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1/48 - Douglas A/B-26B/C Invader family by ICM - B-26B-50, A-26B-15, A-26С-15 & B-26C-50 released


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Continuing with our announced 1/32 and 1/48 Latin American Invaders decals, here are two of the three Chilean Air Force paint options available on the sets. 

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I've not been able to find online the kit's 3 marking options for 48024 - Douglas B-26C-50 Invader "Korean War American Bomber" - can anyone help?

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Having looked in my kit the options are

 

#1 B-26C-45DL 43-4099 8BS 3rd BG Korea 1953 (box top aircraft)

#2 B-26C-55DL 43-4340 "Mar-Jim" 729BS 452nd BG Korea 1951 (Natural metal)

#3 B-26C-45DT 43-5767 "Neva Hoppen" 728BS 452nd BG Korea 1951 (Natural Metal)

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What do Invader experts reckon to the K version coming from this kit?

 

Looking at the sprues it looks to me like a K could come from this kit line, the wheels, rudder, props, and engines/cowlings are all on a separate sprue (x2). 

There are two different rudders included (on the wing sprue), is the broader one a K rudder, or did other versions have that?   Also looks like a flat upper fuselage decking panel included to delete the turret?

 

B-26C review with detail pics here,

 

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We can but hope. The plate included on the rocket sprues is crossed out on the instructions for this boxing so it must be planned for something?

 

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13 hours ago, 71chally said:

What do Invader experts reckon to the K version coming from this kit?

 

Looking at the sprues it looks to me like a K could come from this kit line, the wheels, rudder, props, and engines/cowlings are all on a separate sprue (x2). 

There are two different rudders included (on the wing sprue), is the broader one a K rudder, or did other versions have that?   Also looks like a flat upper fuselage decking panel included to delete the turret?

 

B-26C review with detail pics here,

 

Sounds positive. In situations like these I assume that ICM are alive to possibilities and would ask the question why would they not do it given that it is likely to be the best seller?

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2 hours ago, Julien said:

We can but hope. The plate included on the rocket sprues is crossed out on the instructions for this boxing so it must be planned for something?

 

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Any ideas what they are? Don’t look like wing reinforcements 

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3 minutes ago, Scimitar F1 said:

Any ideas what they are? Don’t look like wing reinforcements 

Cover for where the turrets are ?

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10 minutes ago, Julien said:

Cover for where the turrets are ?

I think you are right but just for the lower turret and they duplicated the part.

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On 7/15/2020 at 3:11 PM, 71chally said:

There are two different rudders included (on the wing sprue), is the broader one a K rudder, or did other versions have that?   Also looks like a flat upper fuselage decking panel included to delete the turret?


I think what you are looking at is two halves of one rudder and two single piece elevators.  They are not two two-piece rudders.

 

sorry 

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8 hours ago, 71chally said:

Thanks Corey, I should've mentioned that I realised that when I looked at the instructions.

I hate being the bringer of bad news.  I’m hoping for a K too.  Also hoping for a JD-1 boxing too!

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I see Quickboost has released a turret for these kits.  It’s a direct replacement for the kit parts.  It might be helpful as the kit mantlet is loose fitting, but what would be better is if they created a slotted gun turret as found on the Korean War Invaders.  I wrote them a suggestion email.  If anyone else is interested, try letting them know through the link found here.  Maybe we could convince them to do one.

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This is the link to the review of the Korean war boxing https://www.scalespot.com/reviews/kits/b26b50-icm/review.htm 

As icm have announced a PTO boxing of this kit due in Q4 2020, and they have also released, three sets of their own decals including Latin American users, I wonder if we may set a dedicated boxing for French machines, or possibly a set of decals covering these subjects

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