This is an old model I built long time ago, originally with the 3 tone camo pattern of white, medium and dark blue. After a close look, I decided to give her a new life. I stripped the paint, riveted the whole model, restored it and painted [...]
This was my second kit in 1:48 scale - and a lot of memories! I love this airplane, I loved the kit, which has truly a lot of amazing details allowing you to build excellent model straight from the box.
My only improvement was replacing of radio[...]
Accurate Miniature TBM-3 Avenger 1/48th scale. The only addition is the harness. This kit is over 20 years old now. This version was released in 1996. It's painted in Aeromaster acrylic. Markings are from USS Intrepid.
Here's another historically significant plane from the Midway Group build.
This plane represents the sole surviving Grumman TBF Avenger from Torpedo 8. This plane managed to limp back home after being mauled by Japanese Zero fighters on June[...]
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 [...]
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 and weapons because I co[...]
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 my copyright mark, but not by [...]
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 [...]
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 bomb bay - actually I fo[...]
1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger
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 longer on this interior [...]