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1/48 ERTL/Esci Curtiss P-36A Hawk (Completed pg. 6)

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  • From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Posted by Tom Hering on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:29 PM

Beautiful! I like 'em clean like this.

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success" - Elbert Hubbard

"Perfect is the enemy of good" - attributed to Voltaire

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 2:31 PM

Wow! This turned out really good Mike! I can't tell you how glad I am that you're hanging back around here.

                   

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:47 AM

Thanks, Joe. I find myself still wishing Airfix will do a new tool of this aircraft.

It's really a fabulous airframe and worthy of a modern release.

This old kit didn't turn out too badly for a ceiling hanger and I've yet to hang it up. I've still got that Lindberg Me 262 I want to hand up as well, but I need to get back into building it.

So many open projects to finish!

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:40 PM
Nailed it Mike. Thanks for sharing your work.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, July 5, 2019 5:14 PM

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, July 5, 2019 4:56 PM

crown r n7
  • Wow that’s really a great build. The paint and markings are just right for this plane YesYes
 

Thank you, my friend. 

I'm not entirely happy with the finish, as I couldn't get the shine out of it I wanted, but that was my fault for not doing the prep right from the beginning.

Next time I won't try to do an overall finish with the chrome paint. I've got an aluminum paint for a reason lol. I'll have to work on that.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, July 5, 2019 3:12 PM
  • Wow that’s really a great build. The paint and markings are just right for this plane YesYes

Nick.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, July 5, 2019 2:44 PM

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, July 5, 2019 7:55 AM

Yes

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, July 5, 2019 12:42 AM

I left a couple things off, just because they won't be missed while it hangs from my ceiling. Rear windows and pitot tube not really required. Pitot tubes break off too easy and the rear glazing needs modifications. 

So I suppose this is completed.

 

More pictures to follow. (Upoad issues)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:29 AM

Well that's almost it. Needs one last spray of flat and I can hang it from my ceiling.

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:18 PM

Gun barrels trimmed down and glue curing right now.

I'll give this a few hours or more and come back and finish them. Final shaping and drill out the tips before painting.

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:02 PM

the Baron

Wow!  Somehow I missed this build all along, but I just got caught up on it.  Excellent job improving the kit, Mike!  You show what can be done with an older kit like this.

 

Thank you! I wasn't thinking my efforts were going to pay off until I pulled the masking from the canopy. I forgot how much detail I added to the interior.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:59 PM

Lol just one of too many.

But the feeling of completion is goooood.

Thanks BK!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:58 PM

Wow!  Somehow I missed this build all along, but I just got caught up on it.  Excellent job improving the kit, Mike!  You show what can be done with an older kit like this.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:08 PM

She looks spendid. It really feels great getting near the end of a long project. Huge weight off your back. 

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:01 PM

Drilled, countersunk, and stretched sprue gun barrels. This formula has worked many, many times.

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:04 AM

I think I will spend a little more effort on the nose machine gun positions before I'm happy with this one.

For now, it's almost complete.

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:23 AM

Thank you, thank you, and thank you. 

I think it will look cool hanging from the ceiling. This project is pretty much just a warm-up to get me back into the game. I'm a bit rusty but it all coming back to me.

I've got so many sidelined projects it's ridiculous. 

It will be nice to complete this one.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:52 PM

Coming along great Mike.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:57 PM

Getting close now, Mike.

John

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:05 PM

Nice recovery on everything Mike!!! Looking forward to more bro.

                   

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:12 PM

Thanks! 

The cowl masking was decent and I had to clean it up by brush like i usually do. Im not so good sometimes with masking curves lol.

I didn't get close enough to the tail stripes for you to see what I'm referring to. Trust me, I can see it. My wife saw it. I fixed it. She said "that's better." Done deal lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:58 AM

That looks great.  Cowl mask is really crisp!  I don't see any issues on the tail

Thanks,

John

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:02 AM

The tail stripes didn't even come close to covering the tail and I had to paint the rest of them to the tip of the tail. They're not perfect, but they can fool the eye if you're not looking really close lol.

The PA-91 on the wing started to break up as I placed it, but I managed to save it.

The stars and the numbers on the tail caused me no problems at all. Just a little Microset and they laid down without any issues.

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Tom Hering on Monday, June 17, 2019 1:13 PM

mustang1989

 

Does this polish up to a decent shine? Looks good from this angle.

 

 

I don't know. Sorry.

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success" - Elbert Hubbard

"Perfect is the enemy of good" - attributed to Voltaire

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:33 AM

Tom Hering

My favorite NM finish is Krylon Premium Sterling Silver. A rattle can, yes. But it's not overly bright, dries smooth, and is tough as nails after it cures (minimum 48 hours).

 

Does this polish up to a decent shine? Looks good from this angle.

                   

 

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  • From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Posted by Tom Hering on Sunday, June 16, 2019 6:35 AM

Looking good.

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success" - Elbert Hubbard

"Perfect is the enemy of good" - attributed to Voltaire

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:01 PM

I painted the anti-glare panel and I've been adding layers of Testors High Gloss finish. 

I'll let it cure over the week and I'll see if I can find time to add the decals next weekend.

- Mike Brindos

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