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  • Member since
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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:31 AM

 

So here we are again. Today, June 14, Flag Day... the US Army Birthday, and the opening for the celebration of the American model company, Monogram.

That's right, Monogram Mafia IV

Da Rules:

1) Any kit of Monogram or Revell USA lineage, to include lines that those companies absorbed such as Renwall and Aurora. This year we are expanding to include AMT kits as well. But, any kit mold must be of USA origin to qualify. ESCI molds later issued by AMT do not qualify. Revell Germany kits whose molds originated outside of th US do not qualify. Monogram Pro Modeler kits of Hasegawa, Tri Star, or other origin do not qualify. MPC molds of US origin later packaged by AMT/ERTL do qualify.

2) Timespan- this GB kicks off on July 4, 2017. No end date is yet set. Those wishing to claim the MM IV Badge must build two kits within 6 months, their time starting once the first kit is commenced.

3) Have fun- any subject, and genre, any scale. Crossovers with other GBs are allowed, but no previously started projects. Ya start from square 1 with both builds. Building two at the same time is fine.

Who wants to join La Familia Monogram?

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:31 AM

Family Applicants:

Stikpusher:TBD

Eagle 90: TBD

silentbob33: 1/48 Do-335, 1/48 F/A-18A (Hi Tec)

modelcrazy: 1/48 P-40B/C, 1/25 '57 Chevy Bel Air

GMorrison: Lincoln Futura, 1/25 Avanti

B_one fixer: 1/48 B-29, 1/32 F-14A

Cdn Colin: 1/48 P-47N, 1/48 B-24J

SprueOne: Vandal & Rommels Rod mashup, U.F.O.

Keyda81: 1/48 F-117, 1/48 B-26

DasBeav: 1/48 P-38J, 1/48 Ju-87G

cbalitrin: 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop, 1/48 P-51D, 1/48 FW-190A

mississippivol: TBD

bobbaily: TBD

shamoo: 1/48 SBD, 1/48 Stearman acrobatic.

docidle: 1/48 F-86, 1/48 B-29

Eagle90: 1/48 T-28 (x2), 1/48 Mig-15

tonka: 1/72 F7F, 1/72 F8F

freem: USS Skipjack, 1/48 A6M Zero

PFJN: Box Scale DC-9, '55 Ford Panel Truck

Devil Dawg: 1/48 TBD-1, 1/48 B-26B

lewbud: TBD

plasticjunkie: 1/48 Me-262 COMPLETED, 1/72 Do-17Z

Capn Napalm: 1/48 P-61, 1/48 P-51D

Duke Maddog: 1/72 P-51B, 1/72 P-40N

68GT: 1/72 F7F, 1/72 F-4B, 1/48 P-47D

MKelly: 1/48 B-24D, (1/24?) Paddy Wagon

oortiz10: 1/48 F/A-18E, 1/48 UH-34D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:31 AM

Reserved for completed builds:

plasticjunkie

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:19 AM

It is an honor to be part of "the Family" Godfather.  I respectfully ask your blessing in joining this GB.

Thanks Stik for hosting the GB!  You rock!

Bobby

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:25 AM
Don Stik, it would be a pleasure to join this GB. I'll need to get my Intruder off the bench, and then an X-Wing, but then I'll get going on this. I'll be building the 1/48 Monogram Do-335 and the 1/48 Monogram "High Tech" F/A-18. Thanks for hosting this again!

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

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:55 AM

As I said in the other thread, I'm in.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:49 AM

Stick, put me down with this one. I built this kit back in the 70's and wanted to give it another go. I'll see what else I can pick up at Eagle Quest this Saturday.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:04 PM

Don Carlos,

 

My first pick.

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Posted by B_one fixer on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:23 PM

Put me down for the 1/48 B-29. I want to do the 1/48 sabre dog, but I am unsure of its original orgins. If that is a no-go then I will go with the 1/48 F-102.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:16 PM

Ok fellas, the roster has been updated.

B_one, the Sabre Dog is eligible. I have you down with that and the B-29.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:53 PM

I'm in with a 1/48 P-47N.

For a second, my son also asked me to help with his 1/48 B-24J.

If that doesn't count, I'll do Nowotny's Me-262.

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:04 PM

I'd like to join the Famiglia with:


Vandal and Rommel's Rod

or

Garbage Truck and Beer Wagon

Confused

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:10 PM

I'm in!  Let me think over my choices for a while, lol.  I can never decide, must be a women thing.Big Smile

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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:51 PM

I'm in, Don Carlos, if these two are still acceptable.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:43 PM

I'm in of course!  

P-47 bubbletop

Fw190A. 

P-51D blue nose

 And a Jet TBD

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:31 AM

Ok guys, and gal, the roster of aspiring family members is updated, along with kit choices for those who have selected. Lots of good ones there so far.

Now I have a request. I need somebody to be a good consigliari here. From mid October thru mid November I will be going on a long overdue real actual vacation and off the net for days if not weeks. I need somebody to cover in my absence during that time period. Any volunteers?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:25 AM

Ok Don Stik & Fellas.  Here are my entries.  Not sure which Jet I will pick. Depends on  Time of course. F-8 would be easiest for sure. need an F-8 in my collection   Family... 

Right now I am thinking the P-51 will be George Preddy's last mount.

P-47 will be 367th FG

Fw-190... who knows.. Might just do one of the box schemes!

F-8 , if chosen, will be a USMC job.. Probably VMF(AW) 312 or 122 or 

F-14A Option would be Hi-vis bird most likely. VF-143 is what I am thinking...

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, June 15, 2017 7:20 AM
Quick question as I just realized by looking at the roster that my kit is an F-18A. For some reason I was under the impression it was a C and I ordered decals for a C in 2004. How much visible difference is there between an A and a C? Would it be possible to convert my kit to a C? I looked around a little bit and it seems like there are just a few antenna bulges here and there that are different, but the good people here are far more knowledgeable than I am. Thanks for the help.

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

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:11 AM

not much in the way of external differences mostly internal with avionics and such. I don't know what the technical term for them is but those little stabilizer looking things sticking up on top of the wing extensions may not have been on the F-18A not sure though

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:19 AM

Stik-I have a question regarding the AMTech & AMT/Ertil P-40 'family'-I have the AMTech P-40E, Amt/Ertil P-40 F/L & N in the stash-all 1/48-do any of those meet the criteria?

I checked on Scalemates but I'm not sure that they do.

Thanks

bob

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:45 AM

Regarding the C to A differences on the F/A-18, as said, most are internal. The "fences" in front of the vertical stabilizers were added to both the C and A Hornets, so are not indicative of one version or the other. They came along early in the A operational period and were on the C from the beginning. The only certain external differnce between the two that I know of are two ECM bumps on the fuselage spine behind the cockpit present on the C but not the A.

About the AMT 1/48 P-40 family, yes they qualify, those are of US origin by AMT. As well as their A-20, and F7F kits in 1/48. In 1/72 their B-70, B-52, C-135, and Flying Wings are also good to go off the top of my head.

And for anybody so inclined, the MPC Star Wars and Star Trek kits picked up by AMT when they merged are fair game as well.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:20 PM

Thanks Stik-once I figure out which two I want to build, I'll humbly request to join the GB.

 

Thanks

bob

 

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:04 PM

Count me in. Revell SBD for one, TBD for a second. Possibly Revell P-40B

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:06 PM

Mississippivol has graciously stepped forward to fill the consigliari spot on this GB. Many thanks to him in advance.

As for the rest of you's, I'll get the roster updated momentarily.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:25 PM

Reserved for completions when the Don is away...

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Friday, June 16, 2017 11:02 AM

Would the new Revell Stearman Aerobatic Biplane be eligible?  Genuine Revell but I doubt it was molded in the US. If it's ok it will be my 2nd selection. 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, June 16, 2017 2:33 PM
Thanks for the feedback on the Hornet question guys, I really appreciate it. Now that school is out I can get grades done and back to the bench.

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

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 16, 2017 5:05 PM

shamoo

Would the new Revell Stearman Aerobatic Biplane be eligible?  Genuine Revell but I doubt it was molded in the US. If it's ok it will be my 2nd selection. 

 

Yes that kit is eligible. I know how the current state of model production is. In the end, it is an original Revell USA product.

 

silentbob, you're welcome on the Hornet info.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:29 AM

Wow so many people are building the TBD! makes me want to build one too Whistling

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 17, 2017 4:28 PM

cbaltrin

Wow so many people are building the TBD! makes me want to build one too Whistling

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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