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cema_ga

TBD-1 Devastator, VT-8 last attack leader, Midway 1942

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Hi comrades!

Here is another one of my past works

 

It's GWH Devastator - fantastic kit built OOB with some modifications and Eduard brass, National insignia painted.

Most critical areas to update in the kit - wheel wells and main undercarriage legs (must be shortened). 

 

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Thanks for looking!

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This is an impressive work of art!!!!!  Outstanding attention to detail makes it perfect.  Congratulations!!!!!! :clap:

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Great build and weathering!  Any areas of construction to watch out for?  I just picked up the kit after watching the movie "Dive Bomber." The movie has great color footage of pre-war, soon to be early war, navy aircraft, including the Devastator.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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A great model!!!

And what luxury: PE wheel wells!

Congrats for a superb work.

 

JR

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Brilliant!

 

Mike.

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Excellent model throughout! And very nice photography.

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Inspirational workmanship.  And those beautiful soft USN colors... A very pleasing model to look at.

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Superb Devastator there, fantastic job

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3 hours ago, Mark Joyce said:

Great build and weathering!  Any areas of construction to watch out for? 

Thank You!

This kit has very good feet, 99% of parts just "clicks" on place. 

I recommend to short the main undercarriage lags and add the brass in wheel wells- see photos.

The most sensitive area - wing leading edges because of surface structure - it's very easy to make the damage here and very complicate to restore the details.

And I recommend to paint the national insignia, because I don't trust in decal solvents to be effective on such "extreme" surface of the wings.

And, as usual, some errors in coloring guide (in my example propeller tips were wrong colored, I painted them according to the period photos) - check your reference, TBDs like all other types of USN planes changed the markings frequently in the beginning of the WWII.

That's all I remember now.

And I'm here for future questions on subject.

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Great looking model.  A real tribute to a tragic aircraft and its brave crews.

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Beautiful model with very appropriate weathering. Like it a lot

Best regards

Djordje

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Beautiful work!

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Fabulous job, please tell me what paint and colour you used for the top blue/grey colour on this model.

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Beautiful Devastator. I like the colours and level of weathering.

 

I have one of these squirrelled away in the loft - tell me - are the photo etch wheel wells included in the kit? I too would be interested in what paints you used for the basic colours.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Exellent!

J-W

 

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9 hours ago, Radar said:

what paint and colour you used for the top blue/grey colour on this model

Thank You!

 

I have this set of Gunze MrColor for exterior of USN WWII aircrafts. 

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Color on TBD is C367. I believe, now all the paints available separate, You don't need to buy a set.

7 hours ago, Baldy said:

are the photo etch wheel wells included in the kit?

No, in kit it's just empty. The parts are from Eduard set (exterior) for the GWH kit.

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Devastatingly good Devastator. Well someone had to say it. Excellent all round well done. 👍

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