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Re: Night Avenger
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2016, 05:31:09 am »
Love it ! I've had a single seater in the half built pile for over a decade...and you make it look so easy that it's in a 1 week GB !

What is the pic of ? never seen that before either !

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Link to the picture (scroll to bottom) of the single seat attack Avenger, perhaps only one built?

http://thanlont.blogspot.com/2015/07/post-war-eastern-tbm-variants.html

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The pic I found is the same one as yours, and they mention that there was an earlier single seater, the FTBF-1, that wasn't as 'developed', but I can't find any pics of that one.
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Re: Night Avenger
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2016, 05:44:01 am »
Thanks for looking Kit, looks like these single seaters are elusive.

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Re: Night Avenger
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2016, 02:46:10 pm »
As good as she's gonna get.  Spent the last 3 nights in a hotel for work, so finished the build at the hotel with minimal supplies- and am now heading away for my daughters graduation this weekend.  Tough to tell but she has flat black undersides and dark blue upper surfaces. Stain over the insignia to subdue the markings- recall they used oiled rags over the markings.  Humidity made the painting tough. Normally would have been a re-strip and re-spray, but such is a one week build ;)

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Re: Night Avenger
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2016, 02:56:39 pm »
Looks good, i like dark aircraft! :thumbsup:

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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2016, 04:52:45 pm »
It's amazing how UN-Avenger it looks with a single seat canopy. Great work Dave.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2016, 05:40:12 pm »
Nice ! Love the way she turned out. Great stuff indeed !

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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2016, 07:09:07 pm »
I'd really like to see a full-on side profile shot of her but she looks great! :thumbsup:
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2016, 05:15:43 am »
I'd really like to see a full-on side profile shot of her but she looks great! :thumbsup:

Thanks, I will take a side shot when I get home in a few days.

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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2016, 05:24:16 am »
Nice! And congratulations for having completed it while in a difficult environment (hotel  ;) ). What did the hotel management think of you spray painting in the room?  :rolleyes:  ;D
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2016, 07:03:46 am »
That does look good. Would appear a Hellcat and Avenger met at a bar and had a good time  :rolleyes: ;D
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2016, 05:54:12 am »
Nice! And congratulations for having completed it while in a difficult environment (hotel  ;) ). What did the hotel management think of you spray painting in the room?  :rolleyes:  ;D

No worse than smoking in the room IMO.  But i'd spray in the bathroom where there should be an extractor fan.

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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2016, 02:18:14 pm »
I was actually worried about the fumes in my room, so I took my rattle cans to the back alley behind the hotel, and sprayed it on a cold, windy, misty night under the glare of the security lights! The weather did not help my spray job, but I was more worried about the police getting a call about some guy behind the hotel with a spray can- surely a graffiti artist or someone huffing paint- no just a desperate whiffier with a deadline!
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2016, 03:44:53 pm »
Removing the turret totally changes the look. It took me a bit to recognise it as an Avenger. Nice job!  :party:
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2016, 05:28:32 am »
The weather did not help my spray job, but I was more worried about the police getting a call about some guy behind the hotel with a spray can- surely a graffiti artist or someone huffing paint- no just a desperate whiffier with a deadline!

My thoughts exactly. I've no idea what "huffing" paint is but it sounds desperately illegal  :blink: :rolleyes:
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Re: Night Avenger *finished*
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2016, 05:46:26 am »
It's desperately stupid. :rolleyes:

It involves spraying paint from a can, specifically enamels/lacquer-based paints, into a plastic bag, then inhaling the vapours.
Gives the moron person doing it a chemical (& hypoxia) high & severely reduces their life span.

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