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Pelican

TBM3-E Avenger 1/48 Academy

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Hello folks,

This is the Academy (Accurate Miniature) kit. It is very detailed but the manual is poorly designed as it retained only the pictures of the Accurate Miniature's one without any explanation. I also used some Eduard photoeched in the cockpit, the decals are from Berna. Hope you like it.

 

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cheers 

 

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That's an excellent build and finish,great weathering and nice to see a scheme not often seen.

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Great work !!             Bob H.

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This is fantastic!

 

I have the Italeri :banghead:Academy boxing of this to do in this scheme too whenever I get time, you're right about the instructions.

 

I'd be very pleased if mine came out looking half as good as yours. 

 

Superb!

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Very nice indeed, the AM kit is great & it's good that it's still available. I believe their Dauntless has been re-boxed by Italeri & includes a French scheme.

 

Pete

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What the others have said! Nice to see one in a different scheme, and I really like what you've done with the weathering. The Turkey is a BIG bird in 1/48!

Mike

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Well done, Pelican! The wing root weathering is superb.

 

I've got a couple of the AM boxings from back in the day when I built in 1/48.  One of the finest kits ever tooled, up there with Tamiya's Thunderbolts.  Really wish some enterprising souls would pantograph the AM Avenger and Dauntless down to 1/72!

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Nice weathering/ chipping, regards.

Mirek.

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I did wonder f they got that tatty., given the corrosive nature of sea water... but a google found this,   lo

oks to be land based in Algeria

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from

http://avions-de-la-guerre-d-algerie.over-blog.com/article-grumman-tbf-tbm-avenger-52525334.html

 

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caught that well worn look of the original!

 

7 hours ago, Pelican said:

It is very detailed but the manual is poorly designed as it retained only the pictures of the Accurate Miniature's one without any explanation.

the original AM instructions were available on a web archive,

http://web.archive.org/web/20071011225755/http://accurate-miniatures.com/support.shtml

 

this is the link on the turret which has given some folks trouble

http://web.archive.org/web/20071011225755/http://accurate-miniatures.com/support.shtml

 

3 hours ago, Buzby061 said:

I believe their Dauntless has been re-boxed by Italeri & includes a French scheme.

both  Italeri, and  then Eduard have reboxed the AMm Dauntless with  French schemes.

 

cheers

T

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Spot on that is, beautiful work. And yes, those instructions really are dire.

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Thanks you very much for your kind comments! 

 

 @Troy Smith

Indeed I worked on the weathering based on the exact picture you post. Somewhat to my surprise I managed to fit the turret without any problem according to the AM instructions.

I am the fortunate owner of an Eduard Dauntless box but for the time being I would rather build 1/72 jets.

 

Cheers

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Superb Avenger,  finish and weathering look absolutely spot on! :clap2:

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I really like this model and the Aeronavale scheme - nice weathering too

CJP

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Great looking Avenger there, really nice work

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