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An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:11:04 pm »
Second try posting this...not sure what happened the first time...

Anyhoo...I realized I have about a week to sneak in another entry for the In The Navy GB.  I've also been in the mood for a classic Monogram kit like I used to love to build when I was a kid.  The Monogram 1/48 stuff from the 80s is as near and dear to my heart and the Airfix 1/72 kits of the 70s. 

So out comes this old lovely to be finished up most likely in Gull Gray over White...



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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 06:27:14 pm »
Three weeks.  There is an extension.
Although at the speed you've been knocking them out you won't need it.
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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 06:33:39 pm »
Aw man, really?  There I was working hard against a deadline! 
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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 06:35:33 pm »
So start another two... :wacko:
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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 11:50:06 pm »
It's been a lot of years since I attempted a 1981 vintage Monogram kit. Shape is good...cockpit is great for the time.  But wow...some of the parts only seem to be made to come together in a general kind of way.  The two halves of the nosegear bay seem to be observing current social distancing recommendations no matter how much Tamiya Extra Thin I introduce them to.  Fortunately the Harrier only had gear doors open for maintenance or gear retraction/extansion so all the part needs to do is support the engine fan.  Definitely a lot more PSR than I am used to lately though.  Calling it a night on this one tonight and fairly happy with it so far. 

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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 05:36:21 am »
What's the plastic like?  I find Monogram car kits of the period are moulded from a distinctive material which is more brittle than usual but also more shiny. and harder to sand.  I think of it as "Monogram Plastic" because I first came across it in one of theirs but I have also encountered it in Hasegawa kits of the same era. 

And another question.  I can see your "don't knock it over" device on the TET Cement.  Does it also stop you leaving the lid off because that's my problem with the stuff...

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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:14:43 am »
What's the plastic like?  I find Monogram car kits of the period are moulded from a distinctive material which is more brittle than usual but also more shiny. and harder to sand.  I think of it as "Monogram Plastic" because I first came across it in one of theirs but I have also encountered it in Hasegawa kits of the same era. 

And another question.  I can see your "don't knock it over" device on the TET Cement.  Does it also stop you leaving the lid off because that's my problem with the stuff...

 :-\

Yeah the plastic is a little on the brittle side typical of 80s Monogram kits.  Its sands and goes nicely but definitely a little brittle. I found a couple of small parts that were broken. Easy to fix with a little TET.  I've never really had a problem leaving the lid off TET, but I needed an anti-spill device after most of a bottle tipped over a few months ago.  I can say that it cleans a tile floor like nothing else!  I just glad it into an old jar lid with Gorilla glue.  For MicroSol anti-spillage the bottle fits perfectly into the cap from a Tamiya rattle can. 
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Re: An Old Classic For the Naval GB
« Reply #7 on: Today at 04:15:05 am »
Last bottle of TET I knocked over cleaned all the yellow lines off my cutting mat.
I have a bad habit of not screwing the cap on.  I come back to the bench the next day and find i've left it loose and the level has dropped.

Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

My name is Commander William Riker.  Take me to your women.