A couple Monogram “Classics” at the airport
Last week's trip to the Cameron Airport involved five models and none had been photographed out there before. Although it was really hot, I managed to get a few pics of each plane. Both of these are ancient 1/48 Monogram kits, and both were built around 20 years ago now. The Spitfire Mk IX has an entirely scratch-built cockpit, resin wheels/tires and a vac-formed canopy from Squadron. The camo was sprayed with my venerable Paasche H.
The Dauntless is pretty much OOB. I remember being a bit "daunted" myself by all that greenhouse canopy masking. For sure, there were no EZ Masks back then! Again, all enamels, and applied with the Model H. I hope you enjoy a look at "scale modeling's past" with these two old warbirds!
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