1/72 Academy SB2C-3 Helldiver, VB-20, CV-6 USS Enterprise, Oct 1944

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  1. wingnutz

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    #1 wingnutz, Jul 11, 2009
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    Looks like a good build....... Will this be an OOB or are your going to "improve" it ??

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    i might sir...a bit...props...gunner housing...maybe...
     
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    Ok get to it then!:D
     
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    Should be good.
     
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    aye sirs...

    doing the zinc chromate painting now...mellow yellow...

    will post WIP photos progressively...
     
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    hey folks,

    did the painting for the internals, which is just amazing for this kit, good enough for me to consider doing an open cockpit finish...

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    Very nice. The detail is as good as on a 1/48th scale kit - definitely deserves to have the canopies open.
     
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    aye sir...

    contemplating on doing that rear gunner housing fold...

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    Great work so far :)
     
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    With Alex!
     
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    Nice so far.....
     
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    Excellent start! 8)
     
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    anything to make this build interesting folks...

    finally decided to cut out the rear cockpit panels to show a collapsed option, styrene sheets will be used to replace the panels as the original panels are a tad thick...

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    Now that looks like fun!:D
     
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    test-fitted the rear canopy collapsible panels, made from styrene sheets...

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    That is really an excellent touch, nice!
     
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    Nice work, it's going to look great when fitted and painted!
     
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    thanks guys...

    will be spraying over the yellow interiors next with gunze H58 interior green to dull it down, before i marry the fuselage halves together...
     
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    Looking excellent :D
     
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