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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 05:18 AM UTC
Thanks to Mr. Guido Hopp we can share with you first images of the incoming Great Wall Hobby release.
The forebode kit is a float version of the well known and appreciated TBD Devastator. Of course, same as previous releases of the TBD, this model kit will also be made in 1:48 scale.

As far as my internet sources tells me, just one TBD-1A from the first production batch, serial number 0268, was fitted with floats and test flown at Newport, Rhode Island in 1939.

We can expect this model kit in our favorite hobby shops in March 1939...errr 2013.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
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It looks great, but only a single aircraft was built? I suppose we won't see a great many marking options then
DEC 13, 2012 - 10:01 AM
That's what I thought first but then I checked few websites and all of them were giving the same information. I hope it was not just "ctrl+c => crtl+v" from one site to another. I really woudn't like to mislead anybody so if I'm wrong please correct me as soon as possible.
DEC 13, 2012 - 10:19 AM
I have just checked a couple of references and it seems to be correct, but then my references have been know to be suspect on occasion ! Perfect opportunity for a "What-if" build to me. Valom have boxed a braille scale version a while back. Cheers, D
DEC 13, 2012 - 10:40 AM
All the same the TBD was a good looking floatplane! I can see folks building "what if' models.
DEC 13, 2012 - 12:29 PM
Oddball indeed! I was quite surprised, when I saw the CAD first. My thoughts too were: Lot's of What-if's come to mind. Coast Guard, spotter plane, civilian island hopper... Admittedly I am not a great What-if fan, but I can see some very inspirational work coming up. Cheers, Guido
DEC 13, 2012 - 08:02 PM
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