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TBM-1 C, USS Block Island 1/48 Italeri(ex Accurate)

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) is an American 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 Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become the most effective[citation needed] and widely-used torpedo bomber of World War II. Greatly modified after the war, it remained in use until the 1960s

This my third finished kit on corona year, i stay much time on home, then normal. Because i want another plane than usually Pacific schema and my lovely yellow wing is impossible, that is result.
Need seat belts and rockets, but Eduard do it. 🙂 ( Rockets from new Eduard Mustang and fit excelent)

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20 responses to TBM-1 C, USS Block Island 1/48 Italeri(ex Accurate)

  1. This is a great model of a great plane and a great kit, Josef!
    Camo is super!

  2. Splendid work overall

  3. That Atlantic grey and white scheme looks great.

  4. Masterclass work!!! Well done!!

  5. Really Impressive. Makes me jealous.

  6. Excellent build. The weathering is very convincing; not overdone, just right. Beautiful build.

  7. The Atlantic Scheme is my favorite for a TBM. You have really captured the well-worn look of the Avenger.

  8. All of the above, looks great!

  9. Your work on the pre-shading of the panel Lines is top notch. Great build of a classic.

  10. Very nice, quite realistic, paintwork.

  11. Beautiful plane and a great paint job.
    good job and interesting color scheme


  12. I echo all the positive comments above and compliment you on a fine Avenger build. Your weathering technique is outstanding and good photography too…well done Josef.

  13. Thank you for all comments

  14. A beauty – just looks so good in the Atlantic scheme.

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