Accurate Miniatures’ 1/48 scale Vought SB2U-1 Vindicator
Here’s the Accurate Miniatures Vought SB2U-1 “Vindicator”.
I started it in 2005, and when I laid down the natural metal finish (Alclad II) to replicate the silver-colored lacquer “dope” used on the fabric, it reacted with the primer I used (Mr. Surfacer) and the whole model was covered in “pox”. Disgusted, I threw it in it’s box and thought I’d never finish it. For no good reason, I took it out again in late 2006, sanded it completely bare, and re-did the finish with a different primer (Tamiya rattle-can), and metal product (SnJ). Then I finished it all together in pre-war colors from 1939. Close enough! Enjoy…
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