February 7, 2017 in Aviation
Saw that Greg Kittinger wants to do a Midway B-26. Here was my interpretation, done a couple of years ago. “Susie-Q” was an early bird with short wings and different tail gun position. Valom had a kit of it, it got crucified by the critics when released, it does look a bit chubby. I got a non-torpedo version so stole one from the old Airfix TBD kit and mounted it using internet-gleaned info. The surface detail on Valom kits is really fine, they just need more care in research, as many model companies do. I hand painted the nose logo I hear a decal set is available now.
REAL heroes flew this one and crash-landed the wreckage. They had no real idea of what they were doing, but they changed History.
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