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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:21 AM

Thanks guys. The stand came with the kit, pleased with that.

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Friday, October 18, 2019 10:01 AM

Very cool indeed!

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 18, 2019 11:21 AM

PatW

Cheers philo426. One comment on another site was that it isn't a TBM but a TBF, only because I couldn't find a TBM kit.

 

Even if she isn't the exact right version that's still some really nice work! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, October 18, 2019 4:23 PM

Thanks guys. I learn't how to paint the ridges on the cockpit canopy this time so getting a bit better each time!

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:09 AM

Nicely done! And an interesting prototype. 4 more and a ufo to go? 

Josh

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:08 AM

Cheers Josh. How's the weather in Brisbane, we were out there a few years ago. 

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:33 AM

PatW

Cheers Josh. How's the weather in Brisbane, we were out there a few years ago. 

 

We like to say everyday in Queensland is hot and sunny with a chance of showers! Realistically we have had 3 or 4 days of rain in months and its warming up pretty quick. I expect a hot summer. I hope you enjoyed your time here in Brissy. Just out for a holiday or have family?

Josh

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:51 AM

Nice! Congrats. I like the "in flight" display. 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:50 PM

Well Josh we were hoping to retire to OZ but found we hadn't got large enough pension plans and as the overseas workers age limit was 45 neither of us would be able to get jobs.

We came out for a month in 2003, and stayed on Broadbech but toured around from ther, my wife's boss and his wife and kids lived there for a number of years but had to return to take over the family business when his father died.

He suggested we go see Coffs Harbour as he lived close by, and we did but didn't see any interest in it, after travelling there and back in a day.

We stopped off last year for our 50th anniversary, joining a cruise ship in Sydney out to the Fijian Islands, back to Sydney and out to New Zealand all over a month. Superb trip!

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:51 PM

Thanks Hoss WA.

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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:43 AM

Nice job Pat.

As an aside, TBF's were built by Grumman, TBM's were built by General Motors under license.  Grumman didn't have the capacity to build all Hellcats, Avengers, and Wildcats needed.

No major changes that I'm aware of between the TBF and TBM.

The TB was the designator for torpedo bomber.  F was the designator for Grumman, M was the designator for General Motors.

Hope that explains the difference in them.

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, October 21, 2019 2:42 AM

Thanks for the info goldhammer.

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