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Hi all

Some pics of my 1/48 Grumman Avenger converted to a RN FAA type- so not sure if it's an Avenger or a Tarpon...

 

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Very nice! May I ask which kit you used?

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10 hours ago, SAT69 said:

Very nice! May I ask which kit you used?

It was an Accurate Miniatures kit.  I did a bit of modification to get the Observer's station fitted and found some bubble windows for the fuselage. 

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Potato, potata, Tarpon, Avenger...by any name a well-built and finished Turkey is a joy to behold! Nice choice of scheme, too!

Mike

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It's both. The Admiralty eventually adopted Avenger because Tarpon was such a rubbish name... Same with the Martlet/Wildcat.

 

Nice model!

 

 

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8 minutes ago, IanC said:

It's both. The Admiralty eventually adopted Avenger because Tarpon was such a rubbish name... Same with the Martlet/Wildcat.

 

Nice model!

 

 

Royal Navy, if they were naming aircraft and were not adding the suffix ‘Sea’, seemed to have named fighters after Seabirds; Skua, Fulmar, Martlet, Gannet, etc and bombers after fish, Swordfish, Albacore, Barracuda, Tarpon.  They did away with the naming convention for US manufactured aircraft in about 1944.  

 

Just think the Corsair could have been the Blue Footed Booby...

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Very nice,..... I do like this scheme on the Avenger but have never seen it applied to a Mk.III/ TBM-3 before. 

Lovely stuff mate,

                           Tony

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