TBD-1 Devastator Monogram 1/48 and Tamiya figures "WW2 pilots with moto-tug" 1/48
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here comes my TBD-1 Douglas Devastator from Monogram in 1/48. The kit was released in 1974 and cannot live up to the high standard of the Great Wall Hobby kit. I also would like to point out that there are better built models of the TBD-1 in this scale. But those who know my rollouts know that I especially enjoy staging my models with background and figures etc.
I have built the TBD-1 about 4 years ago and always intended to release it only when I had the matching figures from Tamiya. With a “random” Aircraft Carrier Island and a sky backdrop in addition the scene have been completed.
The carrier deck is from Eduard.
Since the model was built a few years ago, I forgot which aircraft carrier this Devastator belonged to. I'm guessing it belonged to the Enterprise and I just forgot the white stripe on the tail (a shame).
You can see a 2nd Devastator on one of the pictures, it is the 1/72 scale Airfix kit. The Carrier Island is made from cardboard and painted by brush with acrylic colors. For the kit I have used AK-real colors.
On some pictures you can see that one steel strap, that holds the Torpedo, is loose…! ; )
Hope you like it and thanks for passing by.
ps. I finaly find the reference for this particular plane. The profile can be found in Valiant "The Battle of Midway, Airframe Extra No 10" On page 35 is a profile with the BuNo 0289 "black 1" that belongs to Lt. Cdr. E.E. Lindsey, with ACMR Grenat from Torpedo Squadron Six abboard USS Enterprise (CV-6)
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