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AM Mauler

Collect Aire 1/48 AM Mauler Build Review

By Fotios Rouch

Date of Review January 2015 Manufacturer Collect Aire
Subject Martin AM Mauler Scale 1/48
Kit Number 4853 Primary Media Resin, Vac
Pros Only kit of this subject in this scale Cons See text
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) Out of production

Build Review

The Martin Mauler never entered WWII due to development delays.  It saw service in 1948 and exited in 1953.  It was replaced by the Skyraider. The Mauler was a tough aircraft to fly or land on carriers but it was a good dive bomber and carried a large payload.

I chose to do a US Reserve Dallas Texas bird. The kit was OK in outline but it had many issues with the molding. I opted for Skyraider wheels.  Added many cockpit details.  Robbed the underwing pod from a Helldiver. I did not use any of the soft metal or resin ordnance.

This is one of my few Collect-Aire models that has not been done in 1:48th scale yet!

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