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

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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:16 AM

It would make me quite happy if I inspired you to finish your Revell P-40B! I'd very much like to see that happen.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:21 PM

Such nice work here. You really make me want to get back on my kit.

BK

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:26 AM

Just wait, Toshi, it'll get better I think.

No. No pilot, so no mustache lol!

Thank you, Hunter!

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Confession time, lol.

I've been working on a decompression build instead of this one. 

It's to be revealed much later. So back on topic!  :D

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I glued the fuse halves together and stuck the nose on. I removed the location pins and lined it up manually, as I got a better fit that way. 

I've begun scribing panel lines on the nose. This is tricky because they are so long and they waver a bit because of it. I'm doing the best I can! Lol

Once I finish sorting out the nose I'm going to glue on the front windscreen and blend that in. With that out of the way I'll work on the wings. I've found that glueing the lower wings on first allows you to add the upper wing panels afterwards, easily aligning them before you glue.

This old kit has it quirks, but they are so well known that finding easy fixes for them is not difficult.

I also removed the nose gun fairings. They are so rounded out over time that they need to be completely rebuilt. It also makes it far easier to level out the nose between the gun fairings and the carb inlet.

 

 

This old kit is still so well loved. :D

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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    January 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:45 AM

Mike - 

Such awesome detail and scratch building. The office is perfect...beautiful detail and realism. Will be watching this build until the end. Great Job Mike!! YesYes

Hunter 

      

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    April 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:42 AM

Will the pilot have a mustache?

Max  Smile

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    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:39 AM

Can't wait to see what the mind of M. Brindos brings next!

Toshi

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, February 10, 2017 5:32 PM

Thank you, Max.  :)

I've worked the exhaust stacks over with the glue-stippling method to compensate for their poor molding. It gives them a rusty texture that hides the flaws that the age of this kit has produced.




Simply stated, the method requires some LC to soften the surface of the plastic and then you stipple it with a stiff brush to get the desired effect.

I prefer Testors LC for this application because it has a slightly slower cure time than TeT.

Easy way to make plastic objects look rusty.

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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    April 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, February 10, 2017 8:18 AM

OK, I'm keepin' an eye on you lol, this is really looking cool! Smile

Max

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    October 2009
Posted by Ultra on Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:11 PM

Beautifully added detail.  Let's see her painted up!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:26 PM
Looks great Mike! I'm going to have to favorite this thread so I can use it for reference when I get around to building mine.

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Posted by bvallot on Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:27 AM

Looking pretty good so far! =]

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Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 8:35 AM

Cockpit looks great Mike! You guys always inspire me to try some real scratch building on my builds!

-Andy

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, February 9, 2017 3:25 AM

Hey! Thanks, Joe!

I've got some primer on it now. Big day for painting tomorrow I think.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:15 AM
I'm really enjoying your scratch building Mike. The canopy looks stellar...

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:06 PM

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:05 PM

Shipwreck

 

That looks good Mike!

 

Again, a BIG THANKS to you, Shipwreck!

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:02 PM

tempestjohnny
Aw another one....I'll be watching
 

Yep, aother one! lol. Good to have you on board for this one, Johnny.

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:01 PM

bvallot

Mike, fantastic job so far!! I like where this is going. =] I love the TLC in the cockpit. How much fun is that, RIGHT?! Shipwreck is right about the canopy. Nice save on that. Some times concessions need to be made out of functionality I realize so if I ever see something small some times I hesitate to speak up (is it always that big a deal kinda thing...). That's an easy fix though for this point and definitely worth addressing. =]

You may have mentioned it already, but who's plane are you building? 

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this build. 

 

Thanks, bvallot! Oh it is VERY fun indeed! I'm glad Shipwreck pointed that out too. That would've eaten at me if I had glossed over that until the paint stage.

I'm building the 8th PG markings based at Mitchel Field, NY 1942. Just before the 8th PG moved to Australia and became the 8th AF.

Glad to have you along.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:58 PM

Toshi

Functional canopy?  Nice!

Toshi

 

Yeah! Isn't that cool?! lol  :D

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:56 PM

ExtremeTeam

Looking great so far Mike!  Can't wait to see more.

Brad

 

Thanks, Brad! And welcome to the forums! I trust you are enjoying your time with us so far.  :)

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:08 PM

M. Brindos

Thanks, Shipwreck. I fixed it.  :)

 

 

 

 

M. Brindos

Thanks, Shipwreck. I fixed it.  :)

  

 

That looks good Mike!

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution - rigging

Kinetic 1/48 YF-104A 5-2957

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

 

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Posted by bvallot on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:24 PM

Mike, fantastic job so far!! I like where this is going. =] I love the TLC in the cockpit. How much fun is that, RIGHT?! Shipwreck is right about the canopy. Nice save on that. Some times concessions need to be made out of functionality I realize so if I ever see something small some times I hesitate to speak up (is it always that big a deal kinda thing...). That's an easy fix though for this point and definitely worth addressing. =]

You may have mentioned it already, but who's plane are you building? 

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for this build. 

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:59 PM

Functional canopy?  Nice!

Toshi

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

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

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    January 2017
  • From: Northeast Washington State
Posted by ExtremeTeam on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:48 PM

Looking great so far Mike!  Can't wait to see more.

Brad

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:05 PM

I have the new Airfix P-40B as well. It's a wonderful kit and goes together really well. 

Thanks again for pointing out the canopy mistake. Like I said, I totally missed it. :)

But all is well now and it's looking great. I only have the throttle controls to fabricate on the left side wall and I can start painting the pit.

My attemp last night ended up as a glue sandwich once it came out of the clamp lol. It wasn't good enough anyways. No worries. 

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:54 AM

Thanks, Shipwreck. I fixed it.  :)

 

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 11:49 AM

Mike don't feel bad, most people miss that when they open the canopy of the Revell  P-40. It becomes obvious if you look at a photo of a real aircraft that has an open canopy. You may note that the front piece of that molded on panel on the kit is not part of the sliding canopy. it is actually under the wind screen and acts as a forward stop! I hope the adjustment does not interfere with all that fine work you have done. 

 

Fixing the office is the hardest part of building the Revell kit. I scratch built mine and then closed the canopy. I have the new Airfix kit in my stash; it comes with an excellent interior, complete with the proper curve in the floor board to represent the wing top.

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution - rigging

Kinetic 1/48 YF-104A 5-2957

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:31 AM

The parts molded to the outsides of the pit, Shipwreck?

You're right, I'll have to check my references on that. If so, I can fix that. 

Thanks for pointing that out. I was just so happy with making it work that it escaped my attention.

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 5:48 AM
Aw another one....I'll be watching

 

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