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Accurate Miniatures 1/48 conversion
Grumman Avenger AS.3

by Joe Brown

 

Grumman Avenger AS.3



Accurate Miniatures' 1/48 scale TBM-3 Avenger is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is my 1/48 scale Accurate miniatures TBM-3 Avenger, converted to a Canadian AS3 Avenger using the Belcher Bits set No BB4.

 

 

The decals are from the same set.

The fit of some of the parts in the conversion set isn't that good, but looks okay when finished. Particular attention should be paid to the cutout for the vacuform greenhouse as if you follow the instructions you cut too far down the fuselage side (I did - see pic below).

 

 

Best to slowly remove material & continually test fit.

The observer's mate's seat required a large shim behind it to make it fit, otherwise it hits the bulkhead behind the pilot & the fuselage halves won't close.

 

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Joe Brown
Page Created 04 May, 2007
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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