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Jan Baranec
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“THE YANKEE GUERRILLA” B-26C 1:72 Hasegawa kit [D-Day Group build]

June 6, 2014 · in Uncategorized · · 22 · 8.5K

The original flight crew of , "THE YANKEE GUERRILLA" 134946 YA-L was headed by Lieutenant Homer Wentz. They flew the ship from the U.S. to Goose Bay, Labrador to Bluie West 1, Greenland to Keflavik, Iceland to Prestwick, Scotland - and finally to Boxted Air Base, located near Colchester, England. The Wentz crew took the ship on its first combat mission. It was the fourth bombing mission for the Group.

Honza 🙂

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22 responses

  1. Superb build & finish of the Marauder, Jan. Weathering is spot-on.

  2. Another fine build of a great medium bomber. Well done and presented Jan. Followed this all the way to the end. Thanks for sharing an outstanding build.


  3. Wow...! An excellent job in 1/72nd scale. I've seen 48th examples that weren't as good (mine leaps to mind). Outstanding, sir.

  4. Really well done Jan. Your rivet work is superb, how did you manage to keep II so consistent in depth.

  5. Well done ,excellent work Jan thanks for taking part.

  6. Nice one Jan, good to see it posted.
    Well done Jan.

  7. sweet as can be

  8. Brilliant build Jan. I enjoyed watching it build up in the wip threads.

  9. Great to see this finished, Jan, everything is just right, the build, finish and the photographs, especially the last picture showing all the materials used, very good idea.

  10. Oh man I like that!

  11. Beautiful job, Jan. Being 1/72 makes it even better !

  12. Jan,
    You have done a beautiful job on this. It was worth the wait to see it. Very nice weathering.

  13. Nice Nice Nice A Truly Stunning Finish

  14. A nice finish. I like the weathering and silver pencil . A little goes a long way.

  15. Beautiful job on a great looking aeroplane. Tempted to do one in 1/48 now. 🙂

  16. Nice one! I wonder why the Hasegawa twin bombers are so seldom seen built? I like it a lot, both the subject and your model of it!

    Best regards


  17. Amazing Jan. You have skills!

  18. Jan - love your finish work - great shading and weathering on a nice build! And I'm happy to see another 1/72 amid all the bigger subjects!

  19. Jan, I can't add anything to what the guys said. Wonderful job, looks "right" all over.

  20. What a treat to behold Jan. I 'liked' it for a few minutes & then I had a good look. What a fantastic result; great skills, a lot of patience & more to the point, great eyesight. The last Marauder I built was many years ago; the Monogram kit in 1/48. With all its problems, I still loved it. Sadly, gone to the graveyard now. Thanks for stirring up the memory banks: so well done!

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