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Posted by cadcyg on Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:41 PM

Just finished my P-61 Black widow.  In experimenting with the canopies I found that when using automotive  pin stripping tape from autozone.  Not only does it add to the look, create clean lines, but it also fills in where the clear plastic is short due to mold problems.

I really enjoyed this model build.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:54 PM

Did you utilize the pinstriping for the wing walk areas, too?

Glenn

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Posted by cadcyg on Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:18 PM

do you mean the red stripping?  That is 3/32 crepe tape from Hobby Lobby craft store.  Worked alot better than the decals.

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  • From: Southern New Jersey
Posted by troublemaker66 on Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:40 PM

@ cadcyg...nice job on a relatively tough kit. As for the pinstriping, I`ve used the same stuff a few times, the one build that comes to mind is the Monogram  F-86 Saber kit. I screwed up my decals and had the pinstriping already so, I used it. It looks good from a distance but is way out of scale up close...too thick and if you don`t "miter" your cuts where two stripes meet it really is noticeable.

I remember you asking about spraying the canopies with Dullcote....looks to me like you may have...? Are the drop tanks painted?

You have a nice clean build there, although I don`t care for the pinstriping for the reasons I mentioned...you can get away with it on the canopies...people have been using "Fast Frames" for years and it`s basically the same thing, but looks outta scale to me on the fuselage...just my opinion...and...who the h%$# am I anyway.....Stick out tongue

Len

Len Pytlewski

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Posted by cadcyg on Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:53 PM

Thanks,  I kind of had to go with the pin stripping when I put the canopy on the model after I learned that the plastic was warped out of the box.  This made the canopy fit with some serious gap in it.  The top part of the open canopy had some really large gaps.  It is not to scale to an extent.  I did follow the panel lines that were on the canopy from factory.  

As to the dull coat, yah I did use it only to discover i had new tinted windows lol.  what I thought was ruined turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  I was able to use some mineral oil and a cue tip to polish the windows so I could look in it.  It gave a dirty glazed look to the canopy.  I thought what was cool how I can take off the front and back and set em on with no glue to show off the insides.

The red to me looks more realistic than the supplied decals on that design.  I painted the drop tanks to match an old print I found on the net.  I thought about weathering it.  But I couldn't bring myself to scraping it all up.  The next build will be a tiny messerschmidt.  I think that will be mostly paint instead of plastic.  

The other cool thing about this build is that all parts that can move including the wheels do.  Made my own keeps so them could roll.  This model is very nose heavy.

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  • From: Southern New Jersey
Posted by troublemaker66 on Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:07 PM

cadcyg

Thanks,  I kind of had to go with the pin stripping when I put the canopy on the model after I learned that the plastic was warped out of the box.  This made the canopy fit with some serious gap in it.  The top part of the open canopy had some really large gaps.  It is not to scale to an extent.  I did follow the panel lines that were on the canopy from factory.  

The canopy fit is the major beef with this kit. You may have had some warped plastic but I think it`s just the usual clear parts problem with this particular kit. That`s why everyone got excited when Great Wall came out with their P-61A and from the reviews I`ve read, the fit is superb but, the kit has issues. For $85 there shouldn`t be any issues so I`ll keep on building the "horrible" Revell kit...unless I can find a GW kit dirt cheap...Big Smile

Len Pytlewski

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Posted by p38jl on Friday, June 29, 2012 9:06 AM

nice job everyone !  

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Posted by Big_Dog on Monday, August 6, 2012 12:11 AM

Me109G10 painted up as a K4

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 6, 2012 9:11 PM

Ancient 1/48 Monogram F-4  with Microscale decals for the 1976 william Tell meet

 I have several more like F-105 D and F, P-47 Razor back and bubble tops,  and 1/28  DR1 but no pictures on file.

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

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Posted by cadcyg on Monday, August 6, 2012 10:04 PM

Nice work guys,  I can relate to the little time.  What scale are those two aircraft?

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, August 6, 2012 10:09 PM

"Ancient Monogram F-4  with Microscale decals for the 1976 william Tell meet"

Love those checkerboards!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:04 AM

plastickjunkie

Oh the 57th FIS out of Iceland! I always like their markings.Yes

 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 3:03 AM

To keep the thread going, here is my Monogram He 111.  The box was dated 1994.  This was a fantastic kit and on par with anything Tamiya or Hasegawa have produced.  They can still be found on E-bay reasonably cheap.  I have three more in my stash for later builds. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Southern New Jersey
Posted by troublemaker66 on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 5:24 AM

P J...nice work on the F-4...love those checkerboard markings.

Lawdog...nice dio! I have that kit in the stash along with the 88, 217E and 110...all good kits!

Len

Len Pytlewski

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Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 3:02 PM

I've finished a few more Revellogram builds, so I thought I'd share 'em.  

Here's a P-47D rescribed with SuperScale decals:

The venerable 1/32 Corsair.  Pretty much OOB.

1/48 built for a Korean war F-84G pilot's family.

Hope you like 'em!

Cheers,

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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  • From: Southern New Jersey
Posted by troublemaker66 on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:13 PM

oortiz10

I've finished a few more Revellogram builds, so I thought I'd share 'em.  

Here's a P-47D rescribed with SuperScale decals:

The venerable 1/32 Corsair.  Pretty much OOB.

1/48 built for a Korean war F-84G pilot's family.

Hope you like 'em!

Cheers,

-O

WOW! That`s some dynamite work there Chris. Just proves the point...these kits can be built up just as nice as or even better than some of the "other" kits!   Of course, a little talent helps too....Wink

Len

Len Pytlewski

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Posted by p38jl on Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:22 AM

Nice Job !! very nice indeed.. This thread rocks !

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cb1
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Posted by cb1 on Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:51 PM

I love all of these Monogram kits. Great Job everybody!

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:07 PM

troublemaker66

oortiz10

I've finished a few more Revellogram builds, so I thought I'd share 'em.  

Here's a P-47D rescribed with SuperScale decals:

 

The venerable 1/32 Corsair.  Pretty much OOB.

 

1/48 built for a Korean war F-84G pilot's family.

Hope you like 'em!

Cheers,

-O

WOW! That`s some dynamite work there Chris. Just proves the point...these kits can be built up just as nice as or even better than some of the "other" kits!   Of course, a little talent helps too....Wink

Len

Ditto Excellent work.....love the finishes!

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:14 PM

Here's a pair of old Monogram F-4s (C and J), boxed by AccuMini, that I just finished.

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  • From: Southern New Jersey
Posted by troublemaker66 on Thursday, August 9, 2012 6:49 PM

Ok...now you`re just showin` off..Stick out tongue They must be 1/72nd scale? Did the Olds figure come with the kit ? ..looks like him IMO....Very nice work there bub!

Len

Len Pytlewski

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:23 PM

Thanks!

Yes, 1/72, and the fig came with it.......It's the glorious mustache that makes it look like him! (it's just paint...no molded on mustache)

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:01 PM

fermis

Pretty close to the real deal... but his cap should be blue

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom-II

 

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: Dayton, OH
Posted by tcepilot on Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:33 PM

One helluva pilot I'll tell ya! Dang, great job fermis!

-tcepilot

 

 

 just make a gif here

   

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:49 PM

stikpusher

Pretty close to the real deal... but his cap should be blue

 

Oh damnhell....honk, honk, I'm an idiot! I even looked at that pic, just before I painted him upDunce

Fixing now...thanks

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 10, 2012 12:26 AM

Good... otherwise he looks like The Great Santini...

 

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: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, August 10, 2012 1:16 AM

I thought the same thing, and just moved him over to the other bird!Stick out tongue

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Posted by NavyChris on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:44 PM

Here are a few that my oldest son and I built.

 

 

This is a fun hobby.  I am getting better and it is fun for a history teacher to tell my son about history and build the models as we go

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 6:02 PM

Very nice ChrisYes I really like the father/son aspect.

Well here is my latest Revellogram build. Their 1/35 Bell H-13 done as a M*A*S*H* Medevac bird.

 

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: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9:28 PM

Cool Stik, great subject! Yes

Chris I love to see builds from the youth, if a Revellogram by a youngster doesn't bring back memories of a simpler time.....

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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