TBF-1 Avenger at Midway
I finished it as Ensign Bert Earnest’s Torpedo 8 TBF, which made it to Pearl Harbor took late to join the Hornet, but was sent to Midway directly. Despite heavy damage after attacking the Japanese fleet, Earnest made it back to Midway, where made a one-wheel down landing on the beach.
I went as light as I could on the weathering, since the aircraft was only a few weeks old by June 4 - it would have been completed sometime between the end of January and end of April.
The kit is not a very good one, but it’s hard to say no to a $9.95 kit of a WW II naval aviation subject.
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