TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Matt Baco » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 03:12:51



Small son picked up a built-up Avenger at Telford for 1 ("give a model a
new home," for charity.... GREAT idea). It's 1/48 scale, with raised lines
and lots of rivets, but it LOOKS the part. It's certainly not an AM one, but
seems pretty well done. Measuring it, it looks like it might be closer to
1/50 scale. I can't find anything online about anything other than the AM
kit. Anyone know who made it? Looks as if it could possibly be classic
Revell...

Bestest,
M.

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Ron » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 03:35:05


Probably the old Monogram.
Quote:

> Small son picked up a built-up Avenger at Telford for 1 ("give a model a
> new home," for charity.... GREAT idea). It's 1/48 scale, with raised lines
> and lots of rivets, but it LOOKS the part. It's certainly not an AM one, but
> seems pretty well done. Measuring it, it looks like it might be closer to
> 1/50 scale. I can't find anything online about anything other than the AM
> kit. Anyone know who made it? Looks as if it could possibly be classic
> Revell...

> Bestest,
> M.


 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by William H. Shue » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 04:58:59


Quote:

> Small son picked up a built-up Avenger at Telford for 1 ("give a model a
> new home," for charity.... GREAT idea). It's 1/48 scale, with raised lines
> and lots of rivets, but it LOOKS the part. It's certainly not an AM one, but
> seems pretty well done. Measuring it, it looks like it might be closer to
> 1/50 scale. I can't find anything online about anything other than the AM
> kit. Anyone know who made it? Looks as if it could possibly be classic
> Revell...

> Bestest,
> M.

Several options:  Old Monogram, although I think theirs was true 1/48.
There was also a kit by, I believe Fujima, and a very old one by
Lindberg.

                                                        Bill Shuey

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Keep » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 22:33:37


Quote:
>Several options:  Old Monogram, although I think theirs was true 1/48.
>There was also a kit by, I believe Fujima, and a very old one by
>Lindberg.

>                                                    Bill Shuey

If it's the Lindberg it will have movable aelirons and a wing radome. The
Monogram kit has a .30 caliber in the cowl making it a dash 1 where the AM kit
is a -1C with .50's in the wings. Not Fujimi but Nichimo made an illegal copy
of the Monogram mold and did so with other Mono kits (Me-109, Dauntless, P-38,
etc.) I guess that's how it's done; copy someone else's work and then strike
out on your own.
hth

The Keeper (of too much crap!)

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Don McInty » Tue, 23 Nov 2004 23:23:22



<snip>

Quote:
> Several options:  Old Monogram, although I think theirs was true 1/48.
> There was also a kit by, I believe Fujima, and a very old one by
> Lindberg.

>                                                    Bill Shuey

Bill,

 I believe the Japanese-manufactured model was Nichimo's copy of the
Monogram 1/48th scale kit.

  Don McIntyre
  Clarksville, TN

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by frank m » Wed, 24 Nov 2004 00:55:02


How do you know it's not a TBF? :)
Quote:

> Small son picked up a built-up Avenger at Telford for 1 ("give a model a
> new home," for charity.... GREAT idea). It's 1/48 scale, with raised lines
> and lots of rivets, but it LOOKS the part. It's certainly not an AM one, but
> seems pretty well done. Measuring it, it looks like it might be closer to
> 1/50 scale. I can't find anything online about anything other than the AM
> kit. Anyone know who made it? Looks as if it could possibly be classic
> Revell...

> Bestest,
> M.

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Keep » Thu, 25 Nov 2004 21:09:52


Quote:
>i have the nichimo 262 kit and it is an exact copy of the
>lindberg.even has flash in the same places.

Is the parts layout on the sprues exactly the same? The Nichimo kits I've
examined have layouts differing from the original Mono ostensibly to avoid IP
suits.
tia,

The Keeper (of too much crap!)

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Mad-Modelle » Fri, 26 Nov 2004 13:58:33


Quote:

> >i have the nichimo 262 kit and it is an exact copy of the
> >lindberg.even has flash in the same places.

> Is the parts layout on the sprues exactly the same? The Nichimo kits I've
> examined have layouts differing from the original Mono ostensibly to avoid IP
> suits.
> tia,

> The Keeper (of too much crap!)

Reminds me of the Frog/Hasegawa Lightning F.6s.  Same parts, different
layout.

Bill Banaszak, MFE

 
 
 

TBM Avenger in 1/48 -- who made on that's not AM?

Post by Keep » Sun, 28 Nov 2004 00:07:00


Quote:
>Reminds me of the Frog/Hasegawa Lightning F.6s.  Same parts, different
>layout.
>Bill Banaszak, MFE

Hmm. Maybe Hasegawa copying Frog before the agreement to repackage Hasegawa
kits in Frog boxes.
Cheers,

The Keeper (of too much crap!)