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M.Brindos

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By ANY of today's standards, this is a garbage kit. Raised panel lines, pronounced rivets, badly fitting clear parts, and a general lack of detail because of the landing gear gimick. So no cockpit, just a pilot on a peg.

But I don't care. It's an easy to find kit that brings me back a long ways. I've repainted this kit three times now - never being satisfied with the shade of green, til now.

Vallejo Green-Grey undersides with IJN Deep Green for the uppers. Leading edge ID stripes are Sun Yellow over Desert Yellow because the Sun Yellow is a touch translucent for some reason and never sprays solid. The red stripes around the "no put fat foot here" and the fuel caps are a mix of red and hull red to get the correct shade. Oh, and I painted those on by hand with a couple of strips of tape to keep me straight.

The MM high gloss went wonky on me and dried partially flat on most of the model. Guess I'll try spraying Vallejo gloss again. Maybe I'll get it right this time lol.

Anyways, almost done with painting and I can decal this baby up and hang her from the rafters.

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Can't wait to hang this one up. :)
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Monovell?  That's a company I've never heard of, but sounds like one to avoid like the plague!  Still, it looks like you're turning a sow's ear into a silk purse.  Well done for sticking with it.
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Lol Monovell are just Monogram kits reboxed and released by Revell. Hence, Mono-vell. Just a better way to say it then Revelogram because Monogram had them first lol.

So its a new-ish Revell kit, but an old Monogram kit.
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Ah, I see it now.  Could confuse an old dodger like me!
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Monovell, or more commonly Revelogram , kits kinda have their own category these days. Its not necessary to distinguish them from the old boxing's, but on some forums the distinction is made clear for the other members.

The old Monogram boxing's have better fit of parts, less flash, and different markings a lot of the time.
For instance, I have the Revell boxing of the P-51D with the newer markings for two different aircraft, but I also have the old Monogram boxing from when I was a kid. The parts are better formed with crisper details and they fit better. Plus, I have always loved "Miss Detroit" and her yellow nose lol.

The P-40B kit is still sporting the cartoony accurate AVG markings plus two other schemes it's had since Monogram produced it. I'm building that one up as a ceiling hanger in the British markings this time because it's the only scheme I've never used in the 5 or 6 times I've built this kit in my lifetime lol.

So sometimes the distinction is appropriate on wether it's Monogram, or Monovell. The older ones are easier to build.
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I think I'm at the point where I can gloss this thing up and get the decals applied. Although I probably should've left the pitot and cannon barrels off until later. I always get carried away with something.

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I finally snapped one of the propeller blades off, so I did the logical thing and broke the rest of them off.

Then I rounded out the hub, drilled holes, counter sunk for faux blade holes, drilled the blades and inserted pins, filled the hub with Milliput, inserted the blades and made sure they were symetrical.

The instructions call for wood, so while I had the blades pinned I resprayed them in two tones of brown and then gave them few cotes of burnt sienna oil wash to give them the proper stained wood tone. I'm not sure if this is the right look, as I know they should be painted red-brown as they previously were, however they look really cool like this lol.

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I'm quite happy with it lol. Looks neat! Now tomorrow I'll need to carefully pull the blades out and respray that beautiful silver I had on there before.
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Love the wood effect, authentic or not.
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Thanks, Kit. I'm pretty chuffed about it so far lol.
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Instead of Vallejo silver, I switched to Chrome this time. That propeller hub looks fairly realistic in the right light angle lol.

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I suppose decals should be next.
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Decals have gone down like paint with the Micro Sol. These things have behaved so well I'm not sure I'm in the same universe anymore lol.

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Not too many decals with this kit, but they do make it colorful and I'm going to love hanging this one up with my P-36!
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Certainly looks very nice, that's for sure.
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Thanks, Kit. There's hope lol.
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All the decals on and a light Cote of matte to bring down the shine - needs work (shrug).

Honestly there are just a few minor touch up spots to fix so this is pretty much completed. I hit the landing gear lower oleos with Molotow chrome which may be too much for the scale, but they shine really purdy, nuhyuk.

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Time to finish it up and hang it.
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I've started using Molotow chrome on oleo's myself, and I like the effect it gives.  As for your build, well, spotty dog, mate!  By the way, just to the right in the last pic, is that a Reggiane 2000?
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