Here is an Italeri 1:72 A26B Invader, Biafra 1967.
The standard A26B was modified to represent the unique nose, the a/c had been used in France as a radar calibration/survey a/c. I had to improvise for the colours and decals. Both the rudder ma[...]
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[...]
We entered the last week of 2020 and I do not have any models that I will complete in this period. So I thought that it is the time to post my models completed in 2020. This year was very bizarre (Covid and its effects). But, des[...]
At first sight the A-36 Apache looks like a representative of those early P-51 Mustang variants that were still powered by the American Allison engine. I would like to claim that even a second look will only produce few doubts to have a "Mustang[...]
Happy new year to all (with a little delay)
Here are my builds completed in 2019. I can say that I am more productive than the previous year. I hope this happens in 2020 too.
1- 1/32 Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87D5
2- 1/48 ProModele[...]
With the new ICM new mold B-26B now in our hot little hands. Though overshadowed by the P-38 released about the same time. Still it was an anticipated and long awaited release that a lot of WWII model builders have waited for. I built the M[...]
The Douglas A-26 Invader designated B-26 after 1948, was designed by Ed Heinemann, Robert Donovan, and Ted R. Smith as a replacement for the Douglas A-20 Havoc light bomber. After service in World War II, it saw combat in the Korean W[...]
Around 2009-2010 Collings was searching for a paint scheme for their newly restored A-36. At some point an envelope of photos showed up full of photos from the 86th FG that was based in Italy. The cowling section from TUTU still exists and at on[...]
It truly has been a great end of the year. With anticipating announcement earlier in the year now becoming available. Then those we have been waiting for like the AMK F-14D that seem like it would never be produced, during that span Tamiya [...]
Before anyone complains about lack of photos, there are lots of hi-rez photos of the parts at various websites (Scalmates, etc.) that are better than any I can do here.
Overall: With the parts in-hand, the kit lives up to the hype and our hope[...]