The inspiration for this project was the photo of torpedoes being loaded onto Helldivers of VB-2 on the U.S.S. Hornet. The aircraft in the photo is the SB2C-1C version of the Helldiver, and since I had a Pro-Modeler SB2C-4 kit that I had bought[...]
I've been a subscriber to AirCorps Library for a few year now. I've been able to get several manuals for the CAF SB2C-5 Helldiver and a few other aircraft. They've had drawings in the past, but this is a WHOLE new chapter in their story.
A modeler wrote and ask why I brush on a "water-thin black wash?"
My answer was to show all the imperfections that are in the plastic such as unfilled panel lines, sink marks and scratches left by my metal files and rough sandpaper. I sand ou[...]
As some of you know or you will learn, I am a big SB2C Helldiver fan. A major work is in the planning stage for a Dio with several planes.
Why am I such a fan? I am a member of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) based in Dallas Texas, USA. I [...]
For several years I had a goal of building 1/48 scale models of all the Navy dive-bombers that saw action in WWII. I'd been fascinated with dive-bombing ever since I read Walter Lord's book "Incredible Victory", and saw the movie "Midway" in th[...]
Here's Academy's 1/72 Helldiver. Recently Academy re-released this kit with Cartograf decal and diver flap PE part. and the kit itself is already top notch quality.
PE part for 72th scale was first time challenge for me. and it was hard one. no[...]
I was reluctant in building this, knowing that I wouldn't be able to rig it, my manual dexterity not what it used to be. but It's been in my stash for so long. It's done up as in the overall light grey of 1941, of a craft from Scouting three. I[...]
My latest completed build. This time last of US Navy dive bomber SB2C-4 Helldiver from Revell. The kit goes together rather well the only problem I have was installing resin replacement wheel bays. I have some gaps to fill where the[...]
This one is hot off the work bench. It's number two for the year, but I started it last year. I literally just finished it less than an hour or so ago.....
I have been posting updates with the build progress here on Imodeler. I would like t[...]
Another one I never posted from a few years back. This is the Revellogram Promodeler kit from the late 90s. The decals were terrible and yellowed, so I cobbled together spares to model a USS Bunker Hill Helldiver. I painted it with enamels, [...]