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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 25, 2018 5:59 PM

She's got legggggssss. Now there's some memories. I bought the album, loved it, went to the concert when they toured and built the model car. I'll try and dig it out for a photo later.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:02 PM

I applied the first of many coats of the Silver Blue Metallic. I really don't care for the plug wires so I'm going to look for something else. The wire I got will work great for something else though.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:14 PM

Impressively quick progress Steve.  Thats a good colour for it too. It contrasts well with the Chevy engine red.

Cheers

Tony

 

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:31 PM

Thanks Tony, I am going to wet sand and add another coat on Monday. I was going to leave the hood off. While doing some research for exterior/interior color etc. I saw some 32's with the hood off and they looked cool. I wish the kit came with headers.

  

A purple interior looks good with this color.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, May 28, 2018 6:38 PM

Yeah that will be cool Steve. I like your choices.

Cheers

Tony

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 28, 2018 7:37 PM

Thanks Tony,

I applied the second coat. Maybe one more wet sand and a final color coat then the gloss coat.

I need to get some purple for the interior.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, May 28, 2018 11:02 PM

Nice. What brand of paint Steve ?

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:35 AM

taxtp

Nice. What brand of paint Steve ?

Cheers

Tony

 

It's a 20 year old bottle of MM that's never been opened. I don't know if they make it anymore. I wasn't sure if was any good but goes down nice.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:08 AM

Nice job with enamel Steve, you don't see it too oftenm these days.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:01 PM

I applied the third coat and I think it's looking good. I'll apply a gloss coat tomorrow maybe Saturday. I also bought some burgandy for the interior.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:00 PM

Very nice, and dust free :)

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:13 PM

taxtp

Very nice, and dust free :)

Cheers

Tony

 

Thanks Tony, yeah I was surprised Surprise

Steve

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Friday, June 1, 2018 1:13 AM

Stik,

Here are some replacement photos for my builds. Hopefully postimage won’t have another “hiccup”.

Steve

 

       

 

 

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, June 1, 2018 10:23 PM

Lots of great builds going on! Just realized I have until 6/23 to finish, better get on it. Instead of the Blue Angels Phantom that I've been carrying around forever, I'm going to build the ancient Anglia gasser. It's going to National's this year as part of a group build so I gotta get it done. Steve, I'll swing by home on the way to Scalefest and see if I've got any SBC headers. When it comes to the "blueprinted" engine, you'd never be able to tell. Basically what blue printed means is they rebuilt the engine to the tightest tolerances allowed by the original factory blueprints. Supposedly it gets you more hp. I think there's better ways to spend money when it comes to going fast.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:16 AM

GMorrison: Lincoln Futura, 1/25 Avanti completed

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:54 PM

Well everything was going so well. I started applting the gloss coat and added the decals. Good news, they look great on this color, bad news, they are wrinkling. Oh well, I was afraid of that. I'll have to remove them and go from there. something was bound to go wrong LOL, it was going too well.

When I was at Scalefest I bought an AMT 1955 Chevy Nomad. Looking though it I found that it had a drag option. I'm stealing the engine to put in the 32. It has headers.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 5:56 PM

For some reason decals on cars give me more grief than decals on engines. Good idea on the engine Steve.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, June 7, 2018 7:19 AM

Stik, two items:

1) something happened with the link to my completed Fw190. Can you update the completed kits page with this new link?
https://s10.postimg.cc/x8cj24n6x/Monogram_Fw190_MM4-4850.jpg

2) Sorry for being AWOL for so long. Lots of things going on. "Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans" as you know Cool. Well, I will do my best to get my 2nd project completed before the GB aniverssary. 

 

CB

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:33 PM

CB, I know what you mean. I have been pretty busy myself and this GB has gotten away from me. I’m in the same boat with my second project as well.

As far as updating goes, that is an exceptionally unwieldy process now. I am working strictly off an iPad or iPhone these days and the forum does not co operate well with those devices for updates on long posts. Particularly with certain image hosting sites. I have attempted to bring that issue to the attention of admin here a few times, but no response whatsoever. I no longer have a desktop to use anymore and my laptop is a POS that is about only useful for playing music nowadays.

 

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    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, June 8, 2018 10:20 AM

Finally finished the Monogram F84-F Thunderstreak. Overall, the kit was a pleasure to build. 

 

 

Well, almost finished, as I'm uploading the pictures I noticed I forgot to paint the wing lights!

The build was straight forward, a little bit of seam work and scribing to replaced the raised panel lines. The decals were a bit old and were difficult to use. They are very thin and wanted to curl up on itself. They reminded me of that thin inner membrane in onions. 

I broke the landing gear off a couple times, and I think they are still off a bit. Lesson learned: use 5 minute epoxy for landing gear. Plastic cement dissolves too much and leaves a weak joint, superglue does not allow enough working time. 

I probably put too much weight in the nose, it feels really heavy. 

Almost had a mishap late in the build. I put drying WIP things on a high cabinet to keep them out of the way. One night I heard something hit the floor, thought it was the cat knocking my son's legos off the lego table. She likes to knock them off and bat them around the floor. The next day I found she knocked a F4D Skyray down, luckily it only broke into three pieces. The heavy weight of the Thunderstreak saved it from certain doom. 

My anti-aircraft cat: 

I'm going to finish up a few projects, then start on the next Revell/Monogram build. 

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, June 8, 2018 6:11 PM

UP, your F-84 looks how a Monogram model should look. I like it a lot. 

Cheers

Tony

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    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, June 8, 2018 9:31 PM

Thank you Tony. I might give to my Dad for Father's Day. He worked on them in the National Guard. He was telling me the canopy on the F84 could be dangerous. A guy was leaning into the cockpit and bumped the switch that closes the canopy. Crushed the poor guy. The switch was supposed to be locked, it wasn't. 

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:53 AM

Great looking builds guys!  I'm running out of time here so I guess I'd better pick up the pace.  I finally got all the decals on.  They mostly went on fine, but the instructions that came with them was a bit lacking on the stencils so I spent a lot of time trying to find sources to show where they went.  In the end I went with my best guess on some of them.  I'm entering the home stretch now...

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, June 11, 2018 6:59 PM

Well I finished this up today.  There are a few issues but considering all the health issues I've been having and the side effects from the medications I'm happy with it.  The markings are for the CAG of VFA-151 circa 2005.  Any comments/critiques are welcome.  Thanks for hosting Stik!

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:52 PM

Good effort Bob, in the circumstances. It's a nice model of an '18 too.

Cheers

Tony

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  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:34 PM
Thanks Tony! I hope I don't have as many self-inflicted issues on my next build

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 11, 2018 10:16 PM

UP, good looking Thunderstreak.

Bob, the 18 looks great.

I'm back on the 32 after completing the push on the Scharnhorst.
I removed the decals, too bad to, they looked nice, wrinkles notwithstanding. I stole the engine from the Nomad, painted and modified it to fit and added spark plug wires. I have some cleaning up to do to it still, but this is what it will look like.

No magic floating generator. I'll add a bracket.  I think I'm going to cut it down to make it and alternator instead.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:40 PM

Your reference to the 'magic floating generator' made me laugh. Why do they do that, its always puzzled me. It's held there by belts alone !

Cheers

Tony

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:14 PM

taxtp

Your reference to the 'magic floating generator' made me laugh. Why do they do that, its always puzzled me. It's held there by belts alone !

Cheers

Tony

 

Yeah, right? I read the reference to the magic generator a few years ago from Mustang I think. It made me laugh so much that I never forgot it.

I cut the generator down to make it an alternator and added the bracket. I also finally attached the wires to the distributor. The plug wires I have is 1 gauge too large, so I had a hard time getting them on it. I had to drill out the entire distributor cap and epoxy them in the hole. The one in the center is for the coil. I'm not supper happy with it, but it'll do.

It doesn't look like much has been done but it was time consuming. I still need to put one more coat on the body because of the decals I had to remove then gloss it. while that dries, I'll start on the suspension on the frame. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:22 PM

It looks pretty good Steve, no reason to be unhappy that I can see. 

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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