Trumpeter 1/32 US Navy SBD-5/A-24B "Dauntless"

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  1. Vaughan

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    Hi All
    Here's my next build I thought I would try and keep the momentum going so I'm not going to take a break between builds. This of course might not work but I'll give it a go.
    Here are the spru shoots not much to say here but they are up to Trumpeter's usual high standard no flash and some fantastic surface detail. As per usual Trumpeter give you a little goody box with clear parts( which are incredibly thin and very much to scale some thing other manufactures should take on board) , tyres(two types) PE parts which even include gun sights and air brakes.
    Decals are in good registration with four options and finally the colour chart four options again even an army version in olive drab. I might well opt for this version as this will be different from the norm.
    Not sure when this one will kick off, hopefully soon.
     

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    Looks like you will be busy for awhile. Looking forward to saeeing what you choose.

    Cheers,

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    Nice one! :thumbright:
     
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    We have time to enjoy your project Vaughan...:lol:
    I go for ... popcorn and soda !!

    Saludos
     
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    Good stuff Vaughan. Looking forward to seeing you tackle it. Wondering about those clear engine cowls though....
     
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    Looks like a nice kit!
     
  7. Vaughan

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    Yeah I don't know what the fascination is that Trumpeter has with clear cowlings, although HobbyBoss do the same thing I had the same issue with the IL-2 Sturmovik I built a while back.
     
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    Looking forward to this one ! Wish I had room for 1:32 scale kits ! Your Ar 196 gave me lots of help with my meager little 1:72 scale Airfix kit !
     
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    Well I've made a tentative start on the radial engine and ancillary parts. All's looking good Trumpeter doesn't disappoint with the amount of detail it's a shame that most of it will be covered up with the engine cowlings. I did a quick dry fit of the fuselage and wings to see how big she will be when finished here's the a comparison with the 109 I have just completed. The wings halves will have to be trimmed and sanded where they were connected to the sprus so they fit together properly this seems to be a common thing with Trumpeter.
     

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    Good work so far!
     
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    Great work so far. This is another build that I'll come back to check up on.
     
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    Good choice model, nice aeroplane ... I'm curious about the construction. I keep my fingers crossed. ;):thumbright:
     
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    Well I've finally made some progress with the radial engine. It's all but complete with just a few tweaks to do.The only thing that I have added is the ignition leads using lead wire still to add the secondary leads to the other side of the cylinder heads. The last shots are with my pet hate the transparent cowlings with a dry fit at the moment.
    I've made one screaming mistake I've inadvertently removed what I thought was a spru attachment on the clear cowling and turns out to be the fixing point of the swing bomb cradle. But to be fare on myself the other side was missing otherwise I might of thought twice. We live and learn, so there will be a bit of scratch building coming up.
     

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    Here's some more shots with both cowling on attached to the fuselage. This really shows how ridiculous it would look if left transparent. And of course a photo of the part that's not there anymore.
     

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    Yessir,
    a big thumbs up on another one matey
     
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