Monogram 1/48 TBD-1 Devastator – USS Enterprise
This build has been a long time in coming!
A few years ago now Louis Gardner @lgardner organised a Group Build to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
This build was to be my main contribution to that group build, however life had other plans that year, and it has taken quite a while for me to get back into the right frame of mind to complete, and post this project.
I decided to depict a Devastator from USS Enterprise during the raid on Wake Island at the end of February 1942, sporting the large and colourful markings and inspired by the photographs of the time.
I used Lifecolour paints for the main colours, Tamiya paints for the Insignia and Humbrol for everything else. This was my first use of Montex Masks for the insignia. I did of course then wonder why I had chosen an aircraft with corrugated wings!
I got a lot of help from Louis, who build a super 'yellow wings' version of this kit, and really blazed a trail for us all - his build log is here : https://imodeler.com/groups/75th-anniversary-battle-of-midway-group-build/forum/topic/148-monogram-tbd-1-devastator/?topic_page=1&num=15
Thank you for looking.
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