Monogram 1/48th scale

B-24J Liberator

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     Purchased from EBay in 2005. The Monogram kit remains the only B-24 in 1/48th scale although the kit is looking very long-in-the-tooth now it can boast an impressive array of aftermarket accessories to spice it up. These include:

  • Eduard colour photoetch seatbelts 49-001 USAF WW2 (also see 49470 launched Dec 2009)

  • Eduard colour photoetch Ammo Belts

  • Koster Aero Enterprises KAER18 B-24 Tail Turret Interior and .50 cal MG's

  • Aires Browning .50 cal waist guns

  • Verlinden Ammo Belts

  • Squadron SQS9571 Convair B-24J Liberator Main canopy, high hat turret vacformed canopies

  • Squadron SQS9573 Consolidated B-24H/J Liberator vacformed canopies

  • Quickboost QB48048 Liberator Engines

  • Aires Pratt  Whitney R1830

  • True Detail TD48024 Resin Weighted Wheels B-24A thru M

  • Eduard Kabuki Tape Canopy Masks B-24J

  • Eduard B-24J Canopy Masks EDXF118 (vinyl)

  • FlightPath FHP48014 Photoetch Consolidated B-24J Liberator Detail Set

  • Aeromaster 48-743 Oriental Liberators Pt. II "Fancy Art"

  • Cutting Edge Whit Metal Undercarriage legs

  • Eduard 1:48 B-24J Liberator cockpit interior (self adhesive) (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)

  • Eduard 1:48 B-24J Liberator cockpit interior (self adhesive) (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)

  • Eduard 1:48 B-24J Liberator rear interior (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)

Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator

  • Eduard 1:48 B-24J Liberator front interior pre-painted in colour (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)
  • Eduard 1:48 B24J Liberator exterior photoetch set 48 618 (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)
  • Eduard 1:48 B-24 Liberator bomb bay photoetch 48 634 (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)
  • Eduard 1:48 B-24 Liberator surface panels photoetch 48 647 (designed to be used with Monogram and Revell kits)
  • Eduard 1:48th B-24J Liberator "BigEd" 4927

Kit Photos

Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator
A box dominated by large quantities of aftermarket accessories - this kit really needs it! The kit decal sheet which we will not be using. The clear parts. The kit was bought second hand. Although the previous owner had obviously not started the kit the sprues were removed from their bags. The Instruction sheet.
Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator
Reverse of that Instruction sheet. Various loose components. Fuselage halves external. Fuselage halves internal.
Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator
Sprue showing that various items have fallen off. Sprue showing that various items have fallen off. The one black sprue.... Sprue showing that various items have fallen off.
Monogram 1/48th scale B-24J Liberator      
The wings that have freed themselves from their sprues.      

Aftermarket Extras

Aires Waist Guns .50 cals Cutting Edge undercarriage legs in white metal Eduard Masks in both original Vinyl and modern Kabuki Tape Eduard's colour-photoetch seatbelts
The Aires Waist Guns .50 cals. The Cutting Edge undercarriage legs in white metal. The Eduard Masks in both original Vinyl and modern Kabuki Tape. Eduard's colour-photoetch seatbelts.
FlightPath photoetch set FlightPath photoetch set FlightPath photoetch set FlightPath photoetch set
The FlightPath photoetch set. More of those FlightPath photoetch details. The instructions for the FlightPath set revealing what the detail set supplies. The instructions for the FlightPath set revealing what the detail set supplies.
FlightPath photoetch set Fine Scale Modeller dated September 2004 Fine Scale Modeller dated September 2004 Fine Scale Modeller dated September 2004
The instructions for the FlightPath set revealing what the detail set supplies. An article from Fine Scale Modeller dated September 2004 containing a useful guide on rejuvenating the old Monogram kit. The FSM Feature Article. The FSM Feature Article.
Squadron Canopy set True Detail wheels Quickboost engine set  
The two Squadron Canopy sets. The True Detail wheels. The Quickboost engine set.  

Decals

Aeromaster set 48-743 Aeromaster set 48-743 Aeromaster set 48-743  
The Aeromaster set 48-743. "Oriental Liberators Pt. II Fancy Art" supplying an Olive Drab B-24J. I wanted to build an unusual B-24J but with a green camouflage rather than the normal bare metal. The decal sheet in detail.  

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