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Crossiant Oliver

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  1. Ya, I just got one yesterday and started building it. I remember one of my first kits was the monogram Wildcat, which featured the folding wing feature, and being so proud when finishing it. I'm building and Airfix P-40B for a competition and Im waiting for a new compressor, so for fun I though I would try the model out, better than I remember the other old monogram kits revell has!
  2. Is there anywhere I can find a motor for 1/48 aircraft? I just want to make one of my model's propeller spin. Any comment would be nice. Thank you!
  3. The Monogram Hellcat was released in 1961 by monogram as one of the "action kits" in their line, which was a collection of WW2 US Naval Aircraft that had many features including folding wings, landing gear that can be raised or lowered, and sometimes bombs that could drop. Back in the day this was a huge success, as not many kits had those type of features before. Revell-Ogram still sells some of these kits, mainly the dauntless, the avenger, and this Hellcat. This kit can still hold up today if it was fitted with more interior detail. That's the main problem with the kit: the cockpit detail. The only thing is the pilot (unfortunately attached to his chair), the backboard, and the control panel. A quick trip to the spares box can fix this, or probably some aftermarket stuff. The other parts are fine, and can look good. The rest of the kit is ok in terms of shape and features, the only problem is that sometimes the gap between the folding wings and the raised panel detail. This kit would not be good for a beginner modeler, as some of the fits are not that ok, but it's great as a break from the "super detailed eduard" kits and a good weekend kit for leisure or just plain nostalgia. With some good fixer uppers this could be a great kit. Revell currently sells this kit, so you can find it at almost any hobby store or craft store. Overall: 7/10
  4. Thanks, but I don't know where to get it or how to build it.
  5. Also I'm signing up for a competition with my p-40 and I was wondering if there is any 1/48 base resembling wheeler field, where this plane was during Pearl Harbor.
  6. Looks good so far!
  7. I'm currently building the airfix 1/48 P-40B, which is great in most areas, and I'm about to paint it and I am building the George Welch P-40. I have two paints that will be good for this scheme. Vallejo Color US Olive Drab and humbrol 155 matt olive drab. Which would be better for this plane? Leave your answers in the comments.
  8. I'm currently building the airfix 1/48 P-40B, which is great in most areas, and I'm about to paint it and I am building the George Welch P-40. I have two paints that will be good for this scheme. Vallejo Color US Olive Drab and humbrol 155 matt olive drab. Which would be better for this plane? Leave your answers in the comments.
  9. Maybe leave it at a Salvation Army thrift store and tell me which one, and I'll go buy it, as I don't know who anyone is here and I don't want to meet them in person. (my mom is also looking at compressors too, so let's see what happens)
  10. So while I wait for a compressor, I want to finish a air can from when I used the testors amazing airbrush. I tried to fit it and it didn't fit. Anything I can do to fit it? I'll also look into the harbor freight compressor, if I have the time to go to pasedena (or if they have an online store). If that doesn't happen I just find some of these at an art store or michael's crafts and hobby lobby. yep also I'm 14, probably the youngest guy on the forums!
  11. For Christmas I got the paasche H-series starter airbrush, but no compressor. I've been looking for a good compressor, but one question I have is that can the paasche h-series work with compressors from other brands other than paasche?
  12. I was thinking of doing the same thing! Are you going to add an aircraft carrier stand?
  13. What do other people think of the Revell-ogram kits?
  14. you guys should check out my other post http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235015311-evetts-model-shop-a-great-hobby-store/#comment-2603900
  15. Speaking of terrible kits, the worst kit I've ever got was the Revell P-40B tiger shark. It's from 1964, and the mold shows it needs a replacement. There's a lot a flash, the kit barely fits, and there are raised surfaces. The only good thing are the decals, which can be made into 3 different planes (lucky for me, Revell accidentally gave me 2 decal sheets! Good thing I got the airfix 1/48 version, it's amazing!