Hasegawa 1/48 SBD-3
It’s been so long ago that I built this kit I can only be sure that it was before Y2K. As punishment for my sins I decided that I would see if I could add enough detail to a Hasegawa SBD to match the out of the box detail of an Accurate Miniatures Dauntless.
There’s a lot of resin, photo etch, and scratch built detail but I can’t remember everything I did to it over the course of about a year. I do remember all the paint is Polly Scale and the decals are from a couple of things I had on hand.
Just a little of the detail in the cockpit. I am pretty proud of that “whiskey compass” mounted in the windscreen.
The “best” part, CDR Dick Best’s autograph, which Tom Cleaver obtained for me as a favor to some guy in Indiana that he didn’t know from Adam. Thanks again Tom.