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1/48 Monogram/Revell (Monovell) P-40B - Completed pg. 6

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, May 1, 2017 2:00 PM

Toshi

M.Brindos,

This is the best work you've done yet. The paint job is amazing.  I'll be waiting on your decals application.  Great job sir!

Toshi

 

Its funny that you say that, Toshi. This was one of the easiest paint effects to do. Lol

Read the explanation I gave to The Barron. You could easily achieve such results yourself. Anyone could lol. Im no painting genius, guru, guy. I'm just the "how easy can I make this?" guy. Lol

Thank you, my friend. :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:43 PM

Hi,

There's something about the early P-40s that I really like.  Your build is looking great.

Pat

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:04 PM

Honestly, out of all the P-40 variants built over time, I personally think the -B/C are by far the best looking. They lost some of their eye appeal as they changed for more performance. The -E is a close second but it's still not a -B/C.

Your bird is looking great Mike. I have one more piece on mine and it will be done also. Looking forward to the conclusions.

BK

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:54 PM

Thanks, Pat and Brandon!

I agree, guys. The -B/C is the best looking out of the entire line and the -E is a close second. They have the classic looks of late 30's designers that are so appealing. 

The next P-40 project, after my Airfix Tiger's build will have to be a Wild Bill build. The Airfix kit and pilot will lend itself well to that theme I think.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 4, 2017 11:34 AM

She's lookin' good Mike! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:17 PM

Just checking in on progress. As always I've been off in a different world. (Space actually.) The project is looking great of course and I don't want to lose touch with the P-40 thing you keep lureing me into.LOL! Keep up the good work, I am still watching and being educated on P-40 building!

Non Ace Max

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:53 PM

Thanks, Gamera! :D

Max, there are just too few pre-war P-40 builds, right? Of all the times I've built this kit I've always wanted to build this scheme and always ended up building the tiger's scheme instead. All of them given away or lost to time in one move or another.

But this time I'm keeping it! Lol

I've been watching your Shuttle build with interest and its coming along fantastically. Looks like there is plenty of opportunities for scratch building, but I admire your approach to keep it simple and enjoy the build.  :)

I built two smaller shuttles when I was a kid, and both turned into camo painted space fighters lol.

Thanks for taking an interest in this slow as a snail project. I'm sure you're all getting tired of the same shots with so little changes between them lol. From here on, maybe I should just wait to post the finished model. :)

This has got to be as tedious for you guys as it is for me. Lol

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 4, 2017 3:30 PM

Too many shots? Nah, it keeps us entertained and out of trouble. The W.I.P is as much fun as the build I'm starting to think.

I really did LOL on reading about your shuttles turning into camo space fighters, I can see all this happening! LOL! again! 

Later, 

Max

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:12 PM

If I find another small scale shuttle I may just paint it up like Astrotrain, from The Transformers cartoon.  ;)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:21 AM
Looking great Mike...

 "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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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 6, 2017 1:42 AM

Thanks, Joe! I'd have made more progress to show but I haven't been home in a couple days lol. We had a whale of a storm blow through yesterday and the power just finally came back on about 15 minutes ago.

The wife, kids, and I had hunkered down thhrough it here at my Mother-in-law's where the worst of the storm did all the damage. My wife watched a carbage can take flight in the middle of the cul-de-sac as it disgorged its contents over the neighborhod lol.

Now that its been a couple days i think that gloss should be cured lol.

 

 

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 4:12 AM
Yikes! Glad everyone is ok. It's been raining for a week straight here in Ohio.

 "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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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:12 AM

Wow, your on the homestretch now.  Looking good!  Really good!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:24 PM

Looks really good. Doesn't it feel great knowing you are almost there?

BK

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:27 PM

Oh yes it does! Lol

I can feel the end getting nearer. I just need more motivation.

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:04 PM

Oh, boy! I think I'm done! One last teaser pic before a proper reveal.  :D

 

 

Feels good to have this much completed!

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:30 PM

Your Warhawk looks great!  I like that paint scheme.  

The P-40B is probably my favorite warbird, given that I first built this exact kit when I was roughly 3 years old (saw the old Monogram blue box on the shelf at K-Mart, fell in love with the shark teeth artwork, and thus began a life-long hobby).  Of course, that first build did not look any where near as good as your's.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 21, 2017 12:33 AM

I know what you mean. I too, have built this kit so many times over the years and it is still a favorite. I've still got to build it one more time though. I need to do it in the Brittish markings.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:17 AM

Great work as always, Sir. I will be trying that painting tech. soon. I all about simple and easy. BTW, where can I get me one of those reindeer coffee mugs?Smile

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:05 AM

The coffee mug? LMAO! It came in a gift basket with coco lol. I don't know where it was purchased lol.

Now, one more just because.  :D this is my favorite shot so far.

 

 

Have a great day my friend!

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:31 AM

Yet another great P-40! Nice job! Geeked

Max

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:31 AM

Stunning!!

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:46 AM

Thanks, guys! I think it turned out well in the end.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:40 PM

It looks great. I love the scheme and all the work you did. Excellent finish.

BK

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 21, 2017 11:38 PM

Thanks, Brandon! Making a "new" P-40 is a little harder than I thought it would be. Covering up mistakes when you have custom mixed Colors isn't easy lol.  Usually I just cover such things with weathering, because I typically make a lot of mistakes along the way lol.

Much respect for those who build clean birds!!

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by Toshi on Monday, May 22, 2017 8:39 AM

That is one beautiful P-40.  I love what you did with the oil pin wash.

toshi

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, May 22, 2017 1:55 PM

Thank you, my friend!  Big Smile

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:47 AM

I was going to wait for some proper reveal pictures, but once again I'm working and I don't know when I'll get to making a base for those pictures, so what the heck, here ya go. 

I used about 95% of the kit parts. The ones I replaced were either too far gone or just plain ol' blah. I really like the mix of resessed and raised details and I will be doing this more often. I'd also like to think that this proves you can still make a good looking model almost entirely OOB.

Also something different I did with this build is the finish. There is almost no weathering on this build. That in combination with the overall solid O.D. paint scheme led me to use my usual modulation technique in a way that was far more subtle than usual. This does make an attractive, although plain, new looking P-40 that is more than just one solid color. I believe this lends it some realism.

This peticular aircraft probably existed, but there are no historic photographs available to prove it. I went with my best guess and a little imagination based one the few pictures available of the 8th PG, 33rd PS based on Mitchell Field NY, 1940. The 8th PG was a training group at the time, so this bird would've been very well taken care of.

So without further ado here are more pictures. [ :)]

She's clean enough to be in Max's museum! CoffeeBig Smile

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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