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1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« on: December 25, 2021, 02:16:06 AM »
I've put this model together over the last 2-3 months, in between projects. I finally finished the base.

The plane is a Trumpeter 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber, with PE struts and wheels. I whiffed it by adding a cowl ring.



The base is gray Depron painted white, roughed up a bit with some ruts. I found an airfield image online that I printed onto decal film and applied to the Depron.
The building is a 1/144 scale paper model shack that I scaled down to 1/350. I added some grass bits as well. The figure in the overalls is a Northstar US Navy 3D printed figure.





Trumpeter doesn't include a torpedo and the engine is just a slab - I painted the cylinders on the clear plastic and hid the details with the brass cowl ring:



It was a fun little project, the most annoying part was the clear plastic Trumpeter insists on using for these small planes.

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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2021, 02:19:02 AM »
Looks good. :smiley:
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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2021, 03:50:52 AM »
Amazing work at any scale but even more so knowing it is 1:350th scale.  Nice!  :smiley:
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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2021, 05:01:54 AM »
Thanks guys. Other than the annoying plastic, it was a pretty easy build - the PE struts (and prop) were surprisingly easy to put together and sturdy. It was all hand painted, too - Vallejo metallic acrylics and Vallejo yellow.

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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2021, 08:19:27 AM »
1/350? :icon_surprised:

Woh, that is awesome work, Frank! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2021, 09:43:54 AM »
Passes as 1/144,,, amazingly fine for 1/350.  Gads   :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:

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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2021, 10:32:50 PM »
I think it is 1/35 scale!  ;D :smiley:
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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2021, 02:39:52 AM »
It's tiny:


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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2021, 04:03:02 AM »
The original was not a small airplane, but...wow, Frank. Beautiful work.

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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2021, 05:47:57 AM »
At that size, it should at least find a spot on the shelf.

Very tidy work

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Re: 1/350 Martin T4M torpedo bomber
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2022, 10:30:34 PM »
Whoa !  So small !

Looks really good, great way of cramming lots of kits into a small space  ;)

Nice one !


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