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1/48 SDB-1 Dauntless

Finally got this one finished after some stops and restarts since January 2021. I used the Accurate Miniatures SDB-3 kit for two reasons, one it's the one I had in my stash, and secondly most of the changes between the -1 and -3 were internal an[...]

Dauntless!

This is the 1/48 Dauntless from Academy. I chose to interpret an SBD-2 from VMSB-241, based on Midway Atoll in 1942 and, I assume, one of the planes used in the fabled attack on the Japanese fleet in June. Since it was first produced by Accura[...]

1/72nd Hawk F4U-1D

A good friend recently gifted me with an old 1/72nd Hawk F4U-1D Corsair kit. Since I had built many of them in my earlier years of modeling (the original kits came out around 1959), I figured I'd go ahead and give it a shot. The kit is basic-bas[...]

SBD-3 Dauntless – Hasegawa 1/48

Hello everyone, this is another of my old builds, completed sometime around 2007. I wanted to show the plane in the dive-bombing position, so I cut off the dive brakes and drilled out all the holes with a pin-vise. I also cut off the propeller b[...]

A Monogram classic straight out of the box

A 1970s white box release of the venerable Monogram Dauntless. Before Accurate Miniatures and Hasegawa came in the the game, this was the only 1/48 scale SBD available. It was originally released in the early 60s and as was the trend with Mono[...]

Academy SBD-5 Dauntless 1/48

Hello, Just finished this one here. It's the old Accurate Miniatures reboxed by Academy. I've been reading a lot of praising for this kit, the best Dauntless in this scale, a classic etc etc. Well, I have to say, not a bad kit, in general, but[...]

Time for some nostalgia

Monogram's venerable four star "plastikit" SBD Dauntless was originally released in 1960. It was until the Accurate Miniatures and Hasegawa SBDs the only game in town in 1/48. Over the years some very impressive models have been built using th[...]

Hasegawa SBD Dauntless 1/48

I suppose this is the right time to post my first official article here. I'd like to present one of my first built a/c since finding time to rediscover the hobby, finished early last year. This is one of Hasegawas 1/48 SBD kits, built with no[...]

1/32 SBD Dauntless ( Battle of Midway 1942)

Hello , This is my SBD DAUNTLESS from Trumpeter, I used Modelmaster enamels paints. Colors are light gray and Intermediate blue , Cockpit is painted interior green, I used Black Box resin and some aftermarket decals from Cutting edge .Also used [...]

VB-9 strikes Rabaul

On November 1, 1943, American forces landed on Cape Torokina at Bougainville. That night, the Navy fought the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, which stopped a Japanese force of heavy cruisers from disrupting the invasion and forced them to retreat[...]