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Martin Maryland 167F – Warburton’s War

March 13, 2016 in Aviation

Hi everybody,
I haven’t written anything for really long time… 🙁 Let’s start something fresh and old at the same time! 🙂
One year ago, I started new build – Special Hobby’s Martin Maryland 167F in 1/48 scale. The most annoying thing is almost total lack of documentation… Just one publication plus few photos lost in internet. And one scheme we can trust or not. Not much, and when I found also that the kit quality is very poor, I simply put the kit aside and from time to time I came back I step by step I started putting it together, still fixing manufacturer issues there and there…
Finally, I get over all these troubles with kit inaccuracy, lack of details and finally the painting day came…
So, here you have that all I am looking forward to show you the finished kit very soon! 🙂

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17 responses to Martin Maryland 167F – Warburton’s War

  1. Interesting plane, coming along nicely even with all the issues, Superb job

  2. “Inaccuracies” aside, it appears it’s going to be an outstanding build, sir.

  3. Looking great thus far. Waiting in anticipation for the final roll out. Good luck with your build!!

  4. Martin, the only documentation I’ve ever seen on the Maryland is the old Profile Publication, in the 200 series. One of my IPMS chapter members did the vacuform in 48th (Koster, I think) and it’s in one of the cases at the museum I volunteer with. There might be some documentation in our archives. We’ve got so much, and so few volunteers that he ongoing cataloguing will be going on ’til the END of Things. We literally have little idea as to the content of our holdings. Plus, more items arrive in their turn.
    On the plus side, I have something to do for a loooong time.
    Great job on the interior and the cockpit and nose glasswork. It’s going to be a beauty.

    • I bought AJ PRESS No. 96. It is whole Polish, but for this build OK. There are also very nice detailed photos of interior at Internet – unfortunately, they are mostly showing prototype or 1st series… Therefore they should be used carefully.Cockpit in the kit is very poor, even when using photo etched parts and resin… I missed (and still miss) a lot of equipment there. I had to do at least few instruments + wires in front part.

      • Martin, thanks. Now I have an alternative source for the Maryland.
        Even less is available on the Baltimore, should someone get ambitious and issue one in 48th. Not holding my breath on that one. It does have a clunky charm, though. The Maryland looks positively racy comparatively.
        Both obscure subjects.

  5. Models are boring when not detailed. Yours looks real nice. Keep it up!!

  6. Great interior detail.

  7. Ashame to ‘button up’ all that nice internal detail, but you’ve clearly taken your time to get the best result. I’m surprised there’s not more information available aboout the aircraft, as it has a pleasing look and appears to be a worthwhile modelling subject.

  8. Great work Martin – and perserverence – looking forward to seeing the completed product

  9. Excellent work and commendable patience. I have built this kit, and it’s a battle that tested me.

    • Yeah, it is a battle… The aircraft itself is beautiful. I am surprised there is no other company selling it. I am thinking of writing one more article after the kit is done. I will show you all the inaccuracies and shifty places of the kit.

  10. What a tease! I look forward to seeing the finished product. Your detail looks great so far!

    I’ve got an old Frog kit in 1/72 – pretty basic kit but at least I’ll have a Maryland in my collection. Come on Airfix…!

  11. Fantastic work on your Maryland. I have the same kit in my stash so I will be looking closely how it goes together. Keep up good work.

    • Hi Michal, thank you very much. I would recommend you to read my next (still not posted) article, after the build is finished. I will point some issues you might find when you start cutting the kit (Recommendation – don’t do this :), you will save time and nerves )

  12. Thanks for posting this. I have it in the stash and will be referencing yours when I build it!

  13. Blod,swet,tears building..

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