Designed by Douglas Aircraft’s legendary Ed Heineman as a replacement for the A-20, the A-26 Invader was almost 150 percent larger than the earlier design. Powered by two R-2800s and using a laminar-flow wing, the aircraft had good speed [...]
This year seems it was a blur. With uncertainty with the pandemic here not here, masks no masks, economy was in disarray, gas sky high especially here in California. The year was cruising along but in April I received a note from the new [...]
Next Latin American subject finished by my dad.
ICM A-26B-15 kit (which includes also the late canopy), Vespa Model Kits decals (based in Peru, printed by Fantasy Printshop in the UK). Upper turret hole closed with plastic sheet, removed [...]
The 344th Bombardment Group (Medium) was activated in 1942 as a B-26 Marauder unit at Drane Field which was an auxiliary field of MacDill AAFB in Florida on Sept 8, 1942. It was a training unit till January 1944 when it transferred to [...]
The box art on Revell's early 1960s kits was top notch including this one. Most of us kids learned of Flak Bait and it's exploits from the small blurb on the instruction sheet. On this kit I did some minor updates since I had extra [...]
Airfix 1/72 B-26B Marauder.
I made this kit last year for a FB group build, the theme was "Airfix B-26." Mostly made out of the box build except for the following: added some extra details in the cockpit and bombardier area and [...]
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. [...]
I built this model in 1985 and I remembered that I hand painted on the sharks mouth. I use a bare metal paint called; "METALIZER."
I was brand new @ model building .
I knew nothing about "re-scribing" panel lines.
The Pacific coast air museum in Santa-Rosa Ca, just reopened last Wednesday. The only air museum around here to do so during this epidemic. I was nearby after seeing my car mechanic then cruised up there during another extremely hot [...]
So after several attempts finally got it too post. So lets end 2019. It was rather an ambitious plan to build at least 12 models several in Group Builds others just to add variety and planned before any GB's. I was able to actually [...]