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Monogram P-36A silver-wing

December 17, 2018 · in Aviation · · 21 · 3.3K

Hello, this is my first post on I-modeler.

I have just finished to assemble the “classic” P-36A kit in . Despite its age (half a century), it is a very nice kit and I decided to complete it OOB, without trying to re-scribe it.

Only minor scratch-build detail was added in the cockpit and minor corrections applied (the kit erroneously provides guns on the wings and an antenna mast, which were characteristic of the export – mainly French – versions of the ).

Moreover, since I wanted to display the model in-flight, but this option is not contemplated in the kit, it required some epoxy-putty to shape the retracted gears. I painted it with MrP "white aluminum" and finished it with future and a little of black wash.

The decals in the box were yellowed (the kit is from a white box edition from the seventies)

therefore I preferred to paint the stripes on the rudder, whereas the Indian chief head was cannibalized from the recent AZ kit. I also utilized the roundels from a Techmod sheet and home-printed the black lettering.

Tough the kit provides a small stand I scratch-built a larger (and more stable) one.

Hope you like the model in its simplicity!

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21 responses

  1. Hello Peter and welcome. That’s a great job on an old kit. Classy build!

  2. Welcome aboard, Peter. Thanks for posting.

  3. Great P-36, Peter! That's a really nice job you've done. I wouldn't have thought it was 1/72nd scale!

  4. Great-looking little build, and welcome to iModeler!

  5. Lovely looking P-36. Welcome to iModeler Peter.

  6. I have always been very fond of that little kit, and have a few in my collection to this day. You have done it justice with your very competent build. Nice to see one built so well and finished beautifully.

  7. Una gran obra de un antiguo kit.

  8. Great post for your virgin flight on the site. Welcome aboard

  9. Beauty of a build, Peter. Gorgeous subject with a matching finish.


  10. very nice build! I had one of those- was planning a Portuguese bird, but sold it off with a lot of my 1/72 when i decided to cull the herd a bit.

  11. Beautiful job! One of the best of the early Monogram 1/72 kits. Welcome to the site.

  12. Really love this kit and your build of it!

  13. Welcome! And thanks for posting another great Monogram Classic! I have a "thing" fo Monogram kits! Great job

  14. Nice job, Peter! That kit still stands up well. Monogram Classic.

  15. Thank you all for the nice comments and for the warm welcome!

  16. Hello peter,
    Welcome to the club. Monogram, so old, but still belonging to the best designs.
    Your model looks great. The Indian decal finishes it off. Regards, Dirk

  17. Nicely done Peter and welcome to iModeler, you'll enjoy the company here.

  18. Welcome here Peter! Nice build! I like Your stand also - if that's from plexy You made an outstanding job with that!

    • köszönöm Gábor!
      Yes, the vertical transparent stand is from plexy, whereas the base is a simple piece of wood painted with a "test" pattern. I'm still trying to find the most adequate pattern to be painted on such a base...

  19. This P-36 turned out very nice. Monogram had a few 1/72 fighters 50+ years ago that were simple, yet turned out looking great.

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