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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 7:18 AM

Happy 4th youse all. 

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by B_one fixer on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1:43 PM

Been wanting to start this kit for years. So it will be the first one I will build for this group build. I have a set of wolfpack resin seats for this somewhere.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 2:19 PM

B_one fixer

Been wanting to start this kit for years. So it will be the first one I will build for this group build. I have a set of wolfpack resin seats for this somewhere.

 

Looks like a winner B1!

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 3:14 PM

LMAO CB!!! That was too funny! Gloves for no prints?

 

B_one, I have that same big beauty in my stash. But no room for it currently  I were to build it anytime soon. I am certainly going to enjoy watching your project.

 

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 Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 3:32 PM

stikpusher

It's in all the mafia movies. If the fellas come to take you for a ride, put you in the front passenger seat, and one of them sits behind you... you're gonna get whacked.

 

 
Ahhhhh, I gotcha. I had never noticed that in the movies. I'm gonna have to go and watch all of the "Godfather" movies again while I'm building.
 
Hey, maybe that should be a rule for the group build! Everyone HAS to watch the "Godfather" while building their kits!! Toast Yeah 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 3:36 PM

CBaltrin, that was hilarious!!! You should do a little video like that with each step of your build. Loved it!!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 4:33 PM

So, here are my two entries for the Group Build - 

 

Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator

The Monogram 1/48th Douglas TBD-1 Devastator. I bought this kit last year from a fellow club member, and didn't think that I'd get to it this quickly. It will definitely be a Yellow Wings version, but I probably won't use the kit decals. Wait - Don Stik, do the kit decals need to be used to qualify, or can aftermarket decals be used?

 

 

Monogram Pro-Modeler 1/48th Douglas A-26B Invader My second entry is the Monogram Pro-Modeler 1/48th Douglas A-26B Invader. I won this kit in a raffle many, many years ago (about 22), and it's been languishing in the stash ever since. Really looking forward to getting this one completed, too.

 

Until typing in this info, I didn't realize that I had chosen two Douglas designs for the build.  Hmmmmmmm........ wonder if that has any significant meaning.

 

My wife bought me the latest Squadron "In Action" book for the A-26/B-26 for this past Christmas, so I'm somewhat well-prepared for reference info for the Invader, plus whatever I can get off of the Internet. Just need to get some reference info for the Devastator.

 

Good Luck to everyone participating in this Group Build!!

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 4:40 PM

Dawg, those are two super selections. You can use as little or as much after market as you prefer, including decals. Or you can build straight OOB, the choice is yours.

 

 

 

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 shamoo on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 4:48 PM

Happy 4th, everyone.  Here we go:

First up is the SBD.  Strictly what's in the box.  Going to attempt to have the working landing gear, bomb drop, etc. all actually work.  Will try and do some weathering as well, a first for me.  Them kit also comes with a couiple groumnd crew and a bomb? cart.  I'll try and work up some type of diorama with these as well.

The victim:

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Flaps drilled out.  Very tedious.

 Flaps by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Last of the current progress.  After I painted realized i didn't do anything with the ejector marks.  Luckily test fitting showed that once assembled they are hidden anyway.

 Cockpit by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Updates when they happen.

Dave

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 4:50 PM

DD,   Finally someone's "TBD" entry is actually going to be a TBD! Great kit, and thank you so much for doing a yellow wings version! perrty perrty!

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:04 PM

Shamon, you're off to a fine start! OOB sounds good. Then you just need to find a nice section of Carrier deck for a base vignette with the figures.

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:41 PM

stikpusher

Dawg, those are two super selections. You can use as little or as much after market as you prefer, including decals. Or you can build straight OOB, the choice is yours.

 

Thanks, Stik. That's good to know. I might wind up using the kit decals after all. They don't look as bad as I thought they did, so they just might hold up, even after 43 years. Guess I'll know for sure when they hit the water.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:44 PM

cbaltrin

DD,   Finally someone's "TBD" entry is actually going to be a TBD! Great kit, and thank you so much for doing a yellow wings version! perrty perrty!

 

 
Thanks, buddy! The last/only time I did a Yellow Wings plane was the XF5F-1 about 15 years ago, and I remember it was a lot easier to paint than I thought at the time, so I'm very much looking forward to this one. Always loved that paint scheme. I've got a Tamiya 1/48th F4F-3 Wildcat that just might get a similar paint job, too...

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:46 PM

Shamoo, that Dauntless is looking good! Hope it turns out to be an easy build for you.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 5:58 PM

Devil Dawg

 

 
stikpusher

Dawg, those are two super selections. You can use as little or as much after market as you prefer, including decals. Or you can build straight OOB, the choice is yours.

 

 

Thanks, Stik. That's good to know. I might wind up using the kit decals after all. They don't look as bad as I thought they did, so they just might hold up, even after 43 years. Guess I'll know for sure when they hit the water.

 

If they don't, send me a PM. I have some of the same decals in my stash from previous TBD builds. I know one set is from the 90's re issue, so those are only 20 some odd years old Wink

You'll just need to source your own stars. I always use those. 

 

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 cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:17 PM

What can I say. I'm off to a good start I think I can say.. Got da interior base coat done so  I should be able to finish the c/p painting and button up the fuselage tonight. I also taped the cowning in place and added mounting tabs for the cowling made from some "L" shaped styrene... 

Oh yea, One more ting. I used Tamiya Khaki Drab for the cockpit color. What youse guys think of that shade? I normally use "Polly" scale foilage green for my P-47 cockpits, but as some of youse guys may know, Polly got whacked by Testors on the causway... 

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:22 PM

Devil Dawg

CBaltrin, that was hilarious!!! You should do a little video like that with each step of your build. Loved it!!

 

 

Thanks DD, that would take quite some time, but rest assured, it's not going to be my last video!

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:29 PM

stikpusher

 If they don't, send me a PM. I have some of the same decals in my stash from previous TBD builds. I know one set is from the 90's re issue, so those are only 20 some odd years old Wink

You'll just need to source your own stars. I always use those. 

 

 
Thanks, Stik! I'll keep that in mind. 
 
Didn't realize this kit had been reissued in the '90s. I have noticed a copyright mark on the bottom of the center wing section (of course, it's on the VISIBLE portion of it!!) of MMI, which, to me, means 2001. Everything else in the box is marked 1974, including the box. Decals have no copyright date, but the back of the sheet sure looks like the old way Monogram used to print the instructions on the back. I'll upload a picture of it soon (wing center section and back of decals).

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:31 PM

cbaltrin

What can I say. I'm off to a good start I think I can say.. Got da interior base coat done so  I should be able to finish the c/p painting and button up the fuselage tonight. I also taped the cowning in place and added mounting tabs for the cowling made from some "L" shaped styrene... 

Oh yea, One more ting. I used Tamiya Khaki Drab for the cockpit color. What youse guys think of that shade? I normally use "Polly" scale foilage green for my P-47 cockpits, but as some of youse guys may know, Polly got whacked by Testors on the causway... 

 

 
Lookin' good, my man! Are those "modeling elves" or "modeling gremlins" on the kit? Either way, they're pretty cool!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 7:04 PM

Dawg, when Monogram re issued the TBD in the 90's, they did it in the original white box, like they did with several others that were also re popped in their original smaller older blue boxes. As well as the instructions and decals being identical to the original. But the re pops all came with an embroidered patch. Later they reissued the TBD in a new bigger box, with new decals (VT-6 at Wake Island Raid, Pre War Yellow Wing, and Midway), and a Detail and Scale book on USN WWII Dive and Torpedo Bombers. Good stuff.

CB, IIRC, the P-47 had its cockpit painted Dull Dark Green. Which is supposed to be a near match to Medium Green 42/Medium Green FS# 34092. Since Testors whacked Polly Scale Foliage Green. Humbrol 30, Dark Green would work also. Your Jug is progressing quickly.

 

 

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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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:29 PM

cbaltrin

W... 

 

Hey Cbaltrin, I think you might have a ninja infestation in your workshop Surprise

 

1st Group Build

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:30 PM

So, my first kit of this build for me will be the Devastator. The biggest challenge of this kit - retaining the corrugated sheetmetal work on the wings, and raised panel lines everywhere else.

 

All the sprues that came in the box. For the first time since I was a kid, I'll remove all parts from the sprues (except for the clear parts), and clean them all up before applying any glue. I noticed some flash on some parts, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with an X-Acto knife, a sanding stick, and some good music playing on the iPod.

 

A few hours later, here is what I have. All parts are cleaned up, at least to my eyes, but I just know that I'll find little anomolies here and there while gluing things together.

 

As I had mentioned earlier, I noticed that the bottom of the wing center section has this small copyright marking on it, indicating 2001. Weird, as I didn't know that this kit was ever released in any year other than the mid-1970s. Stik has since informed me otherwise. The instruction sheet shows a 1974 copyright date, as does the box. Nothing to concern myself about, I guess - just weird.

 

Here is the back of the decal sheet, which brings back a lot of memories from my Monogram-only-kid days. It shows a date of 10-81 in the lower right corner, so these were probably printed October 1981.

 

They look pretty good for being 36 years old, though. Hope they hold up when I'm ready to use them......

 

Anyways, I did find some small injector pin marks on most of the parts, but, luckily, most of them easily sanded away. Most are in areas where they won't be seen anyway, so no biggie if I couldn't snad them away completely.

 

I'm done for tonight. Hope to have another update tomorrow.

 

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 9:12 PM

PFJN

 

Hey Cbaltrin, I think you might have a ninja infestation in your workshop Surprise

 

The ACLU showed up and said i had to give the black widow mechanic from the P-61kit a job...

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:08 PM

The MMI stamp means Monogram Models Inc., not Roman numerals for 2001. Monogram always did their year stamps in Hindu Arabic numerals. 

 

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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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:15 AM

if I had an image hosting site....

probably wont have time to deal with that goat rodeo until this weekend.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:25 AM

GMorrison

if I had an image hosting site....

probably wont have time to deal with that goat rodeo until this weekend.

 

a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse...

 

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 mississippivol on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:15 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
PFJN

 

Hey Cbaltrin, I think you might have a ninja infestation in your workshop Surprise

 

 

 

The ACLU showed up and said i had to give the black widow mechanic from the P-61kit a job...

 

...and OSHA will probably come by and "suggest" proper safety equipment Whistling

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 3:38 PM

Trying to post images from Amazon Photo

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/c0Gp9b4JmMoCpK0rcxjjYDnYpuoYCpthL8sKZGhVjhi

 From Fotki:

 

AND WE HAVE LIFT OFF!

Thank you, Karl!

 

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:08 PM

What can I say. I know it's to many pictures but it's like my pops used to tell me - "you gotta cover all the angles"... I have to tank my cousin vinny who agreen to sit in the cockpit and cover up dose spagetti strap looking seat belts... Don't worry or nutt'n Vinny, I'm gona get yuz painted.. Let start with your boots... where did my Polly Scale New Concrete get to...

 

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:52 PM

LOL!

What's that brown stuff? New Jersey Shore mud?

Those Monogram 1/48 pilots are Hall of Fame stuff.

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