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SB2C-4 Helldiver Rebuild

April 24, 2014 in Aviation

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12 responses to SB2C-4 Helldiver Rebuild

  1. Fantastic work…..I love it!

    • Thank you Craig…….I’m pretty happy with it too. Started out as an out of the box. Guess I can’t do that anymore.
      Anyway, stay tuned. Visit my site for a much more detailed rundown of the build.


  2. Really nice work, I would love to see how you tackle the pilots wind screen.

    • Hi Paul………Glad you enjoyed the pics I posted here. Have lots more, but didn’t want to bog down these pages. I have a full rundown in my site and hope you go enjoy a journey through this and other albums. It’s a fun trip.


  3. It’s looking great, can’t wait for more pics!

  4. Welcome onboard at iModeler. Fantastic detaling work. Personaly, I’m particularly impressed by the way that you replaced the landing gear door while retaining its inner structure. How was it done?

    • Hi Martin………I use this trick a lot. I simply attach masking tape on the side I’m going to have my fingers on, and wet sand in a figure eight until I remove that which I wish to replace. Go slow……use 320 wet and dry and the results should prove worth the effort.
      Look at photos 150, 151 and 159 in the Panzer IV album and you can see a good show of how it’s done.
      Thanks for the compliments.
      All the best

  5. Your work and attention to detail is very impressive, Ben, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished model. Which kit and what scale is it?

    • Hi George……….It’s the Academy kit and the scale is 72. I’m glad you like it. I’ve got to strip the clear parts with Easy Off and try again. old tape, ruined first attempt.
      Will be back on the model in the first weekend of May. Hope you follow along.

      All the best

  6. Ben,
    Welcome to this site and your attention to detail and craftsmanship is outstanding.

    • Thank you Frank. It’s going to be a gift and now, with the knowledge of the aircraft and experience under my hand, I’m going to tackle the Monogram 48 scale one for me, but not until later this year. Lots to finish up in the meantime. Stay tuned. Hope you continue to enjoy

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