DONE: SB2C-4E Helldiver, VB-84, USS Bunker Hill, White 207, April 1945 Group Build

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    #1 Catch22, Jun 17, 2009
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    Username: Catch22
    Category: 2
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: ProModeler Accurate Miniatures reboxing
    Model Type: SB2C-4 Helldiver (to be converted to -4E with radar)
    Details: USS Bunker Hill, 1945

    Here is my fourth and final entry into the PTO Group Build, the Accurate Miniatures SB2C-4 Helldiver. I will be converting it to a -4E with the radar pod on the wing, thanks to Terry's help.

    I do not have a profile of the actual plane, but I do know there was a number 207 on the Bunker Hill at the time of the Tokyo raids. The decals come with the correct style side numbers 702, so I will simply separate the numbers and put them in the right order, hence my doing 702 specifically.

    Here's a built up one of 210, and a profile of 210. I am going to assume that 207 looked basically the same. If anyone can find a picture of 207, or just -4Es in general, they would be very welcome!

    I started tonight by painting some interior green, not worth taking photos yet.

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    Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver, Pro Modeller
     

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    I love the Helldiver, looking forward to this.
     
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    According to the first Captain of USS Yorktown, the CV-10, the only good use that the "beast" was good for, was as an anchor. He quickly swapped them for SBD's....
     
  4. Catch22

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    At the beginning they were not well liked nor were they that good. But by the time the -4 rolled around the kinks had been ironed out and it was a very good aircraft. It was fast too (for a dive bomber), its cruising speed was only 2 mph slower than that of a Hellcat's! Only the Corsair was significantly faster.
     
  5. Catch22

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    I just noticed I wrote VF, when it should be VB in the title! :oops:
     
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    Very cool Cory! The Helldiver is on my to do list one day.
     
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    Great Cory, lookin forward to this man, our first Helldiver....

    I fixed up ur thread title for u...
     
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    be good to see one built, go for it Cory!:D
     
  9. Catch22

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    Thanks guys, and thanks Dan for the fix!
     
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    Interesting project Cory, fugly but nice! :lol: Looking forward to this build.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
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    Thanks Peter, and I'll agree with you there! :lol:

    It's an ugly plane, but a cool looking one.
     
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    Glad to see you've got it on the stocks Cory. BTW, it's not as ugly as that fat little stupid barrel shaped thing that Jan likes so much!!
     
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    No pics, ran out of time last night.

    However, the fuselage is together.
     
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    Cool build mate :thumbleft: also I saw this kit the other day -bloody huge

    I dono whats ugly about it -reckon it looks real sweet from some angles
     
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    Oh yeah, it is a very cool looking plane. It's big too, in between the Avenger and Corsair in size. The wingspan on it is really big compared to the fuselage too, maybe it just seems that way though because I don't have a cowling on it.
     
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    Love the Helldiver! Looking forward to this one Cory! You've been very busy this GB, fair play to ya! :thumbleft:
     
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    Thanks Keith, I have been very busy! The PTO is my favorite area, so I wanted to take advantage! :lol:
     
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    OK Cory, you've got so many models in this GB we have another task for you. The judges have decided that, in order to display the finished models in order, and to represent their relative sizes accordingly, you will need to construct a true to scale carrier flight deck, complete, in 1/48th scale. You have five weeks in which to accomplish this task. Good luck!
     
  19. Catch22

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    I'd best get started then! :lol:

    4 IS the limit, right? I didn't pass it?
     
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    Will be interesting Cory....
     
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