Another old Monogram kit. I just joined the Monogram group on facebook and wanted to post a few pictures of Monogram kits I have built. It was then I realized just how many Monogram kits I have built, recently. I built ALL of the 1/48 Century series, F-4, F4U-5, P-61, Fw-190, Bf-110 and the list goes on. I love all of the new high tech kits, they have the detail we only dreamed of 40 years ago, but sitting down with one of the classics is still good.
I started the TBD-1. Although the detail is not anywhere near the crisp detail of today it’s not too bad, and the kit is engineered to go together pretty well. I was impressed cleaning up parts for painting that there were very few ejector marks on the visible area I neede to account for. Pretty clean kit.
It’s going to be a little challenge getting around the rivets and corrugated wing relief but that’s the fun of building an old kit from the box.
Here are a few shots of the kit.