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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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  • Member since
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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:52 PM

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...

 

 
Now THAT'S FUNNY! Hope the PC Police don't get wind of this one, or it'll be locked out......

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 Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:56 PM

stikpusher

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

 

 
Uhhhhhhhhh, yeah, yeah, I knew that! I was just testin' ya!  Whistling Embarrassed
 
Thanks for that info, Stik. I don't ever remember seeing that on a Monogram kit before, but, it's been a LONG time since I've built a Monogram kit that old. My brain's memory capacity is going back to MS-DOS levels............

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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    March 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:59 PM

That cockpit is looking good, cb! And if you could get that pilot figure to look like Joe Pesci, that would be even better!

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!!

  • Member since
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 8:27 PM

MS DOS?! Lol! You're bringing back some memories there... 

just for the spite of it I never remove those markings if they are visible on the lower exterior of my monogram model aircraft builds. 

 

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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  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:20 PM

I'm in. I need to find a couple qualified models, but I know I have a few in the stash. I'll let you know.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:46 PM

I'm going to bump my previous Mafia builds because of an offer I could not refuse.

 

 And Photobucket, this one's for you...

 

 

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:33 PM

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:34 PM

GMorrison

I'm going to bump my previous Mafia builds because of an offer I could not refuse.

 

 And Photobucket, this one's for you...

 

 

 

That P-6 is a pretty aircraft.  it's on my want list.  Nice work on all of them.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:40 PM

shamoo

 

 
GMorrison

I'm going to bump my previous Mafia builds because of an offer I could not refuse.

 

 And Photobucket, this one's for you...

 

 

 

 

 

That P-6 is a pretty aircraft.  it's on my want list.  Nice work on all of them.

 

I love those pre war birds.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:53 PM

Thanks! Those Yellow Wings were a set of three-in-one, 1/72 in the original blue box. I think I paid $ 50 the set on "Old Model Kits" and it was well worth it.

It's a funny story. When I bought them, the Old Don, who was notoriously cheap, wrote and said something like "I know where you bought those". He'd been eyeing them for a while.

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    April 2014
Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, July 7, 2017 12:19 PM

Started the big tomcat. Got the PE tail stiffners installed, cut out the tail lights and replaced them with clear sprue and sanded and shaped them.

 

Its going together fairly quickliy, however there is a lot of gaps that will need to be worked.

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, July 7, 2017 1:49 PM

Great work, B_one fixer!! Should we now call you "tomcat fixer"? Propeller

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!!

  • Member since
    March 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, July 7, 2017 1:52 PM

stikpusher

MS DOS?! Lol! You're bringing back some memories there... 

just for the spite of it I never remove those markings if they are visible on the lower exterior of my monogram model aircraft builds. 

 

 
Heck, I can remember when DOS 3.0 was a big thing! I started learning computers on MS-DOS 2.x back in the early '80s.
 
I just might leave the markings on. Prove that it's a Monogram kit, if anyone wonders about it.......
 
Gary
 

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 GMorrison on Friday, July 7, 2017 3:16 PM

Microsoft didn't existing when I started.

OS/360

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 7, 2017 3:33 PM

Duke Maddog

I'm in. I need to find a couple qualified models, but I know I have a few in the stash. I'll let you know.

 

Didn't you pick up a twin set of 1/72 fighters by Accurate Miniatures at last months auction? If so, those would be allowed as they are Monogram molds in an Accurate Miniatures boxing. 

Just as the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2C kits get a pass due to those being reworks of the original Pro Modeler Helldiver.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Saturday, July 8, 2017 10:07 AM

stikpusher

 

 
Duke Maddog

I'm in. I need to find a couple qualified models, but I know I have a few in the stash. I'll let you know.

 

 

 

Didn't you pick up a twin set of 1/72 fighters by Accurate Miniatures at last months auction? If so, those would be allowed as they are Monogram molds in an Accurate Miniatures boxing. 

Just as the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2C kits get a pass due to those being reworks of the original Pro Modeler Helldiver.

 

 

Yes I did. Well, I guess I know what I'll be entering in this Group Build!

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:08 PM

What pair was it again Mark?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, July 9, 2017 5:00 PM

I have a P-47 in 1/48 and a F7F in 1/72 to start off with once I make some room on the bench.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:01 PM

Is that a Monogram P-47? Which boxing? I don't recognize that decal sheet at all.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:15 PM

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/159065-monogram-6838-thunderbolt-p-47d

Just a guess because I don't have the kit, but that "6838" is on the decal sheet. Looks like a RAF SEAC option too.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:35 PM

Ok,,, I had to blow up the decal sheet to see Gabby's markings. The SEAC markings threw me off. I built that kit long ago, but did not remember the SEAC decals.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Sunday, July 9, 2017 10:29 PM

Dom Stick

Only about a week late but make my second kit the 1/48 Zero.  Got pics of it and the Skipjack on my phone and as soon as I get set up on imgur in the next day or two I will start posting pics.

BTW there is a nice tutorial over on the Hyperscale site for IMGUR.  Looks easy. (I hope) I am gonna make photobucket kick the bucket!

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 9, 2017 10:58 PM

Ok... I'll get your stuff updated in a couple of days on the roster. I saw the Hyperscale article, but payed no attention. I'm already off and running with Postimage.org... so far, so good there. Quite easy to use.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, July 10, 2017 7:11 AM

Well I have the fuselage all buttoned up and sanded. Working on the wings now (re-gunning).

 

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
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, July 10, 2017 7:13 AM

Glad to see someone else is building a P-47! 

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
    June 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Monday, July 10, 2017 10:07 AM

stikpusher

What pair was it again Mark?

 

 

It was these two: The P-40 amd P-51

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 10, 2017 5:40 PM

Duke Maddog

 

 
stikpusher

What pair was it again Mark?

 

 

 

 

It was these two: The P-40 amd P-51

 

 

 

 

Thats what I thought. Yup, both original Monogram moldings if you choose to build them for this GB. 

Accurate aloso reboxed the Monogram 1/72 F-4 Phantom from Monogram.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, July 10, 2017 6:46 PM

A bunch of great looking builds going on! 

I decided to try my hand at scribing the whole plane so I have been slowly chipping away on the 262. Not much to see but will post once I have it re scribed. 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 10, 2017 8:08 PM

Just a thought... but the 262 had its panel lines puttied and sanded smooth for better aerodynamics. Like the wings on a P-51. Aside from access panels, they really should not be there. If you want to save yourself some scribing work. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 10, 2017 10:38 PM

What's the best one coat hard clear gloss?

BTW cannot buy Gunze locally.

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