1/144 Minicraft B-26 Marauder

Gallery Article by Gerd Wilcken on Nov 20 2013

 

 

The 1:144 Minicraft Model of the B-26 Marauder is in my opinion a very good kit in this small scale, and some improvements makes it even better.

Minicraft has provided three decal options for the model, I decided for the famous "Flak Bait" of the 322 Bomber Group, fall of 1944 in Belgium.

 

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The kit is almost "out of the box", only the cockpit area and the main wheel bays getting some improvements.

I tried to reproduce the very worn condition of the original machine. Clearly could be seen in contemporary photos. But in 1:144 the limits are reached quickly .

I added a workshop Ladder and some Jerry Cans from BRENGUN to the diorama, and we have a realistic scene from late WWII in Europe.

Hope you enjoy it.

Gerd Wilcken

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Photos and text by Gerd Wilcken