Just curious if anyone has heard or read any hints about what Tamiya
may be bringing out in 1/72. My dream is they continue to shrink their
1/48 releases down and bring out a Swordfish. Of course, they'll
probably just come out with a Zero.
in article 151220041353145826% email@example.com, Mark Levine at
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 12/15/04 12:53 PM:
I wouldn't complain if it was a Mk 32 Hamp. They have a lot of good
candidates however?certainly their P-51B or Birdcage Corsair are good
You'll be happy to know I just this year finished the Airfix A-26. Sanded the
rivet farm off, rescribed the panel lines, won a couple of chapter contests, no
score at the Nationals...I've taken the hit but still no kit! MPM threatened to
release one in the near future. A new B-26 would be nice as well but the twin
engine bomber that needs to be done THE MOST is the A-20. All current 1/72
molds originate from the sixties. The High Planes ltd kits are nice but a lot
of work. I was hoping Hasegawa was going to go in that direction after their
B-25 but NO! Maybe they'll do a D0-17
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Thanks for taking a bullet for the team to help ensure that a new mold kit will
be released. I'm hoping that some day I'll run across a Monogram Snaptite B-26
at one of the kit collector shows. I hear it's not a bad place to start for
the B-26. Does anobody have an opinion on the Matchbox version?
I thought I still had one; apparently sold off. It suffers from the diecast
engraving that Matchbox is famous for. Since Revell AG now owns that mold and
they've got their own B-26 from the sixties (good source for engines) it's
doubtfull we'll see it re-released. It's good for a slammer if you find one at
a swap meet.
The Monogram snaptite is indeed a good kit of the early short wing version. I
was going to get one before they went out of production but I must have been
knapping. They go for $10 on ebay; it took me years to find one and their B-25
at swap meets. Problem is-no decals! I have yet to find aftermarket decals for
Best place to start is the Airfix/MPC B-26.
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Panel lines like a WW1 trench system. Severe lack of detail on
undercarriage, engines, cockpit etc. The fuselage sides seem like they are a
scale three feet thick, and the transparencies are of a matching thickness.
But that's the down side. Upside is that it goes together very nicely and
actually looks like a B-26. Typical Matchbox kit really. You can make a nice
model if you work at it.
I've wondered if anyone has ever try to mate the Airfix
cockpit/interior to the Monogram snaptite kit (I've had this project in
the back of my mind for ages). The cockpit (heck, the entire interior)
for the Monogram is non-existant.
I used bits and pieces from Microscale sheets. I don't know too many
that had fancy schemes that early in the war. The model makes up the
short-winged version (B-10 IIRC) that was famous for "one a day in Tampa
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Does anyone know of any link to a site or such that shows the interior of
one of theise babies as I have the airfix kit and the Paragon detail set to
make the counter invader, but I have no idea what they did with the insides.
Thanks in advance