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russ c

B-26B Invader, French Indochina.

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Hi Everyone, just completed my Revell boxing of Monograms 1/48 B-26B Douglas Invader, which I`ve completed to represent an aircraft of GB.1/19, L`Armee DeL`Air, Indochina, Circa 1954-55

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Decals are a mix of; kit, spares stash and a Berna decals French Invader sheet

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Had to resort to a Vac-form canopy (as the kit contained an early framed item) which gave me some headaches and at one point I had to cut it off and start again due to superglue fogging.

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Apart from decals and canopy the rest is OOB with some wire embellishments around the engines

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When I purchased the kit in March I intended to do it as a `sanitised` CIA aircraft from operation Millpond but when I saw the kit contained both turrets and rockets and gunpods I just had to do it as a French bomber.

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so no guesses what my next Invader will be

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Hope you enjoy looking at...

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Very nice indeed, looks fab!

Cheers

Tony O

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awesome build looks great, the weathering looks great something not easy to do on a black , i know i cant pull it off

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good evening russ c

congratulations for this result, which I appreciate as much as it is a recognition to our aviation in a difficult period. I am familiar with the work of black camos, the 'clean' (to post soon) and the "less beautiful", and your intermediate model is very well rendered!
Congratulations again
Paul

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If you dip vacuform canopies in Future, you will never have a problem with CA fogging.

That's a very nice model you've created - the surface finish is nicely flattened as it would be in the tropics.

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Man, you work fast! And once again a lovely subject, well build as well. Love the crisp canopy!

Sid

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Looks good in French markings. Mine will be like that but (i) with a white roof, and (ii) hopefully as tidy.

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That's a very handsome build, and as others have said, kudos for making the black finish look so good!

I've always liked the lanky yet threatening look of the Invader...

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Man, you work fast! And once again a lovely subject, well build as well. Love the crisp canopy!

Sid

Cheers Sid; Not that fast !! I started it in March been wrestling with that canopy for a while

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If you dip vacuform canopies in Future, you will never have a problem with CA fogging.

That's a very nice model you've created - the surface finish is nicely flattened as it would be in the tropics.

Thanks Tom, funnily enough I dipped it twice in Klear/Future, usually enough, but not this time for some reason ?

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A beauty Russ, also revisited your F-5, a little cracker and a very good kit.....got mine on Saturday and building it in Canadian markings...just can't resist a refueling probe!

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Beautiful job Russ

Blooming thing looks like it packs a he'll of a punch, bit like a beaufighter on steroids :boxing:

Cheers Pat

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great build ,i like the black finish,well done !!

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Always enjoy looking at your work Russ, and this one is no exception.

Tim.

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