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WIP: 5th Update for 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant

This article is part of a series:
  1. Work-In-Progress: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD
  2. WIP 2nd Update: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD (Color Challenge Resolved)
  3. Update WIP 3: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant…need to resolve a decal issue.
  4. Update WIP 4: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant
  5. WIP: 5th Update for 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant
  6. WIP: 6th and Final Update: Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 “Midway Variant”
  7. 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3: Battle of Midway

Just some updated pictures capturing the latest progress on the SBD. Most of the progress is resulting from application of Yellow-Wing Insignia decals and squadron/plane markings from the Trumpeter decal sheet. Lots of decal solution and heat was applied to help the decals settle into all the rivet and surface detail. Decals struggled a bit with complex curves on side of aircraft. Many of you suggested I paint my own insignia using masks. I think I may do that on my next build.

Other progress resulting from application of various washes using the products pictured below. You can see some before/after pictures regarding application of a full surface wash on the under surface of the wings. Plane is drying from the enamel and oil washes. Tomorrow I will apply a Matte Acrylic Varnish to finalize the finish. All other missing assemblies are painted, assembled, and ready to be attached to the aircraft.

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7 responses to WIP: 5th Update for 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant

  1. Gonna be a ‘beaut, Paul…..lotta work and it’s gonna pay off, I can tell.

  2. A real winner, Paul.

  3. I want to be like Paul Teixeira when I grow up.

  4. This is looking very good, Paul.

  5. Excellent work.

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