1/48 ProModeler A-26B Invader

Gallery Article by Patrick Spitaels

 

Here are some pics of my Douglas Invader A-26B cannon nose ! The scale is 1/48, and the kit is the Promodeler one.   Well, I didn't have troubles during the building process, different points were improved:

  • -first, I rescribed all the kit, long work which requires patience !

  • -second, I added lines on the engine bay.

  • -third,I added lines in the bomb bay, but it's pretty difficult to see the job after !

  • -fourth, the cockpit is improved by using some pieces of the Eduard photoetched sheet, but lots of parts were scratchbuild, as the glass in the front of the pilot (also difficult to see !)

  • - fifth; I opened the door of the gunner, door is made with foil, interior is improved.

 

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The paint job is a mix of: first using spray can of Tamiya; metal color, then several drybrush runs with Humbrol Metacote. The décals are from the box and are nice to place.  Some weathering ended the job.

This bird looks really nice, it took some big space on my shelves but it's great!
The bird depicts a plane of the 552nd Bomber Sqn, based during April 1945 in St Trong (Belgium).

Patrick Spitaels

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Photos and text © by Patrick Spitaels