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1/48 Monogram/Revell (Monovell) P-40B - Completed pg. 6

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1/48 Monogram/Revell (Monovell) P-40B - Completed pg. 6
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, February 06, 2017 1:50 PM

Well this will be my second Monogram/Revell P-40B I've done on this Forum. The first time was for my son and I made it straight OOB. It turned out okay.

This time I'm having some fun with it. What I've got done so far is the right side pit wall and the floor/seat/IP area. I haven't started on the left side wall yet.








This build is for the "Where are you from?" Group Build on Genessis. So far I'm having a blast with all of this scratch building. Although its not entirely accurate, I have mixed up a few ideas from different reference pictures and a little imagination.

So while I wait for the Mo jo to return on my P-36A, I'll be messing around with this classic.

Thanks for checking-in and have a great day!  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, February 06, 2017 2:09 PM
Excellent scratch work!
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 06, 2017 2:13 PM

Looking great so far!

Chad

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Monday, February 06, 2017 2:23 PM

Great looking work thus far, Brendos. Really enjoy seeing the progress on the scratch building. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, February 06, 2017 3:59 PM

Nice straight and square work.

John

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, February 06, 2017 5:43 PM

Beautiful start!  I will definately be following this one.

Toshi

 

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

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Posted by iampiper13 on Monday, February 06, 2017 8:53 PM

Umm all I can say is WOW

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:22 AM

I thought I was ambitious with my build, but scratching out the office, well now, that's something else all together. Very nice work on the pit. I'm hoping to find the ambition to get back on mine as it is languishing on the shelf of doom at the moment. I'll be watching.

BK

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Posted by Shipwreck on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:23 AM

Mike, I always enjoy watching someone build that ol Revell P-40 kit. I have a feeling that this i going to be an exciting build. Have fun!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:34 AM

Thank you everyone! Thank you ALL very much!  :D

BK, perhaps you'll find inspiration soon.  :)

Who doesn't like a good Monogram P-40 build being completed ? Lol

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 5:57 PM

I finished the C channels and now the canopy is fully functional.








Now, to finish that left side cockpit wall.  :)

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:25 PM
That is really awesome Mike! The scratch-built detail looks really great. But the functional canopy? That's just too cool.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:37 PM

Thanks, Bob! I did the same thing with my Spitfire. I had to rebuild the entire frame for that one though. This one has been easy in comparison.

No need to rebuild canopy frames on this one. The fit is mostly good still.

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Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:50 AM

M. Brindos

I finished the C channels and now the canopy is fully functional.








Now, to finish that left side cockpit wall.  :)

 

 

Mike, before you finishs your cockpit, check your references. I think that you will see that those bars along the sides of the open cockpit are atually part of the canopy. If your canopy is slid back/open, the bottom/bars goes with it!

On the Bench:

     1/48 Star Wars X-wing

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:48 AM
Aw another one....I'll be watching

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:31 AM

The parts molded to the outsides of the pit, Shipwreck?

You're right, I'll have to check my references on that. If so, I can fix that. 

Thanks for pointing that out. I was just so happy with making it work that it escaped my attention.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:49 AM

Mike don't feel bad, most people miss that when they open the canopy of the Revell  P-40. It becomes obvious if you look at a photo of a real aircraft that has an open canopy. You may note that the front piece of that molded on panel on the kit is not part of the sliding canopy. it is actually under the wind screen and acts as a forward stop! I hope the adjustment does not interfere with all that fine work you have done. 

 

Fixing the office is the hardest part of building the Revell kit. I scratch built mine and then closed the canopy. I have the new Airfix kit in my stash; it comes with an excellent interior, complete with the proper curve in the floor board to represent the wing top.

On the Bench:

     1/48 Star Wars X-wing

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:54 AM

Thanks, Shipwreck. I fixed it.  :)

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:05 PM

I have the new Airfix P-40B as well. It's a wonderful kit and goes together really well. 

Thanks again for pointing out the canopy mistake. Like I said, I totally missed it. :)

But all is well now and it's looking great. I only have the throttle controls to fabricate on the left side wall and I can start painting the pit.

My attemp last night ended up as a glue sandwich once it came out of the clamp lol. It wasn't good enough anyways. No worries. 

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Posted by ExtremeTeam on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:48 PM

Looking great so far Mike!  Can't wait to see more.

Brad

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:59 PM

Functional canopy?  Nice!

Toshi

 

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Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

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Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

 

In the works:

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

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Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 1:24 PM

Mike, fantastic job so far!! I like where this is going. =] I love the TLC in the cockpit. How much fun is that, RIGHT?! Shipwreck is right about the canopy. Nice save on that. Some times concessions need to be made out of functionality I realize so if I ever see something small some times I hesitate to speak up (is it always that big a deal kinda thing...). That's an easy fix though for this point and definitely worth addressing. =]

You may have mentioned it already, but who's plane are you building? 

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this build. 

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Tamiya P-51D-conversion: F6-D William Shomo

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Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:08 PM

M. Brindos

Thanks, Shipwreck. I fixed it.  :)

 

 

 

 

M. Brindos

Thanks, Shipwreck. I fixed it.  :)

  

 

That looks good Mike!

On the Bench:

     1/48 Star Wars X-wing

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:56 PM

ExtremeTeam

Looking great so far Mike!  Can't wait to see more.

Brad

 

Thanks, Brad! And welcome to the forums! I trust you are enjoying your time with us so far.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:58 PM

Toshi

Functional canopy?  Nice!

Toshi

 

Yeah! Isn't that cool?! lol  :D

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:01 PM

bvallot

Mike, fantastic job so far!! I like where this is going. =] I love the TLC in the cockpit. How much fun is that, RIGHT?! Shipwreck is right about the canopy. Nice save on that. Some times concessions need to be made out of functionality I realize so if I ever see something small some times I hesitate to speak up (is it always that big a deal kinda thing...). That's an easy fix though for this point and definitely worth addressing. =]

You may have mentioned it already, but who's plane are you building? 

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this build. 

 

Thanks, bvallot! Oh it is VERY fun indeed! I'm glad Shipwreck pointed that out too. That would've eaten at me if I had glossed over that until the paint stage.

I'm building the 8th PG markings based at Mitchel Field, NY 1942. Just before the 8th PG moved to Australia and became the 8th AF.

Glad to have you along.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:02 PM

tempestjohnny
Aw another one....I'll be watching
 

Yep, aother one! lol. Good to have you on board for this one, Johnny.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:05 PM

Shipwreck

 

That looks good Mike!

 

Again, a BIG THANKS to you, Shipwreck!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:06 PM

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:15 AM
I'm really enjoying your scratch building Mike. The canopy looks stellar...

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