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Lockheed P-80B Shooting Star S/N 45-58568 Completed

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Hey guys, 

 

I finally finished my Shooting Star after more than a year and 385 hours later. Here it is:

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This is old Monogram 1/48" scale kit I had lying around for over 40 years and I decided to do something with it. I sanded off all the raised panel lines and rescribed with a No. 11 X-Acto  blade for starters. Decals are the old Micro Scale and markings represent the 94th "Hat in the Ring" squadron based at Elmendorf Army Air Force Base in 1947, hence the Artic red used for ID purposes.

Cheers,

Mark

 

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Super looking Shooting Star! Love the scheme, and your skills sure made that old Monogram kit shine. Congrats on finishing up a project.

 

GIL :cool:

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Many thanks Gil. Your work is superb!

 

Mark

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Nice job Mark.

I love that Red and natural metal scheme.  Can't miss with the hat in the ring either.

Bill

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Many thanks Bill! You guys are legend!

Mark

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Way to go on that magnificent little model! That is some stunning work. I envy you your outstanding metal finish.

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Thank you very much Duke. This old Monogram kit (40 years old!) took a lot of work but I enjoyed building it. 

 

Mark

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Sometimes those old kits are the most fun to build!

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