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Next up an old friend The Monogram TBD

by Rob Anderson on November 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

I built this kit as a teen, my late brother was always good about getting me a kit for my birthday and I still remember getting this one when it was the hot new Monogram pressing. A while back I […]

Skymax 1/72d TBD-1 & Airfix 1/72d A6M2

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

I’ve decided to concentrate on the history rather than the models in my Midway GB posts. 12 TBD-1’s of VT-3 led by LCDR Lance E. (Lem) Massey spotted the Japanese carriers at about 1015. Initially the Zeros were kept at […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet-Part Two

“Many of my friends are now dead. To a man, each died with a nonchalance that each would have denied as courage. They simply called it lack of fear. If anything great or good is born of this war, it […]

Douglas TBD-1, “Devastator”, ‘Torpedo Eight’, USS Hornet

Number 8-T-16 was another of the aircraft lost the morning of 4 June, 1942 during the Battle of Midway. This is the aircraft of the C. O. of Torpedo Squadron Eight, (VT-8), Lt. Cdr. John Waldron. During the Battle, Lt. […]

Monogram 1/48 Douglas Devastator TBD-1,USN, VT-8. Ens George Gay Midway June 4 1942

Ens George Gay didn’t get much sleep the night of June 3rd, knowing what he was about to do in the morning. Reports were coming in from the P-boats (PBY Catalinas) of what has transpired the previous day and during […]

1/48 Monogram Douglas TBD Devastator, USS Enterprise, 04 June 1942

by Louis Gardner on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

This is the picture that inspired the markings for my build, which was part of the recent Midway Group build. This plane has interior green paint inside the cockpit. More on that in a few…………………… There were a series of […]

Hi, I’m Rob and I have a Monogram problem….

So I suspect we all have a favorite manufacturer, for me it is Monogram, especially the mid 70s to early 80s Monogram aircraft kits. Though the 1960s classics are also wonderful. they are not the best kits, but I still […]

1/48 Monogram TBD-1 Devastator

by Tom Bebout on April 30, 2017 in Aviation -- 18 Comments

First, this is not a Midway Group build model. It is however one of the first Navy kits I wanted to build back in 2010 when I re-started my interest in this hobby. Build mostly straight out of the box, […]

Monogram TBD Devastator

by Craig Abrahamson on September 23, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Next off the old Monogram ‘assembly’ line is the Devastator. I had built one some time back as the torpedo version, so I opted to assemble this one with the (100lb.?) bombs. Again, the previous build was open canopy, therefore, […]

Monogram 1/48 TBD Devastator

by Drew Tarter on March 27, 2013 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

Here’s my Monogram TBD, still a terrific kit despite its age. I added lots of scratch-built details, seat belts and a few photo-etched pieces to dress up the cockpit, a vac-form canopy, and enclosed the wheel wells. The decals from […]