Cutting Edge 48-116: B-26B Marauder
nice sheet from Cutting Edge provided markings for three aircraft. All three are
in the olive drab over neutral grey camouflage scheme and all three probably
showed quite a bit of wear. There are two B-26 kits in 1/48 scale. One is by
AMT, and from all reports, it is not a very good one. The other is by Monogram
and it is everything one expects from the big Monogram bombers. Lots of detail.
Raised panel lines. Fit that requires lots of test fitting before applying
cement. Now when I was considerably younger, the fit wasn't an issue as we did
not care all that much. Today's modelers expect a lot more and I hear
considerable fussing about these kits. Either you have the skills to build them
or you need them and the best way to get them is by doing. That is pretty much
option is 'Fighting Cock' from the 450 BS/322 BG in March of 1944. This plane
was damaged by flak and crashed in August 1944, hitting the control tower.
Next up is 'Valkrye' of the 497 BS/344 BG in January 1945. This plane crashed on
take off and the subsequent fire destroyed the plane.
Finally, 'Jezabelle' of the 452 BS/322 BG. Note that this plane has a different
tail gun position and will need either an aftermarket set or some dedicated
scratch building to duplicate.
Decals are nicely printed and provide insignia for one option.
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