog"), this thread has more replies than his whole blog...

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 08, 2016 7:55 PM

mississippivol

Old thread, great builds! Poor Doog (not our "The Doog"), this thread has more replies than his whole blog...

 

Well this is the thread that keeps on giving. All we need is another new entry and boom, it keeps on going. It slows down, it speeds up, but it will never die as long as 1) this site exists, and 2) we keep on building Monogram (and Revell) kits...

As far as blogs go (anybody's blog), I think a site like this is better where everyone has an equal say in things. I do appreciate the blogs where folks dig up various stuff and share them with all of us though.  

Crown, very nice B-25!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, January 08, 2016 8:21 PM

This is a very bad picture of a picture of a 1/48  He 111Z that I built from two monogram kits and a conversion back in the late 90's. Unfortunately one of my cats knocked it off the display shelf. Boom

But I was able to save the resin center wing. Here it is next to a 48th Bf 109. I will build it again.

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 08, 2016 9:37 PM

All super stuff!

This years litter!

Monogram M48A2

Monogram Long John dragster:

"Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!"

Revell yacht America:

in progress

Revell Viking Ship:

in progress

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    May, 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 09, 2016 11:55 AM

stikpusher

Damn Darren, those are all sweet! Those look like the Jug above and should be on box tops and sides to sell the kits! 

 

Agree, very nice work there Darren. I really like the F5F . Oh yea, anyone who can make the A-7 look good has my respect!

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:31 PM

My latest Monogram project- the early 80s issue of their F-14C in the markings of "Pussycat" at Udorn RTAFB in 1966/1967 while attached to the 8th TFW...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:15 AM

This is such a long running post that I don't think I posted these here . The old 1/48 Monogram Huey Hog.

Monogram Century series 1/48 Voodoo in Alclad and original kit decals.

1/48 Tomcat

Old Monogram 1/48 Mustang. I remember I purchased 3 at Toys'R Us for $3 each.

Old Monogram 1/72 F-4J. These 1/72 F-4's, both the Navy J and USAF C/D have very good molded details specially in the pit.

Revell new tooled 1/72 F-14D. These kits are just a pleasure to build and have excellent details and recessed panel lines.

Revell 1/32 Bf-109G

Revell 1/32 Arado

  Very old Monogram 1/72 Fokker DVII which is an ex Aurora mold. I bought them from Squadron in 1987 for a buck or two each. I still have the original shipping box with the UPS shipping label which cost only $1.59 to ship two Fokkers and one Camel.

I have more, just have to dig up the pictures. 

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:06 AM

Is it just me or is anyone else getting an error message when getting on this thread? I then have to click on the "order ascending" tab and then click on the "last page" tab to be able to post.

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:39 AM

plasticjunkie

Is it just me or is anyone else getting an error message when getting on this thread? I then have to click on the "order ascending" tab and then click on the "last page" tab to be able to post.

 

I get it as well. I think it has something to do with the length of this thread...

Toast BTW, that is some fabulous work of yours with those builds!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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