Monogram 1/48 TBD-1 Devestator Ens. George Gay Midway 1942
March 20, 2013 in Aviation
This is the Monogram 1/48 Devastator straight from the box except aftermarket decals and I swiped a dual 30 cal. for the rear gunner out of an Accurate Miniatures SBD-5. Always wanted to do a Torpedo 8 aircraft, and I know most people do either Commander Waldron’s or Ens. Gay’s…I had to go with Ens. Gay…They call him the sole survivor but technically he wasn’t. There was a Torpedo 8 survivor flying their Avengers from the island of Midway that survived…But Ens Gay was the only survivor from the Hornet…Had a ring side seat for the destruction of the Japanese carriers.
I guess after looking at these pictures I should have used some filler on the leading edges of the wings….There is a little ventilation there that shouldn’t be there
4 additional images. Click to enlarge