Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-3 Vindicator
December 31, 2012 in Aviation
SB2U-3 of VMSB-231, flown by 2nd Lt Sumner Whitten with gunner Sgt Frank Zelnis, who survived the squadron’s attack against the Japanese fleet on 4 June 1942. The next day 2nd Lt. Robert Vaupell flew Whitten’s airplane for the attack on the Japanese cruiser “Mogami,” the last combat action of the SB2U. Model is OOB using kit decals other than the national insignia on the wings, for which the kit decals are too large, so these came from the decal stash.
This was one of the first release kits with the short-shot “creased” fuselage halves (right through the fabric!), which took a bit of effort to cover up and restore.
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