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Trumpeter Avenger

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Hi

Just starting out with the Trumpeter 1/32 TBM Avenger. Not much problems so far except plenty of parts to assemble. Just completed the engine with added cables n hose for now. Hopefully to find some time between work to get the cockpit done. Oh yeah it's my first 1/32 scale hehe :D

Cheers :cheers:

Kelvin

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Excellent job on the engine! I look forward to seeing the rest.

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Kelvin,

Thats and beautiful finish on the engine, very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing this big Avenger come together, keep posting.

Cheers

Doc

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I think you have already impressed us enough with just the engine. :crying: If the rest of the plane turns out that stunning were in for a real treat! :thumbsup:

MP

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Nice work :worship: its a big plane isnt it? I ´m building AM and its also big.

Keep us with the progress.

:nanner:

Héctor

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Thank you for the encouragement. :beer4: Took me quite awhile to get the engine done. Just way too many parts and am glad that's over now.

Btw do you guys have pics of the electronic bay? I'm not sure what colours are the electronic boxes. Trumpeter's instruction sheet seemed kinda off when it comes to colour indication :taunt:

:cheers:

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Thank you for the encouragement. :beer4: Took me quite awhile to get the engine done. Just way too many parts and am glad that's over now.

Btw do you guys have pics of the electronic bay? I'm not sure what colours are the electronic boxes. Trumpeter's instruction sheet seemed kinda off when it comes to colour indication :taunt:

:cheers:

Try this link maybe can help you?

http://www.accurate-miniatures.com/builds/.../avenger002.htm

:beer4:

Héctor

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More updates... just painted the cockpit. Progress has been slooow.. hopefully to finish it up over the weekend.

:rolleyes:

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Damn Kelvin thats some really neat painting of the cockpit. How did you make such a neat job of painting the electronic boxes and wiring? When I've tried freehand it looks like a spider has crawled all over the wet paint, too much caffine maybe....... :thumbsup:

I think you have weathered the tub to perfection, not too much. I tend to get a little carried away with wash and chipping and then the whole tub screams out 'LOOK AT ME I AM WEATHERED'.

Also very impressed with the detail level on this Trumpeter kit, the PACAIR raffle has a 1/32 Avenger donated by Raymond at Luckymodel. So one of you lucky people will be receiving one of these beauties.

Keep the pics coming, great work.

Doc

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AMAZING!!!!!! :P

The engine and the cockpit both look fantastic.

I humbly bow before your modelling ability sir :lol:

Look forward to the next installment B)

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Kel I love thge finish on your cockpit its beautifull :lol:

:P

Héctor

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Thanks again guys, I'm still learning. I only hope I could get it done on time. Been too busy with work and trying to juggle some time off to model. :cheers:

Dr Fester: The trumpeter kit doesn't come with the wirings so I had to add some copper wires to it. ;) That's why it looked neatly painted hehe and some masking around the electronics boxes. Again, this is a great kit!! No problems so far & plenty of details and plenty of parts to cut, clean & glue too. I don't think it'll require any aftermarket addons.

:cheers:

Kelv

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Can't wait to see it finished! I just had an Avenger in the updates of my website few days before, and I really like this kit! Your one is building up nicely, I'll follow your build! Keep up the good work! :worship:

Greetings, neu :worship:

www.carrierbuilders.net

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Not much for now, working on the turret. Did some quick dryfitting but I doubt much can be seen once it's covered which is a shame. There're some sinkholes around which has to be filled but that's just me. Can't really see it unless u're really peering inside with a light.

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Good progress Kelvin,

Does the Trumpeter kit come complete with PE belts?

Cheers

Doc

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Okay I am simply awestruck. That engine, cockpit and gun detail is amazing. That is one of the cleanest paintjobs I have ever seen. Wow!......wow! :blink: :lol:

:worship:

J.C.

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DrFester: Yup it does :P and the usual hinges for the flaps as well.

Sorry more pics... i hope I'm not over flooding this thread.

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Loads of details but can't really see once painted. Fit is very tight...but no problems.

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Cutaway :cheers:

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and last...

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Thanks :cheers:

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Updated.. slow but making some progress. Just completed the turret and dryfitting the wings.

Ez Masks is a life saver!! I would imagine spending hours just to mask the frames

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Can't see much here :thumbsup::banana:

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Thanks for looking :P

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