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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:35 PM

Ok,,, I had to blow up the decal sheet to see Gabby's markings. The SEAC markings threw me off. I built that kit long ago, but did not remember the SEAC decals.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:15 PM

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/159065-monogram-6838-thunderbolt-p-47d

Just a guess because I don't have the kit, but that "6838" is on the decal sheet. Looks like a RAF SEAC option too.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:01 PM

Is that a Monogram P-47? Which boxing? I don't recognize that decal sheet at all.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, July 9, 2017 5:00 PM

I have a P-47 in 1/48 and a F7F in 1/72 to start off with once I make some room on the bench.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:08 PM

What pair was it again Mark?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Duke Maddog on Saturday, July 8, 2017 10:07 AM

stikpusher

 

 
Duke Maddog

I'm in. I need to find a couple qualified models, but I know I have a few in the stash. I'll let you know.

 

 

 

Didn't you pick up a twin set of 1/72 fighters by Accurate Miniatures at last months auction? If so, those would be allowed as they are Monogram molds in an Accurate Miniatures boxing. 

Just as the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2C kits get a pass due to those being reworks of the original Pro Modeler Helldiver.

 

 

Yes I did. Well, I guess I know what I'll be entering in this Group Build!

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 7, 2017 3:33 PM

Duke Maddog

I'm in. I need to find a couple qualified models, but I know I have a few in the stash. I'll let you know.

 

Didn't you pick up a twin set of 1/72 fighters by Accurate Miniatures at last months auction? If so, those would be allowed as they are Monogram molds in an Accurate Miniatures boxing. 

Just as the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2C kits get a pass due to those being reworks of the original Pro Modeler Helldiver.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 7, 2017 3:16 PM

Microsoft didn't existing when I started.

OS/360

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, July 7, 2017 1:52 PM

stikpusher

MS DOS?! Lol! You're bringing back some memories there... 

just for the spite of it I never remove those markings if they are visible on the lower exterior of my monogram model aircraft builds. 

 

 
Heck, I can remember when DOS 3.0 was a big thing! I started learning computers on MS-DOS 2.x back in the early '80s.
 
I just might leave the markings on. Prove that it's a Monogram kit, if anyone wonders about it.......
 
Gary
 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, July 7, 2017 1:49 PM

Great work, B_one fixer!! Should we now call you "tomcat fixer"? Propeller

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, July 7, 2017 12:19 PM

Started the big tomcat. Got the PE tail stiffners installed, cut out the tail lights and replaced them with clear sprue and sanded and shaped them.

 

Its going together fairly quickliy, however there is a lot of gaps that will need to be worked.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 6, 2017 5:53 PM

Thanks! Those Yellow Wings were a set of three-in-one, 1/72 in the original blue box. I think I paid $ 50 the set on "Old Model Kits" and it was well worth it.

It's a funny story. When I bought them, the Old Don, who was notoriously cheap, wrote and said something like "I know where you bought those". He'd been eyeing them for a while.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:40 PM

shamoo

 

 
GMorrison

I'm going to bump my previous Mafia builds because of an offer I could not refuse.

 

 And Photobucket, this one's for you...

 

 

 

 

 

That P-6 is a pretty aircraft.  it's on my want list.  Nice work on all of them.

 

I love those pre war birds.

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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Posted by shamoo on Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:34 PM

GMorrison

I'm going to bump my previous Mafia builds because of an offer I could not refuse.

 

 And Photobucket, this one's for you...

 

 

 

That P-6 is a pretty aircraft.  it's on my want list.  Nice work on all of them.

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Posted by shamoo on Thursday, July 6, 2017 4:33 PM

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:46 PM

I'm going to bump my previous Mafia builds because of an offer I could not refuse.

 

 And Photobucket, this one's for you...

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Thursday, July 6, 2017 3:20 PM

I'm in. I need to find a couple qualified models, but I know I have a few in the stash. I'll let you know.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 8:27 PM

MS DOS?! Lol! You're bringing back some memories there... 

just for the spite of it I never remove those markings if they are visible on the lower exterior of my monogram model aircraft builds. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:59 PM

That cockpit is looking good, cb! And if you could get that pilot figure to look like Joe Pesci, that would be even better!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:56 PM

stikpusher

The MMI stamp means Monogram Models Inc., not Roman numerals for 2001. Monogram always did their year stamps in Hindu Arabic numerals. 

 

 
Uhhhhhhhhh, yeah, yeah, I knew that! I was just testin' ya!  Whistling Embarrassed
 
Thanks for that info, Stik. I don't ever remember seeing that on a Monogram kit before, but, it's been a LONG time since I've built a Monogram kit that old. My brain's memory capacity is going back to MS-DOS levels............

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:52 PM

cbaltrin

 

 
PFJN

 

Hey Cbaltrin, I think you might have a ninja infestation in your workshop Surprise

 

 

 

The ACLU showed up and said i had to give the black widow mechanic from the P-61kit a job...

 

 
Now THAT'S FUNNY! Hope the PC Police don't get wind of this one, or it'll be locked out......

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:52 PM

LOL!

What's that brown stuff? New Jersey Shore mud?

Those Monogram 1/48 pilots are Hall of Fame stuff.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:08 PM

What can I say. I know it's to many pictures but it's like my pops used to tell me - "you gotta cover all the angles"... I have to tank my cousin vinny who agreen to sit in the cockpit and cover up dose spagetti strap looking seat belts... Don't worry or nutt'n Vinny, I'm gona get yuz painted.. Let start with your boots... where did my Polly Scale New Concrete get to...

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 3:38 PM

Trying to post images from Amazon Photo

 

https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/c0Gp9b4JmMoCpK0rcxjjYDnYpuoYCpthL8sKZGhVjhi

 From Fotki:

 

AND WE HAVE LIFT OFF!

Thank you, Karl!

 

 

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 7:15 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
PFJN

 

Hey Cbaltrin, I think you might have a ninja infestation in your workshop Surprise

 

 

 

The ACLU showed up and said i had to give the black widow mechanic from the P-61kit a job...

 

...and OSHA will probably come by and "suggest" proper safety equipment Whistling

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:25 AM

GMorrison

if I had an image hosting site....

probably wont have time to deal with that goat rodeo until this weekend.

 

a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:15 AM

if I had an image hosting site....

probably wont have time to deal with that goat rodeo until this weekend.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:08 PM

The MMI stamp means Monogram Models Inc., not Roman numerals for 2001. Monogram always did their year stamps in Hindu Arabic numerals. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 9:12 PM

PFJN

 

Hey Cbaltrin, I think you might have a ninja infestation in your workshop Surprise

 

The ACLU showed up and said i had to give the black widow mechanic from the P-61kit a job...

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 8:30 PM

So, my first kit of this build for me will be the Devastator. The biggest challenge of this kit - retaining the corrugated sheetmetal work on the wings, and raised panel lines everywhere else.

 

All the sprues that came in the box. For the first time since I was a kid, I'll remove all parts from the sprues (except for the clear parts), and clean them all up before applying any glue. I noticed some flash on some parts, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with an X-Acto knife, a sanding stick, and some good music playing on the iPod.

 

A few hours later, here is what I have. All parts are cleaned up, at least to my eyes, but I just know that I'll find little anomolies here and there while gluing things together.

 

As I had mentioned earlier, I noticed that the bottom of the wing center section has this small copyright marking on it, indicating 2001. Weird, as I didn't know that this kit was ever released in any year other than the mid-1970s. Stik has since informed me otherwise. The instruction sheet shows a 1974 copyright date, as does the box. Nothing to concern myself about, I guess - just weird.

 

Here is the back of the decal sheet, which brings back a lot of memories from my Monogram-only-kid days. It shows a date of 10-81 in the lower right corner, so these were probably printed October 1981.

 

They look pretty good for being 36 years old, though. Hope they hold up when I'm ready to use them......

 

Anyways, I did find some small injector pin marks on most of the parts, but, luckily, most of them easily sanded away. Most are in areas where they won't be seen anyway, so no biggie if I couldn't snad them away completely.

 

I'm done for tonight. Hope to have another update tomorrow.

 

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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