TBM- Avengers "Charly Heavy" - Trumpeter 1/32: Civilized version of the Grumman TBM Avengers named "Charly Heavy" from the name of its last owner. This aircraft is currently operational and is registered in Switzerland with the HB-RDG.
He is st[...]
New Member and first post.
I got the inspiration to do this diorama from the Osprey Combat Aircraft #16 TBF/TBM Avenger Units of World War 2 by Barrett Tillman.
I based my model on the after-action report. Not only did I try to recreate the b[...]
I bought this kit at a local arms fair. The box appeared very neat and new yet the kit was simply a rebox of an older academy kit. There was basically no detail for the interior(which is luckily hidden pretty well on the avenger). For what the k[...]
This is an old model I built long time ago, originally with the 3 tone camo pattern of white, medium and dark blue. After a close look, I decided to give her a new life. I stripped the paint, riveted the whole model, restored it and painted [...]
This was my second kit in 1:48 scale - and a lot of memories! I love this airplane, I loved the kit, which has truly a lot of amazing details allowing you to build excellent model straight from the box.
My only improvement was replacing of radio[...]
Accurate Miniature TBM-3 Avenger 1/48th scale. The only addition is the harness. This kit is over 20 years old now. This version was released in 1996. It's painted in Aeromaster acrylic. Markings are from USS Intrepid.
Here's another historically significant plane from the Midway Group build.
This plane represents the sole surviving Grumman TBF Avenger from Torpedo 8. This plane managed to limp back home after being mauled by Japanese Zero fighters on June[...]
Before Tamiya released their 1:48 scale F4F-4 "Wildcat", there was only the old Monogram kit. The Monogram kit was little more than a toy, having folding wings and other "Features" that just made the kit a very inaccurate model of Grumman's stu[...]
This is a 1:48 scale, Accurate Miniatures SBD-3, "Dauntless", that I built many years back. If I recall, it was right around the time the kit was released.
This was a while back so bear with me. I recall the kit going together v[...]