"Although apparently an original Frog kit, the B-26 (and also the C-119, Neptune and B-45) were very similar in style to the ex-Comet kits. The subject choices are also somewhat surprising for Frog kits. One theory is that the moulds were in fact produced in the USA, but never used there before being sold to IMA."
FROG model aircraft 1932-1976, R. Lines, L. Hellstrom
Over the counter
The model aircraft section at the Tri-ang Trade Fair held in London recently presented the usual galaxy of models and accessories, although the number of new additions to the Frog range was less than in previous years.The aircraft carrier which was a feature of the Tri-ang Toy Fair. The propellers on the helicopter and "Gannet" revolve, but were stopped by our camera.
We also spotted a new 3s. range of plastic solids which included such types as the B-26 Invader and the D.H. Beaver. In the larger 1/72nd range, a Vulcan and a Valiant will shortly be available.
Model Aircraft april 1958
Nine new plastics in a 3s. range, all about 7-in span, have been launched by FROG and are to a very fine high standard. We are particularly attracted by the de Havilland Beaver (misnomered Type 20, actually the D.H.C-2), moulded in pale blue and with demonstrator registration G-ALOW. Others immediately available are the Short Sealand, Douglas Invader, Ν.Λ. Tornado, and to come, the B-47, B-52, B-66, Neptune and Packet. All are original mouldings by International Model Aircraft. Also added to the other, more detailed FROG range of 1/72nd types is a super Fairey Delta 2 kit, with droop snoot too, at 6s. 6d.
We are particulary attracted by the de Havilland Beaver (misnomered Type 20, actually the D.H.C-2), moulded in pale blue and with demonstrator registration G-ALOW.
Others immediately available are the Short Sealand, Douglas Invader, N.A. Tornado, and to come B-47, B-52, B-66, Neptune and Packet.
AeroModeller 1958-05, VOLUΜE XXIII, NUΜBER 268