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1/48 Monogram Kingfisher X2, MONSTER overhauls

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    June, 2014
1/48 Monogram Kingfisher X2, MONSTER overhauls
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:20 AM

The time has come to begin another long journey. I have two Monogram Kingfisher kits. These kits will be built together and both will get complete makeovers. 

I am adding resin pits from Lone Star Models and Cutting Edge as well as white metal beaching gear, Squadron canopies, resin corrected floats from LSM, a corrected (scratch built) closed cowling, and an open scratch built cowling with Vector Engine and full fire wall and mounts, wires, plumbing, etc. Both kits will receive a full rescribe and any control surface attention I think they may need. I still have not decided on a scheme for either plane but I was thinking of an RAF on one and a triple blue on the other. Decal kits are a bit limited for these so my options are also not so great.

I don't know how long this will take, but my goal is to have them done this year. Time will tell on that one for sure. I have learn a  great deal from my P-40 build and that will save me a great deal of time. Well, enjoy the show.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Monogram P-40B--Early Pearl Harbor (80+% done)

1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter

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

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:21 AM

I can't wait to see these ones come together. I love the idea of building a Kingfisher, but I don't have the patience to do what you're about to do to these. I'm looking forward to this one.

-BD-

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:26 AM

I am really looking forward to these Kingfishers in your capable hands.

I have started one of the Monograms but hit a wall when trying to AM the interior. i ordered the resin from Lone Star but twice had problems with it . Once it got lost in the mail so I never received it and the second arrived in the wrong scale. Where did you find the Cutting Edge interior?   The only one I've seen on Ebay the clown wants $150 for it. Way too much for a 1/48 interior in my book.

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:07 AM

I found the CE cockpit on evilbay some time ago. I watch for them from time to time and buy them when I find a good deal. I don't recall what I paid, but it wasn't all that bad.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Monogram P-40B--Early Pearl Harbor (80+% done)

1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter

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

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:57 AM

This will be a fun build to watch especially with all that AM parts.  You have my attention!

Toshi

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