GB-59 1/72 B-26 - WW2 PTO V

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Greg Boeser

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Username: Greg Boeser
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Category: Intermediate
Scale: 1/72
Manufacturer: Monogram B-26 Marauder Snaptite
Extras: Eduard B-26 photo etch, Squadron vacuform , Shapeways .50 cal mgs, aftermarket decals (manufacturer TBD).

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Thanks to M Maty12 for tipping me to a Monogram Snaptite B-26B on Ebay.
This kit is a short wing, early B-26B, requiring the least modification to convert to a B-26 "straight" as used by the 22nd BG.
I hope to tart it up with the photo-etch and vacuform, plus the .50 cals. I will have to scratch new spinners. It needs new decals, which will probably have to be cobbled together. If converting the tail is too much for my feeble skills I will convert it into an early B-26B of the 69th or 70th BS.
 
I found a decal sheet that will work with a little cut and paste.
The decal sheet costs more than the model. And may not arrive in time.
 
Kit has arrived with the extra goodies.
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Looks nice.
The Eduard photo etch is geared to the Airfix kit, which I have. So, I might be using interior parts from that as needed.
The Monogram kit has good molding lines for the bomb bay doors and the camera hatch. I want to build an "open plan" with all hatches, bomb bays, etc, open to show off the innards.
 

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