Next on the table..Monogram 1/48 B-26 Marauder

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  1. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

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    This old kit was picked up at a consignment sale a couple of months back. Looking forward to this build as I have done it before, way back in my teenage years. I had toyed with the idea of British markings and once again I do thank those of you who were helpful in that regard but I will be going with American markings, just not sure which ones yet. Lots of choices. I will get my "middle eastern" finish when I get around to the Beaufighter bought earlier this week.

    Got started yesterday. Began with the cockpit which was pretty straight forward.

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    Not sure how long this build will take. It is almost summer which means air show season and lots to do outside. I will forge ahead as time permits and see where we get to before the next group build starts on August 01st, my first GB as a participant.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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  2. rochie

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    nice Jeff, have the same kit myself for an RAF bird, but only the SAAF used them i think and they all had distinct nose art .
    finding decals for them has proved impossible so far !
     
  3. Jeff Hunt

    Jeff Hunt Well-Known Member

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    See the thread here http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/questions-kits-decals-tools-pilots/b-26-question-40630.html


    regarding RAF B-26s

    I agree with the impossibility of finding RAF decals, one would have to piece together a set from various sheets in order to get it done.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Good one Jeff. I made a start on this kit years ago but never finished it. Will be watching.
     
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    #5 Donivanp, Jun 12, 2014
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    Nice start on that, I just pocked up one my self last month. Don't for get the USN operated them also.

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    I like that yellow tug there Don and the B-25 looked sharp also.;)
     
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    Good one. On my to do list as I've always like the lines of that bird.
     
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    Nice choice and good progress so far :D
     
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    Another one from my childhood, great choice!
     
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    Echo the above, a great kit from Monograms golden age.
    This iconic aircraft made its mark in American markings. I can't wait to see this one done!
     
  11. Jeff Hunt

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    Here is the decal sheets ordered yesterday from Hannants.


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    90% sure I will be doing Dina Might ( I have a sister in law named Dina ). Made sure I got a set with two B model choices in case I mess up the first decal transfer.

    I was going to order the same set from Sprue Bros. but it would have cost me $5.00 more. Pretty sure the $9.95 postage rate to Canada is a tad excessive. Hannants is air mailing the set for half that amount.

    Question for you D Day stripe guys.

    How wide should each stripe be on this aircraft? I can't see it being to difficult to do but the proper dimensions would be good.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    I'm in your camp Glenn, only mine is Many years ago...:D
     
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    Got a few more books to look through...

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    Second book is the same as the first...in Japanese.

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    And it looks like you don't have to be too perfect or pristine...

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    Geo
     
  15. Jeff Hunt

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    Thanks a ton George.

    Jeff
     
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    Good start Jeff. Just a pre-warning - you'll need a lot of weight to keep the nose wheel on the deck. I stuffed the radio room full of lead, up hard against the forward bulkhead, so that it couldn't be seen through the open hatch way, and also added lead to the engine cowls, forward of the main gear pivot points.
     
  17. Jeff Hunt

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    Just a quick update. The bomb bay bulkheads and the wall separating the cockpit from radio room have been completed and all installed along with the cockpit.

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    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Looking good Jeff, got my B-26 earmarked for this bird....

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    Nice work fast work thier Jeff.Jan does that say "Really Kinky" or "Really Lucky" :)
     
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    A nice profile Jan. :thumbright:
     
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