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TBM Avenger
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:43 PM
I just received my TBM Avenger Accurate Miniatures kit today and the detail is incredible! This one will take a while to build, but i think i may wait until i get the spray booth up and running. I may hand brush some of the interior parts, ie. inside fuselage halves, and cockpit stuff. But i am really looking forward to seeing this one completed.
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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:53 PM
Hey, huskerguy
I make a resin flap set for the Accurate Miniatures TBM. If you're interested, I'll send you some photos. They're very good.

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:06 PM
Lee, that is super nice of you, but i dont know if i have advanced far enough yet, to try to cut up the wings on a model. What do you use to cut the flaps out?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:42 PM
Huskerguy,

Thats a great kit you have. I'm currently working on one myself. I'm in the middle of building the ball turret. I think i'm going to order a set of masks for all that glass. It would take forever to cut out all those by hand. I built mine straight out of the box. The kit is so good that it looks great without any aftermarket items. Spend the time giving the interior a good wash and drybrushing, you won't be disappointed.

Darren
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  • From: Iowa- USA
Posted by toadwbg on Thursday, March 27, 2003 9:48 PM
I hate to be the one to ruin a party, but please don't solicit on these forums huskerguy.

..bygons... I too recently purchased this kit, simply great. I plan on building it after I finish my PBY Catalina. I purchased another set of decals for this plane (from Accurate Minatures) for .99. I particularly like the 3-color shceme of white undersides, intermediate blue, and dark blue tops.

If your looking for some excellent resources on this kit, try the aircraft resource center: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/
"I love modeling- it keeps me in the cool, dark, and damp basement where I belong" Current Projects: 1/48th Hasegawa F-14D- 25% 1/48th Tamiya Spitfire- 25%
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:11 PM
?...huskerguy isn't soliciting anything.
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  • From: Iowa- USA
Posted by toadwbg on Friday, March 28, 2003 9:46 AM
ooops- I ment leemitcheltree, my apologies.
"I love modeling- it keeps me in the cool, dark, and damp basement where I belong" Current Projects: 1/48th Hasegawa F-14D- 25% 1/48th Tamiya Spitfire- 25%
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 28, 2003 12:21 PM
Darren...where would i order a set of masks for the canopy on the Avenger...that sounds like much easier than to try to do it manually...particularly when i am not adept at that sort of thing.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 28, 2003 10:36 PM
Huskerguy,

That's a good question, I've never used them before. I checked squadron mail order with no luck. I did find a place that carries the entire line of EZ MASK stuff. They sell the set for the AM 1/48 TBM for $4.99. Oops, I almost forgot, you can find them at DHCinc.com. Click on the EZ MASK icon on the left side of the page. I'm sure others carry them but, this was the first place I found on my search. I also see these sets in hobby shops from time to time.

Darren
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:00 AM
thanks for the info, Darren. I took one look at all that canopy glass and thought...how many ways can i ruin this model..lol. The masks seem the best way to go.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:22 AM
I ordered the EZ mask, but had to order two sets to get the order to a mininum of 10 bucks...but i may need the extra one anyway...being the Klutz that i am
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  • From: Iowa- USA
Posted by toadwbg on Saturday, March 29, 2003 9:30 PM
Hold the presses huskerguy! I need to get me one of these EZ masks for the TBM also. I'd hate to order two myself. If your interested and don't use the other set, I'd buy it from you. Give me an E-mail (click on the profile for my address and info.) if your interested and can help me out.

I may also have something for trade if your looking for something else.

Thanks,

Toad
"I love modeling- it keeps me in the cool, dark, and damp basement where I belong" Current Projects: 1/48th Hasegawa F-14D- 25% 1/48th Tamiya Spitfire- 25%
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 11, 2003 9:30 PM
Toad, i hate to say this, but i really screwed up that Avenger bigtime. I didnt see the turret base on the instructions and after i put the fuselages together, there it was...I also dont have a good fit on the forward fuselage for some reason, so i ordered another kit. I guess i will be needing that extra EZ mask after all. But thanks for the offer to buy it, Toad...
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  • From: Iowa- USA
Posted by toadwbg on Friday, April 11, 2003 9:34 PM
Aye Carumba!

If we can help you figure out your problems in any way please give a jingle. E-mail me directly: tcwehrenberg@gtcinternet.com
"I love modeling- it keeps me in the cool, dark, and damp basement where I belong" Current Projects: 1/48th Hasegawa F-14D- 25% 1/48th Tamiya Spitfire- 25%
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