1/18 French SBD-5 Dauntless, Indochina 1947
Hi guys - as I haven't really been on this site since I made a thread about my 1/32 B -17 Diorama 'An Inglorious End' a couple of years ago, here's my latest project!
Total construction time just under two years. From Merit SBD-3/4 kit with extensive modifications. New windshield, scratchbuilt flaps and actuating mechanism, scratchbuilt interior, twin 0.30 cals, engine, engine accessory compartment, bomb racks and fuselage interior. Skinned with pewter sheet. Airbrushed with Sovereign Hobbies Colour Coats enamels. All national and unit markings hand painted.
You can see the entire build thread (with numerous interior shots) here: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=53741
Hope it passes muster!
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