1/48 SBD-5 Dauntless - Heavy Hitters II GB

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  1. Andy70

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    Jumping back in on my second ever group build. Been gone a while. Work has been crazy, but I've taken a new position, and it shouldn't take up all of my free time, so I'm anxious to get back to my hobby. This has been one of my favorite aircraft ever since I watched "Midway" with Charlton Heston as a child. I'm excited to "dive in" to this kit.

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    Great choice mate! Was wondering when we'd see a Dauntless or Avenger!
     
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    boo-this-man.gif :lol:

    should be a good one!
     

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    Good choice but bad pun!
     
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    I diplomatically chose to say nothing! :)
     
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    Sorry guys. I know that was a terrible pun. The goofball in me couldn't resist, though.
     
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    what oohhhhh i get it now !!!!!!

    great choice, another type i would like to have in the stash
     
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    Nice one, and from what I've heard, read , and seen, a very nice kit too.
     
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    It is a great kit, just watch for the fit of the upper panel on the nose.
     
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    nice choise i love this plain, since they saw smallish midway battle
     
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    Got started last night and worked a bit today. Cockpit sidewall details are mostly done except a few bits like the trim wheel and flare gun. I wanted to go ahead and post some progress photos, though. The only thing I'm unhappy with is the ejector pin mark on the large pouch. I either don't have the skills or the tools to remove something like that from such a small piece, though, so it is what it is. I hope it's not visible once the fuselage halves go together.

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    Andy
     
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    Wow, nice progress!
     
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    Man that looks Nice Andy
     
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    Always thought of getting one of these a nice mean looking machine. Off to a good start as well Andy, very nice.
     
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    Very nice! I thought the pun was funny. :evil4:
     
  18. Andy70

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    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the kind words. Ran into a snag today - couldn't find part B48 (Ammo canister) anywhere, so I had to try and fab one up. I'm no scratchbuilder, but using some pieces from the spares box (including part of a '32 Ford radiator) and some styrene rod, I managed to create something that sort of resembles the part. Now to paint it up and move on with the build...

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    Thanks for looking!
    Andy
     
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    Good effort Andy!
     
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    Good on ya mate...:thumbright:
     
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