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Avenger

by Julian Shawyer on October 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

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.

Midway Group Build, VT-8 “Torpedo 8” Grumman TBF-1 Avenger, 1/48 Accurate Miniatures

by Louis Gardner on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

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 4th, 1942, […]

Tamiya, 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”: My First Build of this kit…

Before Tamiya released their 1:48 scale F4F-4 “Wildcat”, there was only the old Monogram kit. The Monogram kit was little more than a toy, having folding wings and other “Features” that just made the kit a very inaccurate model of […]

Accurate Miniatures SBD-3, “Dauntless”

by Frederick J Seitz III on January 22, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Hey Folks! This is a 1:48 scale, Accurate Miniatures SBD-3, “Dauntless”, that I built many years back. If I recall, it was right around the time the kit was released. This was a while back so bear with me. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Accurate Miniatures 48th TBM-3

by Craig Abrahamson on June 26, 2014 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Thank goodness for pre-cut canopy masks. Although there are the usual screw-ups here and there, I’m happy (for the most part) as to how it turned out. I was trying for the “Atlantic Scheme”, although for the sake of ‘accuracy’, […]

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 […]