Bill Koppos has already done an excellent review of the kit on this site, to which I have little to add. I totally agreed with all his points about the strengths and weaknesses of what I thought was essentially a very good kit.
The only [...]
Nigel in the UK has received some goodies for the Trumpeter 1/32 TBD-1 Devastator all 3D printed - twin .30 machine guns, two sets of wheels (without or with tread), and wing folds. Take a look and enjoy.
From the beginning of carrier aviation, the torpedo had been seen as the best weapon for aircraft to use against warships, given the light explosive weight and inaccurate aiming of aerial bombs. Due to the technology of the torpedo itself [...]
The beeg box from Squadron landed on the front porch here at Le Chateau du Chat an hour ago.
Preliminary observation: I was right that it is based on the Great Wall Hobby kit. That's good news. Other than everything is big, nothing looks [...]
"Mythical", according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as :existing only in the imagination: fictitious, imaginary. Well, for how many years now has a Trumpeter 1/32 scale TBD Devastator been dangled in front of the modeling [...]
Was up at the LHS this afternoon and they had one of the new Trumpeter 1/32 TBD-1 Devastator kits.
Yes! Thirty years of "coming soon" has arrived! It's no longer vaporware. It's real.
So how is it?
It's like this: 20 years ago [...]
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 [...]
This was flown by LtCdr. Massey and RMC1c Grent, over the Kwajalein lagoon in Marshall Islands. Massey was later lost at Midway.
The kit is an old boxing of the Airfix kit. Except for the crude clear parts, the kit was pretty clean. The [...]
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, [...]
Plenty has been written on these iModeler pages about the history of the Douglas TBD-1 Devastator. Let’s just say that this wasn’t one of Douglas’s finer achievements. All fifteen TBD’s of VT-8 were shot down during the battle of [...]