OK, here's another attempt at the AM TBM-3. This time I will TAKE MY TIME! Having said that you all should know that my skills will never be very good at this hobby but I sure am grateful for the pleasure it gives me.
Lots of rainy weather up here in the great NW so I've had more time for model building than when the weather turns nice and sunny and I itch for the outdoors. But, like I said, this time I hope to be more patient.
In any case the upcoming spring hiking season is going to draw my attention away from this pastime and my posts may be farther apart than usual for me. That may be a good thing . Practice patience, practice patience.
The images I'm posting now show me that I've still got a lot to learn about how A) cutting resin parts from the "block" of resin and, B) taking more time with the masks. However, it is what it is and I'll soldier on. The only problem I had with the wing fold set was that I chipped off a bit on one wing tip that, even after filing and sanding, doesn't look quite right. Live and learn. I did the best I could with the masking (given my patience/skill levels) and am relatively satisfied with the way it turned out - EXCEPT that I should not have masked both inside and outside at the same time! I think I would have been better off doing one or the other first. We'll see.
Here's the start of this Avenger: