1/48 Italeri Grumman TBM-1C

Gallery Article by Ermanno Bonafin on Nov 8 2013



This is the beautiful Grumman TBM-1C Avenger 1/48 kit, of the former Accurate Miniatures and now reboxed by Italeri.   I did however exemplary different from those proposed in the kit.

One of the CV-42 (with the number 21) aboard the USS Bogue, and became famous for having destroyed in landing three other Avengers parked on the bridge!

As always, the essential set of photo etchings, Eduard masks and Quickboost exhaust to simplify and improve the kit.


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The signs and numbers come from Aeromaster sheets. The pitot tube was modified by adding a small fin and inserted in last wing with small pin in copper.

The glazing were painted inside with Montex masks.

My best from Italy.

Ermanno Bonafin

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Photos and text by Ermanno Bonafin