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Joe Caputo
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Monogram 1/48 Vought Kingfisher

January 27, 2019 · in Aviation · · 19 · 3.6K

The ancient is still a very nice kit. The boxart on /Monogram's last re-issue is an artist's conception of the aircraft in the photo, I discovered well after I had started my kit. My interpretation of the same aircraft varied somewhat, as far as insignia goes, I found out, after seeing the latest rendition. I have to thank Jack Mugan for the red surround, stars n bars in the size I required.

The kit was OOB (the mast antenna was lost just prior photo shoot) and after the kit was assembled according to instructions, the real fun started. I like the way the weathering turned out, but trying to duplicate the photo took more time than the build itself.

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19 responses

  1. Those "ancient" Monogram kits ARE still good kits, I agree - and you did a good job on the 'reconstruction' of the pic as well. Nice work, Joe.

  2. Great work, Joe.


  3. Very nice, I wish you could still get the resin main float replacements, but either way very well done!

  4. Excellent weathering, beautifully done aircraft.

  5. Nice work, Joe!

  6. I love the Kingfisher and have this water bird in my stash. Nice job!

  7. Excellent work Joe ! I echo the comments above... I don't think I ever saw this picture before. Looks like you nailed it .

    "liked" 🙂

  8. I think you got it spot on, Joe. You ought to take a shot of the model in black and white and see how it comes out. Beautiful job!

    Just out of curiosity, are there national markings on both the lower wings as well?

  9. A great job, you nailed the weathering.

  10. The model is the same as the plane in the photo! Exactly the same! Absolutely fantastic- congratulations, Joe!

  11. Nice job on the old lady Joe. You can make any old Monogram look good if you apply some basic modeling skills. Well done buddy.

  12. Looks great - like the weathering! Nicely done.

  13. Great looking build.

  14. Hello Joe,
    Monogram, always good. You did a splendid job.
    Regards, Dirk

  15. Really nice. I wonder who here hasn't built one.

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