I always saw the Vindicator as a transitional aircraft, one more suited for the peaceful Yellow Wings time frame. Like some of its contemporaries- Hurricane, for instance- the airframes fuselage and/or wings covering is part metal, part fabric. Like F4u outer wing panels.
The issue I always heard cited for the kit was the rear fuselage, on some kit issues the area of the transition between the metal front fuselage to fabric covered rear had sink marks in it, due to the interior detail sinking it in. I’ve got two, a -1, and a -3. The earlier -1 it is more pronounced than the later -3. Accurate Min made an effort to make a fix. It wasn’t all that bad, anyhow. IMHO, putty, sanding, done. Like the Monogram ME-110G.
I always thought the Marines at Midway displayed great courage to go out in aircraft that were essentially obsolescent, because it was all they had, and their country needed that.
Like the Devastator crews and everyone else in the air and on the ground and afloat.