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Complete - Revell 1/48 P-51B "Pappy's Answer"

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Complete - Revell 1/48 P-51B "Pappy's Answer"
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:36 PM

For my next build I'll be tackling Revell's 1/48 P-51B.  I'll be doing the markings of "Pappy's Answer" of the 364th FS, 357th FG.

 20190813_131609 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190813_131632 by James Hicks, on Flickr

So far I've finished up the cockpit.  A little basic, but still detailed enough for me.  It's all OOB except for some PE belts.

 20190813_131657 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190813_131842 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190813_131912 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190813_131823 by James Hicks, on Flickr

 20190813_131809 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:00 PM

You've got a great start there on that classic Monogram kit!  It still holds up well, around 50 years after it was first issued.  It's one of my favorites.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:45 PM

That’s an awesome start.  I’m very impresse.

Your Friend, ‘Toshi’

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:50 PM

the Baron

You've got a great start there on that classic Monogram kit!  It still holds up well, around 50 years after it was first issued.  It's one of my favorites.

 

I should have known it was a Monogram kit! It looks really nice in the box and I love Monogram kits

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:51 PM

Thanks Toshi!

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:04 PM

silentbob33
 
the Baron

You've got a great start there on that classic Monogram kit!  It still holds up well, around 50 years after it was first issued.  It's one of my favorites.

  

I should have known it was a Monogram kit! It looks really nice in the box and I love Monogram kits

 

 
No worries!  I'm a Monogram fan, and a member of the Monogram Mafia here in the forum.  So I'll toot their horn as appropriate Wink
 
Yeah, Revell, did their P-51B in 1/32, but in 1/48, they only ever released a P-51D.  And that kit never saw the light of day again, after the companies were merged in '86.  This kit, though, the Monogram P-51B, was reworked for the ProModeler catalog by replacing the raised panel lines with scribed lines.
 
I like it because it's relatively simple to build and you can have a nice-looking Mustang when you're done.  I don't refuse to build other companies' versions-the Tamiya kit is very nice indeed.  But this one has a place in my heart.
 
I hope you build more of them and share them with us!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:05 AM

I'm a big fan and Monogram Mafioso myself.  Monogram kits make up a pretty sizeable portion of the stash.

So I got the fuselage together:

 20190814_181914 by James Hicks, on Flickr

Next up is the wings.  The ports for the machine guns are just holes so I figure I need to put something in there.  At first I thought I could use some sprue and drill some holes in the ends, but the sprues were too thick.  Then I remembered I had some spare flash supressors from a Monogram P-38.

 20190814_181926 by James Hicks, on Flickr

Looks good enough to me

 20190814_182106 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, August 16, 2019 11:44 AM

We don't have a "Like" button, so, Yes

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:27 PM

the Baron

We don't have a "Like" button, so, Yes

 

I agree Yes

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:55 PM

Thanks guys!

Most of the main assembly is done.  Now on to paint

 2019-08-18_04-49-16 by James Hicks, on Flickr

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 3:32 PM

Yes

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 1:46 PM

So I got quite a bit of painting done before the new school year starts.  The masking for the invasion stripes isn't perfect, but I like the way it looks since they weren't perfect in 1944 either

The spinner gave me a little trouble at first, but I think the second attempt looks all right to me

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:03 PM

It was pointed out to me that if the invasion stripes weren't on the top of the fuselage, then they shouldn't be on the top wings either.  I spent some time fixing that before decals and panel line wash.  Some of the decals gave me some trouble, especially the checkerboard around the nose and "Pappy's Answer" which shattered on the model.  A bit of patience got most of it back together and I painted what couldn't be repaired.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:33 PM

There’s a soft spot in my heart for these vintage classics. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 8, 2019 5:30 PM

Looking good, Bob.

That's some pretty intricate painting, orange and red, on the spinner and behind. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:39 AM

It's going to be nice, I can tell.

John

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, September 9, 2019 11:57 AM

Your colors look great, Bob, nice progress!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by mic53mlb on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:30 PM

Looking great, a hell of a lot better than I did at 10yrs old in '82, I like what you're doing !! Keep up the good work !!.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:44 AM
Thanks guys!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:47 AM

Here are the finished pics. Overall a nice kit, I didn't really have any issues that weren't of my own making.  I raided a Hasegawa kit for the bombs.  Any comments/cirtiques are welcome.

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Posted by Josh_the_painter on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:05 AM

Love your work! Very nice. And I have to add how cool are invasion stripes!

Josh

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:15 AM

Nice finish, Bob. She looks good. Yes

Say, getting back to those invasion stripes for a minute, I also thought invasion stipes were on bottom surfaces only. A Google search returned several photos showing quite the opposite.

Surprised me.

-Greg

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:29 AM

Well Gee!

    Another Monogram ( Original) bird. Luv what you've done. Keep up the good work . T.B.

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:13 PM

Very nicely done Sir!

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:49 AM
That's one of the finest Mustangs I've seen. Fabulous job Mate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:32 AM
Looks great! Well done. I really like the paintwork on the nose and spinner. It makes the model pop.
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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, September 20, 2019 12:13 PM
Thanks guys!

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, September 20, 2019 3:28 PM

Great job on that bird! I would be pretty happy to have that on my display shelf.  The spinner really came out well.

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

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:52 PM

Noice! 

I need to get me one of these. I haven't done one since I was a teen.

I've got a few -D's, but no -B's.

Well done, Bob! I also like how that spinner turned out.

- Mike Brindos

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