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1/48 Pro Modeler SB2C-4 Curtiss Helldiver VB-83, USS Essex, April 1945

by Louis Gardner on January 27, 2017 in Aviation -- 45 Comments

This one is hot off the work bench. It’s number two for the year, but I started it last year. I literally just finished it less than an hour or so ago….. I have been posting updates with the build […]

1/48 SB2C-4 Helldiver

by John Healy on June 16, 2016 in Aviation -- 35 Comments

Another one I never posted from a few years back. This is the Revellogram Promodeler kit from the late 90s. The decals were terrible and yellowed, so I cobbled together spares to model a USS Bunker Hill Helldiver. I painted […]

SB2C-4 Helldiver

by Ralph Clements on March 9, 2015 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Well this is my just finished 1/48 scale Revell Pro-Modeler SB2C-4 Helldiver, in the colors and markings of VB-84, U.S.S. Bunker Hill, 1945. I read that the Helldiver was not universally loved by those who used it, but I imagine […]

SB2C-4 Helldiver Academy 1/72 kit

by Alan Rush on June 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

It has been a while since I have posted and I have finally finished a kit to offer. My two WIP albums haven’t changed but I did finish my first aircraft kit since childhood and thought I would put it […]

Promodeller 1/48 SB2C Helldiver w/Wolfpack wingfold

by bob mack on April 28, 2014 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

promodeller 1997 vintage…the decals exploded upon impact with the water so i cobbled them from the the stash…didn’t have too many white codes so i stole them from a Korean war corsair…the wing fold went very smooth…had it done in […]

SB2C-4 Helldiver Rebuild

by Ben Jakobsen on April 24, 2014 in Aviation -- 12 Comments

11 November

by Tom Cleaver on November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

This day in history: 11 November 1944 In the summer of 1942, on his 21st birthday, Alfred Theodore Graham, Jr., a small-town newspaper reporter from Jacksonville, New York, enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After training as an aerial gunner and […]

Curtiss BF2C-1 Helldiver – Hasegawa 1/32 classic

by Tom Cleaver on September 17, 2013 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

Hasegawa’s “Golden Age” 1/32 kits – the F4B-4, P-12E, P-26A and BF2C-1 – stand the test of time. They are outline accurate with surface detail that is far more representative of the real thing than what would be the case […]

Monogram Helldiver

by Craig Abrahamson on September 16, 2013 in Aviation -- 11 Comments

The copyright on the instruction sheet read “1966”. And it showed. I opted not to attempt the operating landing gear, bomb bay or folding wings version of the assemblies. This was, shall we say, crude by today’s standards, It’s one […]

Aurora SBC-3 Helldiver

by Rick Wilkes on June 7, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Out of the box expect for the prop which was lost, raised detail removed and marking from Yellow Wings Decal sheet for the movie Dive Bomber. Purchased in 1984 finished in 2007. Rick