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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:19 PM

Thanks Fearless.

The main gear area was sprayed Humbrol Metalcote polished aluminum and after drying was buffed with a Q Tip. Next I spent a couple of hours masking to spray the stringers and crossmembers zync chromate green. This is how things look with the parts unglued and waiting for the Fundekal red stencils that go on the NMF sheet metal between the stringers.

The two visible mold marks will be covered up by the main gear struts once secured on. Lots of plumbing to come.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 30, 2022 2:34 AM

Some lovely work there PJ, great attention to detail.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:04 AM

Bish

Some lovely work there PJ, great attention to detail.

 

Beer

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:14 PM

Some progress on the old Monogram F-82. The NMF is Alclad Dark Aluminum with a primer of MM Grey Enamel Primer. This morning I painted Tamiya Flat White on the wing tips and tails in preparation for the red, white and blue trim colors.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:19 PM

Looking good frank.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 9:40 PM

fotofrank that's looking great! The color's going to really set off that nmf

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:15 PM

I found my olive drabs had dried up, so I ordered new paint along with replenishments of Mr Surfacer.  

It just came this afternoon, and the paint had frozen.  Arrgh!

But at least I can start masking the canopy frames.  

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:04 PM

F-82 looks good, Frank.

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:37 PM

jeaton01

F-82 looks good, Frank.

 

Thanks, Jeaton. This Twin Mustang has not been my favorite build. I've built three of these old Monogram kits in the past couple of years. I'm pretty sure this one will be the last one I build. I still have two more up in my stash closet. I will persevere and finish this and make it look good despite my attitude toward the kit. Maybe I'll pose all three together after I finish this one.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, February 4, 2022 4:13 PM

A build I am much more proud off. A Tamiya P-47D Razorback. The finished build will represent a Thunderbolt of the 5th ERS based at Boxted. This is the cowling for the airplane. The red and white are Tamiya paints, the blue is MM Insignia Blue enamel. All of the ERS Thunderbolts had this red, white and blue cowling.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 7, 2022 2:29 PM

Finished the R, W, and B trim on the F-82 today. The red and white are Tamiya colors while the blue is MM Insignia Blue enamel. If you look closely, you can see where the Tamiya tape pulled up the Alclad from the primer. So, I'll be doing some touch-up on the Alclad after the blue enamel cures for a couple of days . . . more masking. After that comes the blue on the noses and the anti-glare panels on the noses.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 7, 2022 3:07 PM

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 7, 2022 3:22 PM

Bish

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

 

Thanks, Bish. The F-82 has been a real chore but it is beginning to look pretty good overall.

Yes, I am adding the Thunderbolt to the group build. The kit is the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in 1/48 scale. I think I'm getting my *** back after a mid-winter slump.

I don't plan anymore surprises.

This is the Thunderbolt I'm building, plus invasion stripes.

I haven't found the Loon Models resin accessories for the build yet.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:11 PM

The stencils finally came in the mail. Added the red stencils to the NMF sheetmetal and busied up the area with wiring. 


 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:37 PM

Frank that RWB nose looks so smooth. Nice paint work there!

Plasticjunkie looks like you've  done some valuable time in that main wheel well with the lead wire!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:16 AM

fotofrank

 

 
Bish

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

 

 

 

Thanks, Bish. The F-82 has been a real chore but it is beginning to look pretty good overall.

Yes, I am adding the Thunderbolt to the group build. The kit is the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in 1/48 scale. I think I'm getting my *** back after a mid-winter slump.

I don't plan anymore surprises.

This is the Thunderbolt I'm building, plus invasion stripes.

I haven't found the Loon Models resin accessories for the build yet.

 

I take it the bits you need are the ones under the wings.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:17 AM

Looking very nice PJ.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:35 AM

Bish

 

 
fotofrank

 

 
Bish

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

 

 

 

Thanks, Bish. The F-82 has been a real chore but it is beginning to look pretty good overall.

Yes, I am adding the Thunderbolt to the group build. The kit is the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in 1/48 scale. I think I'm getting my *** back after a mid-winter slump.

I don't plan anymore surprises.

This is the Thunderbolt I'm building, plus invasion stripes.

I haven't found the Loon Models resin accessories for the build yet.

 

 

 

I take it the bits you need are the ones under the wings.

 

Yeah, that's right, Bish. The pressed paper long range fuel tank isn't a problem. Every Mustang and Thunderbolt kit has a pair of those. Loon Models made the life rafts under the wings and flare attachments under the fuselage, but they are long out of production.

Just incase: Loon Models LO48219. Maybe someone has this lurking in their spares box.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 14, 2022 7:23 AM

that is some awesome builds gents.. sorry I havent been up to date.

time to post latest pics.

 

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 14, 2022 10:49 AM

The F-82 Twin Mustang is complete. Finally. Not my favorite build. This is the last one of these old Monogram F-82 kits I'm going to build for some time. Anyway, enough of my complaining. While the aircraft wears the 8th Air Force logo on the right fuselage, the airplane was based at Kearney AFB, near Kearney, Nebraska. The model is finished with Alclad Dark Aluminum over a grey enamel primer. Decals are from Starfighter. The decals are very thin and are easy to apply. The heavily colored markings like the 8th AF logo did need Solvaset to snuggle down onto the raised panel lines.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:03 PM

fotofrank

The F-82 Twin Mustang is complete. 



That bird looks great!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:04 PM

Just to prove I'm still working. LOL

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:58 AM

Great checkerboard fearless!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:45 PM

Good evening folks, 

I'm in need of some P-51 wisdom. Hopefully y'all will know something that I don't...

I have not seen instructions to fill this hole for a particular variant. However notice the difference in the paint and decal instructions from one aircraft to the next:



Any insight would be great!

Next check out the decal colors. I have always understood that Landers' aircraft code had a red outline.

 

I knew he had different variantions of the paint scheme, but I am not aware of a yellow outline. Again, maybe I've been reading all the wrong stuff. But this just looks strange... 

These are definitely not red...

Perhaps this is the supposed yellow outline version...


and surprise, surprise, no checkerboard decals for the wing tips. 

maybe I'm the victim of Mandela effect, but Eduard and I are not seeing eye to eye on this bird at all...

Please help!!!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:29 PM

The wings and air scoop are finaly in place and awaiting some seam line cleaning.

 

More wiring was added to the main well area

The painting  step in getting closer.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:23 AM

Nice finish frank, thank for shareing your experiance with that. Will get the frtont updated at the weekend.

And well done for being first to finish.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:25 AM

Nice work on the checkerboard nose fearless. Afraid i can't help with your questions, not my area of expertese. But might be worth post this in the aircraft section as well, get a wider audience.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 7:08 AM

P.J. Beautiful detail work.

FotoFrank. very colorful F-82 looks awesome.

Fearless. stunning P-51 nice decal work.

I wrapped  up base coat on both sides now some drying time. I painted the top with vallejo O/D but the lighting makes look greenish,well that will change anyway.

 

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11:47 AM

Thanks crown.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:14 PM

Thats really coming together there PJ. Nice work.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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