SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Show your Revell/Monogram builds

313987 views
1467 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, April 09, 2017 8:44 PM

My latest Revell build, the F-15E Strike Eagle.  This kit went together really well.  I didn't have any major issues what so ever. 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Monday, April 10, 2017 9:10 AM

Magnificent! I can only hope the one I'm working on looks half as good when it is finished. 

  • Member since
    December, 2016
  • From: Codroipo, Udine, Italy
Posted by Lananda on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:10 AM

Great post and nice models although i can see only few pics (problem of photobucket?).

Anyway this is my P-39 built the last century:

a B-26 just completed:

and Joltin Josie started but now sleeping in the orrible "new" reboxing.

Ciao

Working on: Breda BA-65 1/48      

                                      

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:45 AM

Lananda

Great post and nice models although i can see only few pics (problem of photobucket?).

Anyway this is my P-39 built the last century:

a B-26 just completed:

and Joltin Josie started but now sleeping in the orrible "new" reboxing.

Ciao

 

 
Excellent builds!  I really like the P-39 with the extra details in the weapons bay.
 
Is that Bare Metal Foil on the B-29, or are you using some other product or technique?
 
Yeah, there are issues with Photobucket, with all of the ad content they now have on their page.  It makes accessing the site difficult, and it can cause problems retrieving images from PB to other sites.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087

  • Member since
    December, 2016
  • From: Codroipo, Udine, Italy
Posted by Lananda on Friday, April 14, 2017 2:45 PM

the Baron

 Is that Bare Metal Foil on the B-29, or are you using some other product or technique?

 

thanks,
i've tried self adhesive alluminium foil, bare metal and household foil but the results were not convincing for me, so i have stripped the foil and now Josie is naked again!

Working on: Breda BA-65 1/48      

                                      

  • Member since
    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:27 AM

Just finished Bf 109. The pictures do not do it justice, my tablet takes better pics but refuses to upload photos. Need to get a Memory card.

PS. That is a voodoo doll. And yes it is authentic...It's from NOLA, so be kind in your comments...OR ELSE!Smile " target="">

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:31 PM

That's the Revell Bf-109G10, right? That's a challenging kit in a few ways, but that canopy glass is the worst fitting of any I've built yet.

I'd like to try building it again. They're always better when you know where the problems are.  :)

 

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:49 PM

M. Brindos

That's the Revell Bf-109G10, right? That's a challenging kit in a few ways, but that canopy glass is the worst fitting of any I've built yet.

I'd like to try building it again. They're always better when you know where the problems are.  :)

 Yeah, that's the G. A lot of putty and the canopy had it's issues. Just started the Revellogram Spit. It is much worse and haven't even got to the glass. But, hey, picked them up at my local Drugmart for $15. (along with a PT 109 for $10)

 

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:07 PM

Oh, yeah that Spitty also has bad glass issues. But turns into a nice kit. Niether the 109 G10 or the Spit were ever Monogram though. Those are both pure Revell molds.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    June, 2011
Posted by beefee102 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:44 PM

I think I'm building that spitfire right now, a 1/48 Mk. II revell from 1978
http://imgur.com/a/7H2kM

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:53 PM

If it has a detailed cockpit them it's the Revell. 

The Monogram Spit had no pit detail. Only a pilot that fit to side pegs in the fuselage. Also to note were the thick one-piece canopy and the folding "click position" landing gear.

That was a "classic" Monogram kit. When Revell purchased much of the old Monogram molds that mold went into retirement as far as I know.

The Revell kit has far more detail even though it's still an older kit.

I had fun building mine.  :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:10 AM

The original Monogram 1/48 Spitfire was a Mk.IX. No cockpit detail as mentioned above, and retracting landing gear. As well as raised rivet surface detail. This kit was originally released in the late 60's. The Revell mold was a Mk.II, better detailed, and released in the late 70's. Not perfect, but a big improvement. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May, 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:26 AM
Nice 109; however the voodoo doll distracts from your good work and breaks up the pleasing outline of the model :-)
  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:12 PM

Another Revell build finished.  1/48 A-7 Corsair.  Not the greatest kit in the world, but it will do. 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:07 PM

Nice, Keyda. What's next?? :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:48 AM

M. Brindos

Nice, Keyda. What's next?? :)

 

I decided to do a big one in my stash, the C-54 Skymaster, even though I have no idea where I'm going to put it when I'm done, lol.

  • Member since
    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:25 AM

Keyda81

 

 
M. Brindos

Nice, Keyda. What's next?? :)

 

 

 

I decided to do a big one in my stash, the C-54 Skymaster, even though I have no idea where I'm going to put it when I'm done, lol.

 

 

 

Nice! I have that same kit in my stash. I think I'll be pulling it out to work on as well. Looking forward to seeing your C-54 in the future.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:59 PM

Here is the 1/72 Revell A-7A.  It is a pretty weak kit with soft moldings and very fine raised panel lines, with areas of approximate fit.  I thought I would have some fun with it, building it up with the old Revell stand, as it might have been if issued in the box scale era.  It is the Flight of the Intruder issue, and I used those decals.  It's clear to me that the person who did the instructions put a bunch of the right side markings on the left side view and vice versa, of course I did not realize that untill the decals were already in the water or on the model.  I made a decal for the stand in the style of the box scale Revell F-89D, which is the first plastic model I ever built.  In disrespect of James Ling, I used an earlier Vought Logo instead of one of the LTV days.

 

 

 

John

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

  

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:10 PM

Hi,

Your model looks great.  I think an A-7 was one of the 1st Jet models that I ever built when I was younger, and I grew up not too far from where they were building them, so I like seeing other's builds of it. Smile

Pat

  • Member since
    May, 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:30 PM
John, Your A-7 Looks great. Been tempted to pick up the Revel 1/72 A-7D on ebay now and again..
  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:30 PM

Great looking models being posted by evryone. I just finished this 1/32 Salamander for the The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build. Lots of resin and pe along with tons of wiring and solder for the engine details. Double click on the pictures for extreme closeups.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:44 PM

Two more to add to the list.

Revell 1/72 C-54 Skymaster

Monogram 1/72 B-1 Lancer

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:49 AM

Keyda thanks for adding those to the group here! A couple of big beautiful R/M birds.

 

EDIT- apologies for Apple' idiotic auto correct software that changed your name here. I just caught that now.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Friday, May 26, 2017 11:49 AM

Keyda, those are magnificent! I'd love to know how you kept your white on the C-54 so white. I'm building a C-118 and had the white perfect. When I went back agaion to add the decals I saw dirty smudges that I had no idea where they came from. I hadn't handled it so what in the world was going on? I also have a C-54 and I was hoping to do better on it than the C-118.

 

Brilliant job once again!

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:53 PM

Mark, did you use any decal solutions?  Those will cause discoloration on light colored paints.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Friday, May 26, 2017 2:47 PM

stikpusher

Mark, did you use any decal solutions?  Those will cause discoloration on light colored paints.

 

 

I haven't even applied any decals yet! These are smudges that seem to appeared out of nowhere. I don't know why I always have such problems with white and metallics that nobody else ever has a problem with. I can never get a decent, smooth shiny white coat of paint.

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, May 26, 2017 2:54 PM

Duke Maddog

 

 
stikpusher

Mark, did you use any decal solutions?  Those will cause discoloration on light colored paints.

 

 

 

 

I haven't even applied any decals yet! These are smudges that seem to appeared out of nowhere. I don't know why I always have such problems with white and metallics that nobody else ever has a problem with. I can never get a decent, smooth shiny white coat of paint.

 

It's not as nice looking as it is in the photo.  It has dirt, smudges, and lint stuck in it, lol.  That didn't happen until I put the clear on it though.  I swear it was clean before I put the clear on.  It was the only time white actually worked out for me.  I usually always have issues with white paint.  I always dread painting anything white.  It didn't work out so well on the F-14 I'm working on right now.

  • Member since
    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Friday, May 26, 2017 3:16 PM

I know what you mean Keyda. Man, that is the hardest color to paint. I still say yours in far better than anything I've ever done.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:55 PM

Well I think I'll finally toss my hat into this ring lol.

1/48 Revell P-40B. :D

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:14 PM

Beautiful work on that classic kit MB! Very sweet! Yes

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT
FREE NEWSLETTER