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Grumman TBM-3 Avenger
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United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 17,578 posts
ModelGeek: 1,142 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 10:51 PM UTC

Here's a look at the latest in HobbyBoss's series of 1/48 scale Avengers.

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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 06, 2005
KitMaker: 68 posts
ModelGeek: 6 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009 - 08:44 PM UTC
this kit looks nice but is not really "news" - the "new" one out is their Avenger / Tarpon in Brit / Kiwi markings.

I am still trying to work out if the new kit has the correct decals for the version they supply in the box...all suggestions welcome!


Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,116 posts
ModelGeek: 166 posts
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 10:39 AM UTC
It looks like a winner to me.
Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,389 posts
ModelGeek: 63 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 02:49 PM UTC
Nothing like digging up an old post. Only three years old. I just received the kit. The box is huge. The parts are all clean and well detailed, with no flash. The engine in particular is very impressive. The instructions are also clearer and easier to follow, aside from the fact that the middle section is on a separate sheet. I built the AM kit and could not get the turret to go together. It was a very nice kit, but there was significantly more cleanup of parts than this kit will require. It was lost in action, when the boys played football in the house. I needed a replacement and my purchase was heavily influenced by this review.