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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:58 PM

Bob, I have your builds listed on the front page. From one inaugural family member to another, thanks for upholding the family honor!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:08 PM

modelcrazy

The seams can be a little frustrating on that kit as well as Revell's insistence that you show the gun bay open.

I'm confident you'll turn it into a nice build though.

 

I test fit the fuse halves and they line up well, so I did the same with the Monovell boxing and they line up okay. So far all test fits and dry fits have lined up with no issue on this old kit.

Ive got some color on it now and all the base colors are blocked in. I'll do some washes tomorrow and get some pictures up. 

Thanks MC! :)

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:11 PM

mississippivol
I never understood the separate lower engine cover. I guess that was the diorama option they liked to add back in the day.
 

They were part of the attraction when I was a kid. Now, not so much lol. I'll be leaving the covers on.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:19 PM

I'm sure I had a lemon kit. Revelogram never let me down that bad before. It was relegated to the ash heap a few years back LOL.

I'm looking forward to your beauty.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:12 AM

I've been watching some of the other guys go through the trouble of searching out the original releases and reading about how the parts fit a lot better. Well it's true. 

I don't see this kit giving me many issues and so far it hasn't. We'll see how much more work I'll have to put into the Revell release at a later date, but this kit is just as I remember it.

Im probably going to scribe the engine cowling panels like I did on the P-40B. It's going to be a lot of work, but the effort will be worth it in the end.

Time to start adding some washes. :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:13 PM

Washes, dry brushing, and details all completed.

This is a good start. :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 12, 2017 7:30 PM

Ok folks I got back into town late last night and am now getting caught up in here! Nice work all around! 

 

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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Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, November 13, 2017 12:07 PM

I would like to join the build with:

 

1/48 (1986 I believe) Monogram Mcdonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier

1/48 (current issue) Revell F4U-4 Corsair

 

I believe these qualify for the mafia build but let me know if I missed something before you put concrete shoes on me and make me swim!

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:55 PM

Jack, those two kits are fine. Perfect family lineage.

 

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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Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:30 PM

 

JacknewbIII

 

I believe these qualify for the mafia build but let me know if I missed something before you put concrete shoes on me and make me swim!

 

You don't wanna be sleepin' with the fishies !

 

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, November 13, 2017 6:45 PM

Only worry when these fine gentlemen come knockin'

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Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:37 PM

Nice work, everyone.

Now I'm confused... is it Monovell or Revellogram?

I've actually made some progress.  Completed the SBD.  My first actual completion since starting back up.

The flaps, landing gear, bomb cradle, and elevation on the rear gun actually function as planned.  A caution when attaching the gear doors to the struts.  I had to go back and trim some of the upper mounting point on the strut in order to give the door room to allow the strut to fully extend.  Some test fitting would have prevented the problem.

Overall I'd give the kit a low A or high B grade for fit.  Detail is a little sparse in the wheel wells and cockpit, and the 500# bombs have a couple grooves to allow them to swing down when released.  I'd give my effort a strong B.  It looks like an SBD.

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Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:09 PM

The beginning...

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:21 PM
I've never completed an SBD. It's good to see that here Shamoo, well done. Are you going with the box top scheme for the Stearman ? I hope the red wing scalloping works out ok for you. Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:41 PM

taxtp
I've never completed an SBD. It's good to see that here Shamoo, well done. Are you going with the box top scheme for the Stearman ? I hope the red wing scalloping works out ok for you. Cheers Tony
 

Thanks. Yes the red trimmed one. Luckily other than the wing struts and cowl ring all the red is decals. I’m hoping the red paint I bought is a match. If not, there’s an excuse to head to the LHS. 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:52 PM

To answer your question above, shamoo, I call them Monovell because Monogram had these molds before Revell bought them. Revellogram is more common though.

They both mean the same thing; Monogram kits made by Revell.

Ive been trying to make up my mind on which other Monovell kit I should build for my number two. I have more than a few lol. Your SBD built up nicely and that's given me the idea that maybe I'll pick that one. I like the New Zeland markings and it would stand out better, I think.

... Still time to make up my mind ...  :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:08 PM

M. Brindos

To answer your question above, shamoo, I call them Monovell because Monogram had these molds before Revell bought them. Revellogram is more common though.

They both mean the same thing; Monogram kits made by Revell.

Ive been trying to make up my mind on which other Monovell kit I should build for my number two. I have more than a few lol. Your SBD built up nicely and that's given me the idea that maybe I'll pick that one. I like the New Zeland markings and it would stand out better, I think.

... Still time to make up my mind ...  :)

 

Lol! Thanks! I figured that. Just never saw it before. 

I tossed around the idea of doing the NZ bird but I was also working on a Corsair that was blue. I decided variety was the spice of life.  If I were to build another I think I’d do a pre-war yellow wing version.

Another build note that occurred to me.  I would wait to drill the holes in the flaps until after paint.  It’s a real PITA to keep the grey from running through the holes onto the red and vice versa.  Masking did not help much.

Dave

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:53 PM
Love your sbd, Shamoo!
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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:52 AM

Dave, thanks for that tip about the dive flap holes. I will definitely give that problem some thought!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:38 AM

Nice job on the SBD!

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by shamoo on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:20 AM

Thanks, guys!

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Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:20 PM

Got the decals on and sealed. She is also finally standing on her own legs. Still have to complete the tires and a few minor touchups then a flat coat.

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:25 PM

Hello again. After some touch ups on the bottom should be ready for decals this weekend.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:28 PM

Started on P38. Cockpit turned out...meh.Sorry for the bad photo.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:58 PM

Actually those are looking pretty good, Beav. I like the Canonnenvogel! That's another one I have in the stash, lol.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:12 PM

B_one fixer

Got the decals on and sealed. She is also finally standing on her own legs. Still have to complete the tires and a few minor touchups then a flat coat.

 

that SEA camo is beautifully done! Nice Dart! :D

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:25 PM
Great work, y'all!
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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, November 17, 2017 7:34 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
M. Brindos

Well I was going to just build this one OOB but the gunsight was an ugly blob-like box-thing so I got caught up in making improvents. So far I've whittled it down to its basic components and remade the (what I think is...) a head bumper out of thin wire. I'm going to add a lense to the top of the box and the reflector will come later.

So I suppose I'll have to add some more details to the pit walls too. Once I get started... [sigh]

 

 

No way man. That P-51 cockpit is great as-is! Oh, ok, the gunsight could use the clear glass!

 

I'm going to add that last so I don't snap it off by accident lol. Had that issue with the Revell Spitfire and it was a pain to get it back into position once the front glass was installed.

And yeah, that pit detail isn't bad at all. :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:12 PM

Wow I get to post a progress pic! Not the most precise way to put a gun sleeve in, but what the heck. 3/32nd evergreen tube btw.

 

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Posted by shamoo on Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:11 PM

All right, I might get this one finished in time...

Got the interior framing together.  Should be assembling the fuselage tonight.

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