Battle damaged Avenger

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  1. otftch

    otftch Active Member

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    Here's one of my few 1/48 scale models. This particular model was first built in 1968,(blue plastic with decals)re-painted in the '70's,(Blue /white undersides),re-built again sometime in the '90's,(early war light blue-grey scheme) and again totally re-built this year.The model holds special signifigance to me as it was one of the first in my collection. While re-building it this time I was openning a tube of super glue when it popped and spayed my workbench,globbing all over the wing of the TBF. When I tried to remove the glue globs I really messed things up.Not wanting to get rid of the airplane I decided to "battle damage" it. Here are the results.The kit is the old Monogram 1/48 kit with all the operating features.
    Ed
     

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    Nicely done Ed!
     
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    Very nice battle damage.
     
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    Outstanding, the battle damage looks very realistic.
     
  5. Airframes

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    Nice one Ed! I remember building the same kit around about the same time, too. You've done a good job in that it still looks pretty good alongside today's kits.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    With all here Ed. :thumbright:
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    With all ! nice !!!
     
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    For a kit that's nearly as old as me you've sure done a good job on it. I love those old Monogram kits myself, they were light years ahead of the others at the time. She looks great and the battle damage looks just right, well worth hanging on to.
     
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    God it looks good, what a great recovery job Ed
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Looks great to me Ed, love the damage....
     
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    Agree with all!! Awesome
     
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    Ya gotta love the look of a bird making it home after getting the snot kicked out of it. Great job
     
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    It's a documentary model:shock:
    A great idea.
     
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    Beautiful work mate!
     
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    Top job and well salvaged. I've wanted to do a battle damaged myself. On the one day list
     
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    Wow ! I remember building that kit when I was a kid and how frustrating the wing folding hinges were. Nicely done. I wish I still had a lot of those old Monogram kits i did. The Black Widow was awesome !!!. The Douglas Devastator diorama that came out with the kit was "battle Damage". Most of those old kits I built suffered the wrath of pellet rifles and firecrackers. If I only knew then.......
     
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    Agree... well done.
     
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    Nicely done Ed!:D
     
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