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Monogram Mafia IV Group Build

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  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:23 PM

Short quiz, MKelley's fault.

Everybody knows the PBY.

This model is the PB4Y-1, as compared to the PB4Y-2 Privateer.

What came between the Cat and the Liberator?

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Friday, March 30, 2018 6:25 PM

Ok, gentlemen I just took the time to go through the entire MM IV thread. The quality of work here is outstanding. Considering that a lot these are from molds that are 40 or more years in age. I know that a lot of people do not like these because they are not a shake the box and they fall together. I like them because they look right when they are done and with a little work they are as good as most of the other ones on the market for a heck of a lot more money. Keep up the great work all of youse guys! Thanks for letting me participate.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Friday, March 30, 2018 5:44 PM

I have a 20mm ammo box ful of .40 cal. brass. I figured I could sacrifice a few rounds. 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 30, 2018 1:21 PM

Lodni Kranazon
Hello all! I don't know the exact date that I was supposed to finish but I'm a really slow builder. Any chance of an extention? Not sure what my last post was but I am on my second round of seam fixing - the bird is together and most of the other parts are primed. If not I understand.
 

Lodni, the six month timeframe is done on the honor system. I do not keep track of exact start dates, and do not have the free time to go back and determine that. But slow building in and of itself is not cause for an extension for this GB, as since the original. To keep that tradition alive I will not deviate on that. If there are medical or or other life issues to cause the delay, we can talk by pm.

MK, that is a super job on your PB4Y! The Atlantic ASW scheme is very attractive. And I do like your depth bombs! Super work on those conversions. I take it that you don’t reload your .40 brass?

 

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, March 30, 2018 9:24 AM
I agree, I really like how the PB turned out

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 30, 2018 12:52 AM

That PB is really well done. 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    February 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:51 PM
Very nice!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:50 PM

Since I am down to the last couple of days I thought I should post the finished product. Here is my B-24 as a PB4Y-1. The markings are imaginary. I could not find any in 1/48th that were of an actual PB4Y-1. So I used my spare declas and came as close as I could.

 

I always liked the gray over white camo.

The tractor is from the kit and the trailer is from the B-17 kit. The depth charges are modified 500 lb bombs. The ring is a .40 caliber casing cut down and slid over the bomb fins.

Here is rear turret machine guns

 I added a radome to the kit based some information that I found on line

Here is another view

Here is the M-4 I built and have already shown. I was asked to show a better focused picuture

Hopefully these two fulfill my obligations to the family. Thanks for taking the time to look at these.

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:48 PM
Hello all! I don't know the exact date that I was supposed to finish but I'm a really slow builder. Any chance of an extention? Not sure what my last post was but I am on my second round of seam fixing - the bird is together and most of the other parts are primed. If not I understand.

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:48 PM

Thanks!

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

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    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:38 PM

Thanks Bob-and I must say you've done an outstanding job on your Do335-very impressive finish.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:43 PM

Paint job looks pretty good to me Bob!

First kit is done, the Monogram Do335 night fighter.  Now to get started on that F/A-18...

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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:11 PM

Some progress this weekend-

Cheated and used pre-cut mask-and after review, they are a different pattern than the decals call out-I'm going to go with what I've got at this point

Bob

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:14 PM

Silentbob-very nice work on the Do-335-making a great looking model indeed.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:02 PM

The pit looks really nice on that Bob.

I managed to get all the decals on.  They are a mix of decals from the kit and the spare decal stash.  I figure since the night fighter version never went into production I could put whatever markings on it.

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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:09 PM

Hey all-been watching all along-great work being posted.

Finally getting started on the two builds I signed up for-I'm just glad that the Weekend Madness GB came along or I'd be swimming with the little fishes....

Anyway, I've fought with the AMT Fiat-just couldn't get the paint to be what I wanted-finally decided to go the route of 'old barn find that is being restored...'or something like that:

Going to step away for a bit on this one-need to finish the next one up for the RAF GB-the AMTech P-40E.

This kit is a bit more challenging than the last AMTech P-40e I built-the tail plug is a better match but the plastic is very soft & the detail just doesn't seem as sharp.  This kit came from a eBay seller-3 kits in plastic, no box 'at an offer I couldn't refuse'.  I've always wondered if he didn't have the tools and was making kits himself....ok, enough whining.

Need to pickup some paint but I hope to have most of the painting done by the weekend.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:04 AM
Thanks! If everything goes according to plan I'll be done with chemo in early June.

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

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:38 AM

Nice work silentbob. I'll keep the prayers coming for your full recovery!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:35 PM
Thanks Stik!

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:52 PM

Oh that looks sweet! I LOVE it! 

 

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, March 16, 2018 8:21 PM

Well I was pretty happy with the pace I was keeping and then I started my chemo treatments.  It really takes it out of you Ick!.  But it is what it is.  I finally finished the paint, even though I had to go back and fix it a couple of times.  Nothing to fancy, just mottles of RLM 75 over RLM 76.

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

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:44 AM

And Honorably Mentioned they are! Thanks for adding those here.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:48 AM

Hi Stik,

I am just putting my hand up, not for full membership, but an honorable mention.

Just realised that I have built a Revell and a Monogram in six months in other GBs, so putting them up here to try and get some reflected glory:

The Monogram AH-1S 1/48 kit was converted to the USFS Firewatch version, using digitally printed decals from Draw Decal; started October 29 for the Modern GB

 

 

And for the Weekend Madness, did the Revell 1/48 Spirit of St Louis in November;

So as I didn't flag them to start with, not a full member, but just to show them off...

Thanks

Piers

 

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:27 PM

I guess my models are in the WITSEC.

I know you're busy, Don, but when you get a moment.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:57 PM

After not posting for a long time I thought I should get something to show progress on the B-24. Started with the engines nothing fancy just paint a little dry brushing. Then on to the wings. I decided to bore out the exhaust and add a small round piece of plastic to simulate the waste gate. After that I started on the fuselage. My reference showed zinc chromate yellow in the rear of the plane and dark bronze green in the cockpit area. So that is how I painted that. A sludge wash to show some use. I detailed the waist gunner positon again based on my references. Used a zip tie sanded down, bent to shape, painted and coming from the ammo box. I realize that it is not the best picture but, if you look close you can see it. I figure that is enough for now I add more shortly. Thanks for looking.

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:12 PM

There's about four 3"or 4" wheel weights worth of lead packed into it.  It's barely balanced!

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:02 AM

Nice builds Colin!  How much weight did you have to add to the Liberator?

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Barrie, Ontario
Posted by Cdn Colin on Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:58 PM

Sorry for the lateness and lack of updates, but without Photobucket I couldn't post anything anyway.  I did complete these builds in the allotted time, but am only now able to post pictures.  I built "Patches" with my oldest, and it's hanging in his room.  There is enough lead behind the wheel well and at the front of the bomb bay to hold the nose down, though!

 

I build 1/48 scale WW2 fighters.

Have fun.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:36 PM

ygmodeler4
So many good builds in here. I've been tempted to throw my hat in the ring, but I know I wouldn't complete them in time.
 

Youre more than welcome to join us if you decide to jump in. Two builds in six months is not overly difficult if you keep it simple and smart. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:07 PM
So many good builds in here. I've been tempted to throw my hat in the ring, but I know I wouldn't complete them in time.

-Josiah

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