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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 [...]

Work-In-Progress: 1/32 Trumpeter SBD

Here are some pictures showing some of the assembly steps I took in building this Trumpeter 1/32 SBD Midway Edition. It is currently completely assembled, or at least assembled enough to start the painting process. Most of it is built OOB exce[...]

Italeri 1:48 Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless NZ5060, RNZAF Piva, April 1944

No. 25 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force was formed at Seagrove, Auckland in July 1943 with Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers and served in the Southern Pacific based at the Piva Airstrip on Bougainville, flying missions against Japan[...]

Seats please…

Continuing with my Devastator, it became apparent that the seats were not going to cut it. They are actually ok, very good for the era, but I chose to scratch build the pilots and radio operators seats, I'm still deciding on the gunners seat. [...]

Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless

AM 1/48 SBD-5. VMSB-331, Marshall Islands, Spring 1944. I built this kit for a family friend whose late husband was a Marine Radio Operator/Gunner on SBD’s on Guadalcanal. She asked me one day after church how my new adventures in modeling were[...]

75th Anniversary – Battle of the Coral Sea: 1/700 U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2) & 1/72 Leppla/Liska VS-2 SBD

I finished two models to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, which concluded with the sinking of the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2) on May 8, 1942. The ship is a 1/700 scale U.S.S. Lexington(CV-2) by Trumpeter. The only[...]

1/700 SBD-Dauntless

1/700 Scale Trumpeter SBD-Dauntless I made ripples with AK Interactive's Water Gel Transparent. White waves...Using Vallejo's Foam Effect.

Hasegawa 1/48 SBD-3

It's been so long ago that I built this kit I can only be sure that it was before Y2K. As punishment for my sins I decided that I would see if I could add enough detail to a Hasegawa SBD to match the out of the box detail of an Accurate Miniatu[...]