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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 3 weeks 3 days ago #181

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 3 weeks 3 days ago #182

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Pigments manipulated and hit with a mist of white spirit through the airbrush. Don't be fooled into buying that specialised 'pigment fixer' in the small bottles... it's just white spirits :lol:


Topsides completed, now adding detail parts such as the drains. Will dirty up with some dust pigments around the gear and add some stains around the shell ejectors tomorrow.
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 3 weeks 3 days ago #183

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Oh goodness that’s looking good.
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 3 weeks 2 days ago #184

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Just spent the last 30 minutes catching up with this. Looks awesome! :woohoo:
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 5 days ago #185

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Pretty cool, it's been great watching this come together.
Shame to see it come to an end soon but hey...... we know there will be another to follow :woohoo.
Still watching B)
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 4 days ago #186

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The end is nigh. Literally just the torpedo to weather and glue into the bomb bay, crew entry door to be fitted, pitot to be added to the wing and prop added and she's done.

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 4 days ago #187

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Wow she's turned out very nice, I like everything about it, the weathering is subtle and it all just looks right.
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 4 days ago #188

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Yep, what Gary said, that’s just awesome!!
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 3 days ago #189

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I love that subtle dusty feel to things. Sweet.
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 3 days ago #190

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Really nice job KM.
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 3 days ago #191

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Finished off the torpedo with a bit of Tamiya smoke airbrushed around the joins and glued her in.



Have just added the finishing touches and she is now sitting on the bench - finished.
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 3 days ago #192

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I've just ordered a photography backdrop, so until that arrives, this will probably be the only photo of the finished kit.

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 2 days ago #193

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Beautiful build KM. Love the dusty weathering effect on the paint work. Pukka.
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Been a l-o-n-g process, but as ever, results are very worth the time-taken.

Great build, sir !



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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 2 days ago #195

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Awesome finish B)
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 2 days ago #196

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Great looking torpedo. Outstanding stuff!
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 2 days ago #197

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Thanks guys, I'm glad you've enjoyed watching this one. I'm amazed at the length of time this build covered. Apart from a week or two where I didn't touch it, I've pretty much worked on it most days.

Would I build another? Yes... but not straight away. I'd like to build the TBF as an RNZAF bird and make up for the fact that the RNZAF never had TBMs.

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 2 days ago #198

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Congrats on finishing a stunning kit mate. Just awesome
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 2 weeks 1 day ago #199

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Gorgeous build! Look forward to seeing more pics.
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