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1/48 Trumpeter Fairey Albacore Torpedo Bomber

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  • Member since
    April, 2014
1/48 Trumpeter Fairey Albacore Torpedo Bomber
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Thursday, March 07, 2019 10:59 PM

Another nice easy build from Trumpeter, bar the rigging of course. I had to look at the box art and reference photos for the rigging, as it is not shown in the instructions, also there is no antennae in the kit for the top of the wings, so I made one myself (Funnily enough, Trumpeter's 1/72 Mig-31B/Bm which I did recently didn't have the spine antennae in the kit either)

Camo is Gunze for the grey and green, and Mission Models for the Sky, also used Tamiya acrylics, Vallejo metal colours, oil paints for weathering, Flory Dark Dirt wash, and a final coat of Vallejo Matte Varnish.

As mentioned, an easy and relatively quick build, really enjoyed this one.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by ChrisJH666 on Friday, March 08, 2019 3:50 AM

Very nicely done! Might have to add this model to the stash one day

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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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Friday, March 08, 2019 2:09 PM

Excellent model, Grant. The camo finish is so realistic, the flying and landing wire rigging is first rate. Thanks for the post and photos, very enjoyable to see.


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    April, 2014
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:23 PM

Thanks guys

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:37 PM

Cool build. I do like the painting and shading. Unusual and interesting model :-)



  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, March 09, 2019 6:59 AM
Another beauty Grant. Always liked the story of if the Albacore. Built to replace the Swordfish but ended up out of service before the Fish


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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Saturday, March 09, 2019 7:08 AM

As alway, an excellent build Mr. Dazell.  I really enjoy your fantastic builds! 

Your friend, Toshi

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

At work with my grandson Ezra, building a Hasegawa 1/72 “George”.


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    April, 2014
Posted by Grant Dalzell on Saturday, March 09, 2019 1:56 PM

Thanks again guys

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 09, 2019 8:31 PM

Superb paint Grant!


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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, March 09, 2019 8:59 PM

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