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Chris Sakowski
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1/48 Accurate Miniatures SBD-3...

March 22, 2013 · in Aviation · · 4 · 1.8K

This is the Accruate Miniatures SBD-3 . It depicts B-16 from VB-3 USS Yorktown June 4, 1942 Battle of Midway piloted by Lt.jg Osborne Beeman Wiseman and gunner ARM3c Grant Ulysses Dawn..The kit was built straight from the box. This is the USS Yorktown Battle of Midway boxing of the kit and they made a mistake in the boxing. In order to get the twin .30cal machine guns, they put the sprue from the SBD-5 in the box. This is fine except you get the wrong cowl top piece. But, was a great business,because a quick email to them and the sent the correct part free of charge. But now they are gone...

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  1. Stunning work, Chris! Many years ago I used a resin set and scratchbuilt pieces to try to whip the old Monogram kit into Midway SBD. I'll have to post those sometime. Your build, though, is terrific.

  2. Great job Chris. That Accurate Miniatures kit is really something to build.

  3. looooove the A M kits great job love the scenerey

  4. said on May 22, 2013

    Chris .. I really like the way you "pose" the plane on what looks like a real part of a aircraft "staging" area .. makes it all that more real looking .. a VERY good build, to be proud of .. good photography of it, too ..

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