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On This Day…November 24th.

Alfred Magee Jr returns to the light carrier USS Cowpens (CVL 25) unaware that he has a catastrophic fuel leak on 24th November, 1943 during the Gilberts raids. Despite taking hits in his Hellcat and being on fire, Magee landed the aircraft safe[...]

On This Day…November 12th.

A really nice photo of a SBD-5 Dauntless flying over the USS Washington (with the USS Lexington in the beckground) heading toward the Gilbert Islands, 12 Nov 1943. In this photo, members of an RAF technical intelligence team are seen climbin[...]

Roadtrip Flyby: The Erickson Aircraft Collection

The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefigh[...]

A Day at the Museum…

Hey there fellow iModelers, Here's another "moldy-oldy" from my shelf. This little scene depicts my cousin, Doug and I, out doing one of our favorite activities, visiting the museums. This fictitious museum was built around the 1/48, Accurate [...]

1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3: Battle of Midway

I would like to present my completed 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless in the Battle of Midway configuration. The model took me approximately a month to complete working on it almost daily. The base kit is constructed very well with loads of deta[...]

WIP: 6th and Final Update: Trumpeter 1/32 SBD-3 “Midway Variant”

Well this is the 6th update for my commissioned build of this SBD. It is now completely painted, weathered, and sealed with Vallejo Matte Acrylic Varnish. Started today with the model approximately 90% complete. What remained was the attachme[...]

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

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 [...]

Update WIP 4: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant

I have conducted an extensive review of the "Faded-Red Dot" concept on the National Insignia. I thank everyone for your wonderful feedback and detailed information related to this concept. I also asked the same question on several Face Book mo[...]

Update WIP 3: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD-3 Midway Variant…need to resolve a decal issue.

OK here is my 3rd Installment of the 1/32 SBD-3 Build. I completed the primary camo paint job over the intricate, patchwork, pre-shading. (see 2nd build post: Bottom color is Vallejo Model Air USAF Light-Gray, Top Camo color is a mix of sever[...]

WIP 2nd Update: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD (Color Challenge Resolved)

OK, here is the update to the last 1/32 SBD WIP Post. Thank You everyone for all your support, suggestions, and feedback provided following my last post on this build. I took everyone's ideas to heart and tried some of them. I ran into a few [...]