Martin PBM 3R Mariner, A70-11, 40 Sqn RAAF Townsville Qld 1943.
1/72 Mach2, I modified the turrets to convert to a transport, sanded and polished the canopy and painted on the frames, strengthened the fuselage join between the wings with a strip of cloth and added the mooring rails to the nose, finished in MM enamels with MM clear acrylics over Aussie decals from the spares box.
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Very nice, Allan!
Came out well, Allan...nice build, sir.
Leave it to you to Aussie-fy a Mariner! Looks great. What did you use for those mooring rails - had to be very small/thin!
Thanks Greg, yes thin copper wire for the rails.
Good job Allan.
An outstanding job sir. love the scheme.
Allan, great job on a tough kit. Without the turrets, the lines look better. How many of these did the RAAF have?
Thanks Bernard, 12 serving with 40 and 41 Squadrons.
It's a weird looking plane, but you've managed (as usual) to make a good job of the model.
Thanks George, they do have some strange angels.
You're welcome Bernard.
Great model of an unsual subject - great to see someone take the time and effort to create it. My Grandfather flew these in RAAF 41 squadron - he flew all the A70 airframes of that squadron which he recorded as PBM-3S model in his log book. There seems to be a bit of to-and fro on the designations that were applied.
I understand this kit is a bit of a challenge, even more so with the conversion into the transport version. Well done.
Thanks James, they are a bit difficult !