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1/48 ERTL/Esci Curtiss P-36A Hawk (WiP)

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:49 AM

Well it sure is shiny! Lol

Since this is experimental I still don't know if this paint is going to turn out alright or not, so I'm not sure how "great" this stuff is yet. It takes so long to cure and that is a draw back.

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Posted by waikong on Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:12 AM
Rust-Oleum chrome! What a great idea!
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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:20 PM

Thanks, Toshi lol! We will see if it holds up to the rest of the processes I will be putting it through, and if I can get that shine back in the end.

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, May 26, 2017 9:35 AM

Now it's rust proof.  LOL!  Seriously, that's a beautiful finish!  Thinking out of the box.

Toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:56 PM

LOL!

Good thing that wasn't in full sunlight lol.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:34 PM

Wow! Let me put on my shades... Cool

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:59 PM

I'm going to give this one a TON of curing time. Last time I started touching this paint waaaaay too soon.

MM gloss black and Rustoleum chrome. Looks shiny enough. Right???

It will be a while before I can slap the decals on this one lol!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:13 PM

Thanks Toshi. :)

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, May 13, 2017 3:05 AM

It's great to see you back at this kit.  I'd like to se you work your Brindos Magic on it.

toshi

On the bench:

Kitty Hawk 1/32 OS2U Vought Kingfisher

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with AM goodies

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM goodies

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:39 AM

Or Hasegawa... they already have some P-40 molds. It's an evolutionary design. So the backdate... Aside from British  Mohawks, and at Pearl Harbor, (and Chinese Hawks) they did not fight the Japanese. Which I have come to surmise can be an issue with Tamiya for subject choices. 

 

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 M. Brindos on Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:29 AM

That's funny, I was thinking about how much work that conversion would take. 

So yeah, a new  tool of the P-36 would be well received. I hope someone is listening lol. I imagine Tamiya would make a mint on this one lol.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:09 AM

Yup, your kit is the original 1/48 P-36 kit. Before that one came out, one had to backdate conversion the Monogram P-40.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by richs26 on Friday, May 12, 2017 6:55 PM

This is the original 1977 AMT P-36 before AMT was bought by ERTL, and then repopped by ESCI after they were bought by ERTL.  Wiki for all three for info.

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, May 12, 2017 4:55 PM

I knew about the Hobby Craft/ Academy, but is this ertl/esci kit still in production? Remember, I found this one in a retro/used toy store.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 12, 2017 4:47 PM

True... in 1/48 there is this kit and the Hobbycraft P-36/Hawk family. Which has been reboxed by Academy.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 12, 2017 4:19 PM

Thanks, Stik. I'm still having problems with silver and we all know how it exposes even the smallest flaws. This kit has been a total dog so far and it has lots of flaws. That's why I've assigned it as a ceiling hanger so it can be viewed from a distance.

I'm still holding my perverbial breath for Airfix to make a new tool P-36A/C. With three different markings options (U.S. pre-war, Pearl Harbor - O.D./Grey, and French Vichy) they would be the top seller of P-36 kits. Since really, there isn't much to chose from at this time.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 12, 2017 3:33 PM

M. Brindos

It has been out of the spotlight for a while. Its not a great kit and it's been a challenge to get this far. It will probably look like crap after I paint it silver lol.

 

somehow I doubt that... we've all seen your work...

 

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 Friday, May 12, 2017 2:49 PM

It has been out of the spotlight for a while. Its not a great kit and it's been a challenge to get this far. It will probably look like crap after I paint it silver lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 12, 2017 2:31 PM

Wow how can I have missed this beautiful 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 12, 2017 1:28 PM

I randomly picked this up a couple of days ago and started sanding just to keep my hands busy while I've been dealing with some stress. After a while I noticed that I had run out of things to sand. Well, I put a first coat of primer on it yesterday and I think its looking pretty good. Another shot of primer and I should be ready for some chrome silver. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I honestly didn't expect to do anything with this build for some time. Well at least I'm a bit closer to done on this one. :)

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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.

- Mike Brindos

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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...  

 

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: Lacey, WA.
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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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
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

LSM

 

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