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  1. In 2019 ICM is to release a new tool family of A/-B-26B/C Invader kits: - ref. 48281 - Douglas B-26B-50 Invader, Korean War American Bomber - release expected in Q3 2019 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM48281 - ref. 48282 - Douglas A-26B-15 Invader - release expected in Q4 2019 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM48282 Dedicated decals by ICM: - ref. D48001 - Douglas A-26B/C Invader (WWII) - release expected in Q3 2019 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICMD48001 - ref. D48002 - Douglas B-26B/C Invader (Korean War) - release expected in Q4 2019 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICMD48002 V.P.
  2. Bobcat Hobby Model Kits has just announced a new tool 1/48yh Douglas A-26K "Nimrod" Counter Invader kit - ref. Source: https://twitter.com/bobcat_model/status/1083588949254098944 A direct competitor for the future ICM's Douglas A/B-26 Invader kits - link V.P.
  3. Hi, Now with the F4U-4 is all but finished, its time to continue with my 'build two at any give time - if you want a chance in reducing the constantly growing stash' policy. This time I selected to tackle my first bomber / 2 engine plane. This build will be of a Revell A-26B I picked on eBay in a bag - literally in a bag. Some of the clear parts may indicate I have parts from two models. The bag did contain two copies of Instructions. I've put the bag in an old D-link modem box Decal sheet looks too yellow for comfort I may be looking for a decal sheet - any recommendation are welcomed. When I washed the parts and moved them to a box more easily accommodated on the bench - I've heard a small part falling - and the carpet monster got it Loosing a part even before I started - that's a first one.
  4. I'm looking for help from Gashopon fans - is there any way of obtaining one particular example? A website used for trading/selling, perhaps? Alternatively, does anyone know if Platz intend to follow up their twin boxing of two USAF A-26Cs with an example in French markings? (As available from F-Toys but only in a randomly-chosen set of 10, with no guarantees.) Or as another alternative, a 1/144 transfers set of French A-26s? Or indeed any other than the ones given by Platz?
  5. Hi all - yet again! Still on the scrounge for the support of the wise collective! Does anyone know this badge? It is on a TB-26 and possible it is of USAF origin. Any thoughts? Thanks so much! Martin
  6. Hi all you wise ones! Continuing my them of A-26 related questions. I'd appreciate your views on what the two orange colours are on this machine. I guess the fuselage is Fluorescent Orange? Thanks in advance. Martin PS: I'm hoping this is my last on the subject!
  7. A 1/32nd Douglas A-26 Invader in view (by HpH?) ?? Source Scale Aviation Modeller International: https://www.facebook.com/ScaleAviation/photos/a.1799764573582175.1073741832.1736227789935854/2353552251536735/?type=3&theater To be followed. V.P.
  8. I recently got some very kind replies to my request for information on the undersurface of a USAAF B-25J in the Mediterranean Theatre. I had thought of also doing the 1/72 Italeri kit of the Douglas A-26B in service in the Italian theatre as a companion to my MTO Hasegawa B-25J. The Italeri instructions offered decals for (amongst others) a Douglas A-26B, 44-34486, of the 47th Bomb Group in Italy in 1945. It had a bold red/range tail with the numbers '58' superimposed in black and yellow wingtips. The problem is that the Osprey book on the A-26 ('A-26 Units of World War 2') says that the same aircraft, 44-34486, with the same bold red/range tail (and '58') was an aircraft of the 69th Reconnaissance Group in France in 1945. The site Wings Pallette does likewise: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/a/294/3/0#4 I have searched the internet and can't find any evidence to support either view - that is that the aircraft served with the 47th Bomb Group or the 69th Reconnaissance Group. Both Groups apparently used the A-26 at the end of the war though I can't find any photos of the A-26 with the 69th Rec Group. Photos of various A-26s with the 47th Bomb Group are available but although these show that the aircraft carried a number on the tail, the number is smaller than that shown in the Italeri kit and there seems to be no sign of that red/orange stripe on the tail. Any comments? Thoughts? My gut instinct is that the 47th Bomb Group seems more likely. As I understand the USAAF followed RAF practice in NW Europe, using code letters on the fuselage whereas numbers on the tail and fuselage were used by USAAF Groups in Italy. If I can't get this confirmed either way I may wait for the new Kitsworld decals for the A-26 - they appear to offer markings for aircraft in NW Europe rather than Italy but they do look very nice. Regards Hugh
  9. Douglas A-26 Invader. "Hard to Get" is an A-26 Serial Number 44-35710 displayed at The Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison, Texas. This is an airworthy aircraft. Pics thanks to GeorgeUSA.
  10. After its 1/48th H-75 Mohawk and F-86K ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/55146-148th-f-86k-sabre-dog-by-musthave-available/?hl=musthave ) kits, the French company MustHave is to release a brand new tool (and not a Revellogram reboxing!) 1/48th Douglas A-26B Invader kit. Box art V.P.
  11. Hi everyone, here are some shots from the excellent Lyon Air Museum in Orange County. It's a great collection of classic aircraft, military vehicles and classic cars, and they all work! More pics here: http://www.hanger51.org/aircraft-museums/us-museums-collections/lyon-air-museum-ca/ B-17G Flying Fortress by tony_inkster, on Flickr B-25J Mitchell by tony_inkster, on Flickr B-17G Flying Fortress by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-26B Invader by tony_inkster, on Flickr DC-3 Dakota by tony_inkster, on Flickr Cessna O-1E by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-26B Invader by tony_inkster, on Flickr
  12. Started life as a prebuilt half plastic, half metal display model. I removed the nose guns and turrets, filled in those areas and sanded down the rear dorsal glazing. I also detailed and painted the cockpit but not a lot can be seen through the canopy, at least I know it's there. Finished in the fictional colours and markings of "East Coast Fire Dogs". (My first home printed decals) I checked the FAA website and N-426FD is not currently registered, 426 (A26) FD (Fire Dogs). Never let it be said that I don't go a bit daft with these ideas
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