Author Topic: AM-1 MAULER  (Read 1280 times)

Offline ed s

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AM-1 MAULER
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:07:25 AM »
I think, I may actually be able to participate in some group builds this year. We'll see how this goes.

I have a SIGA AM-1 Mauler that looks appropriate for this GB.


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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 03:24:55 PM »
AM-1 Mauler.  Like that choice. :smiley:

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 11:00:25 PM »
 I remember when that kit was released, I think - didn't one of the boxings come with a half a dozen torpedoes to hang under wing? I've always had a soft spot for the big post war carrier aircraft projects. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it, Ed.

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 01:09:32 AM »
Welcome Ed!
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 07:41:21 AM »
Today's photo. Progressing well. At the putty and filler stage. As is typical with many short run kits, the parts are crude and the details coarse. But a little judicious work with the file and sandpaper and it went together.



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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »
Always remember the image of the Mauler hauling three torpedoes plus bombs from long ago.  Here is that image again courtesy of the Wikipedia page for the Martin AM-1 Mauler:

Click on html or image to visit Wikipedia page on the AM-1 Mauler


 
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Same here: "Always remember the image of the Mauler hauling three torpedoes plus bombs from long ago."

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 10:32:03 PM »
Amazing progress Ed!
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 11:02:00 PM »
Same here: "Always remember the image of the Mauler hauling three torpedoes plus bombs from long ago."

Wasn't the Douglas Skyraider just as capable ---

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 02:19:45 AM »
Wasn't the Douglas Skyraider just as capable ---
That question also came to mind as I was reading up on the AM-1 Mauler on the Wikipedia link.  Mauler was larger than AD Skyraider and able to carry more than the Douglas design.  Other detractors such as flying characteristics and stability issues when landing on carrier decks eventually saw the Mauler being relegated to land use and operations before retirement of the Mauler from service. 
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 09:22:29 AM »
of course, there was also the proposed Mercury COD version.

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 10:57:21 AM »
I have to admit, this didn't end up taking near as much PSR as I was expecting. Put a coat of primer on this afternoon. Looking good. Maybe start on the camo tomorrow.


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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 11:04:37 AM »
Nice.  Don't remember, though may have, seeing Mauler build/built.

Not to be confused with similar "Mugger" by BdB !
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 08:55:57 AM »
Have had some time to do modeling the last few days.
Here is the Mauler getting masked for the second top color.



And with the second color.



Start on the decals and weathering tomorrow.

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 09:38:59 AM »
Nice Ed!  :-*
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2018, 01:40:38 AM »
Looking good
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2018, 10:29:31 AM »
Things are progressing well. It has been painted and now has decals.





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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2018, 12:15:25 AM »
Still looking good
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2018, 08:10:24 AM »
RCN 825 Sqd began flying anti-submarine missions in early 1946 with their new Martin AM-1 Maulers. Based on the HMS Habakku (pycrete carrier) they were an important part of clearing the U-boat threat from the North Atlantic and allowing the supply convoys to make their crossing with minimal losses for the first time during the war.









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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2018, 08:17:55 AM »
Yeah!  now I like that Ed  ----    :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2018, 09:35:00 AM »
What a beast!  Also nice load out, looks like you have something to address almost any occasion :)
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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2018, 01:39:15 PM »
 :D 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2018, 08:59:25 PM »
Wow did that finish up a treat!

Outstanding paint work! Looks like it belongs in that RN scheme!

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2018, 06:26:54 AM »
Beautiful result, Ed! That looks like a real brute of a plane. The asymmetric loadout looks great!

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2018, 09:49:37 AM »
Right-on paint job. :smiley:
Bad news for U-boats with its ordnance possibilities.

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Re: AM-1 MAULER
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2018, 09:32:20 AM »
That is some fine painting skill right there...
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