1/48 HB TBM-1 Avenger VT-6 - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. KoJo

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    #1 KoJo, Sep 29, 2012
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    Subject: General Motors / Grumman TBM-1 Avenger VT-6 White 81
    Name: KoJo
    Category: Intermediate
    Kit: Hobby Boss
    Scale:1/48


    Going to be starting another Avenger for the GB here shortly as I am wrapping up the British Pacific Fleet model.
    Really love the early scheme as it is my favorite US colors flown on this bird..

    I know its not the exact aircraft but part of the same squadron, and best photo I could find:
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    Another one! Beauty! :D
     
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    Great!
    Are you doing the red bordered insignia on this one?
     
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    Not on this one.. I will be doing the red border on a 1/32 one in the future. This was one of the photos from VT-6, I have another but I have to look for it. Both aircraft in the same squadron but different insignias.
     
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    Looking forward to this build....

    Charles
     
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    Hmmmm. I'm not seeing the picture.
     
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    Here are couple more photos of VT-6:
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    Good on ya KoJo, the more the merrier!!
     
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    Hopefully I finish the second one by the end date.. Starting on backdating the kit from the 1C to a 1. Removing guns from the wings and the panels and adding the .30 cal to the fuselage.
     
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    #10 KoJo, Sep 30, 2012
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    Started on the fuselage, this is going to take some time... I can say I'm pretty good with OOB builds, now I am putting myself out of my comfort zone but it is time for me to take it to the next level.. The wings were the easy part but getting this bloody fuselage gun to look right is driving me ](*,) :violent1: :2gunfire: :angry2:

    I will keep pluggin away and will post a picture as soon as it is in a respectable condition...

    Here is an example of what I am trying to do... Hopefully it looks decent when I'm done:
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    Good luck !!! :thumbleft:
     
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    all these Avengers are making me want one now !!!
     
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    give it your best shot!
     
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    I got to ride in one once...... what a blast.
     
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    C.O.D.? Didn't know that they were still in service in the 60's.
     
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    Lucky!! I get to watch one of them take off all the time where I live. Never managed to fly in one though but its on my list of things to do. Or if I stumble on the lottery then I will buy it! I will say though when an Avenger is taking off from the airport it has a sound that gives you goosebumps! Absolutely amazing.
     
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    Ok here are some pics, not pretty but once primer is laid it will look better, also removed wing gun panels and blister:

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    Good stuff.
     
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    Looking good.
     
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