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1/48 Monogram Kingfisher X2, FINALLY DONE !!!!!

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  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, June 4, 2018 9:15 PM

Brandon, you are doing a beautiful job on the Kingfisher. I am 87 & still building sailing ships. I have over 200 fighter planes in glass cares & have switched to ships. What I want to say is interesting on this plane & I have built it too. Not as detailed as yours tho. 

  We were at the air & space museum at Dulles  8 years ago & I saw a Kingfisher hanging over the Enola Gay. When I went up to look at it, I saw that it was the exact plane that my brother flew in off the Indiana in WW2. That was a first for me to see the same plane that he was in . I haven't been on the aircraft forum before & will have to come back.

I already saw a beautiful P 47 that was from my CO's sqaudron in WW2. I was in after the war but Col. Glenn Eagleston was our CO then.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, June 4, 2018 10:43 PM

Good looking Kingfisher, Brandon!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Monday, June 4, 2018 11:43 PM
Looks great. I look forward to the second one.

 "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
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 4:56 AM

To do what you did with this old kitBow Down. Your fight in the end was worth it.

 

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 8:59 AM

That looks really great Brandon! Love the paint job!

-Andy

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 9:04 AM

Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:38 PM

Well, I am getting more and more done on the wheeled version. I must say that this one went together far easier than the other one. I actually enjoyed building this one. SO, with this up date I will bring you up to speed.

I have the plane mostly built. Just small bits to add. The paint work is done and decals are mostly done. I say mostly because one of my decal sheets has grown legs and I can't find it. I need the squadron insignia from it to complete the decalling. I will look hard this weekend and if it doesn't turn up I will wrap this up without it. Anyway, here are the latest shots.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, July 6, 2018 6:16 AM
Looks great. The yellow wing era was awesome

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 13, 2018 5:53 PM

Well folks, this train finally pulled into the station. What a long journey this one was. It would have had these done long ago, but I started a new business and I am just running hard 25 hours a day and I have zero build time. I am forcing myself to slow down and build some, and that is the only reason this got done now.

So, The second Kingfisher went much more smoothly than the first. Possibly due to my understanding of the kit more after fighting the first one. The only gripe I have about the second one was when I un-masked the canopy the frames all flaked off and they look horrid. I touched them up a tad, but mostly just sighed and carried on.

To recap what these are. The float version was a new bird stationed in stateside in Quonset while the wheeled version is also a new bird fresh off the line and headed for the West Virginia as the Commanders in Chief plane. I assume it had its float added soon after the ref pic was taken. As far as I know neither bird ever saw any action. I just adhore Kingfishers and that's why I put myself through this process.

The kits look pretty darn good actually once you put all the AM parts in them. But, you are going to be hard pressed to find anymore Cutting Edge pieces for these and the Lone Star parts are good but much much more work to make fit. They are far better than what the kits come with. 

All in all I am pleased I got these done and I love having them sitting with all my fighters, they really do look like they belong there. Thanks for coming along on this LONG journey.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, August 13, 2018 7:44 PM
Looks great. Glad to see you were able to break away from real life f ok r just a little bit

 

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