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Grumman TBF Avenger

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Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
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Used from:1942–1960
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Grumman
Model:TBF Avenger

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13. October, 17:11
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24. September, 16:52
Tim Mansfield completed this item
1. March, 17:01
Tim Mansfield
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1. March, 17:02
Peter Kallenbach
Hi Tim, nice job. Was wondering if you had the same problem I'm having, that with the cockpit floor installed, the instrument panel is too tall to fit. If yes, could I please ask what you did to correct this? Thanks in advance. Best regards...Peter
23. August, 18:44
Tim Mansfield
hi Peter, No I didn't have that problem. My build is described here on Britmodeller.
https://britmodeller.com/for..-tims-aew-avenger-completed/
BUT there is an overlap in the instrument panel - shown on this photo. Is that where your problem originates?
[img1]
 
24. August, 14:06
Peter Kallenbach
Tim, thanks for taking the time to reply. I've looked at your build photos and the back of my panel looks the same as yours as near as I can tell. Did you have the top set at an angle to the bottom or were they flat? Was it a tight fit when you put it all together? The other possibility is that I am not aligning the cockpit floor correctly, but I'm pretty sure that it's supposed to rest on the ridges on the inside of the fuselage halves. I have been filing the top of the panel but I'm reluctant to shave off too much more; I have also been thinning the inside of the cowling, but that hasn't accomplished much either. I can't glue the panel to the floor and then install it, nor can I install the floor and then fit the panel. If you can think of anything that I am missing here, I would very much appreciate hearing it, because quite frankly I am now officially stumped. Thanks in advance. Cheers...Peter
25. August, 04:06
Tim Mansfield
Hi Peter, I've retrieved the instructions to consult now. By ridges - you are refering to those for the wings, and not internal cockpit ribbing?
And how does the rear bulkhead align? You can see mine in this photo.
[img1]
 
25. August, 08:11
Peter Kallenbach
Tim, thanks for your patience and assistance. I think more than anything, I think I just needed to hear that the parts fit together as designed and intended from someone else. With your assurance, I just tried another dry fit and it all seems to work now. Not sure what I did differently this time compared to previous attempts, but I have if nothing else proven to myself that I don't need to do any more corrective surgery to put this kit together. I will keep you posted on my progress, if you're curious to see the final outcome. Again, my sincere appreciation for listening to my panicked ramblings. Cheers...Peter
27. August, 04:25
Tim Mansfield
No worries Peter, glad to offer confidence.
Very keen to see the final outcome. Tim
27. August, 08:22
Peter Kallenbach
Good day Tim, I have finally uploaded an album to show my progress with this beast; please feel free to have a look at your leisure. I'm hoping to start painting it over the course of the weekend, so it will still be a while before it's finished (given how long it typically takes me to finish anything). Regardless of that, I still would not have made it this far without consulting you, so again my sincere thanks for taking the time to chat with me! Cheers...Peter
19. September, 15:38
Mark DeBacker added a new project.
24. August, 03:41
Rafael Gonzales
Find me a find someone that sells the academy details for the cockpit and the guns they were guns thank you
22. August, 19:29
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1 | 8. August, 21:59
Ales VOVK added a new project.
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2. August, 18:18
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18. July, 23:24
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1:48 TBF Avenger (Lindberg 75312)
Grumman TBF-1C Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-51 White 2 (Lt. George H.W. Bush) | World War 2 - Chichi Jima September 1944 | Gloss Sea Blue, Intermediate Blue, White
 
8. July, 22:57
Robert Hessler added a new photoalbum.
1 | 28. June, 11:15
Nathan Dempsey
Nice Avenger. :)
28. June, 16:30
Neuling
Very nice Avenger!
29. June, 09:24
29. June, 17:20
Andrea Morris added a new project.
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1:48 British Fleet Air Arm Avenger Mk I (HobbyBoss 80331)1:48 TBM-3 (Eduard EX264)
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GB Military Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (1937-now)
852 NAS JZ165 | WWII US 1944 | Dark Green, Dark Sea grey, Sky
 
24. June, 15:36
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Please visit the associated album for comments, updates & pictures for this project.
24. June, 15:42
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18. June, 16:54
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16. June, 20:06
Łukasz Gliński
Great build. The only trace to track the Mach2 origin is the cockpit interior. Respect
17. June, 09:18
Roland Soderstrom owns this item
10. June, 19:27
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10. June, 19:30
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1:48 TBM-3 (Academy 12285)
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-17 307 | USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17)
 
1. June, 18:13
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23. May, 01:28
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845 NAS JZ301 | HMS Ameer 1944 | BS381C:640 BS381C:634 BS381C:210
 
23. May, 00:49
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881 Sqn. 53161/310 | HMCS Magnificent 1955 | FS36118 FS36270
 
22. May, 23:39
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3. May, 08:44
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Grumman TBM-1C Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-20/ USS Enterprise (CV-6) 43 | FS35042 FS35164 FS17875
 
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VT(N)-90/ USS Enterprise (CV-6) 66 | Bombing of Tokyo - Tokyo JP March 1945 | FS15042 FS35164 FS17038
 
29. April, 01:52
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12. April, 18:52
Carlos Cisneros
I've had this for years, but it wasn't listed here on the database
17. April, 05:04
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15. April, 14:15
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15. April, 14:00
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4. April, 12:28
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Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-84 307 | World War 2»Battle of Okinawa - USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) April 1945 | FS35042 FS35164 FS37875
 
4. April, 11:54
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1:48 TBF-1C Avenger (Accurate Miniatures 3405)1:48 TBM-1C Avenger (Eduard 48187)6+
 
31. March, 11:52
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VT-2 White 95 | USS Hornet (CV-12) August 1944
 
27. March, 18:45
Michał Karczewski added a new photoalbum.
18. May 2016, 07:10
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Igor Zdorovyak
Very good job
27. June 2017, 17:54
Christian Ristits
One extraordinary build, congrats!
27. June 2017, 18:02
Dieter Bihlmaier
Wow...this is great!
27. June 2017, 19:38
Arash Zakeri
i love it great job
27. June 2017, 21:11
Clifford Keesler
Awesome build. I too love it.
27. June 2017, 21:50
Glenn .
WOW! :)
28. June 2017, 17:38
Lego
Just spotted this. Bravo. Great result.
24. September 2019, 22:30
David Deavall
Wonderful , well done
6. February, 17:27
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25. January, 14:01
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1:48 TBM-3 (Academy 12285)
 
6. January 2017, 12:37
Brandon Edwards
Going to be starting this kit soon, any tips? I've heard there are tons of little annoyances, and, well, an ounce of prevention...
17. January, 06:00
Bart Teunis
Hi Brandon, to be honest it is been a wile that I did the build and I really loved it, indeed little things but nothing that I couldn't overcome. Will follow your build
17. January, 08:01
Brandon Edwards
Thanks, gonna be starting it up in the next month. Nice job on yours!
17. January, 22:34
Bart Teunis
Thanks Brandon let me know when you start, will get a beer and watch
18. January, 11:27
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Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
US Civil Hemet Valley Flying Service
#E74 N7833C | 1960
 
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22. November 2019, 10:45
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5. October 2019, 15:51
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1:48
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1:48 TBF Avenger (Lindberg 75312)
 
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1 | 11. June 2019, 18:50
Michael Smith added a new project.
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1:72 TBF-1 Avenger (Academy 1651)1:72 Grumman TBM-1C/3 Avenger (Bestfong 72052)
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-51 X2 (George H.W.Bush) | USS San Jacinto July 1944
 
6. June 2019, 14:12
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1:48 TBM-3 (Academy 12285)1:48 TBF-1 (Eduard FE267)
 
15. May 2019, 16:39
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A Juonolainen owns this item
21. March 2019, 23:10
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21. March 2019, 23:12
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18. February 2019, 02:11
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14. February 2019, 00:13
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18. January 2019, 21:34
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1:72 Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (Airfix 3033)
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-88 RR-129 | USS Yorktown (CV-10) 1945 | FS35042 FS35164 FS17875
 
2. January 2019, 21:00
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1:72 Grumman TBM-3W Avenger AEW (High Planes Models K072021)
 
31. December 2018, 22:25
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1:72 TBF Avenger (Airwaves AC72108)
 
31. December 2018, 22:25
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1:32 Grumman TBF-1C Avenger (Trumpeter 02233)1:32 TBF/TBM Avenger engine (Eduard 32131)1:32 Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger - PE Exterior details (Eduard 32138)5+
 
31. December 2018, 21:20
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12. December 2018, 03:38
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11. December 2018, 20:28
Andrew Winters
I need the color guide for painting the Trumpeter 1/32 kit of the TBF. If anyone has it, please do me a huge favor and send it to me. The instructions do not include this minor feature although there are numbers in the instructions, just no colors or paint manufacturers named. Thanks a lot. Funny, for more than 100 bucks list, you'd expect this to be part of the instruction sheet.
1. December 2018, 20:07
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22. November 2018, 16:15
Kent Strickland added a new project.
1:48 Grumman TBM-3D Avenger Radar Equipped (Accurate Miniatures AJ3406B)1:48 TBM-3, part 1 (Eduard 49287)1:48 TBF/TBM Avenger (Quickboost QB 48 524)3+
Grumman TBM-3D Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
506
 
24. October 2018, 09:15
Christopher Mullins added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 TBM-3 Avenger (Accurate Miniatures 3406)
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT-10/ USS Intrepid (CV-11) 102 | World War 2»Pacific War»Yahagi Sinking April 1945
 
21. September 2017, 11:00
Christopher Mullins
started working on this again, I stopped because I was having a lot of problems with the turret. I think i go tit now, but it is a bit marred from glue from before unfortunately. I had to repair the landing gear, both Mains were broken, but so far it is looking better. Took some pictures of the interior detail cause I think it looks pretty good, even though I think the green is far too bright and I should mix it to tone it down some.
18. October 2018, 11:38
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9. October 2018, 14:24
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6. October 2018, 14:57
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1:48
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1:48 TBF / TBM 1 Avenger (Italeri 2644)
Grumman TBM-1 Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
E16 | USS Mission Bay December 1943
 
24. September 2018, 19:59
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18. September 2018, 18:35
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1:72 TBM-1C/3 Avenger 'Escort Carrier Combo' (Hasegawa 01998)1:72 TBM-3 (Eduard SS252)5+
Grumman TBM-1C Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VC-76 73495/83 (Lt(jg) Rothwell) | USS Petrof Bay 1945 | FS25042 FS35164 FS37875
 
18. September 2018, 04:37
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1:48 TBM-3/TBF-1C Avenger (Accurate Miniatures 7803)1:48 TBf-1, part 1 (Eduard 49267)1:48 TBF-1 (Eduard FE267)3+
 
14. September 2018, 16:34
Olivier added a new project.
1:48 Grumman TBM-3D AVENGER (Accurate Miniatures 480121)1:48 Aircraft Carrier Deck (Eduard 8802)1:48 TBM-3 (Eduard BIG4843)1+
Grumman TBM-3D Avenger
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VT(N)-90/ USS Enterprise (CV-6) 53-56-66 | 1945
 
30. August 2018, 11:46
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10. August 2018, 16:03
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1:48 TBF-1C Avenger (HobbyBoss 80314)1:48 TBf-1 (Eduard BIG4938)1:48 Yanks with Roundels - Part 3 (Xtradecal X48-104)
 
23. July 2018, 03:13
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Kerry COX
I am SO happy for you Gareth. There will be many happy days ahead mate. And the basement.! ? Yeah, solid gold. hehehehe :)
1. August 2018, 02:33
Clifford Keesler
Cool, I am happy for you Gareth. Nice project. That is one that is on my list.
1. August 2018, 02:48
Gareth Windsor
So I found a database of aircraft side numbers and it says that JZ527 (the "Yanks in Roundals" decals i have) is actually a TBF-1C (Avenger Mk2) not a TBM as the instructions say. General Motors started supplying TBM-3's (Avenger Mk3) from JZ635. So my next bit of research....... When the aircraft arrived in the UK they were sent to Blackburn to be modified for the Fleet Air Arm. It appears that this was mostly just radios and seat straps. The Observers seat was also fitted directly behind the pilot (US Avengers have radio equipment here), but it seems that at some point this seat was removed to accommodate the increasing amount of electronics that were being developed rapidly.
I have a feeling I can ignore the extra seat as the decals are for a 1945 aircraft.

Cockpit view curticy of the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola.
navalaviationmuseum.org/nnam/virtualtour/?s=pano728
1. August 2018, 12:44
Kerry COX
WOW. ! Holy dooley. What an experience doing that. :) I am going back for more. Thanks for the link there Clifford. :)
1. August 2018, 12:53
Gareth Windsor
If you are revisiting yours Kerry here's a nice little website for Ozzies and Kiwis .

adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzavenger.htm

adf-serials.com.au/home.htm
1. August 2018, 15:01
Gareth Windsor

Credit must also go to Dana Bell. His article in the October 1997 FineScale Modeler magazine. His 3 volume set Air Force Colors contains some useful info.

"TBF-1 / TBF-1C, Avenger. Cockpit: FS 34058 Bronze Green forward from the bulkhead with the window (in front of the turret). FS 34151 Interior Green for the rear crew areas. Light Gray (Grumman Gray) inside the cowling, (FS 36440 is very close) and accessory area. The stainless steel 'Dishpan' firewall was unpainted and often quite bright. Torpedo bay: FS 34151. Remember on all of these a/c the general rule is that the wheel bays, landing gear struts, wheel centers, landing flap bays, etc. are the under surface color. On the Avenger the inside of the flap itself was the upper surface color with the inside of the flap well on the under surface of the wing being the bottom color."
1. August 2018, 16:17
Kerry COX
Thank you again Gareth. These links are fantastic. :)
Cheers mate.
1. August 2018, 21:24
Wim van der Luijt
Thanks for all the Intel, saving it all as I plan to build one too....post war strike or warner version most likely.
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15. July 2018, 15:40
Christian Ristits
Very Nice and Clean build, Like IT!
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31. May 2018, 10:36
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24. April 2018, 18:45
Jens Valkeneers
Nice een nieuwe Guppy, kan je een mooie Nederlander van maken!
25. April 2018, 09:03
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weer ne hollander :)
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24. February 2018, 21:43
Björn Svedberg
The avenger is on my list of future builds. Following along on this .
24. February 2018, 22:28
Jan Voorbij
Thank you Björn. I'm building the Hasegawa TBM-1c at the same time. It's much better then the Airfix TBM-3. There is also a TBF-1 by Academy but I do not know how its quality is.
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2. March 2017, 16:12
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Pictures?
2. March 2017, 16:41
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Not yet - only just started so at the moment it's just sprues floating about in hot bubbly water :)
2. March 2017, 16:48
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There you go, Dave - progress so far! The sprues have now made it out of the sink to the traditional toast rack on the draining board, via a rinse under the tap.
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1. October 2016, 08:16
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17. February 2016, 02:20
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I have this kit on my bench, too. Nearly done. I'll have a look on yours!
2. April 2016, 13:14
Dave Flitton
Looking good
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24. April 2016, 21:12
Kelly Wellington
I need to get the North Atlantic Fleet trio together...
24. April 2016, 21:17
Clifford Keesler
I know one is the SBD, is the other the wildcat or Catilina?
24. April 2016, 21:18
Kelly Wellington
Avenger, Dauntless, and Wildcat. I have a Catalina built, but it's in Coastal Command colors, rather than US Navy blues. Curiously, when I get around to it, my first B-17 will be in Coastal Command colors. "Minding the Gap", as it were.
24. April 2016, 21:31
Clifford Keesler
I have an Avenger and Dauntless built, guess I only need to add a wildcat. I want to do a Short Sunderland flying boat. I think it is neat and I like the Coastal Command colors.
26. April 2016, 00:10
Kelly Wellington
I assume you've seen my Coastal Command collection? I recently finished the Sunderland, but the Whitley album has group pix. Next up in that series is the Handley Page Hampden....then, I have to go back a do another Anson, as I was NOT pleased with the Airfix kit. I suspect that the Special Hobby Anson kit holds special challenges for me. Last, I think I'm going to be forced to do the biplanes from early in the conflict...Stranraer, Walrus, Vildebeest, Gladiator, Tiger Moth...struts...shiploads of struts.

26. April 2016, 01:54
Kelly Wellington
Ah...I have a new Airfix stringbag in the queue.
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10. March 2016, 00:28
Calvin Gifford
Yeah, it has been a LONG time since I built one of these! Maybe I should get an easier kit, like a F6F Hellcat - the one and only COMPLETED one I built! LOL
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15. February 2016, 01:14
Dave Flitton
Wow, you are really cleaning up this old kit
15. February 2016, 15:33
Gareth Windsor
Fantastic start Robert. Looking forward to the rest of the build.
21. February 2016, 14:59
Cristian Bordina
I have to build this kit too, you're doing a great job and I follow with great interest :)
24. February 2016, 17:28
Christian Keller
Hi Robert,
diesen Kit habe ich auch zweimal somit bin voll dabei ;)
24. February 2016, 19:52
Robert
Thanks for the reply. Its my first time scratching. So far so good. A little bit unclean, but I'm OK with the result.
The kit is old, but I've build newer kits with more problems.
24. February 2016, 20:23
26. February 2016, 12:04
Cristian Bordina
Fantastic so far :)
26. February 2016, 13:08
Miro Herold
Very good.
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there was a temporary bug, instead of seeing "added to HIS wishlist" it showed "added to HER wishlist". you can delete all our messages.
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