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Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges
A delightful if troublesome kit...a classic...hope you like this 40+ year oldie...
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walt samardak said on February 19, 2021
Wow! What a sharp build, it looks great!
Greg Kittinger said on February 19, 2021
That's a nice-lookin' Widow! I really like this purpose-built brute - one of my favorite twins.
Rob Anderson said on February 19, 2021
Wow two Monogram Classics in one day! This IS a troublesome kit, I built it many years ago and it's not their best fitting kit at all, but you have done a great job taming this beast! Well done!
Spiros Pendedekas said on February 19, 2021
Love it, my friend @mvtb!
What a great build of a challenging kit!
I have built the same with the "Lady in the Dark" scheme. I might dust it off and post a couple of pics here...
Walt B said on February 19, 2021
Nice looking Widow! I have in the past built two of these and loved them. It really is a nice kit and you made yours look good. I have the Great Wall Kit and am looking forward to building it. Speaking of which my Great Wall Kit is the "A" model without the upper turret. Does anyone have an Upper Turret from either they Great Wall Kit, or the Monogram Kit they are willing to donate to fellow modeler?
Doug Humphrey said on February 19, 2021
Hope this helps, Walt!
John vd Biggelaar said on February 19, 2021
Very nice build, Marcus.
You absolutely did overcome the troubles from this kit.
Although an oldie, you brought it back to life beautifully.
Bernard Bedeur said on February 19, 2021
Nice build. Looks better than the eponymous girlfriend femme fatale ! Amazing we call our planes and ships “She “ the new Mars Rover that landed yesterday is a she as well. Go figure why.
Ramon R. Lomeli said on February 19, 2021
Excellent result on a challenging kit!
Anthony Conway said on February 19, 2021
Nice , the tail booms on mine were bent like bananas but some hot water had em sorted ended up being one of my favourite builds. I have a couple of these old kits in the stash . Lots of issues but perseverance gets you a great looking beast.
Robert Royes said on February 19, 2021
John Healy said on February 19, 2021
That turned out great. You managed to join the clear parts very smoothly.
John Krukowski said on February 19, 2021
It's like Monogram Heaven here today, some really nice work.
An airplane well used then well cared for, looks very realistic.
I love the overall semi-glossy finish, it looks so slick, and real.
Tom Cleaver said on February 19, 2021
"Troublesome." Yes, that's a very good word for this kit. Also "frustrating." And you have overcome all the frustrating trouble and made a really nice result with this.
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on February 19, 2021
Thanks to each and everyone of you for the kind words.
All the best folks!
P.S.:the nightmare isn´t indeed over at all...I have another one of these!
gary sausmikat said on February 19, 2021
Marcus, well done. I'm in the "process" of the same kit myself and understand your delight in the troubles. One has to go in to this build knowing the kits "age" but with determination it still builds into a nice representation as your build shows. And you've done a really nice job with the clear parts, the most troubling portion. Again, nice job! Now go build a Tamiya kit, you deserve it.
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on February 20, 2021
Gary,indeed I am...
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Great looking Black Widow. Really like the weathering touch you put above the engines. Liked!
Thanks Doug,all the best!
Haslam Yeoman said on February 21, 2021
Much as I enjoy building Monogram kits this one is hard work and you have done a superb job of forcing it into submission.
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on February 21, 2021
Haslam,thank you,all the best!
George Williams said on February 21, 2021
I know little about either the real thing or the kit, but it looks great, that black finish really sets it off, definitely liked.
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on March 11, 2021
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