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TBF Avenger at Midway

by Thomas Sweeney on November 7, 2016 in Diorama -- 13 Comments

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was a torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air and naval aviation services around the world. The […]

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1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C with KMC wingfold

by Dan DeSilva on October 1, 2016 in Aviation -- 26 Comments

This kit had sat for about 5 years- possibly more, simply because I was intimidated by the KMC wingfold! The fuselage and wings were painted, and decalled, but I never took the kit to the completion phase of canopy, gear […]

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1/48 Tarpon (Revell Avenger)

by Ralph Clements on August 17, 2015 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

I said I would next built an American plane in British markings, here it is, a Tarpon, from the ancient 1/48 scale Revell TBF Avenger kit. This kit is sooo old…it has a 1958 copyright mark, that,s even older than […]

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Hobby Boss 1/48 TBM-3 Avenger

by Bryan W. Bernart on March 10, 2015 in Aviation -- 21 Comments

Representing an aircraft from VT-83, USS Essex (CV-9), April, 1945. A very well engineered kit and enjoyable build. Model Master enamels used throughout and constructed out of the box with the exception of the pilot’s seat belts, which are, you […]

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Accurate Miniatures 1/48th TBM-3 Avenger

by Craig Abrahamson on December 21, 2014 in Aviation -- 41 Comments

Despite having built two of these in the past, that ball turret still gave me fits during assembly. BUT… thank goodness for pre-cut masks (it’s almost a must-have on this kit). This is the first one where I opened the […]

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VT-83 Grumman TBM-3 Avenger

by Mark Beckwith on December 7, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger Construction As usual the construction begins with the cockpit. The level of detail in this kit is outstanding and I tried to do it justice. The sheer complexity of the kit meant I spent far […]

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Happy Turkey Day Better known as the TBM-TBF

by Mark Fidler on November 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

This is my Turkey Day special. The Accurate Miniature 1/48 scale TBM/TBF Avenger. Built straight from the box this kit goes together very well. The decals were scrounged up to make it one of the Flight 19 birds which were […]

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11 November

by Tom Cleaver on November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

This day in history: 11 November 1944 In the summer of 1942, on his 21st birthday, Alfred Theodore Graham, Jr., a small-town newspaper reporter from Jacksonville, New York, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After training as an aerial gunner and […]

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1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger

by Drew Tarter on August 28, 2013 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

Accurate Miniatures’ Avengers, along with their SBD Dauntless and F3F series, are among the best 1/48 scale aircraft kits ever produced. Everything – from surface and interior detail to fit of the parts – is about as good as it […]

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Accurate Miniatures 1/48 Flight 19 “Avenger”…lost in the triangle

by bob mack on May 29, 2013 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Lt. Charles Taylor…flight leader my dad was a navy Lt. stationed at NAS Pennsacola 1945…and was involved in the search