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Mike Wood
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1/72 Cyber Hobby SB2C3 Helldiver

September 5, 2013 · in Aviation · · 8 · 1.9K

Just finished this. The kit looked lovely in the box, especially the interior, but was plagued by poor instructions, ill fitting parts (dive brakes, open canopy). The engine cylinders are configured wrong. 2 of the canopy pieces snapped in half while removing them from the sprue. I wanted to fold the wings but the parts are too weak and the attachment points for the undercarriage are a joke (ie. virtually non existent). I am pleased with the finished model though as It actually looks quite good built, but am very glad to get it off the bench.

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  1. Mike: could you take some additional photos from a greater distance (you can crop them to get the size of the subject larger), because your current photos are taken from such a close distance that the perspective is such I really can't tell much about the model other than it's nicely painted. Thanks in advance.

  2. Very nicely done. Good job all-around (especially in the scale I tend to avoid).

  3. Mike,
    From all you have said is wrong with the kit, I think you did a fantastic job on it. I really like it.

  4. Good job, Mike. You make it sound like the Airfix kit with no rivets !

  5. Your persistence has paid off, Mike, the model looks very nicely finished, and with no background it certainly looks larger than 1/72.

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