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Some Photos of in-progress on A bit of a challenge

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Interior starting

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CMK Engine, most won't be seen ..Dudry.gif

 

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Brutally challenging components

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Will keep posted over the Holidays when I have Man-Cave time

Cheers

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Bill

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I've always liked the Marauder, and built that kit back in the 80's. As I recall, the cowlings were the toughest work, and the fit overall was not one of Monogram's better efforts. Still, the provided detail is very good even by today's standards and the overall shape looks great. I've seen some really nice models built form that kit with some elbow grease and old-school skills. I look forward to seeing your progress!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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I've always liked the Marauder, and built that kit back in the 80's. As I recall, the cowlings were the toughest work, and the fit overall was not one of Monogram's better efforts. Still, the provided detail is very good even by today's standards and the overall shape looks great. I've seen some really nice models built form that kit with some elbow grease and old-school skills. I look forward to seeing your progress!

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

Thanks Gil

Your right the nacelles are brutal. But thats what we have Modeling skills for ,Right?

Will post updates during Holiday Break

Cheers

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Progress continues however challenging

I know most of this engine will nort be seen ,but what the heck

 

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Some of the most challenging parts getting the nacelles to "Blend"

 

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We March ONsmiley23.gif

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This is taking quite a bit of time :smiley23: :smiley23:

 

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Lots of Filler around this kit

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And 5703f9b4.png

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That's taking shape nicely. Are you doing a OD/gray bird, or will you dare to bare the metal?:smiley4:

 

GIL :smiley16:

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That's taking shape nicely. Are you doing a OD/gray bird, or will you dare to bare the metal?:smiley4:

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

 

Thanks

My plans are for faded OD on Upper surfaces and Natural Metal Below. Sissy way of handling the large amount of surface work.

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A true classic! Looking forward to seeing that paint scheme....and noting sissy about it!

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Looks like the nose piece went on nice & clean. That one is usually an eye-catching disaster for me. Did you use any special techniques there?

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Looks like the nose piece went on nice & clean. That one is usually an eye-catching disaster for me. Did you use any special techniques there?

 

Actually the front clear parts went on with almost no fit problems.smiley20.gif

 

I future'd them back in December and they came out very nice. My first task when building aviation is to future the clear pieces.

Thanks for the commentssmiley17.gifsmiley17.gif

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Greetings

We are progressing

Question

Any suggestions on buffing/sanding the Paint to smooth out the finish without removing much Paint?

Thanks

 

PS Paint is still drying in Photo...strange looking Shades

 

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Try a cheap brand paper towel (not the cloth Bounty type). It should smooth the paint a bit without really removing much.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks Gil

I made huge mistake and applied Testors Gloss coat over the enamel OD.:smiley13: :smiley13: After serious bad reactions .I am now removing all the OD paint on the upper surface.:smiley19:

Trying Mr Color paint remover for first time..So far looks very effective .May have to publish some comments after using this stuff. I had never heard of it.

Cheers

Try a cheap brand paper towel (not the cloth Bounty type). It should smooth the paint a bit without really removing much.

 

GIL :smiley16:

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B-26 is back on Track

Painted With Gunze, over-coated with Future and Decals are settling downsmiley20.gifsmiley20.gif

 

B-26upperport.jpg

 

 

B-26Rearfus.jpg

 

 

 

B-2628Feb.jpg

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Nice work, what did you use for your NMF? I am inspired to have another go at my old monogram B-26, thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to seeing your next update.:smiley32:

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Nice work, what did you use for your NMF? I am inspired to have another go at my old monogram B-26, thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to seeing your next update.:smiley32:

 

 

Thanks

I used Alclad "Polished Aluminum" over the Alclad Gloss Black Primer. Thinned Primmer way down for a smotth Finish

Staring to reward me for the 3 month effort

Cheers

will keep this topic posted...I can see the light at the end of the tunnel :smiley16:

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Super model! Bend it to your will...

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Thanks, Im not sure Who,s bending Who.

Upcoming Photos End of week

Thanks for the Interest

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Officially "OFF THE BENCH"

A classic Monogram 3footer...!!!smiley17.gif

 

She is finished and battled all the way

Any Interior work is worthless(cant See it)

Engines are resin and wired..(Cant see them)

 

Gunze, Alclad, Testors DullCoat and Tamiya weathering kits

 

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B-26nose.jpg

 

 

I love the MV blue lenses

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Love the Photo-etched barrels

B-26NoseGunbarrelDetail.jpg

 

 

Any and All comments welcome

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I'll gladly repeat my praises! That's an an OUTSTANDING example of beating a kit into submission. That Marauder has one of the worst reputations for fit of any Monogram model, and your skills prevailed. Congrats on a great build, and thanks for letting us ride along with ya!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks for the compliments Gil

I have to say the support from guys like yourself helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Cheers

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That's an an OUTSTANDING example of beating a kit into submission.

 

Absoultely. Love the look of this bird. NICE job!

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That's an an OUTSTANDING example of beating a kit into submission.

 

Absolutely. Love the look of this bird. NICE job!

 

 

Thanks for the Compliments :smiley20:

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Nice one Bill. You really wrestled that one to the ground. Well done and I love the scheme.

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