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  1. How are people pre-ordering this? I can't find any reference to it on the Eduard website at all, despit searching for both "B-26" and "Marauder" and also manually searching through their entire 1/72 kit offering
  2. Is it this one, on the box art? If so, the upper colour That is Armee de l'Air Khaki (Kaki) which I don;t know if anyone makes, but is called out with the following close equivalents on Cybermodeller ANA 613 FS 33070
  3. Even so, you'd think if making a training film they'd use a type of aircraft they intended to continue using for more than the next five minutes. Still, I am glad we have it, it's highly entertaining. Can't help thinking what a fun filming day they must have had with those deliberate ADDL errors. This one is rather earlier, for Martlet, Fulmar and Swordfish fans.
  4. This is ace. "Deck landing is not particularly difficult or dangerous". Hahahaha Surprised at them using Corsairs for a 1946 training film though, rather than Seafires. I thought all the Corsairs had gone over the side by then.
  5. If you put some clearcoat over the Roden sheet you will be fine with the only ones you really need, those individual to the aircraft: they are small and don;t need to conform a lot. The larger ones, the roundels and fin flashes you can just cull from any generic Xtradecal sheet. And some Roden sheets are okay. Just test a few from elsewhere on the sheet on a scrap component to see how much handling they will take, what sort of technique to use, and whether they are prone to shattering.
  6. Interesting. On a scale from "hah!" to "*&^$%^&*", how much swearing, blood and butchery was involved?
  7. Incidentally if rigging this way, which does work quite well, another advantage of the Inpact kit is that all those locatiing holes for the rigging are pre-done for you.
  8. I was referring specifically to the cowl - that entire post was only about the various cowls on the three kits - but to make it impossible to misconstrue, I have edited a word
  9. You will want this one: Roden kit 401 Comes with N5585 "B", 247 Squadron at Roborough, August 1940, P.O. Francis see review here: https://modelingmadness.com/scott/allies/gb/glad2preview.htm Bear in mind though that Roden decals are often sucky, but the markings for that aeroplane are mostly completely generic, it's just the usual roundels and 8 inch black serials which you can source from anywhere, so all you really need to work from the kit sheet is the two letters B, and the personal kangaroo marking. This version of the kit is another which comes with all the various parts.
  10. Not sure I can be any more detailed than I was in post #9. In terms of basic shape it is usable: it's just not as good as the Inpact one.
  11. The Eduard 110, while superbly detailed and good for accuracy, is incredibly fiddly with a parts count of approximately two million, and never misses an opportunity for tricky sub-assemblies, each of which creates an opportunity to build in a fit problem downstream. I would select it, and settle in for a fairly lengthy and painstaking haul, if doing a model with everything opened up and on show. But not for what you want to do. Seriously, if you want to build wheels-up and with the heavily-framed canopy closed up, you will not get the benefit of all the Eduard features. The Fujimi one guarantees a quick and painless build, and they are often around cheap. I don't think I've ever paid more than £8 for one to be honest, though that is at shows where we alas can't shop at the moment. They make very nice in-flight builds: the relatively simple cockpit and bare wheel wells are non-issues in that context, and the exterior is good. Have a look at these three here on BM
  12. Just randomly spotted this while I was looking for other things. SBS do very nice Mercuries and this set of theirs gives you the cowl and exhaust as well as a superb engine. It's not cheap but for anyone looking for a show-stopper 1/48 Gladiator of any make it will raise the tone of proceedings https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SBS-Model-48057-Gloster-Gladiator-Mk-I-Mk-II-Engine-Cowling-1-48-Merit-Kit/223455353724
  13. Upper-surface stripes started coming off in July
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