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Sunday, October 31, 2010

TBM Avenger Re Post








Starting this week once a week I am going to be re posting older posts of which I feel deserve a second go around because well, they're just so darn deserving :o) Here are some images of Trumpeters 1/32 scale Grumman TBM-3 Avenger torpedo bomber plus a composite image of a 1/48 scale TBM-1 Avenger from Academy. TBM is the designation given to Avengers Built by General Motors (now government motors) (and yes Canada helped bail them out as well) as opposed to TBF which were manufactured by Grumman. The Avenger first entered the war in 1942 during the battle of Midway. This particular aircraft was flown by none other than George H.W. "read my lips, no new taxes" Bush. Having close to over 500 pieces this kit is quite something to behold. The detail is amazing and all parts went together without any trouble. A word of warning, the call out colours in the instructions are in error in a few places, which seems to be a common occurrence with Trumpeter kits. If I had followed the colour instructions I would have ended up with a red engine and rust coloured instrument panels. That's why I say when dealing with Trumpeter always double and triple check the instructions and sometimes the decals. Otherwise it just "wouldn't be prudent".

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay, I missed this one. This is a brilliant piece of work. Beautiful.

Dave

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Dave - That's why I'm re posting them.

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Is a very good kit, I like this trumpeter reference. How ever your work is very fine and well done.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pablo I love this model.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! Great job! The deatil is amazing...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat it's a big beautiful model.

Diego said...

Extraordinary all your items, better to say nothing and admire

Greetings
Diego

Warren Zoell said...

Muchas gracias Diago. Este modelo fue muy gratificante construir.