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Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger

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Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger
Posted by cnq on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:17 AM

Kit is in 1/48
The model represents one of 12 Avengers flying anti-submarine duty from the USS Block Island in May of 1944.
Battle Of The Atlantic.









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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:40 AM

One of my all time favorite planes. I love the blue and white scheme and you killed it on the look. Well done !!


On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"


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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:47 AM

As Brandon said, you nailed it. What a good looking TBM.

You are lucky to have acquired the kit, they are not abundant.

I really like the pilot figure, he show off the huge size of the TBM (even better, I think, than the diorama ground figure).



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  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:24 PM

Very nicely done.

In the queue: 1/48 Beech Staggerwing (RAAF), P38 (RAAF), Vultee Vengeance (RAAF), Spitfire Vb (Malta), Spitfire VIII x2 (RAAF), P39 x2 (RAAF), Martin Baltimore (Malta?), Martin Maryland (Malta), Typhoon NF1b, Hellcat x2 (FAA)



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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, May 13, 2018 5:54 PM

Very well done!

I really like, as others have mentioned, the paint scheme and your execution of same.

When I built my AM TBM-3 I had problems with the forward section of the canopy not seating properly. It gave me fits. Yours seems to have turned out better than mine. I'm envious and, again, nice looking build.


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Posted by cnq on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:59 PM

Thank you friends.

And few more pictures


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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, May 13, 2018 7:23 PM
Excellent work! I love the scheme. That kit is the only one I built twice just for the enjoyment of the build, I'm not even a TBF fan.
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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:32 PM


Your build looks great.  Smile The TBF/TBM is a really interesting plane.


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Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:24 PM
Wow! Nicely done.

On the bench: Revell/Monogram A-10 (trying to rescue from the shelf of doom)

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:57 PM

Thats a great looking bird right there!


God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, May 14, 2018 5:28 AM
Great looking build


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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 6:00 AM

Thats a great looking build. I do like the Avenger and you have really done this one justice. Really shows oiff the size of it as well.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

On the bench: Dragon 1/72nd Ar 234B-2b

                      Airfix 1/72nd SM.79

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:42 AM

Looks great,  I just bought Academy's 1/72 version.  I am scared of the 2 tone blue.  not sure what the real colors are.


On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 Airfix P-51D

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/72 Hasegawa T-33A

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:51 AM

Excellent job on that bird!  Love the paint scheme, but am most impressed with your canopy masking.  Did you get masks for the kit, or do that on your own?  Either way, looks fantastic.  As mentioned above, the figures really show how big the plane is.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:55 AM

Excellent paint job. I really like the subtle fading you've achieved.

It makes me want to get mine out and finish the thing but I had problems fitting a Verlinden engine in it and kind of gave up.






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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:33 AM

You did this Turkey up quite well! Yes


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Posted by cnq on Monday, May 14, 2018 3:14 PM

Thank you friends.

I used the pre-cut masking set for the canopy and the glass ball....There is no way I could do the manual masking using Tamiya tape on this guy Toast


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