Warburton’s Maryland, 1:48
I am very proud to introduce you my new build – Warburton’s Maryland by Special Hobby in the scale 1:48.
Although I started one year ago, the kit is not bad. I spent a lot of time to other activities and to searching the resources.
Negatives of the kit are:
– wrong placing of all hangings for rudders and ailerons, they are not symetrical placed on each side (it is not a problem until you try to cut them off).
– resin engines don’t fit into cowls, prepare for sanding them a lot
– parts separating the engine from air inlets in the cowls are completely wrong, the have to be replaced
– bad fitting of all transparent canopy parts.
– bad fitting of wing and fuselage, wing is thinner than the area on the fuselage.
– missing small lights – position, formation lights
– panel lines are shallow, disappearing.
– plastic material is very soft, scratch-friendly
– too large gun holes, filled and smaller ones drilled again.
– very poor cockpit equipment (this is big disadvantage as this could be the most interesting part of the aircraft.
Despite all of this, the kit can be finished quite quickly without an enormous effort. Just be careful and patient. Good resources are a must, some scratchbuilding in the cockpit is needed to achieve at least some satisfying result.
I opened bomb bay as I have got good pictures for this part.
I have point one more thing. I have used different green color in the camouflage than manufacturer recommended. I did not find a word, what colours this Maryland has been painted. I decided to not use Khaki recommended in the manual, I rather used standard green colour used in french air force, as they used Khaki just as an alternative colour and other manufacturers of this type recommend different colours. There is clearly no agreement what is correct…
– Martin 167 Maryland from AJ PRESS
I hope you like this build, next one is famous Phantom from Eduard… So, I am going back to my beloved navy.
16 additional images. Click to enlarge.