TBM-1C Avenger, VT-7 USS Hancock (1:48, Accurate Miniatures)
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 station used in earlier versions of Avengers and adding some wires inside and in the bomb bay. I also add photoetched flaps – highly recommended, the difference is clear.
According to “cutaway” photos – there are sooooo many details hidden inside and I was so sad that nobody (including me) would see them anymore after closing the fuselage, so I decided to take some photos before and after in the same angle and combine them in photoshop.
It was not so easy as it sounds, but the result is worth enough. I even print out these cutaways and show them in my display, so everybody can see what is hidden inside.
The build itself was very easy, everything is just perfect. I do not know anybody who was not excited with AccMiniatures kits – they are truly on top level of all kits I know (however, even they have some minor mistakes! 🙂 ).
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