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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 16, 2011 2:20 PM

I am curious how much of their work that they have actually outsourced to China. But I am sure that they had good business reasons for doing so. Mainly to keep costs down and remain competitive I would presume. In any case, I still love their product line.

So I will see your F-14 with a 1/48 AH-64A Apache. This is the first kit I used XtraColours on which was an interesting expereince. When I built this bird they were the only folks who had Army Helo Drab in their line up. Almost the entire line is gloss in order to elimnate the need to gloss coat after painting prior to decaling. A novel concept. But they do have a LONG drying time compared to other enamels. This is another damaged and rebuilt quake survivor.

 

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:34 PM

Some amazing builds here, A couple i remember from my youth (which ended up as glue bombs or "what not to do" display pieces in my dads wall unit.

Only got one in my stash, 1:144 super connie which im really looking forward to.

I think while revell has produced some real bollocks kits. The ones i avoid the most these days are the italeri blue box kits. Really lacking in detail and fit. But thats just my gripe lol.

Ill post the connie when shes done (a couple years away i think lol)

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:47 PM

I'm looking forward to that Connie Mikey. I built one of those for my dad years and years ago. That was the first plane that he used to work on when he started with airlines back in the 50s.

Now for a 105 Sqn Mosquito B.IV.

Another of those classic 60s kits.

 

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Sunday, January 16, 2011 7:30 PM

Oh boy! This is too much fun to pass up. Sorry if I take up a whole page on the thread. Here are the Tomcats I have done for my Nats project for Omaha.

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Sunday, January 16, 2011 7:35 PM

This next set is for a seminar I'll be doing at the Omaha Nats on the history of Navy ID markings.

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Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, January 16, 2011 7:50 PM

Beautiful builds Darren, I especially love that Devastator.

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Sunday, January 16, 2011 10:06 PM

Thanks for the kind words. BTW, I'm a Baylor grad. Sic 'em! Big Smile

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 17, 2011 11:38 AM

jmabx

 Hans von Hammer:

Revell Germany?  Oh, OK then...I'll buy that one...  I stand corrected.. Thanks, Stik... I've still got the whte-box SE-5A, Camel, and D-VII to build... Now I gotta find the Dr1...Wink

Sorry, JM... My mistake..

 

Sorry Hans... she's a RoG kit. So the DVII was originally a Monogram or Aurora mold?

Thanks for the compliments on the HInd folks! She took first place at the ValleyCon XX show last year so I'm awful proud of her! Toast

The D VII originated with Aurora, and it was considered among the best of their kits.  When Aurora was finally closed down in the early 70s, Monogram bought that mold, and a load of other Aurora molds, primarily to prevent anyone else from buying them and bringing them onto the market.  The Camel and the SE-5a were also part of that series.  I don't recall that there was a Dr. I in the series, though, at least not that Monogram ever brought onto the market.  I'll have to look that one up (Graham's "Remembering Monogram Models" and "Remembering Aurora Models" are excellent resources).

Monogram's A-7 in 1/48 is also originally an Aurora kit.  That one has been called the best aircraft model that Aurora did.

This is a great thread, it's nice to see the Monogram Modeler Club show its numbers Wink

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 17, 2011 12:28 PM

the Baron
 

 

The D VII originated with Aurora, and it was considered among the best of their kits.  When Aurora was finally closed down in the early 70s, Monogram bought that mold, and a load of other Aurora molds, primarily to prevent anyone else from buying them and bringing them onto the market.  The Camel and the SE-5a were also part of that series.  I don't recall that there was a Dr. I in the series, though, at least not that Monogram ever brought onto the market.  I'll have to look that one up (Graham's "Remembering Monogram Models" and "Remembering Aurora Models" are excellent resources).

Monogram's A-7 in 1/48 is also originally an Aurora kit.  That one has been called the best aircraft model that Aurora did.

This is a great thread, it's nice to see the Monogram Modeler Club show its numbers Wink

Yes it is great to see all the MMC members here. How can you call yoruself the Baron if you never built on of  the Aurora/Monogram Dr.1's???? Of course that release was molded in Red and came in the ever popular markings of Von Richthoven.

Darren, that is a beautiful collection of Tomcats! Are those all 1/48? Where do you put all those big birds?

Well I'll turn back the clock and post an Airacobra, or in this case, a Kobrastochka, another 1960s vintage 1/48 kit that still holds up well today

Ok, who's next?

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, January 17, 2011 3:03 PM

A lot of great builds here guys....

Here's the Revell-o-gram 1/48th bf109g-10.  Great kit, needs some TLC but with time & skill (I have neither) it could be built up nicely...

 

Cheers

Bob

 

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Posted by I_AM_THE_GREATEST on Monday, January 17, 2011 4:06 PM

check out my post on the a-10.

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Posted by pordoi on Monday, January 17, 2011 6:56 PM

Recently finished:  The Revell 1/48 B-1B.

 

 

 

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Posted by dcaponeII on Monday, January 17, 2011 8:45 PM

Here's my latest "Monogram" build.  This is the re-pop packaged by Encore models with resin and photo etch enhancements.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:55 PM

Bob, that 109 is truly one of their hidden gems. A bit of work like you did and they really sparkle! Pordoi, that B-1 is beautiful!!! Capone, that Duece may have an Encore facelift, but beneath is pure Monogram beauty. And it all shows Yes

Well my RM completed builds are starting to run low... I have this Mirage 2000C and maybe 2 others... we need re inforcements!!!

 

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Posted by Hercmech on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:59 PM

Stickpusher,

 Love the P-39. Seeing as how I am doing one right now I am really impressed with the paint fading and shading you did with it.

Darren,

Great work on those 'cats!

This thread is awesome!


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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:10 PM

Thanks Herc,  I really love that kit. I have two more in my stash and will get around to those one day... I am looking forward to seeing yours built up here.

 

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:31 PM

OK, I want to play too. Start with my latest build of the F-18E

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:33 PM

How about a beat up RoG Do -24

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:36 PM

ProModeler JU-88

Steve

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Posted by MrSquid2U on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:38 PM

Here's one I did years ago. Straight OOB and I didn't even bother to weather it. It's by RofG in 1/72 and like any other Revell kit I've built- I loved it. I don't prescribe to trashing Revell and IF something is lacking I either accept it or set about to correct it when that mood strikes me.Wink

       

 

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:39 PM

Monogram 1/48 JU-52. What a big beast this is. One of their finest kits I believe

Steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:42 PM

Mr Squid, that really is one odd looking bird!Surprise But it certainly has it's charms as well. Steve, your R/M builds look great! How was that Super Hornet as a build?

 

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:44 PM

I built 3 Bf-109G6 for a Reich Defender GB. Simple kit but very nice with a few ad ons to spruce it up and just as good as the expensive kits out there today

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:50 PM

Hey Stick, it was a great build and the detail was great. Only problem is the fit of the nose section but nothing that can be overcome with patients. The IP has 2 different decals for if the bird is on or off, very cool btw and detail through out was great. I did use aftermarket decals on it. Compared the the same Hasegawa for the price I will stich with the Revell any day

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:52 PM

Another 1/72 RoG, a FW-200

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:55 PM

This time its a 1/48 He-111. Another great kit with great detail all over. I used aftermarket decals on this one also

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 2:58 PM

This one is the Monogram 1/48 F-4J, again I used aftermarket decals of VF-31

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:02 PM

Now for the C-47 done up for D-Day. Also a great kit with all the troops and crew that come with the kit makes for a great diorama possibilities. Can you tell by now that I like the Revell/Monogram kits.

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:04 PM

F-9F Panther

Steve

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Posted by sidure on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:06 PM

The Monogram SBD Dauntless

Steve

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