accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by Thomas Deimlin » Fri, 13 Dec 1996 04:00:00



A really fine kit! Honestly, no filler used. Great detail outo fo the
box, but one little boo-boo.

Two instrument panels are provided. The one called for by the
instructions was actually introduced in the TBM-3 to improve pilot
vision at night. Use the other one with cowl combing for a
TBF-1C/TBM-1C.

Wish I had noticed it before I closed the fuselage.

 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by Roger Wallsgro » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>Wish I had noticed it before I closed the fuselage.

Wish I'd read your post before doing the same on mine!

BTW, has anyone managed to fit the turret into a completed fuselage?
All my dry runs suggested it was essentially impossible, so the turret
was fitted before fixing the fuselage halves together.

But it really is the most gorgeous kit ever - and I'm not an Avenger or
USN fan!

Roger

 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by James Corle » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
Wallsgrove) writes:
>BTW, has anyone managed to fit the turret into a completed fuselage?
>All my dry runs suggested it was essentially impossible, so the turret
>was fitted before fixing the fuselage halves together.

Yeah, twice! The problem I had was getting the gun/chair to fit inside
the dome without splitting the dome! Had to file it down to nothing to
make it fit. Of course, this took the operating feature away, but its
not a toy, anyway.

Quote:
>But it really is the most gorgeous kit ever

Amen
 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by gan.. » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
(Roger Wallsgrove) writes:
>BTW, has anyone managed to fit the turret into a completed fuselage?
>All my dry runs suggested it was essentially impossible, so the turret
>was fitted before fixing the fuselage halves together.

I too want the answer to this one.  Thanks!

Bob

Fruit Heights, Utah
"I just open my mouth and the whole world gets smart."

 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by Will Riep » Tue, 17 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> (Roger Wallsgrove) writes:

> >BTW, has anyone managed to fit the turret into a completed fuselage?
> >All my dry runs suggested it was essentially impossible, so the turret
> >was fitted before fixing the fuselage halves together.

> I too want the answer to this one.  Thanks!

> Bob

> Fruit Heights, Utah
> "I just open my mouth and the whole world gets smart."

I to had some trouble with the gun fitting into the dome.I did some
filing  on both sids of the piece that hold's the gun in. No elevation  
but who is looking. The turret then snap right into the fuselage with no
problim.... And It look's good in Brit. markings!!!!!!! By far the best
kit to come down the line.....

Will. R4Q-2

 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by Mike Casull » Thu, 19 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Fits in 90 degrees just fine, per the instructions.  I made no
modifications to the kit.  I test fit it at least 6 times prior to final
assembly.

Mike

 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by Mike Casull » Fri, 20 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> Fits in 90 degrees just fine, per the instructions.  I made no
> modifications to the kit.  I test fit it at least 6 times prior to final
> assembly.

> Mike

Forgot to mention, the turret rotates beautifully once locked in place.
Also, the gun moves freely.  Excellent engineering job AM.  I plan to
give the finished kit to a pilot tonight who led the six VT-2 Avengers
off the Hornet during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.  I finished the
plane in his markings thanks to SuperScale decals.

Mike

 
 
 

accurate miniatures TBF-1C kit

Post by Richard Marm » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Mike,

I'll finally get my AM TBF in about another three weeks. Howsomever,
between your comments and a recent conversation I had with Bill Bosworth,
it sounds like we're all going to have to start doing something that
is totally alien to most modelbuilders: FIRST, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

Richard Marmo, IPMS/USA #2