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

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  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:22 AM

M. Brindos

BK- Sanding, sanding.... [sigh] sanding. There just always seems to be something that just needs a little more sanding lol. I've had to reshape the front wing roots three times so far. I think I've got it shaped correctly by now. 

 

Sanding on a Revell P-40; that is hardly a warm-up. I almost have a B-26 ready to paint. There were a couple of joins that needed a little sanding, most needed a lot of sanding, and others that just needed re-built! So, enjoy; it is good exercise!

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

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Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:33 AM

Everything looks fantastic for this classic kit!  I admire your perseverance in moving forward with this project.  Now that I feel a little better, I'll be following your progress with this project!

Toshi

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:38 AM

Oh lol! I've seen more than a few build logs on that B-26. 

Now that is a putty monster! 

But the finished model is usually worth all of the trouble.  ;)

You know how to pick your battles, Shipwreck lol!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:41 AM

Toshi

Everything looks fantastic for this classic kit!  I admire your perseverance in moving forward with this project.  Now that I feel a little better, I'll be following your progress with this project!

Toshi

 

I've got to be back working on that boat this next week. I'm not sure when I'll be making more progress lol. When I get home from that job I'm too tired to do much more than eat and sleep lol!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:01 AM

Tragic news! I just came home from spending a couple days at the in-laws and now I have repairs to make.  :,(

seems my friend was over, chased one of my cats around (because he thought it wasn't mine) and knocked the model down and stepped on it.

The canopy is cracked and the rails are toasted. The spine is separated and the tail wheel busted off.

Fortunately I can repair/replace  all of it, but it's a setback I hadn't planned on.

[sigh]

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:45 AM

Hi,

Oh no.  Sorry to hear that. Sad

Pat

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, April 02, 2017 10:46 AM

Yesterday I worked a race where one of the teams was called "Flying Tigers". Their car number was 40 and it was Painted OD like the aircraft with the shark's mouth on the front and sides and the AVG symbol below and aft of the "cockpit.

I just thought it was too cool and had  to share it with you guys.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:07 PM

What type of race?

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:30 PM

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 02, 2017 3:18 PM

Yikes !!! That is a setback.

BK

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

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, April 03, 2017 2:13 AM
Ouch....sorry 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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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, April 03, 2017 7:16 AM

M. Brindos

What type of race?

 

 It was an amatuer sports car race .

Bad news about your damaged canopy Mike. How are you going to fix that ?

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:16 PM

A little street racing, eh? Lol

How am I going fix this little problem? Well fortunately the kit includes two canopies. I'm going to have to cut out the center section of the one-piece canopy and start fresh. 

Perhaps with a little improvement even. I'll get to work on it when I find the time.  :)

Thanks for the comments guys. Every disaster seems to be another opportunity to improve something. At least it is for me lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:49 PM

It's been a while, I know.

I finally had a day to myself where I could work on repairs and get back to a position when I can make forward progress again.

I cut up the one-piece canopy and rebuilt the rails with a better design based on actual pictures this time lol. It's sturdier and looks more like the real canopy.

I repainted the tail, correcting the shade of blue and touching up the white and red by hand. It looks a LOT better.

For the finisher in today's events I also added more sprue bits under the windscreen to make it easier to blend into the fuselage after putty. Oh, and I fixed the crack in the spine. 

Not much more to do before I can put a last coat of primer on it and get a coat of O.D. over her.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:29 PM

Nice save. It is looking quite good.

BK

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

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, April 15, 2017 9:43 PM

Thanks. I hope to make it look better lol.

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Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:08 PM
Dittos on the save. Great job on the rudder stripes!
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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, April 16, 2017 1:27 PM

Thanks, Mississippi. I'm so glad the damage wasnt far greater. :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, April 17, 2017 10:56 PM

So this evening I set about to get the nose and tail masked and reprimed. I also masked and started to blend in the windscreen with Squadron and Bondo putties.

 

Once I sorted all that out I started in on the landing struts and tail wheel (adding a metal pin to it for better strength, now that its been broken).

 

After more sanding on the windscreen tomorrow and another blast of primer, I should be ready for some paint. I guess we'll see, eh? Lol

 

 

Thanks for checkin in!  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:55 AM

Primer looks great, can't wait to see that NMF on it!

Toshi

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:15 PM

NMF?? She's going to be O.D. my friend. Most pre-war P-40's were O.D.

The XP-40 was NMF,  but it has a different profile.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:54 PM

Neutral grey has now been applied to the undersides. I only did a very light touch of modulation just to break up the monotony. I'll use the same effect with the O.D. On the topside later when this paint cures up for a few more hours.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:50 AM
Bottom looks great with the color

 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:37 PM

Nice recovery from that little accident!  I think it worked out for the better, because the rails and other work on the canopy make it look better than the original one.  The colors are coming out nicely, too.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:39 PM

Sorry about that NMF comment, I just was not myself.  Your recovery is just awesome!  I'm looking forward on how this comes out.

Toshi

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:29 PM

tempestjohnny
Bottom looks great with the color
 

Thanks Johnny. I agree! :)  I had to pass on the opportunity to go crazy on weathering and fading because the pre war A/C were well maintained and clean. But for me, just laying down a solid color wouldn't be as much fun lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:37 PM

the Baron

Nice recovery from that little accident!  I think it worked out for the better, because the rails and other work on the canopy make it look better than the original one.  The colors are coming out nicely, too.

 

I do seem to have a talent for recovery, lol. But then, I do mess up a lot. I don't mention it much, but it happens more than I'd like. 

The color is Vallejo for the bottom, but I'm going with Tamiya for the upper. The Vallejo O.D. is much darker than the Tamiya O.D. which has influenced my choice for this subject. 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:40 PM

Toshi

Sorry about that NMF comment, I just was not myself.  Your recovery is just awesome!  I'm looking forward on how this comes out.

Toshi

 

There is no need for an appology, my friend. I can imagine a couple of reasons for the confusion. So don't worry about it.

I think it will turn out pretty good.  :)

If not, I'll fix it. Lol

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:50 PM

O.D. is on and the modulation has begun.  :)

Its coming together now.  :) 

 

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:29 PM

M. Brindos

O.D. is on and the modulation has begun.  :)

Its coming together now.  :) 

 

 

 

It definitely is.

Toshi

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