Representing an aircraft from VT-83, USS Essex (CV-9), April, 1945.
A very well engineered kit and enjoyable build. Model Master enamels used throughout and constructed out of the box with the exception of the pilot's seat belts, which are, you [...]
1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger
As usual the construction begins with the cockpit. The level of detail in this kit is outstanding and I tried to do it justice. The sheer complexity of the kit meant I spent far longer on this interior [...]
This is my Turkey Day special. The Accurate Miniature 1/48 scale TBM/TBF Avenger.
Built straight from the box this kit goes together very well. The decals were scrounged up to make it one of the Flight 19 birds which were stationed at NAS Ft La[...]
This day in history: 11 November 1944
In the summer of 1942, on his 21st birthday, Alfred Theodore Graham, Jr., a small-town newspaper reporter from Jacksonville, New York, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After training as an aerial gunner and radio[...]
Accurate Miniatures' Avengers, along with their SBD Dauntless and F3F series, are among the best 1/48 scale aircraft kits ever produced. Everything - from surface and interior detail to fit of the parts - is about as good as it gets in injected [...]
Lt. Charles Taylor...flight leader
my dad was a navy Lt. stationed at NAS Pennsacola 1945...and was involved in the search
AM kits are wonderfull kits heavy detail and really good fits I did find some room for additional detail in the fuel tank access panel and added some PE seat belts drilled out the guns and exhaust tubes both of my uncles flew in these in 1943-[...]
This is one of those kits that, after you build it, the thought of, "What the hell am I gonna do with this?" It's a big model. I have to say though, even though Trumpeter has a reputation for fit issues, that this kit is NOT one of them. I ac[...]
Done back in 1998, using the KMC TBF-1 conversion to do an early-production TBF-1. The KMC wingfold consisted of the resin wing center section; The outer wing "hangs" on a piece of piano wire from the resin center section to the horizontal sta[...]