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

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:25 AM

Hey! Thanks, Joe!

I've got some primer on it now. Big day for painting tomorrow I think.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:35 AM

Cockpit looks great Mike! You guys always inspire me to try some real scratch building on my builds!

-Andy

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Posted by bvallot on Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:27 AM

Looking pretty good so far! =]

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:26 PM
Looks great Mike! I'm going to have to favorite this thread so I can use it for reference when I get around to building mine.

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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Posted by Ultra on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:11 PM

Beautifully added detail.  Let's see her painted up!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:47 PM

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, February 10, 2017 8:18 AM

OK, I'm keepin' an eye on you lol, this is really looking cool! Smile

Max

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, February 10, 2017 5:32 PM

Thank you, Max.  :)

I've worked the exhaust stacks over with the glue-stippling method to compensate for their poor molding. It gives them a rusty texture that hides the flaws that the age of this kit has produced.




Simply stated, the method requires some LC to soften the surface of the plastic and then you stipple it with a stiff brush to get the desired effect.

I prefer Testors LC for this application because it has a slightly slower cure time than TeT.

Easy way to make plastic objects look rusty.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:39 AM

Can't wait to see what the mind of M. Brindos brings next!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

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

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:42 AM

Will the pilot have a mustache?

Max  Smile

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:45 AM

Mike - 

Such awesome detail and scratch building. The office is perfect...beautiful detail and realism. Will be watching this build until the end. Great Job Mike!! YesYes

Hunter 

      

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:26 AM

Just wait, Toshi, it'll get better I think.

No. No pilot, so no mustache lol!

Thank you, Hunter!

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Confession time, lol.

I've been working on a decompression build instead of this one. 

It's to be revealed much later. So back on topic!  :D

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I glued the fuse halves together and stuck the nose on. I removed the location pins and lined it up manually, as I got a better fit that way. 

I've begun scribing panel lines on the nose. This is tricky because they are so long and they waver a bit because of it. I'm doing the best I can! Lol

Once I finish sorting out the nose I'm going to glue on the front windscreen and blend that in. With that out of the way I'll work on the wings. I've found that glueing the lower wings on first allows you to add the upper wing panels afterwards, easily aligning them before you glue.

This old kit has it quirks, but they are so well known that finding easy fixes for them is not difficult.

I also removed the nose gun fairings. They are so rounded out over time that they need to be completely rebuilt. It also makes it far easier to level out the nose between the gun fairings and the carb inlet.

 

 

This old kit is still so well loved. :D

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:21 PM

Such nice work here. You really make me want to get back on my kit.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:16 AM

It would make me quite happy if I inspired you to finish your Revell P-40B! I'd very much like to see that happen.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:07 AM
I dig that pit....very nicely done,

 "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 Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:46 AM

It turned out pretty good from a mix of references and imagination, eh? Lol

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:57 AM
This is looking really good Mike!

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:55 AM
Another fantastic build from Mike, with lots of extra detail. Looks great. You just can't make it easy on yourself, can ya? No one would ever argue with the results. Always top notch.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Bossman on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:59 PM

Super scratch work Mike.

Chris

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, February 20, 2017 6:41 PM

Thanks, Bob! Its super fun! :D

ManCityFan

You just can't make it easy on yourself, can ya? 

Appearently not. LOL

Thank you, Chris! I enjoy that part and this kit offers lots of areas to do some scratch building.  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:37 AM

This is an excellent build, Mike!  Yeah, this kit is one of my favorites, ever since I built one as a kid (around 1974 or so).  I love your detailing, especially making the canopy functional!

Regarding the texturing technique, anyone interested could also use Mr Surfacer, or Squadron putty and a little bit of acetone.  I've learned about the technique, in building Maschinen Krieger subjects.  It's popular with those to give large parts a cast metal texture.

I have a couple of these started, in my stash, and they've been languishing for years.  This makes me think I should move them up in the queue and finish them.

I look forward to your next update!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, March 04, 2017 7:28 PM

Thank you, Baron! I think the functional canopy is just slick, myself lol. I haven't seen that done before.

I know about using Mr. Surfacer, but I don't have any. I seem to specialize in using things most young beginner's could find locally. Not that I do it on purpose, but that seems to be how its worked out lol.

If you have a few of these I would truly like to see you finish one and show it off around here. You can never have enough finished Monovell P-40's around lol!

I hope you have a great day, and happy modeling!  :D

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I've made some decent progress today so far. I cut some strips of sheet styrene to fill the wing root gaps, added some of the spar detail inside the gear bay, added some sheet around the gear strut positions, plugged the iron sight holes, finished shaping the ejection port holes, and now I must wait for all of those pieces to cure up so I can sand them down. 

 














Not a bad days work, all in all. Still much to do, but this takes me farther along in the process.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:26 PM
You are so creative with sheet styrene, that I am starting to think you can do anything with it. "Mike, can you make dinner tonight?" "Sure, I got some sheet styrene here."

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:38 PM

Yes Sir! Sheet styrene and stretched sprue. It's what's for dinner. LMAO!!

Well, honestly, not everything, but I'd like to think I could give it a good try, lol!

Certainly plastic is the easiest medium I can bend to my will, but wood and metal aren't foreign to me either. I've even machined my own custom lightsaber hilt. ;)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, March 05, 2017 2:16 PM

After a quick shot of black primer I realized that some sections of my scribing was not going to be acceptable for this project. I think I need to find some Dymo tape in the near future.




I have to figure out how to make these lines more straight. These were terrible! Masking tape will give you a good guide line, but it doesn't prevent you from veering off course.  


I
 filled in sections of the skewed panel lines with stretched sprue. That way I can rescribe without worry of deviating from my trajectory again.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 05, 2017 2:33 PM

Hey Mike, This is really fun to watch your determination on the very kit that I almost threw away, lol. Good work, you always amaze me with your making of silk purses from sow's ears! Smile 

Max

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Posted by Dash8 on Sunday, March 05, 2017 3:10 PM

Great work Mike ! Like the drill out trick on the stacks, thanks !

Dash from Canada

On the bench: Revell Euro Fighter 1/32

Ontario, CANADA

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, March 05, 2017 7:51 PM

Hodakamax

Hey Mike, This is really fun to watch your determination on the very kit that I almost threw away, lol. Good work, you always amaze me with your making of silk purses from sow's ears! Smile 

Max

 

Thank you, Max. Did you finish yours? I don't recall.

It remains to be seen if how much of any "purse" I make this into lol!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, March 05, 2017 7:55 PM

Dash8

Great work Mike ! Like the drill out trick on the stacks, thanks !

Dash from Canada

 

You're welcome, Dash. May that trick serve you well!  :)

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, March 06, 2017 8:39 AM

M. Brindos

 

 
Hodakamax

Hey Mike, This is really fun to watch your determination on the very kit that I almost threw away, lol. Good work, you always amaze me with your making of silk purses from sow's ears! Smile 

Max

 

 

 

Thank you, Max. Did you finish yours? I don't recall.

It remains to be seen if how much of any "purse" I make this into lol!

 

Yes, it's finished, nothing special, OOB for the Museum. It does look good on the flight line. I did put a moustache on the little guy after your coaching on making him more realistic. He looks dashing, I think is the word. lol!

Max

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