Hasagawa has re-released their previously out-of-production Tamago Plane Series Egg Plane caricature of the venerable TBF/TBM Avenger, this issue sporting two sets of new markings, including the popular set for USS Mission Bay (Code E16).
The small, sturdy box contains two sprues of relatively hard, blue plastic, a clear plastic canopy packaged separately, one medium sheet of decals which are thin and in perfect register, and one instruction sheet totaling 6 pages with 2 steps, printed in black and white.
The markings in the kit cover two schemes: TBF-1C: U.S. Navy USS Mission Bay Code: E16 and TBM-1C: U.S. Navy VC-42 Code 21.
Assembly took just over 15 minutes, with most of that time involved with clipping and cleaning the 21 parts (25 if you attach the underwings rockets). This kit was meant to fun! I had no fit problems whatsoever, and quickly brought the fuselage, wings and tail together, leaving the propeller, gear, and canopy off for easier painting.