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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, February 03, 2017 4:05 PM






Well today is a new day and I've got a lot of alignment issues to deal with. The landing gear covers are way too small and I'm attempting to compensate for that problem. The tail feathers fit okay, but will need some filler to plug some small gaps.

The canopy from the Airfix P-40 is a bit wide so that will require some interesting re-engineering as well.

Basically, I'm waiting for a lot of glue to cure before I can proceed.

I've got more pictures to upload, but the net out here is sluggish at best.

 

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Posted by richs26 on Friday, February 03, 2017 12:36 AM

stikpusher

 

 
M. Brindos

You well know I love to dabble with 1/72 lol. I will be looking for them now.  :)

My wife has set us up with an Amazon Prime account. I wonder what I may find :D

 

 

 

Well considering that Monogram merged with Revell nearly 30 years ago, you're more likely to find their stuff on eBay than Amazon. At least from the line up of the stuff we are reminiscing over here. 

Looking forward to the progress photos...  

 

RM is repopping a lot of it under the original Monogram label such as the F-82 so you can buy both old and new on Ebay.  But a lot of molds are showing their age such as the 1/48 AVG P-40B.

WIP:  Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 73rd BS B-26, 40-1408, torpedo bomber attempt on Ryujo

Monogram 1/72 B-26 (Snaptite) as 22nd BG B-26, 7-Mile Drome, New Guinea

Minicraft 1/72 B-24D as LB-30, AL-613, "Tough Boy", 28th Composite Group

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, February 03, 2017 12:11 AM

Noted. I'll check Scalemates to see if Revell has still got any of them in production.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 03, 2017 12:02 AM

M. Brindos

You well know I love to dabble with 1/72 lol. I will be looking for them now.  :)

My wife has set us up with an Amazon Prime account. I wonder what I may find :D

 

Well considering that Monogram merged with Revell nearly 30 years ago, you're more likely to find their stuff on eBay than Amazon. At least from the line up of the stuff we are reminiscing over here. 

Looking forward to the progress photos...  

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:53 PM

On another note, I did some panel scribing around the engine and glued the wings on. I had to work the wing roots over to get the dihedral set correctly, so it's sitting all taped up for the night. 

Pictures will be coming later.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:45 PM

You well know I love to dabble with 1/72 lol. I will be looking for them now.  :)

My wife has set us up with an Amazon Prime account. I wonder what I may find :D

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:06 PM

M. Brindos

Thats weird. I didn't even know they made those. (scratches head)

 

then you missed some fine models my friend. Have a look see if 1/72 is your stomping ground. There were more than easily listed...

 

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 mustang1989 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:05 PM

stikpusher
 
M. Brindos

Surprisingly I've not seen any Mongram kits in 1/72 that I can remember.

I just remember the 1/48 aircraft.

 

 

 

Oh they had a VERY nice 1/72 line up.... Between the wars, WWII, post WWII, Vietnam, late Cold War... from the tiny P-6 and F4B to the massive B-52 and B-36.... 

 

and lets not forget their F-82 Twin Mustang either.

 

That pit looks great Mike! I'm with all the guys on that IP as well. Yes

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:07 PM

Thanks, Bob. It's burried under the coaming now lol. It's still viewable from the right angle though, so the effort isnt wasted.  :)

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:45 PM
Sorry I haven't commented up until now Mike, I've just been absorbing everything here. That's looking really nice and to echo others, I really like the IP.

On my bench: 1/48 Revell A-6E Intruder

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:29 PM

Nice. I read that in his voice lol!

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Posted by seasick on Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:09 PM

Fear not of old kits. - Modeling Yoda

 

Chasing the ultimate build.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:51 PM

Practice. Practice and experementation. It's no more complicated than that.

I didn't know if that method would work. I've not done it before and no one showed me how.

I took a chance.  ;)

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Posted by iampiper13 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:35 PM

M. Brindos

 

I think I've got the cockpit ready so I can close up the fuse halves. The pilot still needs some work, but I've got the blocking done so that should go pretty easily.

The IP was painted black, dials done with a drop of white watered down to flow into them, then the IP was over sprayed with silver which gave them some raised details. To finish it off I went over the panel with thinned down black around all of the gauges again and then picked out some details other colors.

Kind of a long process, but the kit supplied IP decal doesn't line up with anything on the IP. So you gotta do, what ya gotta do.

Finally, some forward progress!  :)

 

 

 

It's beyond me how you guys do such detailed work on such small parts lol. I'm very impressed and I think it all looks great!

WIP 1/48 Revell Spitfire Mkll

In Stack all 1/48: amt Junkers Ju88A-4, Revell B25J Mitchell, Revell B17G Flying Fortress

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:20 PM

Thats weird. I didn't even know they made those. (scratches head)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 02, 2017 3:02 AM

M. Brindos

Surprisingly I've not seen any Mongram kits in 1/72 that I can remember.

I just remember the 1/48 aircraft.

 

Oh they had a VERY nice 1/72 line up.... Between the wars, WWII, post WWII, Vietnam, late Cold War... from the tiny P-6 and F4B to the massive B-52 and B-36.... 

 

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 M. Brindos on Thursday, February 02, 2017 2:51 AM

Surprisingly I've not seen any Mongram kits in 1/72 that I can remember.

I just remember the 1/48 aircraft.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by roger_wilco on Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:06 AM
That's looking really good Mike. I had the Pearl Harbor version in 1/48th from Hobbycraft, but sold it recently. In 1/72 I have the old, but still very nice P-36 from Monogram.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:59 PM

Alrighty. Wheels up. :)

thanks.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:46 PM

wolfhammer1

If its flying, then the wheels need to be up, unless you want it in a landing or takeoff mode, at which point you need flaps.  Probably easier to do wheels up.

Looking great so far.  Like what you did with the IP.

John

 

Ditto

 

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:33 PM

If its flying, then the wheels need to be up, unless you want it in a landing or takeoff mode, at which point you need flaps.  Probably easier to do wheels up.

Looking great so far.  Like what you did with the IP.

John

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:02 PM

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:27 PM

Looks pretty damn good now Yes

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 30, 2017 5:24 PM

Yes the Academy kit is a rebox of one of the Hobbycraft moldings. Probably the one with the Twin Wasp engine and not the Wright 1820. The cowling on mine fit just fine, but you may have to fiddle a bit with moving the engine forward a tad or the prop seats against the cowl lip.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by BrandonD on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:44 AM

richs26

Mike, you inspired me to get a P-36.  I picked up an Academy 1/48 "Rasmussen 86" edition for $16 on Ebay so hopefully I can get started on it sometime after it gets here.  I want to get another so I can do a 1st PG one flying off the USS Enterprise, and an 18th PS in OD and tail stripes in May 1942.

 

Rich - if that is the old Hobbycraft plastic (I am pretty sure it is) then just be aware that the engine sits too far back in the cowling. I had to do some brute, hammer mechanic surgery on my French Hawk 75 (pretty recent in this forum) to make the engine fit after Ihad painted the thing. Also, to fix the seams for the insert around the tail wheel, I sawed off themolded-on gear doors and added them at the end. Made all the difference.

-BD-

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 30, 2017 12:40 AM

M. Brindos

 

It's got to be a better kit than the one I'm working on. I want details!  :)

 

Lol! It is. I've built both. The old kit is a fair example of mid 70s mold technology, not top of the line for the time, but not the bottom either. The Hobbycraft/Academy kit is an example of how far mold technology changed in two decades. Not quite top of the line, cutting edge for its time, but a very nice effort.

 

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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