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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:29 PM

Garbage - all garbage. Garbage kits and garbage builds!

Just kidding - you guys all did excellent work. I've been scrolling through these and am amazed at the work. I have 4 or 5 Revell kits stashed, and you're really making me want to take a crack at one of them sooner than later.

Reminds me of the saying, "It's a poor carpenter who blames his tools for bad work."

You guys definitely show that anyone who says a Revellogram kit is unbuildable just hasn't looked at them in the right way.

I built these almost exclusively as a kid, and I remember the Zero was my first time getting a good masking line on the underside to the topside (with rattle cans). The P-40B was my first one I ever built and put decals on. The P-51D was when I learned not to try to brush paint gloss yellow on the nose with one of the plastic Testors brushes. And the B-17G was when I learned you need to read the directions, after I cut the tabs off the wing joints since I didn't realize you slotted them in and then slid them home, and I couldn't figure out why they were designed to be misaligned. I basically learned to model on Monogram kits, so they'll always hold a spot in my heart. Maybe I should build one someday, with what I've learned in the meantime.

-BD-

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Posted by B_one fixer on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:49 PM

Great work all around !

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:03 PM

B_one fixer

Great work all around !

 

Over 1200 entries & comments, and over 288,000 views! Great work indeed!!!

 

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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  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:01 PM

Okay, another of mine; I don't think this one has been posted in this thread.   The search function...well, she no good. Wink This is another from long ago, probably a 20 year old build at least.  I see a little discoloring around the decals now.  Huh, just more weathering my friends! 

She's photographed at the new hangar of the Cameron Municipal Airport.  The pics are from last August, about this time o' the month actually.  The temp made it to a heat index of 108 that afternoon.   It was already plenty warm out there that morning!

Dassault Mirage 2000

 


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  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, August 13, 2016 2:04 PM

murph

 

Mike, someone needs to get out there and PLOW THOSE RUNWAYS!

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, October 06, 2016 8:35 AM

My latest build is the ancient Monogram F4F Wildcat.  The kit is purportedly a -4 but I back-dated it to a -3 and built it as a "Yellow-wing" cat.  Biggest difference between the -4 and -3 is to eliminate the lower cowling flap and replace the "7" shaped pitot tube with a straight tube.

I also scavenged parts from a busted up old build of a Tamiya Wildcat to fashion the cockpit, which the original Monogram kit does not include.  And I scratched wheel well details that also are not part of the original mold.  I added metal tubing for the Browning .50 cal machine gun blast tubes. Decals from Yellow-Wings Decals.  The oil coolers you can see in the third picture also came from my old Tamiya kit.

I always loved the old Monogram boxes such as this one.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, October 06, 2016 12:35 PM

Excellent work, Ag!

P. S. Looking forward to the game Saturday. Y'all have a great year going!

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 06, 2016 12:55 PM

Nice work, there.  I did the same thing some years ago.  I had started on the Monogram kit, and just then Tamiya released their kit so I got one and stole parts just as you did.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 06, 2016 1:18 PM

Aggieman

My latest build is the ancient Monogram F4F Wildcat.  The kit is purportedly a -4 but I back-dated it to a -3 and built it as a "Yellow-wing" cat.  Biggest difference between the -4 and -3 is to eliminate the lower cowling flap and replace the "7" shaped pitot tube with a straight tube.

I also scavenged parts from a busted up old build of a Tamiya Wildcat to fashion the cockpit, which the original Monogram kit does not include.  And I scratched wheel well details that also are not part of the original mold.  I added metal tubing for the Browning .50 cal machine gun blast tubes. Decals from Yellow-Wings Decals.  The oil coolers you can see in the third picture also came from my old Tamiya kit.

I always loved the old Monogram boxes such as this one.

 

YesYesYes

 

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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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, October 06, 2016 10:02 PM

mississippivol

Excellent work, Ag!

P. S. Looking forward to the game Saturday. Y'all have a great year going!

 

I am actually going to the game. I don't plan to be able to talk come Sunday morning. Have to do my part. Good luck on the rest of your season.

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, October 07, 2016 9:05 AM

Aggieman,

Great work on the Wildcat!  I find myself drawn more and more to the old kits.  And the box reminds me of something else.

"You can tell it's Mattel, it's swell!"  Big Smile

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:33 AM

Just completed these two old Monogram F-4Js for the Modern GB.

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:38 AM

Fantastic work on those F-4's  Makes me tempted to break mine out of the stash and work on them.  Don't remember, did you use AF decals?

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Amodel I-270, 1/72 Heller Lansen J.32

Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:59 AM

Thanks John.  The VMFA 235 markings are from  Camdecals and the VF84 are from the Yankee Air Pirates sheet by Vagabond decals, both are excellent quality.

The weapons are a mix from Hasegawa and Academy. The FOD covers were scratched out from plastic sheet. 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:35 AM

Ditto. Monogram phantoms are fabulous if you dont mind a little work....

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:55 AM

How about the old F-82 done as a whiffer in 357th FG markings. Just finished this for the 1946 what if GB.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:35 PM

Well tj that looks double impressive.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:25 PM

all 72 scale

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:26 PM
Great work, y'all!
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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:42 PM

Here is my EA-6B Prowler. It went together ok with no major issues. These are good middle of the road kits. the look good right out of the box and can look better with all the extras you can buy for them.

 

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Posted by B_one fixer on Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:51 PM

Here is a prowler I did a while back as well

I moved the wing fences and reworked the wing fold hinges 

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Posted by B_one fixer on Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:02 PM

And a few other kits

 

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:39 PM

B_one fixer,

Great work on those aircraft. I think your skills on the Stearman rigging and the weathering on the Tomcat, SBD and Hornet are top notch.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by B_one fixer on Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:41 PM

Thanks Mike. Those were earlier builds. I am slowly improving thanks to the members here and other various groups.

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:51 PM

Love everyone's builds! You guys do the Monogram and Revell brands true justice. I too, learned to build models with Monogram kits; they will always have a special place in my heart and on the work bench!!! LOL!!

2017 New Year's resolution, get back to building models!!

On the bench: Arii 1/48th scale P-51D Mustang, Revell 1/48th scale A-10 Warthog

 

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  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:25 AM

I can't get enough Scorpions.  With this one, I've now built all of the early F-89s that are offered in after-market decal sets.  I'll have more pictures and a write-up of the finish a little later in the "Aircraft" section.

Eric

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  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:56 AM

Very cool Eric!  You da Scorpion Man dude!!Big Smile  I always enjoy your work. Yes

Gary


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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 24, 2016 11:29 PM

Bump.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 25, 2016 5:34 AM

Forgot to add a pic of my F-82. Built this for the What if 1946 GB. Done in 357th FG markings

Well I just found this a page up. Oops

 

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, December 25, 2016 9:24 AM

This was my last build, the F-86F re-issue of the original 1976 release.  I built this sporting an experimental camouflage scheme in 1956 as a part of a European squadron, the 86th FDW of the 461st FDS.  The colors are medium sea gray and dark green over PRU blue with custom decals for the squadron insignia and codes, and custom painted yellow diamond over black stripes.

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