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1/72 - Grumman TBM-3S2/R/U/W, AS.4, Mk.I, TBF.1 Avenger/Tarpon/Guppy by Sword Models - released


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On 7/1/2020 at 10:14 PM, Homebee said:

- ref. SW72132 -  Grumman TBM-3R Avenger

Source: https://swordmodel.cz/en/home/153-sw72132-tbm-3r.html

 

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Excellent news from Sword! I ordered all three boxes, they are so diverse and interesting you can't make a choice.

I'm only surprised they chose two plain blue COD aircraft instead of throwing in a colourful target tow TBM-3U, would have made a nice addition with little impact on the cost of the decal sheet.

 

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3 hours ago, Whirly said:

 

Excellent news from Sword! I ordered all three boxes, they are so diverse and interesting you can't make a choice.

I'm only surprised they chose two plain blue COD aircraft instead of throwing in a colourful target tow TBM-3U, would have made a nice addition with little impact on the cost of the decal sheet.

 

 

Patience: http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-colorul-tbm-3u.html

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On 04/09/2020 at 11:55, Whirly said:

 

Excellent news from Sword! I ordered all three boxes, they are so diverse and interesting you can't make a choice.

I'm only surprised they chose two plain blue COD aircraft instead of throwing in a colourful target tow TBM-3U, would have made a nice addition with little impact on the cost of the decal sheet.

 

1280px-TBM-3U_NAS_Barbers_Point_1948.jpg

 

 

 

5 hours ago, Homebee said:

New boxing announced - ref. SW72134 - Grumman TBM-3U Avenger

Source: https://swordmodel.cz/cs/pripravujeme/156-sw72134-tbm-3u-avenger.html

Box art

 

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Snap!!!!

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Grumman TBM-3S2/-3R/-3U and AS.4 Avenger by Sword Models - released - new TBM-3W boxing
  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Grumman TBM-3S2/-3R/-3U and AS.4 Avenger by Sword Models - released - new TBM-3W Guppy boxing
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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Grumman TBM-3S2/-3R/-3U and AS.4 Avenger by Sword Models - released - new TBM-3W Guppy/Tarpon Mk.I & TBF-1 boxings
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Schemes

- ref. SW72136 - Grumman TBF-1 Avenger "Over Midway & Guadalcanal"

Source: https://swordmodel.cz/cs/home/159-sw72136-tbf-1-avenger-over-midway-and-guadalcanal.html

 

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- ref. SW72137 - Grumman Tarpon Mk.1

Source: https://swordmodel.cz/cs/home/160-avengertarpon-mki.html

 

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On 5/15/2021 at 10:15 AM, dalea said:

Shouldn't there be a cowling machine gun on the TBF-1? Can't see one.

Now that you mention it... I can't see it either, and is very prominent in the Tarpon's box art and present in the port side profiles. Perhaps the way the sprue pic was taken, and/or the softness of the details?

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Released

- ref. SW72135 - Grumman TBM-3W Guppy - https://swordmodel.cz/cs/172/158-sw72135-tbm-3w-guppy-.html

- ref. SW72136 - Grumman TBF-1 Avenger "Over Midway & Guadalcanal" - https://swordmodel.cz/cs/172/159-sw72136-tbf-1-avenger-over-midway-and-guadalcanal.html

 - ref. SW72137 - Grumman Tarpon Mk.1 - https://swordmodel.cz/cs/172/160-avengertarpon-mki.html

 

sw72135-tbm-3w-guppy-.jpg avengertarpon-mki.jpg sw72136-tbf-1-avenger-over-midway-and-gu

 

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On 5/17/2021 at 1:12 AM, Fukuryu said:

Now that you mention it... I can't see it either, and is very prominent in the Tarpon's box art and present in the port side profiles. Perhaps the way the sprue pic was taken, and/or the softness of the details?

 

It's there, just not visible in the angle from the sprue shots. 

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On 7/3/2020 at 11:30 AM, Edge said:

I'm not too familiar with FAA Avengers in general. Like many US aircraft used by the RN, there appear to be numerous variants, not all of which are aligned with their US manufacture, nor are they too well documented!

I'd like to add one of these to my huge stash (and probably will no matter) but the kit description is confusing. Is is an AS.4 or an ECM.6? From what I've gleaned from references, including the one linked below, AS.4's retained their turrets with guns probably removed.

I did go through the various post war variants and features in the following topic 

 

And WW11 variants in 

 

Apologies if there are any errors but explains the main differences

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