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Old (1964)vintage Monogram 1/48 P-38

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, May 09, 2019 10:49 PM

I like the Bondo filler for filling big seams. Mr. Dissolved Putty is great as a finishing filler.

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:08 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 10, 2019 9:56 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 10, 2019 12:23 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 10, 2019 12:25 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:29 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:13 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:15 PM

Gun bay doors fit very poorly.I will have to glue them in and putty them to profile.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:38 PM

Wow! It is unbelievable that a model would be allowed out of the door with misfitting parts such as that.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:49 PM

Tooling wear I guess .

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:21 PM

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:40 PM

philo426

 

How heavy are those weights?

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:34 PM

Not sure the weight is not listed on the box.  

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:38 PM

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Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:49 PM

I saw this thread last week and was going to give you a heads up about the gun bay doors. I always wondered if they fir that bad 50 years ago with brand new molds. It took me a long time to get them to look "ok".

I built this last year for Stik's Mafia GB. It's the "good" side....good luck! " target="">

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:08 PM

Looks great to me!I must have got a bad kit .

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:41 AM

Okay now I have the nose section whipped into decent shape.  

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Posted by jmoran426 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:03 AM
Hope you've got lots of sandpaper and sanding sticks. And patience!

jmoran426

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:28 AM

Yes had to wet sand quite a bit!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:58 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:00 PM

Canopy parts fit is poor .Iwill glue in clear acetate panels to salvage the situation.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:31 PM

Wow that’s alot of putty! I love the bondo spot putty myself. You can really feather it out on flat surfaces. Excellent looking build so far!

In the pattern: 1/32 BaaBaa Black Sheep Corsair for a tribute build, Weird-Ohs Digger!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:35 PM

Wow can't remember the last time I had to do so much body work !including custom cars!well after the canopy conundrum is sorted out I can primer and paint!

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:45 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:47 PM

Clear filler panel fitted up.I will mask it off prior to painting.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:34 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:35 PM

The od I will use is darker but I wanted to see how well I did on the seams

.I am pleased with the results but the canopy is a disappointment.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, May 17, 2019 5:36 PM

I am amazed at how quickly you are able to move forward on this model. How much time in a day do you work on it?

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 17, 2019 5:54 PM

Well I work nights so I can work about 3 hour s on it a day throughout the day.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, May 17, 2019 5:56 PM

I was thinking if the seams weren't so bad and the canopy fit I might well be just about done by now!

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