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Chris Vandegrift (Themongoose)
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1:32
Project: Blackite!
1:32 Tiger II F-5F (Kitty Hawk KH32019)
11 | 15. March, 03:17
Maciej Bellos
Following!
13. May, 03:00
Konrad Limmer
That is really impressive Chris! Nice looking bird and an awesome paintjob! 👍🏻
20. June, 07:32
Maciej Bellos
Extreme masking skills! Splendid result!
20. June, 07:46
Timmie
Incredible paintjob and masking. well done superb result.
20. June, 08:00

May 26, 2021

Chris Vandegrift owns this item
1:48 Snark SM-62 (Lindberg 91001)
Northrop
Snark SM-62 Missile
Lindberg 1:48
91001 2007 | Changed box
11. March, 03:37
Chris Vandegrift
Who's got ideas on how to keep this from looking toy-like? It was a gift and i want to do it up right.
26. May, 02:13
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24. March, 17:17
Chris Vandegrift
I remember the guy who originally did the eagle graphic. It was great to see the recognition he received for this and it make it to a Revell box cover. Had to buy one, this will be a stellar display!
26. May, 02:05
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16. May, 21:46
Chris Vandegrift
This is the only model i have left from my childhood. I built the original release when i was 9. At the show in Indianapolis Indiana I found a sealed original!! Bought it for $40. I plan to build it out of the box and show them side by side almost 50 years apart. I'm stoked about this!
26. May, 02:00

May 22, 2021

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15 | 15. March, 03:29
Mark D
Nice project, do the parts fit well of this kit?
14. April, 21:13
Chris Vandegrift
It takes alot of work to get them to fit. You can make it happen...this is my 3rd one and the 1st that i got to fit without trimming and bondo- pic 21. Dryfit, align, dryfit, align, then assemble multiple parts at once to maintain alignment - pic 31.
14. April, 23:18
Mark D
👍, I have the two bobs f-5e blue/grey saints on 1/32 waiting for a decent kit... 🙂 , kitty hawk overall better than the older Hasegawa I think?
15. April, 12:37
Chris Vandegrift
Overall, yes a better kit. They did some cool improvements and the detail is reallt stellar in alot of places (just shallow). Having the Hasegawa kit though makes a great kit combo. It has both seat versions available, the aoa probe, the in air refueling probe if you do an F version, and a deeper cockpit tub to name the major ones.
15. April, 14:25
Maciej Bellos
Watching!
13. May, 03:01
Daniel
cool looking jet, great work!
16. May, 21:11
Chris Vandegrift
My Afghan camo adversary aircraft, affectionately known to my wife as the chocolate covered banana, is complete! The finishing touches were the fuel drain tank, fire extinguisher, and the oxygen hose hanging outside the cockpit. With a sunny day here in Cinci I grabbed some shots in natural light. Enjoy the show guys!
22. May, 04:57
Mark D
Great work, nice sharp camo with some careful fading, looks very nice, that sidewinder front part is one of the best paintings / colors that I've seen, if it's just the real AIM. Is that just one metallic color? Looks somewhat like burnt steel?
22. May, 15:08
Chris Vandegrift
Thanks Mark 🙂 it's 1 parts olive drab and 3 part beige metallic. Edit- I'm using MCW acrylic lacquer so different brands might need a different ratio. My attempt was to get that light olive drab kinda look that the seeker head seems to have.
22. May, 15:15
Mark D
👍
22. May, 17:05
Roland Gunslinger
Beautiful work 👍 Congrats!
22. May, 17:15
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22. May, 16:30

May 17, 2021

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1:35 Panther (Tamiya 35065)
Panther Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (Sd.kfz. 171) Ausf. A
Tamiya 1:35
35065 1988 | Changed box
17. May, 20:27
Chris Vandegrift started this item
17. May, 20:27
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1:48 Snark SM-62 (Lindberg 91001)
Northrop
Snark SM-62 Missile
Lindberg 1:48
91001 2007 | Changed box
17. May, 20:23

May 14, 2021

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1:288 Proton-K Astra 1999 (STC Start 013)
Ракетно-космический комплекс
Proton-K Astra 1999 ПРОТОН-К / ASTRA
STC Start 1:288
013 (4c-7) 2000 | Changed parts
14. May, 04:25

April 1, 2021

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1:35 Tiran 5 (Tamiya 35328)
Tiran 5 Israeli Tank Tiran 5
Tamiya 1:35
35328 2013 | Changed parts
1. April, 22:57
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March 24, 2021

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24. March, 17:19
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1:72 A-10A (Academy 12402)
A-10A Operation Iraqi Freedom
Academy 1:72
12402 2013 | Changed box
24. March, 17:17

February 27, 2021

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Project: King George V
1:350 King George V (Tamiya 7310)
11 | 12. October 2020, 23:20
Norbert Steffens
Hi Chris, nice project. Any more informations? It looks like you're building it out of the box?
And you paint with brush?
7. February, 07:50
Chris Vandegrift
Hi Norbert thx! Yep, I'm building out of the box. My focus has been on learning some new techniques and trying them out. Primarily to paint the deck and make it look like wood. I'm using oil paints over a base of deck tan to attempt this part. The camo is all Vallejo paint sprayed with an airbrush. I plan to paint the searchlights and pompoms and the little stuff by brush. Easy to since since I'm using Vallejo Model Color paint.
tried a technique i thought up for the chipping on the hull. i used the lacquer paint for airbrushing. Thinking the very thin nature of it would allow it to be applied in a splotchy pattern. i poured some in a cup then dipped a sponge into it. Dabbed the excess off the sponge and applied it along the hull.
next i moved on to weathering the hull. Standard stuff here. It's alot about technique so i keep trying to get the hang of it. Oil paints used for rust, algae at and above the waterline, and a gray mix to establish the waterline and show some streaking down the hull. The red won't be seen much at all in the ocean scape i have set up, but for the few places it will show i rubbed the gray along the hull to try and fade the paint a bit.
Hope you enjoy the build. Feel free to critique or ask questions anytime.
Chris
8. February, 05:08
playtime 222
The deck look great and the bow splash is novel too 😄 (Couple of the pic in the middle are upside down!)
26. February, 15:46
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1:350 King George V (Tamiya 7310)
British Battleship
King George V
Tamiya 1:350
7310 (10) 1985 | New tool
27. February, 01:22

February 25, 2021

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25 | 26. December 2020, 05:25
Konrad Limmer
Nice progress Chris 👍!!
22. January, 12:26
Rui S
I agree, this big bird is looking very good 👍
30. January, 12:11
Dietmar Bogatzki
Great Job, Chris and some Ideas for my AH 1W :)
7. February, 06:33
Neuling
Top notch! Stunning detail work!👍
7. February, 11:22
Konrad Limmer
Very impressive Chris 👍!
7. February, 11:37
Rui S
Beautiful bird. Great model 👍
7. February, 12:36
Mark D
Beautiful! Nice extra touch on the Hellfires 🙂
7. February, 21:18
Chris Vandegrift
Wow thanks gang! Appreciate the props :)
8. February, 05:09
Neuling
Top result!👍👍👍
24. February, 11:25
Slavo Hazucha
Excellent job from A-to-Z! 👍 - basically ready to take off, looks like 1:1 scale😉

What did you use to achieve the gold sheen on pic 38?
24. February, 12:38
Chris Vandegrift
Thx Slavo! I used a plastic bead from a necklace my daughter had lol all that was required was a gloss coat.
25. February, 02:51

February 5, 2021

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5. February, 17:34
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5. February, 17:33

February 2, 2021

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1:35 Full Motion Video (FMV) Mod (Model Monkey 35-FMV-2)
Full Motion Video (FMV) Mod for AH-1W Super Cobra, AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom, and MH-60S Knighthawk, etc.
Model Monkey 1:35
35-FMV-2 2020 | New tool Multi-topic (4)
2. February, 02:24
Chris Vandegrift completed this item
2. February, 02:24
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1:35 AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
USMC
AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"
Academy 1:35
12127 2019 | New tool
2. February, 02:24
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Completed
1:32 F-5E Tiger II (Kitty Hawk KH32018)
 
2. February, 02:22
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1:32 Tiger II F-5F (Kitty Hawk KH32019)
 
2. February, 02:21
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January 27, 2021

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January 23, 2021

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23. January, 02:43
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23. January, 02:43

January 9, 2021

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1:35 AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
USMC
AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"
Academy 1:35
12127 2019 | New tool
9. January, 18:34

January 8, 2021

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8. January, 02:20

January 5, 2021

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1:48 A-10 (Eduard BIG4894)
A-10 Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:48
BIG4894 2007 | Changed box
5. January, 04:22

December 31, 2020

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31. December 2020, 18:37

December 26, 2020

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1:35
Completed
1:35 AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
 
26. December 2020, 05:22
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26. December 2020, 02:46
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26. December 2020, 02:45
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26. December 2020, 00:56
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1:35 Panther (Tamiya 35065)
Panther Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (Sd.kfz. 171) Ausf. A
Tamiya 1:35
35065 1988 | Changed box
26. December 2020, 00:55

December 14, 2020

Chris Vandegrift added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
Project: Su-50 (Т-50)
1:72 Су-50 (Т-50) Российский истребитель пятого поколения (Zvezda 7275)
6 | 7. December 2020, 04:09
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Nice job Chris
14. December 2020, 23:44

December 13, 2020

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1:288 Proton-K Astra 1999 (STC Start 013)
Ракетно-космический комплекс
Proton-K Astra 1999 ПРОТОН-К / ASTRA
STC Start 1:288
013 (4c-7) 2000 | Changed parts
No longer tradeable
13. December 2020, 19:32
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13. December 2020, 18:42

December 7, 2020

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7. December 2020, 04:07
Chris Vandegrift added a new project.
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1:72 Су-50 (Т-50) Российский истребитель пятого поколения (Zvezda 7275)
 
1 | 7. December 2020, 04:06

November 25, 2020

Chris Vandegrift owns this item
1:11 Speeder Bike (AMT/ERTL 6352)
Star Wars
Speeder Bike Flight Display
AMT/ERTL 1:11
6352 1997 | Changed parts
25. November 2020, 01:14

November 24, 2020

Chris Vandegrift added a new photoalbum.
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There are just over 800 sailors on the deck!
11 | 12. April 2020, 15:39
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Christian W
This is *awesome* !!
16. September 2020, 12:45
Łukasz Gliński
Soooo nice, additional props for the Varks (VF-114) 👍
16. September 2020, 19:09
24. November 2020, 15:41
24. November 2020, 18:07
Greg Baker
Hell yeah!
24. November 2020, 18:47
Chris Vandegrift started this item
1:35 Full Motion Video (FMV) Mod (Model Monkey 35-FMV-2)
Full Motion Video (FMV) Mod for AH-1W Super Cobra, AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom, and MH-60S Knighthawk, etc.
Model Monkey 1:35
35-FMV-2 2020 | New tool Multi-topic (4)
24. November 2020, 05:07

November 23, 2020

Chris Vandegrift completed this item
1:12 R2-D2 & R5-D4 (Bandai 0195963)
R2-D2 & R5-D4 Astromech Droids
Bandai 1:12
0195963 (2260449) 2015 | New tool Multi-topic (2)
23. November 2020, 04:59
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1:35 AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
USMC
AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"
Academy 1:35
12127 2019 | New tool
23. November 2020, 04:51

November 21, 2020

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these are done with oil paints. it's green, white and yellow blended together. the darker areas i put more paint on the ...
Project: Dreidecker
1:28 Fokker Triplane (Revell H-292:200)
3 | 21. October 2020, 03:39

November 16, 2020

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16. November 2020, 03:29

November 8, 2020

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November 2, 2020

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2. November 2020, 05:36
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2. November 2020, 05:35

October 25, 2020

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25. October 2020, 00:57
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25. October 2020, 00:56

October 24, 2020

Chris Vandegrift added a new photoalbum.
10 | 13. August 2020, 22:47
Treehugger
Btw, uploaded photos can be rotated in the album settings as long as they are jpg's.
21. October 2020, 09:30
Chris Vandegrift
Ha! Yep, that happens sometimes as they're straight on my ipad so i never looked to see how SM interpreted them.
22. October 2020, 06:44

October 22, 2020

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22. October 2020, 17:09

October 15, 2020

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15. October 2020, 03:10

October 12, 2020

Chris Vandegrift added a new project.
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Completed
1:350 King George V (Tamiya 7310)
 
12. October 2020, 23:16
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1:350 King George V (Tamiya 7310)
British Battleship
King George V
Tamiya 1:350
7310 (10) 1985 | New tool
12. October 2020, 23:09

October 8, 2020

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1:32
Completed
1:32 Atomic Cannon 280mm Gun with 50 Ton Transporters (Revell/Renwal 85-7811)
 
1 | 12. November 2016, 05:08
Robert Fuqua
Nice work on this massive kit! When my father was in the Army in the late 50's / early 60's, he was one of the Heavy Vehicle Operators that drove the tow tractors moving this thing all over Germany during the Cold War. You've inspired me to put all my other modeling projects on hold and build one in his honor (he passed away in July). It's rare to see anyone taking on this beast of a kit. Thanks for sharing! I just ordered one online. 🙂
5. October 2020, 18:41
Chris Vandegrift
Awesome, I'll have to watch for your project to crop up!
7. October 2020, 14:53
Steven Van Dyck
Nice choice, Chris. I built the kit myself and I know it takes a lot of space. Interesting to see it out of the box, because I totally tore it apart... Did you build a lot of artillery since?
7. October 2020, 16:32
Chris Vandegrift
Thanks Steve. No artillery yet. I did pick up the long tom tho.probably a winter build this year ????
8. October 2020, 02:40
Chris Vandegrift
Robert did he ever get that monster stuck? There's some tight spots in Europe! I met one of the communication officers at an event our club held at the local VFW. He had some great stories. My favorite was fire it, jump in your foxhole, wait for the blast to pass and fire again haha.
8. October 2020, 02:48
Robert Fuqua
Yeah he's said it was easy to get the tractor stuck or jack knifed due to the irregular drivability of the thing. Most people don't even know this thing ever existed!
8. October 2020, 14:55
Steven Van Dyck
When people see the model, they think it's science fiction.
8. October 2020, 16:06

September 30, 2020

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30. September 2020, 18:21

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17. September 2020, 01:00
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1:28 Fokker Triplane (Revell H-292:200)
 
17. September 2020, 01:00

September 15, 2020

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1:350 USS Guam CB-2 (Blue Ridge Models BRM-35011)
USS Guam CB-2
Blue Ridge Models 1:350
BRM-35011 201y | Changed ???
15. September 2020, 00:17
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September 14, 2020

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14. September 2020, 02:35

September 13, 2020

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September 12, 2020

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1:35 AH-1Z (Academy 12127)
USMC
AH-1Z "Shark Mouth"
Academy 1:35
12127 2019 | New tool
12. September 2020, 23:58
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September 8, 2020

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September 7, 2020

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7. September 2020, 21:14
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7. September 2020, 21:13

August 30, 2020

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1:350 Tirpitz (Tamiya 78003)
German Battleship
Tirpitz
Tamiya 1:350
78003 (3) 1980 | Changed parts
30. August 2020, 18:41

August 29, 2020

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29. August 2020, 00:28
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29. August 2020, 00:28
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Completed
1:350 Tirpitz (Tamiya 78003)
 
1 | 13. August 2020, 22:44
Hajo Lippke
Looking really good!

If you are interested, here are two links to a german forum where similar objects have been tackled:

http://www.modellboard.net/index.php?topic=41909.0

https://modellboard.net/index.php?topic=56778.0

Maybe they help during your work.

HAJO
14. August 2020, 06:34
Chris Vandegrift
Thanks! Got some good photo references there.
29. August 2020, 00:12

August 22, 2020

Chris Vandegrift added a new photoalbum.
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4 | 14. July 2020, 01:12
Starbase101
Looks like you're off to a great start!
14. July 2020, 01:18
JD
Yowza! The lighting looks awesome!
14. July 2020, 02:47
Torsten
Watching😎
14. July 2020, 11:10
Chris Vandegrift
Dang thanks guys! I'll have some more updates in a day or two. Working on assembly now so once I put a coat of primer on will update the shots. After looking at what it takes to paint the Aztec pattern I ordered some decals. Time will tell if that was smart or not...like when I see them and decide how the colors and printing look.
14. July 2020, 20:21
JD
We're all slow here Chris, (especially me) with a few exceptions😉
She'll be ready for her maiden voyage in no time 👍
27. July 2020, 05:29
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22. August 2020, 20:32

August 20, 2020

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August 19, 2020

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