Eduard 1/72 Brassin B-26 Marauder Engines
Eduard recently released the Hasegawa 1/72 B-26 Marauder kit with their own photoetch, resin, and decals in a special edition release. For those that missed that release, Eduard has brought out their added sets for those who want to soup up their Hasegawa Marauder.
This set provides the two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Twin Wasp engines used in the B-26 (and many other aircraft, including the P-47 Thunderbolt and F4U Corsair). Each engine comes in two main resin pieces and two photoetch parts. Both rows of cylinders are molded together in one piece, while the crankcase at the front of the engine is a separate resin piece. The photoetch provides the wiring harness and a small piece that fits onto the crankcase.
To fit these into the kit, you will need to modify the Hasegawa kit nacelle part by removing a couple of tabs, then these finished parts can have the completed engines attached. I would recommend using a slow setting CA and place the cowl in place to make sure the engines are centered properly.
This is one of the most straightforward upgrades you can do to the Hasegawa B-26 Marauder. Minimal assembly and maximum detail, this will give you a big boost over the kit parts. My thanks to Eduard for the review sample.