Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Intermediate Step By Step Video Build

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TBF-1C Avenger

  • Manufacturer: Hobby Boss
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Step By Step Level: Intermediate
  • Presented By: Bobby waldron
  • Number of Episodes: On Going
  • Camera Angels: 4
  • Camera Definition: Full HD
  • PE Parts Used: no
  • painting Mask Used: no
  • Resin Parts Used: no
  • Kit Used No: 80314

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) is an American torpedo bomber developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and eventually used by several air and naval aviation services around the world.

The Avenger entered U.S. service in 1942, and first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Despite the loss of five of the six Avengers on its combat debut, it survived in service to become the most effective and widely-used torpedo bomber of World War II, sharing credit for sinking the super-battleships Yamato and Musashi (the only ships of that type sunk exclusively by American aircraft while under way) and being credited for sinking 30 submarines. Greatly modified after the war, it remained in use until the 1960s.

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Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Step By Step Video Build : Episode.1

In our First episode of the Hobbyboss TBF-1C Avenger we start tackling ejector pin marks, and build the engine using buffable natural metal paints

Special Tools: Ammo Sanding Sticks

Consumables: Squadron green putty, Mr Metal Colour: 214 and 213, Tamiya masking tape.

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Painting Dials On Instrument Display Panel : Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Ep.2

Painting instrument display panels might be a daunting task, but in episode.2 we will show you some nice tips to paint some easy and effective dials for you model.

Special Tools: Paint Brushes.

Consumables: Vallejo 71.057 & 71.001, Home brew thinners.

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Painting Resin Figures : Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Episode.3

In episode.3 we step away from the Avenger, this is so we can add some resin figure and show you how to paint them.

Special Tools: Paint Brushes, cutters.

Consumables: Please see video for list of paints used.

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Cockpit Weathering : Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Episode.4

In episode 4 of the Avenger build we start the weathering process off with the cockpit, we do chipping effects followed by using humbrol weathering washes to bring out all our nice detail.

Special Tools: Paint Brushes, sponge.

Consumables: Humbrol Wash Dust & Dark Grey.

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Cockpit Pigments & Canopy Masking : Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Episode.5

We start of with pigmenting the cockpit to represent dirt build up on the cockpit floor, with this build we need to get started with masking the canopy as this build fits together more differently than normal.

Special Tools: Paint Brushes, Blade.

Consumables: Ammo pigment 3007 & pigment fixer 3000 / Tamiya masking tape & cement.

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Filling & Sanding : Building The HobbyBoss TBF-1C Avenger 1/48 Scale : Episode.6

With episode six we begin some filling and sanding, starting with our first round of filling with green putty, we will go over the problems with shrinking filler, and how to tackle this problem as well as showing you some sanding techniques.

Special Tools: Sanding Sticks.

Consumables: Squadron Products green putty & Mr.Surfacer 1200

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