DONE: 1/72 Hasegawa TBM-1C Avenger CV-16 USS Lexington Group Build

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  1. wingnutz

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    #1 wingnutz, Jun 14, 2009
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    hey folks,

    here's the third installment of my "Battle of Leyte Gulf" builds, and my first WIP entry in the PTO GB under category 2...it's a 1/72 hasegawa TBF-1C Avenger Torpedo Bomber, VT-19, CV-6 USS Enterprise/CV-9 USS Essex, USN 3rd fleet: Task Force 38;

    test fitted and compared the size of this bird with the wildcat, and one can see that this aircraft had a more robust size, indeed a plane designed to deliver some serious ordinance...

    this type of aircraft were used in the sinking of the IJN's super battleships "yamato" and "musashi"...

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    Nice, looking forward to this!
     
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    Whey Hey! Another Avenger! We've got three scales now, great stuff!
     
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    Looking forward to this one as well!
     
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    Oh, BTW, could you let me know, and inlude in the opening post, which category you're entering in please?
    Thanks,
    Terry.
     
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    hi terry,

    apologies sir, i was hoping i can pull off this build as a category 2 entry with my limited skills...

    glenn
     
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    This should be interesting!:D
     
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    Looking forward to this one.
     
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    managed to to do some little work on this project...hope to do more this weekend...since it's gonna be father's day anyway...
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Echo post above...:thumbright:
     
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    Nice work so far Glenn, and thanks for the info re. category.
    Terry.
     
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    did some metal and plastic work today...

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    Great start Wingnutz - this should be a great build.

    Cheers

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    wow looks great wingnutz
     
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    yeah great start mate!:D
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Very nice! Dam smart idea about the bomb bay.
     
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    Looking great Glenn. Does the kit have the 'Aero Tail' for the torpedo? If not, it'll be easy to scratch-build, and I can post the details if you need them.
    Terry.
     
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    thanks folks...

    hey terry..you mean like this one???
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    sure thing...anything to make this build a bit more interesting...
     
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