Revell's 1/48 B-26 Marauder

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Ok the Ju-52 is being put on hold for windows that need future, drying glue, and what have you so I decided to stay occupied because if I leave it for the 2 or 3 days I will loose interest,

    The next thing is yet another large 1/48 scale plane. The markings for this plane are not yet decided but from what I have read there were fitting problems with the Monogram kit but I know Terry built this one so I 'm sure he could tell me what the issues are.

    Probably will begin work later today or tomorrow.

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    Monogram 1/48 B-26 Marauder
     
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    #2 T Bolt, May 28, 2010
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    Good one Harrison! I've had that one on the shelf waiting for some time now and it will be interesting to see how the build goes.
     
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    One of my favorites Harrison. Excellent choice sir.:cool: :thumbright:
     
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    Harrison I did one of these up years ago and made the engines operational and put a red light in the pit(ddi not shine alot) but my son ended up with it as a tike.Builds up nice and you will see the room in the nacelles I am talking about.Cheers
     
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    That's what I've heard Kev! Thanks guys!
     
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    Since I have few references of cockpit I just drew one from a internet pic..
     

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    Looks like a nice kit H and I like your scratch drawings. Have fun.........

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Thanks Gents!

    What was the purpose of two different looking control yolks?
     
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    Here's a couple of cockpit shots for ya. :)
     

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    Thanks Dwight!
     
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    Nice one H.Dwight beat me to it with the cockpit shots!The different shaped control yoke was so that the Bombardier could gain easier access to the nose, under the co-pilot's yoke. BTW, the seats were not silver, the entire seat was Interior Green, sometimes Bronze Green, with yellow or tan cushions.
    The only real mini-problems with this kit ate supposed to be the gaps around the engine nacelles, and the cowlings, due to age of the moulds. On my example, these were not noticeable at the rear of the nacelles, and minimal around the cowlings, needing very little filler. NOTE: you will need a LOT of weight to keep the nose on the deck. Put this in the radio room, as far forward as possibel, and the engine cowlings, behind the engines!!
     
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    Great stuff H! Looking forward to this one.... :thumbright: Need to get one my......hang on, I've already got one! :oops:
     
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    Thanks a lot Terry! In this guide they have interior green listed as Patina Green :confused: :rolleyes:

    Jan how did I know you would have had one?? :lol:

    I'm going out of state for the weekend so will probably read my Squadron Signal B-26 in action book....
     
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    Lone Star Models makes replacement engine cowlings for the Revellogram kit in 1:48 scale.

    Lone Star Models

    LSM 0335 B-26 Replacement Cowlings $18.00

    You have to scroll down the page to find them - they are listed below the pictured items.
     
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    Yep, I'd considered those when building mine, but just corrected/improved the kit parts slightly.
     
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    This should be a good one for you Harrison, good luck with it mate!:D
     
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    Thanks Wayne!

    I will check those out Dwight! Thanks
     
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    For this one I need Decals since the ones in the kit are sh*t.... not Revells fault, rather the guy on ebay I got it from... there are dark brown/black spots all over....

    ZOTZ has a set of decals which will run me 17 dollars but I need them...

    Sprue Brother has a color PE set for 7.50.... which looks very welcoming although I've never used it before.... the kit decals for the instrument panel are in terrible shape...... oohhh the choices...

    PLUS the replacement cowlings but, I think if I have the patience can manage the fix on my own.....
     
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    Hope you can get what you need H !:D
     
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