I would like to present my completed 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless in the Battle of Midway configuration. The model took me approximately a month to complete working on it almost daily. The base kit is constructed very well with loads of deta[...]
Well this is the 6th update for my commissioned build of this SBD. It is now completely painted, weathered, and sealed with Vallejo Matte Acrylic Varnish. Started today with the model approximately 90% complete. What remained was the attachme[...]
Just some updated pictures capturing the latest progress on the SBD. Most of the progress is resulting from application of Yellow-Wing Insignia decals and squadron/plane markings from the Trumpeter decal sheet. Lots of decal solution and heat [...]
I have conducted an extensive review of the "Faded-Red Dot" concept on the National Insignia. I thank everyone for your wonderful feedback and detailed information related to this concept. I also asked the same question on several Face Book mo[...]
OK here is my 3rd Installment of the 1/32 SBD-3 Build. I completed the primary camo paint job over the intricate, patchwork, pre-shading. (see 2nd build post: http://imodeler.com/2018/06/wip-2nd-update-1-32-trumpeter-sbd-color-challenge-resolve[...]
OK, here is the update to the last 1/32 SBD WIP Post. Thank You everyone for all your support, suggestions, and feedback provided following my last post on this build. I took everyone's ideas to heart and tried some of them. I ran into a few [...]
Here are some pictures showing some of the assembly steps I took in building this Trumpeter 1/32 SBD Midway Edition. It is currently completely assembled, or at least assembled enough to start the painting process. Most of it is built OOB exce[...]
No. 25 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force was formed at Seagrove, Auckland in July 1943 with Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers and served in the Southern Pacific based at the Piva Airstrip on Bougainville, flying missions against Japan[...]
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 modeling were[...]
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. The only[...]