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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, July 24, 2017 9:00 PM

cbaltrin, nice technical work!

Keyda81, Wow with the lights detail.

Stik, I think these are appropriate, right?

Monogram Flying Sub and U.F.O. box art

If so, I'd like to add the U.F.O. because Vandal and Rommel's Rod will be a single Mashup.

 

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Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell Weekend Madness sprueone

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 24, 2017 10:35 PM

Sprue, those are both fine choices. I'll get your change updated later on from home. 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:16 PM

Used PPP to fill in the scribed lines. 

Several water dampened Q tips were used to wipe away most of the cured PPP and followed with a water damped piece of paper towel to remove all residue.

Next will be some Floquil Old Silver for the NMF. The tape/putty will be applied by hand brush using a thick greyish paint. I didn't scribe the top of the wings so the raised lines were easily sanded off and will get the painted putty treatment also.  

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:30 PM

Looking real good PJ! This is the second 262 I've seen built recently that is planting the urge to build one...

 

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:41 PM

I did my F-86 this weekend in a marathon build. I still need to take pictures and find a photo sharing site so I can post. Still working on the B-29!

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:29 AM

stikpusher

Looking real good PJ! This is the second 262 I've seen built recently that is planting the urge to build one...

 

Here's a couple I did for one of those "Defenders of the Reich" GB's.

1/72, the prototype was a Hi Planes resin model and the S-92 was Hasegawa.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:32 AM

I am going to get the Futura started this weekend. The basic body color was some kind of light turquoise metallic.

Unfortunately it got repainted red for some reason so good color pictures are not easy to find.

I imagine a sort of light silver green, like a mermaid's tail.

 

Oh shut up...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:44 AM

Been diggng around for reference on the putty lines and these are pretty good on this video starting at 7:39. There are some good views starting at 12:52 also. Some other views with the paint on show what appears to be a fairly smooth surface with no visible panel lines for the most part.  The rest of the video is a mix of different footage but has some good shots here and there.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqFPpmKz6vI

Some good pictures here

 http://ww2live.com/en/content/world-war-2-30-images-messerschmitt-me-262-wrecked-captured-destroyed-or-abandoned-worlds

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:38 AM

Applied some putty yesterday, and did some sanding.

Hopefully I'll get a coat of primer on it today and see what else needs to be addressed before paint.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:42 AM

GMorrison

I am going to get the Futura started this weekend. The basic body color was some kind of light turquoise metallic.

Unfortunately it got repainted red for some reason so good color pictures are not easy to find.

I imagine a sort of light silver green, like a mermaid's tail.

 

Oh shut up...

 

 

Hmm

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:15 PM

Got the F-117 primed.  Now to let it dry for another hour before I do more putty and sanding.  I just love/hate how primer shows all the flaws, lol.

Can't really see it in the pic, but there is still a bit of a gap between upper fuselage and the wing.

Underside.

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Posted by shamoo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:52 PM

GMorrison

I am going to get the Futura started this weekend. The basic body color was some kind of light turquoise metallic.

Unfortunately it got repainted red for some reason so good color pictures are not easy to find.

I imagine a sort of light silver green, like a mermaid's tail.

 

Oh shut up...

 

And maybe unicorn interior?

Seriously, nice work everyone. I'm buried in a "grampa" project right now but hopefully will get some bench time Sunday or Monday. 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:56 PM

Putty, sanding, and primer round 2 completed. 

Once I get the black on I'm letting it cure for at the very least 24 hours.  I'm making sure I get no paint lift when I mask off around the landing gear bays to paint them. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:56 PM

Why not paint the wheel wells first Keyda, then stuff them full of tissue to mask them? That is my preferred method. Or tack gluing the gear doors as a mask if they have no mounting attachments in the way. 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:59 PM

GMorrison

 

 
stikpusher

Looking real good PJ! This is the second 262 I've seen built recently that is planting the urge to build one...

 

 

 

Here's a couple I did for one of those "Defenders of the Reich" GB's.

 

1/72, the prototype was a Hi Planes resin model and the S-92 was Hasegawa.

 

 

Those are nice! I built this one long ago. I think that it was the last model kit that my father gave me. Of course it was Monogram.

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:11 PM

stikpusher

Looking real good PJ! This is the second 262 I've seen built recently that is planting the urge to build one...

 

Missed  this one, thanks stik.

If you like the 262 then get the new 1/32 release from ROG. It's a beauty!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:37 PM

plasticjunkie

 

 
stikpusher

Looking real good PJ! This is the second 262 I've seen built recently that is planting the urge to build one...

 

 

 

Missed  this one, thanks stik.

If you like the 262 then get the new 1/32 release from ROG. It's a beauty!

 

Youre welcome! I did not know that RoG has a new 1/32 262. I bet it is a beauty. All their new stuff is top notch I think. And priced reasonably as well!

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:04 PM

stikpusher
 I did not know that RoG has a new 1/32 262. I bet it is a beauty. All their new stuff is top notch I think. And priced reasonably as well!
 

 

It's the two seater nightfighter. The radar antennas are very close to pe quality and under $32!

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Model_Aircraft/messerschmitt-me-262-b-1-u-1-nightfighter/RMG00004995/product.php?pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&kw=me,262&sc=32

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:04 PM
Nice work everyone, hopefully I'll have all my filling and sanding done by the end of next week... Out of town this weekend.

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 Keyda81 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:18 PM

Got the topside and landing gear doors painted.  Waiting a few hours for it to dry before I paint the underside.  Then I'm going to give it a few days to cure before painting the landing gear bays. 

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:08 PM

Well here is the interior of my Ju 87 Tank Buster. Not really that dark as I have just "futured" it. Scratched some rudder pedals and ammo boxes. Belts are painted Tamiya tape with styrene rods to look like buckles. Cockpit needed some sprucing up....! One question. Has anybody else, while building model, got to the point where you are satisfied with what you have done then tried to do a little much and then spent the next 2 days trying to fix it. And it turns out much worse....That is the story of my "pit".

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:14 PM

Oh my...just saw how bad it looks on the "big screen". That not my model...ah...It's my cousins! Mine looks much better....Seriously, in person, it doesn't look that bad!  Remember the camera adds 10lbs of S@#%.....Smile

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:43 PM

Beav, I know exactly where you're coming from. Been there, done that. The point of diminishing returns is a hard point to admit to reaching. 

But tell your cousin, use some plain paper, perhaps in off white, for photo backgrounds, will help with removing distractions from the subject.

Looking good so far in the 'pit!

 

 

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

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Posted by scigs30 on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:12 PM

I have a lot of old Monogram and Revell kits from the 70s and early 80s, but of course I built this newer kit from Revell.  I was at Hobby Lobby stocking up on model supplies when I saw this, so I bought one.  Since I have a long list of vintage builds, I have dummied down my building style so I can complete my kits.  This Stuka was built out of the box using basic Testors supplies and brush painted. Paints were the little square bottles since they come in sets and a good price with the 40 percent coupon and 50 percent coupon at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  Not the prettiest build but it is complete and sitting in my display case and allowing me to move onto my next build.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:55 PM

Hey sciggs, that looks fabulous for brush painting. I know just what you mean about dumbing down your building methods. Although I am not to the point of brush painting yet, I am always trying to find that fine line between quality and quantity. 

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 cbaltrin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:59 PM

Looks good beav . Appear more like bad lighting than bad modeling to my eye.

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 plasticjunkie on Friday, July 28, 2017 10:44 PM

Got in the garage early this morning to paint before the noon temp gets up to the high 90s but feels well over 100 with 70%-80% humidity. It's like being in an oven.

Shot the Floquil Old Silver on

Also masked and shot the canopy RLM66 first then silver, this way the RLM66 shows up as the interior color.

 I mixed some Vallejo grey green and some dark grey to get the putty color that was hand brushed on as seen in the pictures.

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, July 31, 2017 10:17 AM
Wow, you guys were busy this weekend! I've been having too much real life getting in the way of benchtime, but hopefully I can get things moving again soon.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, July 31, 2017 5:15 PM

Took the thunderstorms rolling through as an oppurtunity to paint the landing gear and bays of the F-117. 

I finished painting the underside later on the same day I did the top.

All the white bits, landing gear, doors, wheels, and the bays.

Moment of truth later, we'll see how it turns out!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Monday, July 31, 2017 10:01 PM

So I spent the rest of the evening working on the F-117.  There was some paint that managed to find it's way under the tape.  It was frog tape too, so I'm not impressed, lol.  Anyway wasn't that big of a deal to touch up.

Landing gear all glued in place.

Decals are done, and a flat coat applied.

Should have this wrapped up tomorrow.  Just have to do some touch ups, glue the canopy and ladder into place, and pull the masking.

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