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Airfix B-26 Marauder - Stunning new box art 1 year 7 months ago #1

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Reissued kit, but incredible new box-art by Adam Tooby. :notworthy:







Already my desktop image !!

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That is stunning. Who's the kit from?

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grover wrote: That is stunning. Who's the kit from?


Oooopsie :oops: - forgot to say that bit... Airfix reissue of the 1975 kit. New decals, same plastic. Which was superb but overtaken by the Hasegawa kit from a few years back.

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Cheers Ian. Airfix box art is really stepping up isn't it. BTW, Every time I see a post from you your avatar makes me think you've done a booboo lol :lol:

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Very nice. Is that the same livery as the Matchbox kit provided? I seem to recall building something that looked quite similar back in the olden days!!

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to answer my own question....not sure!

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Although the aircraft never carried a name, it was known throughout the 599th BS (397th BG) as 'The Big Hairy Bird'. 6B*T was a B-26B-55, the pilot is listed as Lt. Shaeffer in the 397th role, but when the unit was slated to convert on to A-26 Invaders in Spring '45, the airframe was passed to the 387th BG who removed the yellow diagonal stripe and simply applied their yellow & black diagonal bands. No idea who the aircraft was then assigned to then if anyoone.




Other than 'Dee Feater' and 'Flak Bait' I'd guess this was the most famous B-26 flown - almost certainly the most colourful. For years there was debate about the 'actual' colours, still not sure how Airfix have come-up-with a blue iris, doesn't look blue in the photo !!



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