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9 | 15. November, 18:25
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Roland Gunslinger
Nice progress
Unfortunately, it cannot be determined from the picture whether the colors are correct. If you can even speak of „correct" in a fantasy airplane :D
22. November, 21:41
Thanks Roland, I'm fairly happy with it so far ;)
Yeah you're right, it's difficult, there's a good amount of artistic license that can be applied to this.
Its more about what looks better than what is technically & historically correct.
22. November, 23:11
Nathan Dempsey
Wow Munky, you are really moving on this build! Looking good too :)
23. November, 00:11
Canopy frame painted & glued on, easy to mask up when it's bigger......... how do you mates manage with 1/144 ffs???? :D
25. November, 18:50
Nigel Chapman
Looking good. Can't wait to see it finished
26. November, 07:36
Brushed on a camo design taken off the Revell diagram & modded where I fancied it.
I used Tamiya NATO Green Matt over the Tamiya Ocean Grey.
Next step before spraying a few coats of Tamiya semi gloss clear is some black panel line, which I've never done on a plane before,, looking forward to it ;)
27. November, 14:43
Roland Gunslinger
Looks great so far
But before the panel liner I would apply a layer of glossy clear varnish. Then it will flow better through the panels. Just my 2 cents :)
27. November, 14:54
You know what Roland I nearly asked that question! You must be a mind reader :D
I'll go with your suggestion, it makes sense, thanks
27. November, 16:02

November 14, 2020

Munkyslut added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 15 images
1:32 Spitfire Mk.II Aces High (Revell 05688)
2 | 13. November, 17:55
Seemed fitting to start building Eddie's ride on Friday the 13th :D
13. November, 18:05
Roland Gunslinger
Count me in
13. November, 18:46
Glad to have you aboard Roland........ it's not a car or a bike......... I need all the help I can get :D
13. November, 18:56
Nathan Dempsey
Woooo! Munkey is doing a plane!
13. November, 20:14
Nigel Chapman
I bet you still have your cut down t-shirt and spandex trousers !
13. November, 20:15
Sadly I'm not in long trousers yet Nigel............ but..........I've got some left over pink shag from the transit I might use on the cockpit
13. November, 20:29
Nigel Chapman
That would look different but not very Eddie. Is there any Iron Maiden related decals ?
13. November, 22:56
Yeah mate there's the official logo decals for the underside of the wings & the fuselage plus some Eddie related 'kill' decals for the nose.
I'd quite like to go a bit extreme on the weathering....... more like battle scarred & close to self destruction, bullet holes, damaged panels tearing away from the airframe, bit of blood......... a bit like the demonic Eddie himself.
14. November, 00:00
Nigel Chapman
Yeah, that sounds great go for it !
I found footage of maiden at Donington 2013 with the spitfire fly past
14. November, 04:34
Demonic spitfire? Sounds cool
14. November, 08:24

November 13, 2020

Munkyslut added a new photoalbum.
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Bob Hall
12. November, 01:23
Peter Hardy
Shaggin' Wagon!! Misspent youth appearing here Munkey Features!
12. November, 01:40
Tim Heimer
Why do you think he put so much love into this build? He's Reliving his youth!
12. November, 06:55
I actually have a Ram 150 van with a 360 Magnum in it waiting on my drive for similar treatment ;)
12. November, 10:43
I'm not reliving my youth mates.......... I never grew up :D
12. November, 12:13
Bob Hall
12. November, 19:25
Nigel Chapman
So your van will have the 'Munky shag' look !
12. November, 21:25
13. November, 00:19

October 16, 2020

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2 | 18. January, 17:39
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I did once visit the NRM, where to my amazement, saw a pile of bits, wheels and all manner of connecting rods. Amongst them, were two plaques that read "Flying Scotsman". Fast forward a decade maybe, and on a cold wet, winter morning in February, I think? I was stood at the gates of Riley's yard in Bury, Lancashire, around 9am, when this huge black steam train, like a smoke breathing monster, thundered past me, around 3, maybe 4 ft away. It beared the number 103, pushed by a diesel. Low and behold, I saw the brand new, fully refurbed, Flying Scotsman, get pushed out to the station, to start it's inaugural run for it's first ever trial, to pull passenger trains again. My new American Mrs with me, who never truly understood the importance of the event she was witnessing, was soaked to the skin. During trials, it was in war time black livery, now she's in her famous Green livery, that everyone remembers. The cold I suffered afterwards, was well worth the experience. I'll never forget that day and how the ground shook as she passed my feet. Came a long way, from the pile of bolts, when I first saw her.
27. February, 00:10
Did you see the Mallard & the world collection of A4's??? Blew me away mate!
The Scotsman was in that machine shed with the overhead viewing walkway, just an epic pile of parts!
That's a great place to visit ain't it
27. February, 00:24
27. February, 00:39
Yeah mate, that's where I saw her in bits too. Later, I took the Mrs to the NRM. We saw Mallard, Tornado, Evening Star and all the rest, both in the Great Hall, and outside. When I was in PA, we went over to Strasburg. Dude, our American cousins blow us away! The train museum there is epic! Now them beasts really make you feel small! Definitely worth a trip if you get up Lancaster way, in Pennsylvania. So is the Mack museum in Allentown. Dude, I nearly creamed my pants in there! There's tons to see and it's free, plus you get a guided tour. There's also the America on wheels museum. When we got there, it was about to close, so I'm planning a trip back. You can see pictures of all these places on TripAdvisor. Definitely worth a look mate
27. February, 02:40
Bill Newcomer
Since this topic has wandered off into locomotives, I just was curious if you have seen a Union Pacific 6900 series. My Grandfather was a design and testing engineer and spent many hours in the first one made. It is my understanding that it is the most powerful diesel-electric locomotive ever made. My Grandpa said it wasn't really a success due the limitations of tractive effort (wheel to rail grip).
28. February, 08:37
That's a great story Bill! I looked it up......
Now that's a what I call a 'loco' loco ;)
Max tractive torque of 114,000 ft/lbs????
That's huge!
28. February, 14:48
That's a great story Bill!!! :)
28. February, 16:29
Andy Ball
'no nightfighter's gonna stop us now'....
16. October, 11:01

October 8, 2020

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2. October, 09:15
Nigel Chapman
Nice one Munky, what are your plans for it ?
8. October, 09:07
I just grabbed it cos I loved the show so much.
I thought about just building as is with a few extra details like fabric buttoned interior but maybe bigger slicks & Top Fuel Hemi.
8. October, 11:24

October 6, 2020

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Project: Camaro Z28
1:16 Camaro Z28 (Revell H-6601)
4 | 28. March, 00:17
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Chaz Gordon
Looking good Munky. Definitely gotten rid of that toy like look of the kit.
4. October, 10:41
4. October, 11:18
Thanks Chaz, praise indeed!

Daniel........ thanks it was an easy fun build
4. October, 16:17
Tim Heimer
I agree with Chaz! Nice work on this! A shame about the decals.
5. October, 19:41
Thanks Tim ;)
5. October, 20:10
Chaz Gordon
Think the decal disaster did you a favour.
6. October, 15:58
Stefan Fraundorfer
Nice Camaro Munkyslut. I would like to have one like that in 1:1.
6. October, 17:24
Thanks Stefan!
I had a '77 & an '&0, just rotten old wrecks as a kid, the first was just a 6 cylinder 3 speed manual & the 2nd was a 350 with a TH350 & a 10bolt posi, both great fun!

Yeah Chaz! I agree, the simple hood stripe is more than enough. Those huge side panels looked shit mate ;)
6. October, 20:42

October 2, 2020

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23. September, 12:21
Andy Ball
In a time long-long-ago, I had this for a Christmas present!, don't think it was ever finished by my Dad, one day I'll do it!
28. September, 10:18
To be honest Andy I just have a thing for collecting Red Stripe kits, I doubt I'll ever make it!
2. October, 09:17

September 28, 2020

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26. September, 16:03
Andy Ball
you won't be disappointed!...
28. September, 10:16
Well I have you to thank for the inspiration!
Twenty quid in Al's Hobbies ........ I couldn't pass that up ;)
28. September, 10:45
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26. September, 16:07
Andy Ball
interesting to see how this goes vs. Airfix's
28. September, 10:17

September 20, 2020

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5. September, 10:05
Andy Ball
20. September, 08:58
Cheers Andy!
I love the big bombers, I've got a few in the stash now, mainly vintage Red Stripe cos of the awesome box art of Roy Cross.
20. September, 09:18
Andy Ball
I noted the B-17G too, my childhood writ large in these collections of yours!
20. September, 10:06
Pleased you approve! Maybe you can recommend some planes to fill out the collection?
I have the Liberator next on my radar, specifically the version with the Jolly Roger decals on the tail fins.
Lanc & Wellington soon to follow!
20. September, 10:28

September 12, 2020

Munkyslut and Phil M are now mates.
12. September, 16:28

August 28, 2020

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28. August, 09:48

August 27, 2020

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27. August, 10:42

July 29, 2020

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29. July, 09:56

July 28, 2020

Munkyslut added a new photoalbum.
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Project: BMW R75/5
1:8 BMW R75/5 (Revell H-1552)
3 | 15. June, 10:30
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Thanks for the kind words mates ;)
It ain't that nice close up but it's light years away from it's awful distressed state, I'm pleased with the result.
21. June, 12:55
Tim Heimer
As you should be.
21. June, 13:10
Chaz Gordon
Very nice
24. June, 20:08
Cheers mates!
24. June, 20:26
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Like it ... looks good !
27. July, 16:04
27. July, 16:28
Kerry COX
You have nailed it again MS. :)
Beautifully done mate.
27. July, 20:36
Cheers mates .......but it ain't that nice honestly :D
28. July, 09:39

July 12, 2020

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12. July, 10:06

July 9, 2020

Munkyslut and Firebird are now mates.
9. July, 09:14

June 19, 2020

Munkyslut added a new project.
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In progress
1:8 BMW R75/5 (Revell H-1552)
15. June, 10:13
Managed to find a bit of time to start on something while I'm waiting for parts for my other builds.
I bought this from a guy on eBay who had started it over 4@ years ago & by his own admission ruined it.
I don't know why I find it enjoys but I love resurrecting kits that really should be heading for the bin.
This was a real shitter, everything cracked, snapped, covered in gobs of glue & some awful attempt at painting that has me believing they turned their hoover on backwards to spray it :D
I've managed to rebuild & paint the frame, engine, exhausts, assembled the forks & rear wheel.
Every part had to be filed, sanded, stuck back together, not easy when the items are crumbling in your hands due to corrosion from excessive solvent & general deterioration.
The Molotow pen has earned its money on this one, just waiting on scam of Tamiya Light Blue metallic to spray the tank & mudguards, then wiring & assembly.
15. June, 10:29
Hi John
Yeah 1/8 is a good scale for bikes, I find even 1/12 too fiddly for my simian sausage fingers :D
1/6 is my favourite but I've pretty much done all the Tamiya bikes now, just a few favourites left in stash.
17. June, 09:34
Tim Heimer
Munky you're as messed up as me! Just in a different way, It seems I have to twist up 90% of the kits I do. I might have to try a resurrection!
17. June, 13:51
The work continues........ Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue will suit the early 70's chrome & alloy look nicely.
Some imperfections in the tank but I daren't fill & sand it any more, there's almost no original material left!
First time I've used a wash too, I've seen some of you using it on plane panel lines & I used it to give some depth to the barrel fins & crankcase joins.
I love the way it flow, can't wait to use it on my Revell 1/32 Iron Maiden Spit ;)
18. June, 16:02
Tim Heimer
Keep it up! Keep experimenting and finding new ways! Looking good!
19. June, 03:54
Finally glued the completed front wheel/forks/yokes assembly to the frame headstock so I have what looks like a bike now.
Tank & seat are yet to be glued on but the Tamiya Light Metallic Blue looks really good against the chrome & alloy, pleased with that choice!
Tried to use the original vinyl tubing for the cables, fuel lines & plug leads but it's so brittle it either snaps off the spigots it's due to go onto or just keeps pinging off
Bloody annoying but I'm sure I can get some new supple tubing from somewhere, I'll keep the original as patterns.
19. June, 16:21

June 17, 2020

Munkyslut and Tim Heimer are now mates.
17. June, 15:18

June 9, 2020

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11. May, 09:38
Nigel Chapman
Any plans for the Corvette?
8. June, 22:05
Hi mate!
Yeah I'll get around to building it sometime, probably as the box art, that's what drew me to it in the first place.
I've had so much to do at my business dealing with the bat flu I've hardly had time for anything.
Sadly I just lost me mum so the funeral & probate are now taking more of my time up.
9. June, 08:54
Nigel Chapman
So sorry to hear that. Take care and hope all goes well.
9. June, 13:53
Cheers mate, I'll be back soon ;)
9. June, 16:00

May 24, 2020

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24. May, 13:17

May 9, 2020

Munkyslut now follows Paul Soler
9. May, 15:36

May 1, 2020

Munkyslut added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Pink Panther!
1:25 The Pink Panther (Eldon 9460)
14. November 2019, 19:09
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Ok Bob I'm sold, got a spare room?
22. February, 22:57
Bob Hall
Absolutely ! You may have to share it with the Guns and Model Kits !
23. February, 00:20
Paul Juliano
Bob, my friend always says, "If you want to make a Texan mad, say 'If you cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the third largest state.'" No offense! Just thought of it when you sent the list. It's got to be one of the only places where you can drive for 24 hours in one direction and never leave the state.
25. February, 19:10
Dominik Weitzer
Oha! Thats the first built Pink Panther I've seen. Really cool. Well done Munky, like it. One of those kits I saw years ago, never saw one to buy since years and so forgotten for me. Thanks for sharing
7. March, 08:43
Thanks Dominik! It's far from finished but so far I'm pretty happy with the result.
7. March, 10:36
Bob Hall
@ Paul ! No Offense Taken, But Unlike Alaska, we were a county before we were a state. Plus we joined the union by treaty not annexed like the other states, that's the reason why we're the only state that can "Legally" Fly our flag even height with the U.S. flag.

The Good old days

Munkey ! Looking forward to the unique pink piece-es completion !
8. March, 01:40
This is such a unique piece, love it !!
1. May, 02:17
Thanks Pindy, it was a lot of fun, still waiting to finish it tho
1. May, 09:40

April 30, 2020

Anybody using or has used Tamiya Paint Pens?
I was gonna order some to try, just wondered what current opinion was.
30. April, 13:51

April 3, 2020

Munkyslut and Dmytro P are now mates.
3. April, 11:46

March 25, 2020

I just got given a copy of this Show Rod Model Kits book by a good mate (& a scalemate) for my birthday.
it's got some excellent reference pics & info & is probably cheap in the States, fully Munky recommenced ;)
18. March, 15:50
Nigel Chapman
Available in the UK?
24. March, 19:50
Hi mate!
Yeah on U.K. eBay for around 20 quid (or a bog roll)
24. March, 21:01
Nigel Chapman
check out - Excellent site featuring all his kit designs and more
25. March, 15:19
Cheers mate! That's one cool site, keep me occupied for hours
25. March, 18:15

February 13, 2020

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13. February, 11:13

January 31, 2020

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31. January, 19:06

January 28, 2020

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28. December 2019, 09:56
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I've started it!
18. January, 17:31
20. January, 04:15
C'mon Monkey, let's see what's in the kit? ;)
20. January, 04:44
Just for you Boz ;) I don't know how to attach pix to this thread so I've stuck em on the album thread
20. January, 10:00
Love ya monkey mate, I'll have a look :)
20. January, 16:27
27. January, 03:29
Yeah that's cool Bob! Would've liked some Eddie graphics on the nose 8)
27. January, 23:08
Monkey, you might be in luck! I have a decal sheet for the Ed Force One. It was a disaster build and I never got to put the decals on, before it crashed to the ground. Yours for free, if you want them mate?
28. January, 06:14
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Project: Rommels Rod
1:24 Rommel's Rod (Monogram 85-4260)
18. September 2019, 16:03
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Cheer Tim!
Nathan, I love that paint colour, looks gorgeous & was a piece of piss to get right
22. September 2019, 20:30
All done bar a couple of tiny details to paint in like the hood straps & front fender marker lights, plus the radiator skull mascot needs gluing in place.
I know the pic is shite but the lights terrible in here so I'll take some nice daylight pix in the morning.
Wish I'd weathered it a bit now though.........
23. September 2019, 19:04
Bob Hall
COOL !!!!!!!!!!
23. September 2019, 19:07
Chaz Gordon
Very Cool, real fun subject.
23. September 2019, 20:08
4. October 2019, 11:56
Nigel Chapman
Love that engine maybe it could be showed off more ?
10. November 2019, 20:16
Thanks Nigel!
Hood is glued to side covers but not to body so can lift off anytime
10. November 2019, 20:28
Tim Heimer
Wow, after looking at mine and seeing yours again, yours belongs in a car show dude!
28. January, 04:16

January 27, 2020

I don’t know if these people have shared on here before but I thought it was worth a post.
They seem to have some great products for the 1/24 1/25 hot rod, custom, drag, drift builder
27. January, 12:02

January 18, 2020

Munkyslut added a new project.
1:72 HEINKEL He111 H-6 (Airfix A07007A)
18. January, 17:36

December 25, 2019

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25. December 2019, 17:47
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25. December 2019, 17:46

December 24, 2019

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24. December 2019, 23:28

December 1, 2019

Hobbycraft Black Friday Deals!

I was in the in Milton Keynes today & spotted half price deals on loads of Revell & Italieri kits! Some proper good deals here.....
21. November 2019, 20:02
Derek Huggett
"Open your wallet and say the magic words after me...'Help yourself'!!!" (Thank you 'The Goon Show') :D
21. November 2019, 21:57
Ahh the Goon Show, Sunday afternoons listening to me old mans LP's & practicing Bluebottle :)))
21. November 2019, 22:15
Danny Meer
Just looked at what is in store and it's easy to lower prices when your "normal" price is way over market value lol
22. November 2019, 13:30
Are they pricey then? I'm probably well out of touch on new model prices, I usually only buy vintage for my hoard!
22. November 2019, 20:33
Danny Meer
well don't know if that's normal prices for UK, but when compared to some dutch shops some kit here are 20,- to 30,- euro less on normal price :) and my stash is also mostly '70's 80's kits :)
23. November 2019, 12:54
Chaz Gordon
Hobby craft mainly sell at MSRP, but when they do black friday deals, they can be bargains. Just picked up the Revell Black Pearl for £11.50, which is half MSRP, but I also always check ebay/amazon before I buy in store, and the best price elsewhere was £14.50. As it's a subject I've been saying would be cool to build, I got it. They had the Transit at a bit of a discount, but I already have one, and to be honest, it was still overpriced for the detail level of the kit @ £25
1. December 2019, 11:40


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