Had these photos ready for quite some time, but never seemed to have a moment to post this past summer. Hurricane Lee has provided me two days (while I have power and internet) to finally post this.
I have FINALLY built my 1/48 [...]
I found the above photo on Pinterest Japan. It states that White 5 is a TBF-1 Avenger of VT-4 overflying USS Ranger on 9 September 1943.
Starfighter Decals has a sheet for Operation Leader in 1/72 scale with markings for White 4 as TBM-1 [...]
Calling this one DONE!
One of my favorite kits to build, (I've built three...). The kit overall suffers from a wee bit of over engineering, (As in you won't see most of what's in the fuselage...). The fit and level of detail is very well [...]
Another cracker of a kit from Sword.
Yes there are slight fit issues but the detail is superb and it goes together with a little persuasion.
Primed with Tamiya Neural Grey
Painted with ColourCoats Dark Slate Grey, Extra Dark Sea Grey, Sky [...]
I became a big fan of the Avenger after seeing the movie: "On a Wing and Prayer" with Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, Richard Jaeckle and others. The movie was filmed aboard the USS Yorktown CV-10 during it's shakedown cruise in about [...]
1979 boxing of 1966 Airfix kit, with decals from the Starfighter USN at Midway and TBDs (yes, TBDs for the 8-T-1 decals) at War sets.
I finished it as Ensign Bert Earnest’s Torpedo 8 TBF, which made it to Pearl Harbor took late to join [...]
This Avenger was one of the absolute best model kits I've ever had the pleasure to put together, all thanks to Jay Mitchell. He sent me this model a while back in an effort to clean out his stash, and I took every opportunity to try new [...]
As noted with Chuck Villanueva's post the lost of Flight 19 to this day remains a mystery.
The Men: Cpt George W. Stivers Jr. was born in Piedmont , Missouri in 1920 and was a graduate of the US Navel Academy. He would serve with the 1st [...]