Scale Model Gallery

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Future postings here will include In Progress as well as Completed projects from my workbench.  An occasional kit review is also possible.

 

Beginning work on the Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4J Skyhawk. Kit instrument panels have pretty good detail.

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Quickboost resin Skyhawk seats with belts and custom mixed colors.  Much improved over the kit seats.  I have since improved the black stripes on the face curtain pulls with Fine Line Faber Castel India ink markers.  Great tool for this application.

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All together makes up a nice cockpit!

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And now, to prove that I actually do occasionally finish models:

Monogram 1/48 F-105D Thunderchief finished as “My Karma” using Two Bobs decals and Model Master enamels.  The entire kit was rescribed and a few bits of Eduard photo etch added to the exterior.  The cockpit was replaced with the True Details resin set.  The wheels are Royale Resin.  The finishing touch was a pair of Eduard BRASSIN resin AGM-12C Bullpup missiles.

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I love the “old” Monogram kits.  Some of them are still the best available option for the subject and scale.  And if you are inclined, your imagination can really get a workout.  Such as with the iconic Monogram 1/48 F-19 Stealth fighter:

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Sometimes you need a straight up, out of the box, low intensity, high enjoyment build.  I used some decals scrounged from the leftovers box, and Alclad II paints to simulate the heat effect on the exhaust.  The kit was built for a Monogram Models Memorial contest celebrating the long glorious history of an iconic American model company that is now gone but not forgotten.  Ah, the memories.