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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:51 PM

I'd like to sign up sir.  Will have to peruse the stacks to see with what.

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

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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:06 PM

Hi,

I'm hoping to join in too, if I have the time and can finish up a couple things 1st.

For my 1st kit a bought an old Revell box scale Douglas DC-9 which looks to be from the mid 1960s, according to Scalemates.

DC-9

Other than an alternate paint job, and maybe just a very small tweek to the main gear struts, I hope to do this pretty much straight out of the box.

For my 2nd kit, I figured I should probably do something that was originally from Monogram, since this is called the Monogram Mafia build Smile.  As such, I think I might try this 1955 Panel Truck kit.  

Truck 1

Although my box says Revell, Scalemates seems to indicate that it was originally from Monogram as shown below.

Truck 2

This model looks like its meant to be a "modernized" truck with new wheels, side pipes and some other upgrades.  I'm thinking of maybe of trying to "backfit" it a little to something closer to a "stock" version of the truck.  For the most part I think it'll only be removing the side pipies, looking for older style tires/wheels, and maybe do a few small mods to the seats and engine, etc. Smile

Pat

 

1st Group BuildSP

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:22 AM

I'm sure your right Mississippi, I'm not up on car kits although I do like building them on occasion.

If that dosn't work I always have a P-40 to fall back on.

Nice looking Avanti GM.

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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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, June 23, 2017 9:43 PM

Godfather, I offer my number two build, in hopes of being a "made" man.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:52 PM

Hey, MC, just my 2 pennies,  but I think that one is a 90s mold. Not that it dq's it, but when it came out, it was considered a very good kit.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 23, 2017 2:26 PM

Stick,

What do you think of this for my second entry. It should work since it was born in the 70's as an AMT kit. I have other options if this dosn't work.

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 GMorrison on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:51 PM

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:21 PM

Devil Dawg, those two are pure blooded from the old country. They will do nicely.

Sprue, GM's... or maybe it was that Bondoman's... Rommel's Rod was in one of the previous Monogram Mafia GBs. I'm not sure which one. Check the face page on those for the build.

 

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    March 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:53 PM

cbaltrin

Wow so many people are building the TBD! makes me want to build one too Whistling

 

 
I'll build a TBD also - the Monogram TBD-1 Devastator with Yellow wings! Kit# 7575-0102, boxed in 1974.
 
I will add the Monogram ProModeler Kit# 5920 A-26B Invader (nose art "Stinky") for my second kit. I won this kit in a raffle a month or two before I got out of the Marines (so, early 1995), and tried to start on it with my oldest son (who was 10 at the time), but never got farther than opening the box and admiring the parts.
 
Do these two kits count, Stik?
 

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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    January 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:51 PM

GMorrison

 

 
SprueOne

I'd like to join the Famiglia with:


... and Rommel's Rod

 

Confused

 

 

 

Oh cool! That's fun. I went and pimped mine with the rear end from a Tamiya 251. Definitely...not worth the effort.

 

 

 

 

Big Smile I need to check that out. Is it on FSM forums somewhere?

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell Weekend Madness sprueone

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:40 PM

Before we begin I would like to thank don stik for calling this fourth meeting of the family.  Let's be frank though. We are not all the same. We don't all have the same challenges at home.. at the bench. We don't all have wives and sons.  My wife for instance is not a big fan of the family business. She is not happy with me spending to much time with sprue cutters in my  hands.. She does not like me coming to church with red paint under my fingernails...  That being said it is very possible she will be very unhappy about me joining this build.  She may try to forbid me to bring more kits into the house or even to look at them on ebay...  However, with the help of  my friends here I think I can come up with a plan that will be acceptable to the family.   If somone, such as silentbob (because he has a good name for the job), would arrange to have two kits, preferably in white boxes, planted somewhere in my basement...somewhere my wife would not think to look... If someone can do that........... Then.... I will build them both.     Maybe if someone here has contancts in the newspaper, maybe they could run a story about a red tag sale at TJ Max, to get the wife out of the house--you understand.. Well, if we all agree, then I will swear, on my collection of unopened Pollyscale luftwaffe colors, that I will not be the one to break this agreement we have come to today....

On the Bench: Too Much

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:20 PM

shamoo

Out of curiosity... I have Revell 85-7324 custom chopper in the stash. Not sure by scalemates.com. Can I get a ruling?

 

Looking at Scalemates history of that kit, I'll say yes. Do you have it in your stash already? If so, check the sprues for a "molded in" or "made in" tab or mark.

 

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 Monday, June 19, 2017 11:40 PM

I've been looking at AMT car kits on eBay.

 

$hee$h!!!

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Monday, June 19, 2017 10:49 PM

 WithDon Stick

I humbly seek entrance to this August group with the USS Skipjack and something with wings. Might have to draw lots........ 

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Monday, June 19, 2017 2:34 PM

I grabbed the first 2 out of stash I found.

If these are pleasing to the Godfather... I respectfully submit:

Monogram 1/72 F7F Tigercat 1993

Monogram 1/72 F8F Bearcat 1973

Going to do the Bearcat as Beetle Bomb from Blue Angels probably

F7F as a Marine bird of course...

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  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Monday, June 19, 2017 1:21 PM

Out of curiosity... I have Revell 85-7324 custom chopper in the stash. Not sure by scalemates.com. Can I get a ruling?

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Monday, June 19, 2017 12:58 PM
I'd like to request to be able to participate and become a 'made modeller'. Not sure of kit yet, I must have 100 that qualify in stash,,I'll pick 2 before start of build

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    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:44 PM

Godfather, I respectfully submit my entries to your GB.

I'm going to do both of my T-28's.  One will be OOB with the white and red scheme, the other I'm going to do up in Navy yellow.  The Mig-15 will be old school Soviet metal.  Not sure if there is a difference in the T-28's.  It appears that it's just the box size and number. Only guess is they must have been produced and shipped at different times.

Bobby

 

 

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    July 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:30 AM

Stik,

I would not mind joining. I have a number of Revell/Monogram kits to pick from. Such as the 1/48 B-29, F-86, BF-109, 1/72 B-52..... and so on. Can I choose before the start date Stik?

Steve

       

 

 

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:15 PM

Okay, lock me in with the F-117A, and the B-26.  I'll do a jet, and a prop.Big Smile

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 17, 2017 7:08 PM

SprueOne

I'd like to join the Famiglia with:


... and Rommel's Rod

 

Confused

 

Oh cool! That's fun. I went and pimped mine with the rear end from a Tamiya 251. Definitely...not worth the effort.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 17, 2017 4:28 PM

cbaltrin

Wow so many people are building the TBD! makes me want to build one too Whistling

 

 

 

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 Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:29 AM

Wow so many people are building the TBD! makes me want to build one too Whistling

On the Bench: Too Much

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 16, 2017 5:05 PM

shamoo

Would the new Revell Stearman Aerobatic Biplane be eligible?  Genuine Revell but I doubt it was molded in the US. If it's ok it will be my 2nd selection. 

 

Yes that kit is eligible. I know how the current state of model production is. In the end, it is an original Revell USA product.

 

silentbob, you're welcome on the Hornet info.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, June 16, 2017 2:33 PM
Thanks for the feedback on the Hornet question guys, I really appreciate it. Now that school is out I can get grades done and back to the bench.

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

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Friday, June 16, 2017 11:02 AM

Would the new Revell Stearman Aerobatic Biplane be eligible?  Genuine Revell but I doubt it was molded in the US. If it's ok it will be my 2nd selection. 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:25 PM

Reserved for family adoption requests...

Jeaton : 1.48 Monogram P-80, 1.48 Monogram B-26

 SteveCB : 1.48 Monogram F6F, 1.72 Revell F-111

MBrindos : 1.48 Monogram P-51D

Bobbaily : 1.48 Amtech P-40, 1:25 AMT Fiat Altered 

Reserved for completions when the Don is away...

Keyda81- Made

 68GT

Eagle90

Modelcrazy 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:06 PM

Mississippivol has graciously stepped forward to fill the consigliari spot on this GB. Many thanks to him in advance.

As for the rest of you's, I'll get the roster updated momentarily.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:04 PM

Count me in. Revell SBD for one, TBD for a second. Possibly Revell P-40B

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:20 PM

Thanks Stik-once I figure out which two I want to build, I'll humbly request to join the GB.

 

Thanks

Bob

 

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