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JohnB

Trumpeter TBM-3 finished

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This thing makes for a sizeable model and it's one of their better kits. I didn't have any BIG problems, just the usual fiddly bit and clumsiness problems. I substituted the Black Box cockpit set which is much more detailed and crisp than the kit parts (although they aren't that bad). I also used the VERY nice Signifer wheels. Although this kit is a TBM-3 I chose to convert it to a -3E by scratching the AN/APS-4 radar pod and enclosing the underside gunner's position. I used a combination of Model Master Gloss Sea Blue and Colourcoats GSB. I used my own interior green which I mix to suit my eyes which is a mix of Testor's Field Green, Leather, and Zinc Chromate. Decals are a mix of kit decals, Techmod, and "stash". After all that I oversprayed the whole model with Alclad Semi Gloss Clear. Now I have to find room in one of my display cases for it! I hope you guys like it. :)

 

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Gorgeous, John.  That is indeed a lot of plastic!

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16 minutes ago, mikester said:

Gorgeous, John.  That is indeed a lot of plastic!

Thank you Mike. I'm glad you like it. :)

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Oh man John, she is just awesome ! Very good job my friend !..........Harv :omg:

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Lovely result John and sooo fast. Takes me a minimum 4-6 months to do anything this size. :unworthy:

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55 minutes ago, GusMac said:

Lovely result John and sooo fast. Takes me a minimum 4-6 months to do anything this size. :unworthy:

I'm glad you like it, thanks! I just have plenty of time now that I'm retired. :)

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Ok, stop bragging and start something else all ready. I'm retired and can't build nearly as fast, like an ice flow......Harv

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38 minutes ago, harv said:

Ok, stop bragging and start something else all ready. I'm retired and can't build nearly as fast, like an ice flow......Harv

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LOL Harv. Right now I'm trying to decide on my next build. Decisions decisions! :)

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John, any thoughts to finishing that P-61?  That’s one that’s on my list of things to do in the future...

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Super clean build John, I like the radar pod , makes it into an unusual looking Avenger. Bravo!

Cheers

Martin

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WOW! I see how much work you've done, and I like this model. Excellent model.

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14 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

John, any thoughts to finishing that P-61?  That’s one that’s on my list of things to do in the future...

I'll pull it off the SOD and take a look Ernie. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see. :)

Okay Ernie, I looked it over and decided to resume the build. We'll see how it goes.

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11 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Lovely model as always John. Can't wait to see what you build next.

 

Carl

Thanks Carl. Me too! LOL :D

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9 hours ago, Wingco57 said:

That was fast and beautiful too, what a looker!

Cheers

Cees

Thanks Cees. I'm pleased with it and I'm glad you like it. Thanks again! :)

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4 hours ago, Peterpools said:

John

Awesome build and a joy to follow. Aces on the finish: yours are always a gem.

Peter;)

 

Thanks Peter! It took me forever to decide on WHICH markings I was going to go with and I'm happy with the one's I decided on. :D

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55 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Super clean build John, I like the radar pod , makes it into an unusual looking Avenger. Bravo!

Cheers

Martin

Thank you Martin. Something a little bit different than just OOB. Scratching the pod was easier than I first thought. :)

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19 minutes ago, Skipper said:

WOW! I see how much work you've done, and I like this model. Excellent model.

Thanks!!!!

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John, you’re gonna KILL IT with that P-61. Much of the tedious is done. The interior looks fabulous! 

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