Martin B-26 "Mild and Bitter"

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Jeff great subject choice not seen one of these built in a while.
 

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Very nice subject,there's plenty of wear and tear on that one.

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I made one of these years ago when it was sold under the original manufacturer Monograms label.A very good kit with lots of interior detail as i remember.My local overpriced hobby shop has a couple on its shelves.Might have to get one.
 

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Nice choice Jeff.

The weathering and battered look should be fun to do!

Cheers

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This is going to look great Jeff, the kit looks good. Not built a Monogram in years, may have to get one in the stash lol.

Have fun, John
 

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yeah, defo get it weathered and battered, with woren pin-up and decals maybe.
 

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Thanks guys!

As for the weathering, not sure as to how to achive this-specifically the sun faded paint. I saw something once about gradually adding more white to the mix and to highlite certain panels. Martin specified to not use primer both on the exterior and interior of the aircraft, probably due to weight issues. Thanks again, Jeff
 

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Hi jeff , great choice of subject, and great to see another excellent old monogram kit, myself and dave W are real fans of these! cheers tony
 

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And cheap too!!! I got this one @ my LHS for around $19.00!
 

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\ said:
I made one of these years ago when it was sold under the original manufacturer Monograms label.A very good kit with lots of interior detail as i remember.My local overpriced hobby shop has a couple on its shelves.Might have to get one.
And cheap too! I got this @ my LHS for around $19.00!
 

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Ok, here we go:

For starters there are several interior colors to choose as each factory in the USA was held to a certain "standard". All black, a bronze green, a clear lacquer over aluminum, olive green and zinc chromate are all contenders. I used MM acryl interior green mixed 50-50 with green zinc chromate. I then drybrushed Citadel silver paint over the ribs and various boxes.

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After using Gator glue and Klear\Future to secure the cabin windows I started painting the cockpit. Here are a few progress pics that finish with a oil wash of raw umber. The IP decal was used and looks the part when viewed through the glass:

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Looking good Jeff.

One way of Sun fading the paint could be to paint as you normally do, then give the finished job a very light dusting with a very thin sandy colour before the final sealing coat.

Having seen your other builds I am sure that you can get that to work.

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Not going to make this one I'm afraid as too many other projects took over my own little world. Take care, Jeff
 

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Lovely job on the cockpit so far.

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Never fancied the Marauder myself, always thought the Mitchell was prettier.

but I'll follow this with interest, might be converted.

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Not going to make this one I'm afraid as too many other projects took over my own little world. Take care, Jeff
If you mean not make the deadline not to worry, just carry on posting here. I am sure there are others that will follow with interest, me included.

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