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[...]
This genre is unfamiliar to me and it is very difficult for me. the manual was so difficult that it was even harder.
I saved this for last of my builds for Midway. A Marine first and foremost, Capt Fleming was fully aware of the limitations of the Vindicator, facing a far more superior force in the Japanese Navy. Faster planes, ships bristling with anti-ai[...]
One of the first SB2U-1 kits, with the godawful short-shot fuselages. I wanted to go "Yellow Wings" here but needed to take the viewer's eye away from the filling of the fuselage "canyons", so decided to do a "Chesapeake." These were the Frenc[...]