Testors 1/72 SBD Dauntless...

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  1. LA2019

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    Finished up my Testors Dauntless. Built straight from the box. Only additions are HobbyMaster pilots a PropBlur prop. The propblurs are kind of cool...I'm diggin' them! Kit was hand painted with Model Master enamels.

    This is an old kit but was fun to build. There is no cockpit detail what-so-ever...excpet for two benches for the pilots. I had to buy a second kit just for the decals to cover the inscribed roundel on the fuselage. Kind of odd that it was inscribed in the first place. Oh well, I used my Michael's 40% coupon so these kits cost next to nothing!


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    Nicely done!
     
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    Nice work on such a basic kit.
     
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    Real nice! I love that prop, what exactly is it? Something printed on thin plastic sheet?
     
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    Nice work!

    I think it's PE Glenn.
     
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    Very nicely done. Good, clean finish. Exceptional for brush painted!
     
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    I like the prop. But think the blur engineering should be only behind the rotation. Sorry for being such a nit bastard. Really like it though!
     
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    The prop is a phto etched part. Got them from this site:

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    Very nice job. The molds for this were by Hawk and in those days the markings being etched in was the norm.
    Ed
     
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    Very, very nice. Ever since I watched the movie Midway as a kid, I've loved the Dauntless. :) Great job on the build!
     
  13. dirkpitt289

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    Sorry about that. I think I even said durring the build that I wouldn't wish that kit on anyone.... :D I have to say you did a great job with it
     
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    LA Nice work on an oldie Sir.Cheers
     
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    Nice work mate!
     
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    I was messing around taking some outdoor pictures of the Dauntless. My intention was to get some shots with the sky as the background but it proved more difficult that I thought. Got an OK shot against a dark fence but the effect is not the same.

    Anyone have any tips/suggestions/examples to get some cool shots with a sky background?


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    That is one very impressive build! It's nice to see what can be done to an older, less refined kit when you make use of skills and patience. Very well done indeed!
     
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