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Douglas TBD Devastator

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TBD-1 Devastator VT-6, 1Feb 1941, Airfix 1/72

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 [...]

Monogram 1/48 TBD-1 Devastator – USS Enterprise

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, [...]

1/48 GWH Douglas TBD-1 Devastator – Midway

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 [...]

TBD-1 DEVASTATOR from Airfix in 1/72, an experiment…

TBD-1 DEVASTATOR from Airfix in 1/72 scale Hello, after a long break I have a new, but very old NAVY plane for you. TBD-1 DEVASTATOR from Airfix in 1/72 scale. I represent a plane of VT-8 from USS HORNET. Note: The overpainted “8 –“ [...]

GWH 1/48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator in Barclay Scheme No.8

Hope everybody got savely into 2020! Here´s another more rare scheme, built in 2015. Besides the USAAF also the USN tested experimental camos on their aircraft. The US artist McClelland Barclay designed 8 schemes which were applied to two [...]

End of the decade, add our favorite builds..

I have seen a few "All Decade" sports lists the past few days, so I thought maybe it would be fun to post pictures of our favorite builds of the past 10 years. Sadly some of mine died a grisly death at the hands of movers when I [...]

On This Day…June 4th.

There’s not much left one can say about Midway. My approach to this singular conflict is try and set up this first day of battle proper, and let the images tell the rest of the tale. Early on June 4th, Vice Admiral Nagumo launched his [...]

On This Day…May 24th.

The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a short, intense encounter that was a humanitarian disaster for the Royal Navy. In the early hours of May 24th 1941, the HMS Hood was sunk and with 1,418 souls on board, a staggering and scarcely [...]

Torp in the water! Another Monogram Classic done

well here she is my 1974 issue Monogram TBD-1. I painter her as a bomber from the USS Yorktown at the Battle of the Coral Sea. Scratchbuilt seats and interior details, Eduard seat belts. One of the interesting things I discovered while [...]

Monogram Devastators.

With all of the excitement this week about the Lexington find, I was inspired to dig into my deep storage facility in search of the blue/gray VT-8 TBD you see here. I ‘ve built five of these kits since they came out in 1974. The blue [...]