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Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

by Tom Rodgers on November 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

AM 1/48 SBD-5. VMSB-331, Marshall Islands, Spring 1944. I built this kit for a family friend whose late husband was a Marine Radio Operator/Gunner on SBD’s on Guadalcanal. She asked me one day after church how my new adventures in […]

75th Anniversary – Battle of the Coral Sea: 1/700 U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2) & 1/72 Leppla/Liska VS-2 SBD

by Michael Smith on August 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 4 Comments

I finished two models to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, which concluded with the sinking of the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2) on May 8, 1942. The ship is a 1/700 scale U.S.S. Lexington(CV-2) by Trumpeter. […]

1/700 SBD-Dauntless

by Won-hui Lee on July 4, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

1/700 Scale Trumpeter SBD-Dauntless I made ripples with AK Interactive’s Water Gel Transparent. White waves…Using Vallejo’s Foam Effect.

Hasegawa 1/48 SBD-3

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 18 Comments

It’s been so long ago that I built this kit I can only be sure that it was before Y2K. As punishment for my sins I decided that I would see if I could add enough detail to a Hasegawa […]

Douglas SBD-3, “Dauntless”, ‘Scouting Six’, USS Enterprise

‘S-1’ was a “Dauntless” assigned to Scouting Squadron Six, (VS-6) and was flown from USS Enterprise, (CV-6), by Lt. Wilmer “Earl” Gallaher. Lt. Gallaher flew this aircraft, putting the first of four 1,000 pound bombs delivered by Enterprise pilots, into […]

Monogram 1/48 Douglas Devastator TBD-1,USN, VT-8. Ens George Gay Midway June 4 1942

Ens George Gay didn’t get much sleep the night of June 3rd, knowing what he was about to do in the morning. Reports were coming in from the P-boats (PBY Catalinas) of what has transpired the previous day and during […]

1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-3 Dauntless, USS Enterprise VB-6, flown by Lt. Cmdr. Richard Best

by Louis Gardner on June 4, 2017 in Aviation -- 28 Comments

75 years ago today “Dick” Best changed history with a single 1,000 pound bomb. At that exact instant, he also changed the course of the War in favor of the United States in the Pacific Theater. It has been written […]

Dick Best – the man who sank the Akagi and won the Battle of Midway

by Tom Cleaver on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Between 1998 and 2001 when he died, I had the privilege of knowing one of the most interesting people I ever met, Dick Best, the man who sank the Akagi and changed the Battle of Midway. As you’ll find out […]

Midway Group Build – VMSB-241 SBD-2

by Tom Cleaver on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

Too busy working with the editors on the upcoming “Pacific Thunder” (out in August, you can pre-order on Amazon now) to build anything new for the group build but here’s my Trumpeter SBD-2 from VMSB-241 built a few years back, […]

Hasegawa 1/72 SBD-2 Dauntless @ Midway

by Greg Kittinger on June 3, 2017 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

What began as an OOB build turned into something a bit more complex. I had 2 SDB’s in the stash to pick from for the Midway group build, and selected the Hasegawa SDB-3. The Midway decal set I was able […]