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A couple Monogram “Classics” at the airport

by Gary Brantley on August 19, 2015 in Aviation -- 35 Comments

Last week’s trip to the Cameron Airport involved five models and none had been photographed out there before. Although it was really hot, I managed to get a few pics of each plane. Both of these are ancient 1/48 Monogram […]


Remembering Dick Best and the Battle of Midway, 4 June 1942

by Tom Cleaver on June 4, 2015 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the battle that changed the course of the war in the Pacific. I’d like to take this time to remember my friend, the late Richard H. “Dick” Best, the only […]

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REVELL 1/144 SBD-1 Dauntless “Yellow wing” MARINES

by P.k on April 5, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

In the seventies bought a model of DOUNTLESS and since he waited in stash. 10 years ago I decided to build it in Markings U.S.Marines yellow wing according to the instructions 1/48 ACCURATE MINIATURES SBD-1 Build years before im Decision […]


1/48th scale SBD Dauntless

by Craig Abrahamson on March 7, 2015 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

Against my better judgement, I find myself posting this less-than-stellar (and last) of my foray into the tri-color paint schemes. Aside from the [obvious] painting errors – and generic markings – it was a pretty straight forward build with few […]


1/32 SBD-4 Dauntless, No 25 Squadron RNZAF, Espiritu Santo Island, 1944

by K. J. Bricknell on December 16, 2014 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

In early 1944, No 25 Squadron RNZAF began operational training on SBD-4 aircraft at Pallikulo on Espiritu Santo Island in the New Hebrides. These SBD-4s were ex-USMC aircraft, and in quite poor condition. Operational training included practice strikes with aircraft […]


Dauntless, Done… SBD-4, 1/48, Hasegawa

by Ralph Clements on June 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

After much ado and diligent effort over the past two and and a half weeks, I am calling my SBD-4 Dauntless ‘done’….for a fairly unskilled builder like me it has been a challenge but I am pleased overall with the […]


SBD-5 Walk-Around

by Craig Abrahamson on January 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 3 Comments

These were taken in ’08 at the Deland airport here in FL. Just found ’em on an old CD I’d forgotten about. Deland was once a NAS (it now is the center for a skydiving school and has a small […]


SBD-4 Dauntless Hasegawa 1/48

by Daniel Iscold on January 13, 2014 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

The Hasegawa Dauntless model has been blamed to have a lower quality than the Dauntless series produced by Accurate Miniatures. The last one are still avaiable under the Italeri and Academy brands. With all the issues about the accuracy and […]


SDB-3 Dauntless ‘Battle of Midway’

by Rob Pollock on November 13, 2013 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

I was reading Tom’s terrific article from November 11 (here in Britain, Armistice Day, first designated to honour the dead of the Great War), and another great battle of the Pacific theatre in WW2 came to mind – Midway. It’s […]



by Mark Beckwith on November 4, 2013 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

No. 25 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force Piva Airfield, Bougainville, March – May 1944 Accurate Miniatures produce(d) some of the best models ever, I have build a few now and they are all excellent. The SBD is no exception. […]