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Russian aircraft of WWII
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P-39 complete
Red4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 12:16 PM UTC
This is ye' olde' Monogram P-39 with some Aeromaster decals. EZ line for the antenna lead and the rest is oob. Started off as a week-end project then I misplaced several pieces, which I just recently found, so I decided to finish her up. Not perfect, but finished. Thanks for looking, comments welcome. "Q"



calvin2000
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 12:38 PM UTC
nice work. Makes me want to build one.
Red4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 12:39 PM UTC
Thanks for the kudos. "Q"
vanize
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 01:21 PM UTC
Hi Matthew,

excellent job, esp. with an old kit like that!

you should also post these pictures in the "for export" group build thread.
ejclide
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 04:26 PM UTC
That's sharp looking Matthew. The P-39 is one plane that keeps avoiding me at shows and hobby shops, so I'm going to have to pick one up. I really like yours!

P.S. - Kits in the mail tomorrow!
Red4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 04:29 PM UTC
Eric, Thanks for the kudos. Save yourself the headache and grab the Eduard or Classic Airframes offerings if you decide to get one. The Monogram one is ok, but the molds show their age. Thanks for the status on the kits. "Q"
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Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 09:35 PM UTC
Classic airframes? I think you meant the recent Hasegawa kits.
Having built Eduard's Q-variant, it goes together nice, and if you get the profipack boxing, there's about everything you'l need. As a nice touch, Eduard kits also feature a white metal nose weight.

Nice job on such an old kit.
Red4
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 02:39 AM UTC
I actually meant Accurate Miniatures, not Classic Airframes, thanks for pointing that out though. It was a long day.. Thanks for the kudos. "Q"
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 03:05 AM UTC
Actually, AM's P-39 is the Eduard kit in a new box, with new decals, a resin air intake for the air-race version and without the PE, masks and nose weight.
Comparison of Eduard and Hasegawa kits
AM racer-version review

So, if you don't want to build a racer, get the Eduard boxing, preferably the profipack with all the bells and whistles (if you want the goodies, of course).
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 09:11 AM UTC
Excellent work Mathew. The shading on the wings looks really good, was it post shading?
Yeti123
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 11:28 AM UTC
Mathew:
I Love to see these older kits get built and yours is abosolutely first rate. Thanks for sharing
Red4
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 11:47 AM UTC

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The shading on the wings looks really good, was it post shading?


Thanks for the remarks. It was a little of both, pre and post that is. Once I had the base coats of OD and Gray laid down, I had to liven up some areas, while toning others down. I lightened both colors and did the streaking to give it some tonal differences. Glad you like it. "Q"