1/48th Monogram P-80
Had this old Monogram “Shooting Star” in the pile and hadn’t done anything NMF lately, so I figured I’d kill a weekend and throw one together real quick. The Monogram engineering shone through as usual and the gear doors fit like a glove, so I opted for a ‘wheels-up’ configuration. Ok….so I forgot to add any nose weight before I put it together. There.
The kit decals were trash…I told ya it was old – they came apart after immersion in warm water (I shoulda known). So I scrounged around in the spares box for some appropriate markings. I’ve got a Wildcat, Avenger (both done in the Atlantic scheme) and a Thunderbolt recently built, but waiting for the mailman to show up with the “Future”. Oh….and I just finished up Monograms B-17G as “Nine-O-Nine”, but [without the Future], no decals yet….on ANY of ’em.
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