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Robert Royes
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Ford Trimotor, 1/77 Monogram

March 16, 2021 · in Aviation · · 21 · 2.5K

One of Monograms early box scale kits, the copy right date says 1956. Though sparse in detail, The corrugated skin detail is pretty cool. Released several times over the years,this is the 1983 Heritage Edition. I think that there was one more boxing in the Revell label. It's always a risk with the decals doing an older kit, you don't know how they will hold up. These were kind of thick, and did not react well decal set, only applying it on the bottom wing decal. While I've never built one of these , Men At Arms hobby shop had four of these kits still in the shrink wrap,so I couldn't resist.Last shot of another box scale, 1/90 C-47.

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  1. That's a beauty, Robert! Well done.

  2. You're right, Robert, it's cool, and so of its time, you've captured it beautifully, definitely liked.

  3. Yeah, I had one of these. Didn't everybody? Loved the little sled doggies that came with it.
    That's a great idea, the styrofoam. Looks like the frozen North. White out conditions!
    Go Men-At Arms, go Jimmy! What town are you from?

  4. Great model & subject. Have one of the white box versions with the colorful airline markings in the stash.

  5. Robert that build turned out super nice. In many respects building the older kits brings out the best modelling.

  6. Great work on this Robert. I remember doing one when I was a kid.

  7. I remember building one of those one afternoon, waaaaay back when it was a brand-new release. Amazing how actually good it is for what it is.

  8. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Good work on that classical Monogram kit, Robert.

  9. You turned this one into a real gem, Robert.
    Great so see how another oldie becomes a beautiful model.

  10. Love it too, my friend @roofrat!
    Excellent build!
    If you find old beauties like this, still shrink wrapped, how can you resist?
    I would have bought all 4 of them... 🙂

  11. Well done Robert, the old bird turned out quite well after all those years.

  12. Great nostalgic build.

  13. Nice work, Robert. The detail and proportions on that old kit look good even today. I built one in the early ‘70s.

  14. Looks good for it's age! Nicely done. Must be "old model" week here at iM?

  15. How nice and how very cool. Good to see all this old stuff get built and built so well.

  16. Great job.I remember building that kit in 1960 or 1961 when I was on my Adm. Richard Byrd "kick". His book, "Alone" still sticks with me.

  17. I love the older kits, nice job on your build it really looks great!

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