1/48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Midway from Great Wall Hobby
Mostly OOB. Got the Eduard masks for all those windows.
Tamiya surface primer.
Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics.
AK Gauzy intermediate shine enhancer and Mr Surface Clead Matt gloss. Flory wash and Tamiya weathermasters. 20g wire for torpedo cable and EZ line for antennas.
5th build after starting back and the most challenging. I believe this kit came out a year or two ago. There was a previous Wake Island version. Nice detail especially in the cockpit with lots of small parts including PE. Some not seen after all is done. Machine gun attachment very finicky. Two landing gear sets included. One for extended and one for stowed. I initially painted up the stowed versions then realized they were the wrong ones. But hey, now i have an extra set.
Instructions aren't exactly clear at several points. A few mislabled parts and some regarding the torpedo left out altogether. A few missteps along the way but in the end came out ok. Multi piece canopy didn't fit all that great. Can't use the aft pieces if want machine gun out. They add a full canopy which was helpful while painting.
Decals were ok. A little silvering around the wing and fuselage numbers.
In the end, glad I tackled this. First time using PE parts. Learned several new things and had fun along they way. Just a few oh c**p moments but worked it out.