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1/48 - Douglas A/B-26B Invader by MustHave - released

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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

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Good point Ken!!!

I think the box art needs more work to be more attractive! The angle is not bad, but the perspective is wrong! Maybe is a PC image and not a normal painting!! If the kit is good, these guys at Musthave have to reconsider using it as it is, Ithink!!! :coolio:

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Good point Ken!!!

I think the box art needs more work to be more attractive! The angle is not bad, but the perspective is wrong! Maybe is a PC image and not a normal painting!! If the kit is good, these guys at Musthave have to reconsider using it as it is, Ithink!!! :coolio:

If they have any sense they'd give you a call!

Paul Harrison

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Agree on the box art. So this would be Musthave!'s first full new tool? Should be interesting to see. If it's good, I'll definitely invest in one...

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Good Lord! My prayers have been answered! Any ideas on price? I'm thinking around the $100 range.

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Good Lord! My prayers have been answered! Any ideas on price? I'm thinking around the $100 range.

Certainly hope not! Their F-86K was about £40 ($65ish), so hopefully not TOO much more...

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If they have any sense they'd give you a call!

Paul Harrison

Thanks Paul! My comments were inocent though, cos i think the box art is very important as an attractive tool for the potencial customer! Tamiya spends thousants of yiens to have some of the very best illustrators under their belt!

As for me....well, if they need my assistant, i'll be glad to help, although i am very busy these days painting a few commisions from Trumpeter-Hobby Boss, plus another one from Hellenic Air Force!!!

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Seen in the Schipol's Aviation Megastore homepage:
http://www.aviationmegastore.com/douglas-a26b-invader-expected-mid-april-2014-------------mh148003-musthave-mh148003-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM5324aeefd21ce64086b57d6477&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=117453
Encoded on March 15th, 2014. Release expected (believe it or not) for mid-April... 2014.

ref. MH148003

Injection moulded parts for the main airframe,
Resin parts for engine, cockpit, open nose guns, open turret etc.
photoetched, harnesses ...
turned metal guns
Two decals USA WWII and Korea + one French Vietnam
- A-26B, 552nd B.S. / 386th B.G., 9th USAAF, Beaumont, France 1945
- A-26B, 731st B.S. / 452nd B.G., Pusan, Republic of Korea 1951
- B-26B, G.B. 1/19 Gascogne, Tourane (Da Nang) 1951

To be followed.

V.P.

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Didn't these people re issue the Hobbycraft/Academy P-36 and the 'Revellogram' F-86D with new parts/decals? If so then this will possibly be the same format. eg Monogram kit and new resin/decals and maybe new injection.

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Didn't these people re issue the Hobbycraft/Academy P-36 and the 'Revellogram' F-86D with new parts/decals? If so then this will possibly be the same format. eg Monogram kit and new resin/decals and maybe new injection.

No. New tool. See French forum Master 194: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=78014&start=25

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Source: http://www.kits-discount.com/fr/maquettes-plastique/avions/musthave/mh48004-a-26b-invader-francais-hi-tech-1-48.html#!prettyPhoto

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Serious French retailer, Kits Discount (http://www.kits-discount.com/fr/), announces the new MustHave 1/48th Douglas A-26 Invader for the end of this week. Wait and see.

Sources:

http://www.kits-discount.com/fr/news/?n=99

http://www.kits-discount.com/fr/maquettes-plastique/avions/musthave/mh48004-a-26b-invader-francais-hi-tech-1-48.html

Nos Actus
MUSTHAVE 1/48 17/03/2014
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A-26B INVADER "Français" Hi-Tech, arrive cette fin de semaine ! Pièces injectées avec fine gravure en creux, pièces en résines , moteur cockpit, nez canons ouverts etc photodécoupe , harnais et canons en métal tournés. Décals : 2 USAF WWII et Corée + 1 Française en Indochine.

V.P.

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Nice images of detail sets that can easily be included in a basic kit. But what about the main 'plastic parts'!!??

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Having just finished 'The Last Valley' Martin Windrow's great history of Dien Bien Phu I'm very tempted by the French scheme....the barrels look like the Master items lovely! and a good idea.

Looks like more money to be spent :winkgrin:

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Announced for today at another well known French retailer: Tony Shop

http://www.tonyshop.fr/-divers--268/musthave-148003-a6-invader-1-48-disponible-le-22-mars--51439.html

Left me rather sceptical, but wait and see.

A26 Invader 1:48 (Disponible le 22 Mars)

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MustHave 148003 A6 Invader 1:48 (Disponible le 22 Mars)

Quantité :
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Prix : 72,90 € T.T.C

Pièces Injectées, Gravure en Creux,
Pièces en Résine (Moteur, Cockpit, Nez, Canons Ouverts etc)
Photodécoupe , Harnais ...
Canons Métal Tourné
Decals 2 USA WWII et Corée + 1 FRENCH Vietnam

V.P.

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Looks like a nice package - although the panel lines look a bit soft and thick. I look forward to the first reviews.

Rene

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Turned up today. Yet to compare to Monogram kit. However first impressions a nice package Basic level of detail similar to Monogram however this is supplemented up for via seperAt flaps a fantastic open 8 gun nose and detailed upper turret and engines. Also includes a 6 gun nose closed up. The rear glazing may only be apropriate for a K version though. Will check. Is it worth 2-3 Monogram kits? Depends how they square up.

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