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Italeri 1:48 Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NZ5060, RNZAF Piva, April 1944

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 […]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]