**** DONE: 1/48 Grumman TBM-1C Avenger VMTB-232 – Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. KoJo

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    #1 KoJo, Nov 2, 2012
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    Username: KoJo
    Name: Kevin
    Category: Intermediate
    Aircraft: GM / Grumman TBM-1C
    Kit: Accurate Miniatures
    Scale: 1/48
    Accessories: Ultracast early pilot resin seat, Ultracast resin exhaust, True Details resin wheels/tires, Rear fuselage PE parts.

    After finding out that the parts I ordered will not be here in time, I am replacing the British Pacific Fleet Avenger with this one.

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    Will be doing this model as a part of VMTB-232 the Red Devils Marine Squadron from WWII.

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    I will be doing the two tone scheme with late insignia as pictured below but not the same particular aircraft, just a different number. (This picture was taken according to records in 1945! And still showing the blue grey over light grey paint scheme!!)
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    As posted in my other topic 3 nights of work, will post more pictures later tonight:
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    A perfect example of what I have been saying for awhile, American Navy aircraft were not all repainted to specs everytime an order came down, many times frontline necesities precluded conformity. It wasn't a willful disregard of orders, rather, an adaptation of field conditions with the American flair for improvisation.
    Thanks for providing an excellent example!
     
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    Very nice KoJo.

    Geo
     
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    Wow! Quick work!
     
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    Some fast work Kevin looking good.
     
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    Damn quick!
     
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    Nah, started it on 10/28/12.. Though I did get almost a day of uninterrupted model time, enjoyed it while it lasted. Work was a bit slow so I had to work on something.
     
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    Looks very cool.
     
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    Very Nice...
     
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    #13 KoJo, Nov 5, 2012
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    Thanks gents! Now hot out of the paint booth I present:
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    Other parts not pictured were also primered as well. Now I will have to wet sand prior to pre-shade then I can shoot the paint scheme!
     
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    Here is a small update, wet sanded, preshaded and bottom color painted:

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    Still have to get the hang of this pre shading process cause I like the finished look.
     
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    Lookin' good!:D
     
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    Great work!
    Going with the early insignia?
     
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