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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 11, 2017 8:00 PM

I did a little work to the Thunderbolt and I keep thinking as to how I'm going to finish it.  The RAF SEAC decal option is starting to grow on me.  Instructions say dark green on ocean grey but I think its suposed to be dark green on Dark Earth.  What do you think?

 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234912569-raf-two-tone-green-thunderbolts-in-burma/

Pretty much indicated Dark Earth and Dark Green or Olive Drab.

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On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:07 PM

A little more Jug progress.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:22 PM

There's just something about a Republic aircraft.

A lot of something.

Its easy to see that this thing is the grandfather of the F105.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:38 PM

stikpusher

Yes somebody did a build like that recently... but I can't remember where I saw it on here...

 

thats me with a DO17Z . We were visited by Irma here in Central Fl and still without power and a sketchy internet service. As an old Miami boy who has been thru hurricanes since 1965, this one made Andrew look like a sissy. 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:19 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
stikpusher

Yes somebody did a build like that recently... but I can't remember where I saw it on here...

 

 

 

thats me with a DO17Z . We were visited by Irma here in Central Fl and still without power and a sketchy internet service. As an old Miami boy who has been thru hurricanes since 1965, this one made Andrew look like a sissy. 

 

 

I could swear it was a Spit or a 109... a single engine fighter is the one that comes to mind...

glad to hear that you made it thru fine.... my son is up at Moody AFB not too far north of the Florida panhandle and he had no problems there with Irma... aside from having to eat MREs... the horror!!! LMAO!!!!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:21 PM

68, a camo scheme always looks attractive on a Jug... and you rarely see Brit P-47s built, let alone a SEAC Brit P-47....

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:26 AM

Roster has been updated...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:49 AM

I'm in luck also cause the old kit decals look to be in great shape.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:19 PM

While I'm working on the P-40, I'm going to start the 57.

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 68GT on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:37 PM

Going all stock on the 57 PJ?

 

I did some more Phantom today.

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:23 PM
Those putty spots look familiar, lol!
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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:31 PM

mississippivol
Those putty spots look familiar, lol!
 

On just about any F-4 build...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:37 PM

Hey, I didn't realize that it was the old Revell kit! Good times, got one on my built shelf, too.

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 AM

Nothing like vintage mid 60s model kits! Wink

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:12 AM

Someone was building a bearcat in this GB. I have never cared much for F8F's; however, I had never really seen a real one either. Last weekend I  was a Willow Run airport in MI and saw this guy. Thought I would post it here for some inspiration!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:29 AM

GMorrison

There's just something about a Republic aircraft.

A lot of something.

Its easy to see that this thing is the grandfather of the F105.

 

Couldn't agree more! There something about EIGHT .50's too :-)

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:31 AM

[quote user="modelcrazy"]

While I'm working on the P-40, I'm going to start the 57.

/quote]

 

Very cool!  I picked my first car kit about 6 weeks ago -- 67 AMT Impala. I'm so tired sometimes of painting stuff drab colors abd flat coating. This could be addicting...

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:35 AM

68GT

A little more Jug progress.

 

68GT, Now this is just what I need to re-energize myself for my P-47 build. Personally I can't do a RAF T-bolt. I have to have a wavy demarcation line for the underside color :-)

See you at the finish line!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:41 AM

Looks like this  GB is hitting it's stride.  Lot's of great work going on. Been working on my fw190 lately. Was going to post some pictures, but I am runing out of disc space which is causing my laptop to crawl at a snails pace so I am moving a ton of image files to my external HD. Then I'll Defrag and be back in business!

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Posted by shamoo on Friday, September 15, 2017 7:57 PM

Boy, everyone's getting a lot more work done than me.  Looking good, all.  I did make some progress:

Got the lower half of the wing on.  Don't know if it was just my copy, or if they all are that way, but the front of the wing was concave where it meets the fuselage,  Should be a nice flat butt joint.  Did a little sanding and added some strip styrene before installing which left it a bit closer.

 IMG_20170914_171214688_HDR by David Brownlee, on Flickr

A little more styrene, some putty, and some sanding and it is good to go.  Looks smoother in person than what it does in the picture.

 2017-09-15_08-26-27 by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Notice the 1960 copyright stamp.  The tooling is older than I am!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 15, 2017 9:44 PM

[quote user="cbaltrin"]

modelcrazy

While I'm working on the P-40, I'm going to start the 57.

/quote]

 

Very cool!  I picked my first car kit about 6 weeks ago -- 67 AMT Impala. I'm so tired sometimes of painting stuff drab colors abd flat coating. This could be addicting...

 

My wife wants me to paint it Champagne. I'm not sure that will go well with chrome. 

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 stikpusher on Friday, September 15, 2017 10:11 PM

Now all the best looking Bel Airs I ever saw were a light blue or aqua with white trim areas... 

 

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: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Friday, September 15, 2017 10:54 PM

stikpusher

Now all the best looking Bel Airs I ever saw were a light blue or aqua with white trim areas... 

 

I've always been fond of the bright red over white. Or black

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 15, 2017 11:41 PM

shamoo

 

 
stikpusher

Now all the best looking Bel Airs I ever saw were a light blue or aqua with white trim areas... 

 

 

 

I've always been fond of the bright red over white. Or black

 

Yeah, I might have to pull the veto power on this one. I'll go through my metallic car colors and come up with something else. She has a 57 Corvette that she can paint Champaign.

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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    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:09 PM

Okay, after so many delays, I finally got to get started on this. Here are my models from Accurate Miniatures of a P-40 and P-51B for this Monogram Mafia Group Build. These are simple models originally from Monogram; I know because there was engraving on the inside of the wings saying Copyright Monogram and the year!

Here is the P-40 started; I had painted the interior and added the pilot (since there was no cockpit at all!) and then I closed it up and added the canopy:



After that I moved on to the propeller and cowl and assembled all that while the rest was drying:



Then I assembled the wings to have all the sub assemblies done and ready to assemble when everything was dry:



Since I could go no further on this and since I'm supposed to do two Monogram models for this Group Build in order to be 'Made' in the Monogram Mafia; I also pulled out the P-51B that came in the same kit. I got the interior painted and the fuselage all closed up before I remembered to shoot a pic:



Later on I assembled the wings and dry-fit them to the model:

 

That's all I have so far. Stay tuned,  there's more to come.

 

Thanks for looking in.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:16 PM

shamoo

 

 
stikpusher

Now all the best looking Bel Airs I ever saw were a light blue or aqua with white trim areas... 

 

 

 

I've always been fond of the bright red over white. Or black

 

Definitely black, with a red interior. Classic.

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    April, 2014
Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, September 17, 2017 11:36 PM

Made some progress on the tomcat. Cut my own stencils with my silohoutte cutter machine since I watched the applicable decals dissenigrate.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, September 18, 2017 7:11 AM

Those cutting machines come in handy don't they? 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 18, 2017 9:34 AM

Those look great B1!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, September 18, 2017 11:37 AM

Here is where I am at on the 190. About to put the wing's together and attache to fuselage

 

 

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