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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Sunday, September 2, 2012 3:14 PM

Up next, the Grumman F9F Panther.  Another older build, first time she's been to the airport though!


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    February 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Sunday, September 2, 2012 3:22 PM

One of my favorite Monogram kits, the McDonnell-Douglas RF-101B Voodoo.  This is another "what if" build I guess.  I wanted to paint the Voodoo in all-black, a suedo-Blackbird finish if you will.  The decals are for some F-117s I believe...anyway, I used three shades of black and three "shades" of clear to highlight and differentiate panel lines and sundry pieces.


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  • From: California
Posted by mikeymize on Sunday, September 2, 2012 5:16 PM

The RF-101 in black is Baaaaad! I wish I’d have thought of that. And as stikpusher remarked , the hangars in the background are superb! I may have to incorporate something similar on one of my next shoots.Thanks for sharing the views; great work!

"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


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    February 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Sunday, September 2, 2012 5:18 PM

stikpusher

Looks real good to me. I love how you get the airport background. That makes for such a natural setting.Tex, did you scratch build hinges for the gun access door? I need to do something like that for mine because it will not stay in place on my kit!

Thanks stik!  I'm lucky to live about 4 or 5 minutes from our little local airport.  I think the planes photograph best in natural light and natural settings too.  I do get a lil' bored with the same locale though.  I would have experiments with some different set-ups out there today but that wind was bad.  I had my Trooper parked as a windbreak but it didn't help enough. 

Yep, I used copper wire, inserted into small, pre-drilled holes, to simulate hinges.  That door won't stay up will it?  I remember it well; and , yeah, hence the "hinges".   Thanks again!  Gary


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  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Sunday, September 2, 2012 5:41 PM

Thanks mikey!  I'm glad you like her!  She came out okay for one of my models.Big Smile


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    May 2012
  • From: Milford, Ohio
Posted by Old Ordie on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 2:45 PM

Here's my latest Revell/Monogram build, the SBD Dauntless.  This one was built for the 1942 Group Build, and modified to represent the SBD-3 flown by Swede Vejtasa in the Battle of the Coral Sea on the second day, when he shot down three Zeros with his forward fixed .50's.  I got the prop from stikpusher, a gift for which I am thankful (the one that comes in the kit is for an SBD-4).  I sanded the spinner down from one that was left over from my SNJ build, and added the rear cockpit canopy pieces (tucked inside) from that kit as well.  I also drilled out the holes in the dive flaps.  What I didn't do is cut off the big knuckles on which the bomb-throwing mechanism and the tail hook pivot.  It wasn't that I was afraid to cut them off, I was just a unsure what to replace them with.  I also didn't open up the air scoop under the nose, which should probably also be done on this kit.  The paint is Vallejo Model Air.  I pulled the decals together from five different sources, and hand painted the red and white stripes on the rudder.  This is my fifth build (fourth plane).  One of these days, I'm going to get the wash right on one of these things ... one of these days.

 

Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:49 PM

Really nice, Ordie! Did you happen to see the "Dogfights" episode that depicted that particular engagement?

Glenn

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  • From: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 9:22 PM

I love it Ordie, that is the kit that got me back into the hobby!  My 6yr old son got it as a gift and I "helped" him with it, looked so bad I figured it was time to start doing it better.  Your's is one of the best of the R/M SBD's I've seen.Yes

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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    March 2006
  • From: Right Side of a Left State
Posted by Shellback on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:00 PM

Wow guys ! The old Monogram / Revell kits are looking superb ! Makes me wonder why i had thought of selling those in my stash because i thought the newer kits were better . After seeing what you guys have done here i am going to reconsider . Beautiful builds guys !!!!!!!

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  • From: Milford, Ohio
Posted by Old Ordie on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:41 PM

mississippivol

Really nice, Ordie! Did you happen to see the "Dogfights" episode that depicted that particular engagement?

Glenn

No, I didn't, but I believe I'll drop by youtube and look it up.  Thanks!

professor, Reasoned, Shell - Thanks for the compliments.  Encouragement means a lot, especially from talented scale modellers like yourselves.

I should have mentioned the gun ring - it would have been nicer with a proper gun ring, but I couldn't figure out how to fabricate one ... another of those 'one of these days' things.

Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 14, 2012 4:09 AM

My one and only surviving RM build is almost 20 years old, and only just about in one piece. The pitot is missing and the front undercarrage has had to be fixed numerous times. But i still like it. I think this was one of the first kits i used the airbrush on and one of my first aircraft dio's.

Monogram 72nd F-16XL.

  

We don't see these very often and now two in one thread. What ever happened to the real thing.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: Australia
Posted by Helo H-34 on Friday, September 14, 2012 4:56 AM

I was bidding on ebay for one of those 1/72 F-16XL kits and dropped out when the bidding went over $40 . I don't know what it sold for in the end and I sure would have liked one but $40 + ........

Is it worth that much !

BTW , nice build Bish .

John .

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 14, 2012 5:50 AM

I doubt i would pay that much for it, but i guess like anything else, its worth what ever people are ready to pay for it.

Thanks, it has seen better days, and the dio is not very realistic, with those guys standing there as its about to start up. But i still like it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, September 14, 2012 10:57 PM

here are a couple of mine

ROG 1/32 BF-109G modeled as an F-2? from Afrika Corps

Next>>>

 

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, September 14, 2012 11:06 PM

Revell 1/48 F-15E

 

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, September 14, 2012 11:09 PM

RoG 1/32 Fw-190D-9 Late with PE and resin extras:

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:55 PM

it was a fun build, a bit challenging at times but still very nice build.

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:35 PM

"Revell/Monogram kits are junk... stay away from them" Wink

Yup... IPMS thinks so...

Whistling

 

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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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:56 PM

Nice one Stik, well done. And a lovely little build.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 18, 2012 3:57 PM

Thank you sir.

 

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: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Sunday, November 18, 2012 5:36 PM

That's showing  those  fujigawa folks!!!  Good on ya, Stick!!

2022 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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    January 2010
  • From: Nebraska, USA
Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:53 PM

Revell's 1/48 P-40

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Now that I'm here, where am I??

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  • From: Nebraska, USA
Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:55 PM

RoG's 1/72 P-47

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Now that I'm here, where am I??

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 19, 2012 3:08 PM

Tal Afar Dave

That's showing  those  fujigawa folks!!!  Good on ya, Stick!!

Well 1st place was to a beautifully built Bronco 1/35 MRAP, and 2nd place was a gorgeous (my own choice for 1st place) 1/32 (I think) Pfalz. Like I said, a tough crowd,,,

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
Posted by kullervo on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:39 AM

Hello,

My Monogram Builds !

Thanks for looking ..

AE

P-38 1/48

Mustang P-51D 1/48

Helldiver 1/48 (Promodeller)

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    June 2008
  • From: Iowa
Posted by Hans von Hammer on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:12 PM

*Sniff*..

Y'all're great..

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:37 PM

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Kullervo, those are all gorgeous, but I REALLY love the Lightning!

 

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: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Posted by Wabashwheels on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:26 PM

 

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  • From: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Posted by Wabashwheels on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:35 PM

 

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  • From: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Posted by Wabashwheels on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:45 PM

What have I done wrong here?  I copied the IMG code in Photobucket and pasted it in my reply post.  I tried it in the forum test page and it worked, but it only displays the link in my two posts here.  any help?  Rick

 

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