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Mig88

Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster - 1:144 Anigrand Craftswork

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Hello! Here is my Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster prototype bomber resin kit in 1:144 by Anigrand Craftswork which I built after the XB-43 (posted last week) back in 2017.

It represents 43-50224, the first prototype which had it's first flight on 6 May 1944.

Some minor corrections had to be made and due to damage of the parts, One of the canopies was missing so i had to source one from my spares box and sand it to shape.

The kits was fully painted and varnished by brush.

 

Thank you for looking and all comments are welcome

Miguel

 

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Love it. Such an evil looking thing. 

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Very nice. Amazing how little changed cosmetically when it became the Jetmaster

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40 minutes ago, ajmm said:

Love it. Such an evil looking thing. 

Thanks Angus. If I could have had more I would have gladly made a couple of "what-ifs" using decals for B-25s or B-26s. I thing they would have looked great.

 

34 minutes ago, John_W said:

Very nice. Amazing how little changed cosmetically when it became the Jetmaster

Thanks John. Indeed. In fact, Douglas managed to make a quick conversion which was held back only due to delays in receiving the engines. By then, the USAAF was investing in the B-45 which offered a better performance.

 

Miguel

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What a weird looking plane.  How did it not scrape its tail on the ground on take-off or landing?

 

Name sounds like a food mixer😁

 

AW

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2 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Well done Mix-Master. :clap2:

 

1 hour ago, Alpha Delta 210 said:

Lovely build, and thanks for educating me because this was a design that I was completely unaware of!

 

1 hour ago, Andwil said:

What a weird looking plane.  How did it not scrape its tail on the ground on take-off or landing?

 

Name sounds like a food mixer😁

 

AW

 

Thank you very much.

I seriously doubt the name would have been used if it had entered service! The tail had just enough clearance for take-off and landing and it's main function was to protect the propeller blades from touching the ground in these cases.

This particular machine still exists. It's at the USAF museum at Dayton, Ohio, together with an example of the XB-43. Both were waiting to be restored to be put on display.

Miguel

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