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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 1 year 9 months ago #31

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Removed the kit barrel of the .50 cal turret cannon and fitted the Master Model's barrel.



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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 1 year 9 months ago #32

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So much better!!
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No comparison!! NICE!
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I've also completed the washes over the interior green areas in the turret, AK's Worn Effects was sprayed over the seat which I've painted aluminium in preparation for the top coat and chipping. So once that has been finished, the HGW fabric seat harness added and cannon painted, I will start assembly..

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Cannon airbrushed with Tamiya dark iron


Gunner's seat given top coat and post highlighting followed by chipping. Quite a large chunk came off, but not worth losing sleep over. Still needs to be treated with the raw umber wash
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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 1 year 9 months ago #36

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Night and day on that gun barrel, it's like one looks like a barrel and the other is..... something. Definitely worthwhile in 1/32.

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 1 year 9 months ago #37

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Tried Vallejo matt varnish for the first time last night. Great stuff that is very forgiving if you apply too much, like I did in a couple of places and doesn't suffer from frosting. I thinned it with water. Really nice finish. I think I've found my new preferred finishing coat.

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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 1 year 9 months ago #38

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Assembly of turret cannon underway. Rubbed the cannon and tank with AK'S dark steel pigment.

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That aftermarket barrel really makes it pop-gun. Yeah couldn't help myself with that pun. :P
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Looking very good.
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Really nice work KM.
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Nice progress, that barrel make so much difference.
Looking great from here.
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Airbrushed a few small items still to be added to the interior and test fitted pilots. Tamiya pilot would need to have a section of his legs removed and reworked, but the pilot from my Haseawa P-47 fits perfectly. His body was a bit happy, so I have used dissolved putty to tidy him up. Might try and get the Tamiya figure into the turret gun position.

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Pilot test fit
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Good thing this thing comes with guns, looks armless otherwise!! ; )

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Bishop wrote: Good thing this thing comes with guns, looks armless otherwise!! ; )


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Spent most of the weekend painting a 1/1 bathroom :silly:. Did manage to do a fair bit of kit in between coats though. Almost ready to close the fuselage up on this one now. Spent an hour or two yesterday painting the engine. Lots of nice detail in there. Now I need to cut about 40 sections of micro tube to attach to the stubs of the ignition ring so I can add the wiring. Will look a lot tidier that glueing the wire onto the stubs of the kit part. Pilot is also ready for painting.

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Airbrushed all of the exhaust parts with Tamiya dark iron enamel last night. There are about 20 of those, so it took a while.

I dipped the turret in AK's Gauzy the other night. The pottle is the perfect size for dipping larger pieces. The finished result looks really nice.

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Cylinders after they received a wash, revealing the lovely detail


Most of the parts that make up the engine, painted and ready for assembly. It's a pity that most of this will be hidden away
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Nice work, the extra work is certainly paying off.
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That radial is scrubbing up very nicely indeed. While a lot of it might be buried and hence you only get a sneak peek, it still adds valuable depth to the model. It's hard to imagine making a modern radial engine aircraft kit (especially 1/32) without a full engine nowadays. It's become the norm.
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Ignition ring taken care if and holes drilled in cylinders to take the wires







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Had to add holes for the wiring on the aft bank of cylinders.


Added wiring using 0.3mm lead wire, painted and weathered the wiring, harness ring and front engine housing.


Wired up as per reference photo.


Completed engine.


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Trumpeter 1/32 TBM-3 Avenger 1 year 9 months ago #54

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:woohoo: oh wow that is a fine looking motor
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That radial will look beeeeeautiful in that nose cone.
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Rude word that engine looks good. Lovely modeling sir
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Yep, that's looking pretty blimin good :whistle: :woohoo
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Painted up the tail wheel assembly yesterday. The detail in that area is nice, but you could definitely add more details such as internal ribbing on the sidewalls if you wished.

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Engine looks real GOOD !
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Awesome!
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