Grumman TBM-1D

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  1. otftch

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    This is an Avenger (TBM-1D) from VT-51 aboard the USS San Jacinto, circa 1944. The ASD-1 wing radome is an oddity in that most of it is above the wing, not slung below. The kit is to 1/72 from Academy. The only modification is the radome which I scratch built due to its odd shape. You don't see many wartime Avengers with wing pods.
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    Nicely done Ed.
     
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    Love it!

    Great work.
     
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    Nice work Ed!
     
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    Nice You have pics of the original?
     
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    My scanner is down. Here is a photo from Squadron Publications-TBM/TBF Avenger in Action, P 27. The smaller photo with the black radome won't take.
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    Looks great Ed ,great job painting that busy canopy frame work !
     
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    Nice one Ed :!:
    Your the master of the unusual subject :lol:
     
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    Beautiful. Thanks. I didn't realize the radar technology in 1944 had such range for such a small dish!
     
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    Nice Ed, I was looking at one of those kits on-line the other day but didn't get it. What was the quality like?
     
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    Decent. Sparse on details but workable.


    Thank you all for your comments.

    Ed
     
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    Very nice.
     
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