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1/48 Hasegawa SBD-4 DAUNTLESS - 23 Sqn RNZAF NZ5039 5 years 6 months ago #1

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I appear to have messed up by going back to Irving and selecting New Topic? It was supposed to be a whole new topic. Sorry bout that chief.
This is Hasegawa's 1/48 SBD-4 Dauntless, largely neglected and somewhat derided because of the superb Accurate Miniatures kitset(s) but I found it better-than-adequate, enjoyed building it (aside from drilling out 256 holes in the dive brakes) and especially enjoyed harshly fading & weathering it as NZ5039 in USN Blue-Gray over Lt Gray (though opinion exists they were all delivered in early USN 3 tone scheme. If so it must have been awfully faded!). I put Yellow-Green practice bombs on her. The sectional canopy fit in open position was the biggest challenge. She's my touchstone for weathering. I've yet to do as good again though I hope to on PBY-5 Catalina currently en-route from the USA. If anyone has interchanged Ventura roundels & bars for AeroMaster on RNZAF PBY-5 please let me know which ones to get? I figure 1/32 Dauntless, Corsair or Avenger or some combo might work. I don't know how to fade decals & A/Ms are too dark. Cheers, Wally.
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Re: 1/48 Hasegawa SBD-4 DAUNTLESS - 23 Sqn RNZAF NZ5039 5 years 6 months ago #2

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Wally wrote: Loving this site; taking photos, posting them and looking at other people's builds.


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That's what it's all about Wally :woohoo:

Glad you're enjoying posting, and I enjoy looking at your builds. Do you intend to ever build some RNZAF 1/32 aircraft?

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