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Box Scale Monogram B-26 Invader

April 4, 2021 · in Uncategorized · · 27 · 2.6K

Not a quick build as expected but it turned out nice. Nose weights added to keep her grounded. MM Non-Buffing Aluminum and Sealer (I like that stuff). Strictly out of the box and amazingly the old kit decals survived with a bit of help. Hope you like it. These oldies are fun to build.

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  1. That's the only Monogram Real Old Oldie that stands up. I can remember making it new when I was still in elementary school.

  2. Very nicely done.

  3. Hello Clark...That's a trip back down memory lane 'Lil Nell'. So good to see some of the old vintage kits come back to life after all these years. Nice job on a classic ole bird.

  4. Wow! That’s really cool. My uncle flew those in Korea and he gave me that kit and an even older Monogram Speedee Built balsa/plastic B-26. Great memories.

  5. Well done, Clark.
    That's a really nice model!
    I love, too, building oldies!

  6. Very nice looking Invader, Clark.
    A well done oldie.

  7. Excuse my ignorance, but what the heck is "Box Scale"?
    Nicely done, by the way.

  8. An oldie but a goodie!
    Great job on that Invader Clark.

  9. Yep - I enjoy bringing a touch of "love" to old kits! Very nicely done.

  10. Nice work! What about the companion box scaled Monogram B-25?

  11. Built that when I was 12 in 1975. Good memories. Thanks tor sharing!

  12. Nice, great job on your build. I build this one too and the B-25. To this day I still like the way they look.

  13. Nicely done Clark! My Dad was a crew chief on Invaders in the great way before now.
    I’m with Tom Cleaver on this kit holding up after nearly 70 years. To my eye it’s the only kit that truly captures the lean lethal look of the Invader.

    • Hello Rick, she has “the look” okay. I chose not to sand off all of the iconic rivets and not work on filling all of the gaps. I would not have done that years ago. Just pure fun.

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