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Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder

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  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Monogram Martin B-26 Marauder
Posted by Shipwreck on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:16 PM

 

 

 

Greetings, I started this 1/48 scale build in February; but could not post it because Photobucket and my MAC had some type of disagreement. I noticed that Lananda has just started posting his excellent build of the B-26. It seems that I might be up and running  again on Photobucket, so I decided to give it another try. We are building the same kit ; but we are taking different approaches. Namely, Lananda is going all out with detail; I am trying to build it out of the box almost. I had enough detailing on my B-29!

 

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:44 PM

No detail allowed, equals no wires!

 

The basic components almost ready to go together!

 

This kit requires alot of seam work. This is the worst one.

 

All seams required some work.

 

This is that tail gun position which everyone loves. You can see that there is more to be done here!

 

The B-26 was one of the first bombers to have butt panels, as opposed to overlapping panels, which are better represented by recessed lines; but the raised lines will do just fine! You may notice that the flight deck is green. Most B-26s were bare aluminum with back from the window frames up. However, the insulation was green. You can see it in the Flack Bait nose display as brown (that is faded green).

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:45 PM

Sweet! There never enough Marauders   on here! OOB, or fully tricked out, that kit builds up nice. I wanna follow this.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:51 PM

I'm definatey will be following this!  Nice start on a very cool aircraft.  Good luck on the seams.

Toshi

  • Member since
    December, 2016
  • From: Codroipo, Udine, Italy
Posted by Lananda on Saturday, April 15, 2017 6:37 AM

Different approach but the box is exactly the same!

I feel that your building will be more enjoying that mine....

Have a nice job!

Working on: Breda BA-65 1/48      

                                      

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:11 AM

Well, Lananda, after beating myself up converting a B-29 to the Silverplate Enola Gay which included modifications, couple hundred scratch built parts, photo etch, and crew; I needed a brake!  Never-the-less, I could not resist adding the bombardier's armor.

Actually, I am taking a simpler approach to all my modeling because I have far more models than I can finish in the time I have left to do any modeling; so I want to limit the time I spend on each project! Hey, I love the detail that you put into your bird!

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:34 PM

Looking good so far SW,

Have you decided on whether this ome will be a natural metal finish or Olive ?

Chris

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Saturday, April 15, 2017 3:09 PM

Bossman

Have you decided on whether this ome will be a natural metal finish or Olive ?

 

Yes I have, Chris; it will be olive. I want to model Flak Bait; but the decals that I made from photos are very thick. If I find that they are not workable I may model Mild & Bitter. Both aircraft come from the same production batch and share similar service, so it would be easy to make the switch.

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:23 PM

I am about to spray can Tamiya Primer. This will show me what still needs more work. Lots, I am sure!

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:44 AM

I am watching intently .

It looks like you have solved the worst fit issues and I'm looking forward to your next installment.  Mine was a putty monster but in the end this kit turns into a great looking B-26 ( my favorite bomber).   I only wish Hasagawa or Tamiya would produce this great plane in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:54 AM

Everything looks good shipwreck.  Interested in seeing how the first coat looks!

Toshi

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:12 PM

The first coat of primer went on yesterday. That means I had a lot of patching up to do this morning. This afternoon the second coat of primer was applied. There is still several minor touch ups that are needed, but it is close the next base coat of silver.

I suppose there has to be at least one uncooperative seam.

 

 

I have experimented with Lazer Bond on this model. So far the results are good. It is like a clear 2 part epoxy; strong bond, but it does not sand! It has a precise applicator for filling gaps; just clean up the excess, like immediately!

On the Bench:

     1/48 B-26 Maruarder

On Deck:

     1/48 P-47D Razorback

     1/48 Nieuport Ni-17

     1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

    

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:54 AM

Nope, can't ever have too many B-26s! Nice work, looking forward to seeing her all painted up. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:00 PM

Yep, lol. There is always that one seam.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:06 PM

M. Brindos

Yep, lol. There is always that one seam.

 

I have to agree with M. Brindos.  But knowing your skill set, you'll be painting the base silver coat in no time.  Everything looks great!

Toshi

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